Playing with harsh light down at the pond... National Turtle Day!
Went out this morning and got a few turtle shots; the lighting was harsh, and otherwise avoided by most photographers... In these cases I feel it adds to the atmosphere and conditions the turtles live in on these bright days.
This in mind, highlights and colors are really strong in these images; they are meant to "pop" in this way. I did make sure they didn't clip, but who knows after compression and uploading, they could now clip again.. heh.. I included the fishing bobber as I loved the colors.
Basic edits but also increased shadows and, surprisingly, lowered colors (Believe it or not), The shot with the turtle in the water, I removed a stick that was distracting. All Bokeh is real. Green casting in a few shots was caused by shooting thru foreground foliage to add atmosphere.
Taken with a Nikon Z6 with Nikkor 200-500mm Lens.