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Hermit the Crab

Hermit the Crab
Photo Information
Copyright: Mattias Svensson (alexlucas) (50)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-04-16
Categories: Amphibians
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Underwater Wonder World 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-10 8:34
Viewed: 5289
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hermit Crab caught on Freedom Beach at Phuket, Thailand. Had a hell of a job getting him to sit still - and out of the shell. He simply didn't like that combination, but finally...

Shot is taken under very good circumstances, bright sunlight in the middle of the day - though in the "shadows" of some palm-tree. Taken with the super-macro functionality on the mju 410, gets you very close.

He is around 3-4 inches high in real life though he looks a bit bigger here. (Might be a "she", I don't know which)

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-08-10 9:20]
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That's a great shot Mattias, I really like it. The sparkle in it's eyes and it's pose. DoF and composition excellent.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-08-10 9:40]
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Very nice shot Mattias, welcome on TN.
You start with a great colourful composition, the colours are great, the dof is good, Really good job you did. Very welcome.

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  • ellis49 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)
  • [2004-08-10 10:07]
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Häftigt Mattias.
Välkommen till TN.
Very good colors and composision,
good DOF and sharpness.
Well done.

Mattias, Nice angle on this crab.I love the detail of the hairs on the legs. DOF is well chosen.
Greetings, Jan

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 50 N: 47] (130)
  • [2004-08-10 10:46]
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Excellent details and colors, kind off funny this expression .. Good Job !!

Excellent photo, superb focus and DOF.

What an art !
What a beautiful shot, different, clear and sharp, very good light, well done, Mattias !

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-08-10 14:37]
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Hi Mattias
These guys are always a scream, stealing one another’s shells. This close-up ROCKS Very nice!

Great shot of this hermit crab. The sharpness and colors are excellent. I like this "vis-à-vis" with the crab !

Welcome to TN, Mattias, and quite a grand entrance you're making with this fine photo of Hermit. Wonderful anatomical detail can be studied in this well-contrasted photo, and the DOF is fine, too.

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  • Bac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 3 N: 33] (486)
  • [2004-08-10 16:42]
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Super, le détail est saisissant, très bonne photo

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-08-10 17:23]
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An excellent shot.
Wonderful sharp detail and colours with great DoF.
Very well done.

Now, this chap is gorgeous looking out on you from underneath his shell ;-)) Very good exposure and DOF.

Welcome to TN. I missed this shot at first The detail is exceptionally clear. A lovely image, him looking at us like that. You must have been flat on the tummy for this one. Great work you did here. Thanx for sharing.

Excellent capture Mattias. Very interesting angle and that shell and the eyes really makes the picture - well seen and worth the effort.

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  • Jax Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 77 W: 0 N: 150] (500)
  • [2004-08-14 14:52]
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Great sharp shot with amazing detail well captured.

Very well choosen POV to get such an original view of this crab. Very good DOF to show the details and leave a non distractive background. Superb natural colors...WOW... these EYES!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-10-19 4:34]

Très joli portrait de ce crabe Mattias. Excellente profondeur de champ. Grande netteté de l'image. J'aurais apprécié une note plus élaborée. Plus tard peut-être...

That's a nice crab, I think you've been lucky
Great details very nice capture

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  • marcok (2)
  • [2005-02-19 18:33]

perfect shot great sharpness and detail!
keep on going

Very funny picture! Very good composition!
Bye Tom

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