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Theba pisana

Theba pisana
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Copyright: Charalambos Christodoulou (floracy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 102 W: 0 N: 253] (1157)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-10
Categories: Molluscs
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-12 9:51
Viewed: 3950
Points: 52
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Theba pisana (HELICIDAE)

Common names: white garden snail, sand hill snail, white Italian snail, the Mediterranean coastal snail, or the Mediterranean snail.

It is an edible species of medium-sized air-breathing land snail, a pulmonate gastropod mollusk. The shell size ranges from 12 to 15 mm in maximum dimension and rarely can be as large as 25 mm. The background color of the shell is creamy white with pale to dark brown markings. This species aestivates by attaching itself to vertical surfaces such as fence posts or plants.
It is native to Mediterranean region and has been introduced to many countries such as Great Britain, the USA in California, parts of Africa, Asia, southeastern Australia, Tasmania and other areas. In many of these areas it has become a problematic, invasive species and a serious agricultural pest.

In Cyprus it is a common species, especially along coastal areas.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theba_pisana

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Hi Charalambos,
what a nice and extraordinary photo! Great colours and composition. Nice peaceful background.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-01-12 10:03]

Hello Pambos,
We are neighbours!
Nice capture of these snails.
The POV is excellent and shows their features with excellent sharpness, colours and lighting in a pleasing composition.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hello Pambos,

what an very sharp and good diagonally composition.
Exellent details.
Fine colors.


Just look at that perfect clarity her! Bravo Pambos, you can not stop to impress me with that ultimate quality in every respect! Brilliant depth of field/detail/colors and composition!Very simple and appealing image indeed!
George Veltchev

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-01-12 11:25]

Hello Charalambos
Very nice composition and excellent details

Hello Charalambos,
What a wonderful capture of a very beautiful snails.
Excellent details, colors and very good focus.
Splendid contrast against the superb green background.

Good to see some other life-forms with interesting shapes! regards Yiannis

Ciao Pambos. Impresive DOF and details MF! Intrigant blurred BG:


Ciao Pambos, great macro of lovely couple, sharpness, wonderful natural colors, beautiful blurry BG and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Pambos, Very beautiful and attractive photo, great colours!!!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-01-12 12:34]

Hello Charalambos,
Excellent capture of this snails.Sharpness,exposure,lighting,BG,and details are perfect.Thanks for posting.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-12 14:13]

It's very difficult a great sharpness and a perfect focus everywhere on these shells,your work is fantastic,great detauls,sharpness and light balance for the best result.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-01-12 14:51]

Hi Charalambos!
Excellent macro of molluscos, captured with splendid light, which make splendid reflections.
Great POV and very good sharpness.
Great contrast against the blurred BG.
Very well done!
Ciao! Vanda

hello Pambos

excellent macro photo of these snails, fine POV
and excellent framing, great focus sharpness details,



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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-01-12 23:29]

Hi Charalambos,
Splendid photo of this Mediterranean snail, great sharpness and details, TFS!

Hallo Pambos
I enjoy very much looking and admiring other people’s talents and skills with a camera. Each of us is different and so are our photographic abilities and preferences. I truly like what I see on my screen. You have captured a very special piece of nature's art. A very pleasant composition. The image is delightful and the colours special. Thanks for sharing. Best regards

Great photo, bordering on abstract!
Great detail and lighting.

Quite an artistic view of a beautiful pair with good design and colouration, in fine focus and exposure Charalambos, the vertical composition, together with that pleasant BG shows them off nicely indeed! TFS this fine image my friend.

hello Charalambos
great composition with nice light and good sharpness
the colours are beautiful
greeting lou

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Hi Charalambos,very impressive macro,whit a perfect focus,excellent light balance and very nice composition too.Thanks for share.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-13 6:18]

Beautiful capture of these snails, fine details and colors, the design is interesting to look at. tfs.

Hallo Pambos,
a very beautiful macro shot of these snails, superb sharpness and fantastic colours, POV, DOV and composition are excellent.
Best regards

Hello Pambos,
Excellent once again. I like the simplicity and good arrangement. Beautiful soft colours and sharp image.

Hello Pambos,
very nice macro shot of snail pair with great sharpness of focus. great details and superb coloration and exposure. nicely composed.thanks for sharing. have a nice weekend

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-15 22:46]

Hello Pambos,
really lovely. The nice circular pattern and double mirror like view. Details are splendid and the soft green background makes it so pleasant and attractive.
Very pleasant composition.
A well presented shot.


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