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Florida Soft Shell Turtle #38642
04/28/12 01:04 PM
04/28/12 01:04 PM
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Jim Garvie Offline OP
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Yesterday, as I was hiking through the Orlando Wetlands Park, I came upon a Florida Soft Shell Turtle. She was a pretty big girl at around 30 inches and about 40 lbs. and she was contemplating her walk from one side of the trail to the other. Here's a side view of the young lady.



And then a shot from directly in front of her. Love her eyes and that snoot.



BTW, these guys can be pretty aggressive and they have a pretty healthy bite as well. So, I was delighted to take these shots from about 10 feet away. My wife, Linda, asked if I was concerned about being attacked. I responded by telling her this was a turtle and not an alligator and I felt pretty sure I could out-run a turtle smile.

Jim

Last edited by jimgarvie; 04/28/12 01:58 PM.

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Re: Florida Soft Shell Turtle [Re: Jim Garvie] #38643
04/28/12 06:34 PM
04/28/12 06:34 PM
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Very nice photos


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Re: Florida Soft Shell Turtle [Re: Jim Garvie] #38644
04/28/12 10:13 PM
04/28/12 10:13 PM
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Jim, a very nice capture IMHO.


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Re: Florida Soft Shell Turtle [Re: Wacky roger] #38650
04/30/12 04:37 PM
04/30/12 04:37 PM
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Jim Garvie Offline OP
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Thanks to both Gary and Roger. Roger, you might indeed be humble but your opinion on photography is very much valued smile.

Jim


Jim Garvie
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