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Green turtle underwater II by MotHaiBaPhoto Green turtle underwater II by MotHaiBaPhoto
Green turtle underwater on a coral. Sipadan. Celebes sea. Collage :)
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angryprincesssplat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student Artist
you were really lucky to see one of these. i think sea turtles are rare. nice pic btw.....
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kwyjibosinkus Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
It is also bald and delicious.
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angryprincesssplat Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Student Artist
yuck
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MotHaiBaPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
:)
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Ola810 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
beautiful shot
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MotHaiBaPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Thanks :)
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maribeth8D Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
i like it!!
did you photoshop stuff in??
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MotHaiBaPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
:) Already answered: it's a collage. Actually 5 shots, different cameras, time and places
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maribeth8D Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
ohh sorry i didn't read through all your comments and stuff.
but i really like this photo. you have a lot of talent
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MotHaiBaPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Don't worry, we're always happy to chat :) Thank you :)
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maribeth8D Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
okay:D
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KIARAsART Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
flashed turtle is not amused :(
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MotHaiBaPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
You mean it was disturbed by flash? It doesn't moves at all - i think it just sleeps and never awake even after series of shots :) Usually, they don't afraid of divers - so few predators hunting them. Turtles gets panic when someone catch them, and even can get sink. We are aware of species in danger - once even stay hungry till lunch - for breakfast were turtle eggs :(
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KIARAsART Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yes, I thought so because it looks like it's trying to close it's eyes to shield her eyes against the unnatural bright light flashes. You wouldn't flash your pet or a friend in the eyes from a near distance if their eyes were open, no matter if they sleep or are awake.
And I also think the turtle would look nicer in the photo if it would not be so bright white from the hard flash reflection ;).

Oh my, turtle eggs for breakfast, what an ironic thing to serve for people who want to see slow reproducing underwater animals alive in the sea. Good you told them that serving them is not what their customers want by not eating them.
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MotHaiBaPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
You are absolutely right, just exaggerate a bit. Eyes was semiclosed all the time - it just sleeps and didn't care about photographer. Disturbed animal always tries to run away - you're never make a portrait of such animal - maybe just if you keep it in hands :) Unfortunately, it's absolutely impossible to shot without flash underwater. "bright white" - it's natural tone, never overexposed. Just check:
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So, underwater photographers has close to zero negative influence on turtles and other marine species. Turtles suffocating in plastic bags, tangled in nets, their egg-laying looted - it is on such a scale, soon only photos remains :(
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KIARAsART Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
I am glad you care about them and know your facts :). I have indeed not taken underwater shots myself so I do not know about the necessity of flash there. I was just concerned about that turtle living in that region where people are brought to dive and take photos, and that it gets flashed any other day of her life several times a day. Again exaggerated, but still somehow the same mechanism, the amount of pollution in the sea just depends on the same thing, because one person alone does not cause much trouble with it's waste in the sea, but if you accumulate all the plastic, toxins and nets people throw away careless day after days it causes problems. - I'm not pointing at you, but in general when there are a lot of people who want to see nature they lead to accumulation of destruction just exactly there. Fuels in the water to bring tourists out to the sea, a plastic lunch bag flying away with the wind, hotels at the beach to accommodate customers where once maybe turtles laid their eggs, enhanced fishing to serve all the guests, and such things. - Sometimes it's really hard to not leave any damage when we want to see some nature if we think of all the little pieces :/
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MotHaiBaPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Let me to not completely agree with you. I live here for some years and this is my investigations:
Local people, had nothing to do, as just grab the sea, gets jobs in tourist industry - they don't need any more to fishing just to feed theirs families.
Diving centers encourage local authorities to protect valuable marine areas. They even make an effort to restore the populations of species. Raise a big fuss and complain to the authorities in each case seen poaching. They don't just try to protect theirs businesses - usually these people are infinitely loving the sea and its inhabitants.
Even throw a cigarette butt overboard the diver's boat is considered bad form.
Actually there are two alternatives - either subjected to uncontrolled barbarian looted (you heard of dynamite fishing?) or to get protection, including the purpose of tourism.
In confirmation of my words, just story of Sipadan Island where were photographed all these turtles:
1. Fishing prohibited.
2. All resorts on Sipadan have been closed in order to preserve the island in a pristine state.
3. Authority imposed a restriction of 120 visitors per day to the island.
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KIARAsART Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
That's great they do it like that there :).
I just mean in general that one really needs to think about where one is going, and what one is doing there, and what one might support through doing so when searching for an adventure or vacation.
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MotHaiBaPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
In general...
In general, it is not necessary to go to the other end of the world and drop under the water.
You can go to a Christmas sale.
Like these people do: [link]
And buy something modern - another mobile gadget, for example.
And you become complicit in the extermination of gorillas:
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And the destruction of one of the most amazing landscapes on Earth:
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FuSSsL Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! Cool and so beautiful *_*
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MotHaiBaPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Danke :)
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lauriek Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
So crisp and sharp and vivid. I'd be interested to know what equipment you're using ? Camera, lens, port, lighting ?
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MotHaiBaPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
As i mention in description, it's a collage. Actually 5 shots, different cameras, time and places :) Canon A95, Fujifilm F30, Canon 400D + EF-S 60 mm macro/ EF-S 10-22 + SpeedLite 430 + ewa-marine soft underwater case.
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roqstar Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
I absolutely love how the colors work together here :D Nature is so awesome, Green, Red, Yellow, Blue.
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MotHaiBaPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
Unfortunately, it's absolutely impossible to get all this things together underwater in one shot :(
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xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
"uughhh.. more paparazzi?.."
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MotHaiBaPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Yeah, paparazzi everywhere :)
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xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
:giggle:
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creative1978 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Cool shot :)
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MotHaiBaPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
collage :)
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Canon
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Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
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1/200 second
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15 mm
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May 5, 2008, 6:11:11 AM
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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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