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The size is fine, unfortunately I don't think the focus is! You haven't told us which camera/lens you were using, but it does look a little shadowed so perhaps the lighting wasn't in your favour. I can only say how I would have taken this. My camera has a macro and a super macro option - I would have probably gone for the super macro. I would have probably gently relocated the snail so there was good light on it and waited until it decided to move off. They are fascinating creatures, with beautiful markings on their shells and well worth the effort of getting in right in the camera.
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Glad you were able to increase the size, David, but what a shame about the focus. It's a great subject for experimental macro shots, so I would suggest you have another go, using Karen''s advice, and also perhaps choosing a different background, perhaps a leaf, or something else natural. You might also like to try a different angle, perhaps a side view, to add impact.
David, was this taken with a camera phone by any chance?
David, I feel there are several problems with this image. The biggest is the focus of course. The second is the light, and the third is the composition. I have some snail images in my portfolio for comparison but as suggested above you need to get down level with the snail and shoot from just above and from the side. a macro lens is a good way of getting in close but dont over do it. Give the snail room to move into so we can see where he is going and this is usually done on the right - for some reason the snail on the left and space on the right looks better than vica versa. Probably due to the way we read books. This should image the image immensely.
thank you for your time and coments
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