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*Mr. Krabs!*

*Mr. Krabs!*
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Copyright: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-18
Categories: Crustacia
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS, SanDisk Ext. III 4GB, Hoya 58mm skylight
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-02 6:38
Viewed: 4665
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Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
...have just been watching a little bit of Spongebob.

I discovered him on a beach in Key West,
Spongebob and Patrick were not around though....*g*

Thanks & have a great sunday! :-)


Crabs are decapod crustaceans of the infraorder
Brachyura. They are generally covered with a thick
exoskeleton, and armed with a single pair of chelae
(claws). 6,793 species are known. Crabs are found in
all of the world's oceans. Additionally, there are
also many freshwater and terrestrial crabs,
particularly in tropical regions. Crabs vary in size
from the pea crab, only a few millimetres wide, to the
Japanese spider crab, with a leg span of up to 4 m.

Crabs are mostly active animals with complex behaviour
patterns. They can communicate by drumming or waving
their pincers. Crabs tend to be aggressive towards one
another and males often fight to gain access to
females. On rocky seashores, where nearly all caves
and crevices are occupied, crabs may also fight for
the best hiding holes.

Crabs are omnivores, feeding primarily on algae, and
taking any other food, including molluscs, worms,
other crustaceans, fungi, bacteria and detritus,
depending on their availability and the crab species.
For many crabs, a mixed diet of plant and animal
matter results in the fastest growth and greatest

[from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crab]


Kameramodell Canon EOS 40D
Firmware Firmware Version 1.1.1
Aufnahmedatum/-zeit 18.04.2009 11:42:20
Aufnahmemodus P (Programmautomatik)
Tv (Verschlusszeit) 1/500
Av (Blendenzahl) 8.0
Messmodus Mehrfeldmessung
Belichtungskorrektur +2/3
Filmempfindlichkeit (ISO) 320
Objektiv EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Brennweite 250.0 mm
Bildgröße 3888x2592
Bildqualität Fein
Blitz Aus
Weißabgleich Automatisch
AF-Betriebsart One-Shot AF
Bildstil Landschaft
Schärfe 4
Kontrast 0
Farbsättigung 0
Farbton 0
Farbraum sRGB
Rauschreduzierung bei Langzeitbelichtung 2:Ein
High ISO Rauschreduzierung 1:Ein
Tonwert Priorität 1:Möglich
Dateigröße 2865 KB
Staublöschungsdaten Nein
Transportart Reihenaufnahme mit hoher Geschwindigkeit

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Hi Thorsten,
That's what I call a sharp image. Not only the details are sharp, the claws of the crab are sharp as well. I like the choise of the shallow DOF and like the shiny reflection if the crap. It looks like it was ready to attack your lens.

Hi Thorsten,

Well detailed and sharp where it counts on those claws and the face.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-08-02 8:37]

Hello Thorsten
Nice capture with perfect focus, vivid colors and excellent details

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-08-02 8:48]

Hi Thorsten . You to have something a bit different today. We dont see to many Crabs on TN. You have taken this with a very low POV . Good detail in the legs and large claws . All with natural colouirs. interesting notes to go with this fine picture. well done TFS.

Hello Thorsten!
interesting Pov with the contact eyes of the crab and the claws in the foreground..good details and sharpness

ciao sERGIO

Hi Thorsten,

great shot from this Crab with good pov, dof and fine colours.


Hallo Thorsten
Great details captured, especially the focus on the claws is super sharp, even the clarity and textures of the sea sand cannot be seen better than shown in your image. Thanks for sharing this great image. I really cannot get over the super sharpness of the claws; it is like seeing it for real. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-08-02 10:04]

Yes, yes, yes!!!
This I call a great shot!!!

HA! Sun bob...is that still the rage or what..I love these little buggers. Used to play with them on teh beaches in Florida..hide and peek...Very nice...posed right where it lives!

Hello Thorsten,
A wonderful capture, very sharp. Lovely color of the crabs.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-08-02 16:43]

Hi Thor,

It's wonderful to see something so different on TN! Great low pov to show this crab off so well. Excellent colors and details against the natural background. Those claws look so sharp and dangerous!


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 281 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-08-02 19:27]

Great shot Thorsten,
Love the low POV you chose, and the detail is superb. Wonderful colors with fantastic DOF. Well done!!

Hi Thorsten,
An fine macro capture of this a crab from frontal POV with excellent clarity, details and fine composition.
TFS and cheers,

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2009-08-03 2:35]

Hi Thorsten!

Good to meet another Spongebob fan :-) Very well taken macro shot. Front POV and quality are great. Good pose of Mr.Krabs - he's ready for counting money :-)

Guten Abend, Thorsten!

The macro shot of the crab with an unbelievable sharpness! The colors are vivid with great sharpness of the claws. The golden white small pebbles give nice contrast to the colors of the crab. I highly admire this great work!

Thanks for posting.

Schöne Grüße,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-08-05 20:24]

Hello Thorsten,
Splendid image of the business end of Mr. Crab. Very sharp and colorful image from a great point of view. Thank you for sharing.

An awesome shot, Thro...
Very well seen and the DOF you've achieved with the POV is awesome!

Great shot with excellent sharpness and details. The pov is outstanding, and I like the sharply focussed sand grains and the claws.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-08-15 23:50]

Hi Thor and nice to see you again my old friend :)
I see you've been to the Sates...cool! And you've come back with a lot of great photos ;)
This is a superb shot of this crab, taken from a full frontal POV that creates this dramatic and excellent composition.
I also really like your choice of DOF - deep enough to retain all important details from the thongs and head but also shallow enough to blur the BG.
Very well managed exposure and beautiful colors, too.
Great work my friend, with your other shots, too.

Bravo and TFS

Hello my friend, Thorsten.
You are sooooo very fortunate; you can travel to Israel as often as you wish. Not me. Why? I'm Baha-i. We can go only with very special permission given by the UNIVERSAL HOUSE of JUSTICE in Haifa... then too only 9 days... tops. Unless we are "invited" to serve there.
Highly DETAILED. Focused to PERFECTION!!!
Presented with taste.
Greetings from Mario.
P.S. Got another Camera and new lenses.

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