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All Backed Up
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It seems the rush hour traffic has caused a minor fender bender. These turtles made an interesting subject, as they do seem to be waiting for something. Any one out there speak "Turtlese"?......... I'm sorry I haven't submitted any images lately; I've been laid up with a wounded back for the last little while. I seem to be on the mend, so I should be submitting more, on a regular basis. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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01/04/05 4:36 AM GMT
Welcome back Michael.. great shot... unusual to see so many turtles together like that..
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The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand. --Robert Vallett
01/04/05 6:24 AM GMT
Unless you are the lead turtle the view never changes.

Beautiful shot
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01/04/05 6:32 AM GMT
this is awesome..makes me laugh...just great capturee!!!!
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01/04/05 7:34 AM GMT
Marvellous shot and great capture.
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01/04/05 8:53 AM GMT
This is great Michael! It reminds me so much of Frogger... you almost expect to see a frog on one of their backs with a shore in front and on the other side an alligator or 2 ;-) Impressive and well done! :)
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01/04/05 8:57 AM GMT
Nice shot, very funny :)

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01/04/05 12:33 AM GMT
I agree, nice comical image. Good capture.
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"Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter." Ansel Adams
01/04/05 1:23 PM GMT
hey Michael, Happy New Year! i think that these guys are going to be stuck in traffic for a while.........don't you! hehe great shot!
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jem184 "only you can make your dreams come true!"
01/04/05 2:29 PM GMT
Great way to start off the new year, with a laugh! Hope your feeling 100% soon. Happy new year, Michael.
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Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward. -- Victor Kiam
01/04/05 4:12 PM GMT
A horizontal Yertle the Turtle. Wonderful green of the water nicely highlights the turtles and their log. High marks.
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The righteous themselves will possess the earth, And they will reside forever upon it. Psalm 37:29
01/04/05 4:56 PM GMT
This is a fun composition for desktop use. I had just gone out this morning to buy a Yertle, Myrtle, and Mac ornament Hallmark had. I am also very impressed with the color in this. favs
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I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for. Georgia O'Keeffe
01/04/05 5:49 PM GMT
A really nice and funny picture, Michael. Nine turtels from me!
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01/04/05 10:56 PM GMT
I'm sorry to hear this Michael. hope you'll get better soon.

this is a great capture. love the vivid colors in this and I envy you for taking these cutes turtles. my new desktop^^
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01/04/05 11:48 PM GMT
A great shot for sure, how unusual that is?
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01/05/05 12:10 AM GMT
This image is pretty darn funny. It put a smile on my face. High marks from me. I am glad to hear you are feeling better. :c)
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01/05/05 12:22 AM GMT
Great hot - Love the little turtle topper at the far right. I wonder if it spins in the wind. The colors are great, too.

Here's to a speedy and full recovery.
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I'd as soon destroy a stained glass window than an artist such as yourself. --Wesley to an unconcious Inigo Montoya in the Princess Bride
01/05/05 2:16 AM GMT
Now that's what I call a real "log jam," hee hee! What a great photo. Hope you are feeling better soon and that your holidays were full of love and joy.
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I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that don't work. -- Thomas Edison
01/05/05 2:21 AM GMT
wow thats funny, and a great image
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01/05/05 10:37 AM GMT
Hope you're ALL BACKED UP and running soon Michael. best wishes . Cheers Al.
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" The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
01/06/05 2:12 AM GMT
the one on top of the lead one makes it absolutely wondeful. I would of loved to see that turtle just flapping away trying to move...maybe just spinning. I can just imagine him doing that and I can't help but laugh. Fantastic picture. And get out there and get more pictures, they are always wonderful.
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01/06/05 3:08 AM GMT
Oh Michael, I love this image!! I am a huge fan of turtles and this is such a great shot...I see them like this often when I go canoeing, but can never quite get a good shot of them from the moving canoe! I'm so glad you captured this! Definitely into my favorites! Hope you are feeling better :)
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"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night" - Edgar Allan Poe
01/07/05 6:12 AM GMT
priceless. how many images do you have just waiting to be uploaded? i thought they might start to lose quality as you uploaded more and more, but i've seen nothing of the sort. good luck getting back up on your feet
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01/07/05 2:37 PM GMT
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01/07/05 5:57 PM GMT
What a great shot! :) Never seen a turtle traffic jam before. Just goes to show we humans are the only ones who create our own problems.
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01/08/05 12:27 AM GMT
What a hilarious image! Also, hope your back is better. Thanks for posting!
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"Why does mineral water that has 'trickled through mountains for centuries' go out of date next year?"
01/08/05 2:21 AM GMT
Comical Image, nicely done...
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01/08/05 2:44 AM GMT
Glad to see you back on, I've missed your photos! Of course, I haven't been on in awhile either so I need to check out the rest of them! Great shot, put a smile on my face.
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01/09/05 11:52 AM GMT
excellent photo!
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01/09/05 5:58 PM GMT

orgy? i heard this is the way turtles mate smtimes. i may be wrong.. lol gud capture
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Its raining again, falling from the stars...
01/09/05 6:30 PM GMT
I think it's cute!
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A few years back a boy told me that I thought like a girl. I said study hard and you can too!
01/10/05 12:32 AM GMT
Sooooo cute!...and I love how the water is so green,and at the front its blue...and you did the photo in 'thirds' very nice. You live near me I guess. I am in Oregon...near Portland...Ive gotten many a great shot up at Port Townsend...
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"Simplicity is Elegance"
01/13/05 8:30 PM GMT
These are obviously LA turtles.
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01/14/05 5:28 PM GMT
turtles are cool. the colors work together well here too. i just love photographing wild life.
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01/26/05 10:11 AM GMT
It's kinda funny to see turtles lining up like that... ;)
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01/30/05 5:57 PM GMT
Turtles are adorable, I have two of them myself. And they are exactly like these!! :D:D
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03/09/05 8:33 AM GMT
PRETTY!! ^_^
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03/09/05 8:58 PM GMT
I think the turtles are saying, "why swim when you could just ride around on a log?" seems crowded, though. the one on top probably thinks he's hot stuff because he's got the most room.
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May the road rise to meet you May the wind be always at your back...
03/12/05 2:52 PM GMT
I like how it's a wonderfully taken photo, but also has personality.
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03/29/05 5:50 PM GMT
hehehe, a turtle trafic jam :D

you know, they remind me of the seven dwarfs from the snowhite fairy tale.. there are seven turtles on this shot and i can imagine them like those little fellows on their way to the mines singing "hey-ho" :D

great details on their mails.. and a hillarious shot, it really made me laugh looking at these little turtles :))) also, beautiful vivid colours, especially the green water!

thank you for this image.. awww :)) it put a huge smile on my face :o)
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06/14/05 3:13 PM GMT
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06/23/05 10:37 PM GMT
cute shot definately an unusual compositing thanks the the turtle jam.
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06/24/05 12:09 AM GMT
Oh my god ! you must in luck with the right time and the right moment !
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07/28/05 3:03 PM GMT
Turtles!! One of my favorite things. Thanks for sharing.
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09/16/05 3:16 AM GMT
How funny! This is a really fun picture! Great job in capturing them on top of each other like that.
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"He who breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom." ~Gandalf the Grey, from "The Lord of the Rings"
09/16/05 9:29 PM GMT
photoimagery got laid... lol i read the first part of the sentence and then saw the rest of it... lol.... (;
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"Most lies about blondes are flase."
09/18/05 5:00 PM GMT
I empathize with yer back problems and am grateful you still took the time to share this delightful photo with us...
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12/22/05 5:57 AM GMT
Must be on the Turtle 405 Parking Lot during rush hour...
This pic made my day!!! I just came across this photo, and it couldn't have come at a better time!
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Look to the Future, Remeber the Past, but Live in the Present, and Never forget to tell those you love "I Love You", you may not get another chance.
01/22/06 8:46 AM GMT
no! no! :D xD Is' that even possible... Water is a little blurry but the image is still so funny (nearly fell off my chair..). To my favs (of course)
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01/22/06 9:55 PM GMT
awww!!!! cute ^^
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02/10/06 7:45 PM GMT
Wow...I'm really late in discovering this...didn't think I was ever going to reach the bottom to comment! *grin*
Beautiful and delightful, another masterpiece!
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02/14/06 8:28 PM GMT
FIRSTLY: Get well soon!!!!!!!!!!
This is so hilariously adorable! Immediately eye-catching, and totally unique! Great one!
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02/23/06 3:18 AM GMT
That is so cute. ;-D ...And to top it off, it's a great quality image.
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03/05/06 8:12 PM GMT
Great shot, as clear and crisp as they get. Seems there are line jumpers even in Turtle Land.
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03/07/06 6:00 PM GMT
It's good to be the top turtle :)
Cute picture..good and clear.
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03/20/06 3:01 PM GMT
What an interesting picture you have here. Love the framing of the subject matter as well as the coloring (mostly of the water). Great job!
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03/27/06 11:18 PM GMT
This definately gave me a laugh! Nice image, into my favorites it goes.

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Treat the earth well, it was not given to you by your parents... It was loaned to you by your children.
03/29/06 8:30 AM GMT
It's adorable. Thank you.
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05/21/06 4:03 PM GMT
very very cute!!
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06/28/06 3:08 AM GMT
I have this picture rotating on my screensavers for awhile now and I forgot to leave a comment. :o( Great picture! I really enjoy all of your work. Superb!
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"Dance like nobodys watching"!
08/02/06 3:03 AM GMT
What a great picture! Nice unique subject and the turtle are so cute = ) Great job! -Sarah = )
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"I became like a band member whose instrument was the camera." -Linda McCartney
10/18/06 5:55 AM GMT
Delightful picture. Is now my desktop. Thanks, Bruce B.
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04/14/07 5:32 AM GMT
how did that turtle get up there!?!? too cute
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04/14/07 11:49 PM GMT
Funny capture. Love it. Great work!
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05/10/07 12:02 AM GMT
Oh how lovely! This super image just made my day. These turtles are too cute, the colours and the composition are amazing.
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08/24/09 12:59 AM GMT
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11/01/09 8:20 PM GMT
What a cool old post...Talk about a traffic jam! Favs...
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