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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.
PS. I am apologetic if this is not the correct forum for this query.
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Lol!!! Perhaps the first 'Land Speed Record Snail'!!
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.
If a snail whilst having its picture taken, decides to move too fast, break one of its legs.
High Iso, high shutterspeed is basic.
You need spray mount adhesive, just perfect for the macro photographers camera bag, stops those insects from moving and ruining the shot
Ivan the Terrible strikes again.
Best way to stop it's movement is to put your foot on it!
Its certainly Quick One Navi...
In my experience always use AI Servo for fast moving subjects and try to raise the shutter above 3 seconds
Worth looking at for next year ..... http://www.snailracing.net/
Blimey, what shutter speed was used? 'Bulb' ?
The tarmac's totally sharp so I would say about 1/500th sec.
Slow shutter speed + tripod!
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. G
Absolutely marvellous replies...........I cannot offer any advice due to the tears of laughter rolling down face.........
So have you fooled us? Its a set up! I thought this was an honest forum!
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