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la petite tortue



Baby Midland Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)
Location: North America
Range: Southern Quebec and southern Ontario to Tennessee, northwest Georgia, and extreme northeastern Alabama

At this time it's shell was no bigger than a U.S. quarter or about 2 cm lengthwise.
Madison, WI

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See also: [Wildlife]

Edits made in Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Adobe Lightroom II.

:star: Contest Information :star:

:trophy: Winner :trophy:
This photograph is the 1st place winner of :iconda-photographers: club Macro Contest. :clap:

:See Entries: Deadline: May 30th, 2010

This photograph is an entrant in *MichelleRamey's Macro & Close-Up Contest.
:See Entries: | Deadline: November 11th, 2010

Canon EOS 7D
60mm Macro Lens
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Image size
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Canon EOS 7D
Shutter Speed
1/13 second
Focal Length
60 mm
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Date Taken
May 14, 2010, 7:21:37 AM
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:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

I was just about to close the browsertab, my mouse was halfway through the close button, but this photo captured my attention. Especially the nice orange that contrasts with the light gray backgound absorbs my view.

My eyes now focus the little turtle and there are details over details, nice reflections, a very good depth of field. The human fingers nicely demonstrate how small this little thing really is. And it makes you think twice about if this small animal is really alive or just a little figure, because of it's perfectness.

This picture is an excellent example for depth of field usage and the rule of thirds. I love it.