Turtle shell by 888rachel

Turtle shell

You must be wondering why I've put this shot up. Mr 10 (my 10 year old son) and I were walking along the mangroves when he discovered a scattered pile of bones. We packed them up, and he put the together like a jigsaw. And voila - a Green Sea Turtle shell (actually he has half of another shell too). I was surprised the whole lot were there.
wow
November 5th, 2014  
Wow, cool shot, Rachel.
November 5th, 2014  
That's impressive as a shot and as a task!
November 5th, 2014  
unreal - love it - fav
November 5th, 2014  
awesome shot
November 5th, 2014  
Great find!! I cannot believe he was able to assemble that shell up like that! Are you sure he is not an archeologist?!
November 5th, 2014  
Great fine wonderful capture!
November 5th, 2014  
Wow, that is really cool and a terrific shot! Why do you call your hubby "mr. 10?" ... I must have missed something along the way :)
November 5th, 2014  
I've never seen one of these before. I thought they were all exo skeletons. So interesting, and good for him!
November 5th, 2014  
@linah thanks Linda! Mr 10 is my ten year old son. I had a chuckle at your comment. I can't imagine my hubby doing this!
November 5th, 2014  
@panthora thanks! I think my son is more an environmentalist. He asked for a worm farm for his birthday.
November 5th, 2014  
Wow what a great job he has done putting it together!
November 6th, 2014  
wow
November 6th, 2014  
what a shot and your Mr. 10 is quite a clever guy, eh ?
November 6th, 2014  
Yay, Mr. 10! This must have been challenging. Opens up Christmas gift possibilities.
November 6th, 2014  
That is a super cool find - what a neat discovery for you and your son. I'll have to share this with my Mr. 8. :)
November 6th, 2014  
LOL! Mr 10, I knew what you meant straight away, I chuckled at someone thinking of your hubby as the male equivalent of Bo Derek (from the movie 10)...

Now I really like that reflective surface you are photographing on lately, and pass on my congrats to Mr 10 for his paleontology skills!
November 6th, 2014  
Ahhhh love a turtle :) Nice time with mom and 10 !
November 6th, 2014  
That's wonderful to see Rachel, what a great thing to find. He's done a fab job of assembling this puzzle.
November 6th, 2014  
Oh I am impressed with Mr 10's work, oh and cool shot too ;)
November 6th, 2014  
WOW - I love it!!! How clever of Mr 10 :) Instant FAV
November 6th, 2014  
Very cool shot!
November 6th, 2014  
Cute name for your hubby, by the way... big points for persistence and puzzle solving skills, demonstrated in this shot. I agree with @tomtom - your reflective surface highlights this shot very well. I like the minimalist feel of these bones. :)
November 6th, 2014  
@rosiekerr thanks so much Rosie! And Mr 10 is actually my ten year old son! I had a chuckle over that.
November 6th, 2014  
Wow...great discovery and reconstruction!
November 6th, 2014  
Wow that is fantastic... good on Mr 10.. fav
November 6th, 2014  
What a brilliant find and subsequent rebuild
November 6th, 2014  
composed beautifully.
November 6th, 2014  
Great shot and Fav
November 6th, 2014  
What a great find and a really interesting story.
November 6th, 2014  
@tomtom Mr 10 says thanks, hubby laughs at Mr 10 for him, and the reflective surface is a back granite floor tile that I got from a tile shop. Thanks Andrew.
November 6th, 2014  
At last I am seeing it on 365. Looks Fantastic. Tell No. 10 he did very well!! A Fav
November 6th, 2014  
What a fabulous find, well done on putting him together again! I found an old tortoise shell on the farm - must take a photo of it and compare the two.
November 6th, 2014  
How interesting. Quite a lovely abstract
November 6th, 2014  
Wow! What a great find!
November 6th, 2014  
So interesting.
November 6th, 2014  
wow never seen something like that, it looks spectacular!
November 6th, 2014  
Wow, good job Mr. 10!
November 6th, 2014  
Amazing
November 6th, 2014  
Gorgeous! I love the shell against the blue!
November 6th, 2014  
Fab shot! :)
November 6th, 2014  
Fabulous find and capture.
November 6th, 2014  
This is a message for Matthew: Decades ago, I had a friend who was in college studying archeology and anthropology (she has since gone on to have a prestigious career in both). One of her assignments was to find a dead animal, boil its bones, and reconstruct the skeleton. Her mother told her, "No way are you going to do that in my kitchen!" So she procured a big old cast iron pot. She knew it would be a dirty business, so she wore old clothes and tied her long hair into a simple braid down her back. She went out to the highway looking for road kill, and she found a dead coyote (similar to a dingo). She built a fire and placed the pot on top, got a stick, and poked at the coyote to break it away from its bones. She was there for hours. Near the end of the day, a car stopped, and inside were tourists. Many people in the USA consider our state, New Mexico, an oddity, known for indigenous peoples and desert landscape. It was obvious that they were not sure she could even speak English. They said, "What are you doing?" (using hand gestures). She was amused and played along. "Boiling a coyote." No other explanation. They watched, and after a while said, "May we take your picture?" She agreed. Then they got in their car and drove off with their evidence that this was how New Mexicans got their daily meals.
November 7th, 2014  
That's brilliant for Mr 10 Rachel. Great shot.
@cejaanderson Ha Ha That's good. Always great to give the tourists something to talk about. Did she have a black pointy hat on?
November 7th, 2014  
Great shot !!
November 7th, 2014  
It's a beauitful capture and what a talented son you have!! This is a real treasure fav!
November 8th, 2014  
@cejaanderson that is a very funny story Jane! I hope the tourists didn't then try that at home. I scrubbed the bones in bleach and let them dry. Then I tried to get the matching pieces fit together. It took me ages because all the bones had only 1 way to slot together and I didn't know if I had all the pieces. It is about 45cm long and 25cm wide.
From Matt
November 8th, 2014  
@lynnilou Oh yes, take a picture and put it up. How big is it? This turned out rather large, about 45cm by 25cm. My son wants to varnish it and put it on the wall!
November 9th, 2014  
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