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Brachycerus junix

Brachycerus junix
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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: 2012-12-28
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-29 7:26
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Brachycerus junix Lichtenstein, 1796
Synonym Brachycerus aegyptiacus Olivier, 1807

I was lucky to find these Brachycerus in this funny “Judo” pose

Brachycerus junix is an apterous, ground-dwelling weevil (Family Brachyceridae)
It is found in Italy Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan and Egypt.
The larvae feed on the bulbs of Drimia aphylla (Urginea maritima)

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Hello Christodoulos
Yes you are right 'funny “Judo” pose' but the picture is so nice.
great clarity and colour.
great natural ambiance.
best wishes,

hello Christodoulos
super good details and great sharpness
lovely light and nice composition to see this couple very good
thanks greeting lou

Hi Christodoulos,

oh boy, that's a real macro...and also an action shot!In addition to the moment that you've caught with mastery, details are really incredible.Perfect, sharp, accurate, it's truly a great photo.



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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-29 8:21]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic photo of these weevils in great action poses. Excellent sharpness, details and a photo to back for many times.

Hello Christodoulos
what a great "judo" action shot. Great details and DOF with f/20. Exposure and colors also great. Thanks for sharing.
I wish you a happy new year. Best wishes.

Hello Christodoulos,
Nice sharp details of a funny activity,beautiful light and exposure.Lovely composition.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-12-29 8:58]

Giasou Christodoulos,
A nice game ..
Very beautiful photo in excellent sharpness an perfect details.
Have a nice weekend,

Ciao Crhistodoulos, sure like a judo pose, great macro with fantastic details, superb sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-12-29 12:46]

Hello Christodoulos,
very attractive, well detailed, well composed image.Regards Siggi

Hello Christodoulos

Great macro of these insects, with excellent light,
superbly focused, great sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-29 15:41]

Hi Chris,a great opportunity and a spectacular result,very interesting specie and curious pose,top quality of details and colors as usual.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

never a dull moment, great capture, TFS Ori

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-12-30 11:01]

Hi Christodoulos,
A very nice close-up duel of this insects.
Nice, sharp with lots of details.
Regards Jiri.

Happy new year!!!

Hello Christodoulos,
An excellent capture with fine details, colors & composition.
Very nicely presented with a great POV. Nice work TFS. Best wishes for the New Year!


Ciao Christodoulos. Great time for th bugs in fight. Excellent DOF razor details.


  • eagleowl (243)
  • [2012-12-30 11:55]

Hello Christodoulos
Amazing macro,excellent composition and impressive sharpness.

Hi Christodoulos,
This is a very nice closed up,good point of view , nice detail and sharpen image.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-12-30 19:48]

Hello Christodoulos!
What a interesting shot showing these strangers insects.Good job with great details and nice POV.So funny "judo"pose!!! kkkkk
Thanks for sharing and also thanks for visiting my gallery!
Happy New Year!!!

Giasou Christodoule
Excellent, detailed photo, good depth of field.
Interesting to see these weevils and in such a position.
regards yiannis

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-12-31 5:48]

Hello Christodoulos,
Very funny and original shot. These weevils seem to be quite sportive!
Very vivid and interesting picture. Excellent sharpness, weevils aren't very big!
To you and your family all the best for 2013!

Wow Christodoulos, this is a fabulous macro! The details is captured with great skill and seen with great clarity, especially the big black eyes and the texture of their shields. The image is super sharp, with no flaws to be seen and the presentation done with so much preciseness. The composition and point of view is great, just as the framing. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

interesting tiny insect in funny posture
I wish you a year full of happiness
Happy New Year,Christodoulos

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-04 3:24]

Hello Christodoulos
exciting find and a superb shot of excellent details and features. The lighting is superb to give the best of view to these creature while they are judoing.


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