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Sulawesi Grasshopper


Sulawesi Grasshopper
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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: 2009-03-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-27 1:23
Viewed: 3555
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
INSECTS OF SULAWESI
This series postings should be understood as a contribution to increase the knowledge on insects of Sulawesi.

Due to the high number of different species, the high number of endemic species and missing literature, identification of Sulawesi insects is difficult. Therefore, I cannot give a species name for the grasshopper shown on this picture and this will also be the case for further posted species.

Location
Porabua - a small village in the vast mountaineous and rain forest covered region north of the line Kolaka - Kendari (Indonesia, Southeast-Sulawesi).

Conditions
- natural light
- no wind
- handheld

References
* Knight WJ, Holloway JD (Editors) (1990) Insects and the rain forests of South East Asia (Wallacea). - The Royal Entomological Society of London.
* Vane-Wright RI, de Jong R (2003) The butterflies of Sulawesi: an annotated checklist for a critical island fauna. - National Museum of Natural History. Leiden.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-27 1:39]

Peter
A wonderful Grasshopper of Sulawesi!
Great sharp details and colors.
Congratulation!
Horia

Ciao Peter, fantastic grasshopper with superb details and splendid sharpness, great DOF, wonderful light and colors, lovely blurry BG, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-12-27 1:40]

Hello Peter.

Seeing is one thing and then capture it in this way is a great performance.
Very well taken picture of this Grasshopper in its natural surrounding.

Gr. Hans

Hello Batu!
Thank you for this nice and interesting contribution. You are right, there are not too many guides and key to species of Indonesia, including Sulawesi. And of course the diversity of this arthropod groups is very high. Also for tiger beetles this region is rich is species.
Clarity and depth of fild is very good in thi image. Grashoper has very funny pose - natural but also a litle acrobatic :)
TFS and have a nice Sunday!
Radomir

Hi Peter\
We are today double neighbor!
From the position on the page and for the same cricket!
I have the hope,you can halp to now the ID!
Thanks and congratulation!
Mariana

Such a beautiful representation of an anacridid grasshopper in perfect 3-D effect Peter, the soft green BG shows off the sharply depicted GH very nicely. Good job my friend.
Cheers and a Happy New Year,
Mehmet

Hallo Peter,
ja stimmt, Du bist ja unser Indonesien-Experte ... bin immer ganz glücklich auch die Artenvielfalt anderer Länder und Kontinente kennenzulernen. Aber es ist nicht einfach, die Insekten dort zu bestimmen, zum Glück gibt's ja TN ;-)
Dein Grashüpfer hängt da in akrobatischer Pose, gefällt mir sehr, lieben Dank und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-12-27 4:53]

Hi,
I love your series of images from Sulawesi, this one is very impressive with good details. tfs.
nagraj.v

hello Peter
this is a beautiful colored picture with good sharpness and great details of this beauty
greeting lou

Hello Peter
Nice shot with excelent details and a magnific colors. The composition is amazing, the pose is wonderful of the insect.
Well done and happy new year
Nilson

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-27 10:09]

Hello Peter,
Wonderful macro.It's very close and well detailed.I liked POV,sharpness,lighting,cross framing and composition a lot.
Best regards Siggi
PS. Danke für die Hilfe bei Bestimmung. Habe schon zweifeln gehabt wegen den weißen punkten.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-12-27 10:27]

Slav Peter,
A wonderful macro of this grasshopper with fantastic colors and excellent sharpness.Great POV and fine details.TFS.
Dûrzan

Hello Peter,
a very beautiful capture of this Geasshopper, superb sharpness and splendid colours, excellent POV, DOF and composition.
I wish you a Healthy and Happy 2010.
TFS
Ciao Maurizio

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-28 10:20]

So good capture daer Peter.
Nice sharpness and great blurry BG MF.
TFS and see you in TN.
Francisco

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-12-31 4:35]

Lieber Peter,
Auch wir möchten Dir und Deiner Familie ein glückliches neues Jahr wünschen. Da ich ein "Faible" für Heuschrecken habe, möchte ich Dir zu diesem sehr feinen und ausgewogenen Bild gratulieren. Komposition, Bildschärfe und Farbwidergebung sind perfekt. Ein sehr schönes Bild.
Herzliche Grüsse
Anne

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