Terry the tortoise

Discussion in 'Photography' started by George Farmer, 1 Mar 2009.

  1. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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    This is my neighbour's pet tortoise, Terry. He's over 60 years old has been with them for over 50 years.

    Terry has recently awoken from hibernation, so their owner brought it over for Florence, my youngest daughter, to see.

    I had to get out the camera and asked if it was ok to use some flash, as wanted to try out some different off-camera techniques to enhance the great textures. Terry didn't seem bothered at all. The perfect model!

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  2. TDI-line

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    What a handsome chap. :lol:
     
  3. Simon D

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    We all love pics.

    I've seen a horese fly, I've seen dragon fly (however it goes) but I gueus I've seen about everything when i've seen a tortoise fly........, must have been a good hibernation :lol:

    More pics with the new super-duper camera please. Any close-ups of the latest setup?? No, I didn't thimk so! :(
     
  4. Thomas McMillan

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    Nice photos ;)

    I've always wanted a tortoise.
     
  5. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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    Thanks, guys.

    Hi Simon,

    Generally I like keep my latest 'scape shots under wraps until they've been published and seen by the paying public i.e. PFK readers.

    Once they've been published I will often share images on UKAPS etc.
     
  6. JamesM

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    That's such a shame mate... maybe you should do a ukaps exclusive scape soon :)

    Terry is awesome! I've always wanted a tortoise :D
     
  7. George Farmer

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    Good idea, James. Thanks.
     
  8. Simon D

    Simon D Member

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    I am a PFK subscriber, so where are the images? :lol:
     
  9. Thomas McMillan

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    In the next issue I believe ;)
     
  10. samc

    samc Member

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    iv got a tortoise the same not sure how old he is though but ino hes over 40. hes had a hard life he went missing for about a day when a last ditch attempt my dad scraped a net along the bottom of a pond and by miricle found him
     
  11. Thomas McMillan

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    he was in a pond? wow, what a legend of a tortoise!

    i actually well want one, i'm not even joking. :lol:
     
  12. samc

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    yerr he was lucky that was at my grandmas house when she had him. Think he thought he cud swim :lol: .He came out of hibernation early again, last year he came out on christmas day :D
     

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