Rare Soldier Crab "Family Portrait"

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    This family of Soldier Crabs came back for a look at what I was doing laying flat on my belly. They bolted at first and I lay perfectly still and they wandered back over to see what I was up to and I managed to snap this pic of them about 20cm from the lens on a Pana DMC FZ30 before I had to move and they took off again!! I think they came back because I was laying on their temporary home in the sand at low tide!!

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    Great capture!!

    Patience worked out for this shot.
     
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    Awesome! Imagine how horrible this sight is if your a little sand yummie. :)

    RUN! :)
     
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    Very nice 20cm is a little to close to comfort for me :)
     
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    :thumbup::thumbup: Nicely captured. I really like it. Kinda creepy cool at the same time.

    Sort of reminds me of a scene from a video game. :lol::lol:
     
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    Love it! Great pov. But all those little beady eyes looking your way is a wee bit creepy. These little guys do indeed look like 'villains' from various animated movies, like Monsters Inc. etc
     
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    Amazing picture
     
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    Awww their so cute! :mrgreen:

    Great photo!
     
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    This is nice. I just like them. Look at their eyes put to the TOP of their heads! Great! I would have let them get this close, too. Easily. For a photo like this? Always!
     
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    Excelent, and great perspective.

    tim
     
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    Thanks for all the great comments, had a good laugh, they are completely harmless(unless you are a yummie) and only measure 1-2cm tall. Their eyes are amazing and I agree, "monsters inc"lol. Thanks heaps.
    They are like an army and you can see the next wave of soldiers behind them!
     

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