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Moonlit Sleeping Honu

Regular price $49.00 USD
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  • The sunset before taking this photo was just ok. I didn’t get any great shots, but as I was walking on the beach trail through the bushes to get back to my car, I spotted a large “rock” down on the beach. But I’ve made that mistake before at this same location, and realized it was a sea turtle when I got closer. An easy mistake to make from a distance as the sea turtle is next to the jetty rocks. It was definitely a sea turtle again. The moon was a little over half full, but it was still low in the sky. It provided some great light for a long exposure, but not nearly as much as a full moon overhead. I made sure to keep my distance so that I didn’t disturb this sleeping honu. I also took several long exposure shots and adjusted the focus ring each time, until the turtle was in focus. It would have been much faster to get the sea turtle in focus by using my cell phone flashlight to light up the turtle. But when it comes to disturbing sea turtles, that is on the list of things not to do.
  • Location: Maui