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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: 2013-06-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E3
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-11 7:12
Viewed: 2900
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Panorpidae are a family of scorpionflies. This family contains more than 350 species. They are 9–25 mm long. The males have enlarged genitals that look similar to the stinger of a scorpion
These insects have four membranous wings and threadlike antennae. Their elongated faces terminate with jaws that are used to feed on dead and dying insects, nectar, and rotting fruit. While in larval form, they scavenge by consuming dead insects on ground.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-11 7:20]

Hi Yiannis,a very common specie in my country during springtime and summer,i like your different choice of point of view to show us the profile,great details and natural colors,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)
  • [2013-12-11 7:25]

Hello Yiannis,
A macro of this scorpionfly in perfect clarity, beautiful colours and outstanding sharpness and details. Great choice of POV and composition with a nice blurred background.

Hi yiannis,
well captured of this scorpionfly...sharp and clear with excellent colours.
POV and BG is too good.



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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-12-11 8:06]

Beautiful image of this scorpion fly...fine composition and colors. tfs.

Hello Yiannis
What a nice macro with stunning clarity and colour.
Perfect composition.
best wishes,

hallo Yiannis
super good sharpness and nice composition
the colours are beautiful to
\thanks greeting lou

Εντυπωσιακό έντομο Γιάννη! Πολύ καλή φωτογραφία με καλή σύνθεση, όμορφα χρώματα και εξαιρετική ευκρίνεια!

Ciao Yiannis, great macro of lovely skporpion fly, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful bright colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Yiannis,
照的清晰 很漂亮的昆蟲
顏色鮮豔 長相非常新奇 地一次見到
光線亮麗 構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Yiannis,
Wow! what a beautiful species of fly,captured with great perfection.Nice details,clarity,colours and composition.TFS.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-12-12 16:37]

Hello Yiannis,
What an interesting looking insect you have photographed. I don't believe I have ever viewed one of these guys before. It's body features are certainly unique and the colors are very attractive.
Tac sharp focus and just the right amount of exposure. Love the diagonal perch and nice blurred BG.

Ciao Yannis. One of the best for this specie. Great compo MF. Top quality.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-12-14 0:48]

Hello Yiannis
what an insect. Well presented in excellent sharpness and the green background is so lovely. The tail is very sharp.
Very special insect.


Kalimera Yiannis,
Beautiful macro shot with crystal clear and very sharp details + a pleasant composition. I love your lights, colors and shallow DoF also. Masterful photo, a remarkable close up. Huge congratulations.
Best regards, László

Congratulations, Yiannis, for this wonderful macro. Great portrait of this scorpionfly. A big hug from Argentina.

Hernán Bortondello

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-12-15 11:46]

Hello Yannis,
Very well composed picture of the Panorpa-fly, perfectly posed on this blade. The green blurred background is ideal to emphazise the subjects. A little bit os noise however, easily removabale.
Kind regards

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-12-21 8:20]

Hi yiannis,
Amazing colour with nice composition.
Excellent details and perfect blurred background.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Yiannis,
What a lovely insect.
well done dear friend.

amazing scorpionfly, have a nice weekend, Ori

Hello Yiannis,
No doubt a splendid image. Perfect photo taken from a good POV. I love the superb contrast against the green background and the interesting and natural colors.
Thanks for sharing this beauty!

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2014-06-06 19:52]

Γεια σου Γιάννη

Μια τέλεια φωτογραφία, εξαιρετικό βάθος πεδίου και λεπτομέρειες, πολύ ωραίο bokeh, εξαιρετική σύνθεση σε διαγώνια τοποθέτηση. Συγχαρητήρια


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