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Fiddler Crab #2

Fiddler Crab #2
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-08
Categories: Crustacia
Camera: canon s3 is
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-13 10:56
Viewed: 4244
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a closer look at Fiddler Crab. My previous post is Here.

Mangrove forest is home to this fiddler crab. A brief about mangroves from Wikipedia:

Mangroves support unique ecosystems, especially on their intricate root systems. In areas where roots are permanently submerged, mangroves may be host to a wide variety of organisms, including algae, barnacles, oysters, sponges, and bryozoans, which all require a hard substratum for anchoring while they filter feed. Mangrove crabs improve the nutritional quality of the mangle muds for other bottom feeders by mulching the mangrove leaves.

Mangrove forests provide habitats for wildlife, including several commercially important species of fish and crustacea and in at least some cases export of carbon fixed in mangroves is important in coastal foodwebs. In Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, and India, mangrove plantations are grown in coastal regions for the benefits they provide to coastal fisheries and other uses. Despite replanting programs, over half the world's mangroves have been lost.

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Some features of the Fiddler Crab do stand out from the "chocolate pie" it is enmeshed in, JC :-)!
Did you also wade into it to take this picture?
Very interesting image.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-04-13 11:08]

Hi Hitti,
Curious crab, very colourful. Good details and pov.
TFS, JosÚ M.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-04-13 12:02]

Hello Jitti,
I did read quite a bit about the mangrove forests, but am very suprised to read about this crab. Those eyes are intriguing. Very nice photo indeed. Well done my friend.
Best wishes,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-04-13 15:35]

Hi Jitti,
Interesting looking crab captured. Fabulous eyes. You must have been into that mud to get hold of this. Great work and very nicely composed and presented. Kudos.

Hello Jitti, :)

An amusing looking little fellow for us today! Love seeing his eyes, he appears to be looking straight at you! Nice way of seeing his camouflage in action as well. Great sharpness and POV. Very well done, As Always!


bonjour jitti
la vase n'est pas ce qu'il y a de mieux comme environement mais j'aime ce crabe pour ses yeux bizards et sa grosse pince menašante.

dear jitti ,
great details with vivid colours.
well composed.
best wishes

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-15 10:18]

Hi Jitti.
Very nice shot of this fine guy. I like all components of your picture: impressive POV, perfect reproduction of the crab and mud, nice colours and excellent magnification ratio /cropping, composition of the picture and note. Well done and TFS.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-04-15 11:17]

Hi Jitti,
hey this one looks like from out of space, funny how those eye are sticking out. Well captured, good details and interesting nots.

Hello Jitti,
This is a very interesting specie with so lovely eyes :) It is colorful too. It's nice to see it in its environment. Is it only me or the image seems a little soft? Well done anyway with an original subject :-) Thanks,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-15 14:42]

Hello Jitti

A lovely shot of this not oft seen creature on TN.The colours on this little fellow are quite varied.Well composed in a not so elegant setting.Nicely done.TFS


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