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Found this gorgeous sunbathing on the beach during my trip to Big Island, Hawaii

Found this gorgeous sunbathing on the beach during my trip to Big Island, Hawaii
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rushewallace PRO+
 
rushewallace December 13, 2016
Wonderful photograph
alinobbs
 
alinobbs December 13, 2016
Wow, that is fantastic
thunderlake PRO+
 
thunderlake December 13, 2016
awesome and the color is fantastic
jeromelambe
 
jeromelambe December 15, 2016
Breathtaking image. One of those wish you were here images. Right light right lplace and magic
AnnekeO
 
AnnekeO December 20, 2016
Amazing!!
ac_photo
 
ac_photo December 20, 2016
absolutly cool!!!!
Kstudyperfectcatch
 
Kstudyperfectcatch May 15, 2017
Been looking at the animal photos and my eye keeps returning to this one it's just perfect!
ToryJack
 
ToryJack May 17, 2017
nice capture
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography December 18, 2017
Absolutely beautiful / Voted
St3phF
 
St3phF January 04, 2018
WOW! I love this photo! So much detail in the beautiful turtle!
CatWezel66
 
CatWezel66 January 08, 2018
Beautiful ????
Alfredo_Jose PRO
 
Alfredo_Jose April 26, 2018
Beautiful photograph!
suzyturkettgrundy
 
suzyturkettgrundy May 02, 2018
Oh my! I love this shot! Awesome photo 💜
dkoch28 PRO+
 
dkoch28 August 28, 2018
Beautiful detail

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken on the beach next to Kona on my trip to Big Island, Hawaii.
Time
My friend wanted to show me this beach because there are always lots of turtles sunbathing here right before sunset .So this image was captured around 5pm, right before sun started setting, July 2016
Lighting
I was trying to capture light illuminating all the textures and patterns on the turtle without blowing out the baxhground. So i positioned myself with sun to the right of me.
Equipment
I used Canon 5dmarkiii and Canon EF24-70mm. got down on the ground, hand held, no flash since i didn't want to disturb the turtle.
Inspiration
I really love photographing turtles. to me they look so peaceful and it brings me inner peace whenever i am on the beach and i see these gorgeous creatures.
Editing
I did do post processing Lightroom. I opened up shadows to show more detail in the picture. Used Graduated Filter to match the exposure of the sky to the rest of the picture. Increased saturation and contrast by a bit to make picture a little more vivid. I wanted this photograph to be colorful and vivid, just like i see Hawaii in my daily life, so hope my editing reflects that and will inspire people to visit Hawaii.
In my camera bag
I am mostly a landscape photographer so i always have my Canon 5dmarkiii, EF 16-35mm 2.8ii. LEE Filters, and tripod. On days when i take pictures of my son i just carry my 5dmarkiii and Sigma 50mm 1.4 ART lens.
Feedback
Turtles usually hang out on the beach towards the end of the day. I would suggest going to the beach few hours prior to sunset. That is also the best time to capture them in the most softest light possible, which creates beautiful sun kissed look without harsh shadows. They are very still majority of the time, which makes it easy for photographers who don't shoot animals to practice composition.Have a zoom lens with you, since in Hawaii you are legally not allowed to be within 10 feet of turtles.

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