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By Joeblowfromoz
Thanks again everyone for your kind comments and support. Much appreciated.

Now for a complete change from landscapes today, we have this little snail. these little snails are about 1/2 inch big and they are in their thousands around the dry arid inland areas of Australia, and as you can see from this he has decimated the daisy he was on, and has eaten all the petals, and this is what they do to the wheat and other crops, and the farmers are just beside themselves to know how to deal with them - the poor old farmers, always have to deal with something

As for a name - that I have not been able to find out.

Have a great weekend everyone

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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Hi love your snail. I no the feeling they are like that here. I knock them off the walls and everywhere else.
Great snap and presentation is excellent. WesternRed.

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Great shot. Dont know the name of this Feller Cheers Gordon.
Daisymaye 10 23 16 Canada
8 Oct 2011 1:34AM
A great capture of it whatever it is....................Sandy
taggart Plus
14 47 13 United States
8 Oct 2011 2:22AM
This is a handsome snail--different a bit from what we have-- I am fascinated with their shells-- A superb image!
RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
8 Oct 2011 3:57AM
Like Jenn {taggart} I note that the shell structure is quite different to the normal rounded forms we have here.
Very nicely captured in this shot, and I can imagine they must be a plague to the farmers if they exist those numbers.
CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
8 Oct 2011 6:01AM
We have plenty of these fellas here too, Jo, well captured and presented. Carol
accipiter 9 61 England
8 Oct 2011 7:09AM
Good close up. Can't help with the ID. A
hasslebladuk 9 1 6 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2011 7:22AM
Well seen lovely shot
pdcche 8 4 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2011 7:33AM
Lovely close up Jo and well spotted.. Peter
andylea 10 37 1 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2011 7:53AM
brilliant detail jo wonderful colour and tones a cracking close up nice one Wink
morpheus1955 12 3 2 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2011 7:55AM
Great shot Jo, thank you so much for the id of my flower up load.

AnnChown Plus
9 207 1 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2011 7:57AM
This is a beautiful shell - but I really don't like these creatures, especially in numbers!
marktc Plus
8 101 15 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2011 8:12AM
A smashing macro Jo, unusually flat for a snail, never seen anything like it over here!
xwang 10 56 8
8 Oct 2011 9:31AM
Nice to see this snal...You know, I talk about this kind of the snals sometimes..
When I was a child in Beijing, all the snals I saw were this kind of snails, but I have never seen one in England. I loved them carrying their little houses with them where ever they went...beautiful shot.
Anna62 8 1 Australia
8 Oct 2011 9:54AM
superb macro Jo..absolutely beautifully taken Smile
lonely_oryx 11 61 55 England
8 Oct 2011 10:16AM
Incredible shot
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
8 Oct 2011 2:06PM
Bit different from the wide open spaces that we have been used to Jo but still a cracking good shot. Spot on.
janty66 12 3 England
8 Oct 2011 3:11PM
Fantastic close up...
Shellio 8 2 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2011 6:15PM
Super close up Jo, got a nice sheen to it.
bertie1983 7 12 England
8 Oct 2011 6:53PM
great image
pluckyfilly 12 351 33 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2011 8:42PM
fascinating creatures are snails you have even picked up the irridescence in this one - how do you know its a maleWink she to me is well settled on the plant and both are pin sharp
moiral 9 12 Scotland
8 Oct 2011 9:23PM
Guess they gotta eat something Jo Grin. What a beautiful capture. Moira
franken Plus
16 4.9k 4 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2011 9:52PM
Brilliant macro!

oll1e 12 57 2 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2011 12:13AM
Thats a super detailed macro shot Jo !,i had no idea they were that much of a pest .Wink
Peagreen 8 1 1 England
9 Oct 2011 9:47PM
Superb macro image. Jo. Wonderful colour and detail. Don't like snails. but you have captured this one beautifullySmile
Take care, Pauline
10 Oct 2011 12:19AM
Brilliant.Well done..Lin
Ayoob 8 Australia
10 Oct 2011 3:06AM
Wow !!!!!!!!! Excellent macro shot Jo great work........GrinGrin
LexEquine 13 1 19 United States
10 Oct 2011 8:36PM
'Stellar {A+++} & beautiful macro Image'~ Peter Wink
annettep38 Plus
7 218 41 Costa Rica
11 Oct 2011 7:22PM
excellent composition and great detail of this slimy little pest! We got an invasion in the meadow and the garden at the moment, they drive me nuts...
LexEquine 13 1 19 United States
14 Oct 2011 6:08PM
"I had shortlisted your Image, Jo, and 'after careful consideration reviewing numerous superb images,' from other photographers," ...I have decided to come back to your 'extraordinary macro Snail Image,' & give You 'My Award.' Well deserved, 'From my Viewpoint.' Smile

Have a wonderful Weekend.

Ciao~ Peter
JustDucky 8 8 Canada
15 Oct 2011 9:00PM
excellent macro Jo
PaulLiley 10 2 13 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2011 9:05AM
Great detail on this wonderful macro. Lunch is served! Paul

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