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Not expecting this to be the most popular wildlife shot, but the pose of this 4inch long Common Slug (Limax) just reminded me of a WW2 tank! V2 clearly shows the hole through which these creatures breathe.

My thanks to all of you who took the time to critique my last image and submitted great mods. A lot of very helpful advice, much appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF300mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Jul 2011 - 3:19 PM
Focal Length:420mm 3.8m from subject, handheld
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Common Slug (Limax)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:17 Jul 2011 - 2:42 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Common, Gastropod, Limacidae, Limax, Molluscs, Pulmonate, Slug, Slugs, Terrestrial, Wildlife
Votes:36
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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2011 - 2:42 PM

What stunning image,very well done,
saeid

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THE_HIGHLANDER96

cracking image.

Connor.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2011 - 2:56 PM

Yea, you have me reaching for my slug pellets, Sylvia: I suppose they eat up some pests but they don't restrict themselves to that, more's the pity.
But what excellent shots you have managed here, with V 2 perhaps the more interesting for the reasons you give.
Ronnie.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6521 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2011 - 2:58 PM

Not popular you are kidding Sylvia, these are brilliant, I have tried to get a shot of these but no success so far, that hole showing in V2 is fantastic. - gary

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2011 - 2:58 PM

my hedgehog would appreciate your slug but have to say its a great shot

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6228 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2011 - 3:15 PM


Quote: Yea, you have me reaching for my slug pellets, Sylvia: I suppose they eat up some pests but they don't restrict themselves to that, more's the pity.
But what excellent shots you have managed here, with V 2 perhaps the more interesting for the reasons you give.
Ronnie.

Don't worry, Ronnie - this one was taken down in the fields, slithering across some decking near my hide - far, far away from any gardens! I expect it will have been enjoyed by some ravenous bird by now Wink The little swine in our garden almost demolished my sweet pea plants in one night - just managed to rescue them with slug pellets and they are fine now.
Sylvia

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2011 - 3:15 PM

Absolutely SUPERB Sylvia,both in detail and clarity Wink Excellent work !!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2011 - 3:33 PM

Two excellent images of one of the most revolting creatures to invade my garden, SylviaGrin. Out with the salt cellar whenever I come across one Sad Carol

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2011 - 3:38 PM

I've never seen one from this pov and didn't know they were striped on the underside. A superb well detailed pair of close-up's.
Steve.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2011 - 4:32 PM

Love the p-o-v Sylvia.

Am I correct in saying that either the blacks or the browns, not sure which, don't' do any garden damage?

Adrian

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
17 Jul 2011 - 4:34 PM

Hi Sylvia, unusual but fine capture, I have memories of mum going out in the dark with a big tub of salt torch in hand if it was very dark lol regards gray.

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2011 - 4:45 PM

This proves the point so well that a long prime can get small creatures. Clarity and low pov are spot on Sylvia
Richard

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6228 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2011 - 4:46 PM


Quote: Love the p-o-v Sylvia.

Am I correct in saying that either the blacks or the browns, not sure which, don't' do any garden damage?

Adrian

I have never heard that, Adrian, but then I am far from being knowledgeable about slugs - LOL - I am sure one of our gardening fraternity will come up with an answer though Wink

Incidentally - useful tip I have heard for those of you who want to attract slugs and snails (for whatever reason!) - I am told that if you scatter sugar around in a particular area, you will attract dozens!!!!! I expect the birds would really appreciate that !

Sylvia

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2011 - 5:46 PM

Stunning captures Sylvia. Most remarks seem to indicate that these are not really popular creatures but perhaps thes fine shots will change a few opinions. Good use of that lens.
Ron

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FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2011 - 6:19 PM

Superb detail here Sylvia, love the pov, quality image,
Geoff.

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2011 - 8:13 PM

Two well detailed shots with perfect dof - Ina

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2011 - 10:05 PM

Sylvia, well done for taking a great picture of an unusual subject. great photography.
Johnjo

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Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2011 - 10:20 PM

not one we see very often on here but a good image of this slithery creature

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2011 - 7:32 AM

Two excellent macros Sylvia - a very low pov indeed

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Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
18 Jul 2011 - 11:46 AM

Glad to be 30, great shots Sylvia.
brian

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Julian
Julian  976 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2011 - 3:48 PM

hmm.. don't like slugs but this photo is brill!

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