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Copyright: Norbert Gorski (hekcik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D, Industar 2,8/50mm, RAW ISO 200, Extension Tube
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Weevils [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-10 14:45
Viewed: 4477
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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.


52°08'44.46" N
21°04'14.25" E


extramundi, thor68, pac, liziafa, dew77, TAZ, scottevers7, marhowie, aido, eruyanik, Signal-Womb, zeca, cecilia, thistle, firelord, metcher has marked this note useful
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Malgosia will have to forgive me this time, but I like this one better than the potrait she posted, it is a question of personal taste. You POV is great.
I would have cropped a but tighter to get the subject a bit closer. It is a good photo of an interesting specie in a perfect moment :), TFS.

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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 15:34]

two are better than one and they´re having fun. *g*
excellent macro-shot, norbert! :-)
the weevils are so funny-lookng bugs.
wonderful composition and details,
these two even have different colors.
well seen & captured, thor.

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  • pac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 157] (1783)
  • [2006-06-10 15:43]

Wonderfull close-up!

Well done..


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-10 16:11]

Hello Norbert,
Excellent capture.POV,details,sharpness,lighting,framing and composition are wonderful.

Hello, good picture of mating weevils with a very good focus. I did a workshop to try a different crop & remove the blurred leaves on the left, hope you won't mind.

beautiful macro
Hi Mario

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-06-11 3:24]

What a beautiful and interesting macro for this tiny lovers ! Composition, colors, exposure, POV, DOF and sharpness are very good ! I feel a nice 3D effect. Congratulations Norbert and thanks for sharing.

BDB ostrosc, kadr, kolory i GO.
Pozdrawiam Malgosia :-)

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  • DOBIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 170] (632)
  • [2006-06-11 6:14]

Hi Norbert,
Nice photo you made!
Great detail and shrapness.
It looks super!

Hi Norbert,
An excellent macro shot. Your fill flash exposure was superb here. Beautiful saturated colors. Detail is very sharp. Great pose!

Hi Norbert,
Excellent work.
Very sharp, detailed, and composed well.
Great POV, color, DOF, and flash work..
Very well done and Thank You!

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-06-12 7:40]

Hi Norbert,
Great shot, excellent detail and colours. Perfect exposure and great framing/composition. The shallow DOF has worked well here.

Good macro, nice detail, well taken.


Hello Nerbert!
They are so little and i'm really compelled with these!You're playing with these little weevils! Great pov, details, focusing and sharpness also! dof is spot on! VERY WELL DONE!
Thank you and best regards!

Such a sharp image I cant help but look and search to see what glass produced this. Fantastic detail and image quality. Very nice work.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-06-14 0:59]

Hello Norbert!
Very nice composed! Excelent sharpness and colours. Amazing details!

Super framimg, exposure, positioning and subject.
Well done.

Hi Norbert,
Excellent macro! Great sharpness and clarity,
nice colours.
Thanks for sharing!

Witaj Norbert,
To jest swietne!!! Wszystko perfect i naprawde nawet mi trudno sie do czegos przyczepic ;-)
Pozdrowienia :-)

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-06-19 19:29]

Hi Norbert
Well seen and captured. Good colours and sharpnes.
Well done Norbert


Hi, Norbert.
Interesting cosmic creatures. Excellent exposure. Well composed. Sharp.

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