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A Snails Pace

By Hop-A-Long  
Hi Everyone, just a quick upload tonight as I have got to go and collect my better half from the train station as she has been to London for the last few days for work.

This was taken a while ago as you will see by the metadata. It was during a holiday to Brixham in Devon, I went out for a morning to the Berry Head Nature Reserve to get some shots of the sunrise and what ever else I could find, isn't it amazing what you can find when grovelling around on the floor in amongst the vegetation at silly o'clock in the morning like any sane person with a camera in hand.
You know when you have this feeling you are being watched? There I was, on my hands and knees, waist up in the undergrowth with my backside in the air when I had that feeling.
I stopped and listened carefully, nothing, beginning to feel a little chill down the spine I slowly backed out of the tangle of brambles, heather and other flora I was stuck in, I turned and came face to face with a rather large dog, the hound of the Baskervilles, Aaaaagh!!!! No, it wasn't, it was a werewolf, alright then, it wasn't one of them either, however it was a beautiful Australian Sheep Dog, absolutely gorgeous, apart from the fangs, slather and bits of other photographers it had found that morning hanging from its teeth.
I'm not going to fool you lot am I, alright, it greeted me with a massive sloppy kiss, right across my face as another five of them came around the corner, hell ensued as they all got in on the act, then their owner came around the corner all apologetic for their behaviour. I told her it was perfectly ok from my now sopping wet face, we both laughed and she carried on her way, I wiped my face with one of my spare microfibre lens cloths, I had to ring the cloth out twice, then I headed back to the undergrowth.

Hope you like this one, thanks for looking.

Tags: Plant Shell Snail Eat Leaf Stem Foot Slime Slow Slither Wildlife and nature

Voters: BillRookery, Jerrin, Badgerfred and 22 more

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Jerrin 5 23 England
8 Feb 2017 7:56PM
Great shot, excellent detail.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
8 Feb 2017 9:11PM
WE had some sort of howling in the neighborhood today--about a mile over there-- I am hoping it was hungry dogs---- not coyotes!
8 Feb 2017 9:31PM
Excellent details Andy your story made me laugh..Lin
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
8 Feb 2017 9:34PM
Fine light and detail. Great write-up.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2376 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2017 9:51PM
Photographer devoured by the Hound of the Baskervilles...
Stick to snails...
Spkr51 4 United States
8 Feb 2017 10:02PM
Excellent capture ***** SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
8 Feb 2017 10:49PM
Lovely macro.
8 Feb 2017 11:45PM
A beautiful macro image.
Fabulous image, great macro capture, Andy.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
9 Feb 2017 6:27AM
A wonderful story, Andy, did you take any photos of the dogs to accompany the tale
woolybill1 Plus
14 36 76 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2017 8:01AM
Covered in canine spittle, Andy? That's what's known as dressing for a dog's dinner GrinGrinGrin
I'd stick to snails, too. Not that I'm fond of them you understand; I just move at their pace during the cold weather (i.e. most months from October to March Blush)
Mike_Smith Plus
13 723 1 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2017 12:42PM
Cracking detailed capture, and great narrative
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
26 Mar 2017 11:40AM
Marvellous detail in this excellent macro Andy!

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