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Chrysis fulvicornis

Chrysis fulvicornis
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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: 2008-05-27
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Metallic wonders of nature 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-11-21 10:29
Viewed: 3836
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Chrysis fulvicornis Moscary 1889 is a rare parasitic wasp of the family Chrysididae (Cuckoo-wasps)
It is a species of the Eastern Mediterranean (Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel, Syria)
In Cyprus I found this species only in a few localities (Akrotiri, Monagri, Agia Varvara, Tsada).
I took this photo at Agia Varvara near Pafos in May 2008.

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Nice crisp capture with good detail and wonderful colors Christodoulos!
George Veltchev

welcome Christodoulos!!
you present a wasp from the special colors,
I also photographed this summer
good first.. to break the ice
thanks sERGIO

Hi Christodoulos ,
you start your TN adventure with a fine close-up picture.
The picture is sharp with lots of details.
Nice colours and well composed too.
Welcome to TN.


Hi Chris,
This is such a perfectly managed close up study of the rare wasp in sharp focus and rich, natural colours. Welcome to TN my friend.

Welcome to TN friend,

Your 1st post is really impressive. Very clear pic with beautiful colors of wasp.
The POV is too good. TFS.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-11-21 11:07]

Hello Christodoulos
Welcome to TN site, excellent start and presentation
Thanks for sharing

Kalos ilthate sto TN Christodoulo!
Incredible shot of a Cypriot beauty, taken with great sharpness. Details are fantastic. Hope to see more photos from you soon.
P.S. Are you the author of "Butterflies of Cyprus"?

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-21 11:48]

Hello Christodoulos,
What a fantastic start here on TN. Welcome. Great photo in very beautiful colours, excellent depth of field and sharpness. Very nice composition. Hope to see a lot more.

Hola, Christodoulos:
Magnífico macro de esta avispa, excelente detalle de los colores tornasolados del espécimen, muy nítida la imagen.

Χριστόδουλε καλώς όρισες!!

Περιμένουμε πολλές καταπληκτικές φώτο από εσένα!


Hi Christodoulos. Welcome to TN with this very beautiful shot of this very beautiful coloured wasp. The details and composition are excellent. I have seen your excellent Cyprus butterfly book in the library of my teacher Professor Bayram Göçmen who is also a Cypriot scientist. TFS this and your excellent book.
Best regards

Giasou Christodoulos and welcome to TN file! Nice to see a Cypriot butterfly expert and scientist on TN. I always benefit from your superior Butterfly book! With this opportunity, i would like to express my appreciation. I also feel happy to see a new compatriot member on TN too. Although i was born in Kantou (Limassol) my family members from Paphos (Kidasi and Prastio).
Regarding your 1st posting, I agree that this cuckoo wasp photo has nice details with great contarsting BG. Nice off-center placement too. A cheerful image MF!
I'll look forward your butterfly posts.
TFS and have a nice night and week!


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-11-21 20:59]

Hi Christodoulos.
Wonderful first shot here. Welcome to TN family.
You have pictured an amazing insect with fine details. Sharpness. Colour reproduction is exceptional as well as composition of the image. Stem seems as overexposed a quite a little bit but it is not a point at all. Smooth BG is very nice and suitable for the main subject. With best regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-11-22 5:06]

Welcome to TN.
Very fine image of this colorful wasp with good details and colors, beautiful image to begin with. tfs.

The detail is amazing!
Well done!

Ciao Christodoulos. Magnifcient insect you've capture in brighc metallic colours and excellent sharp.
Evene inf in late: Welcome! And many thanks fop your words about the Paphia/Paphos/Afrodite!


Ciao Christodoulos, superb macro of fantastic colorful wasp on a beautiful blurry BG, amazing details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hi Christodouls,
Great image of the wasp. It was a pretty impressive first image on TN. It has great colors, detail and sharpness. Welcome to TN.
Have a very fine day,

Hallo Christodoulos
You really have some stunning images in your gallery, this Cuckoo wasp being one of them. Wow, if this is not perfect photography then I do not know what is. The metallic colours is really gorgeous, the focus on the dot, the composition to my liking in the middle of the frame and everything else just so pretty. This is indeed a spectacular macro. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Excellent presentation of this beautiful Chrysis sp. in a very nice composed shot!!! Regards, erodotos

Hello Chris,

This is simply amazing in its fantastic colours. We have such species here but not this one I think. It seems to be made of colourful dots. Incredible!
Thanks a lot for sharing......take care....warmest regards/Abid

Hello Christodoulos

Great macro of this insect, fine POV and appropriate
vertical framing, beautiful light,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • Filnato (101)
  • [2012-12-13 10:05]

υπέροχο εύρημα και εξαιρετική φωτογραφία Χριστόδουλε!

Chris, this is a great capture of this little wasp. I like the sharpness, detail and POV. Beautiful job.

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