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Soldier Crab II

Soldier Crab II
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-21
Categories: Crustacia
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5000, Fujinon 10X zoom
Exposure: f/4, 1/900 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): 40 points or more (Chapter 5)., Invertebrates & Fungi of the Sydney region., 50-60 points chapter 4, Brachyura, Underwater Wonder World 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-10 1:44
Viewed: 10170
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have previously posted a quartet of soldier crabs (Mictyris longicarpus) (see here), and several of you have asked for more.

Unfortunately, I didn’t have a good ‘army’ shot to show, so I’ve posted this lone soldier that shows the detail of their alien-like structure. Their almost spherical bodies are around 50mm diameter. Details of their behaviour can be found with the link above.

In the workshop I have posted a group of 25 soldier crabs.

This shot was also taken at mouth of the Clyde River in Batemans Bay. Cropped, levels adjusted, 80%USM and resized for TN.
Thanks for looking.

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-06-10 1:54]
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Nice close-up of this crab in the water. Clear and sharp, looks alive!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-06-10 1:55]

Beautiful crab, Chris. Great clarity on that picture. Sharp details, great light and exposure. Interesting subject. Well done, and TFS. : )

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-06-10 2:24]

Awesome shot Chris.I love the sharpness and DOF you captured in this photo.Well Done.TFS.

Great shot Chris,
Good sharp detail and colours. Well composed and nicely exposed.
Congratulations on hitting 2000pts.
Have a great weekend, thanks for posting

Hi Chris!

THIS IS WONDERFUL!!! I posted yesterday a spider... but.. you are SUPERB!

  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-06-10 3:32]

Hello Chris!
Very nice close up.Clear details,reflection on water,lighting and composition are perfect.

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  • Ina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 6 N: 101] (767)
  • [2005-06-10 3:36]

Lovely colors and light on this interesting crabbe... I like the reflecitions in the water too... TFS...Ina...

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-10 5:31]

Very good close up of the crab Chris. And good sharpness and details, especially the colours. Well shown, thank you.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-10 18:24]

Hello Chris,

A lovely creature, that's for sure. Well composed and exposed. Nice colors and sharp details. This is a nice shot as the species is something different from all the bird and insect shots. TFS!


Great shot, Chris.
The details and DOF are very good.Nice colours and good POV.
Excellent work.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-11 4:05]

Beau crabe bien mis en valeur dans cette composition photographique. Jolies couleurs, bon point de vue et bonne netteté.
Beautiful crab, interesting & well done shot !

Very good picture!

This is a very beautiful crab! Colors, light and sharpness are very good. TFS

Good solid detail, well taken.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-06-12 19:18]

Chris, this is a very nice shot.

Excellent sharpness and pov. Great contrast/colors. A pleasure to check.

Hello Chris!
Very nice capture.Colors,sharpness,details and framing are excellent.Thanks for sharing.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-06-14 10:05]

Hello Chris.
Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing. I like very much the little army too.

Its a nice colorfull composition Cris. Sharp details and well exposed. No nits, just a pleasure to look at this critter. Very well done.

Very cute little crab. it hsa a strange blue colour ??? good details, love the reflection in the water.


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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2005-06-25 8:46]

It's a very interesting shot, a little bit too far but enough to see details. colours of ths crab are nice.

Crabs always facinate me and give me the shivers at the same time, they remind me too much of spiders, which I'm quite afraid of. This one looks almost robot like, with the blue shell and strong upright stance. I love his shadowed reflection under him, well done.

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-07-15 20:33]

Great capture of the facinating crab. He has awesome colours.
He looks very solider like.
Great focus on the crab.

A bit late but wanted to say I really like this one. Great and simple composition and very nice colors.

hio chris, i like this, so closed up and well defined. looks cute too:)

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  • ryyck Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 176] (994)
  • [2005-09-06 15:00]

Bela Foto!

Hi Chris,
What a fantastic oldie! Simple yet well composed, and the workshop documentation is also great. Interesting to see the people commented the photo are already so far from TN... Except for a very few. I hope to re-activate you, too, dear friend.
Best regards, László

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