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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: 2009-03-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Dragonflies and Damselflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-28 6:18
Viewed: 4071
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This, previous and further postings should be understood as a contribution to increase the knowledge on insects of Sulawesi, Indonesia.

The dragonfly shown is
- Lathrecista asiatica
- family: Libellulidae

Species information
L. asiatica is wide-spread in Asia and the Australian region but usually not common. Preferential places are forest margins as was the case also here.

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

- 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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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-12-28 7:54]

Very interesting species of dragonfly, I liked the red abdomen which almost looks like somebody marked for research. beautiful image. tfs.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-12-28 8:04]

Hello Peter.

A very beautiful dragon you show us here. I never saw a beauty like this one before, it seems that is is puzzeled together with some species we know here.
Thank you very much for sharing it.

Gr. Hans

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-28 9:34]

Hello Peter,
A superb capture of this Sulawesian dragonfly. The POV, technical high quality, lighting, colours and composition contribute to a fine image of this species that is an excellent contribution to TN and its biodiversity.
Thanks and I wish you and your family a happy and healthy 2010!

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-28 10:07]

Great dragonfly!
Very sharp details, lovely colors.

hello Peter
i like the very good light and the beautiful colours with great sharpness
greeting lou

Hallo Peter,
so eine farbenfrohe Libelle hab' ich auch noch nie gesehen. Ich kenne die blau-pinken aus Asien.
Aber hier - blaue Augen, braun-gelber Oberkörper - und dieses rot - wow!
Dazu der grüne Hintergrund, einfach super, vielen Dank für diese Schönheit.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Peter,

This picture is crisp and full of 'beautiful details, congratulations, as always a work full of balance and POV ideal for observing the species.

POSTSCRIPT: thank you very much for identifying my Christmas Day post!

Greetings, thanks for sharing and support, Happy New Year to you and your family.


Wonderful sharpness to your capture!
Great details and colors.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-28 23:35]

Hello Peter.
This is an excelent close-up of the dragonfly showing the insect in a special position. The lighting solution you have chosen is nice with insect's body in a fine light against the dark blurry background. The very good sharpness of the image shows the insect in great details.Best regards Siggi

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-29 21:14]

What a perfect capture of this wonderful Dragonfly MF.
You did a good job Peter and your POV, DOF and compositions are lovely.
Incredible powerful red in its tail.
Thanks for sharing and see you in TN.

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