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Mutual curiosity IV

Mutual curiosity IV
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro, Digital ISO 200
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 50-60 points (chapter 5), Weevils, Funny Faces, !"Living on the edge...", Unusual critters [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-14 14:37
Viewed: 6630
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Acorn Weevil (male I guess)

In Western Europe alone there are some 700 species of real weevils or Snout Beetles. Many weevils are very small indeed and therefore hard to identify. But bigger species also do look like eachother very much. The borers are part of the weevil family too. They deposit their eggs in unripe seeds, such as nuts. The larva eats the fruit from the inside. When the fruit falls on the ground in autumn, the larva creeps out, digs a small hole in the ground and overwinters there. A well-known and much feared species is the Hazelnut Borer. Borers have very long snouts indeed, often bended. On oak we often encounter the Acorn Weevil (or Acorn Borer) below. In females the snout is about the length of the entire body. Males have a shorter snout. Like many weevils this is a very small species, reaching a length of 4 to 8 mm. This is a very common species in Europe, Northern Africa and Turkey. By the way: the common name Acorn Weevil is used for some other species as well, much the same way the words 'wasp' and 'gnat' are used for several, often very similar species.

I found this info HERE

Previous ones of this series:
A damselfly in Mutual curiosity
A butterfly in Mutual curiosity II
A moth in Mutual curiosity III

Hope you like!

F:20 - 1/125 - Manual exposure - Flash - Handheld

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  • Great 
  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-05-14 14:46]

Hallo, an excellent close-up and portrait of this beetle. Details are clearly visible in particular concerning the antennae and leg segments. Good colours and light.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-05-14 14:51]

Great POV, Felipe.
Interesting shot of this snout beetle with sharp details and lovely colors. Such big eyes. It looks like an extra-terrestrial. : )
TFS : )

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-14 15:23]

Hello Felipe!
Excellent close up.POV,eye contact,sharpness,framing and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Great macro Felipe. Great composition with very good sharpness and very good details. Very good job. Well done. Thank you for posting.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-05-14 15:36]

Nice and interesting subject, with good details with makes it extraordinary. The background and surroundings are well chosen. TFS Reina

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  • Bac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 3 N: 33] (486)
  • [2006-05-14 16:35]

Nice shot, i think that's not easy to take this kind of picture, very well done. TFS

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-05-14 16:55]

Hi Felipe,
A strange looking creature, he does look curious about you. Fantastic macro shot, great detail, perfect exposure and excellent colours. An interesting note too, great work.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-05-14 16:55]

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW! I can't believe my eyes :-) Felipe returned! No need to write it - you know it well - this is superb picture! Face to face POV is unique. Big eyes and alien face of this weevil look extraordinary. Fantastic work my friend!!!

Hi Felipe,
Excellent macro mf! The DOF and POV are perfect. Very nice color, sharpness, detail, color, and flashwork. No tripod..you must share your handheld technique :)
Very well done!

Hello Felipe

WoooooW+ OOOOO great details, very intresting, it is like tank , nice POV, lovley shot, BG and DOF are good.
Well done

thanks 4 sharing

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-05-14 22:14]

Bonjour Felipe!

Fantastique prise de vue sur cet insecte,tout est parfaits.
Merci pour l'envoie.


Hi Felipe,
it's nice to see a post from you again.
This is very close and the details and DOF are good.
Nice colours and POV.
Well done, my friend.

Cool macro Felipe.
Great DOF and POV and the flash is well used.

Original and funny POV. Details and colors are great.

What a great macro! Details, colours and DOF are great. I like the way you composed it. Fantastic!

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-05-15 4:15]

Super stunning Filipe!
Welcome back!
Perfect DOF and details!
Perfect POV!
Long time without posting!
Above scale photo!

Muito bem exposta sua imagem e com muita qualidade e estilo.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-05-15 10:27]

very nice macro Felipe,
the beetle is a very nice one and very close, very good details and a nice pov, very good job.
gr. jaap

It got the look:)) and the long nose,everythink had said to this photo by others,and I just want to give two points..

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-05-15 13:42]

Hola Felipe,
Imponente de veras. Dejando a un lado los comentarios técnicos que son todos y en grado máximo, el punto de vista y la postura del animal dan pleno sentido al título, pues el interés parece reflejado en la cara del animal. En particular, el hecho de tener una pata adelantada y otra atrasada, da una sensación de tensión y valentía, propia de una indagación activa y precavida.
Una pasada de foto.
Un saludo cordial,
José M.

Hola felipe,
Una colorida y magnífica perspectiva de este extraño gorgojo. Magníficos detalles e iluminación. Has vuelto con todo!
Saludos desde Argentina

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  • BeBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 0 N: 253] (931)
  • [2006-05-15 22:27]

Hi Felipe, very good sharp macro photo, the composition and the angle of shooting is very good, Juan

je ne sais pas de quoi il s'agit mais cette photo est tres reussie.

Hi Felipe,
EXCELLENT extreme close-up.
Fantastic details, sharp and colors.
Very well done.
TFS Malgosia

Hi Felipe,

Interesting shot, good details and colours. Great POV and sharpness.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Very well done!!!

TFS :-)

This is great! These are superb looking creatures and it's great to see one from such a close distance. The details are amazing here and the POV is simply fantastic! Love the look of his snout.
VERY WELL DONE on this one!

Excellent front shot of this extradonarily strange looking weevil, the POV is a fine selection for this cute little bug. :)

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-07-02 22:32]

Fantastic POV!!As if its going to jump in face:)....Detailsa are sharp!TFS!

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-13 7:15]

Otra increible super macro con detalles asombrosos de nitidez y colorido, a pesar del uso del flash.
La hoja del fondo, aunque interfiere en el trasfondo de la imagen, no desmerece la calidad de la presentación.
Utilizas el flash original de la 350D, o uno externo?
Un fuerte abrazo... Ricardo

... mañana

Hola. I like your title Felipe, might have used that here

Simply an amazing perspective! And handheld yet!

TFS. So long, ;j.

PS Check Themes ;)


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