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I noticed a strange phenomena here at Club Mykonos. Hundreds of snails covering the coastal shrubs and grass.
V2 - snails in the grass Smile
Thanx for all the kind comments and votes on my Orange Hibiscus yesterday. There are so many lovely colours here Smile
Soon our son Nathan will come to fetch me for our early morning swim - instead of sleeping late in his holidays he has this thing about an early swim Smile
Have a brilliant Thursday !

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Lens:5.0 - 100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.3 - 545.4 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:29 Mar 2013 - 5:05 PM
Focal Length:100mm
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Aperture:f/5.7
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ISO:160
Metering Mode:Evaluative
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Title:Snails
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:4 Apr 2013 - 4:42 AM
Tags:Coastal snails, South African West Coast, Wildlife / nature
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 4:52 AM

Fine image v1 is better.

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cptdaniel
cptdaniel  3 United States
4 Apr 2013 - 5:40 AM

I didn't know they grew on treesSmile I like version one.

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2270 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 5:41 AM

Morning Herman, only the brave swim in those cold watersGrinGrinGrin Your snails are just what I needed before coffee this morning..... nice images, enjoy your day.....GrinGrinGrin

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2270 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 5:58 AM

Thanks for the follow up about swimming in a heated pool, you had me worried their for a moment!!!!!GrinGrin

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 6:05 AM

Goodness me that's a lot of snails Herman! V2 great to show us the sheer volume, v1 super composition and shot.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8184 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 6:22 AM

Don't talk about snails, Herman, I have spend the last couple of mornings collecting hundreds of them for future eating Smile. Mind you, I can't stand the things myself, the mere thought of eating one, yukSadSad. Carol

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Andysnapper Plus Member 6109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 6:42 AM

Wish my son would get up early, the wife has to drag him out of bed at 10 to start his revision......

Great shots Herman and very unusual to see so many snails in one place.

Andy

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cats_123 Plus Member 114304 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 7:07 AM

Snails for breakfast, then? GrinGrin

Enjoy your swim SmileSmile

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barbarahirst
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4 Apr 2013 - 8:47 AM

how very interesting
I have seen loads like that on a brickwall around a school

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leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
4 Apr 2013 - 8:48 AM

Two lovely captures, Herman. As I know , they usually appears after the rain. V1 for me todaySmileSmile
Effrossini

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Caziwinkles
4 Apr 2013 - 8:53 AM

Super images Herman. Very striking patterns on the snails. Smile
Enjoy your swim!

Carol

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morpheus1955
4 Apr 2013 - 9:11 AM

Superb shot, excellent detail and colours, not seen many round my way as yet Smile

Hugh

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sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 9:40 AM

Two very interesting images and I like them both - Elizabeth xx

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DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 9:44 AM

Great images, Herman - I wonder what's for breakfast!WinkWink
Hope you enjoyed your swim!!

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WesternRed Plus Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
4 Apr 2013 - 9:49 AM

V1 shows the snails off very well.
Good work Herman. Well done. WesternRed.

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3658 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 10:20 AM

So glad you are enjoying your holiday Herman they are very pretty snails well taken,SmileSmile
Ali

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3233 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 10:37 AM

Great images,have a nice swimSmile
NettaSmile

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brian17302
brian17302 Plus Member 3brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 11:05 AM

Great detailed image of these snails, V1 for me Herman
Regards Brian

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51258 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 11:17 AM

Almost as many that enjoy eating my allotment stuff!!!

DAve

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gwynn56
gwynn56  380 forum posts England
4 Apr 2013 - 11:26 AM

quite a few there the French would have a field day if they were the type they eat Smile

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chrissie3  6 England
4 Apr 2013 - 11:31 AM

Gross!!! But super pictures, especially v2.

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achieverswales
4 Apr 2013 - 11:53 AM

Not that I would as a vegetarian but are these the edible snails Herman? If so you will not go hungry, like both but V1 for close up for me.

Regards

Trev.

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taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 12:16 PM

The snails ware beautiful-- I so like how their shells grow, Well seen and togged--- the idea of a morning swim is delightful considering we have ice and -3°C here this morning---envious!

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Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 12:23 PM

2 nice images Herman, v1 for meSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


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4 Apr 2013 - 12:32 PM

Quite a mass of snaildom.They are quite attractive, but very destructive I would imagine.

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handlerstudio Plus Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 12:48 PM

Those are pretty amazing images, Herman. I remember being in Tunisia the summer of 2005, and in a mountain city called Le Kef (or el Kef in Arabic), shells of dead snails on the ground under many bushes in certain areas......in their wet season, they may have looked much like this.

Peter

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tamarisk  2
4 Apr 2013 - 1:40 PM

Great shots, but hope they don't eat too much of your plants. Too cold here for any snail feastsWinkWinkWinkWink

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Growmore Plus Member 6Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 1:59 PM

Wonderful shots Herman it be a snails life for me ( very slow ) and you get to sleep in every morning Grin
Gary

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4 Apr 2013 - 1:59 PM

Yuk..... TongueTongueTongueTongue
Nice shot all the sameGrin
Diane

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gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 2:06 PM

I have never seen so many snails, I hope you enjoyed your swim. - gary

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mauriceegan
4 Apr 2013 - 2:29 PM

Great images Herman, surprising there is any green left with so many snails
Maurice

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4 Apr 2013 - 2:30 PM

V2 is brilliant showing how many there are, my goodness, I wonder if you can eat them? not been swimming for ages you lucky person you.

Bob

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widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 2:35 PM

Lovely snails Herman Grin

Rod

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rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 2:56 PM

Well spotted and captured, Herman.

Ray

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4 Apr 2013 - 3:02 PM

V1 for me Herman. Glad you're enjoying your hols GrinGrin

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digital_boi
4 Apr 2013 - 3:22 PM

Had me reaching for the garlic butter Herman TongueWink

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4 Apr 2013 - 3:34 PM

Great captures, especially V1GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
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annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 4:14 PM

It is NOT strange Herman, there are no Frenchman around Smile

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4 Apr 2013 - 4:23 PM

Two lovely captures

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anglingandyq Plus Member 2anglingandyq vcard England
4 Apr 2013 - 5:22 PM

Great images Herman v1 for me . at least there not in your garden SmileSmileSmile

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4 Apr 2013 - 5:43 PM

Beautiful images, Herman ! I like them both.Smile
George

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Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 - 5:48 PM

Lovely light and patterns, Herman.

P.

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HELANA Plus Member 5HELANA vcard United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 - 5:54 PM

Nicely composed picture Herman, they are no good for a garden and for an allotment otherwise, nice shot.
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NDODS Plus Member 43907 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 6:06 PM

That is a lot of lunches Herman.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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4 Apr 2013 - 6:10 PM

Nice work, Herman, luv the detail and colours, well spotted and taken, well done.
Darryl. SmileSmile

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HELANA Plus Member 5HELANA vcard United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 - 6:47 PM

Herman thank you for your vote and comment in my Church in La Alberca. About the pig, I did explaint a bit about it in the description.
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LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 7:53 PM

Beautiful color Images ~

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saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 7:56 PM

Very fantastic and great set of images,Herman,V1 is my favorite,
saeid

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4 Apr 2013 - 8:09 PM

I like both images, Herman. It's rather an enigmatic situation. One explanation that came to my mind is that their gathering on the plants on the coastal line might have been their need for salt, but the strange thing is that salt kills them. It really keeps me in wonder. A biologist might know the answer.

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longhoss Plus Member 5longhoss vcard United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 - 10:01 PM

2 great images Herman

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PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 10:27 PM

Jealous of your climate and swim in warm waters. Great shot. paul

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5 Apr 2013 - 7:19 AM

Two great capture ,Herman..........Grin

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5 Apr 2013 - 9:38 AM

You have made a not nice subject, look graceful

Tish

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5 Apr 2013 - 3:54 PM

In Portugal we eat those in a garlic and oregano sauce! GrinGrinGrin
A traditional "Caracois" dish. Lovely image with a good backlight. IB

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Mototaur  226 forum posts England
6 Apr 2013 - 3:17 PM

Lovely capture of snails sunbathing Herman Smile Smile Smile

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cazzycool  6 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2013 - 11:33 AM

Fascinating photo, it is like a work of art, and there are a lot in the second photo!

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