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Sulawesi Insects

Sulawesi Insects
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: 2009-03-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Dragonflies and Damselflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-15 8:41
Viewed: 4342
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This series of postings is intended to increase the knowledge on insects of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Except for butterflies, little is known on most other insect groups of this huge island.

The dragonfly shown here is
- Diplacodes trivialis
- family: Libellulidae

English: Chalky Percher

Species information
D. trivialis is obviously widely distributed in the Indo-Australian region.

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

After a long walk on this hot and sunny day, I reached the small and remote village Woisinggote. When resting and 'filling my body with water', I observed this dragonfly which was very shy and rested for short times only at the same place. So, it was a hard work to obain some acceptable pictures. Patience was necessary to come close to this insect.

- bright natural light
- no wind
- handheld

* 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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Hi Peter,
Bravo! A dragonfly photographed by you! this is good! a picture is quite useful to know the characteristics of the specie . The cut is right and space for composition is ok. The light seems little low, but sufficient. Thanks for sharing!

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-15 9:25]

What a intense and great blue colors to your dragonfly!
Details are fantastic!

hello Peter
super sharpness pose on the rock
great details and beautiful colours with good light
greeting lou

Great dragonfly!
Colors and details are beautiful!

Hi Peter

Your travels ceratinly take you to some remote locations. Lucky for us you share your observations on TN.
Good capture of this blue dragonfly, and yes sometimes a lot of patience is need to get these guys.


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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-01-16 2:12]

Hello Peter.

An interesting capture of this Diplacodes.
Very intense blue color and a nice POV.
This i like on TN, seeing and reading about insects that i never saw before.
Thank you for sharing it.

Gr. Hans

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