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Garden Snail

Garden Snail
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Copyright: Agoes SK (wieyos) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 36] (127)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-06
Categories: Molluscs
Camera: Canon A640
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-18 6:32
Viewed: 3999
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The word snail is a common name that can be used for almost all members of the molluscan class Gastropoda which have coiled shells in the adult stage. (Those snails which do not have a shell or only a very small shell are usually called slugs.)

This garden snail's shell has a beautiful floral design like a fossilised leaf.

Snails are extraordinarily diverse, in habitat, in form, in behavior, and in anatomy, and therefore what is true of one snail species may not at all be true of another, more distantly related one.

Snails can be found in a wide range of different environments from ditches to deserts to the abyssal depths of the sea. The great majority of snail species are marine.

Many others are terrestrial, and numerous kinds can be found in fresh water, and even brackish water. Many snails are herbivorous, though a few land species and many marine species are omnivores or predatory carnivores.

Although the word snail is often used for all shelled gastropods, the word "snail" can also be used in a much more limited sense, to mean various larger species of air-breathing (pulmonate) land snails.

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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2008-02-18 7:31]
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Hi Agoes,

I love the bottom POV / thro' the glass.


  • matatur Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1054 W: 245 N: 1626] (5312)
  • [2008-02-18 14:49]
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Merhaba Agoes,
You used a unique POV to capture this interesting scene my friend, we can easily see that loong foot gliding silently on the glass substrate and I couldn't believe that a shutter speed of 1/125 sec. failed to freeze the movement of one of the tentacles. Amazing speed for a snail, eh?

Asslamualaikum Agoes,

Well shot from the bottom in nice sharpness and pleasant color. Well crop with pleasing color in the background.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-24 19:40]
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Hello Agoes

A very interesting POV for this shot.The details are sharp with very good focus.
Very good use of the natural lighting.The colours appear natural.
The textures of the snail show well.

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