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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08
Categories: Molluscs
Camera: Olympus 740UZ
Exposure: f/7.0, 1/650 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-12-13 3:55
Viewed: 4858
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another reminiscence from my holliday on Crimean Penisula last summer. This two guys were running on the wall of house where we lived. I think this is one of Cepaea Snail.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass or superorder: Pulmonata

Description: Shell large (width to 25 mm), heliciform; opaque, not very glossy; brightly coloured, brown, orange or yellow, with 1-5 blackish or dark brown spiral bands that may be coalesced or absent; spire moderately elevated; whorls 4.5-5.25, convex; periphery rounded; suture deep; last whorl strongly descending at the lip; protoconch smooth; teleoconch with axial striae and wrinkles; aperture wider than high, and without denticles within; columella slightly thickened and usually dark coloured; basal lip thickened, rather straight and not evenly curved into the outer and columellar lips; outer lip moderately thickened and a slightly recurved; umbilicus absent in adults.
Habitat: Gardens and parks in urban areas. On and under plants and sometimes up trees, well off the ground.
Range: Central and western Europe. Introduced to North America, presumably with plants.
Name: Genus name meaning "an onion".

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Thanks for share this competition! But, who wind this run?

I like the note about this little mollusc. I like you composition, good use of shades and macro too!

Good Work!

Very nice composition, great details a shadows.
Did you get a closer shot or were they too fast?

Grzegorz, Cute title! I've got to hand it to you for your creative initiative..Good supporting notes. So...Did you get closer or were they too fast after all! ;-)))

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2004-12-13 13:57]

Very interesting post Grzegorz. Normally one doesn't find them climbing up walls. Well seen. Good notes also. Well done

Excelent texture and snails' shadows. Tell me which was the first in finish?

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-12-14 11:17]

Re-Salut, Grzegorz!
Que d'action dans cette scène! ;-)
Bien vu. Bonne composition.
J'aurais été tenté d'ajouter du flou directionnel aux ombrages pour accentuer l'impression de vitesse :-)

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-12-17 9:16]

WOW you were cutting it fine at 1/650! One almost got away.

This is a real beauty, and the compostion is beautiful. I really like this shot.

Very well done and thanks for posting

Fantastic composition. Nature is beautiful art, and you have it framed here so nicely. Clarity and lighting are great.

Dear Greg,
Excellent POV, sharpness & light effect.They look dormant since there is no slimy trail! TFS.

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