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"snail after rain"

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Copyright: Sebnem Sozer (dew77) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 100 points or more (Chapter 2), Snails in the World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-07 2:02
Viewed: 6404
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 146
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken at last days of August in our garden.After strong rain hundreds of snails were seen all over and I wanted to share this photo with you.I used Nikon r1c1 flash system and tripod.
Have a great day and hope you’ll like it!
Infos from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Gastropoda

The name snail applies to most members of the molluscan class Gastropoda that have coiled shells. Snails are found in freshwater, marine, and terrestrial environments. Most are of herbivorous nature, though a few land species and many marine species may be omnivores or carnivores. Other gastropods, which lack a conspicuous shell, are commonly called slugs, and are scattered throughout groups that primarily include snails. While most people are familiar with only terrestrial snails, the majority of snails are not terrestrial. Snails with lungs belong to the group Pulmonata, while those with gills form a paraphyletic group.
Garden Snail:
Garden snails bury their eggs in shallow topsoil primarily while the weather is warm and damp, usually two to four inches down, digging with their 'foot'- the back of their 'tail'. Egg sizes differ between species, from a 3 millimeter diameter in the grove snail to a 6 centimeter diameter in the Giant African Land Snail. After 2 to 4 weeks of favorable weather, these eggs hatch and the young emerge. Snails may lay eggs as often as once a month.
The snail's shell develops while it is still an embryo; it is, however, very weak, and they need an immediate supply of calcium. Newly hatched snails obtain this by eating the egg they hatched out of. Baby snails cannibalizing other eggs, even unhatched ones, has been recorded. Promptly after they are finished ingesting their egg casings, they crawl upwards through the small tunnel left from their parent digging their nest. At this stage, the young are almost completely transparent. Their shell is usually slightly smaller than the egg they hatched from, but their body length when out of their shell is slightly greater than the egg diameter. After a few weeks, the snails will begin to gain their first tinging, usually slightly blue before they turn their adult color. In roughly three months after they have hatched, they will look like miniature versions of their mature kin. They will continue to grow, usually for two to three years until they reach adult size, although there have been confirmed recordings of snails growing amazingly fast - even bigger than their parents in little more than a month.Irrespective of their rate of growth, it will still take 2 to 6 years before they are sexually mature.

Nikon D200
2006/08/30 18:28:25.0
Lens: 150mm f/2.8G
Focal Length: 150mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode:Spot
1/60 sec - F/16
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
AF Mode: AF-C
Flash Sync Mode:Front Curtain

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Gunaydin Sebnem,
Renkler, doku, kompozisyon ve su damlaciklari cok guzel. Bu arada hic sumuklubocegi elinde yuruttun mu? Cildinde biraktigi sivi teni cok rahatlatiyor :o)) Eline saglik.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-02-07 2:42]

HI Sebnem,
une image très fraîche, très réussie dans la diffusion lumineuse compte tenu du flash.
Belle netteté et couleurs associées.


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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-02-07 2:57]

I think this is the first snail photo I've seen on TN. Composition, color, exposure, sharpness, DoF are all excellent. I can see the snail crawling up the flower.
Best wishes,

Hi Sebnem
Great POV and moment. Nice composition with drops of water.
I like it very much
Best wishes

Hi Sebnem , this photo seems like a "extraterrestial life" , good saturated colors and excellent sharpness , TFS.

Hello, how are you today?
Nice shot with a great light.
Excellent pose, details and colors.
The waterdrops are amazing.

Hi Sebnem,
Delicate flower and snail. Well focus and exposed picture. Great pov and dof. I like the color tone and those water droplets that give raining feeling.

Selam Şebnem hanım
yine mükemmel bir kare olmuş ....tfs
Saygılar sevgiler

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-02-07 4:49]

Merhaba Şebnem hanım,
doygun renkler ve bilhassa çok iyi bir şekide kullanılan flaşın homejen aydınlığı fotoğrafınızı mükemmel yapmış. Ellerinize sağlık.Selamlar.

Hi Sebnem!
As always you made something unusual! Fantstic close-up. Just great!

hi sebnem,
lovely shot,
the snail looks lovely between the petals,
the water drops adds to the look of the shot,
lovely colours,nice sharp image,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-02-07 7:10]

Hello Sebnem,
I realy admire this compositions it's so elegant. The placing of the subject and the crop are excellent. Very nice DOF, the sharpness is great. I love the black BG the, makes the colors really pop out. Beauty in every way.

Hello Sebnem,

well capture excllent colors bG POv DOF the water drop adds an extra eliment to the photo, well done

TFS Kyle

Hi Sebnem,
very nice colours, good details anf ewell composed.
I like your picture even I don't like snails.
Well done, mf

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-02-07 10:35]

Wonderful shot, Sebnem!
Stunning colors and composition.
Excellent lighting and sharpness full of details.
I like very much the presentation.
My compliments and thank you very much for sharing.
Best wishes

Magníficos detalles y hermoso colorido. Un encuadre perfecto en el que muestras el corazón de la flor y a este visitante que acude cuando amainan las lluvias.
Bonita presentación. Un saludo, JL.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-02-07 10:44]

Hi Sebnem.
I like applied technique of shooting so much. All is perfect. And your shot, as a result, is amazing. Great DOF, perfect reflection of the texture, colours of the snail , petals and water drops. Shor is composed excellently too. Great work. BRAVO.

Hello Sebnem,
From today onwards, I am going to study your Exif data with great care since I am using the same camera now and would like to learn from you.
The superb macro picture of the garden snail you have posted today goes to prove how even a snail can look like an angel through Sebnem's lens :-).
Beautiful composition, delightful colours and very fine details. I especially like the water bubbles on the snail's shell.
BTW, what is r1c1 flash system?

Merhaba Sebnem sanirim guzel ciceklerini yemis ama iyi bir macro cekmisin bu Sigma lensler iyi fiyat ve kaliteli. Technical hersey guzel olmus ellerine saglik ve selamlar Necip.

Merhaba Sebnem,
This is a beautiful capture!
I like a lot the purple color all over around, with the details of the raindrops adding freshness to the shot.
You got very clear and sharp details on the snail, and had a good timing in capture this moment with the body extended outside, so we can appreciate the two different kind of antennas.
You managed so good the use of the flash to get a great uniform illumnation.
Very good composition and presentation also.
Congratulations, thanks for share and my best regards,

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-07 13:04]

Hi Sebnem,
A fresh, colourful, vivid, dynamic photo. Light is wonderful!
TFS, José M.

Glorious colour along with a realy funny event, i.e. the snail pulling over the petal! Nice bonus to also have all those droplets!

Excelent sharpness, colour and detail. J.

PS This shot warmed my frozen cockles!

Fantastic Sebnem I would have a thousand of smiles for you, splendid closeup with wonderful details of the snail, amazig drops on the flower, excellent sharpness, great focus, very well done, BRAVISSIMA, ciao Silvio

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-07 15:29]

Exquisita captura Sebnem con la belleza de los colores de la flor y sus estéticas gotas donde el caracol se destaca con armonioso contraste.
El foco y la agudeza son realmente muy buenos realzados por la perfecta iluminación de tu espectacular flash.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo

Exquisite capture Sebnem with the beauty of colors of the flower and its aesthetic drops where the snail stands out with harmonious contrast.
The focus and the sharpness are really very good enhanced by the perfect illumination of your spectacular flash.
Thank you and regards... Ricardo

Hola Sebnem,
Hermosa composición, con colores naturales muy bonitos, la luz y las gotas resaltan la belleza. Saludos

Hi Sebnem,
Beautiful image, the best dressed snail I've seen on TN ;)
All the technical parameters look excellent mf..
Very well done!

hi sebnem!
very nice with fine colours and
great sharpness
nice with the drops
well done!

Great notes.
Prior to this I knew practically NOTHING about snails.
Thank you.
The photograph is of EXCELLENT quality.
Best regards,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-08 3:42]

Hi Sebnem and nice you see a post from you again!
This is a very interesting capture!
I must say that by judging after the title, i wasn't expecting such a beautiful and colorful photo...but this is great!
I also love all the details and textures everywhere here...they are the key-element here IMHO.
The lighting is great and the composition is terrific.

Bravo and TFS

Hello Sebnem,
What I like most here is this brilliance on the water drops and also on the snail, details and this superb composition. This is a beautiful and colorful, interesting macro. Well seen and well done! Thanks,

Salut Sebnem
C'est un joli portrait en macro que tu nous envoies,les couleurs et les details sont reussis.Il est rare de voir un escargot sorti de sa carapace.Il sort durant la pluie comme les vers de terre ,d'ailleur on voit très bien les gouttes de pluie sur cette belle fleur.
Bravo et merci....JP

bonjour sebnem
macro reussie avec une bonne netteté sur l'ensemble de la photo et même sur les gouttelettes d'eau qui apportent la fraicheur a cette scene.

Hi Sebnem,
Excellent Macro work here. The fill flash exposure was perfect. It has brought out some vivd color saturation with no OE from the flash. Very sharp detail. The water droplets really make the shot here.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-02-08 15:30]

This is very beautiful, the thumbnail doesn't do it justice. The colours and lighting are superb. Great composition and pin sharp details. I love the water drops



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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-02-08 17:48]

Wonderful colours and details, superb POV and composition: a really wonderful posting


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-02-09 9:03]

selam sebnem
bu guzel cicek-bocek kompozisyonunu isik, flash ve ayaklik ekipmanlarini basarili bir sekilde kullanarak yakalamissin. renkler, detaylar ve su damlalari harika
eline saglik

I didn't know slugs could look so good! Excellent detail and a nicely balanced presentation.


merhaba sebnem hanim,
burada mutlu bir salyangoz goruyorum:)
renkler,netlik,fotojenik salyangoz ve su damlaciklari super.
eline saglik.

Missed this one..
Good sharpness and very nice composition, Sebnem.
Flash is not really my cup of tea...but here it is okay.
Well done!

Hi Sebnem.
You got very beautiful colours and contrast in this shot, besides the great composition achieved.
It really has a "fresh" look :)
Thanks and regards.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-02-11 11:39]

Hi Sebnem,
Wonderful shot. Superb colours and sharpness. I like the way the snail curls between the petals and the water drops. DOF and POV are great. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2007-02-11 14:04]

Hi Sebnem,
Well noticed in the dark.The flash is well balanced and has brought out lovely deep colour.I like the multitude of drops of water and the slimy smooth texture of the snail is well displayed.Well done.
Regards, David

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-11 18:20]

Hello Sebnem

The rain certainly brings out the freshness ,the shot is very fresh looking with lovely details and textures.The DOF and POV are very good,and the colours are well saturated.Good use of flash fill,the contrast is well done.TFS


Hello Sebnem,
Well seen and a wonderful capture!
The freshness is amazing, colours are outstanding...
Well composed presentation with lovely details!
Pablo -

Merhaba Şebnem,
Mükemmel netlikte bir kare,
Renkler çok canlı,böcek üzerindeki pırıltılar ve su damlacıkları göz alıcı güzellikte,

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-02-12 4:18]

Kompozisyon, ışık ve keskinlik olağanüstü. Elinize sağlık.

Hi Sebnem ,
great details and focus.
colors are very nice too.
well composition.
excellent work.
thanks for sharing

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-02-12 9:34]

Wow Sebnem this fantastic macro shot!!What background you got for this cute Snail.You make it simple creature too awesome capture!!DOF,POV & composition are perfect!!TFS!!

Dear Sebnem,
soft, silent, and juicy, this tiny snail visiting a flower after a pleasant summer rain. I like the immense depth of field that brings this close up into living room dimensions, with most beautiful softness and depth maintained in spite of the perfectly sharp details.
With thanks, and best regards,

Merhaba Sebnem,
It´s a wonderful picture, all parts are in perfect and sharp focus. colours and illumination are delicate. Another great one from you.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-13 17:39]

Guauu, bella macro y agradables detalles, perfeta compo y maravillosas gotas, una buena foto Sebnem.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-02-13 21:01]

Hello Sebnem,
Very nice composition. Two oposite beings: slimy snail and a beautiful flower. Very good details, good use of flash!
Best greetings,

Bel ensemble: Voilà un escargot qui essaie de se remettre sur pied !
Bonne journée.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-02-14 4:28]

Hello again!

Very colorfull and arty image! Perfectly clear and sharp with lovely droplets of water. I like slightly weird pose of snail. Very good use of flash also.

Hello sebnem !
I love snails ! I love the beautiful color of the flower, and all these water drops are fantastic, I can almost feel the freshness of the air ! Excellent details, composition annd colors, beautiful POV, beautiful pose of the snail... very well done !

Hundreds of snails! YUCK! Great photo with perfect sharpness and wonderful color of the blossom.



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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2007-02-17 14:59]

Merhaba Sebnem,
Excellent macro shot of this wet snail:)
I like your great pov,dof,focus,sharpness,water drops,colors,note and framing.Well Done.TFS

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-02-19 11:37]

Sebnem, this is really great.

Excellent colors, pov and composition.

The droplets add a lot to the image.

Great dark bg and excellent contrast.


Hi Sebnem,
again such a special shot, I love the colour and all the drops, you know I'm an enthusiastic shooter of drops ;-)
And this snail is realy cute (I never thought I would say that a snail is cute !!?!!).
Thanks and many greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2007-02-20 13:37]

Selam Şebnem Hanım,
Çok güzel bir kare olmuş.
Özellikle su damlaları,renkler ve kadraj mükemmel çıkmış.
Ellerine sağlık.

Muy buenas Sebnem
La verdad es que es toda una preciosidad esta foto. Me gusta mucho, te felicito.
Un saludo

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer [C: 191 W: 0 N: 10] (173)
  • [2007-02-22 11:35]

selam şebnem hanım;
Çok güzel bir macro..tebrikler selamlar

love the macro of the flower and raindrops, the snail.gee he actually looks kinda cute...:o) TFS

thanks for your comments on my photo "just taking a walk":o)

Even the snail is beautiful in this photograph! I hate those little slimey creatures, they ate all my tender young garden plants in California. In your picture, this one is delicate and sparkly! Wonderful!

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2007-02-27 12:52]

Hello Sebnem,
I discover with stupefaction that I missed so far your wonderful shots. I usually don't comment on bird pictures because I don't want to become jealous of you all! But here we have this exquisite snail (I guess it is the mediterranean Helix adspersa). There are few snail pictures around on TN, and yours is phantastic in every way.
Thank you,
With my best regards,

Lots of exciting detail in this beautiful close up macro, th ewater droplets are a nice addition. :)

Selam Şebnem;mükemmel net bir macro,su damlacıkları mor rengin üzerinde harika durmuş,tebrikler...

Olá Sebnem

Um ótimo flagrante você registrou...:)
Belíssima e muito interessante esta foto. As cores são adoráveis, amei as gotas de água nas pétalas da flor. Parabéns!


et bien voici une merveille que je n' avais pas vu
que dire de plus que GENIAL
avec cet escargot qui sort du milieu c 'est parfaitement bien recherché
bonnes couleurs claires et nettes
bravo et merci a toi

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-06-26 14:41]

merhaba sebnem; bu salyongoz ancak bukadar guzel görüntülenebilirdi, su damlacıkları, cicegin rengi ,detaylar ve kompozisyon cok guzel tebrikler

Merhaba Şebnem Hanım,
Olağanüstü bir makro çekim.4/4 lük ve kusursuz.Eline sağlık.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-04 21:40]

Hi Sebnem,
excellent clarity and superb sharp scene of these tiny water droplets.
Beautiful and captivating.


Merhaba Şebnem hanım:) bir salyangoz ancak bu kadar güzel gösterilebilirdi:) Su damlacıklı enfes bir çiçek petallari arasında... eminim o da "cennettemiyim ben?" diyordur.
Çok teşekkürler.

Burda Bayram hocama katılıyorum:) Kontest gibi.

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