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Returning to the Sea



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Runner Up in Cute Baby Animals Photo Contest
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Water Photo Contest Speed SeriesTop 30 class
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The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class
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ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class
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Endangered Species Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Reptiles Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Stunning POV Photo ContestTop 20 class
Shells Photo ContestTop 20 class
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49 Comments | Report
ziggyzoo52
 
ziggyzoo52 May 11, 2017
Awesome
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iwangroot May 11, 2017
Thank you! =D
beckyreding PRO+
 
beckyreding May 20, 2017
STUNNING! REALLY, REALLY COOL
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iwangroot July 24, 2017
Thank you very much! =D
JMillenialPhotos PRO
 
JMillenialPhotos May 24, 2017
Awesome! love the faded background
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iwangroot July 24, 2017
Yes, it really worked for the Image
linabulgaria
 
linabulgaria July 28, 2017
Fantastic, bravo! :)
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iwangroot August 18, 2017
thank you very much!
Kohane
 
Kohane August 16, 2017
It's not only a great photo but also very cute.
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iwangroot August 18, 2017
thank you very much!
nikgia82
 
nikgia82 October 21, 2017
I cant believe that this picture excist.congratulations
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iwangroot November 05, 2017
Thank you very much =D, it is a composite since i didn't want to put the turtle in danger and put it out on the beach
Belochka
 
Belochka November 05, 2017
So beautiful shot! My congratulations!
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iwangroot November 05, 2017
Thank you very much =D,
Bucha14206
 
Bucha14206 November 22, 2017
Amazing!
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iwangroot November 26, 2017
Thank you! =D
LauraAnnG PRO
 
LauraAnnG November 26, 2017
Cute capture!
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iwangroot January 13, 2018
thank you very much
anyabryan
 
anyabryan December 29, 2017
Love the way you've used depth of field here! Beautiful shot :)
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iwangroot January 13, 2018
thank you very much, did you see the "behind the lens" part for this photo?
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO+
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography January 06, 2018
WOW incredible capture!!! Well done!
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iwangroot January 13, 2018
thank you very much, did you see the "behind the lens" part for this photo?
stephlissa
 
stephlissa January 26, 2018
Oh my goodness, my heart!! Love this! Good luck in the baby animals contest, I hope this image wins!
veronikasund
 
veronikasund January 27, 2018
Great Picture.
elzaanvandenberg
 
elzaanvandenberg February 06, 2018
Beauty! You touched my heart with this picture!
Corabelle
 
Corabelle February 10, 2018
Awwww
JefferyLeePhotography
 
JefferyLeePhotography February 10, 2018
Awwwww so cute!
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson February 21, 2018
What a fabulous capture. Congratulations.
lizellejeaninegutierrez
 
lizellejeaninegutierrez February 25, 2018
I love this so much ???? wow beautiful and so artistic ????
aghoward
 
aghoward March 03, 2018
Love love love
meganmcgillknight
 
meganmcgillknight March 18, 2018
Love it!
Jlifox PRO+
 
Jlifox March 29, 2018
Amazing.
jodilynnstickellvicknair
 
jodilynnstickellvicknair March 30, 2018
So very cool ??
Mike-n-Mindy
 
Mike-n-Mindy April 01, 2018
Love this shot.
susanmcfarland
 
susanmcfarland April 01, 2018
Perfect shot
julieohara
 
julieohara April 12, 2018
The colors the contrast the timing oh my! Such an amazing and beautiful photo!
lauren_s5467
 
lauren_s5467 April 14, 2018
such an amazing shot!
kinggillespie PRO+
 
kinggillespie April 15, 2018
Amazing
janvanpoortvliet PRO+
 
janvanpoortvliet April 18, 2018
New life, how cool. Great shot
Hollyv2
 
Hollyv2 April 26, 2018
Thats adorable. I love these kinds of photos, always wanted to take photos of wild animals like this
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iwangroot April 26, 2018
thanks, did you look at the BTL below the photo? because this is a composite from a sanctuary to help preserve sea turtles
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography May 16, 2018
Awesome capture. / Voted
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte June 05, 2018
Stunning
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte June 05, 2018
Stu
jasti2001
 
jasti2001 June 21, 2018
This is amazing
odessagarcia
 
odessagarcia July 14, 2018
Wow I love this
ricklan
 
ricklan August 16, 2018
This is magnificent!
reneneitjiebetts
 
reneneitjiebetts October 18, 2018
An incredible shot
dianeaschwartz
 
dianeaschwartz November 20, 2018
My favorite. baby sea turtle. Anadels
Anadels
 
Anadels December 24, 2018
Photo of the year in my opinion.
candivucelich
 
candivucelich December 27, 2018
So cute!! What a perfect shot!!💖
Hood
 
Hood February 03, 2019
Amazing capture!!!!!!
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
texaaronpueschel April 05, 2019
Great all around composition.
paulettebrown
 
paulettebrown August 19, 2019
Great shot! The subject is adorable.
skyebunn
 
skyebunn August 23, 2019
so precious!
TheOfficialYose
 
TheOfficialYose August 26, 2019
Beautiful!
TheOfficialYose
 
TheOfficialYose August 26, 2019
Beautiful!
TheOfficialYose
 
TheOfficialYose August 26, 2019
Beautiful!
joannanicholson
 
Beautiful
ghadakhalil
 
ghadakhalil Feb 27
Amazing
kbsimages PRO
 
kbsimages Apr 19
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!!

Behind The Lens

Location
Gili Meno, part of the Indonesian archipelago off of the island Lombok. There are the three islands often referred to as the Gili's, and T is the party island, Air the romantic and Meno the quiet one.
Time
In the middle of the day on a cloudy day where the light was nice and soft but abundant.
Lighting
Cloudy Weather for even tones.
Equipment
I handheld my Canon 550d, with my Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 Art.
Inspiration
I wanted to get to take some nice beach scenes, Sea Turtles and a relaxing weekend. I would have preferred photographing Komodo Dragons but didn't have the time or finances to make that trip, another time. Sea Turtles are also memory from my childhood as I grew up in a jungle village next to the tropical Atlantic ocean where i also got to see various wildlife. Among them Sea Turtles. So it was very nice to photograph something from my childhood.
Editing
Yes This photo depended on it. Because To get this photo in camera I would have to release a baby sea turtle that wasn't strong enough to fend it self in the wild. So rather than releasing it into the wild. I took a picture of the baby in the Sanctuary where it was safe, then down to the beach 10 meters away to take photos of the beach and then when I got home I blended the exposures together for my vision.
In my camera bag
The last year it has just been my canon 550d sigma art 18-35mm and surui tripod along with some yongnuo flashes, extra SD cards, rope, steal wool, and survival kit. And for my trip to Indonesia i also had a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6.
Feedback
If you are going to blend exposures make sure you get the right angles and stock images for everything you need. and dont take exposures that will be too difficult to piece together. Also blend images for a good reason, for a feeling or safety, not just for making cool images, Well that is my philosophy, you dont have to listen to my opinion.

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