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This was taken with an old Pentax close up bellows with Pentax 50mm lens attached to my digital D90. I brought a broken plastic planter filled with potting compost indoors. Lighting was a couple of 50 watt halogen lights which I had to move into place shortly before shooting to keep the snail cool. Even then it moved more quickly than I could focus the bellows. There is a speck of soil on the snail's back which I toyed with removing on Photoshop but I think it adds interest (or maybe not). If my Tyre'd Tiger of Friday has the Ahhhh factor for many this has the urrgh factor. I think t snails are fascinating creatures but I don't like eating my tomatoes.

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Pentax 50mm attached to Pentax bellows.
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:16 May 2011 - 9:00 PM
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
Title:Snail
Username:SkySkape SkySkape
Uploaded:3 Jul 2011 - 8:23 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, Specialist / abstract, Wildlife / nature
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