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A Large Grey Weevil

A Large Grey Weevil
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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-05-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: SONY DSC F-707, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-01-06 12:47
Viewed: 32194
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another of those images sat on the Hard drive due to the lack of an identiefication as you can see it is a large Weevil from the size of it on my finger it is about 15mm / 1/2ins long and built like a miniture tank.
Now I know its not Vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus)
as it is a species I know well from running the nursery. This one seemed about twice as large and even bulkier in the body.
This is the only time I have seen one and it was walking across one of the nursery paths, and thats as much as I know about it, even searching on the web threw up no workable results so far.
Shadows and highlights, I have a tendancy to use this instead of levels.
Burntool to the legs
Sharpen with USM
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Post and hope you like it and some one can name it

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To ellis49: Is it Large?Robbrown 1 01-06 17:28
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HI Robert,
is this a large weevil, it looks very small;-)
Good details and nice colours.
Well done.

Hi Robert,
wonderful - such a tiny bug and so sharp and pretty. Excellent shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Robert,
Good detailed photo with natural colours.
Overall sharpness OK. Anyhow, a special animal.
Thanks and regards, Ruud

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-01-06 17:55]

This one looks really big. Nice details and pose. One of my favourite insects for sure.

Robert - Leaving for Dallas, no time to comment but well deserved :-}

Excellent photo -- details and its sharpness.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Anna Liza

Hi Robert, this is a very interesting beetle. I have the same in black. But I don´t know the ID.
Brilliant pose! Excellent sharpnesse an details, great POV and composition. Thanks for posting.

Hello Rob,
Seems that we like weevils (only in photos, not those that attack the food). Very good details, I like the comparison of sizes with the finger.

This are very variable in colours and sizes. I have several special in my archieves and gave up with most of them.
I only found one, and quite similar to this, but I dont think it is unless there is a Eucaliptus forest nearby.
Make a search on gonipterus scutellatus, and tell me what you think. I have posted one here: http://www.treknature.com/gallery/Europe/Spain/photo6599.htm
You are a bit lazy with the noise in the BG, otherwise a great shot :) Regards, Felipe.

Hello Rob,
I think this picture is stiltedly cropped and sharpened. It's impair, to enjoy the scenery. The composition after cropping is not correct. I hope I will see better from you.

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