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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: 2008-07-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-07 8:49
Viewed: 3230
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a small wheevil (family: Curculionidae) which I found resting on a rock in the upper Martell-Valley at about 2600m. Its body length is about 12 mm. Up to now, I failed to identify it on the species level. But it probably belongs to the species rich genus Otiorhynchus which includes about 170 species only in middle Europe.

On this windy day, it was difficult to take pictures of butterflies. So, this beetle was a suitable object. Light was rather comfortable and so I tried a close close-up of the specimen.

Location: Open alpine steep and flower-rich meadows facing the famous Monte Cevedale (3769 m) with its decreasing but still large and impressive ice masses.

- natural light
- windy
- ISO 400
- handheld

* 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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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-07 9:43]

Hello Peter
Perfect macro capture! Excellent details, low POV and natural colors

Hola Peter,
nos presentas un sorprendente escarabajo, sobre todo por lo bien que captaste sus texturas, lo que le confiere una gran naturalidad. Buena profundidad , excelentes colores y un buen aprovechamiento de la justa luz que tenías.
Un saludo: Josep Ignasi.

hello Peter
this is a GREAT Macro shot with very good details and good sharpness with nice light
great shot Peter
Have you see my picture of the little moth on TN 2 days ago
greeting lou

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-12-07 11:39]

Hello Peter,
Very impressive macro. It's taken with very good low POV, all parts photo BG, bug have very similar colours which very suit.
Regards, Pawel

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-12-07 11:43]

Hello Peter.

Great shot. Perfect of sharpness all the details are perfect to see.
It looks almost like a black and white picture but bu the fine color tones which you can see in it makes it a very pleasurable picture to look at.

Gr. Hans

  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-12-07 12:06]

Very good macro, great colors and details!

Such a beautiful lateral "portrait" of a lovely curculionid from the best possible vantage point Peter, the well exposed sharp image provides us with a great amount of structural details and natural colours. TFS this fine image of a "lilliput" giant my friend.

Hallo Peter,
er ist ganz wunderbar dargestellt, der kleine Rüssler. Und er hat diese Körperhaltung, die eine bevorstehende Tat anzeigt. Tolle Tiefenschärfe und Schärfe überhaupt. Borsten und Schuppen, jedes Detail ist interessant.

Ich versuchte, einen Beitrag zur Bestimmung zu liefern, umsonst. Es kommen verschiedene Gattungen in Frage. Mein Versuch war mit www.koleopterologie.de. Dein Klasse- Bild verdient es, dass eine ID gefunden wird.
Beste Grüsse

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-08 10:06]

Hello Peter.
Your image is exceptionally great. A fabulous macro. The quality of the image is impressive, all of the Weevil's detail can be seen so clearly.Best regards Siggi

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-08 12:39]

Hello MF Peter,
As you know I love this kind of image and I couldn`t pass here and say nothing. Perfect details and DOF in a very good POV. Congratulations and TFS. See you on TN,

Woow Peter,

Excellent shar/ well composed/ great natural colors
Perfect POV and BG

TFS Thijs

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