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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: 2009-03-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-29 9:13
Viewed: 3882
Points: 18
[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.
Large parts are only poorly explored also with respect to butterflies, such as the south-eastern Peninsula, Sulawesi-Tenggara.

This time I'm not sure of the identity of this
dragonfly species of the family: Libellulidae.
The species looks close to European and also South East Asian Orthetrum.

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

* Orr AG (2005) Dragonflies of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. - Natural History Publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu.

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  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-29 9:21]

Hello Peter
Excellent macro capture taken with perfect focus and wonderful colors

hello peter
super pose with good details and nice light
great sharpness with beautiful colours
nice picture
greeting lou

Hello Peter,
What a special dragonfly, a really "Blue King"... and what a background in mater composition! No "shortcomings" today, eh??? :-)

I Think it's a Orthetrum glaucum (Brauer, 1865), but really I'm not sure. I prefer you to see the photos of this species
HERE and confirm if OK.

TFS / regards,


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-29 10:49]

Hello Peter
Another great capture of this wonderful place:SULAWESI!
Great details and colors.
I like the diagonal position!

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-01-29 12:09]

Hello Peter.

Your pictures of Sulawesi gives us a nice vies of the insects that lives there.
Because Dragonflys are my personal favourites i like this one spcial.
Great capture, sharpness is good as the POV is.
Thank you for sharing it.

Gr. Hans

Wonderful dragonfly!
Colors and details are beautiful!

Hallo Peter,
eine Art Blaupfeil - solltest Du die genaue ID herausbekommen wäre auch ich daran interessiert, denn ich glaube, ich habe in Nordthailand auch so eine fotografiert - aber meine ist qualitativ sehr mies.
Ich hatte kein Makro drauf, das 18-270 hat dann verrückt gespielt.
Diese Libelle hat ein metallisch-scheinendes dunkelblaues Gesicht, oder?
Im Internet hab' ich eine gefunden die bis auf die Augenfarbe wie Deine ausschaut: Orthetrum glaucum
Aber das wäre das berühme blinde Huhn, dass auch mal ein Körnchen findet, ich glaube da nicht dran ;-)
Egal, sie ist auf alle Fälle wunderschön, herzlichen Dank und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Peter

Excellent shot of this beautiful blue dragon. I agree with Jesus and Sabine, that it is probably O.glaucum. the AsiaDragonfly website that Jesus provides a link to is an excellent source for identifying oriental species.
Excellent composition, sharpness and DOF. Love the series so far.


Hello Peter,
a very beautiful macro shot of this Sulawesi Dragonfly taken from an excellent POV with superb sharpness, a very good contrast of colours against a green BG, a very pleasant composition.
Best regards

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