Thursday, July 22, 2010


This little fellow was taken at Sepang Gold Coast -- a place with a name that sounds more glamorous than it is (it's mostly a muddy shore). What you don't get from the scale in this macro shot is that this soldier crab (Dotilla myctiroides) is maybe only about half an inch in size. As with bugs, taking a macro shot of crabs is an exercise in patience -- you need to approach slowly and crouch long enough that they feel comfortable with you. Here's a closer shot:

I just didn't like this particular shot because the crab was looking directly at me, which I think would have made a better shot. Nikon D200, AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8

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