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Sea Turtle in Hawaii



Just saw him on the beach and took some creative shots.

Just saw him on the beach and took some creative shots.
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29 Comments | Report
njkerosky PRO+
 
njkerosky March 01, 2015
Spectacular Capture!!! Congrats!!!
cnsmerz PRO+
 
cnsmerz March 14, 2015
Thanks!
clareparsons
 
clareparsons April 14, 2015
awwww! magical!
Vince542 Premium
 
Vince542 April 14, 2015
Brilliant shot!!!
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 May 19, 2015
Excellent perspective...congratulations!
cnsmerz PRO+
 
cnsmerz May 19, 2015
Thank you!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 May 26, 2015
absolutely perfect...Congrats ! (:
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life May 26, 2015
LOOVE this... CONGRATS!!! :):) ❤
cnsmerz PRO+
 
cnsmerz May 26, 2015
Thank You!!
ShellyRwanda PRO+
 
ShellyRwanda June 13, 2015
Were you on the North shor of Oahu? Nice shot
cnsmerz PRO+
 
cnsmerz June 13, 2015
Scroll down on the picture for all the info. Thanks!
ShellyRwanda PRO+
 
ShellyRwanda November 25, 2015
I am guessing this is the North Shore of Oahu. One of my favorite places to shoot these beauties.
AWAAphotos
 
AWAAphotos February 03, 2016
Congratulations on you challenge win. This really is a good shot. Well done!
Nitka
 
Nitka February 03, 2016
Superb capture! Congratulations on your win!..:-) well deserving..:-)
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden February 03, 2016
Congratulations on your People's Choice Challenge win, and all the others...!
bridgetrendall
 
bridgetrendall February 04, 2016
Fantastic and well done with all the awards, very deserved
cnsmerz PRO+
 
cnsmerz February 04, 2016
Thank you everyone.
Tiff
 
Tiff February 04, 2016
Great Shot!
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith February 04, 2016
Great capture!! Stunning! Congratulations on winning People's Choice!
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock February 04, 2016
Awesome!
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 February 04, 2016
congrats on the challenge .. people choice win
cnsmerz PRO+
 
cnsmerz February 17, 2016
Thanks!
ruthjolly PRO+
 
ruthjolly February 17, 2016
Stunner! Thank you for sharing.A site I'd love to see one day.
ShellyRwanda PRO+
 
ShellyRwanda April 27, 2016
Is this on the North Shore of Oahu?
mariaelenavalenciarpo
 
mariaelenavalenciarpo May 08, 2016
awesome!!!
johnchilver
 
johnchilver June 30, 2017
Fantastic shot
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography September 05, 2017
Very nice. Great capture. Maui??
IrinaRi
 
IrinaRi March 15, 2018
Oh my god!
Audiobuff007
 
Audiobuff007 July 13, 2018
I really like the shot, there's nothing I would point at, except.. there is no rhyme or reason for the vignette over the sky or the entire frame, there's no native shadow or dark contrast, it's distracting. The turtle is beautiful, it's just the vignette is not warranted. I'd say dodge/burn the below the horizon line to center the turtle/subject, but not the obvious "dark circle" drawn around your well composed shot. This might win your next contest. Keeping it real to most extents, helps. :)

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Behind The Lens

Location
This Photo was taken at Haleiwa Ali'i Beach Park on the Island of Oahu just west of the nostalgic village of Haleiwa.
Time
According to the time stamp on the image it said 3:27pm, but that would be my time, so 11:27am Hawaii time. Which makes sense as I had to drive from the South side of the Island where I was staying in Ewa.
Lighting
It was a beautiful day, like always in Hawaii, just pure natural sun light.
Equipment
Was using my brand new Canon 7D Mark ii with the EFS 18-135mm lens it came with. Hand held just inches above the sand.
Inspiration
As I look back, I ended up taking 50 shots of this turtle from all different angles. Then I thought what about a low shot. But I didn't want to crawl in the sand. So this is actually a blind shot of just setting the camera as close to the sand as possible and snapping the shutter. It took a few shots to get one that was somewhat straight.
Editing
Yes, I did my post processing using Lightroom. Auto Tone, bumped up the clarity to +50, Vibrancy to +24, Saturation to +29. Highlights up 15, lights down 20. Sharpening 61, Luminance 40 and Vignetting -40.
In my camera bag
My Canon 7D Mark ii with the 18-135mm lens it came with. A Sigma DG 120-400mm 4.5-5.6 APO HSM and a Tripod, Gorilla pod, and a selfie stick for my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Cell Phone.
Feedback
I guess try to see things from the perspective of the subject you are shooting. I tried all sorts of things on this trip just to see how things would look.

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