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Gusmayer Aug 15
Amazing Macro, very clean... Congrats.
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Dino_Sirica Aug 15
Thanks so much!

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Behind The Lens

Location
Having no time to go on other photo spots, I took a ride in the garden and so I started photographing this very particular model
Time
Questa foto l'ho fatta in un tardo pomeriggio di primavera
Lighting
The sunlight was still strong but could give the scene an ideal tone
Equipment
For this photo I used my Nikon D5200 with a Sigma 70-300 f3.5 macro mounted on an upside down tripod keeping the camera flush with the ground.
Inspiration
It was time I wanted to photograph a snail, but I also wanted something different from the usual shots. So, leaving it to move quietly on the lawn, I waited for some natural attitudes as in this case, while quietly eating a blade of grass
Editing
The only post production process was to add a very light orton effect and a small increase in sharpness on the subject
In my camera bag
I usually use a Tamron 18-200 f3,5-6,3 because it is very versatile during my mountain outings, but I always have also the Sigma 70-300
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For this kind of photo, you need a lot of luck and lots of patience. You have to wait for the right moment by observing every moment and continue shooting, because at any time the snail can do something that can allow you to take a beautiful picture. We must use rather fast times, never below 1 / 160s trying to close the diaphragm as much as possible. Even if it does not appear, the snail moves a lot and therefore it is not easy to focus properly, especially in macros

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