(listen to the music (below), it enhances the viewing experience)_
On this fine October evening the snails gathered at the usual meeting place. After a night of fun and frivolity they paired off and went to their secret love nests; some happily engaged while others became those left behind feeling abandoned and alone.
(music added to enjoy while viewing (below)
Sept. 6, 11 The Great Outdoors
Jun 22, 11 Art Universe Feature Marathon
Mar 16 Extraordinary Fractalius
Mar 15 #1 Artists of RedBubble – Green
Feb 22 Bubbler’s Weekly Challenge Green
Dec. 20 Around the World
Dec. 17 Globes, Spheres and Curves
(Samba Pa Ti – Santana)
This little story is created with the thinking that we all want to connect, to befriend, to end up with someone that could be a lasting relationship. And then there are others who just enjoy the one-night stand. This could be true in nature as well as our own lives, don’t you think?
Image captured in semi-closeup mode with my Nikon CP 8400 at a friends place in Oceanside, CA. I loved the contrast of the blooming fronds spiraling to the straight lines of the stem. And the snails gathered added a muted contrast as well.
3 image exposures to create a pseudo-HDR. Post processed Photoshop: used native filters, background blended using the Orton Effect and outside filters including Fractalius.
Is a snail an animal? Not really. A snail is any of numerous aquatic or terrestrial mollusks of the class Gastropoda, typically having a spirally coiled shell, broad retractile foot, and distinct head.
As of 2-29-16