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Melanostoma mellinum

Melanostoma mellinum
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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: 2013-05-12
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-14 7:30
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Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Melanostoma mellinum (Linnaeus, 1758) Male

Melanostoma mellinum is a small Hoverfly 5-7 mm (family Syrphidae).
It is found in Europe, North Africa, Asia and North America. In Cyprus it is very common.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2013-05-14 7:34]

Hi Chris
Razor blade sharp details!!!
Colors are perfect!!
What a great macro!

Lovely image with tons or details. The colors are natural and acre macro


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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-05-14 8:01]

Hello Christodoulos,
excellent capture beautiful species,great details,regards..

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-05-14 8:02]

Very beautifully captured closeup of this lovely hoverfly...good colors and details, as usual. tfs.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-05-14 8:11]

Giasou Christodoulos,
Perfect macro ..
Lovely capture with a very good focus, sharpness, colors, details and composition.
Best wishes,

Hi Christodoulos,
very nice photo of the species. A lot of details. Perfect sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Excellent macro.Great example for the new comer how to capture beautiful macro.Well balanced light and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hallo Christodoulos
this is super good sharpness
very good composition with nice BG and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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

Ciao Christodoulos. Jus ta professional pic! Top quality. Amazing light and colours.,


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-14 13:12]

Hi Chris,this macro is so great we can look inside the body of this hoverfly,fantastic and professional work whit the best quality as possible,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Christodoulos, fantastic macro with amazing details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Christodoulos

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


Hallo Christodoulos
This is a spectacular macro! The details of the hoverfly as well as the plant it is resting on is captured brilliantly. I just love the big red eye, the shine on the thorax and the almost see through body. The hoverfly might be common in your country but the photography is not common at all. It is excellent. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-05-15 2:51]

Hi Christodoulo,

Excellent macro of this small overfly, showing very fine details.



Excellent macro shot!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-05-15 8:02]

Amazing details and sharpness! Super macro here of this Melanostoma. Congratulation and thank you for sharing it. Saludos.

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-05-15 13:40]

Hello Christodoulos,
Outstanding details, light and clarity as well as perfect BG !!
Enjoyed my visit here indeed ! TFS Tina

Hi Chris, A brilliant picture. Perfect. TFS, JC

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-05-16 9:21]

I missed this one .. marvellous macro with breathtaking detail and fantastic comp .. great work Chiristo

regards ..

Giasou Christodoule
Super macro, excellent detail, good point of view and background. Beautiful hotverfly
regards yiannis

great closeup, greetings Ori

Hello Christodoulos,
A class one macro.
superb sharpness and true colour.
best wishes,

Very clear background provided a very good and clear image of the insect, very well composed and exposed.

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