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Palpares libelluloides 2

Palpares libelluloides 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: 2012-05-25
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-28 1:08
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Palpares libelluloides (Linnaeus, 1764)

Palpares libelluloides is a large impressive insect in the family Myrmeleonidae (Order Neuroptera). It is the largest species of the European ant-lions (wingspan reaches 10cm). It is a day-flying species often found in dense colonies. Larva lives in soil and debris around vegetation but makes no pit.
Palpares libelluloides is a mainly Mediterranean species.

In Cyprus it is an uncommon species found mainly in the lowlands during May June and July.

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Hello Christodoulos,
fine capture of this interesting insect with good sharpness and lovely details. I also like the beautiful warm colours and the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

Ciao Christodoulos, great macro of lovely libelloloides on a beautiful blurry BG, fine details, excellent sharpness, 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)
  • [2012-05-28 1:52]

This pic is the top of the best,direct in my prefered! A magnificent moth,very rare to see,and a spectacular capture whit spectacular details and colors everywhere,the best way to discover this little beauty!!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

hello Christodoulos
Beautiful picture with all details and so sharpness
great shot
thanks greeting lou

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-05-28 4:35]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
An interesting creature which we don't see often on TN. Great picture full of light which allows us so well to have a good look at this strange Neuroptera. We have quite similar species in our mountain regions, but unfortunately I never succeeded to make a good photo of them.
I wish you a nice week

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-05-28 4:58]

Beautiful Antlion captured with fine details and composition. tfs.

Ciao Christodoulos. Another masterpiece from Yyou MF! TFS the interesting specie.


Hello Christodoulos
Excellent vertical composition,wonderful natural colours and impressive sharpness.Congrats!
Thank You
Have a good week!

Hello Christodoulos,
very impressive picture of this antlion, very decorative, i was found and photographed this insect at our area, but they are not so decorative like yours.
very nice picture with good clarity and composition,
best wishes from samiran

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-05-28 8:19]

Hello Christodoulos,
Perfect sharp detailed macro. Amazing beautiful colours and a fantastic POV and composition.

HI Christodoulos,
another interesting species. Excellent compositon. Amazing unusual colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Very amazing capture, brillant sharpness
Greeting, Ferran

Ciao Christodoulos.
Un vero capolavoro di macro fotografia,molto bella con un’eccellente nitidezza, di questa palpares libelluloides con ottimi dettali,stupendi i colori come la composizione,complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-05-28 12:08]

Hello Christodoulos.
This is a fine close up of this Palpares libelluloides. You have taken it with fine detail and sharp focusing. Well done TFS.Best regards Siggi

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2012-05-28 12:50]

Hello Christodoulos,
a very nice and detail-rich picture of this delicate insect.
Exposure, light and sharpnes are excellent. Well designed with respect to point of view, framing and colours.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Christodoulos,

An outstanding macro with beautiful coloration patterns, sharpness & details. Excellent POV & composition.

Very nicely done & presented.

TFS & best wishes!


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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2012-05-28 21:12]

Hello Christodoulos ,
That outstanding ! So fine details and clarity ! Lovely light and BG ! tfs Tina

great portrait, TFS Ori

Hello Christodoulos,
Another masterpiece from close range. Excellent sharpness. Perfect details as usual and lovely natural colors. The composition, the light and exposure are very good.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-05-29 11:34]

Hello Christodoulos,
This large species of Ant-lion usually lands in dense vegetation, which makes it difficult to portray well. Here the POV is ideal, taken with the best sharpness, natural colours and not cluttered by vegetation so the the BG is clean.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-05-29 21:02]

Hola Christodoulos, que belleza de foto de este pequeño insecto, gran composición, luz, enfoque y entorno, además de hermosos colores...saludos.

Hello Christodoulos,
A very fine captured of this interesting insect, excellent details sharpness, perfect exposure, beautiful colours and great composition,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-06-02 7:28]

Hello Christodoulos,
A fantastic capture of this ant-lion showing great sharpness and beautiful colours. I like the background too and the diagonal composition.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hello Christodoulos

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


Giasou Christodoule
A perfect photo of this rather difficult insect to photograph. Excellent detail and background and good light.
regards yiannis

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-06-08 10:40]

Hi Chris!
What a Wonderful creature!
Really a masterpiece! The composition is perfect in all details.
Splendid blurred BG, which makes the insect stand out perfectly.
Ciao and nice WE! Vanda

wonderful subject Chris, excellent details, light and very beautiful composition !

congratulations !

ciao, tino

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  • sfendo (8)
  • [2012-06-10 7:18]

Excellent focus!

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