Marti Buckely  

Group Sunbathing by Marti Buckely

February 2021 - Group Sunbathing

February 2021 - Marti Buckely


About the Image(s)

While out on a boat trip, we found this group of turtles sunbathing on the log. I did some cropping and brought out the colors a little and increased the contrast.
Taken at f9, 1/640 at 1250 ISO

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9 comments posted

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
Nice nature shot. This captures the environment in which they live as well as telling a story about how they live. You did a good job of processing and cropping. This would be a good image to accompany an article on the boat trip, the body of water or even turtles.   Posted: 02/04/2021 10:01:31

Jerry Biddlecom   Jerry Biddlecom
Very well done with the color, contrast and sharpness. The shadowy area presents the turtles to best advantage. As Mike points out, you have the whole story here: water, a big log and lots of turtles sunning themselves seeming without a care in the world. I must, however, call you out on one thing: where is the social distancing and masks?   Posted: 02/05/2021 15:20:49
Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
They were arrested after I took this picture...LOL   Posted: 02/05/2021 23:05:11

Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
Nice group of turtles. They look healthy and have good color. Most of the times we see these turtles all in a raw, but I suppose they did not have sufficient room. Interesting reflections down below. I would think that this could be a longer panel with more room on both sides.   Posted: 02/06/2021 10:51:30
Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
I kind of didn't like the branches at either end which is why I cropped tighter.   Posted: 02/06/2021 16:09:06

Peggy Reeder   Peggy Reeder
Good capture! The turtles are nice and sharp and the color is great. The image is made more interesting by the fact that they are all different sizes and "self arranged". Only improvement that I would suggest is to crop up from the bottom a little more.   Posted: 02/09/2021 13:43:42
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Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
Hi Marti! Nice group shot. I feel you have two pictures in this imaged. I took the turtles on the right side, cropped a little and this is what I came up with.   Posted: 02/14/2021 15:13:50
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Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
Nice Stuart. I left it as is for the reflection. I do like the crop as well though. Thanks.   Posted: 02/14/2021 19:48:29

Kaylyn Franks   Kaylyn Franks
Fun capture. The crop works well as it showcases the turtles and the rippled reflection. One suggestion I will offer is to create a light vignette in the corners to create focus on the turtles and ripple.   Posted: 02/15/2021 08:26:36