Week 14
Tortoise, without the Hare

Went camping near Stuart, FL for a week. This Gopher Tortoise had its den near our campsite. It was very skittish and difficult to get a photo of it without it rushing inside its den.  I laid down on the ground for several minutes so I wouldn’t scare him before I moved to take a shot. Finally got a couple of good up close shots.

My settings were ISO 100, f/8, 1/200 sec at 229mm (70-300mm).

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2 thoughts on “Week 14 – Judy

  1. Closeup! Your patience paid off! He’s a beauty…well… maybe to another tortoise. Love all the detail in the face. He’s tough and very cool looking!

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