Thursday, July 9, 2009

Turtle

“Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.”

- James Bryant Conant




I found this little guy as I was kayaking on Little Bradford Lake. He had some buddies with him but as soon as I came closer with my boat, the rest of them slid back into the water.

19 comments:

Darla said...

Truer words were never spoken! Cabin decorating tips please...

Sue said...

He looks so content, just soaking up that good sunshine. I'm glad he wasn't as shy as his buddies.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful picture of the turtle, Shell. Guess the big one was 'protecting' all of the others... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What a great shot! Love it!!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Love that quote and I think he may be a true friend to you...well since he did not run at the sight of you and your kayak!!!

Mildred said...

Really great picture Shelley!

Tricia said...

He was the brave one, he wanted to see what was going on! hehehe

Have a great weekend!

The Retired One said...

What a great closeup! I took some yesterday of about 9 on a log, but I had to take it from far, far away and then try and blow it up..they are so shy they go right in the water!!!

KathyB. said...

The quote could apply to us humans too! How wonderful you could not only catch a glimpse of him, but a picture!

Cindy said...

Looks like it's enjoying the sun. Catching some rays. Great photo. Have a great weekend. ~Cindy

Tina said...

Oh how I love your quote...and that picture is perfect!! Too bad all his friends slipped away...just camera shy I guess!!

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

how cute! He looks like he is enjoying sun bathing himself! :)
O and good news, I spotted a loon couple at Pickerel Lake...you and greg should take a ride out there during the week to see them in action. Plus tell him he can catch blue gill and small mouths with just a worm.
NLSM
PS If you are up for it, I am not on call next weekend, and we can take my canoe out there. Let me know. Hope you are enjoying your time up here :)

Michele said...

I love these little guys... they are truly beautiful and when you can see the undersides of them.. what a magnificent picture as well.... good capture!

Shannon said...

Nice shot, he looks like he's trying to fly.. LOL

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I do think that is true not only of turtles but humas too. We somethimes need to stick our necks out too. :)

Leedra said...

Still amazes me the balance act you must be doing out on that water to capture these photos.

Deb said...

I love turtles! so glad he decided to stay and have his picture taken even thought his friends were camera shy :-)

Knatolee said...

What a beautiful turtle!

Sue said...

I'm glad this guy didn't slip back in the water. It's a great picture!