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Categories & Keywords

Subcategory:Marine Life
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Arthropods: Arthropoda, Commensal Shrimps: Pontoniinae, Crustaceans: Crustacea, Decapods: Decapoda, Invertebrates, Malacostraceans: Malacostracea, Marine Life, Periclimenaeus storchi, indonesia2011, tunicate
Photo Info

Dimensions4059 x 2706
Original file size15.9 MB
Image typeTIFF
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken5-Nov-11 19:25
Date modified23-Apr-12 00:58
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length100 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/250 at f/13
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern


This bright green Periclimenaeus storchi shrimp lives inside a large Didemnum molle tunicate. We did a night dive at this particular site in Alor, and many of the Didemnum molle tunicates contained critters living inside of them (I saw 2 different shrimps and an amphipod). All of the critters fled from lights, and getting this picture took over half an hour of careful planning and execution. Photo by Eric Cheng, taken with Canon 7D, 100mm macro lens, Nauticam underwater housing, Light & Motion Sola 600 focus light, 2 x Ikelite DS-125 strobes.