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Friday, September 18, 2009

Mr. Red Eye


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42 comments:

Carletta said...

A FEW WEEKS AGO I POSTED A FEMALE BOX TURLE AND TODAY THIS IS A MALE. HIS BIG RED EYE GIVES HIM AWAY. HOPEFULLY WITH A MS. AND A MR.IN THE YARD THERE WILL BE BABIES NEXT YEAR. I'LL CERTAINLY BE WATCHING!

Denise said...

Lovely photo, didn't know that the males had red eyes. He's a beauty and I look forward to photos of baby turtles in 2010.

Frank Williams said...

Wow! Carletta these photos are corkers...

quilly said...

Oh yes! Looking forward to baby turtles!

kaye said...

what an interesting little critter

Pietro said...

That red eye perfectly matches the colors of the body!
Very fine pictures, Carletta!

Thom said...

I love that...Excellent photo :)

Jane said...

Lovely close-ups Carletta thanks for sharing:)

JD and Max said...

Hi Carletta - ooh, we'd love to meet up with this chap on one of our walks! What amazing photos - quite stunning. Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Joy said...

Fabulous photos!

Tricia said...

Hmmm, I didn't know you could tell the sex by a red eye! Very cool info, Ms Carletta

Dimple said...

He's quite attractive, for a turtle! I hope you see babies next year!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Great capture, Carletta! And waiting for the babies will give you something to look forward to during the cold (dare i even say it) winter months.

eileeninmd said...

Carletta,
Great capture. He is a beauty too! I just love seeing all wildlife so thank you for sharing your critter.

Rambling Woods said...

Beautiful turtles Carletta...I will say the same to you that you also get close. I would love to see these guys in person..much nicer than our pond snapping turtles...Michelle

Rambling Woods said...

Oh my gosh..I just went down the posts to catch up and fantastic on the butterfly...all of these are great photos...Michelle

NatureFootstep Bildverkstad - Image workshop said...

a nice little fellow :)

George said...

I wasn't aware that male box turtles had red eyes. These pictures are just great. I really like the detail you've captured.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carletta: Outstanding photo of the turtle, right down on its level.

Carolina said...

A turtle in racing colours. Now I've seen it all ;-)
Great shots and I didn't know about the red eyes. Thanks!

Snap said...

This is marvelous! I'm a big turtle fan. He is a handsome dude!

tara said...

I love the shiny back of this critter and his lovely color.

Rose said...

Nice, Carletta! I didn't know how to tell the difference between a male and a female.

Neal said...

Cute!!!

AL said...

Hi Carletta have you noticed the prints on it's shell, it looks like hand mark. Very cool.

Thanks for the visit.

magiceye said...

looking forward to the cute baby turtles too! this guy sure has a gleam in his eye!

Tulip said...

great captured love its box color orange.

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Prospero said...

Mr. Red Eye is a star!

Norm said...

Hi Carletta! You got a huge turtle with a cute red eye, nice shot..

♥Kathy♥ said...

You know these have to be my most favorite critters next to cats. I love turtles. Love these shots. =)

Carolyn Ford said...

This is such a beautiful shot. I want to reach out and touch him! Mr. Red Eye is wonderful critter...

SquirrelQueen said...

What a great looking turtle, an excellent capture. I love the detail of his head.
My post is at The Road to Here

Sue said...

Beautiful turtle. That would be cool if they did have babies next yr.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Isn't he/she quite the character? Neat shots!

cherie said...

hi carletta! i have shots like these, too! my husband likes to 'rescue' turtles from the side of the road, see, so a few weeks ago, he did the same thing. guess what! he got two of them, and right away they started emptying their bladders in the car! i was grossed up, i said no rescuing of turtles from now on!! ~~don't be fooled, though, i love animals. thanks for the visit!

Raven said...

You get the best visitors in your yard! Great photos.

Kerri said...

He's quite handsome!! Great capture!

lisaschaos said...

I just LOVE turtles!

Janice Thomson said...

Fantastic photos Carletta! I would LOVE to have a turtle in my yard.

☼¨`*•.♥RocĂ­o♥.•*¨`☼ said...

Wow! Nice capture!
is it normal for them to have red eyes?

Mary said...

Very nice turtle and seeing his eye so close...wow. Great macro.

Leedra said...

You captured him so well.

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