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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011
Categories: Molluscs
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-21 7:15
Viewed: 1823
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The Gastropoda or gastropods, more commonly known as snails and slugs, are a large taxonomic class within the phylum Mollusca. The class Gastropoda includes snails and slugs of all kinds and all sizes from microscopic to quite large. There are huge numbers of sea snails and sea slugs, as well as freshwater snails and freshwater limpets, and land snails and land slugs.

The class Gastropoda contains a vast total of named species, second only to the insects in overall number. The fossil history of this class goes all the way back to the Late Cambrian. There are 611 families of gastropods, of which 202 families are extinct, being found only in the fossil record.

Gastropoda (previously known as univalves and sometimes spelled Gasteropoda) are a major part of the phylum Mollusca and are the most highly diversified class in the phylum, with 60,000 to 80,000 living snail and slug species. The anatomy, behavior, feeding and reproductive adaptations of gastropods vary significantly from one clade or group to another. Therefore, it is difficult to state many generalities for all gastropods.

The class Gastropoda has an extraordinary diversification of habitats. Representatives live in gardens, in woodland, in deserts, and on mountains; in small ditches, great rivers and lakes; in estuaries, mudflats, the rocky intertidal, the sandy subtidal, in the abyssal depths of the oceans including the hydrothermal vents, and numerous other ecological niches, including parasitic ones.

Although the name "snail" can be, and often is, applied to all the members of this class, commonly this word means only those species with an external shell large enough that the soft parts can withdraw completely into it. Those gastropods without a shell, and those with only a very reduced or internal shell, are usually known as slugs.(Wikipedia)

I'm unable to give the name of the exact species.
I also have lost more informations on the shot.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-21 7:44]

Salut Anne,une tres jolie capture depuis la derniere saison en attendent les nouveaux papillons,il y a une lumiere magique dans cette composition,qualite' super des details et couleurs aussi.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

Hello Anne,
What a splendid photo with exceptional details. Absolutely amazing colors and wonderful clarity. The light and exposure are perfect as usual. Lovely composition.

hello Anne
very nice and sharpness picture with great details
the colours are super good and naturel
greeting lou

Hello Anne,
What a beautiful image. Is the animal still in the shell or is the shell empty? And is this one a terrestrial descendant of the marine ammonites that mainly became extinct during the Cretaceous Period? Fabulous quality and composition with the yellow OOF spot in the BG making a very pleasant contribution to the image. A real pleasure to view. Best wishes.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-03-21 9:49]

Splendid composition, Anne!
Excellent sharpness and beautiful shades of delicate colours; nice lightness and perfect contrast with a blurred background. Very well done!
Thanks for sharing

Ciao Anne, lovely composition with nice snail, wonderful colors, splendid light and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Anne,
Excellent photo in very nice light of this snail, great colors and fine details, TFS!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-03-21 10:25]

Hi Anna.
Brilliant reproduction of all even the tiniest details of the shell. Lights, colours, BG are simply splendid. Only angle of inclination of the twig a disputable a little bit. Great close-up. My compliments.

Hello Anne
Beautiful photo with fantastic lighting, wonderful BG and impressive sharpness.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-21 10:48]

Hello Anne,
Very nice photo of this Snail in beautiful contrasting colours against the background. Superb sharpness, details and a fine composition. Great DOF.

Hi Anne,
nice and interesting photo of this snale. Great colours and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Bonjour Anne

Excellent macro de cet escargot, avec une belle lumière
et des tons de couleurs, superbe focus netteté détails,
très joli bokeh du background, TFS


Hi Anne,
Fantastic art work here!
Well captured with good details & sharpness. I like the composition too. Well done & TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-21 11:40]

Hallo Anne.
Ein wunderbarer und fantastischer Schuss einer Schnecke. Die Komposition ist optisch sehr schön mit passendem Hintergrund.Liebe Grüße Siggi

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-03-21 12:27]

Hello Anne,
A beautiful composition showing this little Snail climbing up a stalk. Amazing how it can stay put there with its body withdrawn inside the shell! Excellent details and colours against the green background.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Ciao Anne. Magnificent paint here. Intrigant tender colours and light. Top details and sharp. Lovely compo.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-03-21 18:12]

I like the lovely lighting, very soft and smooth, good use of that light for the image, good contrast and ofcourse beautiful snail..tfs.

Good morning Anne!
Elegant,delicate and very beautiful I must say.Wonderful soft colors and light in a lovely composition.
Thank You,
Kind regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-03-22 5:28]

Hello Anne,
simple but exciting. Very sharp view and the curl of the snail is so pretty and attractive.
Very well defined image.


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2012-03-22 12:31]

Bonjour Anne, bien belle composition et parfaitement mise en valeur avec le doux Bg. Jolie harmonie de couleurs également, Bonne soirée, Didier.

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