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Ghost crab

By pennyspike
Another from the archives to brighten up a rainy miserable day. I hope it makes you feel as warm as the water of the Indian Ocean, where this was taken.
It is a tiny ghost crab, the crab and sunset were taken within minutes of one another and it is essentially the view that I saw. Because these little ghost crabs move like greased lightning I took as series of pictures of them with the 100 -400 Canon IS lens using flash to stop the movement. I blended this one with a more leisurely shot of the sunset that really was behind when I took this picture.
It was taken on an isolated part of Lamu in Kenya, a very special and favourite place.

Tags: Sunset Water Sea Crab Kenya Digitally manipulated Lamu Blend Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: JYBluesman, Cowbags, POOCHIE and 36 more

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JYBluesman 13 97
14 May 2007 9:32AM
Fantastic, very well done. J.

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Cowbags 15 436 England
14 May 2007 9:40AM
Fantastic work Penny! The detail in the crab and the movement in the water is superb. The sunset just adds that final touch!

POOCHIE 14 21 6 United Kingdom
14 May 2007 9:53AM
Lovely shot, like the camera position.

catnappin 13 666 United Kingdom
14 May 2007 9:56AM
Fabulous image well taken and the sunset makes this.
pennyspike 17 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
14 May 2007 10:07AM
Thanks for the comments.
Yes I wasn't at my most elegant trying to get this shot of the crab.
looboss 13 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
14 May 2007 10:13AM
This is a fantastic shot should do very well!
14 May 2007 10:16AM
Very good indeed.

MrsSmith 13 84
14 May 2007 10:45AM
Great shot! Great angle. Love the colors. Absolutely lovely.
doug_7 14 482 England
14 May 2007 11:45AM
One of the best pictures I have seen. Pity its not the moon because then it would have been my star sign and my ruling planet.
Thanks for your comments.
bricurtis Plus
15 2.3k 50 England
14 May 2007 12:24PM
This is an excellent manipulation.I like the way the crab appears to be watching the sun go down.Clever stuff.

Nick-T 14 45 United Kingdom
14 May 2007 2:24PM
Looks absolutely great, i love the whole scene

chesh 16 45 United Kingdom
14 May 2007 2:27PM
Nicely done and great vision.
blackbird 13 159 15 United Kingdom
14 May 2007 6:57PM
wonderfully detailed little crab, and the sunset is perfectly added.
brownsilent 13 7 2 United Kingdom
14 May 2007 6:58PM
Very good shot.
User_Removed 16 16 1 United Kingdom
14 May 2007 10:39PM
so, what does it turn into at the stoke of midnight?

now to more serious stuff, the crab is smashing, amybe won't get in the NH section :O)

wyatturp 14 2 England
15 May 2007 8:18AM
Works for me=click

pennyspike 17 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
15 May 2007 12:29PM
Thankyou all for the comments, glad you like it.
Dianne: no but it's brother has. (WCPF) Wink
martinproe 14 293 5 England
15 May 2007 9:17PM
Wow, what an incredible shot. Love the detail in this.
piccy 14 8 Wales
18 May 2007 11:48PM
That crab's detail is marvellous, nice shot altogether.
Mavis 18 143 2 England
19 May 2007 1:55AM
A very sureal shot . Beautifully composed and manipulated xx
19 May 2007 12:22PM

another great photograph added to my favourites

una 16 10 United Kingdom
19 May 2007 8:45PM
Lovely shot, looks great with the sunset.
diver pete 16 71 1 New Zealand
27 May 2007 8:46AM
Nice idea, well done!
John_Humphreys 14 69 2 Ireland
9 Jun 2007 12:23PM
Great shot of the crab. He looks really 'fresh' in the surf. Also, he looks like he has a personality as in a cartoon. John

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