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Hail to the Emperor... | by pieceoflace photography
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Hail to the Emperor...

...or as an alternate title..."I bet mine is bigger than yours" :-) Best viewed large.


Good morning. Sorry for my absence here the past few days, but things have been a little hectic lately. Hopefully over the next two days I'll be able to catch up on things and visit with everyone.


For today I'd thought I'd post a series featuring Fiddler Crabs, which until recently I never knew were kept by aquarist along with fish. I know, strange thing to be posting after being gone for a few days. Especially when considering the last photo I posted was of my footsies. No connection though :-)


As for these photos, all the crabs photographed were underwater in a tank along with Angelfish. The above male couldn't have posed more perfectly and of all the crabs had the largest claw in proportion to body size, although the crab itself was quite small. Maybe 3/4 of inch (2 cm) across the body excluding the legs and large claw. And the above photo is the only one in the set taken with my new camera (Pentax K20D) while the photos in the comment section were taken with a K10D during an earlier visit. At ISO800 in poor light, shooting through glass and water, I'm pretty impressed with how it turned out.


I hope you enjoy this series and find the text in the comment section on this interesting little crustacean informative.


Thank you for stopping by...and I hope you have a truly pleasant day.




ISO800, aperture f/4, exposure .067 seconds (1/15) focal length 63mm


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Taken on May 14, 2009