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Fabulous to be able to get up so close to these fascinating creatures...

Hope you enjoy looking Smile

Try LARGE if you're brave enough Wink

Camera:Nikon D60 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor AF-S 18-70mm 1:3.5-4.5G ED Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Hi ya all!!!
Username:cats_123 cats_123
Uploaded:11 Jul 2010 - 1:12 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Ecuador, Galapagos islands, Giant tortoise, Humour / fun, South america, Wildlife / nature
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acousticmist
11 Jul 2010 - 1:52 PM

Great shot.....Martin

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Paintman
Paintman Plus Member 8943 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom174 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2010 - 2:11 PM

I blurred the b/g to reduce the grain-like effect and sharpened the head only. The second is Evil TortoiseSmile

An excellent shot of a wonderful creature.

Alan.

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cats_123
cats_123 Plus Member 114305 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2010 - 2:24 PM

many thanks, `Paintman'..I haven't got that selective sharpening..can see the difference Smile

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accipiter Plus Member 5accipiter vcard England58 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2010 - 3:00 PM

Fine animal portrait. A

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monkeygirl
11 Jul 2010 - 3:08 PM

AMAZING shot Smile love it.

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2010 - 5:55 PM

This is a wonderful close up. - gary

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andymark
andymark  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2010 - 7:46 PM

great close up love it

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2010 - 8:52 PM

Super close-up.........Sandy

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2010 - 9:16 PM

Mr Meldrew has sprung to mind! what a superbly shot image,
love him
Lillian

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Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2010 - 7:12 AM

An excellent portrait - I know I have seen him somewhere before!!! lol

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pascalg Plus Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
12 Jul 2010 - 2:19 PM

excellent !

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FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2010 - 3:54 PM

Great shot Jeff, not a self portrait then Wink
Geoff.

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cats_123
cats_123 Plus Member 114305 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2010 - 5:39 PM


Quote: Great shot Jeff, not a self portrait then
Geoff.

much better than my mug shot Wink

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2010 - 9:06 PM

Handsome fella,
Nice shot,

Aidan,,

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mrjt
mrjt  9 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2010 - 7:59 PM

A BRILLIANT Image.....Jack

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osie  4 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2010 - 11:29 PM

this one has the "WOW factor"...Great image...Excelento...Smile

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clarrisa
clarrisa  4
30 Dec 2010 - 1:33 PM

excellent shot my friend!

Happy New Year

Clarrisa

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StephenBrighton
31 Dec 2010 - 11:14 AM

This is such a lovely photograph.

I would like to thank you for spending so much time sharing around work and appreciating the work of others on this site. In particular I'm very grateful for your attention to my work.

Have a great 2011!

Best wishes

Stephen

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HarrietH
HarrietH Plus Member 4276 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
22 Jan 2011 - 11:04 AM

Goodness, you have met my neighbour. I wonder if I should show him his portrait. Wink No, on second thoughts I won´t.
Thank you for posting such beautifully captured images.
Harriet

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tattsdurham
9 Jun 2011 - 8:33 PM

wow great shot the shag you saw in my pics is from the farne islands you can touch them there so close well not quite, but very close, as are puffins

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johncob  5 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2011 - 8:13 AM

Great detail here. Regards John

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Gypsyman Plus Member 4661 forum postsGypsyman vcard England
29 Jul 2011 - 9:43 PM

Looks like my Mother in Law without her teeth in. Eric.

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meniko
meniko  3 Cyprus
19 Sep 2011 - 9:18 PM

Hi Stephen
your great close up reminds me of Morla the turtoise from "the neverending story"...
Well done!! Thanks for another extraordinary image.

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Tainia  3 Australia
25 Oct 2011 - 11:06 AM

An amazing image! Tai

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luceombra
luceombra  327 forum posts Italy5 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2011 - 10:39 AM

Wow! this is a great portrait!!! Smile

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Meland4  3 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2011 - 10:15 AM

Haha Wow Brilliant shot, love his expression! Smile
Mel

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WesternRed
WesternRed Plus Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
6 Nov 2012 - 8:51 AM

I do like it without the grain. Nice capture.
Well done. WesternRed.

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stupot  3 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2012 - 11:08 AM

Love this picture.

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HuddersfieldHil

I love this - what a great shot Smile

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paulashby
paulashby  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 3:28 PM

Great shot

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ozimax  11
6 Jul 2013 - 12:09 PM

Outstanding photo of a funny creature indeed!

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Snappypappy Plus Member 1Snappypappy vcard United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 - 7:56 AM

I love this, makes me chuckle.

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justwilliam
20 Sep 2013 - 8:37 PM

It has a look of E.T. about it
Fully agree with the handling of the background.

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12 Jan 2014 - 1:14 PM

Looks like he needs a little Oil of Olay! Fantastic shot.

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19 Jan 2014 - 12:55 PM

From the Neverending Story? Great perspective.

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stub197
stub197  3
27 Jun 2014 - 1:01 PM

Superb portrait shot I love tortoises, Got one at home
African spur she's around 60 year's & still hibernates
every year, and then never stops eating until her next
big sleep. SmileSmileSmile

paul

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patri
patri  11 Italy
29 Dec 2014 - 1:11 AM

Great portrait of a contemptuous fellow.

Patrizia

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hippysnapper
2 Jan 2015 - 10:28 PM

Love him😊

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hippysnapper
4 Jan 2015 - 1:27 PM

Having owned tortoises, they have quite a characterSmile

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