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Sulawesi Insects - Flowerbath

Sulawesi Insects - Flowerbath
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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: 2009-03-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-19 9:02
Viewed: 3717
Points: 14
[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.

The picture shows a grasshopper 'bathing' in these beautiful 'red-haired' fruits.
The species is as yet unidentified by me.

Coastal rain forest, close to Toli Toli which is located north of Kendari on the south-eastern Peninsula of Sulawesi (Sulawesi Tenggara, Indonesia), and should not be confused with Toli Toli of the northern province (Sulawesi Utara).

- natural light (ISO 400)
- no wind, hot, high humidity
- 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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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-19 10:31]

Wonderful this lovely and sharp grasshopper!
Flower are beautiful too!

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-01-19 11:14]

Hello Peter.

Great capture this grasshopper on the red flower.
Splendid colors, great of sharpness and a fine POV.
Very well done.

Gr. Hans

Hi Peter,
A very accurate approach, exceletne contracte (obviously because of that crimson flower) The composition is adequate, the picture also conveys a sense of the environment where it was taken.

Lovely shot of this grasshopper Peter.
Love those psychedelic eyes!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-01-19 21:00]

Amazing sharpness, Peter.
Wow, what a beautiful BG in this red hairy flower.
Great POV to show off all the parts of this grasshopper in wonderful details.
TFS. : )

Hello Peter
great shot of this Grasshopper, superb sharpness and wonderful colors with very good contrast between the brown Insect and the 'red-haired' fruits.
fine POV and lovely composition
Very well done

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-01-21 4:33]

Lieber Peter,
Eine egentümliche langgezogene Heuschrecke, die so schön auf dieser roten Blume ruht. Die Farben dieses Bildes sind sehr gefällig und das Bild eigentlich sehr speziell. Mir gefällts!
Herzlich grüsst

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