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Mating Weevils

Mating Weevils
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS, Raynox DCR-250, Digital ISO-100, Kenko 58mm UV filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-15 4:26
Viewed: 3742
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here's a shot I took a while back with my trusty old Canon Powershot S3 IS and a Raynox DCR-250 macro conversion lens.
I have no idea what species of Weevil these are so I'd appreciate it if anyone can help me :-)

I hope you like this!

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Hello Joe,
beautiful image with Weevils! Very interesting moment, wonderful composition, details and colours.
Best regards, Leonid

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-15 4:52]

Hi Joe
Excellent capture, perfect focus with sharp details and vivid colors.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-15 4:57]

Hello Joe,
Pose is excellent, good work, very good sharpness, details, colours and copmposition.
Thanks for sharing.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Joe!
Fantastic marco! Beetles are amazing, so sharp and clear! There are many similar species, but please give some more details about size and plant (it can help with ID :>).
All the best!

Hi Joe,
Great macro shot with fine details & a smooth contrasting BG.
Nice color, POV, comp, and use of flash to fill :)
Well done!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-02-15 6:48]

hi joe,
you got really very close to this pair to get all the details they have got to show, great. tfs.

Hi Owlman Joe,
You show us an action paparrazzi shot this time:) i am sure Luciano wil love this:). Impressive macro capture indeed.
Excellent POV, DOF and wonderful diagonal composition on a twig.
Wel done OwlMan:)
TFS and have a nice Sunday!


Only you could pull this off so professionaly Joey....Lighting worked out well even back then...of course now...I am hoping you are having your form of winter...it gives rise to expectation in nature..and I am seeing more and more folks come out, even with archives...Very good Sir Joey!

Hello Joe,
I always have my doubts about flash but a pic of unidentified mating weevils is always much appreciated.:-)
Well presented and a nice composition.

hello Joe
i like the GREAT details
very good colours
great shot
greting lou

Fantastic moment, Joe,
I love the good sharpness and the brilliant colours. It's not easy to make a good shot with the Raynox 250. I never made aceptable shots with it ...
So congrats, excellent shot
Sabine - wishnugaruda

great close up, TFS Ori

Hi Joe,
Excellent capture of these Weevils. The sight is ugly as I could imagine two Rhinos doing the same;o) Very good macro presentation with good POV, DOF, composition, sharp details, good colours and lighting.

PS Just visited Elmley today. Its very good for waders, ducks, predators and owls again. Best timing would be high tide and obviously for owls late afternoon.

Hi Joe,

an fantastic macro shot from this couple of insects.
Great details, pov, dof and bg.
Beautiful colours.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-15 22:58]
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Hello Joe,
Fine use of your old compact in capturing this mating weevils. The shapness, POV, composition and lighting are all superb against a pleasing neutral BG.
To help with the ID we need to know size and what plant they are on.

Hi Joe,
A nice capture of these weevils mating. Superb composition and nice details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Ciao Joe, lovely maiting couple with fantastic details and splendid sharpness, wonderful blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Joe,
I reckon the old S3IS did a perfect job.
Probably a bit quicker to use than the EOS too!
Can't help with the ID sorry,but the shot is awesome.
Nice work.

Hi Joey,

Very nice beetles captured during their moments. Amazing sharp details against smooth pleasing silenced background. The perch on that diagonal stem adds perspective to this beautiful composition.

TFS and best regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-02-17 7:17]

Hello Joe,
What a super macro showing this couple of Weevils very sharply indeed. A very fine composition too and lovely colours. S3IS did really well here! :-)
TFS and cheers, Ulla

Un macro precioso Joe. Veo que dominas casi todas las especialidades de la fotografía. Bien captados los colores y las texturas. Oportunidad para la captura.

Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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