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Help me! Wildlife problem.

macroman 15 15.3k England
31 Aug 2012 4:18PM
I'm not very skillful at wildlife photography, apart from some flowers, the odd gurl and ladybird.
Anything that moves usually causes me to be having problems.

Can any of you wonderful persons tell me what went wrong with this snail picture?
You can be seeing that the snail is all very blurry, but the pathway is sharp as tintack.

Should I be needing a faster shutter, or a larger aperture.
Maybe I have not used flash, or a higher ISO?

It was hand helded, as I didn't have my tripod.


PS. I am apologetic if this is not the correct forum for this query.


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KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
31 Aug 2012 4:21PM
Lol!!! Perhaps the first 'Land Speed Record Snail'!!
31 Aug 2012 4:35PM
Sorry if I laugh a little but that's the first snail picture i've seen with motion blur!

Try using a faster shutter speed. FIll in flash might help as it would "freeze" the snail.
Focus_Man 8 481 631 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 4:42PM
If a snail whilst having its picture taken, decides to move too fast, break one of its legs.
Priti 5 5 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 4:46PM
High Iso, high shutterspeed is basic.
Paul Morgan 16 19.1k 6 England
31 Aug 2012 4:47PM
You need spray mount adhesive, just perfect for the macro photographers camera bag, stops those insects from moving and ruining the shot Smile
adrian_w Plus
10 3.7k 4 England
31 Aug 2012 4:49PM
Ivan the Terrible strikes again. Wink

Best way to stop it's movement is to put your foot on it!
lawbert 11 1.8k 15 England
31 Aug 2012 4:58PM
Its certainly Quick One Navi...
In my experience always use AI Servo for fast moving subjects and try to raise the shutter above 3 secondsSmile
Billlee 11 5.5k England
31 Aug 2012 5:01PM
Worth looking at for next year ..... http://www.snailracing.net/ Smile
Carabosse 15 41.0k 269 England
31 Aug 2012 5:52PM
Blimey, what shutter speed was used? 'Bulb' ? Grin
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 6:00PM
The tarmac's totally sharp so I would say about 1/500th sec.
Carabosse 15 41.0k 269 England
31 Aug 2012 7:38PM
Slow shutter speed + tripod! Wink
wildworlds 5 44
31 Aug 2012 7:54PM
When photographing snails such as the species here .... which appears to be “snailicus fasto crawlious” I would try to pan the shot. Otherwise I think you have done well to get it in the frame at all. GWink
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
31 Aug 2012 8:08PM
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wildworlds 5 44
31 Aug 2012 8:13PM
So have you fooled us? Its a set up!Sad I thought this was an honest forum!Wink

Nice one.


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