UserCamera: Canon PowerShot S80
Location: Bali
Strobe: Built-in Flash
Taxonomy: Crustaceans
EXIFCamera model: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Date: 02 September 2007
Time: 11:13:25
Exposure Time: 1/200
Aperture: f/16.0
Exposure Bias: 0.00
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 100 mm
Exposure Program: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual exposure
White Balance: Auto white balance
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows

Score: 3.56 (18 votes)

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20 Responses to “Blue Crab”

  1. Yuji Law says:

    Wow….I like this 1!!

  2. Mia Aristanti says:

    Bagus Mun.. coba di crop lagi biar keliatan lebih gede crabnya.. lucu amat si jabrik ini. Btw, gue motret juga kok jadinya merah ya?

  3. Monica Hutadjulu says:

    Thanks Yuj..
    we can go hunting together at seraya if you want Yuj.. :D

  4. Monica Hutadjulu says:

    Mia, iki aku nemu di Seraya
    kayaknya emang ada 2 warna ya untuk crab jenis ini
    yang merah pernah gw liat di wreck
    gw juga gak yakin apa beneran biru ya warnanya?
    tp lihat langsung, yg ini sih emang biru mi.. bukan merah

  5. Imran Ahmad says:

    Hi Mon, Love the details on it.. maybe like Mia said, need to crop alittle more.. i wish u had “Light”, that would be great.. Still, this was a gd attempt.. Ur pictures are steadyly getting better.. keep practicising

  6. Monica Hutadjulu says:

    Thanks Imran.. that’s why I keep uploading my pic even sometimes I’m not sure whether it’s good or not. Practising and learning something new is always fun for me. Actually, I did more crop with this pic, but I decided to upload this one coz I wanted to show the sponge where the crab lives.. :) and as usual, I always have problem with “lighting”

  7. Acuan says:

    kalo mau biru2an yah pake olympus ajaaaa mon! hahahaha..
    tambah ciamik aja nih monica kalo photo!
    Mon, kalo moto jangan garang2 donk, tuh sampai bulu kuduknya kepiting sampai berdiri semua HAUHAUHAUHAA..

  8. Hengky Dotulong says:

    Ini nggak pakai flash?
    Kedalaman berapa nich, kog sampai kehilangan merahnya?

  9. Wolfgang Krutz says:

    bloody baguz Moni !!

  10. Imran Ahmad says:

    Hi Mon, now that we’ve establish the problem with some of ur pictures, getting a strobe would be the next best thing.Please continue to post, there’s never a good or bad picture, just more ideas to learn from.And your getting better…

  11. Kaufik Anril says:

    Nice pic mon…
    kayanya stelan Flash level lu terlalu kecil deh
    sampe greeny gini gambarnya hehehe….

    Maap, pake bahasa indonesia komentarna,
    maklum DKNY nih gw (Dari kampung Ni Yee)

    :) :) :)

    Stuju komentarnya Imran….
    Buy a new strobe is the next best thing,
    For the Ikelite DS-50 about $400 ….
    :) he he he

  12. Tom F. Chandra says:

    Iya sayang kurang cahaya ya

  13. Harfi Asra says:

    Ih Bagus banget yaaaa, besok tunjukin ya tempatnya

  14. Imran Ahmad says:

    Try a YS90DX,it’s got nice warm colours… my 2 cents worth

  15. Erwin Kodiat says:

    Mon, I think this critter has only one color, that is reddish purple with red on eyes. This one is called Lauriea siagiani (derived from Wally Siagian who first discovered this animal). If you spot this one, you should light it with your torch even during the day to reveal the real color. The one we saw on your picture is what we saw in the depth without the light, that’s why even the surrounding sponge looks bluish, too. However, you manage to take a sharp photo of this small critter which is not easy actually.
    Take a look at this animal with better lighting: and

  16. Monica Hutadjulu says:

    Erwin, my pren..
    You are the one! My kamus berjalan :D
    I’ve just read about it from a book in our dive center today
    Actually, I wanted to change the name to Lauriea hutadjuluni
    But I know, Wally will not agree with that..

  17. Monica Hutadjulu says:

    Kaufik and Imran,
    I will consider about buying the strobe :)
    need donation.. anyone? hehehe

    Sayang sayang disayang.. emang kurang cahaya Tom
    mana setelan flsh gw ngaco gara2 Cocong nih..
    Lala minta gw moto Cocong sebelum naik jukung
    nah pas di darat, setelan kameranya gw utak atik
    karena moto dari Mimpi nembak ke pos jukung nun di seberang
    hasilnya? photo Cocong leutik pisaaaaaann
    trus pas nyelem.. gw lupa nyetel flash ke posisi awal hahaha
    (gak bisa nyetel sendiri hihihihi perlu bantuan tenaga ahli)
    walhasil photo crab Lauriea siagiani-nya jadi mega mendung gicu deh :(

  18. Yusmar Yahaya says:

    thanks Erwin, been wondering myself what’s the name of this crab.. I saw one while diving Seraya and Liberty Wreck last weekend. I couldn’t upload my pics here, maybe not yet.. so here’s a link to my photo of Lauriea siagiani taken at Liberty wreck.

  19. Pandu Sariyadi says:

    WOW !!!! Amazing….!!!
    I kinda like the (accidental) bluish color. Kinda like snow princess in Narnia.

  20. Pandu Sariyadi says:

    Definetly need croping though

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