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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-25-2012, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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Macro photo of pond snail

Hi all,

I wrote a blog last night about photographing pond snails (with a link to the planted tank of course), and thought I'd share this photo on this site too. I believe this specimen is from the family Lymnaeidae, but if anyone can identify it better I'd really appreciate it.

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Sweet shot!

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They're even uglier up close.

What camera and what lens do you use? I'm a mostly macro photographer myself.

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It's nice to see another Olympus user! I've got the 520, Sigma 105mm macro, and Oly STF-22 TTL Twin Flash. That combination works great for macro. I do more wildflower photography than critters but I come across quite a few of them too.
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They're even uglier up close.

What camera and what lens do you use? I'm a mostly macro photographer myself.

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Olympus 620 and 35mm macro & on-camera flash

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It's nice to see another Olympus user! I've got the 520, Sigma 105mm macro, and Oly STF-22 TTL Twin Flash. That combination works great for macro. I do more wildflower photography than critters but I come across quite a few of them too.
I agree! I have a 500 and the 620. But I have been using Olympus equipment for more than 20 years, so I also have a bunch of OM film bodies.

For aquarium photography I just use the on-camera flash. For terrestrial photography I generally use the Olympus ring flash. I need to get the twin flash as well one of these days.

What do you think of the Sigma 105mm? I wish there was a Zuiko of around that focal length...

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You're actually one of the few people here that have pond snails, and not bladder snails!

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how can you tell the difference between this and a Physa species?

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how can you tell the difference between this and a Physa species?
If I remeember right the badder snails shells its poke-doted kinda like a cheetah or leopard print

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Here's how you tell

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diwu13: nice post!

I had bladder snails previously, but my assasin snails cleaned them out. I went to a local fish store and asked for some more...these are what they gave me. They seem a little less vulnerable to the assasins...

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Great shots of the millipede! And I like your narration along with the pictures !

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Great shots of the millipede! And I like your narration along with the pictures !
Thanks very much!!! I really appreciate it!
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Cool picture, how big is the actually snail?

My biggest ones are about the size of peas... very pretty to watch I think. Glade I let them do their own thing an stop the genocide
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