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Hermann's tortoise

Hermann's tortoise
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Copyright: Jan Gaisler (honza) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-20
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-28 13:01
Viewed: 11968
Points: 12
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Hermann's tortoise (Testudo hermanni boettgeri)

During our orchids trip in Albania and Greece we found also a few tortoises. This one was very little, its carapace was about 10 cm long only. I found also much bigger specimens, but they weren´t so nice :-) Tortoises are very exotic and interesting animals for me, I found it in Sardinia (7 years ago) and in Albania near Diviake now.

For more informations see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann's_Tortoise

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-03-28 13:08]

Hello Jan,
Excellent POV on this tortoise. Look very natural in this environment. Details are very good too.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Jan!
Great capture of this little tortoise! I had pleasure to observe this species several times, also in Albania and Greece :)
Very good low POV and clarity. This little one looks really cute :)
Greetings from Lodz,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-03-29 0:41]

Hello Jan
Nice capture.

Beautiful shot of this Hermann's tortoise Jan. Nice pov and dof, nice composition.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-03-29 11:07]


Agree with you Jan, tortoises are very exotin in our places. Theoretically one specie still lives in Poland, but I've never seen it in wild. Good portrait of this reptile teken from good low POV. Very good details on shell. Hard light, but you managed it well.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-04-18 23:28]

Hi Jan,
excellent capture of this rare creature. I like the pattern and very sharp image. i like the light hitting its back and giving a good reflection and imapct to the subject.
Well presented shot.


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