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Copyright: Malgosia Bisinska (liziafa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 399 W: 0 N: 346] (1231)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS350D/Digital Rebel XT, Industar 2,8/50mm, RAW ISO 200, Extension Tube
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Weevils [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-10 10:18
Viewed: 4404
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Park Natolinski, Canon 350D + Industar 2,8/50mm

Curculionidae is the family of the "true" weevils (or snout beetles). With over 60,000 species described worldwide, it is the largest of beetle families.

They are recognized by their distinctive long snout and geniculate antennae with small clubs; beyond that curculionids have considerable diversity of form and size, with adult lengths ranging from 1 to 40 mm.

Weevils are almost entirely plant feeders, and most species are associated with a narrow range of hosts, in many cases only living on a single species.

With so many species to classify, the taxonomy of this family is quite complicated, authors disagreeing on the number and placement of various subfamilies, tribes, and subtribes. See subgroups of Curculionidae.

extramundi, hekcik, thor68, marhowie, aido, firelord, slrnovice2, valy67, AndyB, PDP, jeanpaul, omurbakir, TAZ, RII, Janice, cicindela has marked this note useful
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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-06-10 10:20]

Hello Malgosia,
interesting post, I never seen on of those blue bugs. Very nice details and information. POV and DOF are very nice.

piekne makr owada;-)

I have never seen a curculionidae with such beautiful colours.
I like very much the POV, and you got the focus just in the right place. The DOF a bit short for my personal taste, but it is a prety photo, I like it!
Thanks for sharing.

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  • takos1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
  • [2006-06-10 12:11]

Mi piace molto il muso a fuoco ed il resto sfuocato, bella foto!

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-06-10 12:12]


Przepiekne makro, przepiekne kolory, przepiekna GO - jestem pod wrazeniem - masz TALENT!!!

Pozdrawiam i podziwiam

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-06-10 15:39]

wonderful "portrait", malgosia! :-)
excellent shot head-on on the snout of the snout beetle.
these funny-looking bugs are really cool
and they seem to come in different colors -
beautiful blue on this one.
good composition with very nice details.
well done & take care, thor.

Hi Malgosia,
A nice macro on this Weevil. Nice sharp detail on the head with a good falloff inthe DOF.A strange looking fellow.

Hello Malgosia,
Nice headshot.
I think the short DOF works well here, isolating just the head in the frame nicely..
Well done and TFS!

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-06-12 4:09]

Hi Malgosia,
He looks as if he is looking at you. Ultra shallow DOF gives an interesting effect, excellent exposure and the central composition works well. An interesting colour he has as well. Nice shot.

Hi Malgosia. Great shot of this weevil. I encountered one myself recently and I do like their colour. I know from trying to shoot it myself how difficult it is to get it fully within DOF front to back when it is facing you head-on. I think you did great with your f22. Did you use a tripod to achieve that? Beautiful shot, very nicely done :)

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-06-15 14:51]

Hi Malgosia, nice captue, this weevil is a very nice-looking insect. I love its blue color very much. Excellent details on the face, beautiful colors, composition and POV. Very well done !

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-06-15 16:03]

Hi Malgosia,
An excellent capture of this Weevil.
Good sharp focus on the head and well chosen DOF.
A great POV too.
Very well done!


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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-06-15 16:18]

Hi Malgosia, just a flying visit to TN, have got a busy couple of weeks ahead so won't be around much. Just time to say a great shot of this unusual looking beetle. Good details around the head area and good POV. Well done and TFS.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-06-15 19:38]

Hi Malgosia,
Very nice macro! Great POV and well composed, the details and colours are also very nice.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-06-16 4:23]

Hello weevil and hello Malgosia, I like the POV you have chosen here it looks almost dog like! Goodshot, interesting composition and good detail where it counts.

Bonjour Malgosia
C'est une excellent Prise de vue en macro de ce bel insecte! La composition très jolie avec de belles couleurs, ainsi que les détails. Merci pour le partage .
Au revoir et Bravo ....JP

Hello Malgoisa,
Wonderful macro.I liked limited DOF you managed and details on eyes very much.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-06-17 0:57]

What a beautiful and interesting close-up. Shallow DOF gives a nice effect, but perhaps a bit more depth... Composition, POV, colors and exposure are very good ! Congratulations Malgosia and thanks for sharing.

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2006-06-17 13:42]

Great detail of the face with outstanding blue colour and contrast.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-06-20 4:26]

Hi Malgosia.
beauty macro, excellent and fine details face,very nice colors point of view and composition, good note.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-06-24 3:15]

Hi Malgosia, I like your weevil. His head is nice and sharp, and I like his pose on the leaf. Unusual colour too. TFS

Hi Maglosia,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.

Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-07-02 5:41]

Hi Malgosia
Good macro shot. Good POV and colours. good portrait shot.
Well done Malosia


Witam Malgisiu!
W pierwszej kolejnosci wielkie dzieki za odwiedziny w mojej galerii i mile slowa komentarzy :) Milo czytac, ze zdjecia, ktore sie robi podobaja sie komus :)
A wracajac do Twej fotki musze napisac, ze calkiem fajny portrecik Ci wyszedl. Szczeegolnie, ze obiekt byl przeciez maly! :)
Pozdrowionka z Lodzi!

Ps. Dawno temu pod takim samym tytulem zawarlem fotke innego owada (tutaj), zapraszam do zerkniecia, ot tak dla zabawy ;)

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