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Copyright: Shir Goldberg (shirgold) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 105 N: 591] (2748)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, 18-70 AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, SanDisk Ultra-II 1Gb, Close-up +4
Exposure: f/16, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-21 13:55
Viewed: 4331
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Curculionidae
Genus: Larinus
Specie: Larinus onopordi

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.

Source: Wikipedia

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Hello Shir,
Absolutely a very good composed macro. Fresh natural colours, good sharpness and also a non-disturbing background
Nice framing, well done.
TFS and Regards, Ruud

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-04-22 5:22]

Hi Shir,
Very well composed shot you have here. I particularly like the sharpness of the weevil. All other elements in the shot are softer in focus and the BG is completely blurred - excellent

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2006-04-24 10:18]

Hi Shir,
A cute and humurous image in my opinion.Well done you have caught the weevil in a great pose...sniffing you out and saying to you -"Hey mate you are really ugly!!!!".Nice and clear with good detail, well composed.Good one dude!
Regards, David

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-04-27 7:26]

What a wonderful and interesting close-up that you have very well done ! In french I say "voici une photo qui a du piquant". I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Shir and thanks for sharing.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-08-28 12:30]

Hi Shir.
I like your lovely executed collection of pictures. There are many toughing shots in it. This is one of them. I know this insect very well. It live in my garden and around it. Your picture is very well done with excellent POV and DOF. Composition of the shot is superb and colour palette is amazing. My best regards and TFS,

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