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Anthaxia diadema

Anthaxia diadema
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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: 2014-05-29
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-17 5:44
Viewed: 2276
Points: 36
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Anthaxia (Cratomerus) diadema (Fischer von Waldheim, 1824)

Anthaxia (Cratomerus) diadema is a small beetle in the family Buprestidae (length 6-9 mm).

It has a green metallic colour with red reflections on the prothorax. The underparts, the sides of prothorax and the head of the female are metallic red.
It is found in the Balkans and the Middle East.

In Cyprus it is a common species at the lowlands.
The adult’s flight period is April– June. Its host-plant in Cyprus is Prunus dulcis (Almont Tree)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-17 6:02]

Hi Chris,it's very difficult to comment a pic like that,absolutely perfect!! What a macro,the detail are the best as possible,and it's very difficult too to take so well the metallic colors of these bettles mating,very very well done! Have a nice evening 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)
  • [2014-08-17 7:25]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic macro of these mating beetles in splendid metallic colours and superb details. Taken from a perfect POV. Beautiful blurred background too.

hallo Christo
Great shot with beautiful metalic colours
good composition
I found this specie in Greece now i have the name
thanks gr lou

Hello Christodoulos,
Pin sharp photo with amazing clarity, outstanding focus and fantastic details. I like this excellent capture of a nice specie with such amazing shape and green-metallic colors....A wonderful composition.

Hello Christodoulos-Outstanding macro with excellent sharp details.I like its colour and also light on it.Well captured this Beetles,even with their antennas are well in focus.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

WOW!!!! This is a great capture with pin sharp details :)

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-08-18 1:11]

Giasou Christodoulos,
Very beautiful photo!
Fine details and splendid sharpness and perfect focus.
Best wishes,

Hi Christodoulos!
Excellent macro showing these beautiful,glittering bugs sharing an intimate moment. Superb sharpness and an excellent contrast with a smooth BG. Well done and thank you for sharing,
Best Regards,

Gem of a macro picture, Chris.
The colours on the insects with metallic sheen look stunning.
Thanks for sharing this professional image.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-08-18 8:45]

Hi Christodoulos,
Excellent close-up of this insects. Fantastic metalic colors. Perfect composition with very good sharpness details. Excellent background.
Regards Jiri.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-08-18 17:30]

Hello Christodoulos,
What a neat shot of these two gorgeous beetles. The detail is fantastic and the colors are just awesome. The metallic textured colors show up wonderfully with no blow-outs whatsoever. I really like the composition and nice clean BG.
I'm sure if they knew they would be viewed by folks from all over the world they would have given you a more discrete pose:) An awesome image Christodoulos!! TFS.

Make beetle love, NO tanks WAR! :) Nice image, TFS

Ciao Christodoulos. Just the show of light and metallic colours. Impressive details!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-08-23 4:06]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Very luminous picture showing these two mating Anthaxiae. Interesting document.
Have a nice weekend

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-08-28 21:42]

Hi Christodoulos.
I cannot believe that these beetles are so small. Simply perfect macro shot with terrific details and exact exposure. I also welcome impressive cropping and composition of the image. Well done and TFS.

Hello Christodoulos
Wow!!What a great details and beautiful colours.Excellent capture indeed.Thanks for sharing,
Best regards....Joy

Hello Christodoulos,
remarkably well detailed and clear close-up approach presenting a loving couple of tiny buprestidae beetles glittering in the sun. A pleasure to look at. Thank you!
With best regards,

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic Close up! beautiful colours, excellent sharpness details, a very well captured!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,

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