Wednesday 16 June 2010: HANGING AROUND
For the first time in a while I went for a walk down the road this evening (my recent outdoor shots have been taken from in and around the village as opposed to its outskirts). I was amazed at how high, in the space of a week, the grass had grown at the side of the road. The Cow Parsley was also in full bloom and the buds of the Meadowsweet were sprouting forth. I took a good shot of a thistle but in the end I found this little chap hanging around on the underside of a Butterbur leaf. I couldn't resist him as he and his snail friends have been so kind to me in the past; they stay completely still while I adjust my camera settings and they don't make any sudden movements just as you press the button.
I really like taking pictures with the macro facility on my camera as when viewed later I can savour all the details that my eye didn't take in when I was in the process of actually taking the photo'.
I am really pleased with the way in which this shot has turned out as I was concentrating on getting the snail, as opposed to the leaf, into focus but the pattern of the leaf has come out really well.
Amalari, please believe me that I do not keep taking shots of snails just to remind you that the little blighters are partial to your lettuces!