Saturday, October 4, 2014

Midland Painted Turtle

 Midland painted turtle - Algonquin Provincial Park

He's so vain he probably thinks this post is about him! (Apologies to singer Carly Simon)

Isn't he colourful?

FYI: Added later...

Upside-down

Yep, that's a snail on its back!
I am linking to Saturday Critters HERE.

53 comments:

Andy said...

Spectacular!

Margaret Adamson said...

Magnificent shots and reflections. Have a wonderful weekend.

Revrunner said...

Won't be long before these characters turn in for the season.

Sandra said...

they sure named this gorgeous guy correctly. i think this might be the prettiest turtle i have ever seen. super shots

Malyss said...

You could have used those pics for James reflections! Fab photos, I love turtles !

Kerri Farley said...

He sure is! Gorgeous !!

Debbie said...

ooohhhhh these are remarkable. they could be "flipped" i do believe, like texwisgirl does ;)

William Kendall said...

Handsome fellow!

rainfield61 said...

Colourful and beautiful.

TexWisGirl said...

so darn clean! ours are always so gunky. :)

Birdman said...

You had me tricked at the start. Could there be 2 one up, one down? hahahahaha

Judy said...

So sharp and perfect pictures! Your song line made me laugh.

Ginny said...

Oh WOW!!!! The reflection is just as clear as the real thing! And I love the red along his edge. His head is UP, so he is posing for you to show you his best side! I think that is the sign of a happy turtle (can turtles be happy?) because he is not hiding in his shell.

Linda W. said...

Fabulous photos and reflections!

Karen S. said...

As fabulous as he looks he has to be feeling vain! What a capture too.

Pamela Gordon said...

Really beautiful photos of this turtle. That song sure takes me back. :) What is that lump on the rear of his shell?

DeniseinVA said...

Oh he is gorgeous! Beautifully taken EG.

Marie said...

What a handsome fellow...and great reflections! Beautiful shots!

Phil Slade said...

That is one beautiful animal. More so as we don't have any turtles to see here in the UK.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Love the reflection / what wonderful shots! :)

Karl Demetz said...

Wow, fantastic! :-)
You really love turtles!

Sylvia K said...

Awesome captures of a handsome guy, EG!! You do have wonderful critters in your world!! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!!

Rose said...

He has a right to be vain!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

He is a beauty indeed..perfect reflection, and btw thanks EG, I'm just off to bed and I've got that song in my head :)

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

That reflection!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Turtle photos, does it have a snail giving a ride?

Marleen said...

Brilliant!

marshaleith said...

fabulous photos and reflections! Is that a snail on his back??

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

What amazing clarity! He seems to have a small hitch-hiker on board.

RedPat said...

It is so wonderful to see a turtle out sunning in the wild!

Shirley said...

Such a colourful turtle in this excellent mirror image!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Cute turtles. i love the reflections.

Lowell said...

Terrapin? He/she is quite attractive and colorful and you did a super job on his/her portrait. I like the colors and your photos are tack-sharp.

Email coming your way.

NatureFootstep said...

cool, he sure looks good, both up and down. :)

Karen said...

Perfect mirror images EG. He's a good looking turtle!

Christian Weiß said...

A wonderful observation.

A Quiet Corner said...

I have never seen anything so AWESOME!!!! The turtle...the snail...the reflection...the color...the thought of inverting it!!!!...:)JP

eileeninmd said...

Wow, the reflections are awesome.. I love the cute turtle too. Thank you for linking up, have a happy weekend!

Lois Evensen said...

Yes, he is beautifully colorful! Love your images. :)

Janice Adcock said...

Superior shots of the turtle and reflection.

orchid Miyako said...

OMG; what a clear photos of Midland painted turtle with reflections(^_^)v Especially his/her sticked out longneck is cute for me,EG p:-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Lisa Gordon said...

Hw sure is a beautiful creature, and these photographs are really wonderful.

Stephanie said...

These turtle shots are absolutely stunning! I love the last one as well! Super shots!

Chandra said...

So beautiful and very nicely photographed.
Thanks for sharing with all of us.

Peace :)

Anita Davis said...

Wow! Fantastic photo. Such a beautiful creature and that reflection is perfect!

Randy said...

Great reflection.

Rose said...

LOL--I was so intent this morn that I did not see the snail...but I saw it first thing. Was glad you told that that is what it is.

Small City Scenes said...

That shot is so perfect even flipped it looks the same. Very neat. Such still water. MB

diane b said...

The reflection is SOOOOO sharp. Fabulous colours and shot.

maryaustria said...

Fantastic! The reflection is brilliant!

Carola Bartz said...

Fantastic photos - he's really posing! I love your reference to Carly Simon's song - now it's wandering through my head, probably for the rest of the day!

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful captures of this cute little critter!

Pat Tillett said...

Great photos and reflections!

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