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I took several of this little girl who lived in a shack with her mum on the shores of the Caribbean in Cuba. She brought this bowl of crabs out to show me and proceeded to sit down and bite on one. Her mother offered me some, but I declined.... There was a restaurant next to her house (which we were looking for), but it was demolished last hurricane season. Thanks for looking and for any comments and/or criticisms.

Thank you also for all your comments and suggestions on my last two beach images - I've taken note and will upload a letterbox and a square version in due course. This will be my last upload for a couple of weeks as we're off on our travels early tomorrow morning.
Ann

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5DCMacroAsp.IF HSM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:16 May 2012 - 12:47 PM
Focal Length:25mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
ISO:100
White Balance:Auto
Title:The big bite
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:27 Aug 2012 - 2:00 PM
Tags:Candid, Caribbean, Cuba, Girl, Landscape / travel, Portraits / people
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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6520 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 2:12 PM

This is a lovely natural image, have a lovely holiday and bring plenty of images for us to enjoy. - gary

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 2:13 PM

Fascinating shot - hope she has strong teeth - enjoy your trip SmileSmile
Helen

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 2:18 PM

Rather her than me...hurts my teeth just thinking about it

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carper123
carper123  280 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 2:23 PM

Awesome image, a great candid shot and informative description.
Well done.
Darryl x SmileSmileSmile

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franken
franken e2 Member 113096 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 2:28 PM

Superb image here Ann.

Ken

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
27 Aug 2012 - 2:34 PM

Super image Ann, enjoy your holiday,
Fred.

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JohnChambersPhotography

Life as they know it, captured to perfection by you, enjoy your holiday,

John

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mugshotmyk
27 Aug 2012 - 2:46 PM

A natural, unposed and quite captivating image, and very well captured. Would probably make a fine b+w conversion, btw.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 2:53 PM

Ow I do not think my teeth would stand up to that, such a lovely natural pose Ann.
Carole

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5184 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 2:54 PM

A quality candid portrait Ann. Full of character and perfectly executed. Have a great trip and i look forward to seeing your uploads in a couple of weeks.
Derek

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 3:03 PM


Quote: Rather her than me...hurts my teeth just thinking about it

It would hurt my teeth too,if I had any !!
Good shot Ann.
And enjoy your holiday !!
Mick.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 3:13 PM

Enjoy your hols, Ann, hope you're going somewhere sunny Smile Carol

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 3:20 PM

We are always told by Tge celeb chefs to add texture to food. This is obviously the young lady who inspired them all.

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achieverswales
27 Aug 2012 - 3:37 PM

One of the best I have seen today Ann, excellent tight crop and some great textures and tones, wonder if the chicken is thinking "I hope I am not next"

Regards

Trev.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 3:54 PM

A wonderful natural portrait! Hope you 'll have great time there away from rain.

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digital_boi
27 Aug 2012 - 3:59 PM

fine image and i love the chicken scraching around beside her

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 4:06 PM

Raw crab!.........enough said: she seems to be at home with this anyway, Ann: very good candid capture.
Ronnie.

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 4:41 PM

How to eat crab. We lose so much we know so little about.
A joyous, thought provoking photograph.
jon

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 4:42 PM

Watch your fingers little girl...

or maybe it should be

Watch your claws little crab...

these look like the original gnashers from the comics of a while back.

This is what you call enjoying your food.

Dougie

I hope youhave a good holiday too Ann. Grin

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 4:46 PM

A great candid, Ann. I look forward to the shots you bring back from your current travels.
=\Walter

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 5:04 PM

Crab is not for me but she seems to be enjoying it. Very natural photo.
Joan.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 5:05 PM

A top class candid capture Ann. A very enjoyable image.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64341 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 5:20 PM

Cute picture, but chewing on a raw crab ...... eeeaaauuuu !
Lucky you, off again. Excuse me while I turn green. Wink
Have a great time.
x

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 5:41 PM

ONe tough little girl-- and a lovely image of....

Have a great vacation!

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 5:49 PM

I think I would prefer the bird.Smile were they live crabs.??
Brian.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41033 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 6:06 PM

A strong composition, Ann, and a great story to go with it. She's certainly not squeamish or concerned about getting stuck in. Have a great trip.

Dave

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 6:14 PM

love that "chicken"
and like Chris I am slightly green here...
enjoy! you deserve to!

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 6:29 PM

Wonderful image Ann, rather her than me eating them like that Smile

Hugh

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7404 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom987 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 7:06 PM

The physical pleasure of biting in.
Enjoy your travels, are you ever at home??
Moira

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 7:07 PM


Quote: I think I would prefer the bird.Smile were they live crabs.??
Brian.

I think they had actually been boiled - but who knows. They didn't look overly palletable to me - but they were charming people.
Ann

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zapar40
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27 Aug 2012 - 8:06 PM

superb shot, enjoy your hols.
ant.

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Dave87
Dave87 e2 Member 742 forum postsDave87 vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 10:08 PM

Child portrailt of the finset order.

dave.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8754 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1587 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 10:55 PM

Excellent capture of the child, Ann, no modern gadgets there to break the shells.
Have a good break.

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Deep_Bhatia
28 Aug 2012 - 6:31 AM

Nice capture, Ann. Deep

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AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
28 Aug 2012 - 12:27 PM

By capturing the child's expression so well, you have really hit all the right buttons! Ann.

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lifesnapper
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28 Aug 2012 - 6:12 PM

Smashing picture Ann, well done.

John Smile

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 7:13 PM

Lovely capture Ann. Bet it's warmer there than here. Grin

Gerry

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 12:39 PM

That looks like the inner part of an electric rice cooker Smile

The crabs were probably boiled or steamed and if they weren't flower crabs or crabs with similarly thin shells, then she's DEFINITELY got strong teeth Grin Pity she doesn't have a good dipping sauce for the crab. A basic chilli and garlic sauce would be phwooaarr...

Brilliant capture, Ann Smile True life from a place. That's what I love about your images.

Andrew

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29 Aug 2012 - 6:12 PM

A rather beautiful yet at the same time a rather emotive image. The expression on the young girls face seems to be of frustration and anger as she tries her hardest to crack this rather hard looking crab. "One would not dream of providing our own children with such basic yet very protein and omega enriched food in such conditions, however this little would completely out of her depth in the restaurant sitting next door. Two great notions, which could be dwelled upon at great length ?".

Regards Nathan

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30 Aug 2012 - 6:56 AM

Andrew has said it all and with great expertise . excellent candid

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
30 Aug 2012 - 5:58 PM

A superb photo love the chick at the back helps the shot Brilliantly captured, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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saltireblue Site Moderator 43816 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 6:11 PM

Everyday life as it is for so many, not just this child. Great reporting image, Ann. She must have better teeth than I have, for sure!
Enjoy your latest trip.

Malc

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2012 - 3:37 AM

Great candid shot Ann
Jim

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Lillian
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2 Sep 2012 - 3:08 PM

This is an interesting shot Ann
and RAW! good image
Lillian

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Glostopcat
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23 Sep 2012 - 6:55 PM

A smashing candid of this little crab cruncher

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