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An acrobatic snail!


An acrobatic snail!
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 480 W: 62 N: 1235] (4229)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-08
Categories: Molluscs
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-70mm f3.5-4.5 G ED
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-09-01 1:16
Viewed: 3497
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Good morning everyone,

Thank goodness the sun is shining again in Lancashire! It isn't very warm but at least the sun makes you feel happy!

This morning I am posting a snail. It is quite a small snail but a very acrobatic one! I was amazed that it could attach itself to such a fragile stem. In fact, I wondered why it wanted to go up such a stem which obviously had no leaves to eat!
Perhaps someone will be able to enlighten me!

The snail was captured in Carew, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Quite near the castle, there is a designated nature trail. Whilst there, we managed to see a multitude of wild flowers and some butterflies. We also saw a lizard! I have never before seen a lizard in the U.K. but, unfortunately I was unable to get a good shot of it. Although not good, I will post the shot just for your interest in a w/s.

Thank you for stopping by.
Please feel free to offer feedback on any aspect of the photograph. :-)

The photograph was taken mid afternoon.
pp slightly cropped, brightened, borders and text added

mlines, gracious, Silke, jmirah, nglen, japiey, pablominto has marked this note useful
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Hi Beverley.Good and rather unusual place for the snail to be. Maybe just getting to know the surroundings! Good clarity and colours. TFS. Murray.
PS I know how you feel about missing fast moving lizards!

hello beverley,
nice capture, the snail is resting on the small plant, liked the pov and the composition, lovely natural colours,
tfs & regards
pankaj

Hello Bev,
Such a good sunshine that give you good exposure and focus indeed!
very good pov with clarity and details as a whole!
well composed and well framed always
have a good weekend, my dear friend!
cheers
Tony

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-01 3:59]
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Wow!
I have no idea why a snail would climb a plant (though I have seen it surprisingly high in trees).
Great capture with fie details
TFs
silke

Hi Beverly,

"Because it was there"

Nice photo. Well composed with a great POV. Like the spider like shadow on the shell. Well done.

TFS
Jim

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-01 11:48]
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Hi Beverley. Good shot of the snail. I read they can sleep for up to two years at a time. so it might be up there for a long time yet.i like the compostion , with a nice POv.all in a nice frame. Well done TFs.
Nick..

Hi Beverly,
Amazing as usual, it is really original and it is wonderfull, I really love it, it is harder for me to explain my felling that your picture give to me in english, like I told you, I repeat, I really love them.
Thanks
Marie

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-03 2:11]
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Hi Beverley,
Very artistic shot and a good one at that. what is the snail doing on a dried plant with dried flowers? Superb lighting and the image is sharp and neat. Against the BG it looks majestic. Excellent POV and DOF. Very nicely composed. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

Hi BR.

Acrobatic !!! wow
A GREAT VISION...

Lucky are you, BR.

Salutes.
Cheers :)

jean paul

C'est encore moi, voila encore une très jolie composition, bien équilibrée et très artistique, bon focus et profondeur de champs idéale, très joli flou dans le background aussi, et encore une fois très joliment encadrée.
bravo,Pat
*** désolé pour la critique en français mais je ne suis pas doué en anglais ****

Hello Mrs Robinson,
Good DOF creates a fine feeling of depth in this nice composition!
A nice capture of a moment in nature, quite ordinary but still unique in its own way...
Nice composition!
Greetings,
Pablo -

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