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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: 2009-03-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-08 9:05
Viewed: 3728
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On the way to Ahilulu in the rain forest covered mountains of South-East Sulawesi, there were several non-planned stops because parts of the car were broken. Between Asenua and Tawangga shortly before we had to cross several rivers such as the broad Konaweha, I had the chance to take some pictures due to such a break.

Numerous dragonflies were on the wing but they were very fast because it was high noon. Nevertheless, I obtained some pictures such as this one which I think is a species of the genus
- Trithemis
- family: Libellulidae

I was not able to identify the species up to now. Sometimes this will be impossible because the species has not been described so far.

- Dense roadside vegetation drained by a small rivulet. Close to Tawangga, South East Sulawesi.

- natural light
- no wind
- handheld

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

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Hi Peter,
Deine Libelle ist wunderschön.
Sie wirkt so elegant und ich meine, asiatische Libellen strecken den Körper wesentlich mehr in die Höhe als unsere Libellen ...
Ich werde im April auch wieder tausende Libellen am Inle-See in Myanmar sehen, aber komischerweise hatte ich beim letzten Mal kaum Gelegenheit welche zu fotografieren, sie waren ständig in der Luft ...
Außerdem hat man auf einer Rundreise ständig zu wenig Zeit für sowas - da blutet dem Insekten-Fotograf das Herz ...
Liebe Grüße
Sabine - wishnugardua

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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2010-02-08 10:45]

Hi Peter!

Very interesting species, I'm not surprised you couldn't get a closer id. It looks very nice with its special yellow tone and you did very well to show us how it looked - details are very good and the dof lets see even the wings all the way. TFS!

Best regards,

hello Peter
i like this picture with his very good sunlight
great sharpness and ver good details
super pose on the leaves
super picture Peter
greeting lou

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-08 23:51]

Guten Morgen Peter,

This is always very pleasant for take these dragonfly, together with the nature the nice stroll and also a good picture this is fantastic.
High quality and sharpness.
Very well done, TFS.

Einen schönen Tag,

Hello Peter,
This a picture natural strongly. I know how hard it is to photograph dragonflies when the sun is at noon, they become very active with the great amount of light. I think the result is optimal, taking into account these 1/125s with camera in hand, you have very good pulse!. congratulations!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-02-09 5:37]

Good lighting and viewpoint showing this species well. This may be 'Diplacodes trivialis', I am not sure as such but you can check in the net. tfs.

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