Butterfly Crab (Cryptolithodes typicus)

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Comments (6)

tmoj on November 30, 2012

Hi Derek,

I haven't really had any time for Pano lately, but just now had a brief look at your gallery and found this beauty. I have never seen anything similar. How big is this "butterfly"?

We are just getting the first snow of the winter and it is comming with a strong wind. At least 30 cm since yesterday evening and seems to be getting worse. Let's see how I get back home from office. They probably haven't had time to clean the small roads.

Best wishes, Timo

Derek Holzapfel on December 1, 2012

Hello Timo, nice to hear from you again. Keeping very busy I take it? The little beauty is approx. 8 cm wide. I see them now and then around the island where I live. You have snow and I have rain and wind. Always waiting for a calm cool day to dive again. Still need to process photos from my last two outings. Take Care, Derek

Laurel211 on December 1, 2012

Your underwater water photos are just amazing. There's a whole world under the ocean that most of us never get to see. Thanks for posting these beautiful photos.

cjlin on December 12, 2012

Wow...very charming one. LIKE. cjlin

Bartolomeo Gorgoglio… on February 23, 2013

Wonderful specimen ! Really a great image ! Like !!!

Alireza Javaheri on December 21, 2013
  • Nice shot & beautiful photo
  • L I K E
  • Best wishes
  • A-J

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 29, 2012
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    by Derek Holzapfel
    • Taken on 2012/10/31 15:37:11
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired