Yves Rubin |
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Hawaii - Big Island
Hawaii - Oahu
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Stunning work!! So clear and colorful, it's like we are there! Excellent work.
A perfect collection! You are the man, Yves! V.
I love your bright pictures
Great gallery. The title "Turtles" should be changed to "Not Just Turtles" or "Turtles with Color". Some great compositions and color in these shots.
A very interesting and unusual gallery. I particularly like the turtles swimming at sunset . the tones and the composition is marvelous
wow !!! beautiful !!!
Unique gallery...I like it very much!
Outstanding set of images. I love turtles and these images really capture them well. The post processing is also excellent.
Stunning collection and another vote!
Reflections by Ruth
what a stunning gallery of color and exceptional compositions :)
found you from the Epson forum :o)
Came back for another look, These shots are so stunning each and everyone of them. Congrats again.
mazing gallery with many beautiful images. well done V
An Excellent body of work. v
wonderful, nature's harmony at its finest ~V~
You made me smile today, I love this gallery :) thanks for sharing! V
Debbie Blackburn Beierle
OUTSTANDING gallery!!! Like fantasy land! Gorgeous colors. Just beautiful work!!!
Very beautiful, colored, harmonious and peaceful pictures which make love the turtles. I like your work very much, Yves, it is great ! BV.
Outstanding gallery and work on turtles. You have captured them so beautifully that made me want to look at them all! V
the emotion of this entire gallery is overwhelming and so beautiful...I applaud you! Your images are true treasures and the creatures here are just amazing! V
Beautiful and fascinating images. Well done, Yves. ~V~
the best and I mmean the very best gallery on Turtles on PB
Amazing turtle gallery, I enjoyed every image, thanks for posting, vote, Rosemarie :o)
WOW WOW WOW what a super gallery. Gorgeous.
I was looking again in that gallery and I realized that I really love that animal!
great collection & presentation of my favourite animal! V
I feel that you have wonderful humorous touch in this gallery :-)
What a brilliant work, a pleasure to look at these images!! ( V ) Anna
this gallery is a HUGE @#$%ING WOW!!!
it should be in the top top popular
what amazing colors
what amazing landscapes
and the turtles - national geo , man !!!
fantastic superb work, u are getting better and better !!!
huge vote from me, of course
great work a fabulous collection.
I'll never get tired of your turtle pix! How I love those creatures, and you really show them to advantage.
Ok now I want to go to a tropical place! :-) Beautiful shots! VVV
Magnifique galerie, couleurs superbes
A remarkable adventure, spectacular gallery Yves! VOTE!
very kind work
Fantastic gallery Yves!!!
Marvelous frames and envirourment.
Splendid work indeed.-V-
I am back for another ride on the backs of these magnificent creatures. Yves, your images take me to such a deep place in myself, a place where we are all one. Thank you for giving me this amazing place of respite.
Chon Chat Tock
The images you exhibit here are just incredible! I'm really jealous of you. V!
Wonderful gallery! A vote.
Fantastic shots of one of my favorite animals. You've done a great job capturing them, plus the gorgeous colors of water and sky. V
Truly masterful stuff. Beautiful compositions. Voted. A new favorite.
Wow fantastic processing. I love the artistic look of your photos.
FANTASTIC work. Beautiful setting. Voted!
Amazing galleri - Bravo !
A unique, creative and beautiful gallery.
wish Iknew one of them personnaly.
I like turtles also. But hardly seen beautiful photos of them until got a visit to this gallery. I like how up close and personal you got. Excellent work! V
they are really fascinating.. great work! v
Wonderful Site. JT
Absolutly amazing gallerie
A woundrous gallery of fine images. I have only encountered sea turtles on two occasions while diving. Fantastic work!
Thanks for your great talent and effort to create these impressive images of turtles: informative and enjoyable to view them.
Stunning! Great images! I love to dive and interact with subaquatic wildlife. If you ever have the chance, go to Indonesia or East-Timor. The best places I ever dived... and I miss them so much that it hurts! Looking at your images made me travel. Thanks!
Fairy photos!!!! Big vote
Amazing Gallery ! V !
PS: thnx for your comments !
a peaceful and colourful gallery
Bon Matin Yves,
Je suis tres impressionne par la qualite de tes images.Celles-ci sont magnifiques.Merci d'etre venu sur mon site''www.loizo.com''...''L'homme des glaces...!!'' et du Saguenay.
Bravo pour le site...au plaisir...Marc Loiselle/Loizo...Tadoussac Qc.
Turtles! You gotta love them, they're such wonderful animals!
Awesome photos! Voted.
i love this gallery and really interesting subject!!!!! it s very passionating to know how this animal survives,
my vote !
really exellent treatement ; colors ect...
These images are absolutely stunning. Voted!!!!!
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I have also had a great love of turtles that started back when I was a child. This gallery is like a love letter to those exquisite creatures. Thank you. V
I have been there a hundred times and have never seen it look this beautiful. You do amazing work!!!!
Great gallery with special colours. V.
awesome and breath-taking images. I am speechless at this gallery. BIG Vote!!!
another great gallery. V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal
What a amazing gallerie, all great shots.
Simply vibrant and awesome!!!
Very enjoyable gallery of a great subject. V
Nice gallery! I like your work :)
Oh my, these are lovely Yves! I wish they were mine.
Lloyd & Sandy Spitalnik
Hi Yves, Fabulous gallery! Loved each and every image. VOTE Sandy&Lloyd
Wow! Beautiful, top quality pictures. Love them!
Beautiful gallery, Yves. I loved it!
Awesome gallery. Voted.
Simply Spectacular. =v=
What can I add that has not been said....superb!
What a wonderful gallery ! You have captured some amazing colors and compositions.
Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
!..Excellent..!I Love your gallery...................!
Luzikz - Photography
wow... beautifull images from sea turtles : )
I love them!
Definitly the best turtle shots I've seen yet. Congrats!!
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad
You honour the turtle with this gallery. V
Wow, such a beautiful gallery!
It's one of the best I've seen on all of PBase!
Wondweful gallery and colors. Voted.
O! you have done. Beautiful presentation or Turtles. Nice capture.
carol j. phipps
A spectacular gallery - very refreshing and vibrant - full of interesting and well composed images. GMV - Kind regards - Richard Cobby UK
Wow! These pictures are amazing and so beautiful. It's seems there are a fabolous range of talented photogophers! This is a well and truley wonderful sight. I would reccommend...
De superbes images, tout simplement !
Fabulous color and place.....EXCELLENT.....
Absolutely impressive project Yves!
A big bravo and thanks for sharing it. v
GEORGEUS GALLERY !!! VOTED.
Professional work !
Keep going on.
Those colors! Warm, cool...
Are they natural?
Don't get me wrong here: even if they are not, they are beautiful!
Beautiful Gallery. Voted.
It is indeed a real issue getting too close to turtles on the Big Island, in recent years they have greatly increased in population and they can be found at most of the beaches now, either sleeping on the sand or feeding on seaweed under water. This is really fortunate because they became almost extinct in the 70's, but at the same time overactive real estate development and human population have both dramatically increased recently (to my dismay), to the point that it is difficult to predict how the turtles will react to this.
The shot was taken at Honaunau Bay (near the Place of Refuge), a very popular snorkeling and scuba diving place that even some guided tours visit. I was following this peacefully swimming turtle from a decent distance and saw it suddenly stepped on by the unwitting snorkeler at right not knowing it was approaching. That area was right at the place were swimmers enter the water from a steep lava shelf, talk about crowding! The turtle continued on not showing any sign of distress but of course those snorkelers got really excited about their "discovery" and followed it briefly.
I'm sure it's good to be friend with them if they feel happy with it.
As you say above "keep in mind that they are protected and should not be approached too closely." Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles are a THREATENED Species protected by both state and federal law. IT IS ILLEGAL TO DISTURB THEM IN THE OCEAN OR ON THE BEACH and fines can be imposed for doing so.
Amazing images beautifully photographed. Voted.
Amazing galleries, wonderful colors and compositions.--Rene
Gayle P. Clement
Beautiful pics Yves, do u know where else I can find these lovely turtles other than Hawaii?
Great gallery! I especially like "Late Swim" and "Turtle Resting."
Spectacular job. It has my girlfriend and I wanting to go there and see the turles immediately!
congratulations on a wonderful gallery. too many great shots to pick a favorite. voted.
beautiful job, you're very fortunate to not only see such magnificant creatures, but to film them so well, congrats!
I love it
Great Gallery, Voted
absolutely beautiful gallery,cheers!
Nice images. I like how you have included some lovely surroundings with your turtle shots.
Great work -
Brilliant set Yves. Vote.
Wonderful gallery, enjoyed my visit.
Une galerie absolument magnifique. Les couleurs, la composition et les lumières sont d'une grande qualité. Une très belle série de photos.
I love this gallery!
What's your secret? I've never seen turtles in shallow water. I've seen them when snorkeling in Maui but they are always in about 30 -40 feet of (not always so clear anymore) water. Great photos, and such clarity. I went to the Place of Refuge last summer but strangely saw no turtles that afternoon. I'll definitely check out Kiholo Bay next time.
What a beautiful gallery! One gets a feeling of peace looking at these pictures
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