Yesterday my husband and I went outdoors to enjoy our beautiful Texas weather.
We visited Armand Bayou for the first time. I am always on the lookout for critters to photograph and I thought this location might be a good one. The only thing we saw was the turtles nothing else. Needless to say, I was quite disappointed.
I could not help but take a few pics of these turtles sunning on a log in the water of a small pond. This spot was like the most popular place in town. At one point, there were 16 turtles on this log performing this great balancing act.
I tried photographing from a few different angles I needed the reach of the 400 mm, but I needed a wide-angle lens to get them all in. I think photographers never have all the lenses we need.
There were red ear sliders and a few other kinds of turtles sunning side by side. I think the one in the middle that is lighter colored could be a map turtle. The others I am not to sure what kind they are. Some took up more room than others trying to stretch out in the sunlight.
The reflections turned out quite nicely in the first image and I like the colors better but the lighting was a bit different an hour apart when the second image was taken.
Every red-eared slider turtle I ever had as a kid was named Myrtle. The few our kids had were also named Myrtle. I get a big kick out of turtles.