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Rhynocoris punctiventris

Rhynocoris punctiventris
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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: 2010-06-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E3, Olympus Zuiko 35mm Macro F3.5
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Heteroptera of Europe+Turkey-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-02-14 6:31
Viewed: 4496
Points: 80
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Rhynocoris punctiventris is a species of the family Reduviidae, the assassin bugs. They pray on other insects, particularly larvae. Species of this genus are noted for providing parental care of offspring.

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Hi Yiannis - a wonderful macro. Sharpness is great and so is the lighting. a perfect capture. TFS

Bravo Yiannis, superb macro shot with stunning clarity and impressive detail indeed! The f/8 did a magic work here, perfect depth of field and impressive point of view. Simple and effective shot and I love it!
George Veltchev

hello Yiannis
very good sharpness picture with great details
nice bg and beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-14 7:48]

Hello Yiannis,
Very good macro from great POV.Excellent sharpness and coloration.TFS.Best regards Siggi

Hallo Yiannis,
a superb macro shot of Rhynocoris punctiventris, incredible details, i like very much the warm colour tones, excellent POV, DOF, BG in a very nice composition.
Best regards

a great macro shot with excellent sharpness of focus, coloration and exposure. nicely composed and presented. thanks, Yiannis.
have a nice evening

Hello Yiannis,
Splendid macro with very nice colors and fantastic details.
What can I say.... Again a impressive capture with excellent focus and perfect exposure.
Outstanding capture! 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)
  • [2011-02-14 8:59]

Hello Yiannis,
A very beautiful photo in splendid light and colours. Great sharpness and details. Superb composition, DOF and taken from a very good POV.

Εντυπωσιακή φωτογραφία Γιάννη, με ωραία σύνθεση και εξαιρετική ευκρίνεια.

Ciao Yannis. Perfect details and beutiful natural colours.


Hi Yiannis,
very interesting species. Nice colours and perfect sharpness. A lot of details. Suitable peaceful background.
Thanks for sharing.

Very nice view and excellent sharpness. TFS Yiannis.

Ciao Yannis, great macro of beautiful bug, fantastic colors, wonderful blurry BG, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-02-14 13:25]

Hi Yiannis,
Great sharpness, colors, details and composition .. very nice
Congratulations and best regards ..

Γεια σου Γιάννη,
great macro with excellent sharpness!!

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-02-14 14:26]

Giasou Yiannis,
Perfect macro .!
Excellent details, nice natural colors, beautiful composition and POV, great pose of the insect.
Best wishes,

Hello yiannis
this is a wonderful shot with excellent sharp details, great POV showing the beautiful markings of his body, superb light and colors
very well done

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-02-14 15:06]

Hi Yannis,very impressive pic whit a fantastic focus everywhere and the best sharpness and colors.I think is better your that the George's WS..ehehe...very well done!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-02-15 0:19]

Beautiful specimen, expertly captured. Great light and color!

It would be helpful to indicate the size of the objects shown in such images.

Thank you! Have a pleasant and productive day,


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-02-15 0:25]

Hello Yiannis,
An excellent macro of this Assassin Bug. The sharpness, natural colours and dorsal POV against a clean BG contribute to a fine portait of this species of Rhynocoris. I have one similar from Lesvos that I may post sometime.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hi yiannis,

Fine macro shot!
Beautiful bug & well captured.
Well done & TFS.


Hello Yiannis,

this are an great macro shot made by you.
Good of sharpness, pov and details.
Fine colors
Nicely blurred bg.


γειά σου Γιάννη, η οξύτητα και η πλούσια απόδοση χρωμάτων δημιουργεί μια πολύ καλή μάκρο φωτό, καλή συνέχεια στη υπέροχη συλλογή σου!

Hello Yiannis,
Beautiful colours and composition. Well done.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-15 21:56]

Hi Yiannis,
very sharp shot of this insect. Exciting view with hairs could be seen in details. The orange and green colours render a plerasant composition.


Ol Yiannis,
The most important here is the sharpness and the great image's quality. Good information about this nice bug.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-02-20 15:13]

Dear Yannis,
I think it is my first visit to your gallery and Im very impressed.You are really a good photographer!
This pic here is wonderful with good colors and perfect sharpness.
Good job Yannis!
Id like to thankyou also for your lovely comments in my photos wich I konw there are not so good as the yours.
Have a nice week my friend!
Warms regards from,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-02-25 5:23]

Hi Yiannis.
Excellent close-up in every aspect. Lights, colours, sharpness of the insect image are stunning as well as smoothness and colourfulness of the BG. Great 3D-image. Bravo.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-03-04 14:29]

Hello Yiannis,
What a beautiful close up,great sharpness and splendid colors.The POV,details and BG are excellent.TFS.

hi Yiannis, nica macro, goog details, TFS.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-04-20 4:21]

Hello Yannis,
Yesterday I saw one of these special bugs Too. And if you show it with a macro, they look even much more impressive. Very good shot of this Assassin bug, well presented in a diagonal composition and in a natural environment.
Thanks and kind regards

Buena luz y enfoque aunque con colores algo saturados.
Saludos Yiannis.

Hi Yiannis,

What a fabulous and superb macro shot, Pin sharp with great detail, magnificent colour saturation and good use of fill in flash,
Good composition and well done,
Congratulations Yiannis,
Best Regards,


Very nice macro shot Yiannis showing excellent details!! Thanks for sharing!

Hello Yiannis,
A superb sharp image of this beautiful Insect, beautiful colours, composition and point of view are very good, very well seen and well captured,
Thanks for sharing and have a great week,
Best Regards,

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-06-17 6:38]

Hi Yiannis,

This is a very nice creature. It looks very complicated with six legs and special wings. The colors and all the details are wonderful. TFS.


Beautiful bug nicely perch and captured with good details. Thanks for showing us this assasin bug, yiannis.
Kind regards,

H i Yiannis,

I forgot to add my praise at the time. Here it is:a species never seen before well presented, hazt is what I like with this shot.

My best regards,

Hi Yiannis,
wonderfull shot, very well timed, perfect focus and contrast, excellent colors, beautifull background,

Amazing insect, good capture,
Have a NW

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