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In my upside-down world
In my upside-down world

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Challenge: Upside Down III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sony SAL16-80Z DT 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 ZA
Location: Montreal
Date: Oct 12, 2008
Aperture: f8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 12, 2008

I have never seen a snail this color before - it blended ridht in with its environment. I nearly missed it all together.


Well! A personal best in terms of ranking, if not in terms of vote. Thanks for those who commented. The image is rotated to the left, as you can guess from the darker stalks in the BG, that were only slightly tilted to the left before cropping. The snail really was upside-down.

Place: 31 out of 170
Avg (all users): 5.8571
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.5435
Avg (non-participants): 5.9754
Views since voting: 960
Views during voting: 250
Votes: 168
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/21/2008 09:09:12 AM
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10/19/2008 09:56:19 AM
Good upside down shot. The composition is good... the background is good... But, somehow it lacks something for pizazz.. .and I can't figure out what. I gave it a 6 for 'above average', but not 'stunning'. I wish I could figure this out... I'll come back (again)... *sigh*
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10/19/2008 08:09:25 AM
Nice colours in this one, whilst I know snails are often found upside down on leaves like this there's nothing in the bg to really emphasise the fact that he is infact not simply rotated, very nice shot though :)

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10/18/2008 04:10:13 PM
Nicely focused on the shell detail.
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10/15/2008 08:11:00 AM
I'm a macro fan and this is the only macro shot that's so well composed. I really like the color, green matches very well against yellow. The only nit is some visible noise on body area. You got a "9" for this image. Well done!
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