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there is a mountain by rad-ix there is a mountain by rad-ix
The lock upon my garden gate's
a snail that's what it is
First there is a mountain,
then there is no mountain,
then there is
(words by donovan)


This year the local forest is veritably alive with snails ...and this particular one which seems to be rather old (with a very worn shell) was enjoying the late afternoon sunshine on a fallen mossy tree trunk - and reminded me to the song by Donovan.

Location:
Forest at my front door.
Germany.

Tech Info:
Kodak C875 + mini tripod
(my light walking outfit)
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:iconforsakenraptor:
ForsakenRaptor Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Please add this great image to [link]

Up and coming best macro group.
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:iconrenalrafioel:
renalrafioel Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011   Photographer
Great macro...
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:iconkretka:
kretka Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
awesome :wow:
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:iconsplashnsmile:
splashnsmile Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Totally in love with your gallery :) This is one of my faves!
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:iconb3st90125:
b3st90125 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
perfect shot!
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:iconneo-gear:
neo-gear Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
nice picture. good thing it wasn't me taking the picture i might have killed then taken the picture. jk
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:iconronak666:
Ronak666 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009   Photographer
Awesome.... !!! :thumbsup:
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:icondarklady82:
darklady82 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
Great macro. :D
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:iconyaktao:
yaktao Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Simply... AMAZING!!!!
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:iconthird-eye-photos:
third-eye-photos Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
i like snails ;)
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:iconnoirwhisper:
noirwhisper Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This wonderful image has been featured in my journal [link] :aww::heart:
:sun:
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:iconmaby8:
Maby8 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
Never heard of a mini-tripod. I should check it out. Are they good for traveling, like on an airplane?
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:iconrad-ix:
rad-ix Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
They are very lightweight tripods (not very strong), rather short (mine extends to about 90cm/3ft) and are really only intended to be used with compact cameras but some of the more expensive ones are certainly suitable as a traveling companion. If you go to the websites of the tripod manufacturers, you are bound to discover some real gems.
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:iconmaby8:
Maby8 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Ahhh...thank you very much. I do enjoy talking shop and learning from others. I appreciate that very much.
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:iconclwither:
clwither Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
Very awesome shot!!! The processing is amazing!!
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:iconczwartek:
Czwartek Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the soft colours, and of course the angle is genius. :)
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Tb-ornot-Tb Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
A stunning natural shot, it's great to see creatures of nature deep in their natural surroundings.


caterpillar sheds his skin to find a butterfly within,
first there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is
(more donovan)
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:iconsyllandy:
SyllAndy Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
so sweet and :strong: :love: :heart:
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:iconirockpaperscissors:
iROCKpaperscissors Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Student Interface Designer
amazing!
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:icone-cj:
e-CJ Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
:wave: You have been featured here [link] :boogie:
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:iconwildwinyan:
WildWinyan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009   Photographer
Featured in my snail journal at [link] Have a good day :wave:
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:iconigorzholic:
IgorZHolic Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
Great Macro!!!! i love iT...
what lens do you use for this pict????
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:iconjayshree:
jayshree Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful. do u know what those white things are.
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:icononejumpjohnny:
onejumpjohnny Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Student General Artist
lovely portfolio work, this piece is especially outstanding :winner: wonderful color saturation and detail of focus.
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:iconrpmfoto:
rpmfoto Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
Wonderful image, love the character of this guy. His shell tells the story of his life.
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:iconlafleurerouge:
LaFleureRouge Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
Awesome close-up color and perspective.
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:iconary4l:
Ary4L Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008   Photographer
I love this photo, the angle gives a lot of dynamism to the composition... And the colors are simply awesome! =)
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:iconsoulmyst:
SoulMyst Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Professional Photographer
Finally some landscape and nature photography I like! Really hate snails but I must confess it looks so cool in this photo (might prevent me from squishing them next time)

Great Photo!
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Kinkosami Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
That's an awesome picture. ^_^
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DragonInk7 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Professional Photographer
Featured in my journal!
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:iconandreagrint:
andreagrint Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
awww :D
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:iconpapatheo:
papatheo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Professional Photographer
:lol: Awesome capture!!!
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:iconkizzydoll:
KizzyDoll Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
Amazing, I love it!
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:iconvaries:
Varies Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Student
Awesome!!!! That little white muschrooms on that wood!! : ))
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:iconindigo76:
Indigo76 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
the color, light and textured detail of this shot are just amazing! :wow:
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:iconpania-of-the-reef:
Pania-of-the-Reef Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Simply gorgeous capture. The clarity is amazing, and love all of the varied textures in this photograph from the snail's shell to the lichens. Your photographs really do have a magical feel that I can not quite explain.
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:iconbarbarareis:
barbarareis Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
awesome macro! nice details :)
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:iconbendecida:
bendecida Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
I envy your backyard!!

I hate snails; there are far too many in England! But I love this shot.
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:iconmippins:
mippins Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Student Writer
Very beautiful. :heart:
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:icondelciadesigns:
delciadesigns Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
The colors are so rich!! And excellent shot of the snail!
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LuciaG Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Professional Photographer
I just don´t understand how you can have every photo so genius :D
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:iconthe-name1ess:
The-name1ess Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
You know, since the day i got my macro lens, i have only seen 1 snail, and i didn't have my camera :(
hehe wonderful photo, love it :D
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kawaiiKitteh Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
cute i love all of your gallery btw ;)
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:iconrob1962:
Rob1962 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Just beautiful
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Poioplo Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
Me encanta... es muy bella :)
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Wayman Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hiya... :wave: You have been featured! :glomp:

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Brilliant capture my friend :D
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:iconlovevlcj:
lovevlcj Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
dude, do u live in Germany?
where at?!?
i wanna go to this forest DDDx lol
i love your whole frick'n gallery.
is this in the Black Forest or something?
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KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Another tremendously excellent shot - I just love the whole composition, colours and all!
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narucy Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
wow!!! wonderful!!!
your gallery is perfect!!!! love it!!! ^^
congratulations
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:iconkelly63:
Kelly63 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008   Photographer
Lovely content and colours!
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