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Bacillus atticus 2

Bacillus atticus 2
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-18
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-18 6:44
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Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bacillus atticus Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1882. Nymph
“The walking Stick”

Bacillus atticus is a species of stick insect (Order Phasmatodea, family Bacillidae). Its body is about 80 mm long. The forelegs are 50 mm long.
It is a parthenogenetic species and can reproduce on its own by laying eggs.

It is found in Italy, Balkans and the Middle East.
The population in Cyprus has been described as an endemic subspecies, Bacillus atticus cyprius Uvarov, 1936
It is very rare in Cyprus found mainly on the host plant Pistacia lentiscus .

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-11-18 6:55]

Hello Christodoulos,
nice species,excellent picture,regards..

hakki Christodoulos
great sharpness and good details
i like this specie with beautiful naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

ps.whe have in Holland a walkingstick club
who have many differend specie's
some time you can get some eggs
i have some big specie's about 15cm
who you can also see on my intro picture
where i have some on my head

greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-18 7:11]

Hello Christodoulos,
Not to see in the thumbnail that this is such a high quality macro. Another fantastic sharp detailed picture in very beautiful natural colours. Very well composed.

HI Christodoulos,
really interesting and unusual species. Perfect presentation. Very good sharpness and a lot of details. Beautiful greens.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Beautiful Nymph.Name is appropriate.Well captured.Almost camouflage.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Ciao Christodoulos, great macro of strange creature, beautiful example of camouflege, superb sharpness, fantastic details, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-18 14:21]

Hi Chris,i would like to meet me too one day an insect of this family,they are really incredibles and masters of camouflage! What a interesting post,and what a great quality,the best way to show us this rare and special beauty!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Christodoulos,
照的清晰 很新奇的蚱蜢
光線亮麗 看起來很可愛
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Christodoulos,
Nice species and captured with great details,clarity and colours,perfect balanced composition too.

Hi Christodoulos,
Excellent macro capture of this Walking Stick with superb point of view, marvellous sharp details, gorgeous compositiion, and brilliant natural colors. Very well done, my friend. Thanks and regards!

Hello Christodoulos
Very interesting insect.
you chose a superb angle to take this picture.
beautiful clarity with great colour.
good natural ambiance also.
best wishes,

An interesting example of camouflage MF Christodoulos! Top quality as usual.


Hello Christodoulos,

Vety interesting species, colour and sharpness is perfect !!! Congraculations ...

Best regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-11-20 5:10]

Hello Christodoulos,
Very interesting posting of this amazing creature looking like a part of the plant, perfect camouflage. Brunner von Wattenwyl was an entomologist from my city (Bern):-).
Beautiful diagonal pose, fine colours, perfect sharpness. A great posting!
Thanks a lot.

amazing creature and composition, have a nice week Ori

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