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Snail love

Snail love
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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: 2010-06-05
Categories: Molluscs
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My favourite naturescapes, Animals Sex Life [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-02-21 5:28
Viewed: 3089
Points: 54
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Common snail
Escargot de Bourgogne

Class: Gatropoda
Family: Helicidae
Habitat: Forests, Gardens, Vineyards
Distribution: almost in whole Europe except Portugal,Ireland, Greece, Sicily..
Shellsize: 30-50mm

It prefers high humidity and lower temperatures, needs loose soil to burrow in order to hibernate and lay its eggs. It lives up to 2100 m in the Alps, usually below 2000 m.
These two fellows have been seen at an altitude of ca 1000m.

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Ciao Anne. An outstanding one! DOF and details are perfect so like the light's managment. TFS.


Hallo Anne
Great moment of interaction you have managed to photograph here. It surely looks as if they are "into" one another. The details of both the snails and the environment in which you have captured them are great and beautiful to look at. The light in the image is also very pleasant. Thanks for sharing a great macro and not something we see everyday. Best regards.

Bonjour Anne !
Tu nous apporte une très belle photo aujourd´hui avec ses escargots
"in love". Une image très rare et bien faite. Bravo pour ce joli travail, Anne.
Une bonne semaine et à bientôt,

Hi Anne,
very unusual photo here! Very good sharpness and amazing natural colours. Also very good point of view.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-02-21 6:53]

Good natural history image of these species, what they are up to with exposed body dangerously, is it territory dispute . tfs.

bonjour Anne

excellente cette photos des escargots en amour,
excellent POV, superbe DOF, excelent contraste,
focus netteté et détails, TFS


Hello Anne,
Snails are often seen here but this activity is unusual for me. Very well seen and presented. I concur with all the critiques above.

Ciao Anne, lovely maiting couple in a beautiful natuiral ambientation, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Anne - a fantastic capture. You should have given them their space of private time. Excellent sharpness with great composition. TFS

hi Anne,
Interesting moment!!!
Excellent sharpness and very natural composition.
Good colours.
Best regards

hello Anne
very good sharpness picture with great details and beautiful naturel colours
very nice shot
greeting lou

hello Anne,
Perfect macro, fantastic moment. Super colors, sharpness.

Hello Anne
Interesting scene with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Hello Anne,
Interesting image. Nice colors and perfect sharp details.
Great composition with excellent focus and clarity.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Anne, the great revival of these slugs in love, the situation is a little damp but the recovery was perfect. You picked a very special moment in the life of these animals. All the best, Paolo

Ciao Anne,
una bella macro di questo accoppiamento di chiocciole, ottima nitidezza, buona l'esposizione con la luce flash che mantiene la giusta atmosfera di sottobosco, ottimo il punto di ripresa con un efficace impatto visivo
Grazie e complimenti
Con amicizia
Ciao Maurizio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-02-21 15:18]

Salut Anne,une espece commune mais qui n'est pas facile a voir sur TN,et tu as eu la chance de la capturer dans un moment tres rare et avec la meilleure qualite',quels detais,couleurs et composition! Travail de classe ma chere!Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

This capture of mating Snails is matchless in terms of sharpness and clarity, Anne. One can imagine how the light conditions would be in a situation like that. However, you have managed a shot that is perfect in every respect.
Thanks and regards.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-21 22:52]

Hello Anne,
lovely capture of this seldom seen creature. You have shown in great details and a special close up.
Lovely top view that tell the story very well.


A beautiful macro study of these two helices (Helix pomatia) busily inseminating each other Anne, your POV is perfect, the clear image is sharply focused and the exposure spot-on. The resulting fine composition is a pleasure to observe. TFS indeed!

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-02-22 5:39]

Hi Anne!
Incredible macro! Superb sharpness and great details.
Perfect exposure.
Well presented.
Ciao! Vanda

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-02-22 10:24]

Hello Anne,
Indeed, this is excellent capture,great DOF and wonderful sharpness.Very nice composition and POV.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-02-22 11:08]

Hi Anne,
details, composition, colors were excellent
Congratulations and best regards

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2011-02-22 13:34]

Hi Anne !
Great natural, well visible colours details, good sharpness.
I also have in my collection snail love.
I am greeting

wonderful scene Anne, great photo performance!
TFS Nasos

Bonsoir Anne
Je suis maintenant certain qu'ils sont hermaphrodites.
Bon weekend

Dear Anne
Funny to see your snails mating; only a few days ago I asked/wondered how snails were mating. I cannot get at my books at present and wait for somebody to climb my book shelves...

Judging by the macro photography, you have been crawling around a lot. :-)
And got muddy knees.

Your macro contains wonderful details, and I am ever so pleased you contributed this interesting image.

Thanks and gruezi

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