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Captive...

By Shaji84  
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Clicked on me of my early morning strolls at the beach (which is very rare Tongue) This was one of those unfortunate crabs having a bad day - probably his last since I am not too sure if he would live another day to tell the tale.. Image clicked with permission. Presented as composed - I did not include the man's head on purpose since I felt that further enhanced the impact...

This is one of my favorite shots and is a replug - with few minor tweaks in processing and presentation.. Hope you folks like it!

Many thanks for the votes and comments on yesterday's Standing strong - have a great day!

Cheers,
Shaji

Tags: Capture Photo journalism Travel Beach People Crab

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Comments


Bantu 8 7 1 India
3 Dec 2014 3:05AM
A great find,a fine closeup.

Vikram
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
3 Dec 2014 3:22AM
Perfectly composed.I love deep fried soft shell crab
Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
3 Dec 2014 3:27AM
We did this a lot when we lived on the coast Smile Good image Shaji
3 Dec 2014 3:27AM
This is not about the man in rd,mist is about the crab....good shot, Shaji.

Peter
LOOKS LIKE A SOFT SHELL CRAB VERY NICE GREAT CAPTURE SmileSmileSmile
BRITCHIE
ade123 8 285 1 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2014 6:38AM
Well captured and composed Shaji I think if you included the whole of the man in the image it would have taken
The eye off of the crab so to me you have composed it perfectly.

Ade
Andysnapper 13 109 25 England
3 Dec 2014 6:39AM
An excellent image Shaji, poor little crab.

Andy
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 170 16 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2014 7:23AM
A great close up image ShajiSmile

Cliff
SUE118 Plus
13 8 1 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2014 7:24AM
Excellent capture hope it didn't snap to much.
3 Dec 2014 7:30AM
I love the crop here, super close up of the crab. I hope he makes it for another day or two.

Patty the baker GrinGrinGrin
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
3 Dec 2014 7:37AM
a tasty morsel? Grin
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2014 7:46AM
Those legs intrigue me
And love the bold colours behind him
3 Dec 2014 8:05AM
A fine close up!
Effrossini
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2014 9:00AM
Good shot, poor crab.Smile

ivor
digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
3 Dec 2014 9:20AM
looks as if he still has a bit of nip left in him they way he is being handles

Graham
3 Dec 2014 9:30AM
We use crab like that for bait! Not eat, but I guess you get what you can, well spotted😊
nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
3 Dec 2014 12:03PM
Lovely contrast, great shot, Shaji.
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
3 Dec 2014 1:09PM
Looks a nippy little sod Shaji !!
Good shot.
Mick.
EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
3 Dec 2014 2:06PM
Think I'd keep my distance from this. Good idea to not include the man's head, that little nipper just begs the attention.
Joan
A superb image, I like the crop.Smile
Carol
rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2014 4:06PM
A fine shot of this little nipper, Shaji.

Ray
MaryFaith 7 59 New Zealand
3 Dec 2014 7:06PM
Cool shot Shaji - nice crop!
3 Dec 2014 8:49PM
This one made me laugh! Poor crab...

Best wishes,

Ewan Smile
tonyguitar 9 77 37 Canada
3 Dec 2014 10:39PM
Odd that you said ' man '. I thought he was a boy. Great luck to get rich colour along with this interesting crab. TG
4 Dec 2014 7:06AM
Good focusing.

JohnSmile
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2014 1:40PM
A good capture... The shot, and the poor crab... Grin
We eat them in Portugal (guilty) Love crab soup...
IB
4 Dec 2014 7:42PM
can you eat it well taken

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