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Roman snail by Mark Billiau.

Roman snail


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20.05.2009 at 8:00h
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A fascinating animal in many ways.

The head of the snail has two pairs of tentacles : the upper and larger pair contains the eyes and the lower pair is used to feel the ground in front and provides for the snail’s sense of smell.

The Roman snail is hermaphroditic, meaning that both female and male sexual organs are present in the same individual.
Mating takes several hours, sometimes even a day…….!

Dutch name : Wijngaardslak
German name : Weinbergschnecke
Latin name : Helix pomatia


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Bergjäger, 20.05.2009 at 8:03h

Ein sehr schönes und farblich absolut perfektes Bild!!
Eine klasse Arbeit von dir!!
LG Bergjäger

s. sabine krause, 20.05.2009 at 8:51h

beautiful shot and an interesting text! this tiny relative here is impressed and sends his regards ; ). best wishes, sabine.

Werner R. Albert, 20.05.2009 at 9:37h

Very well done, Mark.
Fine compo, great details and sharpness.
best wishes

Astrid Buschmann, 20.05.2009 at 10:19h

Hi Mark,
für Schnecken habe ich eine Schwäche, warum, weiß ich auch nicht. Diese Aufnahme ist klasse, schönes Licht und Schärfe - es gefällt mir sehr gut.
LG Astrid

Majid mehraban, 20.05.2009 at 10:26h

Really amazing

Marlies W., 20.05.2009 at 11:18h

Eine grossartige Aufnahme, Farbe und Schärfe sind vom Feinsten!!!!! Die Perspektive ist genial!
LG Marlies

Jan Rillich, 20.05.2009 at 13:21h

schöne Makroaufnahme!
LG Jan

Canan Oner, 20.05.2009 at 14:56h

What a beautiful capture Mark..I can feel him sliding slowly...Thanks for the info..Excellent shot..

decay, 20.05.2009 at 16:05h


Ayse Nalan Yasin, 20.05.2009 at 16:12h

Excellent shot Mark.

Ryszard Basta, 20.05.2009 at 17:06h

bestens praesentiert
dieser Flitzer

Josef Kainz, 20.05.2009 at 17:40h

Ein sehr schönes Makro gefällt mir sehr gut
lg. josef

Ushie Farkas, 20.05.2009 at 17:52h

Fantastisch - wie immer ! Wenn ich einmal so gut fotografieren kann wie Du, schreibe ich mich " von" ! Allerdings besteht da wenig Hoffnung. Salut Ushie

chris nsmith, 20.05.2009 at 18:54h

Excellent macro

Heinz Janovsky, 20.05.2009 at 19:00h

Feines Makro.
Gruß Heinz

Wolfgang Rothenbücher, 20.05.2009 at 19:26h

Tolles Makro. Und Du musstest Dich noch nicht mal beeilen,
bei dem Schneckentempo!

Jojo., 20.05.2009 at 21:10h


Adele Oliver, 20.05.2009 at 21:30h

Excellent sharp details on this beautiful snail - superb shot .... and thank you for all the info!
cheers, Adele

Pe-Sto, 20.05.2009 at 22:02h

Fantastisch dein Makro, Mark ... Bildaufbau, Farben, Schärfe ... großartig!!
lg Peggy

Andrea Sagawe, 21.05.2009 at 9:33h

Excellent composition and very fine sharpness especially on the snail's head. Good details to see.
Always a pleasure to read your informations.


Pascal Viyer, 21.05.2009 at 20:32h

great macro

Bruno Rippel, 22.05.2009 at 14:29h

Excellent !
vg Bruno

Deryck, 23.05.2009 at 12:04h

I found this one to be very interesting. Amazing the differences between the different species. Well done again

Saska S., 23.05.2009 at 21:08h

Fantastic shot of the snail, great image.
Regards, Saska

Pozer Katalin, 5.06.2009 at 18:50h

Great, detailed shot of this lovely animal. I like them very much. Well composed pic with nice green tones.
Hugs, Kati

Pawel Majewski, 5.06.2009 at 20:00h

Quick shot :))) Great greenness here. I like motive here.

adriano j faria, 13.06.2009 at 23:19h

Like a tank......slowly and diterminetede...and you catched so well!!!
a very sharped macro.


aline64, 8.11.2010 at 10:58h

superbe détails de cet escargot sur du vert !!!

EdelS, 13.05.2011 at 21:26h

Einfach wunderschön und perfekt! Liebe Grüße Edel

Karin Wilkerling, 20.09.2011 at 13:53h

yes, indeed - the "brother" or "sister" of Wilma :-) -
your text is much more interesting

Inge Stüwe, 7.04.2014 at 10:33h

Eine faszinierende Aufnahme Mark,
wirkt toll auf dem grünen Blatt.
Liebe Grüße

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