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Curculio elephas


Curculio elephas
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Copyright: Josep Ignasi Tejedor (jignasi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2118 W: 0 N: 3424] (27917)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 450D, sigma 105 mm f: 2,8 macro
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-17 17:13
Viewed: 5566
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
(To explain in Catalan language)

Avui he disfrutat en veure un insecte desconegut per mi. Es tracta del cuc o diabló del castanyer, que tb ataca a les glas de l'alzina, del roure i del garric. El seu nom és Curculio Elephas. Com tots els Curculiònids té la cara allargada y una trompa que fa de barrina. El que veieu és d'un castanyer. Amb aquesta trompa forada el fruit quan encara és verd i fica dintre d'ell un o dos ous. D'ells neix la larva que es nudreix del fruit. Quan madura i cau el fruit, la larva fa un petit forat, surt i s'enterrarà per crisalidar.
A la foto la veieu pel damunt del fruit inmadur d'una castanya.

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Hola Ignasi,
Today, we are neighbour. very nice for me.
what a nice macro-shot of this beautiful colored curculionid. Sharp details wonderful. Long proboscis and antenna make it very interesting. Lighting, colors, POV and composition also great. Gracias y saludos amigo.
Ahmet

Hola Ignasi,
Qué gorgojo más trompudo! Has logrado una linda foto y a la vez buen documento, con un acercamiento estupendo. Por ahí la cabeza un poco más hacia ti hubiera sido mejor, pero los bichos no son de colaborar mucho con nosotros
Un abrazo
Hernán

Hola Josep,
Very impressive shot of this insect that I first encountered!
good macro shot with perfect exposure and focus in the shot
very well done
muchas gracias
Saludos
tony

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-09-17 21:07]

Hi Josep!

I didn't know the existence of Curculio elephas. Your contribution is very precious. The picture shows this amazing insect with rich details and all the parts of its body are well visible and crystal clear. The colours are superb, also the composition and your notes help us to know more about this insect.

Kind regards

Markus

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-09-17 21:16]

Hello Josep,

This is a fine close-up ofthis isnsect. You have selected and excelent DOF keeping the whole insect in focus. Even the finest details of the insect can be clearly seen. Colors are very well rendered looking absolutly natural. there is also a perfect match between insect's colors , flower beneath and background.

Thank you for sharing,
Cristian

Hello Josep,

Beautiful capture of this long-snout weevil. Excellent POV, DOF and sharpness. Splendid light. Beautiful natural colours.
Cheers,
Mariki

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-09-18 2:13]

Hi Josep Ignasi,
A really good macro of an interesting little weevil.Great POV,and detail.
Excellent work.
Well done!Siggi

hi Ignasi,

I like the POV,light, colour and setting. Superb macro shot.TFS.

regards
mohaimin

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-09-18 2:56]

Hello Ignasi
wonderful macro capture of this interesting curculio. TFS and G's,
Mehmet

Hola Josep

Great shot of this elephant weevil.
Excellent composition, POv and sharpness.

Chris

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-09-18 3:47]

Hi Josep,
an excellent macro, with superb detail and taken from a very good POV. DOF is also excellent, well done!
Paul

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-09-18 4:10]

Hola amigo,
brillante macro,
efectivamente un buen trabajo,
detalles y la textura del bicho excelente.
aunque ahora tengo mas tiempo, he dicidido no bajar tantas fotos a la Web,
para no repetirme y poner cosas de un poco mas de calidad, todos los dias poner cosas es una carrera a contra reloj,
y hay otras cosas que hacer, no se como lo haces muchos de por aquí.
saludos amigo.
dentro de un rato... ;))

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-18 5:08]

Hello Josep, Brilliant shot. Excellent composition and sharp picture. Great work. Ganesh

Hello Josep!
What a "nose"! ;) Almost longer than the rest of insect body!!! Very impresive capture of this small Curculionidae beetle. Beautiful sharpness and DOF too.
TFS and best regards,
Radomir

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-09-18 20:11]

Hi Josep,
Outstanding shot of this insect with immaculate sharpness, nice natural colours and clear details. Superb lighting and pose and I like that extra-long snout. Looks very elegant. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Thanks for sharing this fine image.
Sumon

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-09-19 0:39]

Bonjour Josep,
Une image très intéressante et amusante. Quelle drôle de petit bête, que ce diable du châtaignier! Photographié avec une parfaite netteté et ces belles couleurs que j'aime tant. Le catalan ressemble beaucoup au français, je comprends donc assez facilement ton texte.
Bonne journée
Anne

Hi Ignasi,
A nice capture of this beautiful elephant weevil. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Ignasi.
Wonderful macro!
Splendid chromatism and excellent details.
Perfect POV! It is really a beautiful species of coleopter!
Congratulations and thanks for sharing!
Regards,
José Roberto

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2008-09-20 11:03]

Hi Josep,
imcredible beetle, incredibly good macro on all counts, Josep. It's a pleasure to find such great pictures on TN. My congratulations for this shot. Thanks for the note, too.
Best regards
Dietrich

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-20 14:02]

What an interesting Weevil :-)
That is one looong snout!
Excellent composition.
Very good sharpness.
Great detail.

Well done,
Joe

Hello Josep
Nice shot and good BG.. Very effective high detail on the body.. Perfect composition 10/10
WELL DONE!!

Best Regards
Özgür

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