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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/40 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fantastic macros! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-22 10:28
Viewed: 4595
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is
- Apoderus coryli
a small member of the snout beetle family
- Curculionidae
The beetle is found from May to September usually on hazel bushes (Corylus avellana) and occasionally also on alder and birch trees.
Body length: about 7 mm.
I found this curious and strangely looking weevil in a small nature reserve (Großer Fallstein). Some of my more recent postings are from the same place as for example Laothoe populi, Cidaria montanata and the fly drying in the morning sun.

- natural morning light
- ISO 400
- hand-held

* Harde K.W. & Severa F. (1981) Der Kosmos-Käferführer. Franckhsche Verlagshandlung, Stuttgart.
* Zahradnik J. (1985) Käfer Mittel- und Nordwesteuropas. Paul Parey, Hamburg, Berlin.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-06-22 10:49]

Hallo Peter,
hab Freude an Deinem lustigen kleinen Rüsselkäfer, der so witzig über das Blatt schaut. Klein ist dieser Geselle und schön rot!
Hab herzlichen Dank

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-22 11:31]

Hello Peter,
Great capture of a species of beetle that I have not actually seen but I have seen the damage that it does to hazel.
Once again you demonstrate your steady hand to be able to accomplish such a sharp and well-lit image. The POV and composition are first class.
TFS and have a nice summer!

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-22 11:32]

Very nice macro details on the small beetle. I really like the rich colors of black and red and the shine captured by your perfect exposure. This is nice composition because, with the outstanding DOF, it appears the beetle is looking over a cliff.

Hello Peter.

Excellent image, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

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  • pgmoni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
  • [2007-06-22 12:00]

Excellent picture of this most unusual weevil!
I met with it only once, and that was before digital camera times...

Hi Peter,
Fantastic macro.
Regards Krzysztof.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-06-22 19:22]

Perfect shot,Peter!
Sharpness,details and colors are marvelous.TFS

Hi Peter,
What beautiful colors this insect has. And you have captured it very well. Excellent. Sorry no smilies left shall post it 2morrow. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Peter, splendid beetle with amazing details, splendid light and colors, great composition, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Peter
Very intersting spiece to shoot,
Perfect sharpness,composition and DOF,
Fantastic colors and POV,Superb shot,friend.


Hallo Peter,
hervorragend präsentierter kleiner Rüssler.
Spannende Komposition mit exzellenter Tiefenwirkung und Raumaufteilung.
Beachtlich präzise Detailwiedergabe bei auch im Objekt ausreichender Tiefenschärfe.
Delikate Farben in angenehm weichem Licht.
Mit Dank und besten Grüßen,

Hi Peter,
This must be a relative of Coleoptera2 that I posted a few days ago. The black and red colors are matched beautifully. Interestingly there are white patches at the legs of this weevil. Lovely pov and composition. TFS,

bonjour peter
j'aime bien la forme de cet insecte,on dirait un peu un ET!
les couleurs netteté et details sont au top.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2007-08-21 12:37]

Cześć Peter. Fajne makro, świetna ostrość i super kolory. Dobrze zrobione.
Pozdrawiam Robert.

Hallo Peter
What a lovely bright coloured beetle. It looks as if the beetle is wearing shoes, and if its body was polished before the photograph was taken. The details are really spectacular A great shot here, with strong and vibrant colours. Great point of view. The red colour of the beetle stands out well against the green leaf. Good focus, well framed and sharp details. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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