There are a lot of painted turtles in the ponds around here. The problem is that they do not hang around much for a photo shoot. We saw two such turtles on a log at the edge of a pond at McCloud Nature Park just enjoying the sunshine. We quietly walked toward them adjusting the zoom lens as we moved. The first turtle rolled off the log back into the water after the first two captures. This second turtle stayed a bit longer but this was as close as I could get to him before he left us too.