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Keep Your Mouth Shut While Eating

For 4 days I've posted a mini-series of this Loggerhead sea turtle who lives in the Georgia Explorer section of our aquarium.  Since Donica's Animal Guide is the turtle, this series is for her.

FUN FACT #4:  "They have no teeth, but have powerful jaws to crush their food."

This ends the series of pics taken at our Georgia Aquarium here in Atlanta on March 19.

[Today I'm in Hannover, Germany.]



Keep Your Mouth Shut While Eating

For 4 days I've posted a mini-series of this Loggerhead sea turtle who lives in the Georgia Explorer section of our aquarium.  Since Donica's Animal Guide is the turtle, this series is for her.

FUN FACT #4:  "They have no teeth, but have powerful jaws to crush their food."

This ends the series of pics taken at our Georgia Aquarium here in Atlanta on March 19.

[Today I'm in Hannover, Germany.]



comments (19)

up close and personal today Ginnie, I like it but I prefer yesterdays, it seemed to be richer in color.
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Dotun. This is NOT my favorite. But it fit the Fun Fact. smile
Look at that eye! What do you suppose this turtle is thinking as he watches the people outside the glass? This is wonderful, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Good question, Kay! I was wondering the same! Thanks.
well taken
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Adebanji!
This picture makes me wish I could touch it and feel the textures of its face and skin.trace all the patterns.Its a wonderous photo!
Ginnie Hart: This is when you really can tell a turtle is in the Reptile family by all those patterns!
I bet image stabilization helped on this one. It is good to finish this series off with this crisp portrait.

Have fun in Germany. This time of the year the weather could actually be all right.
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure you're right abou the IS, Martin. Thank God for it! The main thing I dealt with here was all the water smudges on the glass that I had to clone off!

Germany and Amsterdam are both in the 50s (high) right now. But it's my kind of weather, so I'm a happy camper. smile
  • dafredo
  • the bar
  • 5 Apr 2007, 07:14
it's a funny shot, the turtle really looks like a cartoon character smile good shot GInnie
Ginnie Hart: Yes, you're right, Frederic! Thanks.
It is a well crafted animal , very detailed . Well captured.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Shakara. This is when you can tell it's a Reptile!
  • zOOm
  • 5 Apr 2007, 11:45
Hello !! smile Cute !!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'll let him know you said so the next time I see him, Florence. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Apr 2007, 12:01
This turtle is now getting to close for comfort and seems to have its eye on you, Ginnie. Ginnie, Ginnie ... are you still there. Phew, I hope she replies sometime soon.

If you are still there to read this, this pic is the first one that shows the glass between you and the turtle. It translates as vague film over the eyes and the top of the head. I first thought it was somewhat outafocus, but it is not the case.

Excellent series - hope she can read this.
Ginnie Hart: Good eyes, Louis! This was the only pic of the series where I had to spend an inordinate amount of time cleaning the glass! It was a mess. I actually almost gave up. But in the end, I decided it was okay. It's not my favorite of the series but it fit the Fun Fact. grin
I'd say he's waving bye bye. Love it, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Good connection, Mary. I'm sure you're right. smile
Thank you for the email you lovely lady. Your right this does fit the fun fact. It's a good end to a greta series of Donicas animal guide. Have a great warm week end you two.

J smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. That means a lot to us both. smile
He looks soulful here!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, he does!
  • chris p
  • waiting for the first cuckoo!
  • 5 Apr 2007, 18:32
Well done Ginnie, good series smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chris!
c'est très beau comme photo. et difficile à rpendre
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, O-P.
  • Ellie
  • 5 Apr 2007, 21:38
Cor! You've got that beak perfectly.

You must have had such fun watching these beautiful creatures, I'm certainly enoying looking at the pictures. Thanks Ginnie. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank YOU, Ellie. It really was my best time at the aquarium yet! smile Glad you've enjoyed it with me.
  • Muggy
  • 5 Apr 2007, 22:27
I love your work....you do a mighty fine job...I especially loved the basketball hoop....it reminded me of my three boys, always playing sports...if that basket could talk, it could tell us of alot of fun times beneath it!!!!! it really says alot...thanks for letting us view your pics.....Muggy
Ginnie Hart: You are so very kind, Muggy. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! That means the world to me.
  • Mia
  • 6 Apr 2007, 03:58
This is a mighty good shot Ginnie... no glass reflection, good colours and the perfect turtle to stare you in the eye
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Mia. Thanks.
I was not ther to comment them all but it was really a nice serie... Really fine Ginnie. How many years are behind this eye ??? That's a fabulous mystery
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Roland, for backtracking to this series. Good question about how many years are behind this friend. I bet more than we realize!
I prefer the previous one but I like the details here !
Ginnie Hart: Still catching up. smile

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