09 October 2009


This intruder was found in our house on a rainy day. I have never done close up photos of critters before and this can be taken as my first ever effort of that nature. At least he is the slowest you can get and the best creature to do your inaugural close-up photo.

After the photo shoot, he was seen moving ever so slowly across the living room to the side door.


rainfield61 said...

It is good to be slow for your close-up shooting. And it proves to be a good one.

Janith said...

I'm not a big fan of snails but you've captured the little guy quite nicely! :D

good one K!

poefusion said...

your first close up was a nice one. i think your little guy is a cutie. have a great day.

Carol said...

Beautiful portrait... I would never have thought I could say that about those critters... a bit slimy... Is it very large? The colors are wonderful ... in the shell and the beast.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Ugh... I'm not much of a 'lover' of those kinds of critters, K.... Even the tiny ones make me shiver... Hope you got him OUT of your home.

Have a great weekend.

Tes said...

Your first and yet it turned out good! These critters tend to come out after a rainy day. My students searched for those after every rain. :D

Sharodindu said...

Snails are really slowmoving...That is an advantage :)
macro photography is fun and when subject is static or slow mover like urs, it is a treat. I'll try to capture some snails here too...
Thanks for sharing your experience along with the nice shot!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks mate. Thing is I have to learn a bit of patience to do similar ones! :)

I do not think we will find many fans of snails anyway :)

Glad you like the photo and thanks for the comments!!

Yes they are very slimy. It is about 3 inches long from the head to tail. Thanks for your comments!

Yep, he took about an hour to cover less than 3 meters and finally disappeared out of the house :)

Yep, We get them only during rainy days. Your little kindergarten kids go after them? That must be interesting :)

You are welcome! I like to do macro photography but need to learn a lot more before moving to nore fast moving critters!

Thanks all for your comments!!

George said...

This is a great first close up. I hope the critter continued all the way out of the house.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks! Yep it went out of the house after some hard and long journey across our living room :)

Daisy Debs said...

Hallo Kirigalpoththa ! I am enjoying all your photos and this snail made me smile ! I love the " rainy blur " slideshow too . Debbie :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Glad you like the photos and thanks very much for your compliments :)

Nicole said...

I've had many critters in our places so far, but not a snail :D
Cool :D
Sweet shot too :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks Nicole :)

Amila Salgado said...

Quite an appropriate title, K as this species
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achatina_fulica is truely an alien-invasing species. For that reason, I hate it.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks for the link! I didn know they were an invasive species. Now I hate it too :)

Amila Salgado said...

Oops, I meant 'invasive', but I see you have figured it out anyway.

Kirigalpoththa said...

No worries. I make such mistakes more than you :)