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Agapanthia nicosiensis

Agapanthia nicosiensis
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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: 2012-02-11
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-17 6:40
Viewed: 3931
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Agapanthia nicosiensis Pic, 1927. On the host plant Ferula communis.

Agapanthia nicosiensis is a beetle in the family Cerambycidae. The body length is 18-22 mm.
It is an endemic species of Cyprus. It is an uncommon and local species found mainly at the lowlands.
Adults seen from January (sometimes from December) to April.

I have found it ovipositing on the fresh shoots of Asphodelus aestivus, Ferula communis and Carduus argentatus.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-02-17 7:10]

Hello Christodoulos,
This is a very beautiful Longhorn beetle endemic to Cyprus. Very well framed showing great sharpness and beautiful natural colours against one of its host plants.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

hello Christodoulos
so beautiful is this picture
great sharpness and great details and beautiful colours
i like this shot
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-17 7:41]

Hello Christodoulos,
Almost every photo is a masterpiece, like this one. Fantastic photo of this Longhorn Beetle. A beauty!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-02-17 7:58]

Great capture of this beetle common in my country too,not in this month..ehehe...i like the brilliant details and colors of the body and the perspective create by the longhorn too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-02-17 8:01]

Una foto muy bien enfocada con una luz buena, gran nitidez y detalle. La posición del bicho muy elegante con esas preciosas antenas. Enhorabuena. Un saludo.

Hello Christodoulos,
This is so beautiful insect species.
Amazing coloor and nice species.
Well done.

Hello Christodoulos,
the colour and texture of this unusual beetle is well portrayed as is its habitat.
It fills the frame very nicely.
Regards Les.

Hallo Christodoulos,
a superb macro, impressive details and fantastic colours, point of view, depth of field and composition are excellent
Have a good weekend

Hello Chris (Christodoulos),

Hope you are doing fine friend. This is a marvellous shot of the longhorn beetle and it is because of you and others friends here that a person like me is able to identify these beautiful creatures. Being a poet, they provide me with more knowledge and understanding of nature.
The colours in this one are iridescent and lovely and contrast so elegantly with the green of nature.
Thanks for sharing this brother and thanks for your comments to my photo....take care....warmest regards/Abid

Hi Christodoulos,
amazing photo of this specie. Perfect sharpness and details. Amazing colours.
Have a nice weekend,

Hallo Christodoulos
Great shot with lovely details captured. A well focused image of this beetle with the most beautiful colours on its shield. Great composition, with pleasant sunlight to lighten up the beautiful colours to the best. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Christodoulos
Very impressive macro.Wonderful beetle, sharp and clear photo, great colors and superb sharpness and light.Well done!
Have a good weekend!
Best regards

wow! great sharpness, TFS Ori

Ciao Christodoulos.
Grande macro,con una eccellente nitidezza,e notevoli particolari di questo insetto,belli i colori naturali,bene la composizione bravo.
Ti auguro un buon fine settimana ciao Marco.

Ciao Christodoulos, great macro of fantastic beetle, perfect focus, splendid light, superb sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Christodoulos

Great macro shot of this insect, with fine POV,
beautiful light and color tones, great focus
sharpness and details, TFS


What an impressive pair of antennae, Chris!
Superb shot that looks almost three-dimensional.
The POV couldn't be better.
Thanks and regards.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-02-17 22:35]

A great macro from a perfect POV Christodoulos!
The sharpness is great and the DOF enough to show the long antennae in a superb composition.
We too have a very similar species of Agapanthia but it is slightly smaller.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Hi Christodoulos,

Magnificent capture. I recently entered a fly taking off from a flower into a photo show in the "nature" theme (no macro category). Won nothing and asked one of the judges at the awards event to critique my photo. She said the main thing wrong with the photo was the fly was flying "away" not towards the viewer! Why don't you just ask that beetle to face you so it will please someone!? 8-) Great technical mastery. A small cerambycidae. TFS

Best wishes,


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-02-18 2:29]

Excellent species, beautifully composed to get the details and colors. fine closeup. tfs.

Ciao Christodoulos. Great POV here and exciting light/colours. Sharp is perfect in the lovely compo.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-02-18 6:29]

Hi Christodoulos,
A very nice close-up of this beautiful insect.
Nice colours, composition with excellent details.
Regards Jiri.

Excellent detail, beautiful setting, harmonious colours and a very splendid beetle.
regards yiannis

Hi Chris, Wow what fantastic detailed sharpness with amazing depth here my good friend, excellent exposure control and lovely colour saturation, splendid point of view and beautifully presented, great effort here Chris Bravo! and very well done,
Best Regards,


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2012-02-18 10:05]

Merhaba Christodoulos,
Detaylar, netlik ve ışık harika olmuş..
tebrikler dostum..

Hello Christodoulos,

Beautiful composition ..Sahrpness and colour very good..It's important species for Cyprus ..thank you for sharing..Regards


What a creature ! Good day Christodoulos! Impeccable clarity, fantastic depth and gorgeous warm colors! Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-03-12 1:39]

Hello Christodoulos,
Missed this interesting beetle-shot. What striking zebra-antennae it has! Lovely color-combination and a well chosen vertical composition. Thanks!
Have a nice week

Fantastic shot! I wonder if this beetle can be found on Rhodes, am going there soon and there is lots of Ferula communis.

Kind regards

Wonderful image and great find!

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