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The Hermit by erezmarom The Hermit by erezmarom
A **huge** hermit crab I'd found on the shores of Bastimentos Island.
I had to chase this guy for over two hours - it just kept running away... well, not really "running" but walking slowly :) Still, I had to chase it - I'm sure that if anybody had been there, I'd look like a total nutcase!

We'll be shooting all sorts of beautiful species at my upcoming "Macro and More" Costa Rica 2012 workshop. This workshop presents the opportunity to improve your macro and nature photography skills in a stunning location with endless beauty and photo opportunities, endless wildlife and good fun, and me as your dedicated guide :)
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Bastimentos Island, Bocas del Toro, Panama
Canon 7D
Tamron 180mm macro



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CrazyJay2013 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow
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chiltor Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
such al ovely shell pattern
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BeyondeBirthdai Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That looks like my hermit crab Ozzy. He's like the size of a tennis ball and has a shell exactly like that. Weird. :]
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EtPourToujours Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Photographer
Looks like my old hermit crab </3
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JosephTimbury Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What makes a macro lens in comparison to other lens? For example if I were to own a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 fixed lens and a Canon EF 60mm f/2.8 macro lens. What is the difference besides the small difference in f-stop and local length?
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erezmarom Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
The main difference is minimal focus distance.
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JosephTimbury Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't understand how a macro lens of the same focal length as a fixed lens can get so close to a subject. Maybe you can provide some clarification. Thanks in advance. :)
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erezmarom Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
It just has a different optical structure...
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JosephTimbury Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ok, thank you. :)
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tthe13th Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol i just got two hermit crabs there from the outer banks my mom got them for my birthday (july 14th) my small one likes to hang out on my labtop but sometimes he gets in the way LOL but my big one looks kinda like that one (the color of it body)
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Amoryenar Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
he's so beautiful
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imapenguin12 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
that guy looks better than me
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skywishes19 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Lovely!!
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Drakmanka Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, I love hermit crabs!
He must be huge though, and so awesome!
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, awsome picture! Itīs just perfect. I love the contrast of the coloures of the crap and itīs house :wow:
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Mynameisdeanna Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
i love love love this!!!
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WaywardGypsy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
He is such a fun subject!
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
Probably Coenobita sp. Very nice!
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Fridaythe12th Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ffff, the little fuzzy hairs on its legs freak me out but this is a lovely shot! It definitely looks like it was buggered out by you following him. c;
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Darkwing-Eli Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
He seems a funny guy and your shot is very nice! :)
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GabrielBriscoe Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
He obviously feels shy, introverted and awkward, no wonder he didn't want to be photographed : ))))). Sweet creature.
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bibarry Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
So so awesome.
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SMerle Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
great capture! I just love the way you captured it looking out of its shell. lol!
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BigFatBasturd Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww he's cute
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
He was just camera shy, that' all.
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Awesome shot!:clap:
Well worth the potential straight jacket.
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N370R0 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
did you eat it?
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Elrhiarhodan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student General Artist
This is a beautiful picture! I love the shell. How big was it? *runs off to google Bastimentos Island*
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erezmarom Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
It was huge, I think about 15cm across (inc. the shell).
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ChristophMaier Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply stunning, great work keeping up with the little bugger, the hunt certainly was worth it!
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quotica Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
poor sweetie :))
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Sukkerraffinaderi Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
what a weirdo :D
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