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05-05-2014, 08:29 AM   #1
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Lady Of The Turtle Pond
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I was photographing Spanish pond turtles (Mauremys leprosa) in Extremadura (Spain) during sunset. The sun was already behind the hill. So I was in the shadow with only the reflection of the hill and sky in the water. I had to use ISO 1600 and very low light, handheld. The turtle was also extremely shy. Every little movement scared him away. It was a very difficult picture to make. The plan was to make a photo of the turtle with the reflections in the water. After processing the image I discovered the face of a woman in the reflections. That was a big bonus. It is not my best photo when I look at image quality (sharpness, noise etc.), but I love the image! It is as if their is a guardian lady who is protecting the pond turtles against danger.

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so simple and beautiful it awakens emotion
05-11-2014, 07:48 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by SKYoung Quote
so simple and beautiful it awakens emotion
Yeah.. I submitted it, but maybe it misses the WOW-factor. This photo needs a second look. I have photos with more WOW-factor, but I love this one.
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Nominated. Cool reflection, after my second look I see a ghost in it!

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