While I walked to school early in the morning at about 7AM, I saw this snail walking so slow on the edge of the street. Luckily, I had my camera with me in the bag, and I pull it out and shooted it. The most interesting thing that attracts my attention is the trace. Hope you like it too.
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melmcree (18) 2007-05-02 14:19
I remember you showing me this photo when you took it. I really like it. It looks like connect the dots from when I was a kid. Awesome picture Sothy!
neruda (4626) 2007-05-02 14:19
Simple but highly effective. Especially traces:)))Ilike it very much. Good job.
But direction side wish were another side maybe more effective....
leo61 (0) 2007-05-02 14:20
Great panning shot......only joking,But after I failed with this technique I should try with snails,too....
You placed the snail perfect and composed well with the diagonal of the wet parts of it`s track.The texture of the street looks good,too.
Brian (3) 2007-05-02 14:22
I like this simple photo of the snail. The broken track looks almost like it's meant to be. The shallow DOF is awesome. Great colors as well. I am starting to really like this lens.
ninaL (21348) 2007-05-02 14:23
Yes, I like it too !!!
Simple but very attractive and original scene. Well seen.
Best wishes. Grazyna.
Just-A-Guy (339) 2007-05-02 14:34
This is a fantastic capture. the tracks the snail left are hillarious- it almost looks like animation or cartoon. Good choice to place the snail off center.
parthasarathi (89) 2007-05-02 14:34
bibiweb (8) 2007-05-02 14:36
Great catch! I've never actually seen a snail that leaves such a well marked trail behind him. Excellent compo with the diagonal line. I really like it.
xavshot (69835) 2007-05-02 14:58
très originale comme prise ! j'aime bien ce graphisme et la courte mise au point qui donne beaucoup de relief. Bravo
bostankorkulugu (42262) 2007-05-02 17:48
:DDD this is reeallly cute, sothy... simple yet so beautiful... i like your rafined shots a lot...
worldcitizen (7710) 2007-05-02 19:26
This is very sweet! It pays to look around and keep our eyes open. The texture of the street makes a great backdrop to this cute snail. I love the dotted path that he is leaving behind...we can see where he has been, and then follow where he is going. :-)
Danysub (710) 2007-05-02 19:53
Bella la scia ed il controllo della messa a fuoco.
Forse migliorabile la composizione.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-05-03 1:31
This trace on the ground is strange and give an interesting and humoristic picture.
regards from PPenh
Captain (514) 2007-05-03 2:38
Excellent image. Good composition and comcept.
michiels (4170) 2007-05-03 14:35
You really see everything :)
and you don't mind standing up early !!! at that time i would not see anything ,still sleep-walking ;D
great shot, very unice.
smash2707 (3320) 2007-05-03 15:05
Hi Sothy. Well seen and well focused. Regards, Yvonne
Cricri (112037) 2007-05-03 15:22
Bien vu et trés jolie prise, belle image de cet escargot laissant des traces de son passage, compliment
grattounet (0) 2007-05-03 16:08
je suis originaire de franche-conté alors les escargots ça me connait, bonne idée de compo et de cadrage ....
Bruno40 (6658) 2007-05-04 1:42
very original and well captured photo
Serendipity (1045) 2007-05-04 1:51
it's really excellent, and so funny !
designsoul (21492) 2007-05-04 8:12
A lovely shot... we all leave our traces, one way or another... but this snail's is a peculiar one. Well seen, Sothy, a really interesting and graphic shot in its beauiful minimalism.
jmcl (14535) 2007-05-05 1:10
Wonderful macro ... I think you are right the trail is the best part .. the relationship of the shell to the texture of the background is great as well.
adores (41632) 2007-05-08 4:12
This is a great shot! I like the way you captured this snail leaving its trace, in a diagonal line. Great composition!
chaity (1539) 2007-05-14 3:16
Hi Sothy, a very nice and simple photo with great impact. It must be painfully slow for the snail to go that far and I hope you are not late for school.
branley (3681) 2007-05-25 3:46
this is so simple, so minimalistic yet so effective, especially having it on the diagonal. I like the cropping in the WS, though one of his antenna is out of the frame. A really arty capture my friend, well done.
coco (30439) 2007-06-16 6:14
Very funny this picture with the snail and its "steps".
Good composition and idea.
marknunnerley (2780) 2007-07-05 5:21
That's funny Sothy, I have never seen a snail trace like this. It's usually that horrible silvery yuck! Worth posting and gave me a smile.
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-09-02 4:56
Hi Sothy, first of all...really congrats for your gallery....you have a fantastic eye...
i like a lot this one...a great minimalisme, perfect focus on the subject...so clear and with a g eat graphic impact..
fryz (1735) 2007-12-01 14:46
lol excellent picture
and thank you for all your messages ;)
See you soon Sothy
greetings from Alps
marietom (34609) 2007-12-02 2:57
Alors là, bravo !
Superbe image, riche en idée, avec ce chemin en pointillé !
JoNoCarmo (291) 2009-02-13 16:18
Its a simple and very interesting photo, I wonder how you could manage to prepare the camara in due time. well done rgds - JCarmo
clic (16136) 2010-10-12 15:32
Thanks for your kind words, Sothy.
How this little creature can depict such an appealing tableau!: It drew a nice diagonal in front of you for a nicer setup within the crop.
You took with a shallow d.o.f. the scenery for easier concentration on the "moving house".
Many compliments for this piece of art!
kasianowak (7573) 2012-09-08 4:47
I like everything about it - the diagonal trail, the DOF, the way you placed the main subject in the image.
- Copyright: Sothy Eng (sothy81) (9588)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-04-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon 200mm F2.8L
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/2000 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
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- Date Submitted: 2007-05-02 14:15
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