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Weevils in love

Weevils in love
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5000, Fujinon 10X zoom
Exposure: f/4, 1/280 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Sexy nature, Invertebrates & Fungi of the Sydney region. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-24 18:20
Viewed: 4102
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Weevils in love. Unfortunately I couldn’t find out any more info on these guys, except that they are from the family Curculionidae.
I shot this couple on the ring track which goes around the mid point of Mt. Keira, a really beautiful walk with varied habitat, including rainforest. The shrub they are on is wild tobacco (Solanum mauritianium), a well established weed that often establishes in areas where the canopy has been opened by falling trees.
Thanks for looking.

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What a great capture!
Very good composed,nice colour,interesting shot.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-06-25 4:14]

Hello Chris!
Very nice capture.Colors,lighting,details and composition are perfect.Very well done!

Hello Chris!
Wondeful shot.Lighting,framing and especially composition are excellent;).Thanks for sharing.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-25 6:25]

:) haha! This is fantastic! X-rated, but very, very cute nevetheless. I just love these weevils and this is a perfectly composed photo of two of them in a great pose. Well done & TFS!


Very good macro, Chris.
You caught a great action. Wlll composed, nice POV and Colours.
Well done.

Hello Chris, Nice POV of the "humback" action ;-) Why do I feel like I need to take a shower now! ;-)) Good details, colors and light, Well done!

Hi Chris!
What a supeb mometn. The same a composition. You made superb photo with great, deep green!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-06-25 15:43]

Hi Chris, it is far too funny ;-) I like weevils but weevils making love ;-) ? Cute ;-) Great capture, very refreshing.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-06-27 12:30]

Chris, this is really nice.

Excellent moment captured by you. Composition is also great, as well as colors and pov.

I'd say this is a... lovely shot.

A beautiful capture and well done.

Now try to zoom the pic so that you have less empty space and a closer view of the subjects, recompose.
I could do a w.s. to show you, however, the image will lose quality, because the fuji cannot handle the resizing.
A DSLR image can handle it to a certain point. An example of the difference between the two cams. Hope this helps you on the quest of DSLR.



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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-07-01 1:54]

Hello Chris!
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.

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