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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03
Categories: Molluscs
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-27 0:39
Viewed: 4283
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The word snail is a common name for almost all members of the molluscan class Gastropoda that have coiled shells in the adult stage. When the word snail is used in a general sense, it includes sea snails, land snails and freshwater snails. Snails lacking a shell or having only a very small one are usually called slugs. Snails that have a broadly conical shell that is not coiled or appears not to be coiled are often known as limpets.

The class of Gastropoda (the snails and slugs) is second only to insects in terms of total number of species. Snails are extraordinarily diverse in habitat, form, behavior, and anatomy. Therefore, what is true of one snail species may not be true of another.

Snails can be found in a wide range of environments from ditches, deserts, and the abyssal depths of the sea. Although most people are familiar with terrestrial snails, land snails are in the minority. Marine snails have much greater diversity and a greater biomass. The great majority of snail species are marine. Numerous kinds can be found in fresh water and even brackish water. Many snails are herbivorous, though a few land species and many marine species are omnivores or predatory carnivores.

Snails which respire using a lung belong to the group Pulmonata, while those with gills form a paraphyletic group, in other words, snails with gills are divided into a number of taxonomic groups that are not very closely related. Snails with lungs and with gills have diversified widely enough over geological time that a few species with gills can be found on land, numerous species with a lung can be found in freshwater, and a few species with a lung can be found in the sea.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-03-27 0:44]

I like you new collection of shells and snails. Well done.

Hi Siegfried,
A nice collage of this beautiful shell. The sharpness is excellent. Very good capture in every frame. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi MF Foozi, another great collage of a Helix shell from different POVs with excellent clarities.
TFS and cheers,

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-03-27 2:14]

Hello Siegfried, each shot are superb individually. Perfect collage.
TFS and G's,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-03-27 4:32]

Hello Siggi,
A fine collage showing four views of a snail belonging to the family Helicidae. Each image is sharp and well presented with fine lighting and contrasting dark BG.
TFS and have a good weekend,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-03-27 8:10]

Hi Siegfried,
really a beautiful collection of the shells. well taken in excellent clarity.
Perfect shots.


hello Siegfried
great collage
beautiful sharpness
super colours
great shot greeting lou

Ciao Siggi, great collage of photo with beautiful snail, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-27 12:46]

Hi Siegfried. Do the shell come from your own colection. ? You have taken a fine set of four pictures all with good detail and natural colours. Once again good use of the lightagainst the dark BG. well done TFS.

Have a good weekend.'

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-03-27 12:54]

Hi Siggi,

A beautiful collage of this Snail from four different viewpoints. Each shot is wonderful with excellent clarity and nice natural colors. Just wonderful against the fine background.


Hello Siegfried, beautiful collage of this mollusc shell.
TFS and greetings,

Hello Siegfried
Fine images of this shell. Great details and compositions.
TFS and regards,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-03-27 19:15]

Hello Siggi,
Great colage showing this shell in great detail. Thank you for sharing Siggi.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-03-28 7:20]

Siggi, This is a superb shot. Excellent shot with fantastic collage. Superb work. Ganesh

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-03-29 12:24]

Czesc Siggi!

Rewelacyjna jest ta Twoja seria z muszlami. Pieknie pokazany slimak, doskonaly technicznie, dokladnie widac go z kazdej strony. Czarne tlo jest super. Bardzo mi sie podoba.

Hallo Siggi,
Fantastic collage of a "snailhouse" (Hungarian name of snail shell) photographed from different POV's. Beautiful sharpness and exposure on each pic, with plenty of details. Very elegant presentation, deepest congrats MF.
Truly Yours aus Ungarn, László

Hi Siggi,
Great collage of these snails homes.Each sharp focus and well framed with good details and nice tones.Nicely planned BG. Well done,

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