Heading for the Depths

By discreetphoton  
A Loggerhead Sea Turtle shortly after taking a breath. These animals are my absolute favourites.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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ccmole Plus
13 14
7 Nov 2004 4:47AM
great shot

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User_Removed 13 39 6 Scotland
7 Nov 2004 4:55AM
Another stunner David, you are building up a very fine folio of sealife photos all top quality.

Lovely shot gets my vote *click*
discreetphoton Plus
12 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2004 5:36AM
Thanks everyone. Have a bit of a confession to make though. This should have gone into the manipulated category, as it was my first major reconstrucion effort in PS (usually I just tweak here and there, or stitch panoramas).I normally would have chucked the original, but I find these guys hypnotic. It suffered from green cast, a lousy background that looked like a swimming pool, and it had major motion blur. So the turtle is the only real object here, and it's been 'focused' as best as I could. The background, lighting and bubbles are a complete fabrication. Spent a long time in front of 'The Blue Planet' and 'Finding Nemo'. And now my eyes won't focus properly...

Suggestions on improvements will be welcomed.

PS. It was also shot through glass.
7 Nov 2004 5:54AM
Great shot - good colours too.

kaybee Plus
12 5.0k 25 Scotland
7 Nov 2004 9:41AM
Suggestion - stronger glasses!

Very well done lad
7 Nov 2004 10:17AM
Great shot...confession? Hmmm...ok shot then...as it's still not sharp. But I still like it a lot.
riprap007 Plus
12 1.6k 37 England
7 Nov 2004 12:12PM
stunning shot, however it is arrived at! click
10 Nov 2004 6:36AM
good dof, click (*:*)
pks Plus
12 2 England
20 Dec 2004 2:46PM
great job well done

6 Mar 2005 12:27PM
I love this, very impressive PS work!
annaliese Plus
12 421 1 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2005 2:29AM
Beautiful, love the rays of light...


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