Being Evil-Eyed by a Turtle

Heres Looking at You, Folks

Here's Looking at You, Folks

This guy didn’t seem to have much faith in the photographer nor the photographer’s equipment. Even after I capped my lens, folded my tripod, and turned away, I could feel his eyes piercing my back. Honest!  When I turned around, he was still staring at me.

So was he simply curious, or was he giving me the ol’ evil-eye?

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  1. He looks like he thinks he is Royalty from the pose to me…lol Maybe he was annoyed that you turned your back on him? I think there is some etiquette about turning your back on royalty.

    This is a really great shot.

  2. Was thinking the same as Laurie. Maybe he was insulted when you finished your photo-session earlier than he would have liked??? Great image!

  3. Richard Lovison says:

    Looks like he’s enamored with you. 😉 Great shot Bo.

  4. He was just making sure you didn’t have a recipe for turtle stew in your pocket. 🙂

  5. I love it! That’s a professorial look: you weren’t talking during his lecture, were you?

  6. Ron in L.A. says:


    R(etc… )

  7. suehenryphotography says:

    =) Great shot!

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