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Helix pomatia

Helix pomatia
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Copyright: Ungureanu Liviu (Apashu) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 126] (937)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-13
Categories: Molluscs
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-15 14:49
Viewed: 3208
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Helix pomatia, common names the Burgundy snail or Roman snail or edible snail, is a species of large, edible, air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Helicidae.

It is frequently farmed, and is called by the French name escargot when it is used in cooking.

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A beautiful specimen in aestivation expertly captured in good focus and exposure Ungureanu, the structural detail of the shell is perfect, its colouring quite natural.

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