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Anthopleura elegantissima (Aggregating Anemone, Clonal Anemone), Hemigrapsus nudus (purple shore crab)

I took a few pictures of this Anemone and in each you can see the crab getting larger as it comes up to the surface. These little guys only get to be 2 inches wide and are generally herbivorous.


Camera: Nikon D2x
Date: Thursday, July 27th, 2006 at 9:56 AM
Exposure: 1/13 sec at f16.0
ISO: 100 asa
Lens: 105mm f/2.8D AF Micro-Nikkor at 105mm
(equivalent field of view of a 157.5mm lens on a 35mm camera)
With cropping (you see 23% of the image as shot), this lens is effectively a 322mm lens on a 35mm camera
Photographer: John Harvey
Region: North America, Canada, British Columbia
Scientific Name: species related to Anthopleura elegantissima (Aggregating Anemone, Clonal Anemone)
species related to Hemigrapsus nudus (purple shore crab)
Tag: tide pool
Larger image: 1333 x 2000
Raw image: 1393 x 2090

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