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Propomacrus cypriacus

Propomacrus cypriacus
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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: 2013-07-20
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-24 5:53
Viewed: 3867
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Propomacrus cypriacus Alexis & Makris, 2002. Male

In the genus Propomacrus there are only three species;
Propomacrus bimucronatus (Pallas, 1781) with a distribution from Balkans to Afghanistan
Propomacrus davidi Deyrolle, 1874 found in China
Propomacrus cypriacus Alexis & Makris 2002, endemic in Cyprus. I have the honour to be a co-author on the description of this impressive species.

Propomacrus cypriacus is a large striking beetle in the family Euchiridae (Superfamily Scarabaeoidea)
Its length can reach 40mm and the males have characteristic very long front legs.
It is a rare, strictly protected, species included in Annex II of the 92/43/EEC Directive after a proposal by the Republic of Cyprus. Its larvae feed on rotten wood of aged oaks or carobs. The flight period of the adult insects is August - September.

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Hello Chris
Very well captured macro with superb sharp.
perfect natural colour.
yellow lichens are visible here.
best wishes,

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Beautiful capture of this Beetle.Nice sharpness with natural colour.Like beautiful light on subject.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hello Christodoulos,
Wow, what a splendid species.....Remarkable photo with exceptional clarity and details. This is a very nice and interesting species of insect. Perfect composition taken from a excellent POV with good light and best clarity. The contrast looks great.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-10-24 7:26]

Hello Christodoulos.
A very fine macro with good close up in perfect sharpness, vivid colour and Details.Exposure and focus is spot on a pleasing presentation to share
Regards Siggi

hallo Christodoulos
great sharpness composition with nice light and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-10-24 8:05]

Hello Christodoulos,
interesing insect,good capture rare species,thanks..

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-24 8:39]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic macro of this endemic species. Great sharpness, details and composition.
Beautiful colours with a nice contrast on the branch with moss.

What a picture, Chris!
Your are a magician, man!
Every feature of this insect is in stunningly sharp focus and the colours are just fabulous.
Thanks and regards.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-10-24 10:38]

Giasou Christodoulos,
Great capture of this Propomacrus cypriacus ..
Excellent details, nice natural colors, beautiful composition and POV.
Best wishes,

Ciao Christodoulos, great macro of fantastic beetle, good DOF, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, 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)
  • [2013-10-24 14:09]

Hi Chris,very good but no the best,some part is a bit blurred,but a perfect choice of point of view to show us this rare scarabeide,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,LUCIANO

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-10-24 18:17]

Hello Christodoulos,
You did a fine job of photographing this rather large looking beetle. The claw-like arms look like they could become fairly lethal weapons if need be.
Perfectly focused and showing off it's body armor in excellent detail and attractive colors. Great work!!

Hello Chris
照的清晰 很漂亮的金龜子
光線漂亮 角度漂亮 他身上的光彩亮麗反射
構圖很美麗 尤其是這樹枝和黃色霉菌

Hi Chris,
Very good macro of this red brown beetle with excellent sharp details, superb natural colors, wonderful lighting, and gorgeous composition. Very well done, my friend, and thanks. Have a nice day!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-10-25 6:06]

Hello Christodoulos
splendid capture in abundance of light, Well composed to give a wonderful detail and sharpness. The simple composition of subject is of great success.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-10-25 11:10]

Hello Christodoulos,
Interesting beetle which I didn't know until now. Good view from above, strong ligth, but you handled it well.

καλημέρα Christodoulos
La lumière est très bonne, les teintes ressortent bien, les détails sont bien rendus
Un franc succès comme d'habitude !
Bravo et Merci

Το φως είναι πολύ καλό, τα χρώματα ξεχωρίζουν καλά, οι λεπτομέρειες και καθίστανται
Μια επιτυχία as usual!
Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστίες


Hello Christodoulos
I have been away from internet. Now I have visited your last post. All of them great as always. I select this one to write.
This is wonderful capture of pretty Cypriotic endemic. Great details, exposure and superb colors. Congratulations on your co-autorships and patronymy of the species.
Thanks for sharing this beauty. Well done.

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