If there’s anything to reincarnation, next time around I’m going to put in a request to be a Staff Turtle at the Vassar Farm Environmental Station.
Taken with my Casio EX-Z850 pocket camera, underexposed 2/3 stop to avoid blowing out the highlights even more. This is a dot-for-dot crop from the middle of a much larger 8 MP image, crisped up just slightly. Terrible results, but it’s better than the big camera I didn’t drag along on a guided geology tour (which ended with a generous handful of fine clay from the stream a bit further along).
And, yeah, I know the whole reincarnation thing says you get what you deserve, not what you want. On the other flipper, nobody really knows how it all works, so I’m not losing hope.