Uploaded: September 07, 2006


Yes, this is a real turtle. My daughter brought him home from school in a Dixie cup. We named him Gumby, raised him for one year, and then let him go in a nearby lake. Photo was taken through the aquarium glass, handheld, auto setting.

Category: Animals



Gail Vitikacs level-classic September 07, 2006

It is certainly one healthy little guy and it is a lovely capture Nadine! #517819

Carla Metzler September 07, 2006

Wondeful capture, Nadine! #3277748

Ray Clarke September 07, 2006

Love the reflection Nadine! Great capture!!!(R) #3277753

Michelle R. Kovach September 07, 2006

Wonderful shot Nadine! Cute little fella for sure! #3277824

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 07, 2006

Very well done Nadine! The best turtle portrait that I have seen:)! Jeff #3277835

Bill Wyatt September 07, 2006

Oh that is so sweet! I love the turtle, the details reflection and lighting is terrific, Nadine! #3277842

Jenny Bosmans September 07, 2006

Excellent capture through glass, Nadine! Gumby looks great! :) #3277852

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe September 07, 2006

Looks like you took good care of him! Cute shot and nice reflections! #3277917

Claudia Kuhn level-classic September 07, 2006

Great portrait Nadine! #3277920

Dan E. September 07, 2006

Awesome image Nadine! #3277966

Paul Michko September 07, 2006

Wonderful shor, Nadine. #3278098

Autum Rhoades September 07, 2006

Gumby is cool! Love that reflection and the way you captured him!!! #3278129

Ray Thoms September 07, 2006

Very nice capture, love the reflections #3278138

Joy Rector September 07, 2006

I love this shot #3278278

Stephen Zacker September 07, 2006

Great reflections #3278417

Ross Throndson September 07, 2006

Fabulous Shot, Nadine....Wonderful Color & Light....Beautiful Reflection!! :^) #3278517

Amy JACKSON level-classic September 07, 2006

Great capture, Nadine! Beautiful colors and reflection! #3278521

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic September 07, 2006

Gail, Carla, Ray, Michelle, Jeff, Bill, Jenny, Agnes, Claudia, Dan, Paul, Autum, Ray, Joy, Stephen, Ross, and Amy...thank you so much for your comments!

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Mary N C. Taitt September 07, 2006

Cute!!! Nice reflection and colors! Mary :-D #3278738

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 07, 2006

Nice capture. Beautiful colors. #3278779

Melissa A. Mannon September 07, 2006

great colors and reflection! #3278843

Nancy L. Green level-classic September 07, 2006

Great capture Nadine!! I hope Gumby is having a wonderful life!! Wonderful job of capturing that reflection!! <>< #3278848

mary e. sydlewski September 07, 2006

Nadine, this is amazing. I love the reflection in the water. #3278920

Tamara K. Walker level-classic September 07, 2006

I am sure grumpy will have a long happy life. Great colors. #3279142

Leonard Pierce September 07, 2006

Beautifully captured image Nadine! #3279306

September 07, 2006

Nadine, this is sooooo colorful and what a wonderful memory to have. Nice job you did!! #3279312

Denise M. Snyder September 07, 2006

Terrific capture Nadine - its hard to shoot through aquarium glass!!! wonderful clarity and color! #3279620

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic September 07, 2006

Mary, Kay, Melissa, Nancy, Mary S., Tamara, Len, Joyce, and Denise...thank you for looking and commenting!

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Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic September 07, 2006

Funny! My daughter picked one up on the way home from school yesterday in the road...he was pretty big too! We took him to the park near a pond to release him. Great picture and colors! Glad you found him! #3279923

Colleen Braun September 07, 2006

great perspective on this... #3280156

Adilson F. Ferreira September 07, 2006

Terrific capture Nadine!!!
Great colors and composition!!! #3280229

Kathy Reeves September 07, 2006

Gumby is very photogenic! I love the reflection, colors and comp! #3280354

Terry L. Ellis level-classic September 07, 2006

Wonderful colors in this terrific capture, Nadine! #3280362

Paul E. Earl September 07, 2006

A really wonderful capture! Well done! #3280372

Anita Hogue September 07, 2006

So beautifully photographed, Nadine! This is absolutely fabulous! #3280387

Karen Engelbreth September 07, 2006

Wonderful, cute shot, Nadine! #3280424

Patricia Robinson Trapp September 07, 2006

Nadine, Gumby is the most beautiful turtle I have ever seen. Your image is magnificent!! The color, detail along with the composition is outstanding! I love it!!! #3280439

Judyann Plante September 07, 2006

Great capture, Nadine! Wonderful comp, color and reflection.

Judyann ><> #3280617

Mary Timman September 07, 2006

Great idea of capture here and love the colors and reflections. #3280846

Tarun Bose September 07, 2006

Wow! Fantastic capture Nadine. Excellent colours anf clarity. Well done. #3280865

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic September 07, 2006

Shelly, Colleen, Adilson, Kathy, Terry, Paul, Anita, Karen, Patricia, Judyann, Mary, and Tarun...thank you for your awesome support!!!

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Manuel Barrera September 07, 2006

Wonderful photo and story, Nadine. Years ago I found a baby turtle and me and my sons raised him for about a year and released in the bayou by my house. #3281105

Donna Roberts September 08, 2006

The crispness of this image is outstanding Nadine - especially through glass.....WOW, great work.
Love the detail and the colours.
Very nicely done, very cute indeed.
:-) ddu

Carol Sawyer September 08, 2006

Wonderful capture of this guy Nadine!!!! #3282153

Glenn E. Urquhart September 08, 2006

Brilliant colors, Stunning image, Nadine!!! VERY Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #3282237

Laurence Saliba level-classic September 08, 2006

What a cute little guy!!! Beautiful colours Nadine!!! #3282462

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic September 08, 2006

I really appreciate your looking and giving such wonderful comments, Manuel, Douglas, Donna, Carol, Glenn, and Laurence!!!

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eileen bedford September 08, 2006

How cute Nadine, well done... #3283082

Laura Clay-Ballard September 08, 2006

really cool shot! beautiful colors! #3283097

Ken Smith level-classic September 08, 2006

Love the colors and reflection! #3283586

Candy Avera September 08, 2006

Wow, you must have kept that aquarium clean!! We've provided a foster home for many turtles and are a summer home for one pair from my girls' school. I could never get an image this clear and crisp through the glass. Gumby's reflection really adds to the composition. Great job Nadine! #3284027

Datha Y. Thompson September 08, 2006

AWESOME Nadine!! Love the colors and reflection!! :0) #3284293

Marijana Fajgl level-classic September 08, 2006

Wonderful capture Nadine! He is so cute! #3284507

Sandy Stigliano September 08, 2006

Great shot, Nadine!! #3285326

Lani J September 08, 2006

Fantastic capture, Nadine! I love the composition and reflection :o)

(PS. sorry for the long lapse, I have been on and am still on vacation! :o) #3285819

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic September 09, 2006

You've given me such wonderful comments, Eileen, Laura, Ken, Candice, Datha, Marijana, Sandy, and Lani...thank you so much!

Candice - I had just cleaned the aquarium glass that's why it was so clean...LOL!!! #3286807

Roger Bernabo September 09, 2006

Great colors and sharpness Nadine! #3287057

Paula Dwyer September 09, 2006

Excellent colors, lighting and detail!!
Love the reflection too!! Beautiful capture!! :) #3287131

Alisha L. Ekstrom September 09, 2006

Great bold colors!!!!! Way cool!!! #3288553

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic September 09, 2006

Roger, Paula, and Alisa...thank you so much!!

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Sylvia Rossler September 10, 2006

Wonderful shot Nadine !! Never would have guessed it was shot through glass !! #3289998

Kaye Burazin September 13, 2006

Love everything about this Nadine. The composition and refelections are awesome. #3306303

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic September 14, 2006

Sylvia and Kaye, thank you for your great comments!

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Judyann Plante October 26, 2006

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Nadine!

Judyann ><> #3501904

Karen Slagle October 26, 2006

Congrats Nadine... #3502112

Ray Clarke October 26, 2006

Congratulations Nadine #3502562

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna October 26, 2006

WTG, Nadine!!!!CONGRATULATIONS!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty #3502835

Glenn E. Urquhart October 26, 2006

Congrats on your award, Nadine! Very well deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #3502896

Denise M. Snyder October 26, 2006

Yeah!!!! Huge Congrats on this terrific finalist!!! #3503157

Paul E. Earl October 26, 2006

Fantastic finalist. Good luck in the next round. Congratulations!!! #3503253

Manuel Barrera October 26, 2006

Congratulations, Nadine #3503487

Pamela Shane October 26, 2006

Beautiful finalist Nadine; congratulations!! :) #3503963

Chastity Abbott October 26, 2006

Congrats to you!!!!! #3504212

Cyn Valentine level-classic October 26, 2006

Congratulations Nadine..great image! #3504384

Datha Y. Thompson October 26, 2006

Congratulations Nadine!!!! WTG!!!! :0) #3504488

October 26, 2006

Great story, especially the "Dixie cup" part. #3504567

Robert R. Goodman level-addict October 26, 2006

Congratulations Nadine!!!!! #3504656

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic October 26, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3504724

Su Sana E. P level-classic October 26, 2006

Congratulations, Nadine!! #3504777

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic October 26, 2006

Judyann, Karen, Ray, Audrey, Kitty, Glenn, Denise, Paul, Manuel, Pamela, Chastity, Cyn, Datha, Judges, Robert, and Kay, thank you soooo much! Remember, we all winners! <>< #3504794

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic October 26, 2006

Thank you to you too Susana! Your comments came through as I was sending my response. <>< #3504927

Sam Britt October 26, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Nadine! #3505054

Barbara Waldoch level-classic October 26, 2006

Congratulations Nadine, excellent work! #3506021

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 26, 2006

Nadine, congratulations on your finalist. #3506040

Husain Akhtar October 27, 2006

Nadine, warmest congratulations on being a finalist! #3506378

Carol Sawyer October 27, 2006

Congratulations Nadine!! #3506752

Melissa A. Mannon October 27, 2006

congratulations Nadine! I love the rich colors here! #3507159

Revonda L. Gentry October 27, 2006

Congratulations Nadine!! #3507477

Marijana Fajgl level-classic October 27, 2006

Congratulations Nadine on your wonderful finalist! #3507729

Bobbie Davis October 27, 2006

Congrats #3507755

Adilson F. Ferreira October 27, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Nadine!!! #3507809

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic October 27, 2006

Thank you so much, Sam, Barbara, Janine, MH, Carol, Melissa, Revonda, Marijana, Bobbie, and Adilson! <>< #3507918

October 27, 2006

Big congratulations on being a finalist. I loved this one!!!!! #3508846

Melissa G. Meiselman October 27, 2006

Congratualtions on this fantastic finalist, Nadine!!! #3509236

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 27, 2006

Congatulation on you finalist, Nadine. #3509282

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic October 27, 2006

Joyce, Melissa, and Emile...thank you for your compliments! <>< #3509580

Tarun Bose October 27, 2006

Big congrats Nadine for being a finalist. #3509619

Cliff & Patti Smith October 27, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist! #3509657

Sharon King October 27, 2006

Congrats Nadine!! #3510459

Lorraine A. Cook October 27, 2006

Congrats on this beautiful finalist, Nadine!<:)) #3512371

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic October 27, 2006

Congrtulations Nadine and good luck in the next round !!!! Beautiful image !! #3512500

Lani J October 27, 2006

YAY Nadine!! Congratulations!! Fantastic image! :o) #3512508

Z. Banu October 28, 2006

Congratulation !!!!!!!Nadine wow this image so beautiful!!!!!!!well done best wishes.... #3512718

Ray Thoms October 28, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist Nadine!!! #3512860

Nadya Johnson October 28, 2006

Fantastic capture, Nadine! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist! #3514376

Jill Odice level-classic October 28, 2006

This is sweet! Congrats Nadine! #3514598

Susie Peek-Swint October 28, 2006

Very sweet capture Nadine ~ many congrats on your finalist! #3514818

eileen bedford October 29, 2006

Congratulations Nadine

Ross Throndson October 30, 2006

Big Congratulations, Nadine...Sorry I'm so late...We've had No Power, Water or Internet over here....Anyway, Congratulations again on this Wonderful Finalist!! :^) #3522925

Abdusalam A. Al-Tuwijri November 01, 2006

wonderful image .. great Reflection #3532467

David Pratt November 04, 2006

Great shot Nadine and congrats on the finalist! #3545845

Nadia Paul November 06, 2006

What a little beauty Nadine - love the colours and reflection - congrats on your finalist! #3551184

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic November 06, 2006

Tarun, Patricia, Sharon, Lorraine, Marilyn, Lani, Zaanat, Ray, Nadya, Jill, Susie, Eileen, Ross, Abdusalam, David, and Nadia, thank you for your support! <>< #3554154

mary e. sydlewski November 06, 2006

CONGRADULATIONS!! Your a hard worker and a great photographer. You deserve this. #3554171

Pat Gamwell November 11, 2006

Wooohooo! WTG! BIG CONGRATS! #3573954

John V. Roscich level-deluxe November 11, 2006

JOHN #3575204

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe November 16, 2006

What a sweet finalist, congrats! #3594783

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic November 16, 2006

Thank you so much for looking, commenting, and congratulating, Mary, Pat, John, and Donna! <>< #3595218

Steve Downen November 16, 2006

this should have won. #3596482

Mary C. Legg November 19, 2006

great shot and love the humor in it-- flying turtles, who'd know. congrats on the Finalist Award. #3603509

Dave Sanders November 19, 2006

Outstanding photo Nadine #3603518

Ivan Chacon November 26, 2006

Wonderful shot Nadine! :) #3635064

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic November 26, 2006

Thank you so much Steve, Mary, Dave, and Ivan!!! <>< #3635079

December 06, 2006

Outstanding photo Nadine love the colour and reflections congratulations on finalist
Chris #3674501

Zenon Toczek December 13, 2006

Excellent! Looks like little baby.
Great reflection.
zenon #3697691

Inge Linden December 16, 2006

Ecellent capture beautiful colors and reflection #3708338

Vladan D. Djordjevic December 25, 2006

Beautiful! Great color, reflection! #3738503

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic December 25, 2006

Thank you so much Chris, Zenon, Inge, and Vladan!!! <>< #3739952

Valarie Paris January 04, 2007

Awesome clarity and color, Nadine! Fantastic pic of this little guy! #3780637

Cyn Valentine level-classic January 04, 2007

Big congrats Nadine!! #3780641

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic July 05, 2007

Excellent colors in this cute, well composed capture! Well done. --Lisa #4477324

Dawna M. Denette October 13, 2007


Michael Umbreit February 05, 2008

Nadine - I was taking a look at your gallery and the thumbnail of this image really caught my eye! It is such a neat capture! Bravo! - Mike #5449934

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic February 06, 2008

Thank you, Mike for looking at my gallery and for leaving such a wonderful comment! <>< #5452687

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