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What Now? by KeldBach What Now? by KeldBach
A White-Lipped Snail (Cepaea hortensis) balancing at the end of a thin twig. What do you think the little fellow did next?

1. Turned around
2. Jumped two feet down
3. Called 911

The correct answer will be revealed tomorrow :)

Update: OK, time to reveal the fate of the little snail. Actually I'm not sure whether he fell or he deliberately jumped, because I had just started to watch another snail near by, when I suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, saw him dropping down and landing in some old leaves beneath. Then, after a few seconds, he came out of his shell and began to move around as if nothing special had happened at all. My guess is that he jumped, because I don't think it would have been possible for him to turn around, and he didn't even attempt to do that. Anyway, it was a happy ending for our little friend :)

End of the Road by KeldBach



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:iconmockingbirdontree:
mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016
Gorgeous photography! The title fits so good! I must so laughing!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016
Thank you so much :hug:
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ZepherArts3 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible capture! I love the detail.
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015
Thank you very much :)
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:iconzepherarts3:
ZepherArts3 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome! =D
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MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
Amazing capture!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
Thank you, Penny :rose:
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good Work .. :-) ..
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Thank you :)
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sara-nmt Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can easily say it is cute :D
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
Agreed :hug:
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jayshree Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, you've been featured in this news article. Go check it out and fave it so you can get more attention. :love: [link]
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Thanks, Jen. Heading over there :)
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jayshree Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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jayshree Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, you have been featured in my journal. :) [link]
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lesnydrwal Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Option nr 4: restart the mission:D
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Yeah, that's right. I didn't think of that ;)
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lesnydrwal Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
:D
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Beresah Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
this is totally sweet :D

I featured your picture here. Hope you don't mind ;)
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
Thanks a lot, Beresah. I appreciate it very much :)
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:iconirgendeine:
irgendeine Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008   Photographer
Jump! :laughing: Very good shot!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
Thank you :)
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:iconirgendeine:
irgendeine Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008   Photographer
You're welcome :)
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signmeupscotty Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful close-up. The background is a wonderful match for the color of the snail-shell.
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
Thank you, Marcus. The background was against all odds, since the snails were climbing around in a big heap of branches and twigs, but sometimes you gotta be lucky :)
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TimoH Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
Great shot.
dof is nicely controlled and it sharp enough. Lovely background colors also.

:+fav: :)
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
Thank you. And thanks for the fav too :)
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:iconjayshree:
jayshree Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
another good angle. i think he was comtemplating jumping, called 911 asking to be talked down and in the end, turned around and made an appt. at a psychiatrist.
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
LOL
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:iconjayshree:
jayshree Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
its just a guess of course, but i'm sure i'm close.
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
Jejej gracias! no sabia que andabas por aca.. ahora me paso a ver tu galeria! jejej ^^
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
Hey, what's happening... I didn't write that comment above...
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AForgottenSecret Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
This is gorgeous in my opinion ^.^
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
Thank you :)
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skellorg Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
Great shot - and cleverly titled, as well. I have no idea what a snail would do in this situation. I don't think I'd have the patience to sit and watch him decide and then make his slow way back (or to the phone.) On the other hand (which he has none of, so we'll just have to imagine that) he may have thought, "Good-bye cruel world" and been pleasantly surprised when he landed on a soft tuft of grass two feet down. ;)
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
You're close ;)
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
And thanks for the fav, Susan :)
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:iconajchimaera:
AJChimaera Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Went back the other way upside down?
Love the shot :D
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
LOL
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