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Hi Paul, welcome to EPZ!
This is a gorgeous shot of a snail, I like the way you've captured its reflection too. I wonder if it would be improved (compositionally) by having the snail in the bottom left, rather then top right. This would give room for the snail to 'move into'.
Obviously a fast shutter speed used to catch it as it flashed by!,,,,,,,brilliant shot
This is great!!! The reflection and the perfectly flat, blemish free, surface it is on really makes an impact. Nice one!
Hi, and welcome to the site, I see that you have joined recently!
Quote: Obviously a fast shutter speed used to catch it as it flashed by!
You were actually very lucky to get a reasonably sharp picture at 1/10 second, snails can move surprisingly fast. There is a hint of subject movement here. Even assuming use of a tripod, I would have gone for 1/100 second at the slowest, and 1/200 if hand held. But the light was obviously not brilliant - photography is full of compromises...
I do like the combination of the clean shiny surface and the trail grot.
Karen's comment about placement is interesting. Bottom left would give the snail the frame to explore up into, which would be effective in conventional terms. But I have to admit that I rather like the impression given here, that it's trying to find its way out of the top corner.
I agree with Karen about the composition, but I love this, a great shot!
Brilliant work, welcome to the site
Wonderful capture, Paul ! Great details and reflections!
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