Sunday, December 11, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday

I found this guy hanging around the Museum
of Natural History. It's a Japanese spider
crab (Macrocheira kampferi), which can be
13 feet (4 meters) from the tip of one
outstretched leg to another. Pretty impressive—
and it throws a mean shadow too!



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11 comments:

  1. Yikes. I would never want to meet one in a dark alley.

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  2. Judy (kenju) above made me laugh (in a chill, nervously tittering way).

    An aptly named creature; or, considering all those sharp, knife-like shadows in your so striking photo, would it more appropriately be called a ninja crab?

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  3. Yikes, double trouble. It reminds me of the Indiana Jones movies. Except that they weren't Japanese. And I'm not sure that there were any crabs... Never mind.

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  4. That's one scary-looking creature. I love the pattern of its legs and the resulting shadows.

    You can find my Shadow Shot HERE

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  5. Those shadows add quite an edge to an already 'edgy' kind of creature. Great inspiration for sci-fi buffs looking for ideas.

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  6. Really? The critter gets THAT big?**shudder**


    IF I WERE A SHADOW

    If I were a shadow,
    I would seek the light;
    There I would glow sleekly,
    Black and shiny bright!


    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Shadowy Grass and Snowy Shadows

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  7. Impressive creature and it casts a great shadow!

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  8. Eeeeeek! Great shot though, and yes it does cast a mean looking shadow!

    Thanks so much for your wonderful contributions to SSS! Great news is that a little team has set up to take over the hosting. Woohoo! I'll be posting the details on my blog next Sunday :)

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  9. Beautiful!

    Late visiting from Shadow Shot, hope you can still visit my shadow entry, thanks!

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  10. Absolutrly stunning!!!!

    Great shot!

    John

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