Life In Shells, the re-run [ for entrants of the original challenge only ]

Challenge #1 in the Ode to Spot series. Hosted by Patchandcrew.
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The re-run of the previous Life In Shells challenge for the original entrants only
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A Colorful Life
by Dianoda
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This shot was a pain. I had to wait for the timid little bugger to come out of his home in the tide rock - which involved laying prone on said tide rock for about 5-10 minutes (comfy!), popping off 2-3 quick frames, crab dodging back into tide rock, and repeat. But for the result, it was all worth it in my book.
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Submitted: Tuesday, 14th December, 2010 21:50 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 13th August, 2010
Focal length: 100 mm
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 200
Notes: This was shot at a fairly close distance, the crop was limited to chopping of the horizontal edges for a 1:1 aspect ratio. The crab's shell was maybe 6-7cm across, and found on Florida's Atlantic coast. A species ID would be much appreciated.
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