Little Crab on the Beach at Vilanculos

Little Crab on the Beach

A little crab coming out of his hole on the beach. As you walk along a secluded beach at low tide little mounds of sand next to a hole seem to be all over the place. Many of these are made by little crabs which have been hiding in their burrows during the higher water. Once the surface sand is dry they pop out and go foarging, always with an eye out for danger. Move too close and they will scurry back into their holes.

Photo Notes

The Little Crab was captured on the beach at Vilanculos, Mozambique.

Travelling light (more or less), as we were leaving for an island trip, I had the Canon EOS 60D with the EF 70-300 zoom. These were shot by simply setting the lens at closest focus and moving until the crab was in focus. Hence the short depth of field. All at f/8 1/500 ISO100. These were edited online in Google Photos.

 

A crab on a beach in black and white. Bazaruto Island, Mozambique.

Black and White Crab

Taking a slight break from South African holiday posts, I wasDoing a bit of black and white work with this crab, shot in Mozambique a couple of years ago.
 
 
In these days of high colour digital photography it is easy to forget about black and white photography. An image with a bold shape and interesting texture is often a good choice for black and white. It should also have black, white, and avoid range of shadow in between.
 
I rather like this one! In fact I prefer it to the original, which you can see in the original post.
 
 
While the original processing was done on Darktable on Linux, the black and white conversion was done on Snapseed on the iPad 3. That’s a combination I really like.
 
(Posted on Instagram http://ift.tt/2AgRya9@hairy1travels.)
 
Now available as a print, canvas or card, or printed on one of many photo products on my pixels.com site – jhaydenprintsondemand.
 

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Ripples in the sand on the beach at low tide - Bazaruto island.

Ripples in the Sand

The tide went out and left ripples in the sand with a bit of water.
There’s even a crab.
Bazaruto Island, Mozambique.

The tide has gone out, leaving some water on this low lying section of beach on Bazaruto Island. The outgoing waters have left interesting ripples in the sand with a bit of detritus. And a crab looking for food.

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See more of our Vilanculos adventure in the Bazaruto and 2 Mile Reef alleries.

Crab in the Surf at Magaruque.

Crab in the Surf

Taking a walk around the beautiful Magaruque Island in the Bazaruto Archipelago.
These crabs head off into the surf and just disappear.

Here’s a crab in the surf from the Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique.

As you walk along the open sea side of the island there are many of these crabs which scuttle into the surf, and then seem to disappear in the next wave. I still don’t know if they are just washed away, or simply looking for food on the sea bottom. There is no shortage of crabs on the beach, suggesting that they come back on the incoming tide?

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