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By Acancarter  
This is one of our tortoises. We hatched him about 6 years ago and he is renowned for his ability to run - yes RUN. His name is Bolt. All tortoises love strawberries. Put the two together and this is what you get. Spoiler...I made the 'speed' filter from the light guide plate from an LED ceiling panel, so this is a shot straight out of camera. If you have £15 to spare take one of these to bits - there is all sorts of useful photographic bits in one!

Bolt was so speedy for this shoot that he devoured three strawberries before I got the shot I wanted!

Tags: Speed Tortoise Strawberry Pets and captive animals

Voters: mike9005, HobbitDave, PhilT2 and 18 more

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5 Mar 2021 9:45AM
Well done Bolt. Good to see him enjoying the fruit. Very good speed effect too. Good for Aesopís fables illustration perhaps 🙂

cooky Plus
17 6 5 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2021 10:12AM
Love that little mouth ready for a well earned strawberry! He looks lovely.

Shamley 13 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2021 10:38AM
Amusing and Inventive
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1884 England
5 Mar 2021 10:47AM
I have one of those heading for the tip soon: but I'm not sure it has a diffuser plate, being the economy model...

(A light, not a tortoise. My regards to Bolt!)
5 Mar 2021 12:24PM
John - Bolt is fast asleep! But take a screwdriver to your panel - mine was the cheapest I could find. There will be a light guide plate in any flat LED panel light

Thanks for the comments and votes! It is a bit fraught when we wake up the tortoises after hibernation, they don't always survive, despite the strawberry TLC.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
5 Mar 2021 12:26PM
You're just going to have to move a bit faster Andrew! 😁 A wonderful capture 👍
Trev 😀
gpimages Plus
11 69 2 England
6 Mar 2021 8:09AM
Ha ha - very good Andy. Bolt - great name!
Graham Wink

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