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Green Nettle Weevil

Green Nettle Weevil
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Copyright: Andy Brook (AndyB) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM, Hoya 52mm HMC Skylight 1B
Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Weevils [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-14 8:05
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 58
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'Green Nettle Weevil'

Phyllobius pomaceus

This colourful Weevil was on the underside of a nettle leaf.As it was upside down I’ve rotated the photo for a better view.
The larvae of this weevil feed on the roots of the nettle and the adults feed on the plant.
The irridescent sheen of the adult comes from a coating of green scales which covers the black body. These can be lost and result in a rather 'worn', patchy appearance on some individuals.
Overall length was about 8mm.

Photo taken handheld and used diffused flash with exposure compensation set at -1.3.

Thanks for looking,have a nice day.

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Excellent Lighting and Sharpness that make it a great pic. The composition, POV, DOF and BG add to the quality of the pic. TFS,

really good macro, great sharpness, nice bug ;]

No time for a decent critique today mf,
BUT a well deserved :)

Bonjour Andy
Belle presentation ,les couleurs et la nettetée sont très bonnes, belle composition
J'apprecie ces beaucoup l'effet métalique sur sa carapace
Au revoir et merci....JP

Very sharp and very interesting. I love that you caught it (in what seems to be) mid-step. The plant detail is fascinating too; what a background!

Interesting insect.Wonderful light and sharpness.

Wow, this weevil looks great ! Excellent sharpness and details, and very nice colors, composition and POV. I love the beautiful metallic colors of this little bug. Very well done !

Hello Andy!
Great shot on this extreme close-up! I need to say that you have specialty on macro shots! This is a tiny weevil but on the photo it looked so huge! Great details seen perfectly! and you showed its coloured sheen exactly! dof is spot on also! Great notes also! Thank you!

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-06-14 10:55]

Great macro shot of this beetle. Sharp with good details and BG


Hello Andy,
Lovely shot! The details are amazing, both on the beetle and on the nettle leaf. Even the spikes are well visible. I love the lighting too. The shiny scales on the beetle look great.
Perfect POV and framing as well.
I like it a lot!

Hi Andy,
You have captured that metallic sheen perfectly. Excellent composition
and framing. Tack sharp detail really makes this shot pop! Well done!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-06-14 14:02]

Excellent macro Andy. Good composition, POV & DOF. Well done & TFS!


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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2006-06-14 14:31]

Bardzo popularny obiekt do fotografowania.
Świetnie zrobione zdjęcie.

You have done well to rotate the image, Andy. This way we are able to appreciate the details and colours of this very good looking weevil.
It is an excellent macro with a nice POV, details and colours.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-06-14 17:09]

Hi Andy,
Color, metalic reflection, details, lighting, DOF... all wonderful! A very good shot!
TFS, José M.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-06-14 17:53]

Hi Andy, glad to see you back here. This is a nice shot. This is a dull one? I've seen them very bright indeed - last year Isaw a wolf spider eating one, missed it with the camera though :-(

Lovely composition and details, very good note too. Well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-06-15 2:35]

What a beautiful and interesting macro that you have very well done ! I like the texture on the insect. Composition, colors, exposure, DOF and sharpness are very good.
Congratulations Andy and thanks for sharing.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-06-15 4:19]

Excellent Andy!
Very good use of the flash!
Excellent DOF and details!
Very good POV too!
Deserves mnore then 2 points!
Keep on going and TFS!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-15 4:42]

Hello Andy,
Wonderful macro.Details are crisp clear and razorsharp.
I liked lighting,POV and framing also a lot.

Hi Andy,
Excellent work.
Very sharp, detailed, and composed well.
Great POV, color, DOF.
Very well done :-)

Hello Andy,
Beautiful macro.Detrails,sharpness and exposure is perfect.
Thanks for sharing.

Hello Andy,
Very nice shot.Sharp,clear,well caught and composed.Thanks for sharing.

Excellent closeup of this weevil the details are superior, and the framing is well chosen as it works fantastic on the POV. Nicely done Andy. :)

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-06-22 13:09]

Hi Andy,
Fantastic macro, excellent detail and perfect exposure. Perfect DOF and great colours, including the irridescent body colour. Nicely framed and the background is excellent, not a hint of noise anywhere. Great shot.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-06-29 17:03]

Hi Andy,
Great close-up. Excellent details well exposed colours with good lighting. Very well done and TFS.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-07-01 2:34]

Hi Andy
A great capture of this very colourful metallic weevil.
Your composition is great with the weevil snugly on the diagonal line. The colours are stunning, the details are amazingly sharp and the DOF at 1/16 is just fabulous. The BG is superb and the exposure was perfectly managed.
Very well done and TFS.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-07-20 3:46]

Hi Andy.
excellent macro, I like the sharpness and metalic color, fine details, great compsition pose and point of view,good note.


Hi Andy, this is an amazing macro.
I think it's one of the best Weevil images I've seen on TN.
DOF is just great having the whole insect sharp with great detail.
TFS - Shir

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-26 13:41]

Hi Andy.
How could I pass such beautiful picture? It is a shame to me.
Amazing extraordinary macro. Outstanding details and sharpness of this charming bug. Tremendous in its beauty BG. Great diagonal construction of the shot. Matchless POV and DOF. Bravo, my dear friend. TFS and my best New Year wishes once more.

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