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Copyright: Arturo Abbiati (artabb) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 341 W: 34 N: 182] (3637)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10
Categories: HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Sony DSC F-717
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Harpya´s Theme ( favorite ), btokaz favorites, snail, the pets - zwierzaczki male i duze [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-17 6:20
Viewed: 2940
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 81
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The snail is the only true bit, all the rest is, as you can see, a fake.
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Excellent PP Arturo, your snail is really a guest star on this stage :) I like it, it has class.

Nice work, good composition.

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  • cyiu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 215 W: 0 N: 48] (1139)
  • [2005-10-17 6:33]
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I love what you have done here, Excellent and interesting capture Well Done 2 points for me

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  • Roq (1765)
  • [2005-10-17 6:42]
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I don't know what to say...Simply perfect! One of the greatest I ever seen...

Hi Arturo!
Good PP work on the reflection and framing..
Nice close-up of the snail..

Fantastic colors, Reflex and lighting.

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  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2005-10-17 6:59]
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Superb sgarp and reflections, well composed in a nice way, good shot !

Great composition, lighting, colors, PP work, framing, idea... and very dynamic model...

Very nice work. I like the reflection and the composition you created around the snail. Very classy ;o)

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  • edie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 659 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-10-17 8:27]
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Superb Arturo,really a snail-art picture,you make a masterpiece with this common subject,bravo.

Its the first famous snail i saw on stage :)) You had a so clean and proffesional PP work. I like the colors and gradient bacgrong you chose here. So nice Arturo..:)

Excellent sharpness, beautiful light and composition. Great work! Regards

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  • jrj Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 14 N: 82] (724)
  • [2005-10-17 15:13]
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Excellent graphic presentation A. A top job!

What a absolute beauty


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  • ciore Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 3 N: 118] (2478)
  • [2005-10-17 18:12]
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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2005-10-17 21:57]
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Nicely done,Arturo! The illusion is almost perfect except for the reflecttion of the snail which is not realistic! I like very much the vortex created for the background! Good visual impact! Michel

Hello Arturo, great art this is! Is the snail alive? It looks like it. Your composition is superb! I love the black on what sits the snail and the yellow wall with the spot effect made by the light. Also your frame compliments it so well!

Very well done and seen. Cheers! Yan

great pp work arturo. love the detail and the colours!


beautiful colors and excellent sharpness
well composed shot :)

Fantastic image! Excellent PP work and presentation Arturo. Wonderful! Congratulations!

This is amazing! I don't stop being fascinated with your fantasy and presentation. The snail looks adorable, and I like the colors you picked for background.


ma che bella foto Arturo! this snail seems a very well trained model like this :-) beautiful shot and really excellent PP work.. looks so professional!

sai che scrivo questo dalla mia casa nell'Umbria! ihih finalmente io e Bodmin ci siamo qui a Spello che e' troppo bella :-)

take care and beautiful work,

Fake or not it is still a stunning shot Arturo, great composition, lighting and sharpness.
Don't know how I missed this one.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2005-10-26 11:51]

olá Arturo!
as cores, a textura, os contrastes e a luminosiadade estão de elevado nível.uma macro realmente incrível. o reflexo está espantoso. linda foto!sem dúvida!
Bom trabalho!

nice snail.... sharp...

Great shot
Great PP like the reflection
Nice framing and macro on snail is very good
very interesting
Dave R

Bella l'idea, però il post processing (che si vede un po' troppo) ti fa perdere il secondo punto (che, con i tui standard,va dato solo in caso di perfezione ;-) ).

Seriamente, a mio avviso, il riflesso è troppo verticale ed lo shading del muro alle spalle va a balzi (problema software?).

Comunque è una bellissima foto.

Un abbraccio


Great shot (for the snail) and great PP for the rest..
Excellent composition Arturo. Nice colors and excellent details on the snail.

  • Paolo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 98 W: 0 N: 40] (511)
  • [2005-11-10 12:45]
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Ciao Arturo, che foto fantastica!
un vero capolavoro di fuoco, controllo della luce, del colore, riflesso....è veramente tutto perfetto in questa immagine.
un vero capolavoro!
complimenti e grazie.

For me, I don't see fake, it was so
perfect, that the shadow of the snail in the table is
perfect, a reflex that she is not able to say that is fake
Congratulations for the picture, big!


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2005-11-18 17:45]
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I smile seeing this - here's a common garden snail and it is portrayed as a stunning attractive object in such wonderful framework. Excellent PP work Arturo. GOOD JOB!

Excellent result Arturo. Another very creative piece of artwork from you.

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  • letoun Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 210 W: 0 N: 38] (1329)
  • [2006-01-07 15:06]

Je suis passé au travers de ce magnifique escargot; je m'en veux. Allez c'est pas trop tard pour ratraper le coup.
Bonne netteté d'image et bonne composition. J'aime bien

Excellent sharpness, beautiful light and composition. Great work!

perfect.. real more than real :)

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  • lion Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 549 W: 64 N: 24] (5600)
  • [2006-04-29 7:01]

Nicely photo :-). Very interested. Simple and marvellous with good backround and lighting.

Hello Arturo ,
Great shot, beautiful composition and color.
Very well done.
Excellant job

Hello Arturo,
Amazing photo. Execellent detail and lights.
Great work.


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  • Aldor Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 12 W: 31 N: 0] (8)
  • [2007-01-24 14:22]

interesting idea. very good visual impact

Ciao Arturo :o)
Wonderful ! You are an artist ! Sharpness and light are perfect. Very well presented, frame is so soft ! Congratulations.
Buon giorno

Just lovely

Hi Arturo,
A very beautiful composition!
Marvellous sharpness, details, colors and light.

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