PeriHoke_slrchick PRO+
PeriHoke_slrchick

SMILE!



Views

4059

Likes

Awards

Winner in Snails and slugs (no nudes) Photo Challenge
Winner in Snails Photo Challenge
Winner in Snails Photo Challenge
Featured
Contest Finalist in Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Macro Galore Photo Contest
Winner in Curious Angles Photo Challenge
  View more
Peer Award
Top Choice
Igor_pol BTay01 Just-Agnes Bex81 melkav psguru michelsiliakus +77
Superb Composition
cindyevansseeley josverelst PracticeLooking nalagoa LaSheaW angelstaley AndrewCoderre +73
Absolute Masterpiece
ConnieEtter jeanpierrerobbens gman176 MyChoice Paws4LifeBlog andrevondeling mickeyherd +69
Outstanding Creativity
CURUTCHET Ruzicaborkovic SherranAndersen DrPhrogg KoralC aurel crystalrosebrinley +31
Magnificent Capture
thatunicorngal michellemorris66 Steve-n-Ning JayneBug bethbuyze KCOTT53 bobbycurtiss +27
Superior Skill
bpwhite mcampi BtBates joestanley ricklecompte shaundasmithroberts dennyzeigler +20
All Star
picsofmyworld denisedufresne isstoossay Colaine mwatt MaggieMays Samborough +5
Genius
TanyaJTimmons1967 MG-Photography ericakinsella Randiwan christophetravaux Barbpsp4 TyneF +2
Great Find
cynthiabroomfield
Exceptional Contrast
JDesjardins

Emotions

Impressed
Just-Agnes gman176
Happy
alisonbomber

Submitted to Photo Contests

Top ClassTM

Macro Photo Contest Speed SeriesTop 20 class
Expressive Faces Photo ContestTop 10 class
Expressive Faces Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Low Vantage Point Photo ContestTop 10 class
Low Vantage Point Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Macro Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 10 class
Macro Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Low Vantage Point Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 20 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 1
Textures In Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
Textures In Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Textures In Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Your Point Of View Photo ContestTop 20 class
Your Point Of View Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Your Point Of View Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Wtfocus Photo ContestTop 10 class
Wtfocus Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Photograph What We Recognize Photo ContestTop 20 class
Unconventional Perspectives Photo ContestTop 10 class
Unconventional Perspectives Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Macro Extravaganza Photo ContestTop 10 class
Macro Extravaganza Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Macro Extravaganza Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Point Of View Photo ContestTop 20 class
Point Of View Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Macro Galore Photo ContestTop 10 class
Macro Galore Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Point Of View Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1

Categories


19 Comments | Report
elfiedwards Premium
 
elfiedwards December 05, 2014
is he/she actually smiling at me??? was my first thought before I even saw the title, hihihihi
acglock PRO+
acglock September 10, 2015
Me too!
elfiedwards Premium
 
elfiedwards December 05, 2014
is he/she actually smiling at me??? was my first thought before I even saw the title, hihihihi
LynneMarie99
 
LynneMarie99 March 16, 2015
:)
esasuomaa
 
esasuomaa May 10, 2015
Whoa! Hello there!!
RAPJones
 
RAPJones May 19, 2015
Very original take on a snail!!! Excellent shot!!
TyneF
 
TyneF July 09, 2015
How freaking cute is that!? Great shot!
Pmhall PRO+
 
Pmhall August 06, 2015
Fantabulous! Awesome sauce! :)
jennstarkel
 
jennstarkel September 09, 2015
THIS IS AWESOME! Who knew a snail could be so lovable?!
acglock PRO+
 
acglock September 10, 2015
Magnificent!
heatherdanielsbarnhart
 
heatherdanielsbarnhart February 04, 2016
This photo totally cheers me up!! hmmmmm have you used this as a Challenge???
RavenHawk58
 
RavenHawk58 June 23, 2016
Well, it looks like I am not the only one who is seeing this smiling fellow. WHAT AN AWESOME SHOT.
itzshanon
 
itzshanon July 20, 2016
Happy Snail - Made me smile
chrismercerimages Premium
 
chrismercerimages July 27, 2016
I am jealous, I wish I had an opportunity to take a shot as great as this one.
frenchiepooh
 
frenchiepooh August 22, 2016
stunning capture and smile : ))))
TanyaJTimmons1967
 
TanyaJTimmons1967 August 28, 2016
I love it!!!!!
tomwoodson PRO
 
tomwoodson September 02, 2016
Nothing better than a smiling snail. Great photo!!
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz September 23, 2016
Fantastic image! Congratulations on another award. :)
melkav PRO+
 
melkav November 04, 2017
Totally awesome shot!
Beautiful-Breeze PRO+
 
Beautiful-Breeze November 25, 2019
Congratulations on winning the challenge. This smell looks as though he is smiling and I absolutely love it. It captured my imagination the moment you entered it into the challenge. Congratulations again

Same photographer See all

Discover more photos See all

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken outside on our patio table.
Time
This taken early one morning. It had been raining during the night and this little fella decided to get up on the table.
Lighting
This was all natural lighting on a drizzly morning.
Equipment
I used my Canon 5D Mark II with the Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM lens. No other equipment!
Inspiration
Inspiration for this photo came from my love of Macro photography. I was up early one morning, looked out and saw a snail hanging out on the patio table and thought "Photo Op!" I grabbed the camera and went out into the cold, wet morning. I thought a head on shot would be cool and possibly easy since he was up on a table. (no laying down on the ground for once!) He was pretty cooperative and would actually head towards the camera at times as he explored the table. Of course, at the time, I didn't realize he was smiling for the camera! Found that out when I downloaded the photo. ;)
Editing
While I normally try to do as little post-processing as possible, this one took a bit. I had to increase the clarity a little (+26) as well as up the exposure (+.65). Then I added a little bit of adjustment for detail and contrast (can't remember exactly what) and finished it off with cropping.
In my camera bag
My main camera is the Canon 5d MarkII. I absolutely love this camera and the kit lens that came with it (the 24-105 f/4L) is always with it. A 2nd or 3rd lens will generally depend on what I'm wanting to photograph (many times the 180 macro or 70-200 will be included). A speedlite is generally available though not used for the majority of my photos. To be honest, as long as I have the 5D and the 24-105 then I'm good to go for randomness!
Feedback
My advice to others is to not be afraid to try/experiment with your equipment! Don't be afraid of failure or let it hold you back. Sometimes that shot you think isn't worth it or shouldn't work will be a great shot. Sure, you'll sort through a ton that didn't work but then you'll get that one and it'll make it all worth it. If you stop trying to learn and expand your abilities then you'll be stuck. Also, don't be afraid to go for an odd subject. I mean, who knew a snail could be cool?!

See more amazing photos, Follow PeriHoke_slrchick