Ornate or Harlequin Ghost Pipefish - [Solenostomus paradoxus]
Masaplod Sur, Dauin, Dumaguete, Philippines
Ornate Ghost Pipefish are often found with their long tubular snouts pointed straight down and they seem to swim around in a vertical hovering motion that would be similar to a human performing a handstand. This position might seem upside-down, but is a perfect hunting position for finding small shrimp-like crustaceans, their primary food source.
Size: up to 100 mm (~4 inches)
Print Size that is on SALE is a 12x18 which has a silver metal box-style frame.
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.