I found this baby Painted Turtle on a Lilly pad in a marsh in Athens Texas. I used a 125mm zoom for the capture. The weather was partly cloudy around four in the afternoon. I was looking to photograph the Lillie and got a bonus. This is my submission for the 7th Smithsonian Mag photocontest. natural world
As I sniff a little knowing I did not make the top ten this year I join the other 10,000 entries and really marvel at how good the Dragonfly shot really was that made the top ten two years ago.