Sunday, August 7, 2011

I Heart Macro - Beach Find...

Can you guess what kind of animal this is by looking at the images?
I thought it would be fun to add a bit of a quiz to this week's
 Have you had the pleasure of seeing one (or maybe the displeasure because they are kind of creepy to some)...
I posted this on my personal FB page last weekend when we headed to the beach for a quick family break… 
(so if you know from that, don't tell just yet)
Leave a comment and let me know your guess.
I'll post later today in the comments the answer…
Thanks for stopping by - Happy Sunday!

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  1. Is it a horseshoe crab? Whatever it is, the color and texture on the first shot is so beautiful and a great inspiration for a glaze or patina!

  2. Oh goodness. . .I have no idea what kind of animal this is. You've done a great job getting macro shots that don't give it away. . .Can't wait to find out!

  3. No idea but Lauras guess sounds like a possibility! Cool phots anyway! It will be interesting to see what it turns out to be.

  4. oh my, no clue what that could be...but love the colours

  5. I'm going with horseshoe crab too! Pretty cool pictures!

    Have a great week!

  6. I have no idea what it is, but you've certainly made it mysterious with your photos!

  7. I have no idea but it is interesting whatever it is, okay I will take a guess, I say a sea turtle.

  8. I haven't got a clue! But I'm going to guess a crab?

  9. Those of you that guessed a horseshoe crab were right! Unfortunately this female was no longer alive and was left by the side of the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, DE on the walkway for the beach access. Probably by some kid whose parent was not about to let them bring it back home…
    She was quite smelly at that point (females are much larger than the males) and I snapped some pics so Chloe could sit and look at them in detail later :)

    I grew up going to Lewis, DE which is the actual estuary where the Delaware River empties into the Atlantic Ocean - and I swear everything used it as a breeding ground (blue crabs, hermit crabs, sand sharks, sand crabs, horseshoe crabs - you name it - we had it). Man, I learned how to swim FAST and to this day dislike going into brown/green ocean water. Love the critters, but not when they are trying to defend themselves against your feet - ouch!

    My grandma always had a container of meat tenderizer in her bag for the jellyfish stings. We must've looked funny being mostly orange some days :)

  10. Amazing pictures--you really had me stumped. Ouch, jellyfish stings--no fun at all!