I found a dead baby horseshoe crab on the beach and decided to make it the subject of a practice lighting session. The underbelly was particularly challenging because of all the detail.
Canon 7D, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L
Posted April 5, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Macro
Tagged with Beach, canon eos 7d, Horseshoe crab, Lighting, Macro, nature, photography
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Gorgeously prehistoric animal.
Great job with the lighting, my favorite is the second image. I am very fond of horseshoe crabs they are cute in there own way especially the baby ones. Just as an FYI if you didn’t already know, this one that you found it not dead but molted. You can tell because the shell is split around the lip and it is light in color.
Thanks for clarifying. I didn’t know they molt. I wonder what they look like afterwards…
I’ve never seen one at that stage actually, I would think something like a soft shell crab? When alive the shells are a dark black / brown, so I would think the same except soft ?
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