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Mark Billiau.

Pro Member, region Antwerp, Belgium

Roman snail

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

Comments 30

  • Inge Stüwe 04/07/2014 10:33

    Eine faszinierende Aufnahme Mark,
    wirkt toll auf dem grünen Blatt.
    Liebe Grüße
  • Karin Wilkerling 09/20/2011 13:53

    yes, indeed - the "brother" or "sister" of Wilma :-) -
    your text is much more interesting
  • EdelS 05/13/2011 21:26

    Einfach wunderschön und perfekt! Liebe Grüße Edel
  • aline64 11/08/2010 10:58

    superbe détails de cet escargot sur du vert !!!
  • adriano j faria 06/13/2009 23:19

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

  • Pawel Majewski 06/05/2009 20:00

    Quick shot :))) Great greenness here. I like motive here.
  • Pozer Katalin 06/05/2009 18:50

    Great, detailed shot of this lovely animal. I like them very much. Well composed pic with nice green tones.
    Hugs, Kati
  • Saska S. 05/23/2009 21:08

    Fantastic shot of the snail, great image.
    Regards, Saska
  • Deryck 05/23/2009 12:04

    I found this one to be very interesting. Amazing the differences between the different species. Well done again
  • Pascal Viyer 05/21/2009 20:32

    great macro
  • Andrea Sagawe 05/21/2009 9:33

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

  • Pe-Sto 05/20/2009 22:02

    Fantastisch dein Makro, Mark ... Bildaufbau, Farben, Schärfe ... großartig!!
    lg Peggy
  • Adele Oliver 05/20/2009 21:30

    Excellent sharp details on this beautiful snail - superb shot .... and thank you for all the info!
    cheers, Adele
  • Jojo. 05/20/2009 21:10

  • Wolfgang Rothenbücher 05/20/2009 19:26

    Tolles Makro. Und Du musstest Dich noch nicht mal beeilen,
    bei dem Schneckentempo!
  • Heinz Janovsky 05/20/2009 19:00

    Feines Makro.
    Gruß Heinz
  • chris nsmith 05/20/2009 18:54

    Excellent macro
  • Ushie Farkas 05/20/2009 17:52

    Fantastisch - wie immer ! Wenn ich einmal so gut fotografieren kann wie Du, schreibe ich mich " von" ! Allerdings besteht da wenig Hoffnung. Salut Ushie
  • Josef Kainz 05/20/2009 17:40

    Ein sehr schönes Makro gefällt mir sehr gut
    lg. josef
  • Ryszard Basta 05/20/2009 17:06

    bestens praesentiert
    dieser Flitzer
  • Ayse Nalan Yasin 05/20/2009 16:12

    Excellent shot Mark.
  • decay 05/20/2009 16:05

  • Canan Oner 05/20/2009 14:56

    What a beautiful capture Mark..I can feel him sliding slowly...Thanks for the info..Excellent shot..
  • Jan Rillich 05/20/2009 13:21

    schöne Makroaufnahme!
    LG Jan
  • Marlies W. 05/20/2009 11:18

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