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Alien Snail


Alien Snail
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-05-12
Categories: Humorous, Flowers
Camera: Sony DSC HX400V
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2020-02-09 14:32
Viewed: 337
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Trekkers,

When I first saw this flower from this PoV last May, I thought it's like an alien snail with many red tentacles with eyes at the end points, trying to hide themselves behind the leaves... so the title was immediately given, although I post the photo only now.

Coming back to Earth from the fantasy world, the plant on the pic is the semi-evergreen shrub Chilean firetree (Embothrium coccineum J. R. Forst. & G. Forst.), originating from the Valdivian temperate rainforest from Southwestern South America, which area has pretty similar climate to Ireland.

Photo was done in the Fota Arboretum, with ISO 80, f/5.6 and 1/800 sec. in manual exposure mode. PP: slight level adjustment, re-sharpening after re-sizing.

I hope you'll like this little alien. :-)


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2020-02-11 13:50]
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Hi Laszlo,maybe the pic is a bit dark and oversaturated,but this is the best way to have a great effect made by these flowers with the blue sky in background,in fact reminds a bit something of alien but the underwater worlds too,useful note about the species. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Laszlo, great macro of beautiful flower, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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