Oh Em Gee!!!! I love the first one! I have a special place in my heart for sea turtles
Me too The first beach that Chris and I stopped on when we moved to Hawaii was Laniakea Beach, where that picture was taken. I can't go to the North Shore without stopping on that beach, even for just a short visit. It's also the beach where we had a memorial for a friend who was killed in action in Iraq back in November. The beach holds a special place in my heart, and that's where all the sea turtles always come ashore
Okay, I'm jealous!!!! Beautiful photos--they make me want to visit Hawaii very soon! The turtle is my favorite; I love the composition, and you've captured all the interesting wrinkles and lines in his skin and shell very nicely.
I'm curious to know what lens you used for the shots. If these shots are typical of the subject matter that interests you, I'd encourage you to put a macro lens on your wish list!
My only CC would be to suggest a slightly tighter crop on #2. The bokeh is nice but the brownish-white patch in the upper right is drawing my eye away from the lizard.