Turning turtle

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Comments (5)

David Brown Photogra… on May 26, 2009

Wow Bob this is nice. Peter (Pedrocut) passed me along to take a look at you'r'n and I have to say I am well impressed. Its real similar to our map or painted turtles but it has no red around its shell just those eye like dots and a similar penchant for the sunshine. I especially like the artifact its using for its sunbed! I think its a radical anti-establishment turtle.

Warmest greetings from North Carolina.

Brownhills Bob on May 27, 2009

Thanks Jethro and Peter...

I still haven't found out what species the little fellow is... apparently, he's been there for some years, and has been seen since I snapped him - that old sign is his favourite spot. I'm quite concerned for his welfare at the moment as the water in the pool where he lives is very low as some maintenance is due. I hope he'll survive - he must have been a liberated former pet, and to see him in the wild is a joy to the heart...

Thanks for your lovely comments, and greetings from Brownhills,


David Brown Photogra… on May 27, 2009

The great thing about Panoramio is that one thing can just lead to another.........

So I remember using the word terrapin when I was a kid in the UK but never used it here - hence I had to understand (coz I am like that!) more fully when it is used and found this chart on Wikepedia most interesting.

Do you think he/she could be a chicken turtle?. The dots around the shell are similar if you zoom in. This is the closest I have been able to find and anyway I like the sound of the Chasewater Chicken Turtle

All the best from over 'ere to over there.

Les Arnott on May 29, 2009

This tyre gets so much use! I took a shot exactly in the same place a couple of years ago when a moorhen built a nest on it. Les Arnott. (Norton Canes)

Brownhills Bob on May 31, 2009

Hi spikearnott Heh, I must have missed that one! Considering the smallness of the pool, the nine-foot does seem to hold a lot of assorted life... Bob

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  • Uploaded on May 10, 2009
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    by Brownhills Bob
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ7
    • Taken on 2009/05/10 14:20:15
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 49.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.900
    • ISO Speed: ISO160
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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