Trawas macro shoot, Java Indonesia

When:  May 2014                                           Weather:   Hot 25-30C

Pictures:  Canon 550 with raynox 250, Leica M9P 35mm summilux

 

As the last leg of our photographic expedition to Papuma, Bromo and Madakalipura (see earlier posts) we stopped off at the wonderful Royal Trawas Hotel for the last night in preparation for the macro shoot the next day.  Having stayed in arguably one of the most uncomfortable hotels ever in Bromo  (the Cemarah Indah Hotel) the Royal Trawas was right at the other end of the spectrum…set in beautiful grounds surrounded by greenery and beautiful scenery…it was a perfect hotel to end the trip.

The sunrise was attractive….

sunrise colours from royal trawas hotel

sunrise colours from royal trawas hotel

 

and the sun started appearing

and the sun started appearing

 

bathing everything in a warm morning glow

bathing everything in a warm morning glow

 

Nearby were the picturesque terraced padi fields where we were served a simple but very nice breakfast…

terraced rice padi fields

terraced rice padi fields

 

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close up of padi plant

close up of padi plant

breakfast station!

breakfast station!

 

And so on to the macro shoot nearby…..we were trying to shoot the scorpion fly a species I believe is not easily seen in Singapore and it wasn’t long before we found them….

scorpion fly..note the recurved tail like a scorpion's

scorpion fly..note the recurved tail like a scorpion’s and the red mouth

 

top view of scorpion fly

top view of scorpion fly

 

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the uncommon crane fly

the uncommon crane fly

 

spider having his lunch...another spider

spider having his lunch…another spider

 

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brilliantly coloured jumping spider

brilliantly coloured jumping spider

 

and a less colourful spider

and a less colourful spider

 

red dragonfly

red dragonfly

 

green dragonfly

green dragonfly

 

even the caterpillars were enormous!

even the caterpillars were enormous!

 

colourful caterpillar

colourful caterpillar

 

damselfly

damselfly

 

cocooned pupa

cocooned pupa

 

The variety of bugs was impressive and they were also bigger than the similar bugs we’d see in singapore….

So this was the last stop on our great photographic jaunt of Java, Indonesia using Surabaya as our start and end point…..so much to see and shoot…..

2 thoughts on “Trawas macro shoot, Java Indonesia

  1. Great photos, congratulations for the fascinating site! The big caterpillars are of Psilogramma discistriga in final (1st photo) and 3rd (2nd photo) instar. Best wishes, Bostjan

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