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Anthaxia brevis

Anthaxia brevis
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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: 2012-05-03
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-29 8:33
Viewed: 2028
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Anthaxia brevis Gory & Laporte, 1839. On Cistus flower.

Anthaxia brevis is a small beetle in the family Buprestidae (length 4-5 mm) found in eastern Europe and western Asia.
In Cyprus it is a very common and widespread species from costal areas to the Troodos summit.

Adults found on various flowers from March to July. Its larvae feed in dead wood of of Pistacia lentiscus and Pistacia terebinthus .

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hallo Christodoulos
super sharpness composition with the beautiful colours
great details and a very nice beetleto see
great shot
thanks greeting lou

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2013-11-29 10:21]

Congratulations, Chris, not only for this beautiful composition, but also for having successfully overcome the challenge of photographing an insect with bright elytra, which is a nightmare without flash may be that natural glitter not capture and colors look matt, and flash is very difficult to avoid overexposure.

Hernán Bortondello

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Beautiful macro of this multi-coloured Beetle's.Attractive sharpness with charming colour.Well captured-petal looks like a big bed for it.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-29 11:54]

Hi Chris,i think that this is one of the most difficult specie for a good pic...ehehe...so small and so full of metallic reflections...you result is really beautiful whit fine details and colors,magnificent yellow and purple background too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-29 12:09]

Hello Christodoulos,
Another fantastic macro in superb sharpness, details, DOF and a perfect composition. Very beautiful colours.
Good weekend,

Ciao Crhistodoulos, great macro of lovely bug, fantastic details, superb sharpness, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Nice and cute beetle with wonderful colours.
fine sharpness and colors. its look likes a small toy.

nice capture.


Hello Christodoulos
Wonderful macro with superb colour and sharpness.
Beautiful natural light.
best wishes.

Hi Chris!
Splendid macro shot. Great sharpness and details with lovely natural colors. I liked glittering beetle the most.TFS
Best regards

hallo Christodoulos
照的清晰 很漂亮的甲蟲
真是帥呆了 低一次見到這種五彩繽紛的色彩
真是太神奇了 很新奇
光線亮麗 花朵般的背景漂亮 非常的搭配
構圖美麗 謝謝分享

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-11-30 0:48]

Hello Christodoulos,
interesing species,good details,nice photo,thanks..

Hello Christodoulos,
Beautiful close-up with great sharpness,details,clarity and lovely colours.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-11-30 4:57]

Hi Christodoulos,
Beautiful coloureds beetles. Excellent detail and perfectly sharp photo. Nice composition with amazing surroundings.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-11-30 5:01]

Its shining image...beautiful beetle with great texture and colors..well composed on the flower. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-11-30 7:35]

Hello Christodoulos,
A very colorful Anthaxia from your country, well posed on the fine pink flower. We have some species too, rather with green coloration. Well composed in a decentred manner.
Have a nice weekend

Very nice composition,super details...congratulations.



Ciao Christodoulos. Wonderful show of metallic. Good light excellent details.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-11-30 9:50]

Hello Christodoulos,
An attractive beetle with gorgeous iridescent red, bluish green, and black markings. Super sharp focus allowing us to view it in excellent detail. This is a new one for me, so thank you for sharing it with us. Great job!!

Hi Christodoulos,
What a beautiful bug you captured! Very good POV, superb clarity, great fine details, gorgeous lighting, and excellent colors. Very well done, my friend. Thanks and regards.

A wonderful image Christodoulos, very pleasant composition with lovely colours, sharpness and clarity.
best wishes,

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