I was taking a photo of this turtle sculpture on The Strand in Townsville when a little girl wandered up to give it a pat. Her mother called out, ‘Out of the way – the lady’s trying to take a photo.’ I said, ’It’s ok, it’s much better with her in it!’ And it was.

Goes with this photo: ‘Bye bye turtle’.

Nikon D60 with 50mm f/1.8 lens. May 2009.

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  • emmbe
    emmbealmost 5 years ago

    this is perfect. like her dirty shirt.

  • jillijude1
    jillijude1almost 5 years ago

    beautiful, so innocent… wow

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 5 years ago

    o adorable!

  • KerrieMcSnap
    KerrieMcSnapalmost 5 years ago

    Thanks everyone.

  • Globaleye
    Globaleyealmost 5 years ago

    Absolutely agree, the child has given a life and emotion to what would have been, in essence, a statue. Great timing and beautifully shot.

  • Thanks Globaleye.

    – KerrieMcSnap

  • RRoca
    RRocaalmost 5 years ago

    It really is! Neat capture!

  • :-)

    – KerrieMcSnap

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellalmost 5 years ago

    I thought it was a real turtle and she was feeding it. Great capture, lucky day.

  • Thanks. He does look a bit real, doesn’t he?

    – KerrieMcSnap

  • Vi Figueroa
    Vi Figueroaalmost 5 years ago

    what a great capture (:

  • thanks.

    – KerrieMcSnap

  • gabbielizzie
    gabbielizziealmost 5 years ago

    WOW!! what a wonderful capture he must be a very old turtle…congratulations on your feature

  • Thank you.

    – KerrieMcSnap

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezover 4 years ago

    sweet capture!!

  • Thanks Isa.

    – KerrieMcSnap

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