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Agapanthia gemella

Agapanthia gemella
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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: 2013-04-03
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-17 7:37
Viewed: 2923
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Agapanthia gemella Holzschuh, 1989

Agapanthia gemella is a longhorn beetle 8-12 mm in the family Cerambycidae.
It is an endemic species to Cyprus. The adults found in March April on the host-plant Erophaca baetica subsp. orientalis .

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Beautiful composition with this Long Horn Beetle perched on very ornate leaves that lend a special touch to the picture, Chris.
A fantastic macro that once again brings out the professional level of your nature imagery.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-04-17 8:04]

Hello Christodoulos,
great capture agapanthia and erophaca leaves,thanks for sharing..

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-04-17 8:05]

Hello Christodoulos,
Again a superb macro in perfect details and splendid colours. The metallic colours of the beetle are gorgeous. Great choice of composition.

很可愛的甲蟲 和上次一樣的漂亮

Hi Chris,

A very good macro of this Longhorn Beetle. excellent detail and colours, showing the iridescence on its back well. Nice natural bg.
TFS regards Bill.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-04-17 9:16]

Hi Chris,
excellent macro of this shiny bug,
great details, lovely composition !
Best regards !

Hi Christodoulos,
incredible photo. Nice colours. Perfect composition. Many details.
Thanks for sharing

Ciao Christodoulos, great macro of lovely beetle, fantastic metallic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent environmental photo for this insect, fine POV,
great focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


hallo Christodoulos
super good picture the beetle and the plant are beautiful
nice shot with great sharpness
thenkd greeting lou

great Agapanthia and great enviroment

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-04-17 12:59]

Giasou Christodoulos,
Great capture of this an endemic specie ..
Superb composition taken from a excellent POV with lovely light and best clarity.
Best wishes,

Hello Christodoulos,
an outstanding macro with stunning detail and colour.
metallic colour is very nice.
best wishes,

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2013-04-17 20:17]

Hi again,

Another excellent detail shot of the plant and this bug, love the shiny shell and wing, like gold with touch of green. Love all the fussy hair of the leave. Excellent quality photo as always.


Giasou Christodoule
Beautiful setting for this exquisite beetle, brilliant light and colours, excellent detail.
regards yiannis

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Excellent details and colour combination.I like its sharpness too.Great focus on subject in its natural habitat made it outstanding.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-04-18 9:23]

Very good presentation of this Agapanthia on the leaff of this plant! Nice textures and sharpness and very good picture. Congratulation and thank you for sharing it. Saludos.

ένα πολύ καλό κοντινό που με το φόντο εντυπωσιάζει σαν εικόνα!
καλό απόγευμα Χριστόδουλε

Hi Chris, Another excellent display of macro Photography my good friend, Sharpness Tack!, lighting and composition superb, great effort here Chris and very well done,

Best Regards,


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-04-19 1:06]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
What a splendid metallic beetle and so well photographed. I'm amazed that his name has been given in 1989.. most interesting posting.
Kind regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-04-19 1:22]

Hi Chris,fantastic macro whit the best details till the end of this lonf antennae,i like the great sharpness and the perfect capture of these metallic colors,very very difficult! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Christodoulos.
this is a fine beetle capture from the top. The metallic colors are well registered in this excellent image.

An excellent image, very admirable both for the detail and for the composition.

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