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Oct 21, 2012 00:23 |  #1

In honor of the upcoming Halloween holiday, I present the results of my ghost crab hunt. These were taken on Bodie Island, NC in complete darkness, with a flashlight as my only light source.

Once I realized that the light from the flashlight froze them, I thought it would be easy. However, you have to get down on the sand to get into position for a near eye level shot. If you take the flashlight off of them for even a second they are gone!

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Oct 21, 2012 00:30 |  #2

Cool shots...Really like the second one.


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Oct 21, 2012 07:29 |  #3

Nice pictures, and thanks for the tip about the flashlights - will try that next summer.


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Oct 21, 2012 07:39 |  #4

coopert wrote in post #15149314 (external link)
Nice pictures, and thanks for the tip about the flashlights - will try that next summer.

The best tip is to bring a helper to hold the flashlight. My 9 year old daughter was all for it, then she saw the ghost crabs running all over the place. The first time she almost stepped on one, I suddenly lost my helper :lol:.


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Oct 21, 2012 08:08 |  #5

nice catch!


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Oct 23, 2012 12:06 |  #6

Very nice work. You can photograph them in daylight, early in the morning. Of course you won't find near the numbers you will at night.


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Oct 23, 2012 19:11 |  #7

nice shots, like that 2nd one




  
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Oct 24, 2012 02:41 |  #8

Nice pics


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