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Chrysis mutabilis

Chrysis mutabilis
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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: 2008-05-27
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Metallic wonders of nature 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-01-02 4:59
Viewed: 3134
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Chrysis mutabilis Du Buysson 1887.

Chrysis mutabilis is a parasitic wasp in the Cerastes group of the family Chrysididae (Cuckoo-wasps).

The species of the family Chrysididae are metallic-coloured insects called cuckoo wasps because they lay their eggs in the nests of other insects (mainly solitary wasps and bees). A very hard cuticle protects adults from the stings of the host species. The Chrysididae species can also roll themselves up for extra protection. Most species have no venom.
Chrysis mutabilis is a small wasp with a length of 6-9,5mm . It is a metallic green species with metallic red abdomen. The central part of thorax is metallic blue.
It is a species of the Middle East and Western Asia. Cyprus is the western limit of its distribution.

In Cyprus it is a common and widespread species.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-01-02 5:50]

wow! superb macro with vivid colors and great details
Happy New Year!

Ciao Christodoulos, great macro of lovely Chrysis mutabilis with fantastic metallic colors, beautiful diagonal composition, nice lighing BG, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hallo Christodoulos
A beauty indeed! 10/10 and more. The details of this image is truly praiseworthy, the metallic colours magic. The close point of view and the composition is great. I tried to capture something similar to this some time ago and failed, yours is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Christodoulos,
A wonderful macro capture taken from a great POV with vivid colours. The details, sharpness and composition are excellent, too.
Happy New Year!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-02 6:46]

Hello Christodoulos,
Another fanastic photo in great quality. What a beauty!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-01-02 7:43]

Hello Christodoulos,
A really fine capture of this brightly coloured wasp! Fantastic sharpness and lovely colours against the soft backghround. Well composed too.
TFS and best wishes for the coming year! Ulla

hello Christodoulos
great sharpness and beautiful colours of this little wasp
i like the colours very much i have seen this specie in Greece ,a Beauty
thanks greeting lou

Beautiful insect captured in vibrant colors, Christoduolus. The bony has metallic shine and details are just amazing.
Great shot and thanks for sharing,

Hello Christodoulos,
great capture of this beautiful insect with wonderful metallic colours and excellent sharpness. I also like your diagonal composition and the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

Hallo Christodoulos,
a very beautiful macro shot of this colourful wasp, impressive details and fantastic metallic colours, point of view and composition are excelent
Best regards

Hi Christodoulos,
excellent photo of this species. Great macro!
Perfect sharpness and details. Nice colours. Amazing composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Fantastic macro of a very small bee. Excellent detail and good focus.
Amazing colours.
regards yiannis

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-02 10:41]

Hello Christodoulos,
Wonderful close up.Exposure is spot on,details are crisp clear.I liked POV,sharpness,lighting a lot.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-02 15:15]

Hi Chris,a super macro whit an incredible sharpness and the best capture of the metallic colors,your macro lens show us all the muscles today....and the result is a great pleasure for my eyes.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Christodoulos,
Wonderful macro with a interesting insect I never met before.
It is a perfect image taken from a very nice POV.
The details and vivid colors are great.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-01-03 4:22]

Fantastic macro shot, Christodoulos!
Outstanding sharpness and fine detail; great POV, light and splendid metallic colours; what a beauty!

Hello Christodoulos, another great shot with perfect light and details. Very beautiful and interesting subject. All the best, Paolo

What an insect and what a pic!! Great colours.
a happy new year to you...

Hello Christodoulos,
This is a beautiful species. The metallic colors are well shown. TFS this nice macro picture.

Hello Christodoulos,
An almost too good to be true capture of this Wasp. Explicit detailed macro with fantastic colours, light balance, excellent focus, POV and DOF. But, what else can you expect from an expert? Well done my friend.
Best regards and enjoy the week,

hello Christodoulos

The contrast of the color tones is great,
with fine POV and appropriate framing,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


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