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In the Jungle

By Suehh
I only ever see images with sharp snails (no, I don't mean clever snails - you know what I mean) - so I thought I would put up a blurry one! This was last week when I was macroing the moss. The tiny snail (about 0.25 of an inch or so in diameter) started writhing from underneath the moss - so here you have a writhing snail shot through the moss. I hasten to add that no snails were damaged in the making of this pic - though he might have preferred to stay put rather than have my gigantic finger and thumb remove him to a "place of snail safety" - but he just had to go I'm afraid ---- he kept on moving the little moss heads. I quite liked how such a tiny creature looks like a giant in his own little world.

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MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 3:22PM
A giant indeed, well and interestingly photographed

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gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 3:44PM
Now this is AMAZING! I love it to pieces! Well captured Sue!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
12 Oct 2011 3:45PM
Doubt if I would even have seen him, Sue: you are really down using your macro facilities to perfection here........showing up a world we hardly ever see (at least one I never see).
Very well done.
(PS. Was just wondering if David Bellamy might suddenly put in appearance from behind a blade of grassWink........R)
posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 3:51PM
Beautifully photographed.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
12 Oct 2011 3:58PM
Excellent Sue, hope it does well this as really jumps out at you
Regards Richard
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
12 Oct 2011 4:02PM
Sue, this is lovely - what a wonderful concept of a "soft" snail! Beautiful processing.
susanbarton 10 11 1 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 4:03PM
It's another world out there, great and interesting shot

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
12 Oct 2011 4:06PM
This is simply SUPERB, Sue SmileSmile Carol
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
12 Oct 2011 4:09PM
A blurry snail Sue ? You know you are getting old when a snail has faster reactions than you !!
Good sense of movement.
Like some creature diving out from the undergrowth !!
Good shot.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
12 Oct 2011 4:22PM
Terrific shot Sue. I've never seen anything like this before. It's amazing, and quite cute too.
bertie1983 6 12 England
12 Oct 2011 4:38PM
Well spotted! and captured
great shotSmile
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 4:58PM
Cracking shot !....sort of 'fairy-tale' aura, yet a touch 'alien' too !!!!....1st class !
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
12 Oct 2011 5:27PM
Wonderful capture, Sue - I've got plenty of these with all this damp weather we're having! Perhaps I should go out and point my camera at them before they all run off... Wink
Trev Smile
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 5:50PM
Makes a wonderful composition Sue - well captured. Carole
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 5:52PM
fantastic comp sue love the pov wonderful detail and dof a stunner top shot Wink
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 6:14PM
really is great ... that snail could really be anything ..
If you hadn't written about it I could have gone into fantasy land about what it was all about
12 Oct 2011 6:20PM
Excellent shot I just love it
HectorRivera 10 17 1 United States
12 Oct 2011 6:30PM
Thanks for your recent comment on my flight line picture. I love your work also. This is a sharp macro
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
12 Oct 2011 6:41PM
A superb macro -- with fantastic light.
12 Oct 2011 6:59PM
Thank you Sue, for showing me something I and my compact have not seen, great Capture. Eric.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 7:06PM
Fabulous, a tiny monster in a micro jungle. Very well done.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
12 Oct 2011 7:08PM
This is one awesome macro-- Exquisite!
imagio 11 12 1 England
12 Oct 2011 7:32PM
Strangely beautiful..
Suehh 11 39 6 England
12 Oct 2011 7:40PM
Oh Wow! Thank you so much for your comments - I was worried you wouldn't like - so it is lovely to read your words - Sues
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 8:34PM
my hedgehog would love your slug Wink good shot
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 9:24PM
This is so beautifully captured, excellent work.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 9:44PM
Fantastic shot Sue, exceptionally well captured, I love it.

12 Oct 2011 10:14PM
Photography at it's best Sue, wonderful image. Macro to be aspired to.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 10:19PM
love this low down view



NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
12 Oct 2011 10:30PM
Just keep it down at yours ,blue pellets here .good blurred shot ,not sure if that could be an insult or accept as meant ,in agreement with a womans view, as always., .Smile
Suehh 11 39 6 England
12 Oct 2011 10:58PM
Thank you again one and all and especially to Linda for your UA - what a privilege - you have made my day.xx
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
13 Oct 2011 9:09AM
What a great shot! I have this lens, but I don't think I've ever managed detail as good as this on such a small subject - you must have super eyesight to focus so well!
Anna62 7 1 Australia
13 Oct 2011 10:24AM
Its amazing how detailed and huge things appear through a macro lens..this is a magnificent capture Sue..very well done Smile
Suehh 11 39 6 England
13 Oct 2011 10:43AM
Thank you so much for the GEA - I am thrilledGrin
andmolliethedog 12 120 11 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 12:38PM
So sorry I missed this...deserves all the awards....big big round of applause for the GEA.....shows somebody up there takes notice....very very well done in every way.

Now getting better gets harder,but you can do it!
Suehh 11 39 6 England
13 Oct 2011 2:29PM
And to Molls - another lovely and so unexpected surprise - thank you so much xx
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
13 Oct 2011 2:45PM
Well done Sue - love the 'beast' sweeping its way through the moss. Different.Wink
Congrats on the GEA.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
13 Oct 2011 4:16PM
Wonderful Sue. Deserving of all your awards and comments.
astyag 10 12
13 Oct 2011 4:47PM
You are really illustrating amazing stuff with your macro gears Sue. Well done
17 Oct 2011 10:37AM
Worth an award .
Techno Plus
9 2.7k 8 England
18 Oct 2011 3:58PM
Developing the Midas touch with theses macro shots Sue...That's on the agenda at the club tonight, apparently someone is bringing a menagerie of thingys to shoot, the mind boggles, I hope they don't escape the lady togs will have a fit (mind you so will some of the guys!) if you know what I mean.Grin
Well done on the awards...
User_Removed 9 1 8 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2011 9:51AM
That is excellent Sue! Very clever.

I can put up with the blurry picture understanding the depth of field here!. It even makes a fantastic picture even more fantastic. I am changing your name from Sue to Macro Girl. Grin Full marks. WesternRed.
zanzibarwinds 14 205 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2011 11:19AM
Outstanding, simply great the composition.
Peterpools 6 2 2 United States
27 Dec 2011 11:48PM
Breathtaking. Simply an amazing image. I sincerely tip my hat to you for such beautiful creativity.

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