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Sulawesi Insects

Sulawesi Insects
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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-01 3:40
Viewed: 3898
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This series of postings is intended to increase the knowledge on Sulawesi's biodiversity. Except for butterflies, little is known on most other insect groups and on spiders of this huge island. Many new species can be expected to be discovered. Large parts of Sulawesi are only poorly explored also with respect to butterflies, such as the south-eastern Peninsula, Sulawesi-Tenggara.

The picture shows a grasshopper species
... as yet unidentified by me.

Rain forest margin, about 20 km east of Kolaka (Indonesia, Southeast-Sulawesi).
I could observe many different species of grasshoppers at this place which I know since many years. It offers an entrance to the rain forest, i.e. there is a rivulet which allows to enter. Usually, there are no paths into the forest.

- bright natural light (ISO 400)
- no wind (good for the picture but not for the photographer)
- handheld

* Knight WJ, Holloway JD (Editors) (1990) Insects and the rain forests of South East Asia (Wallacea). - The Royal Entomological Society of London.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-01-01 3:45]

Hello Peter.

A great capture of this grashopper.
Very sharp, all the details are very well to see. Colors are very nice.

Best wishes for 2010.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-01-01 4:25]

Beautiful species, this grasshopper, looks like a nymph. Very well captured with good composition and colors, nice to see this one. tfs.

Hello Peter,
a splendid macro shot of this Sulawesi's Grasshopper, superb sharpness and very beautiful natural colours, a very pleasing composition with a lovely pose on the leaf
I wish you and your family a Healthy and Happy 2010
Thanks for your wonderful pictures
Ciao Maurizio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-01-01 5:06]

Lieber Peter,
Noch eine schöne Schrecken-Spezies aus Sulawesi. Gar hübsch gepünktelt, dieses kleine Wesen. Ich sehe, dass die Insekten auf Sulawesi noch zu erforschen sind, vielleich eine Aufgabe für Dich, wenn du in Rente gehst!
Wie immer ein feines und gut gestaltetes Bild.
Meine besten Wünsche für 2010

Magnífico trabajo, especialmente con el color.
Un abrazo y buen año Peter: Josep Ignasi.

hello Peter
a very good pose on the leaf of this beautiful sharpness Grasshoper
beautiful colours and good details
greeting lou

Hi Peter, I hope you've received very good 2010!

I can not understand what you do to prove that the photos have that light so well balanced! Congratulations, this shot really are a compendium of good details and good ligth.

Beautiful series of Sulawesi.

It is curious that this time you do not know the ID. Really weird! this grasshopper should not name then! ha ... ha ... :-)

Greetings and thanks for sharing.


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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2010-01-02 7:07]

Hola Peter: Que buena foto y acercamineto la de este Grillo, se ve la especie de lo mejor; además muy buena información...saludos.

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  • rommel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
  • [2010-01-02 21:41]

Hellow Peter,
Your photo has shown just how well nature blends in with its surrounds.Great perspective and spot on exposure bringing out the unique designs and patterns.Great shot.

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