Dancing Crab

Uploaded: May 11, 2008


Just like the character Ann Darrow in "King Kong" who did a song and dance routine in hopes that Kong would not kill her, this crab seems to be doing a ballerina act in hopes this sanderling would not eat it (the sanderling must not have been as amused as King Kong was of Ann). This sanderling flipped the crab and by sheer luck, the shutter caught the crab in the vertical position on its "toes".

f/5.6, 1/3200, ISO 250, AWB, partial, +1/3, lens Canon EF 400mm L, Canaveral National Seashore, 5/9/2008.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/3200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 250, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


May 12, 2008

Robert this is a great capture, love the lighting colors and tones. #919698

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