PORCELAIN CRAB

Crab Underwater Bali Photography by Alex Ribeiro

Amed, Bali, Indonesia

THE STORY

These Porcelain Crabs (Neopetrolisthes maculatus) usually share the anemone with some nice transparent shrimps and the vicious biting false Nemos mentioned before. They’re always there, and they’re easy to shoot. Getting them on a good angle is harder, since the anemone is usually concave and it’s no fun shooting from top.

THE TECHNIQUE

I found this one in a fold, which allowed me to get him facing me, with the “hands” against a dark background. I was using the Inons, who helped on this regard. Speed here didn’t really matter. As they move their feeding hands in a cadency, I could predict when it would raise and open and shoot, even on TTL mode.

DIVE MADE WITH PLOUF DIVING

NIKON D7200, NIKON 105MM F/2.8 VR G MICRO, 1/180, F/16, ISO 100

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