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By colmar  
Good Morning,
The early morning sunshine brought the turtles out to bask in the warmth, well one of them anyway...

Many sincere thanks to Phil ( phil1958 ) for his UA on Patient

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Many thanks for the comment and votes on Patient,and indeed a few other images , all votes and positive comment that can encourage and improve are gratefully received and truly appreciated. Colin and Mari

Tags: Sunshine Kent Colmar Wildwood Turtle Herne bay Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

Voters: CarolG, Rock, saeidNL and 90 more

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CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
25 Apr 2010 7:05AM
And I hope you did, Colin! Well spotted and captured. Carol
saeidNL 10 3 Netherlands
25 Apr 2010 7:28AM
Morning Colin
Wonderful set of image All very beautiful,V2 is for me with beautiful and lovely detail.thanks for sharing it.
VIKI 14 18 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 7:51AM
Excellent shots. I'm glad that he was ok in the end!
25 Apr 2010 8:03AM
Aw bless! Good shot!
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 8:08AM
That's the way! a great composition and a story showing this off so well in photos, just love the way you have captured him on the journey out! Then a cooling off...great details on both Colin & Mari.
Ray42 12 3 England
25 Apr 2010 8:13AM
Two very good pictures - the punch comes in V2 - could have titled this one" Knackered" !!! lol - well observed
lesliea 11 2 Australia
25 Apr 2010 8:42AM
Nice shot both images capture well.
25 Apr 2010 8:47AM
lovely to see shots of these amazing looking creatures.

John Smile
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 8:52AM
pin sharp detail and nice natural colours in this one colin, you had a good time there indeed the images are a treat.

pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 9:05AM
two very good shots, I might have chosen V2 as the lead picture for his head being more out of shadow but well done a great find
25 Apr 2010 9:17AM
Morning Colin - Two excellent shots - lovely light and clarity - well done !

morpheus1955 13 3 2 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 9:25AM
God morning Colin, two superb images, wonderful detail and colours, beautifully taken.

mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2274 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 9:33AM
Just delightful. We used to keep these as pets when my daughter was little and I remember them playing on the grass and enjoying the sunshine.
milky Plus
17 5 Wales
25 Apr 2010 9:57AM
Beautiful detail excellent both Vs For me--------Milky
SteveMoulding 11 3 7 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 10:13AM
Excellent pair of well composed shots. The detail, light and colour are all spot on.
EAS 11 1 13 Scotland
25 Apr 2010 10:29AM
So glad there's V2 - could have spent the remainder of my day worrying!! Both great shots with your usual use of light, detail & composition. Love that title too!

cassiecat 12 39 46 England
25 Apr 2010 10:39AM
v1 looks like a real struggle, nice to see him relaxing in v2.lesley
DanielD 10 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 10:49AM
Brilliant Collin. V2 is excellent composed. I think it kows it in focus Smile

bayleaf1 10 7 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 11:00AM
How lovely Colinn. Super captures. V2 for me.
25 Apr 2010 11:03AM
two brill shots spot on
wideangler 11 8 Wales
25 Apr 2010 11:04AM
Delightful. I love the V2 sunbather. I can imagine shades coming out later.
11 10 10 England
25 Apr 2010 11:38AM
Glad he made it - 2 great shots.
baclark 11 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 11:54AM
Super pair of shots. just wondering whether V2 is after he got out or before he fell in!? Wink
25 Apr 2010 12:01PM
Two great detailed shots with V2 being my favourite.
25 Apr 2010 12:11PM
Love both shots Colin, had to smile at Ray42's comments, Mr turtle looks a bit like that.. well captured.

xwang 11 56 8
25 Apr 2010 12:20PM
Excellent capture, beautiful light,colour and detail,great story.You must have enormous patience to wait for the turtle...Smile
Evgenya 10 Russian Federation
25 Apr 2010 12:26PM
Two excellent shots, Colin. Beautiful light,colour and detail.
Regards Evgenya
MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 12:26PM
Super to see.
sparrowhawk Plus
11 282 2 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 12:32PM
top shots my friends
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
25 Apr 2010 2:27PM
A good looking turtle!
borrower 11 4 England
25 Apr 2010 3:02PM
Two great shots, lovely detail and light.
gerrymac 13 10 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 3:13PM
2 super images....great colour
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
25 Apr 2010 3:13PM
Glad to see he made it Colin !!
Good shots.
Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
25 Apr 2010 3:14PM
Two superb captures Colin, so well detailed.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
25 Apr 2010 3:30PM
Great captures Colin, like V1 pulling himself out of the water........Sandy
User_Removed 11 80 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 4:03PM
2 great shots!
25 Apr 2010 4:05PM
Two super shots, well captured.
gingerdelight 14 298 11 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 4:14PM
Two great captures Colin, lovely detail in each one.
25 Apr 2010 5:37PM
Well captured . Fun to see. Gill
agingrocker 11 28 1
25 Apr 2010 5:39PM
Super detail. v1 looks to be hard work
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
25 Apr 2010 5:43PM
Awww...I love his relief in V2 with his leg all hanging down Smile

brownsilent 13 7 2 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 6:19PM
Yeah, I know the feeling this one must have had basking in the sun... I was doing it the whole afternoon, too!
Lovely shots, the pose in V2 is super!
franken Plus
18 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 6:44PM
Excellent captures.

Roly 13 Wales
25 Apr 2010 6:54PM
These two are very good.Super detail in both.
Billyray 12 70 3 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 7:24PM
Two great shots Colin, I prefer V1 with the water on his/her back.
Excellent detail.
Gezina 14 3 6 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 9:59PM
Turtle OR Terrapin Colin? Really like V2 - he looks totally flaked out after the effort of getting out - well captured - Ina
Suehh 13 39 6 England
25 Apr 2010 10:01PM
Lovely shots Colin.

Neeka 11 16 Wales
25 Apr 2010 10:02PM
Awwwwwww!!! Great captures, Colin.
25 Apr 2010 10:41PM
Great images Colin. Congratulations on yesterdays award.
Canadiann 10 2 Canada
26 Apr 2010 12:55AM
Congratulations Colin, these are are super too. Very cute shots. Love the pose of V1. always super clarity in your shots and interesting subjects.
26 Apr 2010 1:52AM
Looks like an uphill battle. Nicely captured Col. Cheers Gordon.
JimV 14 6 3 Canada
26 Apr 2010 2:29AM
V1 is a superbly times capture Colin and your title is soo apt, glad you put up V2 to show he did make it!
Rgds., Jim
PaulLiley 11 2 13 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 5:25AM
Morning Colin. Great pair of pics and wonderful timing. Love the way the light glistens on it's back. Paul
nickyv32 Plus
13 135 England
26 Apr 2010 9:38AM
Thought he needed a bunk up in No 1, but I see he got there in No 2........2 great shots..

Nicky Smile
Cor 11 Belgium
26 Apr 2010 10:35AM
Very wel spotted and taken. V1
NobbytheNobster 11 33 5 England
26 Apr 2010 10:46AM
Two really nice shots here.
Nice one.
astyag 13 12
26 Apr 2010 9:47PM
This is Excellent Colin! nice contiguous set, the lad must have needed a good tan Grin
lianna 10 13 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2010 9:29AM
glad to make this 80 - v2 is just fantastic, i love it......two grand detailed images Colin x x x x
Adderwatcher 11 60 19 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2010 11:15AM
Fantastic captures Colin and Mari! great detail in these.
27 Apr 2010 4:23PM
nice one remindes me or my efforts exiting the pool not a pretty sight
28 Apr 2010 2:12AM
Great image dear friend. Well timed.
Ridgeway 13 222 2 Ireland
29 Apr 2010 3:09AM
Hi Colin/Mari,
"New Heights" love the tones and textures in this one,
Very nice,


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