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Gathering of the Palm Snails by Rhonda Strickland

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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.

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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.

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animal, fronds, gastropod, green, palm, photoshop, restlessd, snails, plants, nature, bugs, worms, beauty, love, sadness, rejection, artisticassignments, artistic, rlsfeatured

Hello, I am Rhonda aka RestLeSsD & I am a graphic & web designer. My main media is Photoshop & Dreamweaver. I create 3D art & images using Fractals from Incendia & Apophysis. I use these in my creations formed in PS. I also use Picture Window Pro and Paint Shop Pro.
I am also a poet & I have been writing since I was about 10 years old. Since being here on the Bubble I have fulfilled my goal of illustrating my poetry & writing as well as writing new works…

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  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 5 years ago

    A snail Convention – how unconventional. :o)
    Great find and your pp work is excellent

  • (big smile) Thank you, thank you –
    ♥Rhonda

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopalmost 5 years ago

    Great capture Rhonda, well processed too.
    David xx

  • Thank you David – glad you like it.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawalmost 5 years ago

    WOW!!!!! That is so original and so amazingly captured and processed. I am speechless.!!!
    xx

  • Thank you Anna – this was going to be a throw away but I just thought I saw something in it so it makes me very happy that you think it good.
    Hugz,
    Rhonda

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnalmost 5 years ago

    Fabulous work!!

  • Colleen, thank you so much!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • joak
    joakalmost 5 years ago

    its a cracker ..superb processin an detail

  • Thank you joak – - warms my heart : o )
    Rhonda

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandalmost 5 years ago

    Thank you for commenting Cee, it nice to see my friends visiting.

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawalmost 5 years ago

    The music is gorgeous and so fits the image.
    xx

  • Thank you – I am a music fanatic. . . as you know ;o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Kelvin Hughes
    Kelvin Hughesalmost 5 years ago

    Great capture Rhonda

  • Thank you Kelvin — : o )
    Rhonda

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Catherine Wood
    Catherine Woodalmost 5 years ago

    This is fabulous, Rhonda! Really well photographed.

  • Thank you :o) – - Catherine… appreciate the kind words.
    Rhonda

    – Rhonda Strickland

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