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Washington Banana Slug

Washington Banana Slug
Photo Information
Copyright: Dean Ryan Stone (dhry) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 12] (58)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-05-25
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Canon Powershot S30
Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2004-11-26 14:24
Viewed: 6549
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is Ariolimax columbianus, commonly known as the banana slug. It can be found in the "foggy moist forest habitats of southeast Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California."

This one was taken during a trip to Washington state's Olympic Peninsula, which contains a very large rainforest and a couple of cool beaches. My wife got slimed while trying to wipe the dirt and bits off this specimen prior to the photograph. The mucus was like wallpaper glue, apparently.

Slightly out of focus due to low shutter speed without tripod. Shadows reduced slightly, USM. No color boosting applied. ISO unknown.

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How big are these guys,Dean? I was going to send in a picture of a tiger slug or great grey. They keep raiding the cats bowl and eating the cat food.
I like the detail of the mosses here too.
Interesting post.One for the slugheads.
I've done a workshop to clear up the focus and darken the detail a little.Hope you like.

Great macro
I dont like those slugs !

Very nice capture, it is well seen if a little over-exposed, I find with macro shots that single point light metering works best, this allows the bright areas like the front of the mantle to be exposed right, then the resulting dark areas can be lightened in what ever editing suite you use (my choice is PS8 CS)with shadows and highlight tools.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-28 0:23]

This is beautiful and the whole image is tac sharp. I also like the lighting and exposure in this shot. Very well done.

Thanks for posting

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