Apple Snail Eggs
|Copyright: Elena Evans Chumsky (Scrapperella)
|Date Taken: 2013-09-28|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop|
|Date Submitted: 2013-09-30 20:06|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|From a distance you might think it looks like a berry of some sort, but no. The only fruit here is in the name of the snail. Apple Snails! |
I think maybe I should have cropped father out, cause it hurts my eyes a little while touching it up cause of the bright pink color.
This is from wiki:
Ampullariidae, common name the apple snails, is a family of large freshwater snails, aquatic gastropod mollusks with a gill and an operculum. This family is in the superfamily Ampullarioidea and is the type family of that superfamily.
The Ampullariidae are unusual because they have both a gill and a lung, the mantle cavity being divided in order to separate the two types of respiratory structures. This adaptation allows these snails to be amphibious.
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Quite an interesting life form, Elena, though one would certainly mistake it for something else at first sight.
Good sharpness and lovely colours.
It's a snail??? I don't get it a gill and a lung? but no other structures?? antennae?? How ODD!!! wow I thought it was a fungus, eggs or something. Where is their beginning?? Can you put in the workshop a smaller picture which shows its beginning and end? Never EVER have seen anything like this in my life!
- [2013-10-01 23:29]
Thank you Elena for sharing this good and very interesting picture. Great light, sharpness and subject! and the information with it is correct. Congratulation.