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A huge Zululand snail that paid us a visit at Cape Vidal. They get very big - this one's shell was only 10cm [ nearly 5 inches ] Smile V2 is the full picture. I only realised when we were back that I should have put something with it to show its size Smile
Thanx for your kind comments and votes on the shady lane yesterday !
Have a wonderful day !

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24.0 - 1200.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:29 Jun 2013 - 10:22 AM
Focal Length:4.3mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.4
Aperture:f/3.4
Shutter Speed:1/25sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Mud on your face, Big disgrace
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:25 Aug 2013 - 4:25 AM
Tags:Gaint snail, South africa, Wildlife / nature, Zululand
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 4:48 AM

A five inch shell seems huge to me. Two great captures.....Sandy

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 4:55 AM

Super images v2 looks better.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 6:17 AM

Yuk, Herman, that's huge Grin. I bet the Greeks wish they grew to that size over here, as snails are regularly enjoyed as a meal. Carol

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 6:40 AM

Morning Herman, what a great sunny day here today...off to Moyo for lunch at Spier winefarm, unfortunately I am the designated driver, but I hear their water is goodSad.
I have never seen such a big snailGrinGrinGrin, who sang that song...mud on your face a big disgrace.....well spotted and captured

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 6:55 AM

Wonderful images of this really big snail!
George

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 7:31 AM

Wow...nice milky white mantle! This looks like our garden snail but I don't think ours get to 5 inches!!

I see this snail's been kicking its can all over the place.

Andrew Smile

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
25 Aug 2013 - 7:50 AM

A good title

Peter

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marshfam19
marshfam19 e2 Member 5marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
25 Aug 2013 - 8:04 AM

In answer to ColleenW question about who sung the song I think it was Queen, it's the start of 'We Will Rock You' I think. Anyway enough of that, these are great images although they would certainly make a mess of your flower beds. Well captured.

Mary

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 8:09 AM

brilliant detail herman wonderful tones and colour v2 for me today that one really does look big a belter nice one Wink
andy

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
25 Aug 2013 - 8:11 AM

wonderful capture of this big snail Herman.

Basith

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howdog
howdog e2 Member 525 forum postshowdog vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 8:33 AM

Mud on his face! This shot and title put a smile on my face Smile
Iain

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 8:37 AM

The lyric is from the Queen song 'We will rock you.'

Two impressive images of a very impressive critter.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 8:42 AM

Two cracking images Herman.
Joan.

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 9:06 AM

2 Super images of this very impressive snail.
Great title with lyrics from Queens song " We will rock you"

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 9:07 AM

A potential feast for a French person, Herman!
Two excellent shots!

Richard

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 9:22 AM

Super title and shots.

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
25 Aug 2013 - 9:48 AM

Yuck!!! Snails are bad enough but muddy ones - and that size!!!! Good pictures though.

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
25 Aug 2013 - 10:15 AM

A superb set of images Herman, but V2 is really amazing.
Effrossini

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HuddersfieldHil
HuddersfieldHil e2 Member 1HuddersfieldHil vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 10:16 AM

Great shots Herman I love his shell in v2 I took a few of a smaller variety in my garden a couple of dayas ago but not as good as yoursSmileSmile

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33120 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 10:33 AM

Can you eat them Herman?

REgards Nathan GrinGrinGrinGrin

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 11:12 AM

Images are good, Herman but I just love the title. GrinGrinGrin

Ray

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 11:19 AM

I bet you needed a fast shutter speed. Grin

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 11:32 AM

Fun shot Herman Smile
Rende

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 11:41 AM

Nice title and shots, Herman. Would be great, if they are edible.

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sparrowhawk
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25 Aug 2013 - 12:19 PM

great images

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AlexAppleby
25 Aug 2013 - 12:24 PM

Dirty chappie! To be fair, don't suppose there's much you can do about it if you are a snail and you get dirty - except wait for the rain. Guess the snails in the UK are, by simple fact of their location, a lot cleaner!!!

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104015 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 12:35 PM

Magnificent Smile Smile

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2173 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 12:43 PM

These two are brilliant HermanSmile
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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 12:44 PM

My daughter has giant African landsnails, great tiltle for 2 great images HermanSmile


Cliff

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capto
capto e2 Member 21079 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 1:48 PM

Good shots, so glad that they don't live in my garden.Smile

ivor

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 2:16 PM

Great images of this big pest,

Ali Smile

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
25 Aug 2013 - 2:50 PM

Great shots Herman. Cannot believe how big it is. Cathy

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 3:10 PM

two very contrasting shots Herman, and going for
the full view of V2
Lillian

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 3:26 PM

Well Herman, not exactly Freddie Mercury but the scale does come through, you got really close to this giant, both images are well presented.

Tish

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 3:37 PM

These are two rather extraordinary close-up, as they say, up close and personal, Herman. As a photo, I prefer V2. A very nice snail photo.

Peter

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
25 Aug 2013 - 3:57 PM

Oh boy ,what a sprinter!

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
25 Aug 2013 - 4:07 PM

Super images

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 4:34 PM

I wouldn't like to find that guy in my garden!!! Super images, Herman. Especially like V2

Lavina

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xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 4:46 PM

GrinGrinGrin.. great macro...Grin I've never seen their face before.. luckily, it didn't walk straight into your lens at snail speed...Grin

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Mike_Smith e2 Member 7121 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 5:27 PM

Hello Herman, i am none to keen on these creatures, but two good shots and you can certainly see how big these are in V2. I have never understood why the French eat the things lol

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2013 - 5:40 PM

Two great captures Smile

Eileen

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kathrynlouise
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25 Aug 2013 - 5:58 PM

Two fab captures Herman but v2 for me Grin

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25 Aug 2013 - 6:19 PM

Brilliant title and shot Herman..Lin

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 6:45 PM

Love the title it really is appropriate - two great shots - Elizabeth xx

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Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
25 Aug 2013 - 6:54 PM

Love V1's super close-up. You made me laugh out loud with the title!
M

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 7:27 PM

Different Herman... a very unusual perspective!

Is this waht you call a "Mud" shot?

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thedon1941
25 Aug 2013 - 10:46 PM

Great macro Herman. Don

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BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 12:37 AM

Great images, I'm glad we don't get them over here though!TongueGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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madshutter
26 Aug 2013 - 1:27 AM

waving your banner all over the place Smile
V2 for me -thanks for the song too!

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
26 Aug 2013 - 6:39 AM

Grin Congratulations Herman! Super capture! What a funny face!!!
IB

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rariyanto99
29 Aug 2013 - 4:24 AM

great macro, very sharp and detail iamge...Roy

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