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H. squamosus (Don't come too close)

H. squamosus (Don't come too close)
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is, Canon 500D Close-up Lens
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-08 5:18
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this weevil on a flower bed in 'Queen Sirikit Park'. Seem to me that this bug was looking toward me with careful eyes and ready to run at any moment.

Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Curculionidae
Genus: Hypomeces
Species: H. squamosus
Common Name: Green Weevil, Gold-dust Weevil, Gold-Dust Beetle, แมลงค่อมทอง

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Cool shot of this interesting bug. Nice colours and details.

What DOF!!! Colors are to die for and sharpness! A perfect 10 macro!

Hi Jitti !
It's a very beautiful insect, with wonderful colors. You have captured him with lots of excellent details. Composition and POV are very good too, and beautiful colors. Very well done !

The S3 has done a superb job here.
Beautiful colours and great DOF.
Excellent sharpness.
Yes its a weevil.

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  • DOBIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 170] (632)
  • [2006-08-08 6:53]

Hello Jitti!
very well done macro shot! Nice colours and composition.

Hello Jitti, excllent colors, BG, POV DOF Perfecet detail, svery crisp, wonderful Bgm Great all around TFS Kyle

wow - what a bettle, it's like he is covered in green glitter... great capture.


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-08-08 8:22]

Hello Jitti,
quite a colorful bug and it sure looks great against this lovely back ground. POV, sharpness and colors are excellent. Very well composed shot.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-08 9:34]

Wow Jitti... todo un "monstruo" el que has capturado con tu Canon.
Excelente colorido, siempre difícil de mostrar por los reflejos que producen estos insectos.
Buen DOF con adecuado foco y bello contraste sobre el tonos de las flores.
Bonito disparo.
Saludos... Ricardo

Wow Jitti... a real "monster" that you have captured with your Canon.
Excellent coloring, always difficult to show for those reflections that produce these insects.
Good DOF with appropriate focus and beautiful contrast on the tint of the flowers.
Nice shot.
Greetings... Ricardo

Hi JC,
That green little guy looks like he is surprised by being photographed!
Cool creature with lots of details...
Well done on the macro work!
Pablo -

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-08-08 11:50]

Hi Jitti, nice macro. The picture has a fluffy texture feel to it with excellent colours and details. Fine work, well done and TFS.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-08-08 12:08]

Hello Jitti, I like very much this Weevil. He has a funny look and superb metallic colors. The composition is nice with the pink flowers. The sharpness is very good. Bravo and TFS.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-08-08 15:06]

Hello Jitti,
Wonderful macro.POV,colors,contrast,details,sharpness and composition are excellent.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-08-08 15:11]

Hallo Jitti,
an extremely good presentation of this Curculionidae-species. Sharpness, colours and light are superb. Excellent picture.


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-08-09 6:03]

Hello Jitti, gorgeous macro!! Colors, sharpness, composition... everything is perfect!! It's a fabulous insect!! Well done, Didier.

Bonjour Jetti
C'est Une merveilleuse photo en macro que ce Joli insecte, Très belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et les détails sont tous très bons.
Bravo et merci...JP

Hi Jitti,
Excellent shot. The colors and detail in this are superb. The texture and metallic sheen on the bug looks great. Excellent DOF to get everything so sharp. Very nice camera work.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-09 8:25]

Hi Jitti
Good close-up of this beetle. Good colours, sharpnes, details, light and POV.
Well done Jitti


What a magnificent metalic green bug. It's colours are amazingly shine. You achieved a perfect DOF and POV here.
Very well done.
Thanks for sharing.
My best regards.

Filipe Caetano.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-08-09 22:17]

Hi Jitti

Amazing colour combination.This beetle is very ornate.Lovely DOF and POV.Excellent composition, TFS


I Love the effect this weevil has produced with its iridecense plus the pink backdrop brings good focus to the subject. Well done Jitti. :)

Hello Jitti,
Very beautiful composition with great contrast, good DOF and details.
TFS and best greetings,

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