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Beach Crab

Beach Crab
Photo Information
Copyright: David Sequeira (davidao25) (15)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-26
Categories: Crustacia
Camera: Nikon D40, Nikkor 18-55mm AF-S DX f3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-22 15:17
Viewed: 4553
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Found this friend while at the one of the beaches of Garopaba. These crabs are very common on this beach and they dig holes in the sand. This was my 3rd attempt to photograph this little guy because it flew to his hole every time I tried to approach. Them I gave up and went to get some sunbathing. I saw him again a bit far from his hole and approached slowly and managed to take a shot.

Here area the camera settings:
Exposure time: 1/1000
F-stop: 8.0
ISO speed: 200
Focal length: 55 mm
Flash: Not fired
Exposure mode: Auto
White balance: Auto
Metering mode: Pattern
Contrast: Normal
Saturation: Normal
Sharpness: Normal
Nikon ISO speed: 200
Nikon color mode: MODE3a
Nikon quality: FINE
Nikon white balance: AUTO
Nikon sharpening: AUTO
Nikon focus mode: AF-A
Nikon white bal fine: 0
Nikon flash compensation: "" ,00,01,06,00
Nikon white bal coef: 2.1172,1.4180,1.0000,1.0000
Nikon tone compensation: AUTO
Nikon hue adjust: 0
Colorspace: sRGB

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To JPlumb: Very useful critiquedavidao25 1 04-23 11:06
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Hi David, this is an extremely difficult shot, and for the most part I think you did a great job with it. Judging from the shadow and time of day that you shot this, the sun was directly overhead, and it looks like it was intense. The crab is white, and against a white background, so exposure might have been a problem. For the most part you've handled the light very well. Your settings surprised me a bit. If instead of f/8 you had gone for f/16, 1/500 you would have had a deeper depth of field to keep more of the crab in focus. It's not bad, and you do have very excellent sharp detail seen on the front and legs, it might have just given you a tad more on the left, rear. Texture of the sand is good, but again, a bit more depth of field would have given you just a bit more here too. I like the contrasts seen on this crab. I don't know if that is from your camera, or your PP expertise is coming through, but the local contrast is very good. Finally I like your composition. You've placed the crab in a landscape format, angled in the corner, with room to move and look around on the left. Very nicely done. I look forward to your note.

Thanks, John

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