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Snail dance

Snail dance
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05
Categories: Molluscs
Camera: Sony ILCE 7, Minolta AF 100 Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-06-24 7:17
Viewed: 1549
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Roman snail(Helix pomatia) is a species of large, edible, air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Helicidae. It is a European species. It is called by the French name escargot when used in cooking. Although this species is highly prized as a food it is difficult to cultivate and rarely farmed commercially.
This snail is hermaphroditic. Eggs are laid in June and July, in clutches of 40–65 eggs. Especially when the have problems with parasites they exchange sperm packs - sexual interchange protects against parasites it seems.
The life span is up to 20 years. Ten-year-old individuals are probably not uncommon in natural populations. The maximum lifespan is 35 years

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-06-24 7:32]

Hello Pierre,
Razorsharp,clear detailed amazing macro.Lighting,DOF,colors and composition are perfect.Regards Sigi

Hello Pierre,
May be first time in the world, someone has found how snails dance (smile)!
Well captured Pierre, this natural phenomenon. Good details and well sharpness. Color looks natural too.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-06-24 9:09]

Salut Pierre,vraiment super cette macro! Quelle idee' pour nous montrer cette espece des escargots,une dance,un amour ou....simplement magnifique et originale! Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

Ciao ùpierre, lovely composition with nice dancing couple, splendid sharpness, good details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Excellent sharp detail of the snails Pierre.

Thanks for sharing.


Hello Pierre
très jolie scène, les couleurs sont naturelles et la netteté parfaite
Passe une bonne nuit

Hello Pierre,

I like this dance, excellent image of these snails, good idea and visual result,

Best regards,


Bonjour Pierre,
Une très belle macro très finement détaillée dans une belle lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-07-01 8:20]

Hello Pierre,
Nice close-up of these snails. Beautiful natural colours and good sharpness. Maybe the background can be a bit more blurred.

very useful note and great shot (rare founding two snails in love)

ciao, Giacomo

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