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Common Slug (Limax)

By teocali
Not expecting this to be the most popular wildlife shot, but the pose of this 4inch long Common Slug (Limax) just reminded me of a WW2 tank! V2 clearly shows the hole through which these creatures breathe.

My thanks to all of you who took the time to critique my last image and submitted great mods. A lot of very helpful advice, much appreciated Smile

Tags: Wildlife Close-up and macro Slug Common Molluscs Slugs Terrestrial Limax Pulmonate Gastropod Limacidae

Voters: saeidNL, THE_HIGHLANDER96, Alandyv8 and 33 more

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Comments


saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
17 Jul 2011 2:42PM
What stunning image,very well done,
saeid

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cracking image.

Connor.
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 117 Scotland
17 Jul 2011 2:56PM
Yea, you have me reaching for my slug pellets, Sylvia: I suppose they eat up some pests but they don't restrict themselves to that, more's the pity.
But what excellent shots you have managed here, with V 2 perhaps the more interesting for the reasons you give.
Ronnie.
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
17 Jul 2011 2:58PM
Not popular you are kidding Sylvia, these are brilliant, I have tried to get a shot of these but no success so far, that hole showing in V2 is fantastic. - gary
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2011 2:58PM
my hedgehog would appreciate your slug but have to say its a great shot
teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
17 Jul 2011 3:15PM

Quote:Yea, you have me reaching for my slug pellets, Sylvia: I suppose they eat up some pests but they don't restrict themselves to that, more's the pity.
But what excellent shots you have managed here, with V 2 perhaps the more interesting for the reasons you give.
Ronnie.



Don't worry, Ronnie - this one was taken down in the fields, slithering across some decking near my hide - far, far away from any gardens! I expect it will have been enjoyed by some ravenous bird by now Wink The little swine in our garden almost demolished my sweet pea plants in one night - just managed to rescue them with slug pellets and they are fine now.
Sylvia
17 Jul 2011 3:15PM
Absolutely SUPERB Sylvia,both in detail and clarity Wink Excellent work !!
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
17 Jul 2011 3:33PM
Two excellent images of one of the most revolting creatures to invade my garden, SylviaGrin. Out with the salt cellar whenever I come across one Sad Carol
I've never seen one from this pov and didn't know they were striped on the underside. A superb well detailed pair of close-up's.
Steve.
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2011 4:32PM
Love the p-o-v Sylvia.

Am I correct in saying that either the blacks or the browns, not sure which, don't' do any garden damage?

Adrian
17 Jul 2011 4:34PM
Hi Sylvia, unusual but fine capture, I have memories of mum going out in the dark with a big tub of salt torch in hand if it was very dark lol regards gray.
Shroomer 10 14 167 England
17 Jul 2011 4:45PM
This proves the point so well that a long prime can get small creatures. Clarity and low pov are spot on Sylvia
Richard
teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
17 Jul 2011 4:46PM

Quote:Love the p-o-v Sylvia.

Am I correct in saying that either the blacks or the browns, not sure which, don't' do any garden damage?

Adrian



I have never heard that, Adrian, but then I am far from being knowledgeable about slugs - LOL - I am sure one of our gardening fraternity will come up with an answer though Wink

Incidentally - useful tip I have heard for those of you who want to attract slugs and snails (for whatever reason!) - I am told that if you scatter sugar around in a particular area, you will attract dozens!!!!! I expect the birds would really appreciate that !

Sylvia
Maiwand 10 3 72 England
17 Jul 2011 5:46PM
Stunning captures Sylvia. Most remarks seem to indicate that these are not really popular creatures but perhaps thes fine shots will change a few opinions. Good use of that lens.
Ron
17 Jul 2011 6:19PM
Superb detail here Sylvia, love the pov, quality image,
Geoff.
Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2011 8:13PM
Two well detailed shots with perfect dof - Ina
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2011 10:05PM
Sylvia, well done for taking a great picture of an unusual subject. great photography.
Johnjo
17 Jul 2011 10:20PM
not one we see very often on here but a good image of this slithery creature
Ray42 9 3 England
18 Jul 2011 7:32AM
Two excellent macros Sylvia - a very low pov indeed
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2011 11:46AM
Glad to be 30, great shots Sylvia.
brian
Julian 12 76 3 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2011 3:48PM
hmm.. don't like slugs but this photo is brill!

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