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Colour Popping the Crab

By ChiliMan
You know what? Votes are always nice and I thank you all for that. But as most of you know, I get the greatest kick out of the comments. So I’ll comment on a few right now Grin

…ok…Lillian and Lynne (partners in crime), after reading your comments I thought of popping the eyes. BUT, the eyes are too small and they would’ve been lost in the poppage. I mentioned to Cassiecat the popping and she suggested popping the whole crab. Which is what you see in V1. I’m not very good, but there you go.

V2 is the colour version, Lynne. I’ve processed it minimally to preserve the original shot as much as poss. Kinda noisy in the background, though.

Tonyguitar: Those were bermudas and knee high black wellies Grin

Annette: you’re not a heathen. I love seafood. You name it, I’ll eat it. This was a marine life exploration, though, so all lifeforms were purely eyeballed with no thoughts of seasoning/marination Wink


Tags: Sea Crab Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Low tide Singapore Crustacean Marine life Wildlife and nature Silly Sunday Humour and fun

Voters: woolybill1, franken, AnnChown and 25 more

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franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 12:00PM
Version 1 for me Andrew - lovely work.


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AnnChown Plus
10 207 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 12:04PM
I just love v1 - it works so well Andrew! Brilliant work! Smile
cassiecat 11 39 46 England
5 Aug 2012 12:07PM
he stands out really well in v1 Grin although i think youve lost some definition and ended up with bright patches on tom's thumb nail and forefinger which i didnt notice in the original BW. even so its still my fav Smile
lesley x
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
5 Aug 2012 12:18PM
Definitely V.1, Andrew, it really brings out the wonderful colours and detail of the little nipper Smile Carol
Ade_Osman 16 4.5k 36 England
5 Aug 2012 12:33PM
I'm still feeling crabby......LOL

Good colour separation work.....

LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 1:08PM
V1 definitely, beautifully done, so much more interesting than the mono and with fewer distractions than the full colour version. Well done.
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 1:12PM
v1 for me, although the mono remains my favourite, which makes him look more delicate, as if he is made of fine porcelain SmileSmile
User_Removed 10 80 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 2:30PM
Love V1, the star of the show GrinGrinGrin
NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 3:14PM
I have to agree with the rest of our learned members Version one it a real Gold Medal Winner.

Regards Nathan
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
5 Aug 2012 3:19PM
I had to pinch myself when I viewed these, the use of selective colouring has worked a treat here.
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 4:25PM
Definetly has to be V1 with just the 'crab' poppedGrinGrinGrin
wrote a funny there but did not look you cannot have it!
you are so kind to comply with one's wishes
thank you Andrew
gingerdelight 13 298 11 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 4:43PM
Just wonderful Andrew! Love the colour-popped version!
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.4k 158 England
5 Aug 2012 5:15PM
The colour popping looks good, andrew, a well-dressed crab!

RobinF 13 83 1 England
5 Aug 2012 5:36PM
Top of the colour pops methinks! This is wonderful stuff Andrew!
kind regards,

taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
5 Aug 2012 5:46PM
Two great crab images-- they both look crabby--would probably like to go back to the beach!
10 10 10 England
5 Aug 2012 9:32PM
V1 - but can't say I'm that fond of crabs Andrew. Enjoyed your write up replying to comments.Wink
CaroleS Plus
9 441 3 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 7:35AM
That works so well Andrew!!!
vickyf 14 8 8 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 8:35AM
V1 works so well and shows how an image can be made special. The colours are too distracting for me in V2. Smile
annettep38 8 219 42 Germany
6 Aug 2012 11:41PM
ok. there is not os much meat on it and looks really cute. It will grow bigger and less cute but much more meaty TongueTongue

colour popping makes me think of sauce. as in garlic, soy and ginger with a hint of chilli.
I'll better shut up now.

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