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Chris Smith
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Turtle Photos - Wanted

Post by Chris Smith » February 5th, 2014, 12:32 pm

Hello all,

The MN DNR is working on a small turtle booklet (hopefully waterproof) that will be given to our fisheries staff as well as others to help with MN turtle ID. We cannot pay for photos but I can certainly send out a gratis copy to those with photos that we use. Photos will be credited. Below is a list of photos / shots needed:

UPDATED - April 15th, 2014

1) Posed / profile shot of a southern (Ouachita) map turtle
2) Top down carapace of southern (Ouachita) map turtle
3) Southern (Ouachita) map turtle plastron
4) False map turtle profile / posed shot
5) False map turtle carapace
6) False map turtle in hand (larger individual ideally)
7) Smooth softshell (posed)
8) Smooth softshell carapace
9) Smooth softshell plastron
10) Smooth softshel in hand


Photos can be e-mail to: Christopher.E.Smith AT state.mn.us (please include the preferred spelling of your name for the photos credit).

Thanks all!
Chris

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Re: Turtle Photos - Wanted

Post by justinm » February 5th, 2014, 1:00 pm

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Chris, I've also given you my Flickr set on Turtles. I'm pretty sure I have decent up close pics of a smooth softshell I need to dig out.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmichels/s ... 386212237/

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Re: Turtle Photos - Wanted

Post by walk-about » February 5th, 2014, 1:36 pm

Chris - you got mail.

Dave

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Re: Turtle Photos - Wanted

Post by NACairns » February 5th, 2014, 3:06 pm

I've sent you some Graptemys geographica and Sternotherus odoratus shots from Ontario.
Best,
Nick

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Re: Turtle Photos - Wanted

Post by Chris Smith » February 5th, 2014, 3:11 pm

Thanks! Keep 'em coming. :thumb:

-Chris

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Re: Turtle Photos - Wanted

Post by Rich in Reptiles » February 5th, 2014, 3:55 pm

I have a few Northern map turtle pics that I'll send.
-Bethany

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Re: Turtle Photos - Wanted

Post by Mike VanValen » February 5th, 2014, 10:41 pm

Stinkpot photos sent (in hand, plastron, etc.) I have a red-eared slider plastron shot if you don't have one yet.

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Re: Turtle Photos - Wanted

Post by Chris Smith » February 6th, 2014, 10:27 am

Thanks all, I have updated the wanted list above.

-Chris

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Re: Turtle Photos - Wanted

Post by beanie » February 6th, 2014, 1:14 pm

Just sent you some :thumb:

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Re: Turtle Photos - Wanted

Post by Don Becker » February 6th, 2014, 4:20 pm

#3 Maybe? Head can be cropped out of full size image
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#8 You didn't specify age (Have lots of the same photo of the baby with different variations)
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#9 well, you know, since you harp on me about it every time I take a record of one
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#10 Again, age?
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#11 Holy crap, why don't I have a 1000 better pictures of these, I find them all the damn time
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Re: Turtle Photos - Wanted

Post by chrish » February 7th, 2014, 10:43 pm

Here's an A. spinifera. He wasn't really "posed", that's just how he was sitting.

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and my only posed Musk Turtle shot

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Re: Turtle Photos - Wanted

Post by John Williams » February 8th, 2014, 7:14 pm

Here's some posed spiny softshell shots

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Re: Turtle Photos - Wanted

Post by Chris Smith » April 15th, 2014, 11:37 am

Thanks all! I have updated this list at the top of the page. Still need a few images.

Thanks again,
Chris

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