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A Snail in the garden that came over to say 'hi'

A Snail in the garden that came over to say 'hi'
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Tim_Haynes
 
Tim_Haynes May 03, 2013
Great work!
marcelfens
 
marcelfens May 07, 2013
Very nice indeed!
eldamoka
 
eldamoka May 17, 2013
Fabulous capture
robbyticknor PRO
robbyticknor May 17, 2013
Thanks! I really liked how it almost has an expression on it's face. Pretty cool for a snail :-)
DigitalDawn
 
DigitalDawn May 22, 2013
Congrats Rob on being FEATURED! Well deserved! Great macro shot!
robbyticknor PRO
robbyticknor May 22, 2013
Thank you! My first featured image - my first 'real' award! woohoo! :-)
TeddyChan
 
TeddyChan May 22, 2013
Excellent work ^^
kasper PRO
 
kasper May 22, 2013
Congratulations.
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta May 22, 2013
Superb macro. Congratulations on being featured.
CarlWilsonPhotography
 
CarlWilsonPhotography May 22, 2013
Great shot, congratulations on being featured.
lynthompson
 
lynthompson May 22, 2013
Wow...Great image..Congrats x
believeit2receiveit
 
believeit2receiveit May 22, 2013
Excellent macro! Congratulations on the Feature! Well done!
jrsosky
 
jrsosky May 22, 2013
Very cool!
WayneRoss
 
WayneRoss May 22, 2013
WOWZERS!
srimanta
 
srimanta May 22, 2013
Excellent colour and detail....I love the light too...
Congrats...
blairwacha PRO+
 
blairwacha May 22, 2013
Outstanding detail!
TammyMarie
 
TammyMarie May 22, 2013
Congrats...Awesome SHot!
CanadianOutlaw
 
CanadianOutlaw May 22, 2013
Wicked shot Robby , congrats !
Jewel
 
Jewel May 22, 2013
Nice macro shot! Congratulations on your feature!
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet May 22, 2013
congrats, great macro work
Carli
 
Carli May 22, 2013
excellent shot, congrats :D
iceman2
 
iceman2 May 22, 2013
Beautiful focus.Congrats!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon May 22, 2013
Great macro image, such great detail and someone who can understand snail-speak, love it. Congratulations on your feature.
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade May 22, 2013
Congrats on great capture. If you get a chance please look at my work.
Kornrawiee-Gallery
 
Kornrawiee-Gallery May 22, 2013
Outstanding and I love it my friend:)
Take care,
Sunny
jleiweke
 
jleiweke May 22, 2013
Congrats!
phspanky
 
phspanky May 22, 2013
Great shot, congratulations!
HaliSowle
 
HaliSowle May 22, 2013
Cool Macro, great light!
saibalkumarghosh
 
saibalkumarghosh May 22, 2013
Beautiful shot! Congrats on the feature!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter May 22, 2013
Beautiful image. Congrats on your feature. - Jake
SteveBW PRO
 
SteveBW May 22, 2013
awesome capture, congrats!
dStyle
 
dStyle May 22, 2013
Never thought I'd say this about a snail, but that's a very cool capture!
Krishna_Kumar
 
Krishna_Kumar May 22, 2013
awesome! congrats on your feature :-)
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 May 23, 2013
Amazing macro shot! Congrats!
hayleycook
 
hayleycook May 23, 2013
Amazing
chadthompson
 
chadthompson May 23, 2013
Wonderful shot!
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates May 23, 2013
Very cool macro! Congrats!
ThruMyEyes2013
 
ThruMyEyes2013 May 24, 2013
Great Macro!!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions May 25, 2013
congrats
Redjule PRO
 
Redjule May 26, 2013
Great macro!
JudyAnn PRO
 
JudyAnn May 27, 2013
Fantastic macro work, Robby.
Tkay PRO+
 
Tkay May 27, 2013
Awesome macro! Congrats!
Danny_martin_10
 
Danny_martin_10 June 15, 2013
A beautiful macro, congrats :)
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verity June 18, 2013
Wow, incredible
KrakenWaker
 
KrakenWaker July 21, 2013
Really nice macro, I love the black background and the semi-transparent eye stalks. Great shot.
Jonocon
 
Jonocon July 21, 2013
Nice
estellawierzbicka
 
estellawierzbicka October 29, 2013
Impressive!
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography April 28, 2015
Excellent shot wow!
robbyticknor PRO
robbyticknor April 28, 2015
Thank you! :-)
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon August 28, 2015
Congratulations Robby on your Finalist Win in Tiny things competition
nandicmb
 
nandicmb October 25, 2015
Congratulations on both your Awards!
photodangeniic
 
photodangeniic September 20, 2018
Very nice

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo on my back patio. I was out watering my plants and saw this little guy crawling around so though i'd try to shoot it.
Time
This was taken in the early afternoon, in broad daylight.
Lighting
I knew I wanted to isolate the subject by making the background black. So I got my studio flash out with a 22 inch beauty dish and brought it very close to the snail. Then I found an angle where the background was in shadow. Now I increased my shutter speed to the max sync of my camera to remove as much of the ambient light as possible.
Equipment
I used my Sony a77 and Sony 100mm f2.8 macro lens. Settings for the shot were 1/250 @ f11. The studio flash used was an AlienBee b800 with 22" beauty dish at nearly full power.
Inspiration
I love macro photography. Bring able to bring life and emotion to things most people will swat or steep on is really amazing. It makes people look at these animals in a new way.
Editing
Minimal lightroom adjusts. This photo is pretty close to what came out of the camera.
In my camera bag
My Camera bag is usually stocked with equipment that will let me shoot any situation. I keep my Sony A7 and A77 in my bag along with a 11-16mm f2.8, 24-70 f2.8 and 70-200 f2.8 lenses. Then Depending on the situation, I may also bring a macro lens, or my 85 f1.4 prime.
Feedback
Have a powerful flash, and watch the background. If you're shooting a subject in daylight, look for a background that's in shadow. If the background is 3+ stops darker then your subject, it will disappear and become completely black. It lets you get the studio isolated look even when you're outside on location.

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