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Golden cove

Golden cove

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This is in the beautiful inlet formed by lava that overtook the area about two hundred years ago. It is a natural sanctuary for the green sea turtles around the Big Island of Hawaii. The turtles come to rest and sleep over the warm rocks after a day eating on limu seaweed in the bay. The ocean surf behind the background stack of lava rocks was pretty rough that day, the turtle likely more than welcomed the rest. It opened its eyes lazily for only a few brief moments.

Canon EOS 1Ds ,Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
1/40s f/10.0 at 35.0mm iso200 full exif

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Bernard Bosmans26-Oct-2008 07:34
Beautiful warm colours, what a wonderful meeting it must have been. The background is so complementary. Wonderful shot. V.
jlm24-Mar-2008 19:18
Cette image a un côté préhistorique étonnant
Marie-Hélène Raletz19-Mar-2008 10:54
C'est vrai qu'elle a l'air crevé :)
Quelle lumière, et quelles couleurs!
Steven Noyes14-Feb-2008 14:01
Great composition Mr. Rubin. It is great to see photographers putting wildlife within the framework of their environment. It is much harder to do and has a significantly higher impact.

Darbowski13-Feb-2008 20:23
Superbes couleurs et composition ! VVV
Yiannis Pavlis12-Feb-2008 15:12
Well presented and captured. I love the colour tones.V
Dan Ng12-Feb-2008 03:12
Wow...stunning composition! V.
Stewart Mitchell11-Feb-2008 20:17
Great imagery, like the textures on the rock and turtle
Jeff Waldorff11-Feb-2008 11:50
Gorgeous! Beautiful light and tones.
JD11-Feb-2008 05:59
Les couleurs sont superbes, et le point de vue tres bien choisi.
Brinn MacDougall10-Feb-2008 20:03
Outstanding capture with perfect detail and poignant subject...v
olivier bruning10-Feb-2008 18:11
magnificent capture....the turtle looks exhausted! V
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad10-Feb-2008 17:26
Fantastic image. The comp, colors, crop all combine for a most beautiful portrait of the tortoise. V
Zaid Kurdi10-Feb-2008 16:47
Amazing capture,Wonderful composition and colors.....V.
Peter Stahl10-Feb-2008 16:40
Super shot all the way around!! GMV.
Enny10-Feb-2008 16:20
wow, very impressive.
Tsienni10-Feb-2008 14:14
ben jolie celle-ci. presque irréelle je la trouve.
omer1210-Feb-2008 13:05
Nice! but look sad... =[
Noel Saratan10-Feb-2008 12:37
Beautiful creature, very natural hdr look. v
Jaime González10-Feb-2008 11:54
Excellent HDR work, the details are impressive. -V-
Barbara Heide10-Feb-2008 10:32
very strong! v
Sandi Whitteker10-Feb-2008 09:34
Beautiful Yves! I'm so jealous!
Sofia Solomennikova10-Feb-2008 09:19
Beautiful compo and tones, V
Gérard Koehl10-Feb-2008 07:46
Wow... magnifique. La composition et les teintes sont superbes. V