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Planting a Tree by rad-ix Planting a Tree by rad-ix
Ever wondered what snails do in their spare time - they are planting trees, of course - how else would there be so many trees in the forest.

Location:
The forest at my back door
(if I had a back door, that is)
Hochwald, Germany.

Tech:
EOS 40D + Sigma 70-300 @ 190mm
Manfrotto 190CLB Tripod with 460MG Head
ISO 100 f16 6/10sec

After using the compact camera for my previous snail pic (there is a mountain) I decided to return to the same location with the Canon for a comparison. The result: The lightweight Kodak is certainly handy to carry but very difficult to use to get good results while the much heavier Canon and Manfrotto combination are remarkably awkward to carry (especially on long and rugged forest walks) but really have an edge with functionality and the resulting images... as to be expected.

All this while, the snail had been busy.
Does the moss need mowing?
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Planting a Tree by *rad-ix
Suggester writes: "Ever wondered what snails are doing in their spare time? The answer lies in your imagination, and in this picture. This sweet picture touches both your heart, and your fantasy. Even the smallest creature is needed to make our world go around, and maybe they do more than you give them credit for? The photographer makes you wonder."
( Suggested by adavesseth and Featured by SheTakesPics )
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uoa7 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
This is so beautiful, so full of life and love, and the description is heart warming.
Only a wonderful human being can capture such gorgeous photo.
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anwesh023 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
very lovely & Lively Photo...
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Edorenel Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a cute, little snail. :meow: Hello there, cute, little snail. You're planting a tree, I see. I shalt join you. :happybounce:
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AriesWildChild Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
Amazing!
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crumpet1024 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Cute !
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anilover10 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i miss my snails they died TT_TT
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DanChampy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Great photo!
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Debranch Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
i love how snails look but if i got the balls to touche it id be scared of how squishy it is scaring me 2 destry it
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EForestCreations Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Made me smile. Great photo!
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bwcopy Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
I've made painting of your photo, but without the tree
[link]
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KiraVixen Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
This is realy Pretty!
:heart:
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KillingEdge Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahah awesome shot!! Preciously detailed!!
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xxRideTheLightningXX Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
this is soo cute. and it looks so real. you go u little snail!!
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AlekSunder Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
such a good colours....
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MsStarryDuck Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
What a great shot!
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FoxDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Great capture! :thumbsup:
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sultanjawer Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
great...and ironic...
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CarameloAgridulce Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
so cuteee!
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Rammblyyy Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Aaww! :aww:
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SandieBlair Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I featured this in my journal today! :hug:
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weida34 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist
aww, priceless! :)
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SandieBlair Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I featured your beautiful work in my journal! :heart:
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Klaus-K Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It touches me. Really beautifu.
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MudBug93 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love this!
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brasalies Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Very good shot.
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xCrystals Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awh, this is almost cute...! :love:
Love the colours and scene, really well done!
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eDamak Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely lighting...
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jerrinator Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
with the old, wrinkly looking skin and substantial shell, it looks to be a very old snail! Very well captured and focused! I love the bokeh on this one as well, I have really enjoyed the rich saturation in your photos as well.
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pixi3angeldreamx Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Oh wow this is so amazing!
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PurpleLotusPhotos Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
I have featured this beautifully happy piece here [link] :love:
Please fave the article to help spread the joy! :dance:
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harobikes333 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
You don't have a back door??
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shinelikestars00 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
ahahahah that's a good way to put it
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fichot Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
awesome shot. saw the one with the kodak. it's good but this is waaaaay better.
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fichot Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
beautiful.
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imsoshy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome shot, i like it very much.
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mrmistophelees Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Adorable!!
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mixie92 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing, perfect, astonishing... :-D
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Mary-Leen Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
very nice work... and I love escargots, they are too strange
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Kats-Photography Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
Visually amazing.. :D
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tareeqalkhair Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
good work
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ridiculouspinktree Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Adorable! I have such a love of snails, XD.
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scapolitejoshua94 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
Amazingggg! (:
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LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional Artist
awesome
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ruipi Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
Lovelly concept. [link]
I love this type of photos. It goes directly to my faves.
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xo-KisshuLuvr-ox Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009   Photographer
Absolutely gorgeous. The lighting is spectacular, by the way. Arrangement is lovely. =)

I really do love the fact that it's a snail, something so small, almost insignificant. Yet here it is, up close, doing something that makes the world go round. Thanks for shooting this. It made my day much better! <3
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rad-ix Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Thanks a lot for your lovely comment :) (and of course for the fav too).
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xo-KisshuLuvr-ox Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009   Photographer
No problemo! You totally deserve it. Everyone should see it.
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sweetHashish Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
love it!
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wordsand129 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
THis is so cool ^_^
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tomatofreak Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
cute! it's great!
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