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Very Odd Insect
This picture is taken in the rain forest near Bukit Lawang, Sumatra.
It is a zanna terminalis, a member of the Fulgoridae or planthopper family.
The Dutch name is lantaarndrager, meaning 'lantern bearer'.
Date: 26-6-1997, morning.
Equipment: kodachrome 64, OM40, Zuiko 50 mm F3.5 macro, T20 flash.
Very Odd Insect
Very Odd Family

The lantern bearer had some brothers and sisters too.

Date: 26-6-1997, morning.
Equipment: kodachrome 64, OM40, Zuiko 50 mm F3.5 macro, T20 flash.
Very Odd Family
Squirrel
The Dutch name is grijze eekhoorn, the scientific name sciurus carolinensis.
This type of squirrel is introduced in England in the 19th century.
As usually this appeared to be a bad idea.
Date: 4-4-1999, afternoon. Yosemite National Park, California, USA.
Equipment: kodachrome 25, Olympus OM40, Zuiko 135 mm F3.5, T20 flash.
Squirrel
Room-mate
Small Village in the Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan, China.
This spider walked around in my bedroom. The image size is 72x48 mm.
On the original slide you can count the hairs on its body and legs...
Date: 28-10-1998, evening.
Equipment: kodachrome 64, OM40, Zuiko 50 mm F3.5 macro, T20 flash.
Room-mate
Bee Fly
This odd insect is a fly, not a bee, although they live from nectar too.
The Dutch name is Wolzwever, the scientific (family) name Bombyliidae.
The picture size is about 72 x 48 mm.
Date: 28-10-1998, evening. Daju, Yunnan, China.
Equipment: kodachrome 64, OM40, Zuiko 50 mm F3.5 macro, T20 flash.
Bee Fly
BeeHaviour
All in the golden afternoon
Full leisurely we glide

...
Date: 28-04-2001, Noon. Peelstreek, Limburg, The Netherlands.
Equipment: Fuji Provia 100F, OM2n, Zuiko 16 mm F3.5.
BeeHaviour
Praying mantis
The Dutch name is Bidsprinkhaan, the scientific (family) name Mantodea.
Often a praying mantis tries to attack the camera.
A spooky sight in the viewfinder!
Date: 4-11-1998, afternoon. Stone Forest, Yunnan, China.
Equipment: kodachrome 64, OM40, Zuiko 50 mm F3.5 macro, T20 flash.
Praying mantis
Hubble
This beetle is a long-horned beetle. The scientific family name is
Cerambycidae, in The Netherlands we call them boktorren.
The picture is taken in Sarangan, Java, Indonesia.
Date: 4-5-1990, afternoon.
Equipment: Ektachrome 100, OM40, Zuiko 50 mm F3.5 macro, T20 flash.
Hubble
Who's afraid of...
This is a member of the orb-weaver or Araneidae family. In The Netherlands
we call them wielspinnen and the are very common world wide.
This picture is taken in Dali, Yunnan, China.
Date: 2-11-1998, afternoon.
Equipment: kodachrome 64, OM40, Zuiko 50 mm F3.5 macro, T20 flash.
Who's afraid of...
Happy Butterflies

Costa Rica.

Date: December 1995.
Equipment: kodachrome 64, OM4, Zuiko 50 mm F3.5 macro, T20 flash.
Happy Butterflies
Butterfly #1

Lake Garden, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Date: 30-7-1997, afternoon.
Equipment: kodachrome 64, OM40, Zuiko 50 mm F3.5 macro, T20 flash.
Butterfly #1
Butterfly Leaf

Lake Garden, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Date: 30-7-1997, afternoon.
Equipment: kodachrome 64, OM40, Zuiko 50 mm F3.5 macro, T20 flash.
Butterfly Leaf
Spots
This a milkweed butterfly. The scientific name is Danaus Plexippus.
It is a member of the Danaidae family and for birds it tastes aweful.
The Dutch name is monarch vlinder.
Date: 30-7-1997, afternoon. Lake Garden, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Equipment: kodachrome 64, OM40, Zuiko 50 mm F3.5 macro, T20 flash.
Spots
Bat
The Dutch name is vliegende hond, the scientific (family) name is pteropidae.
Lousy scan, sorry, will be replaced sometime.
This picture shows only a part of the original slide
Date: 15-7-1997, afternoon. Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.
Equipment: kodachrome 64, Olympus OM40, Tokina 80-200 mm F2.8.
Bat
Maki
The Dutch name is katmaki or ringstaartmaki,
the scientific name is lemur catta.
Makis only live in Madagaskar and the Komores.
This picture is taken at the zoo Apenheul, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.
Equipment: kodacolor 100 gold, Olympus OM40, Tokina 80-200 mm F2.8.
Maki
Apenheul




Equipment: kodacolor 100 gold, Olympus OM40, Zuiko 35-70 mm F3.5-4.5.
Apenheul
Damselfly
Damselflies are related to dragonflies and member of the Zygoptera family.
The Dutch name is Waterjuffer.
This picture is taken in my living room.
Date: 7-5-2000, afternoon.
Equipment: kodachrome 25, OM2n, Zuiko 80 mm F4 macro, T32 flash.
Damselfly
Unlucky mouse
This mouse was smashed by the cover of the garbage can outside my house.
An bizarre coincidence. I discovered the mouse a day later.
Date: November 1997, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Equipment: kodachrome 200, OM40, Zuiko 50 mm F3.5 macro, T20 flash.
Unlucky mouse
Happy Chinchilla

This is my pet and he is always happy.

Date: 1 April 2001, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Equipment: Provia 100F, OM40, Zuiko 80 mm F4 macro, T28 flash.
Happy Chinchilla
Flowers

A major export product from Holland.

Date: 1 April 2001, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Equipment: Provia 100F, OM40, Zuiko 80 mm F4 macro, T28 flash.
Flowers

Special thanks to
Jutta Burger
Acer V
Hans van Veluwen
Daan Kalmeijer
Scott Nelson
for helping me with identifying the insects on the pictures.

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