Snapping Turtle and the K-3

It was raining lightly and all of sudden Misty started growling at the back door.  When I looked out to see what she saw I noticed this big old snapping turtle in the yard.  When I looked closely at her I thought she had a piece of metal stuck in front above her head, so I got the grabber to see if I could remove it without harming her, or me.  It turned out to be a piece of grass.  She was covered with junk from the pond bottom.

This is a good example of why I keep a Pentax K-3 DSLR with a zoom lens.  I can grab it quickly and take it out in any weather to make pictures like above.  I haven’t been taking it on my walks lately but I’m reconsidering that.  I hope that maybe if I get the right bag that I might be able to carry it in a manner that doesn’t bother my hands or back as long as I don’t go far.

The K3 is the camera that best fits my hand and once set up I never have to mess with the menu and I have never pressed a button accidently.  It is an ideal run and gun camera for documentaries, except for a few things.  It is built like a tank and is heavy and the shutter/mirror slap is loud, but I love it for outside when there are no people close-by and when I don’t have to carry it far or long.

PS, later it was pouring down the rain.  The following is a view through my front window of the street and driveway.  Reminded me of when I used the K-3 during last July’s flood.  It was after that when I started referring to my K-3 as my apocalypse camera.  I hope it doesn’t rain too hard or for too long since our culverts still haven’t been permanently repaired from the flood damage.


One comment

  1. Lois Revi

    Interesting. She was probably looking for a place to lay her eggs ! great picture .