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Day #18: Sometimes, You Have To Accept The Reality And Move On

Day #18: Sometimes, You Have To Accept The Reality And Move On

Best Nature and Wildlife Photos. Green Sea Turtle lying dead in a beach in Pondicherry near Windflower resorts, India. Nature, Wildlife, Bird, and Landscape Photography by Prathap.

The Photo

Dead green sea turtle in Pondicherry beach during golden hours.

Story Behind the Photo

A first glance at a big body lying on the seashore made my heart pound since I guessed it to be a sea turtle. My guess was right as I approached as this green sea turtle was lying motionless. My happiness of spotting a green sea turtle for the first time in my life, faded away instantly as I saw that it was lying dead.

I was very disappointed.

I left the place and started searching for a good place to stand to catch the Sunset. After making some nice sunset photographs at the beach I was walking back on the shore as I noticed this green sea turtle again. This time around I thought I should make a photograph to tell a story. Photograph of a dead turtle during the dusk gives us an indication that the death is temporary – There will be new day, new life, and new hope!

That made me realize that we have accept the reality and move on in life.

Slow shutter speed helped to create dreamy look of the sea, while circular polarizer filter (CPL) helped to bring out the rich colors in the sky and the water, and green sea turtle served as foreground element as well as the focal point in the photograph. This photograph demanded for horizontal composition to show the expanse of sea.

Technical Information

Body:  Nikon D750

Lens:  AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

Focal Length:  20mm

Aperture (f-stop):  f/22

Shutter Speed:  8 sec

ISO Sensitivity:  ISO-100

Exposure Compensation:  +0.7 step

Metering Mode:  Pattern

Shooting Mode:  Aperture Priority

Quick Tip

It is very easy to overcome by an emotion forcing you to miss a photographic opportunity. Sometimes, you have to accept the reality and move on.

Facts from Wiki

The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), also known as the green turtle, black (sea) turtle, or Pacific green turtle, is a large sea turtleof the family Cheloniidae. It is the only species in the genus Chelonia. Its range extends throughout tropical and subtropical seas around the world, with two distinct populations in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The common name comes from the usually green fat found beneath its carapace.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Photo Story. Have a Great Day Ahead!

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This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. Hi Prathap, really enjoying your series and all your valuable information. Very sad about the green sea turtle…..Looks like it was on a nest, is that an egg behind? What is trailing down the slope behind it, that looks like a snake? Very best wishes, Diane

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