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Post Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:29 am   Sea Turtle Pictures - Buck Island, St. Croix, USVI

This is a sea turtle I saw while snorkeling at Buck Island Reef while on my honeymoon last year. We went on a two week Caribbean cruise and St. Croix was our last stop. I realize the quality is not the best; I used a mediocre digital underwater camera to take the pictures. I have some better sea turtle pictures from Barbados that I will upload hopefully tomorrow. Hope you enjoy! (Side note - the sign you see in some of the pictures is part of the "underwater trail" at Buck Island)

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:43 am   Re: Sea Turtle Pictures - Buck Island, St. Croix, USVI

sweet, very nice.
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:33 am   Re: Sea Turtle Pictures - Buck Island, St. Croix, USVI

Awesome! Picture quality is really good too!
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:52 am   Re: Sea Turtle Pictures - Buck Island, St. Croix, USVI

Amazing! I can't wait until I can see a real sea turtle in its element like that :)
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:22 pm   Re: Sea Turtle Pictures - Buck Island, St. Croix, USVI

Moose wrote:Amazing! I can't wait until I can see a real sea turtle in its element like that :)


This was literally a dream come true for me. I'm fascinated by sea turtles and to see them in the wild was an amazing experience that I will never forget. Cross this one off of my bucket list!
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:31 am   Re: Sea Turtle Pictures - Buck Island, St. Croix, USVI

Very cool! Did you try chasing the turtles? :P A little Photoshop editing will help make those pics clearer. And congratulations!
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:56 am   Re: Sea Turtle Pictures - Buck Island, St. Croix, USVI

steve wrote:Very cool! Did you try chasing the turtles? :P A little Photoshop editing will help make those pics clearer. And congratulations!


Thanks Steve! I didn't try to chase this turtle, but there were other turtles we saw in Barbados that we were able to touch their shells as they swam by - it was really cool! I'm working on uploading those pictures from Barbados right now but Photobucket is being really slow. I do have Photoshop but I'll be the first to admit that I'm not very good at using it. I will do some Google searching on how to clear up these pictures because it would definitely be worth the time and effort to figure it out.
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:57 am   Re: Sea Turtle Pictures - Buck Island, St. Croix, USVI

Using Levels or Curves under images>adjustments and you can clear up some of the green haze.

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:58 pm   Re: Sea Turtle Pictures - Buck Island, St. Croix, USVI

Wow, those look a lot better! Thanks for the tip, I'm going to play with these pictures and see what I can do.
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