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Costa Rica Pond turtles



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People's Choice in Tortoise , Terrapins & Turtles Photo Challenge
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Nice capture! Congratulations!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at a pond in the outskirts of San Jose, Costa Rica. I was mainly out shooting birds that day, but as I walked past the pond these turtles were all clustered up together, and the intense carpet of the green pond scum (!) really made it pop.
Time
This particular photo was early afternoon
Lighting
Natural light on a sunny warm day
Equipment
This was shot handheld on a Canon Rebel T6i with a 55-250mm lens.
Inspiration
I was out taking photos of nature, mostly birds. But these turtles couldn't help but catch my eye!
Editing
The only processing on this photo were very basic levels adjustments in Lightroom.
In my camera bag
If I'm trying to capture wildlife, either the 55-250 or the Sigma 150-600 contemporary. I usually also throw in my 10-18 wide angle to get a different perspective with a greater sense of place.
Feedback
I think what photography in general allows me to do is slow down and focus on my surroundings. Anytime I'm taking spontaneous pictures of animals, I find it helpful to just get in that real meditative zone of being attentive, observant, and taking my time to really see my surroundings.

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