Monday, September 12, 2011

Painted Turtle

Hauled out of the lake this summer by a passing teenager to show my kids, then returned to the water a moment later. Can you see his red stripes?

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13 comments:

Fábio Martins said...

Lovely animal and so nice definition- Well done

Carletta said...

Nice shot!
Love his blusish shell as well as the red stripes.

Ralph said...

These are like racing stripes - on a turtle yet! Yes, these two ruby stripes stand out beautifully, as thin as they may be. Neat!

Link: http://airhead55-ralph.blogspot.com/2011/09/ruby-tuesday-treading-water.html

kaye said...

the care center my mother is staying in has a couple of these turtles living in their fountain just outside the entrance. The kids love to stop and have a peek at them. love your shot today.

Zen said...

What a cute turtle!

Cafe au lait said...

Cute turtle!

I played too. Mine are here and here.

Dianne said...

he's a beauty

hope the kids are enjoying school :)

Stephanie V said...

Very subtle shell colorings with that dramatic neck stripe.

Mel Cole said...

Aww, so cute turtle. How neat that it lives in your lake. i like its stripey colors. Hope you can visit my RT entry too.

Daryl said...

He didnt seem to mind posing ..

Dumb Mom said...

We had a whole nest of those last year! The boys love finding them and saving them from cars on the road!

Kim, USA said...

Am I seeing right? Is the turtles shell blue? ^_^

Ruby Red Tuesday

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I'm amazed at the colorfulness of this creature!

GIFTS

I’ve nothing to give but my heart and head;
No colors have I but yellow and red.

Please take what I give as tokens of peace:
And with these small gifts may your joy increase!


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