Mine is bigger than yours!

Here’s a face that only a mother could love. :) A friend of ours pointed out these crabs a couple of years ago at Anne’s Beach in Florida. At the time, I did not have a lens long enough to capture these tiny critters.

This simple shot was all about catching the crabs in action. To do this, I had to lay down flat on my stomach in cold wet sand and position the camera on the ground. I remained as still as possible, and after a minute or two, the crabs started to come out of the sand all around me. Some were just two or three inches from my face! I moved very slowly to avoid scaring them away. By the time I was done, I was covered in sand and damp all over.

I used a Canon 70-200 F4 L lens with a 1.4x multiplier on a crop body to catch him. How sharp is this image? If you look at at the image at full size, you can see the hairs on his eyes. How cool is that!?

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