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macroman
macroman  1115312 forum posts England
31 Aug 2012 - 4:18 PM

I'm not very skillful at wildlife photography, apart from some flowers, the odd gurl and ladybird.
Anything that moves usually causes me to be having problems.

Can any of you wonderful persons tell me what went wrong with this snail picture?
You can be seeing that the snail is all very blurry, but the pathway is sharp as tintack.

Should I be needing a faster shutter, or a larger aperture.
Maybe I have not used flash, or a higher ISO?

It was hand helded, as I didn't have my tripod.

Navi.

PS. I am apologetic if this is not the correct forum for this query.

a-snail.jpg

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84312 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 4:21 PM

Lol!!! Perhaps the first 'Land Speed Record Snail'!!

Umberto_Vanni
Umberto_Vanni e2 Member 9372 forum postsUmberto_Vanni vcard Scotland
31 Aug 2012 - 4:35 PM

Sorry if I laugh a little but that's the first snail picture i've seen with motion blur!

Try using a faster shutter speed. FIll in flash might help as it would "freeze" the snail.

Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 4:42 PM

If a snail whilst having its picture taken, decides to move too fast, break one of its legs.

Priti
Priti  2 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 - 4:46 PM

High Iso, high shutterspeed is basic.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315676 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 4:47 PM

You need spray mount adhesive, just perfect for the macro photographers camera bag, stops those insects from moving and ruining the shot Smile

adrian_w
adrian_w e2 Member 73389 forum postsadrian_w vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 4:49 PM

Ivan the Terrible strikes again. Wink

Best way to stop it's movement is to put your foot on it!

lawbert
lawbert  71721 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 4:58 PM

Its certainly Quick One Navi...
In my experience always use AI Servo for fast moving subjects and try to raise the shutter above 3 secondsSmile

Billlee
Billlee  85531 forum posts England
31 Aug 2012 - 5:01 PM

Worth looking at for next year ..... http://www.snailracing.net/ Smile

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 5:52 PM

Blimey, what shutter speed was used? 'Bulb' ? Grin

mikehit
mikehit  56741 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 6:00 PM

The tarmac's totally sharp so I would say about 1/500th sec.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 7:38 PM

Slow shutter speed + tripod! Wink

wildworlds
31 Aug 2012 - 7:54 PM

When photographing snails such as the species here .... which appears to be “snailicus fasto crawlious” I would try to pan the shot. Otherwise I think you have done well to get it in the frame at all. GWink

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 8:08 PM

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wildworlds
31 Aug 2012 - 8:13 PM

So have you fooled us? Its a set up!Sad I thought this was an honest forum!Wink

Nice one.

G

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