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action shot

By pascalg  
After yesterday's blurry upload, I wanted to prove that I can get a good action shot when I see one...

This little fellow was basking in the melting snow on the patio, so I rushed outside and caught him in full flight!

I wanted to take some more shots an hour later, but he had fled and was nowhere to be seen, leaving me still trying to find a slower creature than me Wink

Thanks everyone for your kind comments yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised because I was worried that it wasn't up to scratch.

Tags: Close-up and macro Slime Wildlife and nature Freeze the moment Square format Sports and action

Voters: JudeC, Badgerfred, bayleaf and 47 more

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JudeC 13 6 3 England
4 Mar 2008 8:32AM
Bet you had to be quick to capture this one! - great shot - Jude.
bayleaf 13 8 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 9:58AM
Ha ha Love Judith's comments Smile

lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
4 Mar 2008 10:09AM
I bet you used a fast shutter speed for this
imander 13 388 7 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 10:20AM
lol lol Smile ice should of given him a sock...his poor foot must of been
Cormy 13 3 England
4 Mar 2008 10:22AM
Nice slow motion shot.Did you have to " pan " for this one?
User_Removed 14 16 England
4 Mar 2008 10:25AM
Nice capture of such a speedy subject Pascal! Wink I can understand why it's snail's pace today after such a grueling experience you've had. When's your birthday; we'll have a whip round for you! Who Sade that?
Andrew Wink
norton 17 2 6 Jersey
4 Mar 2008 12:02PM
Great DoF ( Dash of Frightening-speed....Lol ) to this shot,well timed and captured............

Joline Plus
14 30 59 United States
4 Mar 2008 12:17PM
LOL LOL LOL I've never seen a snail in snow he WAS moving fast to stay warmSmile
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
4 Mar 2008 12:30PM
A great action shot, guess you had to use a fast shutterspeed

4 Mar 2008 12:33PM
Looks like me going to work lol, good one
nickyv32 Plus
13 135 England
4 Mar 2008 1:32PM
You have only got to blink and they have gone, great fun shot, did he have frosty antennae.

woolybill1 Plus
14 36 76 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 1:42PM
So this is The One That Got Away Wink

L'escargot was a famous race horse, very successful in 1970-71 (no, I am not a fan of racing, I just remember the strangest details).

proz 16 205 United States
4 Mar 2008 2:01PM
I'd like to race this little wrangler, bet I could give him a run for the money! great Dof here Pascal.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.6k 2371 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 2:07PM
Love the way he's straining forward, obviously about to make a dash for cover. There's scope for a manipulation or two here. Put him on a skateboard or a motor bike.
Alternative title - le fast food?
pascalg Plus
13 37 1 France
4 Mar 2008 2:24PM
thank you all for comments Smile

@Mrs Woolybill :

or : - the fast foot to solve the problem of squaring circle ? square a helix... am I not quick ? Wink
Rock 18 10 2 England
4 Mar 2008 2:53PM
Is this your lunch ?

Best get a move on he will beat you home.

AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
4 Mar 2008 3:11PM
It amazes me how they carry that shell on their backs, very interesting slow-speed capture!
Yes, I do have a couple of other cameras, a Pentx ME that is definitely broken, we know this now after loosing a roll of hoped for images. A cheap Ricoh P&S which also takes film and crappy images.
They are quite useless now that digital has arrived and everyone is expecting super sharp images and not the lovely softness of film. *grumpy-face.gif*
Blenkinsopp 15 320 4 England
4 Mar 2008 3:18PM
love it - great description Smile
(unfortunately it rings too true for me)
Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
4 Mar 2008 4:55PM
What a capture. Lightening quick reactions for this one. I see you have the pan technique all worked out. Excellent shot.
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
4 Mar 2008 5:38PM
Lovely capture; I love the speed blur Wink
SKavanagh 13 312 5 England
4 Mar 2008 7:23PM
Im npot too sure about the angle could you try and get a bit lower and look up at it next time Wink
anpix 13 88 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 7:26PM
excellent its so funny really well taken, good name
foggytwo 17 36 1 Scotland
4 Mar 2008 7:39PM
A wonderful capture as well as a great action shot Pascal. It`s a super image with excellent detail and dof. and I think you should be congradulated on your timing here, LOL. Kidding aside this is a very good shot.
Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
4 Mar 2008 7:51PM
great shot, boy, he is really moving out!
microchip 13 1 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 8:31PM
Almost missed this,Do I detect a slight speed blur,
or did you over compensate in anticipating its speed, A nice capture Pascal, cant wait for more action shots,
4 Mar 2008 9:10PM
I had one following me around at work...Smile
imagio 14 12 1 England
4 Mar 2008 9:48PM
A tricky job panning for this pascal, well done for quick thinking, Lol

dianah 14 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2008 9:23AM
Excellent ground colour for the snail..he is really moving!! Great shot superb timing and title!
Scaramanga 13 60 6 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2008 12:01PM
I'm surprised you didn't eat it.
rmr 13 1 Wales
5 Mar 2008 7:52PM
well caught
5 Mar 2008 8:27PM
great shot i bet you had to be quick to take this shot, well timed and captured, andys0707
davewaine 14 141 3 England
5 Mar 2008 9:10PM
Nice one, Pascal. You have used differential focus to create an illusion of motion blur. That takes a bit of doing with such an athletic subject.

Ridgeway 14 222 2 Ireland
6 Mar 2008 2:56AM
GREAT Action shot ! ! ! Lol..
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
6 Mar 2008 3:38AM
Good freeze!! What did you use? 1/1000 sec? 1/1250? the poor cam needed a break afterwards... Wink

8 Mar 2008 11:49AM
G'day, Pascal. I'm learning to freeze motion in my photography class at the moment --- guess we won't be using this little one as model any time soon.
Cheers, Mac
steve5452 16 15 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2008 9:59PM
One of the best "action" shots I have seen in a while.

Title made me smile.

Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
16 Mar 2008 10:41PM
A fine action shot, you did well to catch him!

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