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Copyright: Heinz Koloska (wallhalla15) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1767 W: 58 N: 3350] (13829)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000, Raynox DCR 250 macro lens
Exposure: f/4, 1/130 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Weevils [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-09 3:34
Viewed: 3566
Points: 34
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(Info from wikipedia.com)

Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Cucujiformia
Superfamily: Curculionoidea
Family: Curculionidae Latreille, 1802

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.

I think this is Lixus bardanae.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-09 3:36]

Hi Heinz,

A colorfull happening,well seen and captured macro with good details and DOF,TFS,


Hi Heinz
Interesting capture. The 2 subjects look a little out of focus but definately a good shot. They Weevils are very unusal looking. The soft yellows and greens in the photo are good on the eye.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-07-09 4:10]

What happen here ;-) Nice close-up for these strange and funny insect. Good colors and background.
Congratulations my friend.

Jinteresting capture Heinz,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.

Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Look like dark rocks with yellow moss on them.
Very effective capture of these mating weevils, Heinz.

Hi Heinz

Beautiful shot. Crisp, clear and sharp. Nicely composed. Well done. :-)

wunderbar, meine lieblings-rüsselkäfer,
und gleich 2 davon übereinander!
eine klasse aufnahme dieser witzigen insekten, heinz! :-)
gute komposition and positionierung der beiden in der rechten hälfte,
ausgezeichnete schärfe und viele interessante details.
in deutschland soll es 940 arten von ihnen geben,
und ich habe noch keine live gesehen.
danke & viele grüße, thorsten.

Hi Heinz,
A very nice macro shot. Superb pose you have captured. Perfect composition and framing. Well seperated from a beautiful OOF backround. Superb quality light and great colors.

Good composition with nice colours and good contrast

Bonjour Heinz
C'est un merveilleux macro et les couleurs de ces insectes sont très jolies ,les détails et la composition sont supers.

Merci et au revoir amitié....JP

Hello Heinz,
Interesting shot of the two and well composed. I like your POV, light and color here most of all. Good detail and well seen from the BG..
Well done and Thank You!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-10 0:27]

What interesting beetles, Heinz. And a very unusual coloring they are. Great moment you caught with sharp details and excellent exposure and POV. Great capture. TFS. : )

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-07-10 6:04]

Hello Heinz,
This is very good macro work.
A great POV,nice sharp detail and a good clear BG.
A great capture,very well done.


Absolutely Amazing shot, love the colours.
Well done...

hi heinz
si ça c'est pas une belle partie de jambes en l'air je ne sais pas ce que c'est!!
bon gros plan.bravo.

Que excelente toma ,oportuna, nitida lo suficiente para ser un documento biologico magnifico!!!!

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-07-11 4:07]

Hi Heinz,
unusual insects, good colours and DOF, good captured a moment. Well done photo.
Rgs, Aleksander

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