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Green Weevil (Chlorophanus viridis)

Green Weevil (Chlorophanus viridis)
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Copyright: marie christine guegan (mariki) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Samsung digimax D103
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Coleoptera [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-01 8:29
Viewed: 5303
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Chlorophanus viridis, female (the male is green instead of brown)

Dutch name: Groene distelsnuitkever
French name: ??
English name: ??

Size: 8-11mm
From May to August.

Live on Thistle, Nettle and Willows. The larva develops in the ground and feeds on the root of these plants.

Quite common in Belgium and the Netherlands.

The insect was in the shadow of trees and I had to use the flash.

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Preciosa toma Marie, con una buena disposición del insecto sobre la hoja. Naturaluidad y belleza en los colores. El enfoque quizás pueda mejorarse algo. Buen trabajo.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hallo Marie Christine,
Het blijft maar komen vanuit Eindhoven. Prachtige foto van deze bruin-gele Groene distelsnuitkever. Goede scherpte en compositie.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-01 8:59]

Hi Marie . This is a fine close up of the bug. you have captured it with good clear detail and bright colours. I like the top POV. well done TFS


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-12-01 9:03]

Bravo, Marie.
First-class macro shot with great subject and suburb quality. I do not know what is the best – the beetle, seed, leaf or BG. Amazing flash light, terrific sharpness and details, brilliant POV and fine DOF. Well done and all my compliments.

Hello Mariki, a beutiful close up shot of this weevil on the leaf.
TFS anc regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-12-01 10:03]

Bonjour Marie-Christine,
Charmante cette demoiselle Charençon qui en allemand s'appelle "Gelbrandrüssler". Je n'ai pas non plus trouvé le nom français. Je me demande si cette espèce a déjà été présentée sur TN, je ne l'ai encore jamais vue. Bon cadrage et bonne netteté vu la grandeur de l'insecte-
Bonne soirée

Hello Mariki excellent shot of this weevil with fine POV and framing, excellent sharpness.
TFS and greetings, Deniz

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-01 10:54]

Hello Marie Christine,
A beautiful picture. Excellent POV and DOF.
Focus is spot on. Sharpness, details and exposure are perfect.
Regards Siggi

Hi Marie,

good macro shot from these beetle.
Beautiful colours and good of details.
Nice pov and good dof.


hallo Marie
mooie foto van een mooie snuitkever
zit er goed voor op het groene blad
groetjes lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-01 12:33]

Hello Marie,
This is a great macro of this female green weevil on a nettle leaf where they often are found.
Excellent POV taken with fine sharpness and lighting to make this a great illustration of the species.
Well done and TFS!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-01 13:15]

Hi Marie,
Lovely close up.Sharpness,POV and details are excellent.
Thanks for posting.

Ciao Mariki, beautiful bug with wonderful details and splendid sharpness, great use of flash, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Marie, what a splendid macro capture of a Green Weevil which is novelty for me. Details, saharpness and DOF/POV and colours are excellent.
TFS and cheers,

Hi Marie,
Excellent macro picture of Green Weevil with nice composition, POV, natural BG and sharp details.

Hello Marie Christine
what a beautiful weevil species and its great macro-shot. Great sharp focus, POV and composition with green leave. In last week, I found similar or same species of weevil. I try to take some shots. It done mimicric behaviour and looked like dead. Several times, I try, but I cant managed:)
Thanks for sharing, best wishes

Hallo Marie,

Prachtig shot van deze Snuitkever
Prima scherpte en kleur

TFS Thijs

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-12-01 19:28]

Hi Marie,
Outstanding close-up shot of this great looking weevil with very impressive sharpness, colours and details. Great lighting and that leaf also looks superb. Excellent DOF, POV and composition.

Hello Marie,
Another of your great macro of insect!
can not help you with ID but I sure know it's a quality image with sharpness, good exposure and focus and details!
the lighting is incredible here!
well done
p/s I've been seeing Jean Charles often in TE!
take care and sincere regards

Your images of insects have taken on a professional look lately and have turned into a potent resource for the study of insect life on the earth, Marie.
This image of a female Weevil is superb in every respect.
Both the leaf and the bug are in sharp focus and the details and colours on both of them are just wonderful.
TFS and regards.

Hi Marie

Great shot of this weevil, good use of fill flash
Great sharpness and details
Great composition and DOF.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-02 4:18]
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Hello Marie,
That's a very fine Weevil very nicely captured here on the pretty leaf! Very fine sharp details and natural colours. I like the antennae and the little leaf hopper (?) in front of it too! Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hallo Marie
This is such a lovely close-up and wonderful sight. A beautiful display of almost metallic colour and detail on one image. There are a lot of details on this weevil to observe, appreciate and admire. One of it being the segmented antennas which is displayed well and with great clarity. The big black eye and interesting paws is a stunner and in my personal opinion the highlight of this image. Kind regards and thanks for sharing.

Bonjour Marie-Christine,

Voici un joli charencon bien présentée. J'aime le fait que la feuille se détache sur le fond. J'aurais peut-être aimé avoir l'extrémité droite de la feuille dans l'image ce qui aurait permis de décentrer encore plus l'insecte.

Bon PDV et belles couleurs!

Merci pour le partage!

Michel (who presumed that you speak french :-) )

Hi Mariki,

A very nice shot, nice color and composition, good sharpness and a very interesting-looking insect.


Hi Marie,
Another interesting specie you bring us.
I like the light-green sides of the weevil..racing stripes ;}
Very good detail, colors, DOF, and use of fill.
Well composed - Well done!

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-12-02 9:59]

Hello marie,

You have made a very good close-up of this insect showing it in a fine image. sharpnes and DOF are very good showing well the whole insect as well as the leaf beneath.

Thank you for sharing,

Ciao Marie Christine,
un'altra bellissima immagine dal tuo microcosmo, eccellente composizione con la foglia che fa da supporto al piccolo insetto in uno splendido contrasto di colori, ottima nitidezza con dettagli super.

Hola Marie,
Bonito encuadre de este gorgojo que nos muestras con gran nitidez y detalles, bonita luz y color, saludos
José Ramón

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-12-08 6:22]

Hello Marie,
Wonderful macro work once again with incredible color and sharpness, givings us an amazing view of this species. Thank you Marie.

Hello Marie Christine

A very good POV and excellent DOF.
The textures are well captured with sharp focus and detail.
The flash fill was used to good effect.
Well composed in the frame.
Nicely done.


Trés belle image.
Mes meilleurs voeux.
Bonne année.

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