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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/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Metallic wonders of nature 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-09 4:45
Viewed: 4587
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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 fly species which probably belongs to the family Calliphoridae. It looks similar to our European Lucilia-species.
Identification of Sulawesi flies is particular difficult!

Rain forest margin in the vicinity of Porabua, Southeast-Sulawesi, Indonesia

- bright natural light (ISO 400)
- no wind
- handheld

I cannot give any relevant reference!

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-01-09 5:10]

Hello Peter.

A nice capture of this fly.
Colors, sharpness, POV it is all nice to look at.
A carefully composed photo.

Gr. Hans

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-09 5:39]

Hello Peter,
You made good use of the limited DOF to achieve good overall sharpness in this macro of a Sulawesian Calliphorid Fly against a fine neutral natural BG. The POV and composition are ideal.
Thanks and best wishes,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-09 6:57]

Hello Peter
Nice capture of this fly taken with great details and vivid colors

Hello peter,
Beautiful capture. Excellent POV and DOF. Well saturated colours and contrast.Excellent use of light.
Thanks and regards,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-09 8:04]

What a great macro!
Details are very sharp, colors and light are wonderful!

Hello Peter,
A fly interesting to know. Here in my country there is great variety of these insects (excessive varieties, I would say), but I know of none with this kind of color cast. The insect is well captured and appreciate interesting details. It is even a photo with some dinamic, as can be seen moving slightly on the front legs when slashing each other. Well taking advantage of the brigth green natural background.
TFS & Regards,

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2010-01-09 9:23]

hi Peter,
really great macro shot. Great natural colors and fine details.
I like green colors palets and blur BG.


What a sharpness of the details!
Amazing macro capture!

hello Peter
very good picture with great details and nice light
beautiful colours and great sharpness
looks 3D
greeting lou

Hallo Peter
The sharp detail captured on this fly with its metallic colouration is praiseworthy and of high standard. Your camera work is excellent, showing us these wonderful features to its best. The light in your image is outstanding. A superb macro, in a great composition, presented in a pleasing manner. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Peter,
diese Fliege ist wohl international, unsere sehen ähnlich aus, oder?
Klasse Foto, man sieht den metallischen Glanz sehr gut. Hatte letzte Woche keine Zeit für TN, wieviele Insekten von Dir hab' ich verpaßt, muß gleich mal nachsehen.
Danke und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-01-10 6:50]

Remarkable image of the fly, beautiful green all around the fly, beautifully captured. tfs.

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