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Old Oct 14, 2010, 3:30 PM   #1
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Last evening, Linda and I went for a walk around the lake down the road from our home. Of course we took our cameras. I wasn't expecting much but, you never know...
I actually came away with several shots that I think made the walk worth while.
Near the end of the trail, we came upon a young Limkin doing his best to have his dinner, a little escargot...

BTW, it was getting close to sundown and I had the ISO was set to 400 so these had a bit more noise than I liked so I had to run these through noise reduction.
This guy was really working this apple snail over!





After working on it for a while, he seemed a little confused...


But, he gave it one more try ...





Can you blame him? I mean, look how delicious that looks!


When Linda insisted on getting a little too close, he percked up like he just noticed we were watching...


So he decided to pick up his dinner and take it to where he could have a little privacy.
BTW, note the red mark on the left side of the beak. It was in each photo I took of him wher I got his left profile. I'm not sure if its blood or what.

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Great story - and so well-illustrated! Amazing what a difference the lighting makes in the last photo...
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great documentation! Ive yet to see one of these guys in the wild
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Indeed, a great series of shots. Looks like the guy has had or could choose from quite a few of the tasty critters.

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Great series GW, my first thought was what a big snail, but I really don't have anything to compare it size with.
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Great story - and so well-illustrated! Amazing what a difference the lighting makes in the last photo...
Thanks Mole, Yes I finally turned on my flash In the last two shots, It was almost too bright. the other photos had to be lightened quite a bit in PP.
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great documentation! Ive yet to see one of these guys in the wild

Thank you, sir.
Actually, Ed (snook) had a pretty good post a few weeks back, that was even better. But, he has a much better lens too!
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excuses.. excuses..

HAh! No these came out great actually, which lens did you use? the 55-300?
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GW- this is just a really nice set of images. i like the use of flash.
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so walking is good for you, or at least your photography
a good and interesting series of photos
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