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Jabba's Son

Jabba's Son
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12-05
Categories: Molluscs
Camera: Olympus 740UZ
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/6 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-12-08 4:01
Viewed: 3529
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yes, it isn't fungi :-) I photographed this slug when hunt for another fungus on old stump. As we can see winter in Poland isn't so bad this year. Fungi, ladybugs, slugs still alive.
I think this one is from Limax.

More info about slugs on this excellent www:
The body of a slug is very similar to that of a snail,the most obvious difference
being the abscence of a shell.This is not entirely true however,slugs still have some
form of a shell.Sometimes this is a form of plate,lying below the mantle(Limacidae),
in other cases there are chalky granules(Arionidae).
The semi-slugs are a sort of intermediates between snails and slugs.They posses
shells,but these are too small to house the whole body.
Slugs don't have a visceral mass,their organs are situated on top of the foot.
Behind the head is the mantle,this has a different size and color pattern in
each species,and forms an important identification point.
The part behind the mantle to the tail end is the back.This can have a rounded
profile(Arionidae) or have a sharp keel(Limacidae).
The sides can have a foot fringe(or skirt) where they meet the sole.The color of the
sides and the foot fringe is another important identification point.

If you place a slug or snail on top of glass,and look underneath you'll see light
and dark bands moving.These are muscle fibers relaxing and contracting.
There are two sets of muscle fibers.One set pulls the slug from the front
and pushes it off from the back.At the same time the second set pulls the outer
surface of the sole forward.
Slugs are hermaphroditic,which means that they have both female and male
reproductive organs.
Often a slug will follow another slugs mucus trail and eat it.Then the slugs
circle around eachother.The genitalia are being pushed out,often visible
as a bluish swelling on the right side of the body.The slugs move closer
together and the genitalia make contact.Sperm is transferred in the form
of spermatophores.

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This is a great shot Grzeg. Clear enough where it matters. Good colour and compo too.
Its very different to any slugs we have here.
Your note has some very interesting information. A good post all around.

Better looking than Jabba!

A great composition of this colourful slug, not much else to say, it a great shot.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2004-12-08 6:27]

I remember Jabba - yes, they are quite identical! It is a good shot but I still don't like slugs.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-12-08 6:51]

Muy buena imagen... el maravilloso colorido de este ejemplar, sumado a la agudeza y nitidez con que lo has capturado y el contraste con el entorno, conforman una excelente presentacion.

Very good image... wonderful colorful of this exemplar, added to the sharpness and clearness whereupon you have captured it and the contrast with the surroundings, conforms an excellent presentation.

Grzegorz, Great colors & detail! I like your framing/composition on this also. Superb notes. Very well done!!

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2004-12-08 12:19]

very interesting post Grzegorz. The colours are super and detail excellent. well done

Slimy! Jabba the "tent" It's a great colourfull shot of this slimy critter. I think you could have stepped doen on the F-stop a bit and increased the DOF, being on a tri-pod. Still a nice shot, Greg.

It is not a fungi, but a fungi eater. Very good note and link. I wouldnt believe you still have fungi and slugs in Poland by now, execpt for the winter species...

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-12-11 23:38]

This is a beautiful capture and I like the composition. The color contrasts very well.

Very well done and thanks for posting

Świetne śliskie, ślimacze zdjęcie. Dobry opis, szkoda, że nie ma polskiej wersji.

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