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Lixus angustatus

Lixus angustatus
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Copyright: Filipe Caetano (Filipe_Caetano) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 79] (368)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99's favorite shots [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-09 2:52
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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.

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Hi Filipe

A wonderful Weevil! Great DOF, POV, focus, exposure and background. Top marks. TFS


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-07-09 3:20]

Hi Filipe.
I like to see your new work here. It is amazing as others. Great POV and diagonal composition. I like precisely selected DOF and ultimate details/sharpness of the insect. Lights, colours are superb as well as smooth BG. Well done and my greetings.

Hello Felipe,
Well done.
A lot of DOF and sharpness.
Well composed as well.

Great shot. Sharply focussed, good POV and you have manages the dof to almost perfection. I like the different shades of green very much. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Felipe

Stunning macro of this fabulous weevil
Excellent sharpness
Great composotion
Excellent DOf and POV
Good background


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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-07-09 4:45]

hi Felipe,
superbe macro de cet insect étrange. Le pov est bien choisi, la netteté parfaite.


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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2008-07-09 8:31]

Good depth of field, good composition, outstanding exposure.

Hi Filipe,
I'm still looking for my first "Banana beetle" while you already present it on TN. You did an excellent job, technically the picture is superb. You use the light from the side which gives each hair and pimple an opportunity to shine! Wonderful, the posture, the weevil seems to be daring.
Best regards

Hello Filipe,
This Lixus is really funny. Recently I posted one too (here). I like very well your photo: the satured colours are very beautiful and the background is nice too. Congratulations and TFS,

Great details and colors. The exposure is spot on and the insect stand out very well against the green BG

This is absolutely stunning and amazing camera work. Beautiful in all respects.

Hi Filipe,
congratulations, amazing shot.
Sharpness is very good, as is the POV.
Compo is fine, too.
TFS Tatjana

excellent macro, beautiful colours and details

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