Friday, February 10, 2012

Slow Motion

Turtles, fountain of Villa Mimbelli, Livorno“You are so slow!” - Turtles abandoned by their previous owners in the basin of the fountain of the park of “Villa Mimbelli”. (Picture taken in October 2011)

27 comments:

Robert Geiss said...

wonderful role models of life. please have a good friday.

Dianne said...

Life in the slow lane .... fantastic!

dandelion67 said...

Splendido...lento incedere...
colori meravigliosi..
grazie..
dandelìon

Jack said...

This is a nice "change of pace." Very crisp and interesting photo.

Theanne said...

Your turtles are beautiful...and stackable!

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful picture VP, this is really sweet.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I was going to say the young one is either 'hitching a ride' or crawling right up and over the top, lovely shot VP

Michelle said...

Funny picture!

Babooshka JH said...

Cute.

Randy said...

Adorable shot.

Kate said...

Love the colors! Fun animals to watch,too!!

cieldequimper said...

Chi va piano, va sano e va lontano.

That's what my grandfather always said...

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Aren't they beautiful!

Cezar and Léia said...

I love these adorable critters, since I was little kid.I'm always enchanted by turtles!
I hope they are fine.This picture is wonderful!
Léia

Dina said...

People just dump the turtles in the fountain? I hope they readjust.

JM said...

There are hundreds of them at a big pond in a park nearby, also abandoned by their owners. They seem to thrive there but I've never seen babies.

Rachel said...

I especially like the red-earred sliders, unless they are big enough to eat baby ducks and then I don't like them as much.

Nefertiti said...

les tortues sont comme les poupees russes elles d empilent ;o)

bon w end !

unephotounsouvenir.blogspot.com

Rob Siemann said...

Guess in London they would call it a double-decker...

crocrodyl said...

Perfect capture!

Traveling Hawk said...

Poor turtles! I cannot understand people who keep pets only to abandon them one day...The photo is great!

Kaori said...

I wonder if the basin of the fountain is better than a lake or river? Poor guys.

Halcyon said...

Awww... Hope they are surviving ok here. I think turtles are cute, but they don't make such interfering pets.

Gunn said...

Looks like a family outing:)

FrankandMary said...

Slow motion, but quick beauty.

Karl said...

Funny pic VP!
The little one is so cute.

Steffe said...

I'm glad you had time to shoot this, these guys move around very quickly.