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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: 1078 W: 292 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-07 8:45
Viewed: 3843
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
INSECTS OF SULAWESI
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 relatively large grasshopper species which I did not identify up to now.

This specimen was easily detectable in the vegetation in contrast to the two last shown grasshoppers which were well-camouflaged within their environment.

Location
Rain forest margin, about 20 km east of Kolaka (Indonesia, Southeast-Sulawesi) where I found numerous interesting animals.

Conditions
- bright natural light
- no wind
- handheld

Shortcomings
- The shadow on the left fore-leg is a bit disturbing.

References
* 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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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2010-01-07 10:42]

Great super macro dear Peter.
I realy like this kind of view and your POV is so good.
TFS.
Francisco

hello Peter
very good macro shot with great details and good light
Beautiful colours and good compo
greeting lou

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-01-08 6:02]

Hi,
Oh! so close, fine portrait, I liked the details here. tfs.
nagraj.v

Ciao Peter. Perfect close up in stunning details and excellente DIF. Very good POV.

Roberto

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-01-08 6:40]

Hello Peter.

A very nice capture of this grasshopper.
Your picture is so sharp that all details are very well to see.
The shadow on the left fore leg is in my opinion, not so disturbing, to mee it is more that the tip of the right antenna is not to see.
Keep going the good work.

Gr. Hans

Hi Peter,

Excellent close-up with perfect focus and good lighting!

PS:
Shortcomings
- The shadow on the left fore-leg is a bit disturbing.

Good heavens! is a joke right?

;-)

Jesús

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