Road Trip

Nearly ran this guy down on my bicycle, but I saw him glowing on the roadway as the sun first broke in the morning.

  • Andrey Okonetchnikov 11y

    I like it! Espessially how light goes throught the snail. Good use of DOF, but I think, it's a bit narrow from my point of view.
  • Patrick Berry 11y

    Well done Jørgensen!
  • selkie 11y

    It looks as though he's glowing internally. Nice work.
  • neuskool 10y

    fantastic grab. 50mm 1.8?
  • Beej Jorgensen 10y

    50mm! You think I'd get that close to an icky snail?! ;-) 300mm f/5.6. (Clicking on the EOS Digital Rebel link under the pic will dump all the EXIF data at you.) Shooting close to the ground really narrowed down the strip of asphalt in the "distance". (And my 50mm lens stops at f/5.6, not the more enviable f/1.8.) Finally, I had my 100-300mm zoom on the camera at the time, and I didn't want to change up in case I lost the shot. Indeed, shots taken seconds after this one lacked the "glow".
  • Terri Lynn 10y

    wow, what an awesome close up, and nice framing!!
  • Coffee_Break 10y

    Would you like to post it to snail group?
  • Beej Jorgensen 10y

    I should have guessed there was a snail group! Added--thanks! =)
  • Coffee_Break 10y

    Thank you!
    You gotta love this glowing one :)
  • Erik Bishoff 9y

    Looks more like a 1.8 from that plane-of-focus. Well done!
  • Vicky 9y

    excellent shot!!
  • Dave Evans 9y

    very nice shot...the title is great too!
  • Cyril-Hugues 9y

    This image has been invited for submission at the Animal Kingdom group! The Animal Kingdom group allows for only the finest images of creatures to be submitted. By invite only; please read rules!

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  • Sheryl McAuley 8y

    You are invited to add this intriguing image to ***Exceptionally Interesting Images*** ~Invitation Only Pool~
  • Abhishek Prabhu 8y

    nice shot
  • Prabhu B Doss 8y

    wow !! love the transparent body of the snail... great shot!!
  • Gregoriopolis 8y

    Geez, Beej, a new 50mm f1.8 will run you about 80 bucks. Time to upgrade!
  • Nienor 4077 8y

    Beautifull detail. :)
  • anwar alkwt 4y

  • Tom 2y

    Great shot of a gentle animal!
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Taken on March 5, 2004
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