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Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:4 Jul 2013 - 10:23 PM
Focal Length:135mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/10sec
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Snail Trail
Username:365Photography 365Photography
Uploaded:10 Jan 2014 - 9:26 AM
Votes:Voting Disabled

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84292 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2014 - 7:33 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Paul, welcome to EPZ! Smile

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'. Smile

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termite53
termite53 e2 Member 1termite53 vcard United Kingdom
10 Jan 2014 - 7:45 AM

Obviously a fast shutter speed used to catch it as it flashed by!,,,,,,,brilliant shot

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bluesandtwos
10 Jan 2014 - 8:56 AM

This is great!!! The reflection and the perfectly flat, blemish free, surface it is on really makes an impact. Nice one!

Dave

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2014 - 9:13 AM

amazing

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7439 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1027 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2014 - 12:41 PM

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.
Moira

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Quoise
Quoise e2 Member 1264 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
10 Jan 2014 - 2:18 PM

I agree with Karen about the composition, but I love this, a great shot!

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2014 - 2:49 PM

Brilliant work, welcome to the site Smile

Ali

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2014 - 4:18 PM

Wonderful capture, Paul ! Great details and reflections!
Regards,
George

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