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My first Snail photo – Ever!

A miniature snail that was only about one centimeter long. I found it on an unsightly fence and picked it off, placing it a more attractive scene in the garden. He got quite a lot of exercise and probably felt the worst case of dé·jà vu as he kept crawling away, only to be picked up and placed back on the left where I could capture him.

Caught using a tripod, remote control and a Canon 450D with a 55 – 250 mm lens set at full zoom and – 0.7 EV.

I enjoy the whole creative process from beginning to end and seek to discover and portray the world in all of it’s rich, intense colours and interesting forms, textures and subjects. I draw inspiration from the harmonious colour schemes often present in the natural environment when creating my Graphic Designs, or composing a Photograph or other work.

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  • MaryMac
    MaryMacover 3 years ago

    love the image and had to laugh reading your discription of the snail getting dé·jà vu as you kept putting him back in the same scene from which he came (hahaha)
    peace always, james

  • When I’d pick it up, it looked pretty “lost” and desperate as it stuck it’s head right out and felt around for the ground but found nothing it could grab onto. :-) Glad you liked it! :))

    – reflector

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 3 years ago

    beautiful focus here my friend – nice one!

  • Thanks Maggie! My Mini-tripod was “drooping” being so low to the ground and pointing downwards so I had to hold it upright to grab some shots. :)) I learned that a “Snails Pace” is actually pretty quick when you try to photograph one – but it was worth the effort.

    – reflector

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 3 years ago

    lovely image

  • Thanks for your feedback! I always keep my eyes open for things I’ve never captured before and this was a nice find.

    – reflector

  • christiane
    christianealmost 3 years ago

    OMG – this is great, such detail the DOF awesome!

  • Thank you Christiane! We don’t get many of them in my yard so it was a great opportunity. It’s shot at f/5.6, using the central focus point and waiting until it moved towards the right of the frame.

    – reflector

  • Evita
    Evitaover 2 years ago

    Fabulous shot.. I agree the dof is excellent !!!! ☺♥

  • Thanks for your nice comment Evita! :))x I wouldn’t touch a snail nowadays – you could contract Rat Lung Disease! :(( I’ve finally got around to uploading those shots taken at the Museum, through a glass cabinet.

    – reflector

  • Lanis Rossi
    Lanis Rossi8 months ago

    Nice Macro!

  • Thank You! I kept on picking it up and placing it where I wanted it and then shooting again so I could control the surroundings it was to be seen in. :)

    – reflector

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