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what big claws your have       ©2016 rd52
Canon EOS 7D       21st place, 21 points
1/500s, f5.6, ISO 800, 640mm, Shutter Priority, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: As a raw cropped, added slight vignette, local contrast, converted to a tiff. In ps slight curve adjustment, slight de-noise, sized and saved for the challenge.       Extra Info: Low tide and dinner time for the crabs. You have to sneak up on them. If they see you they scurry back into the crevices in the rocks. What I do is walk up very slowly and yet they still hide. I have to stay in the same place not moving for a few minutes, after a while they start coming out, very warily, and continue their business. It's incredible how well they can see and how quick they are.
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Jun 20, 2016
    I can only image the patience that this image took to capture. I wish the lighting was better so that we could better appreciate the crab. Nonetheless, you have captured the idea of big.

Jun 20, 2016
    Thanks for the comments. Most of the critiques of the picture were probably caused by my heavy handed post processing.

SB it wasn't a 3263mm it was at 400mm which equals 640 on my camera. I was probably about 6 feet or more from the crab, they are pretty small, no larger than four inches across the back.

Again, thanks for the comments.

Jun 19, 2016
    I can still see a fair bit of noise and it's rather dark. Looks like it was shot through glass.

Jade O.
Jun 18, 2016
    Nice everything except it is underexposed.

Jun 18, 2016
    This would be much nicer I think if lightened it up to show the crab better. Otherwise a very good capture. Is that focal length correct (3263mm)?

Jun 18, 2016
    Good capture, especially emphasizing the big claws. Might like to see a bit more contrast/brightness. After patiently waiting for the crabs to come out, how did you manage to position the camera and trigger the shot without scaring them off?

Jun 18, 2016
    He looks like a boxer squaring off. I admire your skill and patience in getting this shot.

Jun 17, 2016
    Good subject for the challenge. Please share why the photo is so hazy.

Jun 17, 2016
    on theme .
the picture looks too flat. maybe a reduced flash would have made some edges ?
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