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The Kiss

The Kiss
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Copyright: norman wright (normanw) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 101] (612)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-04
Categories: Molluscs
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon 50mm f1.8
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Noah's Ark [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-28 15:27
Viewed: 4732
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Actually i have no idea what these things are :)

When I asked a local person, they were described as 'Semi-snails'... ok, so a Google search gives me nothing on that, so over to the world wide community on here.

This was taken at the Broken River Mountain Retreat, Eungella National Park, Queensland, Australia.

They look a bit like snails with soft shells, or maybe slugs with a part shell.

These were approximately 3-4cm in length, the colour is about right, and if I remember correctly they were on a laurel tree.

Any ideas on the ID would be appreciated

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I've never seen anything like that. But really nice macro! It gives something extra that you can see the top of the trees in the "semi-snails" shell.

A nice title, not quite sure about the subject ... whatever they are, you have captured them very well - love the composition.
Well spotted, and good luck with your ID

Jolie photo Norman de cet kiss à la facon des escargots.
Felicitations !

They'll never win a beauty pageant, but a good photo of these guys/girls!

They are certainly different and its a good detailed shot of them, well done.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-03-28 17:38]

Great picture. Very interesting moment and subject. I like saturated colours and diagonal composition.

Hello, interesting creatures, thanks for sharing, I like the sharpness of the photo, the DOF and POV, saludes, Iris

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  • Gudule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 248 W: 11 N: 288] (1204)
  • [2005-03-28 21:31]

WOW ! What a nice and lucky close-up shot.
Never seen that before. Congratuklations. Bravo Norman.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-03-29 3:45]

Moi non plus, jamais vu cela et j'espère en savoir plus... Composition originale et de qualité.
Well done !

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-03-29 10:29]

Norman, a very nice photo. Excellent sharpness and composition. Pov is great too.

Interesting composition and subject. It took me a couple of looks before I figured it out.
Wonderful colors and detail with the texture of your subjects. Good macro and eye. Thanks for sharing.

I have no idea what they are but they sure do look like they are kissing!. A lovely clear shot. I will check the critiques you get as I am interested to see if anyone knows what they are. The detail of this shot shows clearly their slimy texture too. Fascinating.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-03-30 4:51]

Norman, Fantastic macro.
Made in interesting moment.

A belated welcome, Norman. Your photos looks very nice. I chose this one because of the exceptional moment you captured here. Don't think I ever saw something similar. You did very well with the exposure of this slimy critters. Such a nice composition. Very well done.

I think they are Australian semi-slugs. Thanx to Terry.

A brilliant macro Norman.I have seen something like this before.I think they are a kind of slug that has a sort of 'token' shell.I'll do some research and see what I can come up with.
Cheers, Steve.

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