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Snail Prison
Snail Prison
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Challenge: Granular (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ20
Location: Auburn, Californa
Date: May 23, 2005
ISO: 80
Galleries: Humorous, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: May 24, 2005

One of several ideas for this challenge, my other one was better, but for that very reason it will be mine and only mine forever!

NOTE: In retrospect I should have mentioned that
"Peter" was not harmed in the making of this photo, he now lives in my avacado garden and his agent says he is doing very well. That is in fact, salt, fortunately snails arent the quickest animal in the world so I was able to extract him before catastrophic harm was done. (I wanted to use him for future shots, but in review I saw that this one was satisfactory. Thank everyone for their concerns, comments, and critiques. 31 comments to me is better than a 8 avg score!

Statistics
Place: 88 out of 327
Avg (all users): 5.5811
Avg (commenters): 6.4643
Avg (participants): 5.3030
Avg (non-participants): 5.8049
Views since voting: 1293
Views during voting: 432
Votes: 296
Comments: 32
Favorites: 0


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06/02/2005 01:59:49 AM
Originally posted by oldnestor:

Originally posted by 4score:

Let me guess how many comments you'll get about how cruel this is. Give me a break, it's a great shot and a SNAIL. Personally, I don't care at all if the thing lived or died in the process of making this shot. I regularly purchase Snail Killer Pellets, so I'm not bothered in the least. Right now, these beasts are over-running everything in the area due to all the rain this Spring. Kill em all !


It is amazing to me that here we have at least two photographers who are less interested in reporting suffering than they are in perpetuating suffering. I wouldn't have guessed.


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06/01/2005 12:46:18 AM
Originally posted by 4score:

Let me guess how many comments you'll get about how cruel this is. Give me a break, it's a great shot and a SNAIL. Personally, I don't care at all if the thing lived or died in the process of making this shot. I regularly purchase Snail Killer Pellets, so I'm not bothered in the least. Right now, these beasts are over-running everything in the area due to all the rain this Spring. Kill em all !


It is amazing to me that here we have at least two photographers who are less interested in reporting suffering than they are in perpetuating suffering. I wouldn't have guessed.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/31/2005 08:49:40 PM
Poor Guy, did he make it?
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05/31/2005 04:46:10 PM
comical!
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05/31/2005 02:03:01 PM
mean
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05/31/2005 01:24:48 PM
There is a little too much glare in this photo for me. I do like the way your have captured the salt in such detail, but I feel bad for the poor snail.
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05/31/2005 09:47:50 AM
A little sadistic, but a great picture none the less
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05/31/2005 05:21:16 AM
no comments
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05/31/2005 03:16:51 AM
awesome!! could have been used for "decisions" had it been taken a week later. very nicely done.
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05/30/2005 12:00:46 PM
hahah so evil 9
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05/29/2005 08:43:59 PM
Very creative (though slightly 'evil') shot. Two minor suggestions be to get softer lighting, and a littler deeper DOF so more of the salt is in focus.
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05/29/2005 11:08:57 AM
cruel and unusual punishment
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05/28/2005 04:02:17 PM
Great image. The lighting is really nice. I like the snail's shadow, and the translucency of the snail and shell, you can see it backlit. Great idea too, very creative and original.
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05/28/2005 04:51:39 AM
Um, interesting, yes, but I hope the snail escaped unscathed? Is that really salt surrounding that poor snail? I'm gonna vote and pretend that that's really sugar that can do no harm to the little guy. Ok, that said, I like the stark lighting given the (I hope pretend) subject matter involved. The backlit shell is really nice, and it throws his antennae into stark relief.
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05/28/2005 01:22:10 AM
Very nice idea
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05/28/2005 12:27:52 AM
Let me guess how many comments you'll get about how cruel this is. Give me a break, it's a great shot and a SNAIL. Personally, I don't care at all if the thing lived or died in the process of making this shot. I regularly purchase Snail Killer Pellets, so I'm not bothered in the least. Right now, these beasts are over-running everything in the area due to all the rain this Spring. Kill em all !
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05/28/2005 12:26:53 AM
Poor snail
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05/27/2005 07:10:56 PM
great idea and execution
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05/27/2005 05:56:06 PM
cruel
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05/27/2005 05:16:04 PM
what did the poor critter do to deserve that? leave slime on your countertop?
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05/27/2005 02:29:23 AM
Love the translucence of the shell, contrast, set-up.
So how many snails did you kill for this shot?
:)
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05/27/2005 12:47:51 AM
this is very cool! shadow works here well - only complaint is I think it's a bit soft 8
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05/26/2005 09:09:21 PM
awesome and clever!
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05/26/2005 08:26:46 PM
I hope you let the snail go after the picture. He is so beautiful.
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05/26/2005 03:56:53 PM
this is kinda sad
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05/26/2005 01:56:33 PM
kinda cruel wasn't it?
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05/25/2005 04:54:55 PM
it's a great photo, but did the snail survive it?
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05/25/2005 02:08:12 PM
interesting. good photo
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05/25/2005 01:41:15 PM
hope the wee thing didn't die....
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05/25/2005 10:17:50 AM
awww....that's MEAN!!!!!!
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05/25/2005 12:44:39 AM
MEAN... did you let him out after? did he die anyway? :( As for the picture, highlights are blown on the top and focus is a little soft all around, but especially on the salt... focus on the snail is better, but right side is a little dark and there are two hotspots on teh shell and neck
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05/25/2005 12:44:17 AM
That is mean, but funny!
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