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Autumn ‘flowers’ decorated with a very small, sleepingΒ  White-lipped banded snail.

f/2.8 – 1/200 – ISO 200 – 60mm

39 responses

  1. So beautiful !

    November 27, 2012 at 3:00 PM

  2. Those browns and tans blended with the stripes of the snail are so pretty. The natural tones of plants, animals, rockes, are the prettiest. You gave this photo life and it stands out. Very nice, Calee.

    November 27, 2012 at 3:06 PM

  3. A++++++ for that find and picture. So fascinating.

    November 27, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    • Wow, thank you so much Sensei!! πŸ˜€

      November 27, 2012 at 3:47 PM

      • You’re so welcome. We have snails here, but none anywhere near that attractive. Ours are gray.

        November 27, 2012 at 3:49 PM

        • I like the small, cute snails. I hope to catch one with it’s head out some time as well.

          November 27, 2012 at 4:31 PM

          • Our snails are out mostly at night and their shiny slime trails are easy to see on rocks the next morning.

            November 27, 2012 at 4:55 PM

  4. Calee, you sure do amazing macro photography! This is pure elegance! That snail sure does know how to hide… I would have missed him if you had not mentioned his presence.

    November 27, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    • Thanks so much Wendy! It was a very small snail, about half the size they usually are.

      November 27, 2012 at 4:30 PM

  5. Great shot Calee, like the dof in this , something I am still struggling with with my camera ..
    Made me smile when I saw it , coz I’ve been shooting this yesterday myself , πŸ˜‰

    November 27, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    • Thanks so much!! I look forward to see your version! πŸ™‚

      November 27, 2012 at 6:47 PM

  6. Real nice photograph Calee! I thought the snail was part of the weed – seriously! The real beauty are the muted colors balanced by the delicate dried needled leaves.

    November 27, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    • Thanks so much, Mary!! I appreciate your kind comment.

      November 27, 2012 at 8:09 PM

  7. Wow, I need your photography skills for taking food pictures! Photography certainly takes talent and a special eye to catch the detail. Bravo on your work!

    November 27, 2012 at 9:11 PM

    • Thanks so much! I want to learn how to take food pictures as well. πŸ™‚

      November 29, 2012 at 4:57 PM

  8. Simply beautiful! Perfectly titled!

    November 28, 2012 at 12:07 AM

  9. Another gorgeaous shot! Good job spotting that snail, it blends in so well with the flowers.

    November 28, 2012 at 3:41 AM

    • Thanks so much! Yes he really fits in there, colors and all πŸ™‚

      November 29, 2012 at 5:00 PM

  10. You KNOW not everyone would have seen that little guy! Great work!

    November 28, 2012 at 6:47 AM

  11. Very special decoration!

    November 28, 2012 at 9:30 AM

  12. Great colours and textures. Very nice.

    November 28, 2012 at 10:20 AM

  13. Lovely photo. Great use of aperture. Love the way you placed the thistles in the frame. Dreamy.

    November 29, 2012 at 12:35 AM

    • Thanks so much!! I really appreciate that. πŸ™‚

      November 29, 2012 at 5:04 PM

  14. Beautifully simple!

    November 29, 2012 at 12:45 AM

  15. brilliant focus πŸ™‚

    November 29, 2012 at 3:42 PM

  16. prachtige foto!

    November 29, 2012 at 7:07 PM

  17. There’s a white-lipped banded snail: I like it. What else can I say πŸ™‚

    December 13, 2012 at 5:02 PM

  18. I Like your view of the nature details πŸ˜€

    December 14, 2012 at 8:08 PM

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