Is anybody down there?


50 responses

  1. Ha ha ha. I like it.

    August 16, 2012 at 1:45 am

    • πŸ˜€ Too bad his antennae aren’t quite in focus. I have the whole series of this little one moving all around. They’re so fascinating to follow.

      August 16, 2012 at 1:46 am

      • What ? ? ?
        Wasn’t that a brief encounter ?
        Oh, the story has gone from surrealism to absurd-theater. Good grown-up spent whole day to follow
        a journey of a slug ? πŸ˜€

        August 16, 2012 at 2:12 am

        • Ha ha πŸ˜€ Goodness me, brief?! No… I can while away an entire afternoon following around tiny, slow moving creatures. πŸ˜€

          August 20, 2012 at 12:30 am

  2. Once again, what a wonderful imagination you have! The caption is perfect.

    August 16, 2012 at 1:47 am

    • πŸ™‚ Thanks, Gary. These slugs are such fascinating little creatures.

      August 16, 2012 at 1:49 am

  3. This. Is. Awesome.

    August 16, 2012 at 1:52 am

    • Thank you, Carissa. I wish I had gotten his head (antennae) more fully in focus. I took several photographs of him, but none were as crisp as I hoped. Hopefully, I’ll have another chance.

      August 16, 2012 at 1:56 am

  4. Superb composition!!! Cheers Nonoy Manga

    August 16, 2012 at 2:00 am

  5. Um, I didn’t think these words would ever be from me…but…for a banana slug, he’s pretty cute! Great photo. His antennae look in focus to me, btw. (Old lady eyes after a life of closeup work.)

    August 16, 2012 at 2:40 am

    • Ha ha! Cute is exactly the word!! I’m so glad you think so. πŸ˜€

      August 20, 2012 at 12:31 am

  6. this is awesome!

    August 16, 2012 at 2:51 am

  7. This has a beautiful other world feel. I love it. I suppose it IS an “other world” really. One that we don’t see. It’s such an unusual setting. I kept staring at it. πŸ™‚

    August 16, 2012 at 3:19 am

    • The woods outside my parents’ home really do have an otherworldly feel about them. There is something about the reflection of the light off the brightly colored moss that adds to that feel. And it’s so different from season to season. I can’t wait to get up there this winter. The ice is fabulous!

      August 20, 2012 at 12:33 am

  8. What else could he be saying?! Very nice, Melanie. πŸ™‚

    August 16, 2012 at 3:19 am

    • πŸ˜€ Thanks, Scott. I’m glad the title fits the image so well.

      August 20, 2012 at 12:34 am

      • You’re welcome…and it does very much. πŸ™‚

        August 20, 2012 at 12:57 am

  9. You continue to make me feel sympathy for those I formally thought of as critters (still finding it difficult forgiving them for eating our courgette plants). Wonderful, moving and epic shot, Melanie.

    August 16, 2012 at 9:18 am

    • What a wonderful comment, Richard, thank you. Nothing could please me more. I have such a love for little beings, and it delights me to share that with others. (I do understand your frustration, though, about the courgette plants. πŸ™‚ )

      August 20, 2012 at 12:41 am

  10. Wonderful composition!

    August 16, 2012 at 12:25 pm

  11. I just found his sister last weekend. She was pink, but otherwise was an identical twin.

    August 16, 2012 at 12:41 pm

  12. To be honest I was expecting a cat πŸ™‚ But this is amazing, amazing… Thank you, love, nia

    August 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    • πŸ˜€ No cat this time, nia. So glad you enjoyed my little slug.

      August 20, 2012 at 12:43 am

  13. myfullresearch

    Fantastic ! (Don’t bother for the detail of antennae, please)
    ‘I took several photographs of him’, you wrote… To me SHE is a nice wandering LADY.

    August 16, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    • Well, mfr, we’re both right! This little one, quite interestingly, is actually a hermaphrodite! πŸ˜€

      August 20, 2012 at 12:44 am

      • myfullresearch

        This is the sentence I expected from you !

        August 20, 2012 at 9:45 am

  14. Wow. I love this. What a great subject.

    August 16, 2012 at 5:43 pm

  15. A wonderful shot with a great story within. Seemed to be a log way down.

    August 16, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    • Thank you for your nice words. I felt there was a story here, too.

      August 20, 2012 at 12:48 am

  16. πŸ˜€ Excellent !!!

    August 16, 2012 at 10:18 pm

  17. That’s a great shot! It’s moist shimmer is so clear and detailed I feel like I am looking at it for real, not in a photo. Well done!

    August 17, 2012 at 2:12 am

  18. elmediat

    Wonderful composition ! Lemony Snail looking for an appealing home ? Perhaps just looking for some friends – the mollusc the merrier. πŸ˜€

    August 17, 2012 at 3:28 am

    • Ha ha ha! You are hilarious! Well, and incredibly quick-witted. What a fun comment, thank you! πŸ˜€

      August 20, 2012 at 12:51 am

  19. Superbe photo. Le titre lui va Γ  merveille.
    Je n’avais jamais vu de limace de cette couleur!

    August 17, 2012 at 9:07 am

    • πŸ™‚ Merci. C’est vrai que c’est une couleur assez vive! J’ai suivi ce petit pendant un bon moment. Ils me fascinent, ces gastΓ©ropodes!

      August 20, 2012 at 1:21 pm

  20. I love the contrast and the focus here.
    The texture on the wood is amazing!

    August 17, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    • Thank you, Pablo. The tree stump made for a wonderful adventure for this little slug! πŸ™‚

      August 20, 2012 at 1:22 pm

  21. Pardon the pun, but that’s a Lemony slug if I ever saw one.

    August 19, 2012 at 4:58 am

  22. Terrific shot!

    August 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm

  23. Well, Lemony, I never thought I’d say something like this, but that is the “lemoniest” looking snail I’ve ever seen!! Great shot πŸ™‚

    August 29, 2012 at 1:48 am

  24. Great capture.

    August 29, 2012 at 12:24 pm

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