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Copyright: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-09
Categories: Molluscs
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, SanDisk Ultra II 1GB, Hoya 58mm skylight
Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !Slugfest, Snail in the world II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-09 15:31
Viewed: 5746
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Red Slug (Arion rufus)

The Red Slug is a large slug, characterised by its
usually red or brown body and lack of a keel. At most,
a full-grown Red Slug can extend to be approximately
18cm (7 inches) in length;
although they usually only grow to be 7–10cm (2.7–3.9 inches) long.

The Red Slug typically lives in gardens, fields, or
other wooded areas near human activity. It is most
common in western and central Europe, as well as North
America; in particular, southern British Columbia. The
Red Slug originated in Europe.

Perhaps the Red Slug's most distinguishable feature is
the placement of its respiratory pore just before the
mid-point of its mantle. Like all slugs, the Red Slug
moves relatively slow because they only have one
muscular foot, which is mostly red with stripes.

The Red Slug, like all other slugs, uses two pairs of
tentacles to sense its environment. The darkly-
coloured upper pair, called optical tentacles, is used
to sense light. The lower pair provide the Red Slug's
sense of smell. Both pairs can be retract and extend
themselves to avoid hazards, and, if lost, can be regrown.

Its genus, Arion, is derived from the name of the
legendary Greek poet Arion. Its species name, rufus,
is Latin for red. Although often red or brown, Arion
rufus can also be greenish-brown, black, yellow, or orange.

[from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Slug]

Kameramodell Canon EOS 20D
Aufnahmedatum/-zeit 09.10.2006 10:08:22
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Tv (Verschlusszeit) 1/60
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Filmempfindlichkeit (ISO) 200
Objektiv 105.0 mm
Brennweite 105.0 mm
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Great title and photo :-) He looks a little bit sad :-( Poor thing.

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2006-10-09 15:37]

Hi Thor,
It has been a while since I looked you up on TN rather than TE.I had just uploaded my first macro shot when I noticed your interesting image.Quite amazing....you are very good at these close-up images.
- You have caught it in just the right pose.
- The detail is quite astounding.
- Lovely natural colour.
- The DOF is just perfect...the foreground emphasised and then the focus tailing off.
Very good work...a pleasure to view your images.Keep well.
Regards, David

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2006-10-09 15:52]

Świetne zdjęcie. Fajny kadr i doskonała ostrość. dobre makro.

Hi Thorsten,
Really wonderful colours and what a beautiful looking slug! i love that! Superb details and sharpness on the face. Great texture also. exceptional post cause of especially unusual and beautiful species. What a beautiful orange tone on the below part! Surely a favourite!
Bravo and TFS!

Hi Thorsten.

An excellent portrait of this red slug. The image has a special POV that we can sense the movement of this tiny animal.And the very well balanced DOP enhances the photo.Fantastic work.

Well Done & TFS.

Gran macro. Precioso el colorido y los detalles son espectaculares.
Gran trabajo.
Saludos, JL.

Hello Thorsten,
Beautiful snail, I´ve never imagined such kind of terrestrial gasteropoda. I like the well focused eyes zone an the OOF body, has a nice perspective and BG.
Well done, friend.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-10-09 18:22]
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Hi Thorsten,
Great colors, POV and composition, well done :o)

Hi Thorsten,
Great macro. Very sharp details and strong colours. I like how the light reflects off the snail giving a nice shine to it. I also really like the low POV and composition.
Well done! TFS!

Hi Thorsten,
Beautiful presentation. Sharpness, pov, dof, exposure are perfect. Impressive picture.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-10-10 1:42]

Hello Thorsten,
What have you here, all slimy and shiny?
That is an amazing shot of this colorful slug.
I have never seen one of this color before.
Your perfect focus and exposure really bring out the details and the texture in a fantastic way.
TFS. : )

PoV DoF angle are just great....
also use of flash is very accurate...
composition is very attractive, sharpness is prima....


Hi Thorsten

You have managed to make a rather yucky garden visitor looks rather nice. Good POV, good colour and sharp, clear details. TFS.

Hi Thor,
Great DOF and POV. The reflection is a add on great effect. TFS

Haven't seen this species before, amazing colour.
Superb POV and compositin.
Great DOF, sharpness and details.
Excellent work.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-10 9:29]

Very nice macro Thorsten with great POV.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, DOF, sharpness, focus, framing, color, lighting, background, notes.

I don't like it: nothing.

Contratulations for an excellent shot.
Greetings... Ricardo

... no more, later.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-10 16:17]

Hallo Thorsten,
aha! Da ist ja die ganze Schnecke, hatte ich doch gut geraten ;-). Super diese Perspektive.. Vorsicht sonst muss die Linse geputzt werden ;-).

What a great note! I have no idea what he is sad about. Southern British Columbia, eh? I will have to watch for those in our garden. Mostly we just get black, brown, and banana slugs, but I have seen red slugs in Olympic National Park.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-10-11 8:36]

Hi Thaorsten
Great shot. Great sharpnes, details, light, colours and POV. Also good note.
Well done my friend


Well done Thorsten,
I like most the POV & sharp detail in this head shot.
Very good color and use of flash in a well composed frame :)

Very cool, very alien like. Great color and detail. He looks very slimy, maybe that's why he's sad. TFS

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-11-06 20:29]

Hello Thorsten,
Excellent shot. Unusual subject as for TN and very efficient POV. Stunning colours, focus and details too. Great accompanying note.
Best greetings,


Very nice shot, great perspective and spectacular colours!

I took the liberty to add this shot to my Themes


excellent portrait of this red slug.

nice portrait, TFS Ori

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