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Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III
Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida
Date: Mar 28, 2005
Aperture: f11
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/4000
Galleries: Nature, Action
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2006

How do you rate your best shot? Not easy at all, so I haven't.

The only way I arrived at this one was to eliminate the personal sentiments and self-gratifying artistic shots (that wouldn't score well here) and go for an image that amused, entertained and offered me an insight to a small but no less important world - that of a humble crab.

A version of this shot has been in my portfolio for some time, but I so enjoyed the result of the photo, and the moments leading up to this crab's final stand, that this made it to the top of my pile. It may not meet the DPC 'WOW' factor ratings system, but so be it.

It was taken with a Canon 75-300mm zoom as I rushed around the beach following the poor crab as it was being chased.

In case you're wondering, I ensured that it survived unscathed.
: )

Statistics
Place: 77 out of 833
Avg (all users): 6.5515
Avg (commenters): 8.1875
Avg (participants): 6.5304
Avg (non-participants): 6.6533
Views since voting: 2111
Views during voting: 692
Votes: 437
Comments: 58
Favorites: 13 (view)


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04/20/2006 06:49:14 PM
Great capture. I gave this a 7. 'If only' the colors came through more and a little more light/light play. Still a good capture and shot as is.
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02/05/2006 10:25:12 AM
I love it!!!
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02/01/2006 01:10:22 AM
77th? Gar. not right, man...not right.

i got a real kick out of this one. I like your selection criteria as well. :)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 11:08:30 AM
:) Its precious capture.
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01/30/2006 11:15:16 PM
Amazing picture.
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01/29/2006 10:16:51 AM
What an amazing image! Wonderful.
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01/26/2006 03:01:32 PM
Don't know how you did it, but great picture.
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01/26/2006 02:13:56 PM
Nicely done and very fun!
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01/26/2006 08:37:43 AM
Beautiful capture :) It almost looks like it belongs on a motivational poster :) - 10
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01/26/2006 05:42:46 AM
This is the tackle of the big, against the small, amazing shot, I like it...
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01/24/2006 11:45:48 PM
This is a great shot! 10!
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01/24/2006 04:55:01 PM
funny.
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01/24/2006 03:55:38 PM
Great shot, way to capture and freeze all that motion
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01/24/2006 02:54:45 PM
Catchy!
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01/24/2006 05:35:39 AM
this is a really great juxtaposition. very lucky capture.
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01/24/2006 02:10:47 AM
Nice shot, well-titled.
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01/23/2006 08:54:23 PM
How cute!
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01/23/2006 04:20:25 PM
Very good timing on this! A great title fitting to this shot, which is awesome! Best of luck!
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01/22/2006 04:34:42 PM
I love it - lol....gotta watch those toes! Great timing on this shot. Nice and sharp - good details
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01/22/2006 03:07:59 PM
Hahaha.. nice. A good, funny photo which is nicely taken.
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01/22/2006 01:29:14 PM
bump to 10. Good luck!

Just terrific. You were on your feet and thinking fast. I love it.
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01/22/2006 01:11:40 AM
Very nice, Love the composition here. Good capture and title fits perfect.
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01/20/2006 10:09:57 PM
HIIII YA!! LOL! Bow before my claws silly human type things!!
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01/20/2006 07:31:25 PM
I love this! It's great! 9
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01/20/2006 06:11:28 PM
great timing, to capture something like this makes one wonder if it was a setup, who's looking at the feet of a running kid in the water... must have been a crop from a bigger image :)
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01/20/2006 04:52:05 PM
Made me laugh. This is a case where the title adds to the picture. Nice work. 9
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01/20/2006 12:59:19 PM
I couldn't quite work out the crab there, but once I saw it my opinion changed. Excelent capture.
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01/20/2006 01:37:33 AM
This is So funny! Reminds me of the scene in Nemo... Great capture. 9
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01/19/2006 09:30:54 PM
very cool capture. good crop. had it been tighter, the idea of these kids being giants would not have been as obvious. The title is cool, but i would have called "En garde", but whatever, 8...no 9
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01/19/2006 05:47:29 PM
Nice mood
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01/19/2006 12:36:48 PM
This is still one of the best candids I've seen! But I don't think it's by far the best of your portfolio. :)
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01/19/2006 08:10:11 AM
Hehe... cool momment you got there... gives me the feeling,seeing things from the smaller side.
Makes me wonder how scared shitless he must be... At least i would! having something huge like that running in my direction=)
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01/19/2006 06:57:29 AM
nice candid captuer and perfect motion stop at grate zoom distance ;) 10+++
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01/18/2006 06:54:52 PM
Nicely caught
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01/18/2006 06:50:50 PM
good capture
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01/18/2006 03:32:35 PM
cute...the splashing makes it
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01/18/2006 03:31:47 PM
Classic BombDog shot.....encapsulation of a moment and concept
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01/18/2006 02:13:36 PM
Man VS Nature, I love it.

I know who dun it too. :-)
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01/18/2006 01:52:58 AM
10 from me...good luck!
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01/17/2006 10:44:20 PM
Thats a great photo. Reminds me of the little crab guy on the little mermaid. Nice job.
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01/17/2006 05:07:55 PM
What an amazing capture. Great job. 9
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01/17/2006 04:30:32 PM
Seems somehow familiar. Don't remember whose this is though :)
I like the timing here, you did well in capturing the defensive pose. 8.
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01/17/2006 03:28:17 PM
I've never seen a picture that reveals crab-nature better than this one. Perfection demands a 10.
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01/17/2006 01:17:16 PM
Great crop. Good job capturing the moment.
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01/17/2006 12:12:06 PM
I love this image! So fun! You really can't beat a great candid shot (even if you have a big stick). Not a whole lot I can critique about it. Nice job.
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01/17/2006 09:18:52 AM
Great title! Anyone's toes get bit? 10
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01/17/2006 06:29:37 AM
one of the best shots on DPC for 2005... well done my friend and best of luck, I hope it wins.
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01/17/2006 06:05:38 AM
Excellent
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01/17/2006 04:11:41 AM
cheers, mate!
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01/16/2006 09:16:28 PM
Excellent use of scale. Way to captue the water drops in mid air.
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01/16/2006 08:42:45 PM
I loved this photo when I first saw it and I agree it's one of the best of 2005. Since it's a fav of mine, I give it a 10!
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01/16/2006 07:49:56 PM
This may not be the most technically perfect shot in the challenge, but it's certainly one of the most enjoyable! Nicely done.
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01/16/2006 02:41:46 PM
great shot!!!!!!!
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01/16/2006 02:13:42 PM
I've seen this one in a portfolio before - still love it. Great capture!!
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01/16/2006 11:26:26 AM
Certainly captured that moment - Also like the title as it fits very well for this.
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01/16/2006 10:37:06 AM
oh wow, lol I like this one, nice shot
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01/16/2006 10:31:37 AM
What a great shot! Very well captured.
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01/16/2006 04:17:16 AM
lol. Great title, great subject! 8
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