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Don't Jump!

Don't Jump!
Photo Information
Copyright: Leo Baquerfo (shakerz) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 230] (1127)
Genre: Monera
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 DI MACRO 1:1
Exposure: f/22, 1/10 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-05 20:12
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The weevil has an average life span of about six months. May grow to be up to 1/4 of an inch long. Its body may be reddish brown to brownish black with coarse yellow hairs. They are weak swimmers and will usually remain on a plant even after it has been disturbed.

Most of the larvae live inside the tissues of the host plant but some feed externally on the leaves. The adults feed on leaves, pollen, flowers, developing fruit, or fungi and some burrow in wood; they do not necessarily feed on those plants preferred by the larvae.

The larvae will pupates (metamorphosis) inside of milfoil stems in a pupal chamber. Generally, they are found further down the stem than larvae (> 0.5 m), possibly because a larger diameter stem is preferred for pupation. However, successful pupal development has been recorded on stems as narrow as 1 mm. Typical development times through the pupal stage are 9-12 days at mid-summer water temperatures (20-25 degrees C).

Survival through the pupal stage has been recorded about 69-80% to have a Whole New Life Beginning.

Camera Set-up
20D, T180mm, Manual mode (MLU) with RS f22, TV 1/10, Flash Metz54MZ-3 with OB (tilted about 45degrees), ISO400, tripod mounted.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-08-05 20:31]

Great POV of this strange looking bug, Leo.
Very well exposed and sharp details.
I like the composition of the diagonal leaf, and the weevil leaning a bit out from the tip.
Fantastic macro, and TFS. : )

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-08-06 4:43]

Hallo Leo,
an artistic position of the weevil and an artistic picture, too. I like your 'macros' which always clearly focus on the subject of interest without disturbing background. Sharpness and colours are admirable.

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  • Oz1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
  • [2006-08-06 8:57]

Hi Leo,
WOW! amazing shot!! beautifull details,colors,BG... 5*shot!!
well done and TFS!!
ps - favorite of mine!!

Nice colours, good contrast, interesting insect and good picture

Good macro, nice and sharp with nice clean background.

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  • ptMan Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 5 N: 14] (88)
  • [2006-08-07 0:23]

Nice capture! I like the composition of the photo. Well done.

Excellent capture with wonderful details. Well composed with nice colors. Your BG makes your insect stand out very well. TFS!

Cool photo with amazing detail and clarity. You have some truly excellent macro photography in your portfolio, a pleasure to view!


El curculionidae tomado en el momento justo, con gran movimiento y nitidez la imagen !!!muy demostrativa del insecto.

Interesting bug, very nice

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