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L'escargot


L'escargot
Photo Information
Copyright: Alain Thibodeau (Athila) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1981
Categories: Molluscs
Camera: Nikon F3, Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5, Kodachrome
Exposure: 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Snails in the World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-24 23:12
Viewed: 8556
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 23
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
L’escargot (The snail)

One night, after my workday at Ernst Leitz Canada Ltd (I worked as an engineer for LEICA), I saw that snail on the sidewalk on my way home. It was raining like crazy so I decided to take it home for a picture. My girlfriend never enjoyed seeing me bringing back all kind of bugs and animals in the apartment.

To make my picture more natural, I grabbed few foliages for the background. To limit its displacement, I took a dead branch that was place almost parallel to the film plane. Two small manual flash units were used for exposure.

Technical data:

Camera : Nikon F3
Accessory-1 :
Lens : 55mm f/3.5 Micro-Nikkor
F/stop : Not recorded
Shutter speed : 1/60 sec. (flash synchro speed)
Magnification on film: about half-life size
Tripod: Velbon
Filter: None
Flash : Braun F-34 (2 units)
Accessory-2 : cable release
Film : Kodachrome 64
Flatbed Scanner: Epson 4180

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  • [2005-10-24 23:48]

Bonjour Alain
Les tons de brun sont à l'honneur. Image bien détaillée et éclairée. Je constate d'après la note que vous avez encore pris le contrôle de tous les détails pour une image parfaite.
Très réussi.
Robert Deschênes

Solid detail, nice comp. Consider if you will maybe setting the EV down a stop or two to control the over exposure on the shell. Good work.

Greg

Hello Alain!
Wonderful close up.Harmonious colors,lighting,POV,framing and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

Belle netteté de l'ensemble (bonne DOF). Belle composition aussi.

Par contre je trouve l'ensemble un poil sombre, j'aurrais bien vu un fond plus clair, pour casser le ton brun et faire mieux ressortir l'escargot.

Hi Alain,
Again your hard work has rewarded you with an excellent shot. good detail and DOF in this shot. It looks like he is in his natural environment. Nice work!
Scott

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-10-25 9:10]

Hello Alain,
Wonderful capture.POV,colors,sharpness and composition are excellent.
Well done&TFS

Salut Alain,

J'aime bien cette photo. Les différents tons de bruns et la couleur du cadrage que tu as choisi fait de cette photo un oeuvre différente des images colorées que les animaux peuvent nous offrir.

Nice shot Alain. Please forgive me, it's late. Thank You.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-10-25 22:10]

Appréciation personnelle pour la photo: excellente.
Pouvoir d'évocation en moi: énorme. Je n'ai pas encore réussi un bon cliché de cette créature et pourtant j'ai essayé à maintes reprises.
Excellent impact visuel.
Pertinence de la photo pour le site: excellente.
Appréciation personnelle pour la note: complète.
Merci Alain.

Great shot using your interesting technique, Alain! Wonderful clarity, love the sheen on the shell and the "wet" appearance of the snail itself. Very well done, great POV and DOF! TFP! Linda

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2005-10-26 19:43]

Great capture Alain !

Colors pecfect, subject perfect !

Thanks for sharing !

Hi Alain,
It's a very nice close-up. It's some OE parts on the shell.
Good job with scanning. Well composed, good POV and details.
Very well done.

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  • Luce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 15] (58)
  • [2006-04-07 17:12]

Belle composition avec un arrière plan un peu flou. Le sujet semble net et bien éclairé. Bravo, belle photo macro.

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