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Neurothemis terminata

Neurothemis terminata
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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: 2009-03-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-20 8:58
Viewed: 4727
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This series of postings is intended to increase the knowledge on insects of Sulawesi. Except for butterflies, little is known on most other insect groups of this huge island.
Large parts are only poorly explored also with respect to butterflies, such as the south-eastern Peninsula, Sulawesi-Tenggara.

The dragonfly shown here is
- Neurothemis terminata
- family: Libellulidae

The species is not confined to Sulawesi in its distribution but occurs in large parts of South East Asia. It is a very common dragonfly but is always impressive.

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

- natural light
- no wind
- handheld
Patience is necessary to come close to this shy dragonfly.

* 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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hallo Peter
SUPER sharpness picture
GREAT details and nice composition
beautiful colours
thanks for give my the right name
greeting lou

Hi Peter,
A nice capture of this beautiful dragonfly. Excellent composition with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-04-20 11:40]

Hi Peter. Thanks for posting this Neurothemis terminataas it one i have never seen before. You have taken it with a good pov letting us see the open wings and full body shot. Your use of the light has given rich colours and good detail. I like the clear tips to the wing. Well done TFS.

WOOOW Peter, fantastic Pdragonfly with wonderful colors, I never see before, thanks, perfect focus, fine details and splendid sharpness, superb macro, very well done, bravo, ciao Silvio

Witaj Piotrze,
Frame looks how paint painting. Red colour is replete beautifully. Dragon-fly's amazing pose. Grow green blurred and very good description. I congratulate composition and details.
Pozdrawiam - Roma

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-04-20 14:09]

Hi Peter,this is incredible! What a fantastics wings this dragonfly! A great beauty of nature taken from a perfect point of view whit great details and colors!my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hi Peter, a delightful macro capture of this pretty d-fly from latero-dorsal POV with neat details and nice composition.
TFS and cheers,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-04-21 4:48]

Hello Peter,
What a special dragonfly. Great sharp detailed photo in very beautiful colours. Excellent POV and composition.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-04-21 5:12]

Hi Peter,
Superb macro,
Dragonfly's beautiful colors available ...
Great sharp detailed photo in very beautiful colours.
Have a nice day,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-04-21 11:19]

Hallo Peter !

Ein super Fang.
Mit einer hervorragenden Farben.
Ein schöner Abend,

Hello Peter
A great capture of this red dragonfly, i like the POV and the composition of his shot
you have taken this shot with a perfect sharpness and natural colors
nicecontrast between the green BG and the red Insect
TFS Jacqueline

Hello Pete,

Beautiful colours and excellent composition. Nice PoV.

Happy Earth Day!


Hi Peter

Great shot of this beautiful dragonfly
Excellent details in the wings and great DOF.


A masterly capture of this beautiful species of dragonflies native to South Asia region, Peter.
The immaculate capture of this dragonfly exemplifies a professional at work.
You have very successfully brought forth the unique beauty of its wings in this picture.
Thanks and regards.

Un colorido espectacular con detalles para apreciar en el insecto.

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