A 5 time magnified than it's natural size of 3cm +/-, this small white-Beach-Crab (I did not find it's scientific name), spoted while strolling on the Poleg-beach south of Netanya. See map.
Years ago those crabs where common all over - but I did not see this kind for the last 30 or so years - and probably exist on a off-urban's beachs.
They dig small holls in the sand and hide there, at first I saw the holes - than search for them...
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lousat (82720) 2010-09-12 11:25
Hi Ike,a very strange light give a nice effect at this pic,excellent sharpness of the crab and nice composition too..a pic for treknature too! Thanks for share,have a nice week,LUCIANO
rodgerg (55767) 2010-09-12 11:34
Superb harmony in the colors for this beautiful, interesting and impressive natural shot. I like too the play of game of the crab.
Have a nice evening,
raszid62 (18515) 2010-09-12 11:48
The crab looks like a creature from another planet. Very good macro photography. Each grain of sand and every detail visible. Great composition.
ערב טוב. סרטן זה נראה כמו יצור מכוכב אחר. צילום מאקרו טוב מאוד. כל גרגר חול וכל פרט לעין. הרכב הגדול. בברכה.
mauro61 (52761) 2010-09-12 13:58
grande la capacità di mimetizzarsi di questo granchio che appare dello stesso colore della sabbia.
Ottimo il close up e la resa,
clic (16092) 2010-09-12 14:05
Spectacular view of a camouflage artist that can't distort its shadow for a complete illusion of being "The Invisible Crab"!
pierrefonds (60444) 2010-09-12 16:29
The crab is well placed in the frame. The point of view is allowing me to see the details and colors of the white beach crab. It is clear and precise. The morning light is enhancing the colors. have a nice day.
AKITA (15125) 2010-09-12 17:43
a beautiful natural shot of funny little crab,
its figure is very humorous and its colors are well mimicked the sand here,
clear and warm light is nice,
thank you rot your wonderful shot,
Cretense (68695) 2010-09-13 2:45
Great nature photography, great capture of this crab, with its excellent "camouflage"! Great tight framing and composition, flawless light management!
kordinator (20165) 2010-09-13 3:50
Great macro composition.
The crab is well placed in the frame.
The point of view is allowing me to see the details and colors of the white beach crab.
Excellent morning light.
Regards my friend.
Silvio1953 (130518) 2010-09-13 7:13
Ciao Ike, great example of camouflage, wonderful light, beautiful natural colors, great sharpness and fine details. very well done my friend, have a good week, ciao Silvio
ruisc_pt (10892) 2010-09-14 12:20
This image seems to be a trichromatic one. It has fabulous details and great sharpness.
Fantastic work IKE
danos (90429) 2010-09-20 7:50
nice the view of the white beach crab to be captured so good/I like the close up view with the details to be superb.
Have a nice afternoon,Danos
jmdias (59000) 2010-09-25 2:45
another nice view of nature, a exemple of mimetism, its colors are like the same of the sand where it is living. difficult to take this image, well done
ds5icy (255) 2010-10-05 4:16
Wonderful shot just at a decisive moment,
the shadow completes the photo :)
subhendu_bagchi (25975) 2010-12-20 10:03
a fine catch. The white crab is looking so nice with its shadow. Great use of DOF. Nice contrast with grains of sand. Excellent presentation. Tfs.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-01-14 8:34
A well captured shot of this little crab. I like the white color and the beautiful spots on its body. The details are well shown here. The colors of the sand are almost the same as the crab's. Frankly, I am afraid of these little creatures. I appreciate them only in pics.
Miguel82 (26543) 2013-05-27 6:19
Good close up Ike, Excellent exposition, colors and sharpness, they don't live a lot of time and are very fragile (that species)
Have a nice holiday in Germany and east of France
I think you will not forget your camera!
Waiting for your new pictures
mcmtanyel (16741) 2014-09-23 21:15
This is a funny looking fellow with great camouflage. Good macro work, congratulations!
fritzi007 (8731) 2015-03-05 10:32
superb photo, the Crab very well camouflaged, well done!
Cricri (111515) 2015-04-12 11:53
Superbe capture du crabe ce confondant avec le sable gris, excellente netteté et lumière
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (63039)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-09-11
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Birds, animals and other nature's creatures [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-09-12 10:02