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Snail shell

Snail shell
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-20
Categories: Molluscs
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-27 0:26
Viewed: 3657
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A snail is an animal. It is a mollusc, which means it does not have bones. Most snails are aquatic, they live in the water. Most of them have a shell. Most snails are herbivores, though some are omnivores. Fewer even are carnivores.

Snails without a shell are usually called slugs.

Snails move very slowly, and are sometimes used to represent "slow".

In some countries, like in France, people eat snails. They usually boil them in salt water, and add a garlic sauce.


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Hi Siegfried,
A nice capture of this beautiful shell. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

very nice shell, TFS Ori

Merhaba Siegfried,
I'm very happy to see that now you are regularly posting mollusc shells and getting better and better at it my friend, this one is a brilliant capture indeed in good exposure and focus. My only critique is on your relying only on direct flash illumination which causes some unavoidable reflections. I would try some "Bounce Flash" techniques to diffuse the light source...

hello Siegfried
beautiful picture
great sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-27 9:49]

Hi Siggi,

Another magnificent Mollusc! The colors, details and textures of the shell are fantastic. Once again, perfect against the black background. I was expecting a recipe for escargot:-)


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-27 11:06]

Hallo Siegrfried,
Excellent capture of this snail shell again.Sharpness,exposure,lighting,black BG,framing and details are perfect.
Thanks for posting.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-27 12:15]

Hi Siegfried. Once again you have taken a vey colourful and well detailed close up of the snail shell. It has beautiful patterns and markings which your picture shows so well against the dark BG. Well done TFS.

have a good weekend.

Ciao Siggi, beautiful snail shell with fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and wonderful deatails, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-27 12:54]

Hello Siggi,
An excellent sharp and well illuminated macro of a land snail taken from a fine POV against a contrasting dark BG. I don't know the ID though.
TFS and have a good weekend,

Hi Siggi,
Great capture of this delicious looking Snail; good POV, composition, sharp fine details and good lighting.

Hi MF Siggi, as i seen you improve your shell gallery. Another wonderful macro capture of a mollusc species with fine details and sharpness.
TFS and have a nice WE!


Hello Siegfried,
what a wonderful picture of Snail shell taken with outstanding sharpness, POV, exposure and colours are excellent, i like this careful composition from every point of view.
Best regards
Have a good weekend

Hallo Siegfried
Wonderful capture of this beautiful mollusc. Straight forward presentation with super sharpness, focus and detail. Great composition. Vibrent and shiny colours with great markings on the shell. It can actually go through as a piece of art. A splendid piece of work, presented in a most delightful manner. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-02-28 7:27]

Siggi, Well shot showing the shell from the top view. Lovely presentation. Ganesh

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-03-07 2:23]

Hi Siggi,
you have a lot of these snails collection.
They are beautiful and lovely.
Well taken with stylish light and good composition.


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