Saturday, 2 March 2013

Picture This #189 - A Moving Moment!

This shot was taken at the Bournemouth International Air Show, Two wing Walkers!

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This is another shot from my Surfs Up set he was really moving LOL

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Finally this really was a moving Moment, I was at Panama City Beach Florida in 2005 walking on the beach when I came across this poor creature, a Loggerhead sea turtle that had been flipped on its back by a wave and stranded as the tide started to turn.

I attempted to flip him back but he was too heavy, I looked around the beach for help but it was early in the morning and there was nobody in sight.

I tried once more to flip him and just at that moment one last wave surged up the beach and as I pulled it rolled him over, we both lay there for a second in the surf looking at each other and then he slowly dragged himself back into the ocean.

It was a very moving moment on many levels!

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13 comments:

  1. Cool movers on both the plans and the surf and a move is needed to help out the poor tortoise. Thanks for your comment on mine.

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  2. Oh WOW ... what a truly moving story ... I can just imagine what must have gone through that turtles mind ... he must have been so thankful!!
    Beautiful surf capture ... can almost hear those waves ....
    I don't know how those people stand on those wings ... just the thought of it makes my palms all sweaty ...
    Three very different movements ... love it. I was hoping for out of the box thoughts ~smile~ .....

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  3. Hi Baz!! I was expecting great shots from you for this theme, as you take some of the best 'action' shots around, and I wasn't disappointed!! Awesome shot of the wing-walkers and superb action-stop of the surfers!! That last one was moving in a completely different way. A wonderful shared moment after you had helped him back the right way up :-))

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  4. Wow! Impressive! the first shot.
    Great action shot the second one.
    The last one is really moving...

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  5. Your photos are always beyond my expectation... Fantastic trio!

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  6. Thank goodness you were there to help the friend in need. You photos are awesome as usual Baz. Love them all.

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  7. all are just wonderful--I especially love the surfer shot--
    but the old planes bring back memories I got to ride in one once

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  8. Love your shots, real action. Very good catch of the wing walkers, good surfing shot and poor little turtle. I am sure you were his rescuer.

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  9. I am so moved by your story of the turtle. Great picture, great story, very kind of you.

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  10. All good examples of movement but love love love that last one.

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  11. Amazing shots, Baz!

    That last shot brings tears to my eyes. Thank you for your caring and persistence in saving your "friend in need".

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