Wordless Wednesday #7 - November 14, 2007

47 comments:

  1. This sea turtle is a Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata). The photo was taken in the Red Sea at a place called Thomas Reef, in the Tiran Straits.

    Bobbie

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  2. Dropped by from WW, and I'm so glad I did; your pictures belong in a museum!

    I'm glad that this is the last thing I'll see before I tuck in. Maybe, then, I'll get to dream about gorgeous scenes like this.

    Hope you have a wonderful WW!

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  3. What a beautiful photo! I need to show it to my daughter, she loves turtles! :-)

    Happy WW!

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  4. Wow, now that's a beautiful picture! The turtles not to bad either. Happy and blessed WW!

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  5. What a great photo. The turtle looks like she is suspended in motion

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  6. that´s a real nice shot. happy ww

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  7. Simply amazing shot. i love the way you've captured it in this photo. So alive! Happy WW! :-)

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  8. hmmm I always look forward to get on this side! I love that sea photos! Happy WW

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  9. How beautiful. Honus are my favorite sea creature.

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  10. Beautiful photo. I've seen the littlr ones hatch and make that funny dash to the sea on a beach in Florida. Thanks for stopping by my site. All the best.

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  11. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos with us.

    Serena
    ChatnChill

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  12. it looks like i could almost "ride" her....isn't it true that red sea is THE dive spot? thanks for sharing the beauty---

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  13. Oh, wow! Another great photo from the deep, blue sea! Are they endangered species?

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  14. You guys never stop to amaze me with the quality of your pictures. :)

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  15. Gorgeous! Beautiful photo of the turtle.

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  16. Amazing animal, amazing picture.

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  17. Great photo. I appreciate underwater photos because I doubt I'll ever get to see first hand. Thanks, Happy WW

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  18. What a coincidence ! I just saw one like that @ days ago when I made an excursion on a glass boat !! Yes Hurghada has changed a lot since I saw it in 2001 I didn't recognize anything !

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  19. At first I thought this was Myrtle, but then I remembered she is in Hawaii.

    Great capture!

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  20. Great Photograph.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  21. That is a cool turtle! My son would think this is super! Did you take the photo? :)

    Happy WW~

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  22. Wow, such blue. Beautiful blue. I love it. Have a great WW. :)

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  23. What a serene and beautiful creature. How awesome that you were able to photograph it and experience its world.

    Happy WW!! Thank you for visiting my site.

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  24. What a cool shot. He looks so peaceful...Happy WW and thanks for stopping by:)

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  25. I wonder how old he is... Turtles are such interesting creatures! Happy WW :P

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  26. WOW! What an utterly gorgeous photo! SUPER! I love it. so crisp and pretty!

    I only tried underwater photography once and it didn't work out too well. The all looked kind of washed out.

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  27. I know I am running out of original comments here, but I just love your underwater photos and can't wait for each weeks installment.

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  28. PRETTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Happy Wordless Wednesday! Come on over and visit my blog! I hope you are having a great one! I love getting a laugh out of some of the blogs, it brightens my day!

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  29. Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by on Wordless Wednesday, and thank you for your nice comments.

    @ Carmi, I hope the Hawksbill photo did give you nice dreams.

    @ Chris - We've seen little hatchlings, too, but not here in Hawaii. Turtles in our waters nest on the uninhabited Northwest Islands of the Hawaiian chain, so we rarely get to see hatchlings locally. The ones we saw were in Malaysia.

    @ Yuko (Webmaster Pomona) - I'm glad you said "almost ride" because as tempting as it might seem, to try to ride a sea turtle is NOT a good thing. Sea turtles are air breathers, and although they can hold their breaths for quite a long time under water, they do have to surface for a breath now and then. For this reason they completely panic when anything or anyone touches them underwater. They have an innate fear of being restrained.

    @ ZJ - yes, the Hawksbill turtles are officially an endangered species. Their populations are in serious decline all over the world.

    @ Gattina - I'm glad you had the chance to see one of these turtles. I've been following the story of your visit to Hurghada on your blog and it sounds like you're having a really good time.

    @ Kathy - No, not Myrtle this time. In fact this turtle is a different species from Myrtle. Myrtle is a Green Sea Turtle, while this one is a Hawksbill. We do have some Hawksbills in Hawaii, too, but very few compared to the Greens.

    @ Sarah - Yes, I took the photo.

    @ Frigga - No telling exactly how old this turtle is -- but it was rather large for its species, so definitely well into adulthood.

    @ Mary - Underwater photography can be tricky. Everything is always moving -- the water, the subjects, and the photographer! By the way, I hope your gallery showing is a huge success!

    To all the rest of our visitors, thank you for the complimentary comments. We're so glad you like our photos and we hope you come back to The Right Blue.

    For all of you turtle lovers, there will be another turtle post tomorrow about yet another sea turtle species: The loggerhead.

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  30. who does not love honus? whether being a passionate diver, like you, or not, like me. we had famous big island artist marcia ray do a wonderful watercolour painting of a turtle do for us. we love it! here is to your blog and all the honus! aloha, pua

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  31. Beautiful. And I have to say this again, you're blessed.

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  32. That is a great picture!

    And my WW? That really is the same cat, just with and without soot. If you see him from the side or rear the soot doesn't look so evenly distributed!

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  33. Thank you all.

    Blue Momma -- that cat photo on your blog fooled me. Maybe as you say it was the angle. ;-}

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  34. wow do you have great photos!!

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  35. Oh my goodness, exquisite. I'm grinning, it's so magnificant! thx for your visit :)

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  36. Thank you Alison & Rhonda.

    Yes, Kat, it really was a big turtle!

    Danny, I like the photos you've been posting on your blog, too, especially those from your road trips.

    Bobbie

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  37. Thank you Angela and Bernie.

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Bobbie & Jerry