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Chrysanthia cyprica

Chrysanthia cyprica
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Copyright: yiannis christofides (yiannis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 625 W: 0 N: 770] (5400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E3
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Metallic wonders of nature 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-07-10 7:02
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Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Chrysanthia cyprica belongs to the Oedemeridae family of beetles and is endemic to Cyprus.
They are a family of beetles commonly found on flowers, feeding on pollen.
In this case the specimen was photographed on Cistus salviifolius.

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hello Yiannis
this is super macro with great details and beautiful colours
great sharpness
thanks greetin glou

hi yiannis,
great macro capture with superb sharpness and colour.
best wishes,

Ciao Yiannis, lovely bug in great contrast on beautiful white flower, wonderful metallic 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)
  • [2012-07-10 9:36]

Hi Yiannis,what a fantastic colors have this beetle,it looks ready to go in the disco...ehehe....great capture in a terrible white and sunny background,you manage very well the light for the best result,great details too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Yannis. Best compliments for the golden bug taken in excellent sharp and stunning details.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-10 11:20]

Hello Yiannis,
Great macro with a bug in wonderful colours. Excellent sharpness.

Hi Yiannis,
nice colours. Very good point of view. Amazing composition.
Thanks for sharing,

this looks as if it could be sold as a gem in a jewelry store!! Stunning indeed!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-07-10 12:17]

Hello Yiannis.
Wonderful capture of this beetle with fantastic metallic color and superb detail.
Best regards Siggi

Ciao Yianni.
Interessante macro di questo coleottero color oro, ben fotografato con un’ottima nitidezza e notevoli dettagli,belli i colori come l’ottima composizione bravo.
Ciao Marco.

Καλημέρα Γιάννη.
Ενδιαφέρον θέμα και εξαιρετική φωτογραφία παρά το δύσκολο φόντο. Πολύ καλή διαγώνια σύνθεση, όμορφα λαμπερά χρώματα και εντυπωσιακή ευκρίνεια.

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  • Filnato (101)
  • [2012-07-11 11:42]

Beautiful image and technically superb.

Hallo Yiannis
Only two words needed to describe this wonderful image, filled with lots of qualities to appreciate, bright colours and stunning details and that is Perfect Photography and that is no lie. Thanks for sharing this image filled with sparkle and pizazz. The natural sunlight is absolutely wonderful. Best regards.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-07-13 5:23]

Hello Yiannis,
Beautiful metallic beetle this Chrysanthia on a white Cistus. Not an easy task for the photographer!! Best sharpness and a well presented picture.
Thanks and kind regards

great living jewel, have a nice weekend, Ori

great details and very good focus in your picture Yiannis, congratulations !

ciao, tino

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-07-14 18:43]

Hello Yiannis,
I must admit, you can't get much better then this excellent macro image. Outstanding detail and beautiful iridescent colors. Wonderful exposure, especially when the BG is all white. Well done!!

Hi Yiannis,
Very nice presentation. Excellent composition and sharpness. Amazing colours.

Hello Yiannis,
No doubt a splendid image. A perfect photo taken from a good POV with such exceptional metallic colors. Very good focus and wonderful details.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-07-22 7:46]

Giasou Yannis,
Metal glows, like jewels ..
Great Capture.Excellernt captura, superb DOF, sharpness and composition
Best wishes,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-07-24 11:50]

Hi Yiannis,
Perfect macro shot. Gorgeous colours and details.
Regards Jiri.

Very nice picture, excellent capture of this Chrysanthia endemic to Cyprus.
Best regards.

Supongo que un endemismo de tu zona... y vaya parecidos con las de aquí.
En general buen manej de la luz y excelente enfoque a pesar del gran aumento mostrado.
Saludos Yiannis: J. Ignasi.

Hi Yiannis, Superb macro image here my good friend, good quality detail, very well composed, great stuff Yiannis and very well done,
Best Regards,


Hi Yainnis,
Your insect is dancing ..... fabulous colours!!

Hello Yiannis,
What a lovely macro, well done dear Yiannis.
Very good detalis and coloor in photograph.
Have a good weekend.

Hello Yiannis,
What beautiful metallic colours in great clarity and excellent dof. A great pleasure to view. Best wishes.

A very nicely composed photo, and the subject is nicely isolated against the white flower. Excellent color and detail too.

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  • girni Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 13] (193)
  • [2012-09-30 0:56]

superbe composition avec ce doré sur fond blanc; bel insecte !!

Hello Yiannis,
great capture of this beetle with goood sharpness and lovely details. I also like the beautiful metallic colours and the fine contrast against the white flower.
Best wishes,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-25 4:06]

Hello Yiannis
exciting composition of sharpness and details. The shiny body is indeed very marvellous.
Excellent presentation with lively view.


Hello Yiannis,
Beautiful colour.You have captured it nicely with good details and sharpness.I like its colour very much.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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