Eastern Box Turtle

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Eastern Box Turtle
 
About a week ago we found a newly hatched Eastern Box Turtle in the backyard. He was a little bigger than my thumbnail. He was chowing down on an earthworm. I saw it again this morning and it is neat to know so much of the wildlife feels safe enough to raise their young in Bear Woods. Last night I was out shooting some of the coneflowers when I noticed something out of the corner of my eye. I went to see what it was and realized it was an adult Box Turtle. It looks like a young male because of the reddish eyes and the flatter shell. I am not sure that it could be the dad of our little turtle in the backyard but if not…we might have a bale of turtles in the yard! I got down to ground level to shoot straight into the face of the turtle for this one. Gotta love the sharpness of the Tamron macro lens!
 
Tamron SP 90mm f2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro lens on a Canon 7Dii, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 100, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/20th of a second, Vibration Compensation active, processed in Lightroom CC.#WithMyTamron
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