Saturday, July 05, 2008

Tiny Snail



While composing photos of the lilies I was pleasantly surprised to find this tiny snail attached to the underside of one of the blossoms.

A macro shot reveals the beautiful intricate patterns that make up its shell.

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20 comments:

ShutterHappyJenn said...

Oh wow... that's a cute shot! You're right, it does show details of the petal, as well as on the shell! Great job!

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Happy weekends!

Greyscale Territory said...

You are right! The details of that shell are quite amazing!

Steven and Aisha said...

Yes, it is beautiful :) I just get scared of snails, lol.

Raven said...

Beautiful photo... wonderful combination of the beauty of the flower and the snail.

Meggie said...

Great shot, Salty! I need lots of work with my macro work....guess it would help if I read the manual.

DeeMom said...

THAT is totally awesome

Christy said...

Very cool. I do love to see detail. Nice job.

photowannabe said...

Another prize winner Salty. The intricate pattern of that shell is amazing.

babooshka said...

Simply just an elegant image. This really is a beautiful image.

lv2scpbk said...

Wow! That's a wonderful shot and with the orange, splended!

Reader Wil said...

Beautiful colours and excellent composition!

Old Wom Tigley said...

That is an awesome shot, the shells details are remarkable.. excellent capture..
Tom

Sandy Kessler said...

Just exquisite and a moneymaker

fishing guy said...

Salty: Simply amazing, so glad you captured the snail.

Misty Dawn said...

Absolutely gorgeous as always, Salty! Your photos always take my breath away and this is definitely no exception! I LOVE the detail of the shell.

Carletta said...

WOW! Lovely shot!
That shell looks like an amazing piece of art - I guess it really is!
Super photo.

Gretchen said...

That is a great shot! All th details of the shell are in focus and it's pretty. :)

imac said...

Beautiful shot and colours Salty.

Shellmo said...

Very cool w/ the colors and textures - seems like an unusual place for a snail!

Jim said...

I like this, Salty. It certaily appears that this snail belongs on the underside of that lilly petal.

It's amazing how the patterns of nature are always so detailed as well as unique.