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Chrysura refulgens (Spinola 1806)


Chrysura refulgens (Spinola 1806)
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6690 W: 90 N: 16812] (102073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-21
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/16, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Metallic wonders of nature 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-14 0:23
Viewed: 3584
Points: 64
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Chrysura refulgens (Spinola 1806)

Chrysididae
I Crisidi sono parassitoidi e cleptoparassiti di altri insetti (soprattutto altri Imenotteri).
Gli adulti conducono vita libera e depongono le uova vicino agli ospiti (di solito altri imenotteri). La larva del criside si sviluppa non causando l'immediata morte dell'ospite, la quale è invece differita al giorno in cui il criside è giunto a maturità. Alcune specie di crisidi si impadroniscono delle provviste alimentari depositate nel nido per lo sviluppo dell'ospite, generalmente in modo violento
I Crisidi sono imenotteri solitari, legati nella loro vita ad altri Imenotteri solitari (Sfecidi, Apidi, Eumenidi, etc.), di cui ne condividono gli ambienti di vita.
I Crisidi sono legati a microhabitat ristretti, in corrispondenza di terreni scoperti già visitati da altri Imenotteri, al di sopra di legname tarlato in cerca dei nidi, su rocce e fogliame esposto al sole, lungo gli argini dei torrenti, sulle pietre dei muretti a secco che delimitano i campi agricoli, sui muri in pietra dei casolari di campagna. Nei periodi di fioritura alcune specie frequentano le inflorescenze di Ombrellifere, Composite ed Euforbie (solo per citarne alcune) o vengono attirate dai liquidi zuccherini prodotti dagli Afidi su varie piante.
In generale, i Crisidi prediligono climi di tipo subtropicale-mediterraneo, con atmosfere estive calde e secche tendenti ad un regime xerotermico, in cui cioè la curva delle temperature medie estive supera la curva delle precipitazioni medie. Ne conseguono condizioni climatiche aride con forte insolazione e deficit idrico per la vegetazione, rappresentata da specie termofile.
Chrysura refulgens è caratterizzata dallo scutello acuminato all'apice, lunga da 1 a 1,5 cm, colori fantastici ma tremendi da fotografare.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-14 0:25]

Ciao Sivio,
Very nice capture of colourful insect.POV,sharpness,details and cross framing are wonderful.Well exposed and composed.Have a nice day!
Thanks for posting..

Ciao Silvio! Amazing topic. Perfect capture and exposure. Superb brightness, marvelous colours. Ideal macro. Well done!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-14 1:11]

Hello Silvio
Interesting insect with vivid colors
Thanks for sharing
Razvan

Ciao amico Silvio,

Incredible and eye-catching shot! What a colourfull insect!
I love the lighting with this one, good job with the focus too. Great DOF and wonderful composition MF!
TFS and Cheers,

Bayram

Hi Silvio,

Excellent shot of this tiny Chrysura refulgens
i like the AMAZING metalic colors and perfect sharp details a lot

TFS Thijs

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-01-14 2:12]

Slav Sîlvîo,
Very good macro shot of this colourful fly from great POV and excellent sharpness.Great colors and fine details.TFS.
Best regards,
Dûrzan

Hallo Silvio
How striking and so gorgeous, difficult to describe! I'll start by eggo-ing what Omer said in the 1st comment and end to what Dûrzan noted, and agree to what all the others said in between and further to that I'll agree to all the other comments that will still be added after mine. Bravo! Bravo! Not only beautiful, but very stunning indeed. The colours reminds me of Christmas decorations. Thanks for sharing this marvellous shot. Best regards.
Anna

Hi again Silvio. Great photo of this pretty colourful insect with nice background.
Best regards
Özgür

ciao Silvio,
a beautiful and strange composition with this background, you attributed it with a very sharp colors and details, interesting result!
keep photographing! TFS
Nasos

Ciao Silvio. E' inutile che evidenzi lo splendore del vestito nerazzurro tanto come vedi, e sai, il rossonero incombe.... Questo è un piccolo capolavoro di gestione lucue e dettgalio.

Roberto

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-01-14 4:54]

Excellent photo, great colors and details!

hello Silvio
nice pose with good details and great sharpness
beautiful colours to
greeting lou

hello Silvio

excellent close-up photo of this insect with his Metallic colours,
fine POV and the way it is framed on the image,
fine focus sharpness and details, TFS

Asbed

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-14 7:27]

Hello Silvio,
Excellent photo of this insect in its metallic colours. A real eye-catcher. Great sharpness, details, POV, contrasting BG and composition. A beauty!
Regards,
Peter

Hello Silvio,
Hope you'll be doing fine, my most respected friend. What a colourful insect and what fine metallic colours, so many hues, it glints like a dewdrop, reflecting the rainbow colours...fine focus, the autumnal colours of the dry leaves give it a fine contrast and perhaps beyond is a whitewashed wall.....great setting and greater still is the shot.Thanks a lot for sharing a wonderful insect............take care...warmest regards/Abid

Ciao Silvio,
una bella macro di questo coloratissimo insetto, che come sottolinei ha dei colori metallici bellissimi e allo stesso tempo impegnativi fotograficamente, ottima definizione in una splendida composizione, molto bello il contrasto con lo sfondo.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-01-14 9:53]

Hello Silvio,
This species look if were decorations for women. I've never seen it before.
Regards, Pawel

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-01-14 10:27]

Hello Silvio, Wonderful shot of this beautiful insect with nice details and colours.
TFS and G's,
Mehmet

Gran ampliación; conozco el insecto y se de la dificultad para su captura. Dentro de lo que cabe resolviste bien.
Saludos Silvio.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-14 12:21]

Hi Silvio. I have never seen anything like this . It has such bright colours which you have taken so well. Captured with sharp focusing and fine detail. Good use of the light which has made the bug shine. Well taken TFS.
Nick..

Hola Silvio!
Woh!... ¿de donmde sacaste a este insecto de carnaval?... muy buen trabajo, veo que usaste 1/1000s para compensar la abundante y dura luminosidad. Correcta composición y un anota loable.
Saludos y gracias por compartir!
Jesús

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-14 13:30]

Hello Silvio,
Superb shot of this Chrysura refulgens. Excellent POV, DOF and focus on the head. The detail is great. Wonderful light and colours.Best regards Siggi

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-01-14 13:35]

Hello Silvio.

An interseting capture of this beautiful insect.
Colors, sharpness and POV is very nice to look at.
Very nice work MF.

Gr. Hans

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-01-14 14:36]

Ciao Silvietto,si vede tutta la sgranatura del taglio della foto che direi obbligato,viste le dimensioni della piccina e la mancanza di un obiettivo macro al top...pero' i colori sono davvero eccezzionali,un insetto un po' kitch e un po' rock...complimenti per i'ID..buona giornata,Luciano

Hi Silvio.
Wonderful picture..Nice catch...Colorful insect...Sharpness and lights very good and well presented..
Regards
Leyla

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-14 16:08]

Hi Silvio,

I have never seen such a beautiful insect! The iridescent colors are magnificent. I love the pose and background which show him off perfectly.

Jane

Beautiful and bright insect. Its colors are great and shining. The details are fine and the background highlights the animal. Congratulations!

Hello Silvio,

An excellent macro with striking colors, sharpness & details. Well taken & presented. TFS & best wishes.

Umar

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2010-01-15 8:05]

Hi Silvio

Wow, before I continue with this critique I just need to go and fetch my sunglasses,
before I might get arc-eyes from this shiny jewel. What a beautifully iridescent little
Cuckoo Wasp. Great details and lovely composition.

Well done and TFS.
Regards
Loot

Impressive macro with fantastic details and colors. Not easy at all to capture the Chrysididae. Very successfull shot! Best regards,
Catherine

ciao Silvio
I have several shots of same or very similar small bee species. I couldnt identify them. but now, I can say its genus at least after great macro-shot from your shiny and colorful model and information. many thanks. have a nice weekend
Ahmet

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-01-20 5:27]

Bonjour Silvio,
Malheureusement j'avais raté cette Chrysididae aux reflets métalliques que tu nous présentes avec cette magnifique image.
J'en vois quelque fois dans ma rocaille à la montagne, mais je n'ai pu en faire qu'une seule image perdue lors du crash de mon ordinateur.
Encore une fois la preuve de la grande biodiversité de ta région.
Amitiés
Anne

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