I always think of slugs as being, well, sluggish. When I noticed a slug slithering down the pane of my bay window, of course I thought it was a photo opportunity for me and that my macro lens was the perfect choice for a lens. Turns out, slugs can move fairly quickly and their body and head movements are constant, proving a challenge for a photographer with a macro lens. But I persisted. I set the tripod on the window seat and aimed at the traveling gastropod continually adjusting the camera position. Sharp focus proved elusive as the slug’s head and antennae were constantly in motion. This is one of the few partly in focus shots that I got, just as the slug readhered himself to the glass after twisting into a pretzel shape. It looks as if he was as curious about me as I was about him.


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