Canon Elan IIe, handheld
Sigma 105 EX Macro
Kodak E100SW
1/90 second, f5.6
Want a piece of me?
threatening blue crab

I spent a few months in Texas one summer, near Houston, and had very little opportunity to get out and do any shooting. One weekend I decided I needed to correct this; poked around on a map to find potential photography spots and drove off, in search of wildlife on Galveston Bay.

Like many days I go out shooting, not too much was showing, and that's how it goes in nature photography. But by an overflow spillway in some shallow water between the retention walls, a Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus) was foraging. He wasn't very thrilled about my approach with the macro lens attached, and provided the threatening display as I loomed overhead. I'm not sure about the bubbles — they could be an additional part of the warning display, or simply because he had paused in water level with his carapace.