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EWTC 06-25-2012 03:35 PM

Macro photo of pond snail
 
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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.

Cheers,
EC
www.macrocritters.wordpress.com

Chrisinator 06-25-2012 03:52 PM

Sweet shot!

Kunsthure 06-25-2012 03:57 PM

They're even uglier up close.

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

-Lisa

Ulupica 06-25-2012 04:03 PM

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.

EWTC 06-25-2012 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Chrisinator (Post 1916593)
Sweet shot!

Thanks!

EWTC 06-25-2012 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Kunsthure (Post 1916604)
They're even uglier up close.

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

-Lisa


Olympus 620 and 35mm macro & on-camera flash

EC
www.macrocritters.wordpress.com

EWTC 06-25-2012 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Ulupica (Post 1916607)
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...

EC
www.macrocritters.wordpress.com

diwu13 06-25-2012 07:09 PM

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

HybridHerp 06-25-2012 11:35 PM

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

Kitsune_Gem 06-26-2012 12:20 AM

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Originally Posted by HybridHerp (Post 1917219)
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

diwu13 06-26-2012 12:35 AM

Here's how you tell
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y10...a/9e930a0b.jpg

EWTC 06-26-2012 05:16 AM

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...

EC
www.macrocritters.wordpress.com

diwu13 06-26-2012 01:10 PM

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

EWTC 06-26-2012 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by diwu13 (Post 1917883)
Great shots of the millipede! And I like your narration along with the pictures :)!

Thanks very much!!! I really appreciate it!

Michiba54 06-26-2012 09:32 PM

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 :icon_twis


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