Land Snail Signifying The Time To Harvest

I was walking around the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma when I spotted the slime trail of a Land Snail. I then saw the snail on a plant that had just been mowed. When I did some research on Snails, I saw that the Greek poet Hesiod wrote that snails signified the time to harvest by climbing the stalks.

Land Snail On Plant Stalk
Land Snail On Plant Stalk

How I Got The Photo:

I was hand-holding my camera and lens.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Lens: Canon EF 100–400 mm f/4.5–5.6L IS I

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date Taken: September 27, 2013
  • Exposure Mode: AV
  • Aperture: f5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/640
  • ISO: 100
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
2022-12-22T18:36:35-06:00September 28, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Land Snail Signifying The Time To Harvest

Fungus Gnat Larvae

These Fungus Gnat Larvae were crossing the Sandtown Trail I was walking at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

Fungus Gnat Larvae

How I Got The Video: Fungus Gnat Larvae

I was walking the Sandtown Trail when I came across these Larvae. I decided to make a video with my iPhone instead of taking a photo.

2023-01-01T16:15:24-06:00June 19, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |Comments Off on Fungus Gnat Larvae

Vole Or Field Mice

This Vole, sometimes known as Field Mice, was on the side of the road where I was parked. This was at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

Vole
Vole

How I Got The Shot: Vole Or Field Mice

I was parked on the side of the auto tour road photographing a Northern Cardinal when I saw the Vole. I had to open my door and use it to support my camera and lens. 

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5                            
  • Lens: Canon EF 800 mm f/11 

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: June 4, 2021 (8:42 A. M.)
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250
  • ISO: 800 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 800 mm
  • Processed With Luminar

Related Posts:

  1. Crayfish Crossing Road
  2. Land Slug
2023-01-25T01:00:54-06:00June 10, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Vole Or Field Mice

Crayfish Crossing Road

During the late summer, I will see Crayfish crossing the roads at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This one got into a fighting stance when I approached it. It also had one of its large pincher missing.

Crayfish Crossing Road
Crayfish Crossing Road

How I Got The Photo – Crayfish Crossing Road

I was sitting on the road while hand-holding my camera and lens to photograph this Crayfish.

Gear Used:

  • Fujifilm X-T3
  • Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date & Time Taken: August 20, 2020 (07:02:53 A.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/180 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 2500
  • White Balance – Auto
  • Exposure Compensation: +0.33 EV
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Focus
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

Related Posts:

  1. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Lunging For Crayfish
  2. Young Barred Owl With Crayfish
  3. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron With Crayfish
2020-09-03T05:08:52-05:00September 6, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Crayfish Crossing Road

Land Slug

If you look closely, you can see that the Land Slug has two pairs of “feelers” or tentacles on their head. The upper pair is light sensing and has eye spots at the ends, while the lower pair provides the sense of smell.

Land Slug
Land Slug

How I Got The Photo – Land Slug

The log that this Land Slug is on the edge of my driveway. I spotted it while heading out for a photo walk. I photographed the Slug while hand-holding my camera and lens.

Technical:

• Location: Near the Ouachita National Forest (Arkansas)
• Date Taken: June 27, 2015
• Aperture: f8.0
• Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec.
• ISO: 640
• Exposure Bias: 0 EV
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 400 mm
• Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM
• Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Related Posts:

  1. Land Snail Sliding Across Tree Limb
  2. Land Snail On Leaf
2020-07-23T16:54:59-05:00July 24, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Land Slug
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