For Macro Monday’s “in a row”. I used very tiny shells here to fit within the 3 inch maximum rule. The row started off very straight, but I am very clumsy and hadn’t noticed that I had moved them. HMM!
First described in mediaeval times, snails have long been used to protect precious belongings from being stolen. Thieves would find the valuables covered in slimy mucus - hence the origin of the term 'sticky fingers'. Potential thieves would pick up the slime on their hands, leading to arrest.
The image shows a Canon lens hood being protected by a snail, for Macro Mondays theme 'Photography Gear'.
No snails were harmed in the process of making this photograph.