I was camping a few weekends ago and spotted this False Map Turtle:
Basking in the sun, which is an activity you are likely to find these turtles engaged in on rock outcroppings at lakes here in Missouri. After a few minutes of posing for photos, he wandered off:
I was at the water’s edge with both my DSLR and point and shoot camera but reached for my point and shoot to get these photos. I used my smaller camera because I really like the macro setting on it. The other reason was that for the first photo I have my camera pretty much on the ground. Getting a photo from that angle is just easier with a smaller camera.
Once I got home, I edited these photos in Photoshop. I used a levels adjustment layer to get the color to be a bit more true to the actual coloring of the turtle. The original images were a bit overexposed despite the low ISO and fast shutter speed. The top image was also cropped a bit and both images were sharpened.
This post was written in part as a response to the theme room. My favorite room? outdoors, where there is some room to roam.
I wrote a few weeks ago that I was a bit behind on my blog and that I was hoping to catch up soon. I’m sorry to say that that hasn’t happened. I’ve been under the weather for just over a week now, so I’m even more behind than before. I’m happy to say though, that I am feeling better and am happy to publish this post after about a week off.
Thoughts on my turtle images? Do you have a favorite setting on your point and shoot camera? they seem to come with so many these days.
Cheers and good health to you!