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I am here. Shoot me if you can...

I am here. Shoot me if you can...
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Copyright: Narayanan Ganesan (gannu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-22
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-05 4:55
Viewed: 3659
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

When I think about beach my mind always goes back to those lovely waves and crabs. When I took out my camera in search of crabs in Goa but to my disappointment I did not find even one near the shore. But the baywatch guy told me that I can find them plenty on the rocks. The only problem is the approach. The rocks are 2-3 meters away from the shore and one has to walk carefully to get in. The waves were really scary but still I hold my breath and decided to get in. The rocks were absolutely slippery and I when I reached there I found some of them on the top of the rocks. The moment they hear the vibrations phew gone. The baywatch guy told me to keep stay calm for 10mts and they will come. Finally the big fella came....yes he is coming...Click click click.

Thank for reading and it was lovely when i came back to the shore I was amazed to see where i was standing to take the shot.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Suborder: Pleocyemata
Infraorder: Brachyura

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/200
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 180/1 mm
Date Taken: 2008-04-22 15:55
Metering Mode: Partial
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 196 kb

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-05 5:02]
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Hi Narayanan,
Interesting image.Colors,sharpness,clearity and composition are excellent.Thanks for posting!

A very inteeresting shot, bro!Crabs, hmmm..
Great job!

Goes to prove to what extent a nature photographer can turn into a daredevil when there is an exciting chance of shooting a good picture, Ganesan.
Your venture has borne fruit in this case. The image of this huge Crab is just great. The focus is spot on and I am thrilled to look at those eyes on the stems.
Great colours and a fine composition.
Well done and TFS.

Hi Ganesh ji,
A nice capture of this beautiful crab. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

A fine macro-capture indeed under most difficult conditions Ganesh, the crusty red sponges on the rocks provide a nice contrast with the lovely crab with protruding eyes, all in good focus. TFS my friend.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-05 8:27]

Hi Narayanan,
Wow....excellent shot of this ghost crab with very impressive sharpness and details. Your low POV from your chosen vantage place has given you a fabulous perspective and you have done a skillful job here. The red rocks looks great and the crab is nicely positioned. The bright sunlight and spot-on focus has surely helped in bringing out the details. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-05-05 8:32]

Hi Nara,it's fantastic,wonderfull quality in sharpness and colours and beautifull choice of point of view,my best compliments,Luciano

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-05 8:45]

Hi My Friend. This is a fine close up of the Crab. Very good detail in the eyes and body. good colours. well done TFS.

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  • san Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 23] (166)
  • [2008-05-05 9:35]

What more can I say!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-05-05 9:39]

Hi Ganesh,

I have said before that we do many risky things to get a picture! And this was worth the risk - especially since you didn't slip. Wonderful shot of this crab in excellent detail. The eyes are amazing.


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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-05 9:40]

Hi Ganesh,
Amazing capture with amazing colours of the habitat and lovely closeup of the crab.Those popping eyes seem to question your very presence.I really like the PoV you have used and the lighting has worked very well for you.
Well done.
TFS & Cheers

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2008-05-05 10:30]

Hello Ganesan,
That is one beautiful crab you have captured with your camera. You know when i read those notes, i was wondering" has he gone mad to to take such risks just for a crab shot?" Butlooking at your picture I am glad you did take this sot. It is very beautiful with perfect focus and sharpness.
I liked the red rocks on which it s resting.Gives good contrasts.
thanks for taking this lovely shot and sharing it with us,

Hi NG,

Great shot, fine details.


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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-05-05 10:56]

Hi Narayanan,

Great shot of the Crab and well worth all your hard work, nicely composed with a good pose and a excellent POV.
Nice details and lovely colours, the rocks are a interesting colour too.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-05-05 13:05]

Hi Narayanan,
We don't get to see many crabs on TN, so it is a pleasure to see this one. He looks really good on the wet red - orange rocks. Good focus and details too.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-05 13:46]

What a lovely shot of this cute little crab :-)
Really sharp and full of detail.
Brilliant POV and composition.
Excellent light too.
The DOF here is perfect!
A great photo :-D
TFS, Ganesh!


Hello Narayanan,
this is great macro. different coloration, but very beautiful. Focus and composition also great. best wishes

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-05-05 23:08]

Hi Ganesh

A great close-up shot - good composition and POV with good colour and superb detail. Well observed and captured.

Just back from Ireland - sorry missed some postings.


Hi Narayanan, fantastic macro of this strange creature, amazing details and splendid sharpness, perfect focus and wonderful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hola Narayanan, una toma nitida, con buen detalle y con muy buena luz. Un saludo

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-05-06 12:31]

Hello Ganesh,

Excellent capture of this crab. Excellent sharpness. I like very much the colours.
Well done,

hello ganesan,
very nice capture, the sharpness, the colors and the pov is lovely, well composed shot, the eyes look so special,
tfs & regards

Hello Ganesh,
Those eyes are priceless!
Good point of view on this little fellow, and close-up work is well done - sharp fine details in the subject while the background is nicely blurred...
Well composed presentation, with great colours!
Pablo -

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