I found these Painters in a road-side zoo in New Castle, Pa. The Sun was shining so bright they were “rubber-necking”. Shot this a couple years ago with a Nikon D5000 18-55 mm. No enhancements. Thank you for looking!


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My Name is Donnie. I won my first Johnny Quest camera through The Pittsburgh Press at age 6 and since then there was no looking back. I have 2 passions in my simple life. Spending time with my little girl and taking and editing photographs. I started editing photo’s about 2 years ago and I still have so much to learn. I love seeing beautiful and strive to shoot it. Any comments and or advise from you is very appreciated and most welcomed. Thank you for looking!

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  • trueblvr
    trueblvrover 3 years ago

    hahahaha, Which one is Simon? They really are pretty arent they….nice capture

  • I am Simon! Thank you so much Di! They really are pretty, I used to mine for them. Problem was, they live with snappiing turtles, you never knew what was gonna bite you! lol

    – Donnie Voelker

  • Dawn di Donato
    Dawn di Donatoover 3 years ago

    Wow! What a fantastic capture! They’re adorable:)

  • Thank you so much Dawn, I had to throw rocks up in the air to get them to pose for me! LOL,

    – Donnie Voelker

  • BingoStar
    BingoStarover 3 years ago

    Great Capture Donnie. I think Simon is the guy on the End and he said quick there is a fly in here LOOK up. LOL They are really cute… Hope your Spring is coming out….Bingo!!

  • Thank you Bingo!! Your theory is cute! LOL! I hope they each got a fly, that’s a bigger dinner than what I got! hahaha

    – Donnie Voelker

  • peechez2010
    peechez2010over 3 years ago

    I would like to report a three turtle pile up…lol This is a super shot. I think they were lifting their heads so you would get their “good side” in the shot. They seem to be posing for you! Very cool~ Peechez

  • Aaaa, mission control, we have a 3 turtle pile-up and they look hungry! They seem to love peaches!!!! LOL But don’t we all?

    – Donnie Voelker

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrover 3 years ago

    aaahhh!! there you go, but of course Simon!!

  • So funny DI! I said “look down” but they got me on that one! LOL

    – Donnie Voelker

  • vigor
    vigorover 3 years ago

    I love these little guys!!! Great shot, my luck they would’ve all scattered!

  • There attention seemed to be on something else, probably a damsel turtle in a bikini! LOL Thank you Viv :)

    – Donnie Voelker

  • Melissa Dickson
    Melissa Dicksonover 2 years ago


    You were voted into the Top Ten of our Challenge

    “ShuTTerBugS – Three Of A Kind Challenge

    April 2012

    Bevlea & Caryl

  • Wahooo!!! What a fun contest to be a part of! Thank you for notifying me Melissa as it was an honor to take a place in this :) I thank everyone for their votes on my capture!!

    – Donnie Voelker

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