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Sulawesi Insects - Birthday

Sulawesi Insects - Birthday
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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: 2009-03-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-17 0:51
Viewed: 3825
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This series of postings should be understood as a contribution to increase the knowledge on insects of Sulawesi.

The picture shows a grasshopper just emerging from the pupa. Freshly hatched specimens still have a soft cuticula and adhere nearly motionless to their exuvia. In this situation they are very sensitive to attacks by other animals. However, Wthis specimen is well adapted by the colour within the vegetation and is hardly to detect.

Due to the high number of different species, the high number of endemic species and missing literature, identification of Sulawesi insects is difficult. Therefore, I cannot give a species name for the grasshopper shown on this picture and this will also be the case for further posted species.

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

* 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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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-17 0:54]

Hi Peter,
again we have a magnificent macro!
Beautiful details and colors, congratulations.
It resembles a scene ... circus.
Have a quiet weekend,

Hello Peter,
a first class macro shot, fantastic and interesting capture of this grasshopper's birth, superb sharpness and splendid natural colours, excellent POV showing perfectly this great moment, a very plesant vertical composition
Have a good Sunday
Ciao Maurizio

Woooow, ich bin beeindruckt, Peter,
so einen Moment durfte ich leider noch nie sehen.
Mir wird erst durch Dein Bild bewußt, dass auch Grashüpfer "schlüpfen", ähnlich wie bei den Libellen, auch kopfüber. Das würde ich auch gerne mal sehen.
Vielen Dank, ich wünsch' Dir einen schönen Sonntag
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Ciao Peter, fantastic capture of grasshopper birth, great macro with splendid sharpness and fine details, you take a great moment, very well done, bravo, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-01-17 3:06]

Hello Peter.

A great moment you have captured.
It is all about to jump away.
Very sharp and a great POV.
Thank you for sharing it with us and have a nice sunday.

Gr. Hans

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-17 3:51]

Waw...what a great capture!
A unique moment in the grasshopper life!

ciao Peter!
perfect timing in this vertical macro,
where this Sulawesi grasshopper leaves his last stage of evolution

thanks and good sunday sERGIO

Great moment!
Very sharp details and colors.
Wonderful capture!

hello Peter
this is very good !!
great details and beautiful sharpness and nice light
great shot
greeting lou

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2010-01-18 8:49]

Very interesting picture and very well presented. Great composition, luminosity, sharpness and natural colors.
Greetings and TFS.

Hi Peter,
A photo with a nice variety of greens. Undoubtedly, the moment is very interesting and rarely seen. Good use for composing. Good shot Peter. Thanks for sharing and increase your serie of insects of Sulawesi.

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