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PennyGuse Premium
 
PennyGuse July 15, 2014
I love this! Great capture!!!
jeffbunn
jeffbunn July 17, 2014
Thank you - appreciate the feedback! :)
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 July 15, 2014
awesome shot ")
jeffbunn
jeffbunn July 17, 2014
Thank you Sweetpea! :)
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life July 15, 2014
bahahahha LOVE this !!!
jeffbunn
jeffbunn July 17, 2014
Thanks! :)
Etna PRO+
 
Etna August 19, 2014
nice shot
jeffbunn
jeffbunn August 22, 2014
Thanks Etna! :)
kasper PRO
 
kasper September 13, 2014
Congrats on being featured. wonderful shot.
Bannekh
 
Bannekh September 13, 2014
Nice shot
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots September 13, 2014
Great shot! Congrats on the feature.
justkim1106 PRO+
 
justkim1106 September 13, 2014
Congratulations on the awards. This is such and amazing image.
kkat PRO
 
kkat September 13, 2014
Yes, Great Capture!! Congratulations!
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Cbries September 13, 2014
Great shot! congrats!
iceman2
 
iceman2 September 13, 2014
Wonderful capture.Congrats!
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK September 13, 2014
Great shot! Congratulations on your Feature!
Bonnie_D PRO
 
Bonnie_D September 13, 2014
awesome shot, love it
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan September 13, 2014
Nice close up head shot abstract. Congrats on the feature.
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SusiStroud September 13, 2014
Awesome capture. Congrats on your Feature.
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 September 13, 2014
outstanding capture .. congratulations on your featured award
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi September 13, 2014
Ahh, so cute ! Congratulations !
Shahid_S
 
Shahid_S September 13, 2014
Awesome capture
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta September 14, 2014
Nice close-up. Congratulations on being Featured.
jeffbunn
 
jeffbunn September 14, 2014
I've tried to thank each of you individually, but just in case I missed anyone...huge thanks for the comments/feedback! Truly appreciate it!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 September 14, 2014
Congrats!! ")
mkrof72 PRO
 
mkrof72 September 16, 2014
Cool picture.
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade September 21, 2014
congrats, fantastic
jackie007
 
jackie007 September 26, 2014
Great shot
ntgreen PRO+
 
ntgreen November 17, 2014
Great shot ... love the look he seems to be giving you! Interrupting his lunch and all ;D
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi November 26, 2014
so cute, wonderful shot !
rhamm PRO
 
rhamm December 07, 2014
Great shot
tomandlindafirme
 
tomandlindafirme January 26, 2015
fantastic shot Jeff! Love your collection of images here...keep up the great work!
apurba_kr
 
apurba_kr March 10, 2015
wow!..
ankursaini
 
ankursaini April 06, 2015
lovely capture :) :)
jeffbunn
jeffbunn April 08, 2015
Thank you very much! :)
Edyta_Pelc
 
Edyta_Pelc April 13, 2015
great shot!
jeffbunn
jeffbunn April 14, 2015
Thanks Edyta! :)
Danny_martin_10
 
Danny_martin_10 August 21, 2015
A photo to put a smile on everyone's face :) Congrats.

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in my back yard. My son found a turtle and wanted me to take some photos before we released it.
Time
The photo was taken late afternoon on a somewhat overcast day.
Lighting
Lighting was easy - the overcast day (nature's whitebox) provided very even lighting with no harsh spots. For most macro shots, I'll use a ring light, but for this one I didn't even need that.
Equipment
Canon 6D with Canon 100M L Macro. Handheld, no flash.
Inspiration
I knew that this turtle, found and affectionately named Rafael by my then 3 year old son, was NOT going to be a permanent part of our happy little family. Turtles have a surprisingly pungent odor! So before we released him to find *his* family, I agreed to take photos of Rafael for my son.
Editing
In Lightroom, I did very little post-processing: minimal exposure/contrast adjustment and minor tonal adjustment to saturate the green color a bit.
In my camera bag
Canon 6D with a variety of lenses: Canon 24-104, Canon 70-200, Canon 100 macro, Rokinon 14, and Tamron 150-600. Canon 600ex flash. Ring light. Several filters, including CPs and NDs, and lots of cleaning supplies, extra memory/batteries.
Feedback
When it comes to capturing an interesting shot of any living creature: be patient, but ready. At the time I took this photo, he wasn't just sitting there eating grass. Moments before the shot, he was sitting on a small log and decided to crawl off. He slipped and did a face-plant in the grass below him and came up with the grass in his mouth and that's when I snapped the photo.

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