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The big bite

By AnnChown  
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.

Tags: Candid Girl Caribbean Cuba Landscape and travel Portraits and people

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gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
27 Aug 2012 2:12PM
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 Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 2:13PM
Fascinating shot - hope she has strong teeth - enjoy your trip SmileSmile
PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 2:18PM
Rather her than me...hurts my teeth just thinking about it
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 2:23PM
Awesome image, a great candid shot and informative description.
Well done.
Darryl x SmileSmileSmile
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 2:28PM
Superb image here Ann.

27 Aug 2012 2:34PM
Super image Ann, enjoy your holiday,
Life as they know it, captured to perfection by you, enjoy your holiday,

mugshotmyk 6 3 9 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 2:46PM
A natural, unposed and quite captivating image, and very well captured. Would probably make a fine b+w conversion, btw.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 2:53PM
Ow I do not think my teeth would stand up to that, such a lovely natural pose Ann.
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 2:54PM
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.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
27 Aug 2012 3:03PM

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 !!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
27 Aug 2012 3:13PM
Enjoy your hols, Ann, hope you're going somewhere sunny Smile Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 3:20PM
We are always told by Tge celeb chefs to add texture to food. This is obviously the young lady who inspired them all.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
27 Aug 2012 3:37PM
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"


nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
27 Aug 2012 3:54PM
A wonderful natural portrait! Hope you 'll have great time there away from rain.
27 Aug 2012 3:59PM
fine image and i love the chicken scraching around beside her

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
27 Aug 2012 4:06PM
Raw crab!.........enough said: she seems to be at home with this anyway, Ann: very good candid capture.
jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 4:41PM
How to eat crab. We lose so much we know so little about.
A joyous, thought provoking photograph.
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.


I hope youhave a good holiday too Ann. Grin
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
27 Aug 2012 4:46PM
A great candid, Ann. I look forward to the shots you bring back from your current travels.
9 10 10 England
27 Aug 2012 5:04PM
Crab is not for me but she seems to be enjoying it. Very natural photo.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
27 Aug 2012 5:05PM
A top class candid capture Ann. A very enjoyable image.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
27 Aug 2012 5:20PM
Cute picture, but chewing on a raw crab ...... eeeaaauuuu !
Lucky you, off again. Excuse me while I turn green. Wink
Have a great time.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
27 Aug 2012 5:41PM
ONe tough little girl-- and a lovely image of....

Have a great vacation!
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
27 Aug 2012 5:49PM
I think I would prefer the bird.Smile were they live crabs.??
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
27 Aug 2012 6:06PM
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.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 6:14PM
love that "chicken"
and like Chris I am slightly green here...
enjoy! you deserve to!
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 6:29PM
Wonderful image Ann, rather her than me eating them like that Smile

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1928 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 7:06PM
The physical pleasure of biting in.
Enjoy your travels, are you ever at home??
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 7:07PM

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

I think they had actually been boiled - but who knows. They didn't look overly palletable to me - but they were charming people.
zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
27 Aug 2012 8:06PM
superb shot, enjoy your hols.
Dave87 Plus
11 42 5 England
27 Aug 2012 10:08PM
Child portrailt of the finset order.

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 10:55PM
Excellent capture of the child, Ann, no modern gadgets there to break the shells.
Have a good break.
28 Aug 2012 6:31AM
Nice capture, Ann. Deep
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
28 Aug 2012 12:27PM
By capturing the child's expression so well, you have really hit all the right buttons! Ann.
28 Aug 2012 6:12PM
Smashing picture Ann, well done.

John Smile
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 7:13PM
Lovely capture Ann. Bet it's warmer there than here. Grin

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
29 Aug 2012 12:39PM
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.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 6:12PM
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
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
30 Aug 2012 6:56AM
Andrew has said it all and with great expertise . excellent candid
Tibetan 5 3 England
30 Aug 2012 5:58PM
A superb photo love the chick at the back helps the shot Brilliantly captured, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
31 Aug 2012 6:11PM
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.

1 Sep 2012 3:37AM
Great candid shot Ann
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 3:08PM
This is an interesting shot Ann
and RAW! good image
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
23 Sep 2012 6:55PM
A smashing candid of this little crab cruncher

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