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Aphrodite goddess

Aphrodite goddess
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Copyright: Erodotos Kakouris (ekakouri) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 34] (170)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-14
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-19 12:35
Viewed: 4092
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a photo of the endemic for Cyprus moth Pyropteron minianiformis aphrodite Bartsch 2004. This subspecies has been described by Daniel Bartsch in his publication BARTSCH, DANIEL, 2004: Die sesienfauna Zyperns, eine kommentierte übersicht (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). Entomologische Zeitschrift 114 (2): 80-86 from Tala-Kissonerga, 100-200 m asl,Pafos district. This photo is from Troodos at 1800 m asl!!! Another subspecies, the Pyropteron minianiformis minianiformis (Freyer 1843) is found in South-East Mediterranean and near-east countries.

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Kalimera Erodotos,
Welcome to TN. A fantastic macro shot, the wasp is sharp like a razorblade, colors are very nice and the composition's pleasant. Some smaller errors:
- I think there was sensor dust on your lens, at least I see a pot on a green leaf
- background's a bit noisy. You can remove them by using the free software Neat Image (at least the demo's free) or selectively using gaussian blur effect in Photoshop.
However, a nice photo, congrats and thanx for sharing. Best regards from Hungary, László

Hallo Erodotos
Another beautiful image from your lens. Indeed great camerawork. The details captured here is stunning and is seen with great clarity, especially of the moth's wings. I also find the the anthers of the flower very sharp and well focused, and although there is a bit noise in the green parts of the image, the attention is drawn more to the moth. The centralised composition and the point of view is super, the white flower creates a perfect backdrop as well as a natural frame and the colours are beautiful. Thanks for sharing a lovely macro. Best regards.

Hallo Erodotos,
a very good macro shot, fine detail and beautiful natural colours in a nice composition
Best regards

Ηρόδοτε γεια σου
Ενδιαφέρον είδος και πολύ καλή παρουσίαση. Τα χρώματα και η οξύτητα είναι εξαιρετικά.

hello Erodotos
very good shot to see this beauty with great details -nice pose -and beautyful colours
greeting lou

Geia sou Erodote,
A very attractive composition of this endemic moth and Rosa canina flower (a very good BG). A sharp photo with wonderful colours.
Best regards,

Hi Erodotos,
Very nice macro capture.TFS

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-20 12:51]

Hello Erodotos,
Beautiful photo in well saturated colours. Good sharpness and details. Although the BG is a bit noisy, the contrasts are very beautiful. Excellent composition.

Hello Erodotos
Wonderful macro. This beauty aphrodite, shows great detail sharpness. Nice colors.

Hello Erodotos!
Amazing macro. Wonderful contrast and sharpness. Marvelous brightness and colours.
Good cut. Very good note. Splendid effect.
Well done!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-23 4:36]

Hello Erodotos,
such a splendid sharpness and excellent view of this goddess. The feature is wonderful and I like the stripe body very much.
The white petals really give a nice background.
The overall view is very attractive and catchy.
Well done and well presented image.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-24 13:26]

Hi Erodotus! Your name remember me my vacation in Bodrum..ehehe...What a beautiful specie and what a impressive pic,fantastic white balance,sharpness and colors.I wish you all the best for Christmas and thanks for share,Luciano.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-12-31 13:52]

Hello Erodotos,
What a unique and colorful looking moth, You managed to capture exceptional detail and just the right amount of exposure in this fine photo. TFS. Well done!!

Ciao Erotodos, a great welcome on TN, fanntastic macro of lovely moth, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, I like a lot, bravo my friend, ciao Silvio

An excellent presentation,good colours,very sharp and very well composed.
Well done.

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  • Helio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 16] (533)
  • [2011-01-06 8:30]

Very nice picture in macro, nice colors!

Ciao Erodotos. Perfect sharp and intrigant contrast against the white flower. Beautiful colours. Best compliments.


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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 60 N: 95] (267)
  • [2011-01-06 13:26]

The moth is very detailed and sharp and amazing DOF and clarity with an f/4.5 aperture.

Fine detail and color for this marco image.


Impresionante trabajo Erodotos !
Magníficos colores y unas texturas además muy bien captadas: Enhorabuena.

Un saludo y gracias por tus comentarios: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Erodotos,
Beautiful image. I would have cropped it closer still but wondertful image as it is. Best regards.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-01-14 4:44]

Hello Erodotos,
An interesting and rarely shown species of insects which you present with excellent sharpness and with a nice central composition. We have some related species in my country too, but we seldom can see them.
Kind regards

hello Erodotos,
Perfect name for such a beautiful moth. This is a very clear detailed image with beautiful warm colors. And with the white background it stands out. Very well done and thanks for sharing.

Hellow Erodotos,
A nice diagonal perspectice with great sharpness and correct exposure showing intricate details and colouration.

Hello Erodotos,

Excellent details in the insect, a fine close-up..!
I like the framing with the diagonal insect body, DoF is accurate and colours vivid and natural...

Pablo -

Superb photograph of this amazingly beautiful moth. regards yiannis

Buna Erodotos,
In my opinion this is an wonderful image captured with excellent exposure and fine details in both, white and black, colours. Great sharpness, POV and composition. Well done!

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  • Filnato (101)
  • [2012-12-13 10:07]

Fantastic find and excellent photo!!

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