Sea Crab

Contest Info

  • Started: 4/2/2010 11:30
  • Ended: 4/6/2010 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 41
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Sea Crab
Contest Directions: This Friday we continue our freaking experiment with provided source images. Photoshop this sea crab image (click to download) any way you wish. Some examples are - making this sea crab perform some stunts, dressing up the sea crab, merging this crab with some other animals or objects, designing a poster with this sea crab, putting the sea crab into some new environment, movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.
Many thanks to Ralph Kiesewetter and Stock Exchange for providing the source photo.

Contest Info

    • Started: 4/2/2010 11:30
    • Ended: 4/6/2010 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 41
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
41 pictures
  • HoHouse Has A Halucination

    HoHouse Has A Halucination
        • Well done...& interesting chop...lol Kinda wish the crab more the focal point of the chop though....
        • Is that a little better, Mac?
          I suppose I could have used a dogfish instead of a bass, Dox1.
        • I didn't realize in that other contest that 'that guy' was HoH.
        • I liked it before, I like it better now! The addition gives it so much more "oomph!"
        • Yeah, Kellie, you pushed "hidden" to turn on his creative juices and tweak it in a way only he could. looks 100% better and the first version wasn't that bad to begin with.
        • LOL....ok...lil crab isn't hiding away no more I did like it before too....it's crabbier now though
        • I knew HoHouse was a cigar smoker, a diver, and took acid when he chops (that explains some juicy acid colors in his chops!)

          Love this one!
        • congt's for the gold Hit's - very nice
        • Yaaaaaaay!! Thanks folks!! See HoHouse, that handsome mug of yours pulled it through!The cigar was my idea, newsie but I bet he does LOL I almost put one in Doxi't mouth when I did her tribute but thought I might get death threats at 3 AM via flaming bricks through my window Hah!

        • Good one Hits, Kudos...Mac pushed ya just that little bit extra and ya got Gold
        • Congrats Hit! Wonderful work, per your norm.
        • So true Kellie. The five extra hours was time well spent. I was a little worried from the start on this one because it is one of the few times I had to chop to 900 submission size due to a sizing mistake. I couldn't work larger and then reduce so had to chop everything you see in the additional segment ...uhhh... small LOL But it turned out fine in spite of my misgivings. Thanks much
        • Fantastic imagination Hits! great creativity lately too.

          Grats on the gold!
        • hay in which program u make all this great pictures ? pls tall me
        • wow...intergalactic multidimensional work ... love the colors !
        • Thank you.
          Najjia, several programs were used
          *ARCSoft Photo Espression for the build
          *Photoshop CS2 for liquify and detailing
          *Topaz Vivacity - Clean function - Iteration 30%
          *Topaz Labs Adjust 3 - Photo Pop using advanced color, details and exposure controls
        • Congrats on the gold, Hitman! Part of the winnings should go to HoHouse, lol!
        • Thank you for detailed description of the tools you used.
        • How about I give HH a signed print?
          You are welcome Doxi
        • Great entry HS! The crab reminds me of Citizen Snips from Futurama. Congrats on another GOLD!
  • Can of Crab on the Road

    Can of Crab on the Road
        • You should write movie scripts!
          Freaking great composition and angle!
        • Great work, JMan! Totally sureal humor like this makes this site a joy.
        • Thanks all!! The perfection of the can source jumped out at me I had to use it like that
        • hay in which program u make all this pictures pls tall me ?
        • Silver crab can for J-Man! (it's almost a small poem - it rhymes, lol!)
          Conrats, buddy!
        • Najjia This was made was my standard CS3 with a little of Light Room 2 for some of the crabs leg color. but 95% was with photoshop lol
  • Crab Sea Monster

    Crab Sea Monster
        • Fantastic chop. I like how you stretched the crab to make him look like a tall monster!
        • It's a riot. I dunno if you planned it but the way the filter iterations split on the face it looks like a Groucho Marks nose! I looked at that and just cracked up. It might just be the way my eye translates the line. Very atractive chop!
  • Crab Abbey Road

    Crab Abbey Road
        • Very good...you're my laugh for the day...
        • Now that's funny...lol! Great idea, great chop
        • Awesome theme, great chop, and my niece punched me when she saw that VW :o
        • This guitar playing crab freaking rules!
          Nice play on words too!

          -Edited by Moderator on 4/6/2010 8:24:01 PM
        • Bonus points for funny as he-l!
          On the tech side, it doesnt get much better either.
        • Congrats on the wood, jahannas! Your first trophy too - way to go!
  • Tiger Woods with Crab Trophy

    Tiger Woods with Crab Trophy
        • Well, we'll know what the problem is if he scratches during a tournament. Funny concept.
        • I Can't Believe This Didn't Get 1st Place.

          Totally! Hilarious! - And Most Important, It Looks Real.
  • Crab Crossing

    Crab Crossing
        • Excellent in the cute category which I happen to hiold dear! Did you shrink down the palms Doxi?
  • Dollar Crab

    Dollar Crab
        • Is that the money I could be saving if I switched to Geico?
        • This was way underappreciated. Way clever still
  • Crab Life and death

    Crab Life and death
  • Crab About to Attack Girl

    Crab About to Attack Girl
        • Hahaha! I love that one. Clean chop too.
        • Sort of adds a new twist to getting your but pinched LOL
  • Caribbean Crab Pirate

    Caribbean Crab Pirate
  • The Crab Boxer

    The Crab Boxer
        • Really like the color and contrast treatment and the crab heavyweight belt is a kick! LOL
        • Heavyweight crab-belt freaking rocks here! Love the whole chop!
  • Crab Mug

    Crab Mug
        • - Whatcha having?
          - Crabby Mary

          Good one, vipez!
        • lolNewsMaster

          maybe its a Pinch on the Beach !!
  • Sea Crab Coming Through Picture Frame

    Sea Crab Coming Through Picture Frame
  • King Crab

    King Crab
  • Crab Racing

    Crab Racing
  • Crab Attacking Tanks

    Crab Attacking Tanks
        • Love the vintage take here. Let this may be the warning to all soldiers not to get crabs
  • Crab Louis Painting

    Crab Louis Painting
  • Childhood Memories of a Day at the Beach

    Childhood Memories of a Day at the Beach
        • love the created macro view and the girl with the ball in the background
  • Mutant Scorpion Crab

    Mutant Scorpion Crab
  • Angelina Jolie Crab

    Angelina Jolie Crab
  • Man Holding Monster Crab

    Man Holding Monster Crab
        • That is a nice pic.

          [Edited by User on 4/6/2010 7:12:01 AM]
        • Nice chop, but I wish more of the source were used
  • Buster Crab in the Jungle

    Buster Crab in the Jungle
        • I get it, but I'm old as Moses. - Clever. - Could have been Flash Gordon, too.

          [Edited by User on 4/5/2010 1:27:07 PM]
        • Ohhh I get it hahahahahahaa. Buster Crabb was the first Tarzan I reckon. Can't recall one before him and in that context this is over the top, funny.
        • Yep, if you know who Buster Crabb was you are an antique. Sayeth, Antique Dox.
  • Toad Crab

    Toad Crab
  • Crab Invasion on the Beach

    Crab  Invasion on the Beach
        • In crab language, it probably means 'invasion.'
        • Whatever-I'm beginning to itch. "Charge!" Good luck.
        • I like the composition, but would correct the spelling error in "invasion" and add some shadows to the crabs
  • Crab Attacking Another Crab

    Crab Attacking Another Crab
  • Rush Limbaugh Crab Spring Spawning Season

    Rush Limbaugh Crab Spring Spawning Season
  • Crab Being Attacked By Spaceships

    Crab Being Attacked By Spaceships
        • Sweet concept. I would remove the outlines from the laser beams and would add the reflections from the spaceships too
  • Computer Crab

    Computer Crab
  • Red Sea Crab

    Red Sea Crab
  • Sea Crab found a New Rubber Duck Shell

    Sea Crab found a New Rubber Duck Shell
  • Crab With Rubber Duckies

    Crab With Rubber Duckies
  • Dead Crab on the Beach

    Dead Crab on the Beach
  • Alien Driver in a Crab

    Alien Driver in a Crab
  • Caravan Crab

    Caravan Crab
  • Dinner is Served

    Dinner is Served
  • Crab on a Rowing Boat

    Crab on a Rowing Boat
        • LOL author's comment!
          Crab Dinner sign is nice
  • Crab Caddy Academy

    Crab Caddy Academy
  • Jim Carrey Eating a Crab

    Jim Carrey Eating a Crab
  • Crab Apple

    Crab Apple
  • Crab Attack

    Crab Attack
        • interesting image!
          I wish it was larger though
  • Obama King Kong with the Old Crab

    Obama King Kong  with the Old Crab
41 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: It is rather very easy to distinguish the male crabs from female crabs. To identify, just hold the crab in hands & turn it onto its back. Pleon (abdomen) (pressed to thorax from underneath) in female crabs is broader than in male crabs. Crabs are agile & resourceful, they will try to pinch you on finger and undoubtedly, it will be successful (but the pain is quite tolerable). Females possess broad abdomen not without a purpose. Female crabs breed eggs under the abdomen. When incubation period approaches to end, the female crab goes into sea & releases emerging larvae in salt sea water. Microscopic plankton larvae (zoaea) emerge from very small, but numerous (from 3000- 4000 pieces!) eggs. Eventually very small crabs are formed after 6-8 weeks, after multiple sheddings & having gone through some stages of development. These small crabs get over into coastal pools & mangrove thickets start leading lives like an adult crab. Is it possible to understand the word "fresh-water crabs" in true sense? Of course, such crabs are known. They are also called "River crabs". River crabs are found in rivers with hard alkaline water & completely out of touch with sea. Several tropical kinds of fresh-water river crabs are available, which are found in tropical belt all around the world. Fresh-water river crabs are not encountered in zoo-trade; since it is very difficult to catch crabs in sufficient quantity for trading. Recently one interesting new crab has appeared. It's trade name - Freshwater king crab. Suppliers from South East Asia also specify it's scientific name Parathelphusa sp. It is difficult to say to what extent it is correct. Outwardly, these small crabs with carapace diameter of about 3 - 4.5 cm are very similar to Indian River crabs of kind "Sartoriana".

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