Friday, August 17, 2012

Iberian Snail

These Iberian snails are "all over the place" in Norwegian gardens - even climb the walls. However - in monochrome it looks just like an ordinary black snail :-)

Have a nice week-end!

25 comments:

Dina said...

No snail ever got such artistic treatment.

Banjo52 said...

Snails aren't the first thing I think of when I hear "Norway" . . .

There was a time when I ordered escargot about once a year, just to say I'd done it. I don't remember how that got started--maybe it was a dare? It was really all about the garlic butter, which I find true of lobster too.
Well, enough about me . . .

Malyss said...

Sometimes, I think I'm very happy that Mother Nature made some beasts rather small...I think that about bugs, and today, I also think that about snails.. :o)
Have a nice week-end too!

Birdman said...

It looks quite innocent here. Does damage in the garden? Most do.

The Silver Bunny said...

Would get eaten pronto in France although I don't know if that kind is edible .... Anyway, I love the black holes at the back ; they complete the vaguely sci-fi atmosphere.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Very sci-fi. We don't get them often and they are a grey color.

I understand a small bowl of beer is used in gardens to keep them from destroying plantings.

Lew said...

Nicely done - a study in black and gray!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, even snails can be intriguing and I do like your b&w capture, Rune, not many people can be creative with bugs! I've always known you were a talented gentleman!! Have a delightful weekend -- with or without the snails!!

Barbara said...

Great macro shot - I wouldn't hurt snails but I prefer it if they don't come into my garden and eat my plants!

Anne said...

Jeg hater! å se dem, men skal innrømme det var litt tøft å se på de følehornene enn nå hva det er...

Skrolla ganske fort over bildet, he he så godt er det at dette skrivevinduet dekker det litt sleipe ekle, men!!!...

En god Anneklem etterlates til deg Rune.

truels said...

Her i Danmark har vi desværre rigtig mange "Dræbersnegle" - kalder vi dem :-(
Jeg går en tur i haven hver aften i skumringen med en gammel saks, som jeg bruger til at klippe MASSER af dem ihjel med - HVER dag!

VALKYRIEN said...

Usj! Det er ikke mange sjeler i dyreriket jeg kan si jeg ikke liker,,men slike snegler er av de få! Men dette ble jo egentlig ganske stilig.... :)

Petra said...

Very creative shot... and I see a hint of metal art in it! ;)

Cheri said...

Yikes, we don't have snails here in Oklahoma but we do have slugs. In the same family.

imac said...

Wonderfully and slimy - shot my friend.
Love your Header too.

becky said...

Great composition...I forgot all about the fact that this is a snail...and a great weekend to you, too!

Gunnar H. said...

Aldri så galt at det ikke er godt for noe, sies det ... - flott bilde!

Darlene said...

Ugh, I hate the looks of snails,any kind of snails. This one looks pretty revolting to me. They looks a lot different than the snails I occaisionally see in our backyard. I haven't seen any for ages, maybe they don't like our 117 degree weather any better than I do. It wouldn't be so bad if the sun was shining through, but we have had nothing but cloud covering for the past few days and the weather is totally muggy. We are getting the monsoons from Arizona.

Marie said...

Flott bilde av ein uvelkommen gjest her hos meg.
Han er nå litt betre svart enn brun i det minste :)

Irene said...

Stilig bilde, men skrekk og gru ... de er noen ekle kryp. Og jeg er livredd de skal finne veien til min hage!

Viola said...

Uten at jeg skal bli halshogd av eventuelle motstandere (he he), så synes jeg den faktisk er søt, på dette bildet! :))
Ja vi har nok av dem her også, det kryr enkelte dager! Og i skumringen og mørket, er det veldig ekkelt å gå, da jeg er redd jeg tråkker på dem.. Merkelig er det også at de spiser hverandre.. :/

Ha en fin dag! :)

EG CameraGirl said...

This is a neat photo in B&W, although snails are NOT my favourite critters. :))

Wenche said...

Wooow, dette var kjempestilig :0) Du må jo vinne pris med dette :0)

Lara Neusiedler @ Uproad said...

I beg to differ: it looks like an iron snale ;)). at first I thought it is a statue of sorts ;))

lynnwiles said...

Great composition turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. Looks more than a little sci-fi to me.