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Neurothemis terminata

Neurothemis terminata
Photo Information
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: 2011-03-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-14 9:21
Viewed: 5849
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another Neurothemis species among today's postings:
Foozi has shown Neurothemis fluctuans from Malaysia.

The species shown here is
- Neurothemis terminata
- family: Libellulidae

The species is not confined to Sulawesi in its distribution but occurs in large parts of South East Asia. It is a very common dragonfly but is always impressive.

Location See: Map
Sungai Silui, a small tributary of the Konaweha river , in the vicinity of Porabua - a small village in the vast mountaineous and rain forest covered region north of the line Kolaka - Kendari (Indonesia, Southeast-Sulawesi).

- insufficient natural light
so that f6.3 and 1/60sec were possible only
- no wind
- handheld
Patience is necessary to come close to this shy dragonfly.

* Orr AG (2005) Dragonflies of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. - Natural History Publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu.
* 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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Hello Peter,

Wow! What a fantastic dragonfly!!! The red colors are wonderful and you managed very well to get an excellent pov. The wings details are really impressive. The bg is a little bit too much present even if it is blurred but the dragonfly has enough punch to stay well showed.

Great pic and TFS,


Excellent detailed photograph of this extraordinary dragonfly. regards yiannis

Hi peter,

Beautiful dragonfly & excellently captured.
Good diagonal POV & great sharpness.
Well done & TFS.


Ciao Peter, lovely diagonal composition with beautiful dragonfly, fantastic bright colors, fine details, wonderful light and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Peter,
What a beautiful macro with clear and sharp details. The blurred background only makes it's beautiful red color stand out more. Very well done and thanks for sharing.

wow, great subject, nice photo, congratulations Peter !

ciao, tino

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-04-14 11:03]

Hello Peter,
Excellent photo of a very beautiful dragonfly. Sharpness, details, DOF and diagonal composition are all fantastic. Splendid contrasting colours.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-04-14 12:15]

Excellent macro capture.
Thanks for sharing

hallo Peter
super good picture ,great details and beautiful colours
very nice pose to see the wings very good
great shot Peter
greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-04-14 13:49]

What a beautiful specie and what a fantastic pic,the wings details are impressives,the best way to learn this specie so strange and nice! Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hallo Peter,
a very good macro shot of Neurothemis terminata, fine details and bright colours, excellent point of view and very nice composition
Best regards

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2011-04-14 17:12]

Hi Peter,
The lighting and the details are superb.
That is a beautiful red, fit for a king.
TFS. : )

Impressive dragonfly and Great photo Peter!! The composition and the sharpness are excellent. The colours are fantastic

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-04-15 4:05]

Hello peter,
very beautiful dragonfly. I like the colours and its contrast with the surroundings. The details are really splendid and you have documented it so well.
An exciting presentation .


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-04-15 5:55]

Brilliant image of fiery colored dragonfly, fine wing details and good viewpoint. tfs.

Excellent capture with fantastic clarity, focus and splendid colours!!!

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  • agrona (32)
  • [2011-04-17 4:49]

Dragonflies are wonderful insects, and hard to photograph because they move quite fast. Wonderful capture and good light to get more amazing shots !

Best wishes from Europe!

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-05-28 7:47]

Hi Peter.
During my absence, here in TN you have in your gallery a lot of beautiful shots - congratulations.
This is one of many great close-ups. Well composed capture of this fantastic dragonfly. I have become a POV and DOF with sharp detail on insects very well separated from the blurred background. I really like the wonderful red color. Great work! Thanks and Best regards.

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