Red-Eared Slider

© Sherry McClead

Red-Eared Slider

David 5/5/2010 5:50:11 PM

Great shot Sherry! Great color and detail. You probably had to shoot quickly before this one got away: ) #1265828

Sherry McClead 5/5/2010 6:53:33 PM

I was up on a boardwalk with a zoom... you cant get near these sliders if you are on their level... they are WAY tooo fast! Thanks for the comment David... I take it you have chased these guys yourself #8591752

David 5/6/2010 5:57:22 PM

I've never had the opportunity to chase one, Sherry. I actually was curious and looked them up on the internet. The best time to photograph them is in the fall/winter when they brumate (similar to hibernate). Of course you will need a waterproof camera since they spend this time underwater only occasionally rising for food or water. Too much info I know, but where else am I going to share it: ) Again, nice shot Sherry! #8593896

Sherry McClead 5/6/2010 8:01:16 PM

Thanks for the info David... they dont "brumate" long here since we really do have pretty mild winters... I see them in the creeks and lakes around here... #8594045

Marisol Pastor 6/6/2010 9:32:24 AM

Fantastic color & detail! Congrats on the EP. #8669180

Sherry McClead 6/7/2010 4:12:24 AM

Thanks Marisol... nice of you to visit my gallery today. #8670706

Laura E. Swan 8/8/2010 9:32:14 PM

What a pretty baby! I hope he survives. I saw a show once on little turtles and most of them don't make it! :( Maybe this breed does since they are so QUICK?

-Lala #8814543

Sherry McClead 8/9/2010 9:54:52 AM

Not to worry Laura... this guy lives at the Zoo... well taken care of and not so little either... #8815793

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Entered: 5/2/2010
Category: Catch-All

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 270.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40X

Uploaded on 5/2/2010 2:36:30 PM

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Camera: Nikon D40x Digital SLR Camera Editor's Pick

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