Manual Mode, f8 1/25 ISO 100 28mm-135mm @ 135mm
On camera flash on a low setting.
This shot was pretty hard to get. The wind was blowing pretty bad, so the leaves were shaking Bob and Bill all over the place. The light was bad, so I tried the no flash first with adjusting my settings a bit, but this one has more of a dramatic feel.
I also realized that snails, do indeed move faster than I had thought. Especially when you are trying to get the perfect shot. Bill, on the right, was incredibly feisty. I think he had wheels on his belly. He was on a mission…to get away from the big lady pointing something big at him.
Bob, was a bit more shy, and maybe it was because he was trying to eat some birdseed that had fallen off of the feeder. I wanted some color to pop, so I made sure I got the pretty flower in my shot.
I had changed my lenses 3 times. I really wanted my 50mm for this shot, but all of them came out blurry. I did shoot one in manual focus which didn’t turn out bad, but I liked this one best. They ‘shook hands’ in a sense, but with their eyeballs touching each other. So, neighborly.
I know absolutely nothing about snails, so I was waiting for an attack, leading to death or some severe maiming. Of course, I would have broke that up instantly…well after I got a good shot, and then I would have broke them up.
Doing this 365 challenge I have realized I want a Macro lens. This one to be exact. My birthday is just 4 months away. *ahem* Ouch, 4 months till I hit 37. I sure do not feel like 37 is approaching. That’s another rant for another day.
As I was leaving I saw Bill had run out of leaf. I also love this shot. Dramatic.
“Hey man, a little help would be nice.”