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  1. Orangecroc

    Orangecroc

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    A hidden Chrysalis, very difficult to get to and I didn't want to disturb it's surroundings too much in case I knocked it down.
    [​IMG]Hidden Chrysalis 030917 by Ben Gray, on Flickr

    A fly that was very interested in the Chrysalis, and kept going onto the underside of the leaf and having a sniff of it.
    [​IMG]Fly face on 030917 by Ben Gray, on Flickr

    And a baby snail in the Laurel bush. Less than 10mm long at the moment!
    [​IMG]Baby Snail 030917 by Ben Gray, on Flickr
     
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  2. Kodiak Qc

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    … a cute one, Ben! (y)
    Maybe… purposely exploiting the transparent
    body through some backlighting?
     
  3. Orangecroc

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    I will try that if I find a small snail in a more convenient place. Unfortunately I was already leaning over a fence for this, using one hand to back light it with the camera and flash bracketed on it in the other would have been next to impossible.
     
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    To the disgust of my ex-wife, my younger son
    was handling snails, frogs, spiders etc to move
    them to a location of is choice or to a setup he
    had built outside.
     
  5. Orangecroc

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    I'll have a go at that next time, I would have felt guilt moving this guy though, there's a lot of hungry birds around here and he was safe in the laurel.
     
  6. alfbranch

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    The snail is the best IMO
     
  7. Orangecroc

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    That was my thought too, it came out really nice without blowing any highlights on the shell. They're a lot more reflective than they look.
     
  8. GardenersHelper

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    I like the snail too. I find they can be quite difficult, especially the more reflective ones like this. And getting the eyes and the shell in focus can be tricky, as can picking up the "pimply" texture on the body.
     
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