Porcelain Crab - [Neopetrolisthes maculatus]
Aer Perang, Lembeh Straits, North Suluwasi
I spotted this porcelain crab on a couple of dives before. I had been take pictures of a clear anemone shrimp on my past dives. But this time I saw this guy was out feeding. Notice his front claws have a fan like extension on them. I would see him catch things to eat while waving them or sitting still. He would then bring them to his mouth. It was like he was dancing with his claws. I love the color of this anemone, I like how this crab blends in.
Size: Carapace up to 20 mm (~3/4 inches)
Print size which is on sale is a 4x6. These do not have any frames. Comes with a hanging kit.
This photo image is made by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. It has a glossy finish which produces colors that are very vibrant and the luminescence is breathtaking. The ultra-hard scratch-resistant surface is waterproof/weatherproof and can be cleaned easily with any commercial glass cleaner (avoid direct sunlight). It is then mounted on one inch thick aluminum frame. Comes with all the hardware to make it easy for you to put it right on your wall.
How archival are Metal Prints?
Images printed with the MetalPrints process will last for generations when displayed indoors and out of direct sunlight. Like any fine art print, MetalPrints should not be exposed to direct sunlight or high outdoor temperatures. MetalPrints have an additional benefit over giclee or photographic processes in that they are waterproof and have an ultra-hard scratch resistant coating. The archival value of a print should be judged not only by its resistance to degradation by U.V. light and ozone exposure, but also to moisture and surface damage. When these factors are brought into the equation, MetalPrints are an excellent way to preserve an image.