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A garden snail against a wall in our garden at Jansenville in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
’n Tuinslak teen ’n muur in ons tuin op Jansenville.

Helix aspersa, known by the common name garden snail, is a species of land snail, in the family Helicidae. Although this species is edible, it is often regarded simply as a pest in gardens and to agriculture, especially where it has been accidentally introduced. It is native to the Mediterranean area and western Europe, but has been spread by humans, both deliberately and accidentally, to numerous areas all over the world.

The garden snail is a herbivore and has a wide range of host plants. It feeds on numerous types of fruit trees, vegetable crops, garden flowers, and cereals. It is a food source for many other animals, including small mammals, many bird species, lizards, frogs, centipedes, predatory insects, and predatory terrestrial snails. (Wikipedia)

Camera: CanonEOS 500D Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens

My husband and I live in Jansenville in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. We both love nature, and therefore most of my subjects are the incredible wealth of fauna and flora in Southern Africa. I also write poetry in Afrikaans (one of the eleven official languages in South Africa) and often combine these poems with the photos I’ve taken. Thank you for stopping by!

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Comments

  • jozi1
    jozi1about 2 years ago

    Great closeup,Rina :)

  • Thank you!!

    – Rina Greeff

  • jozi1
    jozi1about 2 years ago

  • Thank you: much appreciated!

    – Rina Greeff

  • Elaine Game
    Elaine Gameabout 2 years ago

    Great Close up of the snail…

  • Thank you!

    – Rina Greeff

  • lumiwa
    lumiwaabout 2 years ago

    wonderful image!

  • Thank you, and thanks a lot for stopping by!

    – Rina Greeff

  • Qnita
    Qnitaabout 2 years ago

    Pragtig Rina!

  • Baie dankie: die baie reën verlede week het hulle ‘teen die mure’ opge’jaag’, hehe!

    – Rina Greeff

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisalmost 2 years ago

    I liked this so much… Guess what?

    CONGRATULATIONS Rina!
    Enjoy the Permanent Featured Gallery – March 3/2013!
    Have a wonderful Week!
    Cheers, Jo ;)

  • Thank you!!

    – Rina Greeff

  • lindsycarranza
    lindsycarranzaalmost 2 years ago

    Great work!

  • Thank you: much appreciated!

    – Rina Greeff

  • Sandra Moore
    Sandra Moorealmost 2 years ago

    beautiful work, congrats on the feature!

  • Thank you so much!

    – Rina Greeff

  • tinypaws
    tinypawsalmost 2 years ago

    I really should invest in a Macro lens.;0)) Been trying to capture these beauties with not as much detail as you have managed.Excellent work!!

  • Much appreciated! The macro lens is worth every cent spent on it – I still have to remember and use a tripod too because most of my pictures are handheld. Too many pics then are blurred in the excitement of shooting too fast!!

    – Rina Greeff

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