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What's he trying to say?

What's he trying to say?
Photo Information
Copyright: Matthew Test (mrt5003) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 39] (162)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07
Categories: Crustacia
Camera: canon s3 is
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-22 13:28
Viewed: 6379
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is an image of a fiddler crab. During low tide, the beach was covered with male fiddler crabs, all waving their single large claws, a feature that distinguishes the males from the females. This large claw is believed to play a role in courtship as well as communication. The fiddler crab is named for the movement of its smaller, secondary claw from the ground to its mouth during feeding, which gives it the appearance of playing the fiddle.

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Lovely pose with well focused feet scurrying along.


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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-04-22 14:18]

Hi Matthew

Great shot of the Fiddler Crab.
Very good pose and excellent POV.
Nice detail and good DOF
Lovely colours and light too.
Welcome to TN


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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2008-04-22 14:21]

Tańczący krab super!!!
Kompozycja głębia i kolory wszystko na plus

What a great pose you've managed to capture this beautiful crab in Matthew.
Excellent low viewing/shooting angle, sharpness and exposure.
Depth of field also is very good although I've got the feeling that the big scissor is a little out of the focus field, which by the way is'nt a real distraction.
Colors, details and soft background are wonderful.
Very well done. TFS!!!

Best regards, Harry

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-04-22 17:54]

Hello Matthew,

I think he's saying "Hey there! take my picture!". Great composition and excellent sharpness.. Well done


Hello Matthew,
He very well says sahake hands for "a Very Good Morning.". Great details & capture of the moment with excellent POV.
Regards-Subhash Ranjan

Hello Matt, I like very much the position you took to get this shot. You are really down at the crab's level here. The detail you have on it is excellent with very good light and colour. Depth of field is excellent giving us good focus for the entire animal. Very nice.

Thanks, John

Hi Matthew!
Great picture. Superb sharpness and DOF. Interesting pose of a crab, fine colours and point of view!
thanks for sharing!

Muy buen momento Matthew, nitidez y buena luz, con tonos de color muy vistosos. Un saludo

Quite amazing for this to be captured by S3 IS, very impressive. DOF and POV are great.
Best regards,

he is saying "Come dance with me" ;-)

Very unusual to see one large claw and one small claw, and that was the first thing I noticed when I looked at this phot, you show that fact off well

Hi Matthew,
Oww great shot and clarity photo.. excellent sharpness and nature colours.. wonderful background.. TFS
Best Regards

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