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Feast for the senses

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 7 November 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

He's back! This is Neville the Gardener - who we first met here.

The giant snail seems to be safe for the moment - as long as it keeps off the flower beds!

NIKON D5000 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 400 18 mm

myky from Ontario, Canada

Nice wide angle effect...a real character!

7 Nov 2011 5:13am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom


7 Nov 2011 6:55am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Mismatching the proportion.... enjoyable image.

7 Nov 2011 7:10am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

ha ha ! excellent

7 Nov 2011 7:35am

mayoline from Enkhuizen, Netherlands

Whahahahah, very funny!!

7 Nov 2011 7:52am

Sterre from Netherlands

I am afraid for the rake.
Excellent photo, nice colors.

7 Nov 2011 8:03am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

What size shoes does he wear?

7 Nov 2011 8:22am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very nice angle and shot

7 Nov 2011 8:36am


cool shot
great shot! ;)

7 Nov 2011 8:55am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

C'est excellent ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

7 Nov 2011 9:14am

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

Very cool perspective.

7 Nov 2011 9:14am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Great angle of view , superb shot , Phil

7 Nov 2011 9:23am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh Stephen that's hilarious, great funny portrait lol

7 Nov 2011 9:24am

tataray from france, France

Jardinier surprenant ... Drôle.
Les fleurs sont magnifiques))

7 Nov 2011 9:33am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent.. funny character..

7 Nov 2011 10:05am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Neville is not someone you would want to make angry - I love this!

7 Nov 2011 11:06am

Florence from Paris, France

I really love that ! :-)))))))))))))))))))))
Truly original. And well done for the shot too. Colors are on top !

7 Nov 2011 11:17am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb !! A big smile for this beautiful photo !

7 Nov 2011 11:21am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

mit der Gabel kann er sofort einen Quadratmeter umgraben.
Sehr gut gemacht.

7 Nov 2011 11:58am

janina from Australia

Now, why is it he looks like a giant! Smiles all around...well done, stephen! :O)

7 Nov 2011 12:06pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Great shot. Now is that snail self propelled or does Neville have to scoop it onto his pitch fork to move it around?

7 Nov 2011 12:23pm

@Williams: Thanks, Williams. Funny you should mention Neville having to scoop it up on his pitch fork. Look out for tomorrow's posting! A local puppet maker created the snail and he built it on the base of a radio controlled model car. Neville's assistant has the remote control and 'drives' the snail from a discreet distance away. The textures of the snail body are very life-like and the eyes on stalks also move.

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Such a funny and colorful shot! And a radio controlled snail must be quite an attraction:-0000

7 Nov 2011 12:58pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

wonderful funny capture ! great angle and POV

7 Nov 2011 1:39pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful sense of irony here Stephen! A great start to the week! ;-))

7 Nov 2011 2:06pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

What a fantastic character and perfect perspective in this shot Stephen. Excellent!

7 Nov 2011 2:23pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

What a fabulous photo! Packed with delicious hue pixels and fun to the Nth.

7 Nov 2011 2:49pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon,, Canada

A giant with an unforgettable face, the snail looks to be well protected by the farmers
fanatic look. Wonderful humour !~

7 Nov 2011 3:08pm

Adela Fonts from Spain

Impressive fictional character but with an instant effect of joy when you look! A hug. Adela

7 Nov 2011 3:36pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

How beautifully colourful and amusing!!! Brilliant low angle and perfect framing Stephen!:-)

7 Nov 2011 3:38pm

Z from Shanghai, China

ha ha...really entertaining! Fascinating colors, lights and happy atmosphere!

7 Nov 2011 4:10pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

excellent, bien vu

7 Nov 2011 4:23pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful capture. Very colourful and amusing. Lovely atmosphere here. Great shot, Stephen. Excellent. :)

7 Nov 2011 4:37pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Both are coming directly to you.... take care!

7 Nov 2011 4:50pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great character shot and frame! Lovely colors too!

7 Nov 2011 4:52pm

franz from Baden, Austria

cool .... and brilliantly framed!!!

7 Nov 2011 5:02pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Lolll...Too great this photo, the angle of view is splendid. Good day.

7 Nov 2011 5:13pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Super compo et iamge fantastique très original très colle ce jardinier et ce fleurs avec le'scargot super.

Bravo et belle soirée

7 Nov 2011 5:30pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

good low viewpoint.

7 Nov 2011 5:36pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Such a cute photo that you've presented here for us. I love all of the great colors captured in the flower bed.

7 Nov 2011 5:54pm

k@ from Paris, France

Ha, that wide angle is terrific, love the humor full of colors ;)

7 Nov 2011 6:12pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

he he - good to see he is keeping an eye on that snail.

7 Nov 2011 7:07pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like this wide shot

7 Nov 2011 7:25pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

great pose and composition - love the snails eyes

7 Nov 2011 8:22pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

An impressive meeting !

7 Nov 2011 8:59pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Another great shot. Excellent point of view. Superb composition.

7 Nov 2011 9:18pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

What a fantastic pair of photos ... something like Trompe L'Oeil paintings!

7 Nov 2011 10:17pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


8 Nov 2011 12:03am

JMS* from CHONBURI, Thailand

Parfaite cette attitude; les escargots n'ont qu'à bien se tenir.

8 Nov 2011 1:06am

David from place to place, United States

Yes! This portrait is all at once hilarious and intriguing! You captured a wonderful scene, and a delightful, human/snail duo! Great colors too, Stephen.

8 Nov 2011 2:48am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Funny great shot ;)))))))

8 Nov 2011 3:38am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Superb shot of this very funny character and his companion.

8 Nov 2011 10:50am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That fork would skewer that snail big time.

9 Nov 2011 4:00am

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

excellent j adore je vous mets 5 étoiles ******

9 Nov 2011 3:07pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super PoV

10 Nov 2011 8:33am

Brandon from New York, United States

Great point of view!

10 Nov 2011 7:46pm

1/160 second
ISO 400
18 mm