I have tried and tried to get good pictures of the turtles that hang out in the pond in the cul-de-sac on my street. I am pretty sure they are Florida red bellied cooters based on their striped eyes. They tend to just peek their noses out, I’ve yet to capture one out of the water. I was pleasantly surprised to see that while I still did not get much of this turtle, I did manage to get a red dragonfly landing on his nose (and in the reflection)!
Okay, I’ll admit I used the Scrabble dictionary to give me some ideas for the theme “Starts with Q”. I decide on Q for Quintet, a group of five and I am using a photo I took a couple of weeks ago at Myakka River State Park.
This picture was taken this morning after a pontoon boat ride at Myakka River State Park. It was a gorgeous morning at one of my favorite local spots to take pictures. I was able to take shots that fill so many of the categories of the 52 Week Challenge, especially, Straight Out of the Camera (SOOC). I decided instead of taking the easier option of SOOC, to go for “Circles” since it is the first thing I think of when I see this photo. It is basically SOOC except I adjusted the lighting and cropped it a bit.