July 2007The photo was taken at Taman Harum Cottages in Ubud Bali where the holiday cottages are amongst beautiful sculptures, wood carvings and tropical plants. It was my first visit to Indonesia in July 2007 and I loved the sights, smells and sounds of the places I visited and I look forward to returning to Indonesia in the future. (Ellie Lovell)
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This Male Eclectus lives at a bird sanctuary and I love the greens and blues in the plummage. Eclectus parrots are native to Eastern Indonesia, Australia and New Guinea. For many years, ornithologists thought they were of two different species. As you can tell by looking at the female eclectus, the colouration and beaks are very different from one another. Image taken on April 20, 2007.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
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It was taken last month while I was diving in Sulawesi. Divers are often so busy watching the anemone clown fish, they miss this little crab (3 cm) which is always present in the anemone. The current waved the anemone and I spotted him underneath and managed to get a shot.
I am now in my 70's and have been diving for 11 years. It is such a privilege to be able to see all those wonderful creatures that live in the oceans.
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Monday, February 11, 2008
Mount Bromo also Gunung Bromo, located in the Tengger Caldera, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in East Java, Indonesia. It is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, and even though at 2329 meters it is not the highest peak of the massif, it is the most well known (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Bromo).
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Sunday, February 10, 2008
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I work for a Belgian NGO, VECO, that supports farmer groups to get a better income trough sustainable agriculture. This picture is from a visit to a village of rice farmers in Lembor district, Lentoh.
Farmers told me about their work and the progression they made these last years. I enjoyed their hospitality... and this nice meal.
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Tarsier .... a very small monkey, We saw in the national park Tangkoko.
From Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarsier
Tarsiers are small animals with enormous eyes and very long hind limbs. Their feet have extremely elongated tarsus bones, from which the animals get their name. The head and body range from 10 to 15 cm in length, but the hind limbs are about twice this long (including the feet), and they also have a slender tail from 20 to 25 cm long. Their fingers are also elongated, with the third finger being about the same length as the upper arm. Most of the digits have nails, but the second and third toes of the hind feet bear claws instead, which are used for grooming. Tarsiers have very soft, velvety fur, which is generally buff, beige, or ochre in color.
Friday, February 01, 2008
Film: Ilford Pan F Plus, ISO 50
Shutter exposure: 1 sec
Developer: Ilfotec DD-X
Paper: Ilford Multigrade IV Deluxe/Portfolio, Pearl
shot that photo when I was there on vacation in 2000 to visit my parents who were working in Irian Jaya at the time. Bali left a deep impression on me and I think of the island and Indonesia quite often. The ubiquitous statues were something I wanted to capture, and in spite of a malfunctioning lens, those images were the best of my attempts.