Ted the Turtle

Posted by Shelle Singer_StarDog Photo (Washington State, United States) on 18 April 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Ted is my Asian Water Turtle that I have had since about 1981. He just keeps going. He's about 5" long and has been that size since I got him. Oh...I'm not really sure if Ted is a he or she.

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tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid portrait is superb. Good day.

18 Apr 2010 7:51am

@tede: thank you!

Tamara Tantrum from Southwest Florida, United States

Ted is stunning. I love him <3

I have a similar story:
My husband and I used to own two red eared slider turtles, named them Rafael and Donatello, only to find out much later that they were BOTH female! :)

18 Apr 2010 10:02pm

@Tamara Tantrum: You just never know!! Thanks for stopping by.

☾éline from New York City, United States

He/She has puppy eyes ! So cute !

19 Apr 2010 1:56am

@☾éline: I likeHe has a bit of charm to him.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wow, that is so cool that you have a turtle. I sort of have one - a wild one lives in a creek that I walk by several times a week and I always see him (?) and say hello. I call him Mr. T. Great shot.

19 Apr 2010 2:31am

@B. Thomas: Thank you. Great you have a wild one to say hello to. Poor guy, never thought I'd have him so long but he just keeps on going!!

Dorcas from Lima, Peru

nice shot!

19 Apr 2010 3:31am

@Dorcas: Thanks and thank you for stopping by!!

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

superb clarity and DOF! Well done

19 Apr 2010 5:16am

Photome from Uden, Netherlands

Lovely shot!

19 Apr 2010 7:59am

Elora from Genoa, Italy

he or she, ted is awesome!! he is super cute, and if I were on that side of the pond, I might just steal him ;) (I'm kidding of course!)

19 Apr 2010 9:17am

@Elora: LOL Thanks for checking him (her?) out!!

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

wow.. what a super girl ;)) beautiful DOF !

19 Apr 2010 2:31pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Ted looks like a she based on the claws. The males tend to have big raking claws where the females are more uniform. I have a red eared slider, female :)

23 Apr 2010 3:00pm

@Self-Indulgence: Well that's the closest I've come to knowing if Ted is he or she!! Thanks!!

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Ted is a very cool turtle! I worked at Mass Audubon and our turtles live for about fifty years. Cool!

21 Jan 2011 8:03pm

Sony DSLR-A200
1/160 second
ISO 100
70 mm


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