Snails After A Rainstorm

It’s been raining a lot this Spring. It’s as if it’s been perpetual April — which isn’t fun.

Trying to turn that frown upside down, I went out and shot a bunch of snails when I got home from work. The rain had just started to subside, so I put the MP-E 65 on the 5D2,  along with the MT-24 EX and snail hunting was on.

I ended up with a lot of shots that I REALLY like, and 16 have been uploaded to the Macro Gallery. Head over and check them out.

Jun 19th, 2009 | Posted in Photography
  1. May 7th, 2012 at 09:24 | #1

    it is so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!
    it looks just like mine

  2. Cher
    Jul 1st, 2012 at 15:22 | #2

    i adore my 20 snails!could you please tell me what you think they like to eat/ i give them sweet potatoes, carrots and cabbage.

  3. Jul 1st, 2012 at 16:42 | #3

    I’m really not sure. The snails that I took photos of were all wild. I imagine they eat mostly vegetable matter, but I’m not sure what, exactly. I’d also imagine that different types of snails prefer different types of food.

    If you know what type of snails you have, try some google searches and see what you can come up with.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Daniel Pesante
    Nov 7th, 2012 at 13:07 | #4

    Navigating the web I came upon this picture of snail (after a rainstorm!) and it represents and image I would like to incorporate in a book on agroecology that I am in the processes of bringing to completion. The image per se will not be used for commercial purposes!, but as part of a manual. Would it be OK with you if I include it in the book, I would certainly give you full credit for the image.

    Sincerely, Daniel G. Pesante, Ph.D.
    University of Puerto Rico
    If you reply to the email I would gladly provide more informtion!

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