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Mud Crab (AAA)

Started by Odontodactylus, June 27, 2013, 12:48:48 AM

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Odontodactylus

 Australian mud crab (Scylla Serrata) by AAA. Carapace width is 6 1/4".







tyrantqueen

Great photos, the stream is a nice touch :)

They came flying from far away, now I'm under their spell....

Odontodactylus

Thank you. It's actually the shore of a nine mile long lake just nearby. When I was fishing some days ago I saw those tree roots hanging out of the bank and thought it looked like a good crabitat, at least for the muddy.

animaltoyforum

Great photos! I hope you're considering entering the diorama contest!


Jetoar

It is alive  ^-^!. Wondeful photographs
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Odontodactylus

Quote from: animaltoyforum on June 28, 2013, 09:09:50 AM
Great photos! I hope you're considering entering the diorama contest!
Thank you sir. Perhaps I shall, if these are the type of photos that would be suitable.

Quote from: Jetoar on June 28, 2013, 11:19:47 PM
It is alive  ^-^!. Wondeful photographs
Thanks, I can certainly imagine someone mistaking this one for a real animal if it were left just sitting around the water as it is in these pictures.

KathyAnderson

Those are AMAZING photos! The mud crab actually looks real. :)
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~Kathy~

Odontodactylus

Quote from: KathyAnderson on July 05, 2013, 09:05:46 PM
Those are AMAZING photos! The mud crab actually looks real. :)
Thank you. I think the excellent paint job is what really brings it to life. That and the fact that it was made from a real crab.

brontodocus

That's a very fine walk-around with those outdoor shots, Odontodactylus! :) I thought I have that figure, too but if yours is over 6'' in carapace width I should check if I have a smaller version (which would be no surprise since the multitude of casts of different specimens of the same species seem to be not uncommon for AAA).

KathyAnderson

Quote from: Odontodactylus on July 05, 2013, 11:03:13 PM
Quote from: KathyAnderson on July 05, 2013, 09:05:46 PM
Those are AMAZING photos! The mud crab actually looks real. :)
Thank you. I think the excellent paint job is what really brings it to life. That and the fact that it was made from a real crab.
YW! :D I mean, it is super!
I like Puppy in my Pockets and Littlest Pet Shop.
~Kathy~

Odontodactylus

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Quote from: brontodocus on July 11, 2013, 08:19:01 AM
That's a very fine walk-around with those outdoor shots, Odontodactylus! :) I thought I have that figure, too but if yours is over 6'' in carapace width I should check if I have a smaller version (which would be no surprise since the multitude of casts of different specimens of the same species seem to be not uncommon for AAA).

Thank you sir, but they're not quite a proper walk around compared to some of yours that I've seen. Nice job properly showing every surface. I couldn't quite do that as I was going for the natural look. There is a smaller version of this crab. Here's a quick comparison.



Colors aren't always realistic, but close enough. I think the blue was added to make them look more like Callinectes Sapidus. I got the smaller ones in Delaware.

brontodocus

Quote from: Odontodactylus on July 13, 2013, 04:24:59 AM
Quote from: brontodocus on July 11, 2013, 08:19:01 AM
That's a very fine walk-around with those outdoor shots, Odontodactylus! :) I thought I have that figure, too but if yours is over 6'' in carapace width I should check if I have a smaller version (which would be no surprise since the multitude of casts of different specimens of the same species seem to be not uncommon for AAA).

Thank you sir, but they're not quite a proper walk around compared to some of yours that I've seen. Nice job properly showing every surface. I couldn't quite do that as I was going for the natural look. There is a smaller version of this crab. Here's a quick comparison.



Colors aren't always realistic, but close enough. I think the blue was added to make them look more like Callinectes Sapidus. I got the smaller ones in Delaware.
Thanks, Odontodactylus, I think different approaches by different photographers are something the walk-around section really benefits from, otherwise it would be a very boring thing. :) Everyone has a different perception and expresses something different, which is very welcome! I for one will only rarely be able to make outside photographs (although I'd love to). Oh, could you re-upload the photo of the smaller version?

Odontodactylus

Photo is back. I forgot that it needed to be left on the other site to remain here as well.