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


  • 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