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Spilostethus pandurus

Spilostethus pandurus
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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: 2012-02-18
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-05 8:33
Viewed: 3248
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Spilostethus pandurus (Scopoli 1763)

Spilostethus pandurus is a bug species of the family Lygaeidae, (Order Hemiptera, suborder Heteroptera). It is a relatively big species with a length of 14-15mm. It has orange-red coloration with black markings.
It is found in southern Europe, the Mediterranean area, Southern Asia and Africa.

In Cyprus Spilostethus pandurusis is common and widespread.

Hussain58, maaciejka, joska, pegos, marius-secan, ramthakur, Alex99, CeltickRanger, jusninasirun has marked this note useful
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Hello Chris,

Hope you are doing fine. You are an accomplished photographer, Chris, there is no doubt about it and one who loves all the faces of nature. This is a beautiful bug, with fine focus and sharpness. We have its related species here with slight colour variation and if I am able to shoot it in future, I'll be glad to share the photo with friends here. Thanks a lot for sharing a super shot, perfect in all respects.....take care.....warmest regards/Abid

Hallo Christodoulos,
a superb macro, impressive details and marvellous bright colours, depth of field, point of view and composition are excellent
Best regards

Hi Christodoulos,
very nice photo of this species. Great point of view. Nice colours and composition. Perfect sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing,

I have never had a chance to take a decent image of this gorgeous bug Christodoulos!Good evening!
You did it great! Lovely brightness and clarity!
George Veltchev

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent photo in this year of one interesting Insect, very good sharpness, great, fine and colorful details, TFS!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-05 10:05]

Hello Christodoulos,
very nice macro shot,well saturated colours, sharp image with good details, the pov from the top gives fair idea about the insect.Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-05 10:09]

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent sharp detailed photo in very beautiful clear colours. Nice contrasting background. Taken from a very good POV.

Ciao Christodoulos. One of you best MF. The perfect managment od light and colours. Perfect sharp/details.


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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-03-05 13:11]

Great macro shot,Christodoulos!
Outstanding sharpness and great POV; excellent composition and beautiful colours; perfect light. A beauty!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-05 14:34]

Hi Chris,a great macro of this little and spectacular insect,never seen before by me.Great details and colors,maybe just a little overexposed.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Christodoulos friend!
Manage this light is a dare here!... And ypu0ve solve this perfectly!... Bravo!... Great way to show us this Hemiptera!... TFS

Hello Christodoulos,
Amazing macro with razor sharp details and outstanding clarity.
The composition is fantastic......
I love this splendid image with a very beautiful bug.
Incredible contrast against the background!

Very attractive species, Chris.
The insect stands out sharp and clear against the BG of some white rocks.
Well done and thanks for sharing this lovely image.

Ciao Christodoulos, great macro of beautiful beetle, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

wonderful macro picture, congratulations Chris, outstanding details and good light control,

have a good time,

ciao, tino

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-03-06 2:29]

Hello Christodoulos,
such an exciting insect and you showed its details and features so well. A nice top view to expose all of its beauty.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-03-06 4:31]

Hi Christodoulos.
It is a common in our places insect and it is very photogenic. You managed to show all its features very nice under excellent lights. Exposure of the insect and surroundings are very good and all colour shades are reflected perfectly too. TFS and best wishes.

Hello Christodoulos,
This is amazing detalis and good macro.
Well done.

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  • sfendo (8)
  • [2012-03-06 6:43]

Once more, you prove how a very common species can be exciting!

hello Christodoulos
very good sharpness picture of this beautiful coloured Bug
great details and nice composition to see this one very good
thanks greeting lou

Excellent detail, the finest detail can be seen, good point of view and excellent exposure without any reflections.
An fine portrait of this bug.
regards yiannis

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2012-03-06 14:13]

Merhaba Christodoulos,
çok güzel bir yakın çekim fotoğraf, tebrik ederim, selamlar..

Hi Chris,
great capture of lovely bug with splendid colors, fine details and excellent sharpness,

πολύ καλή απόδοση, σε ένα όχι και τόσο εύκολο θέμα με καλή διαχείρηση του σκληρού φωτός, πολύ καλή μάκρο!
καλή σου μέρα Χριστόδουλε

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent macro of this insect, with fine POV,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Christodoulos.
This Hemiptera is so colorful with excellent markings on the shield back. Love the perch and details from beautiful light management.
Thanks and kind regards.

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