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Challenge: Into or Out Of the Frame (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Oct 9, 2009
Aperture: f25
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/125 s
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 13, 2009

This was the first time in my life I ever „worked“ with a snail. I was VERY apprehensive about it but he/she/it was very cooperative ;-)
The only problem was I’d no idea that snails are always on the move, constantly changing direction and constantly moving their heads. I had a hard time getting a sharp pic but was happy with this at the end of the day.
I then took the snail back to where I found it. No snail was harmed in the making of this image.
Thanks for the votes and comments (and for the wonderful shiny ribbon!).

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 113
Avg (all users): 6.5674
Avg (commenters): 8.4444
Avg (participants): 6.2045
Avg (non-participants): 6.6608
Views since voting: 5637
Views during voting: 351
Votes: 215
Comments: 40
Favorites: 1 (view)


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10/24/2009 08:40:18 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon, you actually made a snail look pretty, only you could do that!
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10/23/2009 02:01:44 PM
Slimy yet satisfying... lol congrats!
10/22/2009 07:30:30 PM
Is that motion blur on his shell?......8>) Rocket snail! LOL!!!

'Grats, Irene, on another ribbon. This is just too cute!
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10/22/2009 11:13:06 AM
Congrats Irene! Beautiful image, great lighting!
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10/21/2009 10:38:54 PM
Great details, Irene! Congrats on the ribbon!
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10/21/2009 06:54:14 PM
You again??? Hahaha! I'm so kidding...what a great shot and still, sort of water related! :P
Beautiful detail and I love the lighting! Your new STAR! Hugs, Kat
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10/21/2009 06:50:12 PM
Excellent, congrats on the ribbon.
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10/21/2009 01:21:23 PM
Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Irene! Congrats! Creative!
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10/21/2009 12:21:22 PM
Very cool, fantastic stuff going on - congratulations!!
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10/21/2009 09:23:40 AM
Beautiful! I love snails :)
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10/21/2009 09:13:27 AM
Really well done, Irene! I had a snail I was trying to get to look good for this challenge. It never happened. Yours is beautifully done. Congrats on your ribbon, my friend!
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10/21/2009 08:39:46 AM
you're good. there's no doubt about it.
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10/21/2009 08:18:08 AM
Lovely detail Irene. :)
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10/21/2009 06:39:38 AM
congrats irene
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10/21/2009 05:55:39 AM
Fantastic stuff Irene. I knew this was going to be up there for the shear quality of the light and detail and composition and color and....you get the idea...it is fantastic.
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10/21/2009 05:46:23 AM
They are fascinating indeed and always on the move. At least, quite slow! :))
I had two, one was very difficult to shot because he kept eating paper like hell.

Congrats!
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10/21/2009 04:54:39 AM
Very well done. The title fits the image very well. Congrats.
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10/21/2009 02:41:12 AM
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_784795.gif, too!
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10/21/2009 01:33:09 AM
Superb micro.
Congratulation on your ribbon collections.
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10/21/2009 01:27:27 AM
Great work Irene. I tried to take a pic of snail once but a bird took it whilst I was waiting for it to emerge from it's shell lol
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10/21/2009 01:08:41 AM
contratulations Irene. Great lighting and focusing for a tricky subject. well done
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10/21/2009 01:07:34 AM
Excellent quality, lighting, composition and border. I enjoy and like it. Congratulations on your ribbon!! ((Hugs++)).
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10/21/2009 01:07:18 AM
Congrats Irene. Great shot!
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10/21/2009 12:17:48 AM
Great to see you expanded your horizons hanging out with this snail. Excellent job, congrats on the yellow.
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10/21/2009 12:17:36 AM
Great shot, congrats!
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10/21/2009 12:08:07 AM
wow irene .. you've made a snail look beautiful .. the lighting is stunning .. he looks lit from within .. congrats on your yellow ribbon .. :)
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10/21/2009 12:08:03 AM
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10/21/2009 12:04:53 AM
SUPER !!! Huge congrats again Irene!!!
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10/21/2009 12:04:35 AM
LOve it......nice work.... Well deserved Ribbon!
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10/21/2009 12:03:51 AM
Congrats Irene. I was convinced your shot was in the artificial lighting :) This shot is fantastic.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/20/2009 05:16:13 AM
fantastic details and composition
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10/16/2009 05:23:33 PM
Great macro shot. Perfect fit to the challenge.
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10/16/2009 09:33:32 AM
Another great snail shot, IMO I like the way the other one has more negative space but still very nice.
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10/15/2009 11:57:19 PM
very nice close up. i like the backlighting and use of black all around. nice 9
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10/15/2009 08:39:09 PM
good
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10/14/2009 11:51:05 AM
had a similar idea, yours is much better executed. Congrats!
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10/14/2009 10:45:44 AM
Amazing picture. Love the detail. 9
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10/14/2009 09:02:30 AM
very good
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10/14/2009 05:57:50 AM
lol! you must have had plenty of time to get the shot! beautiful lighting! 8
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10/14/2009 12:22:27 AM
A really beautiful shot - 10.
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