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Turtle ZZZ's

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Turtle ZZZ's
This giant sea turtle was catching some zzz's on Ho'okipa Beach, Maui.
I was within 10 feet of this gentle giant and could easily have touched it.
I used my Sigma 50-500mm lens and gave the turtle it's space.

f/11 1/1600sec Sigma 50-500@167mm ISO 640
© Heather Loewenhardt
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Tiia Vissak
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/1/2007
    a wonderful capture!


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1/20/2013 12:06:20 AM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Thry are an amazing sea creature. It's facinating how bigg they get and how old they can get age wise. You did a beautiful job of capturing this sleeping gentle giant. You brought out the colors and features. Outstanding work Heather.


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1/20/2013 3:17:10 AM

 
Mary Dimitriw
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Great find Heather, amazing detail!! Love that look of blissful peace on his face. I think I'd do the same in the sun and the sand!


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1/20/2013 4:47:12 AM

 
Jack Gaskin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/2/2007
 

LUCKY YOU Only leave the water for 2 reasons to lay eggs or if they are ill .
Have seen them swimming off Palm Beach while drift fishing . They are VERY IMPRESSIVE ...GREAT CATCH...

Jack


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1/20/2013 6:29:52 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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What a find - outstanding, Heather!


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1/20/2013 6:46:21 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Super beautiful detail and light, Heather!!!


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1/20/2013 8:07:35 AM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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Fantastic find and capture Heather of this sleeping giant with great lighting and detail, love the natural surroundings and color.


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1/21/2013 6:18:58 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/30/2003
 

What a cool creature AND capture, Heather!


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1/30/2013 7:03:06 PM

 
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