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Monacha syriaca

Monacha syriaca
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-10-12
Categories: Molluscs
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-16 9:10
Viewed: 2791
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Monacha syriaca (Ehrenberg, 1831)

Monacha syriaca is a small snail in the family Hygromiidae.
Its shell is 8-13,5 mm wide and it has a characteristic white spiral stripe.
It is found in the eastern Mediterranean.

In Cyprus Monacha syriaca is a very common and widespread species.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-10-16 9:23]

Sapectacular capture of this small snail,looks made in motherpearl!Impressive quality of details,colors and perfect exposure too to take so well the light reflections.Very well done,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-10-16 10:33]

Hello Christodoulos,
Outstanding macro image with amazing color and details. Thanks for sharing this wonderful image with us Chris....Best regards Siggi

Hi Chris,
I have been absent due to health reasons but are back for now! The snail is perfectly placed with its head looking diagonally to the right top corner. Sharpness and detail are explicit!! You managed an excellent OOF BG to suite your object. Very well done my friend.
Best regards,

Ciao Christodoulos, lovely smal snail on beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Christodoulos. Like a jewel this oustandind taken! Razor details and sharp best light wonderful colours.


Ciao Christodoulos.
Splendida macro,di questa lumaca grande nitidezza con relativi dettagli,stupendi i colori con le loro sfumature,molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Hello Christodoulos,
Nice capture with excellent clarity and details,composition and colour tone is remarkable,TFS and my regards,_Joy.

Hello Christodoulos

Great macro of this snail, with superb focus,
great sharpness and details, TFS


An extraordinary view of snail makes this an artistically pleasing image. Its very natural and real looking. Nice capture. Can't say that any changes would improve the photo. Everything essential is in perfect focus. Well done.

Best wishes,


Hello Christodoulos
Excellent macro MF.Wonderful composition,beautiful soft colours and light and impressive sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good day!
Best regards

Hello Christodoulos,
fine capture of this snail with good sharpness and a well chosen POV. I also like the natural colours and the matching background.
Best wishes,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-10-17 6:17]

Excellent closeup of this snail..I like the circles and lines..well exposed. tfs.

hello Christodoulos,
very very nice picture of this small snail with softness and clarity. good composition.
best wishes,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-10-17 10:14]

Bonsoir Christodoulos,
Very difficult subject to photograph..I tried many times with not much success. I think that f/13 is a good choice. How beautiful these little creatures are! Very fine colors, perfect sharpness ans well presented.

hello Christodoulos
super good sharpness picture i like the details
the colours are beautiful
great shot thanks greeting lou

Giasou Christodoule
Exceptional detail, good exposure and focus, nicely composed.
Nice to see the snail in its natural habitat.
regards yiannis

Hello Christodoulos,

A subject not seen too often in TN, very well recorded!
The framing works well, I notice the sharp fine details and the natural appearance of the snail...

Pablo -

Hello Christodoulos.
Fabulous image of this snail with sharp antennas and well exposed details. Brilliant work and thanks for sharing.

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