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Hylobius abietis

Hylobius abietis
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Copyright: Marx Who (Marx44) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-06-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-12-19 14:04
Viewed: 1593
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hylobius abietis or the large pine weevil is a beetle belonging to Curculionidae family. This species is widely regarded as the most important pest of most commercially important coniferous trees in European plantations. Seedlings planted or arising from natural regeneration (germinated seed-fall) after clear felling operations are especially at risk. The adult weevils cause damage by eating the bark of seedlings around the 'collar' of the stem, thus 'ring-barking' the tree seedling which usually results in its demise.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-12-19 17:24]

Hello Marx,
I am impressed with the clarity of this macro shot, the detail is amazing. Love the vivid colors and excellent DOF you have achieved. The textured outside body appearance is remarkable. I would be thrilled to capture such an image!!

Excellent macrophotographie Marx.

Thanks for sharing.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-12-20 1:52]

Hi Marx,great macro of this very curious beetle,excellent POV and great sharpness,i like it! have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-12-20 6:02]

Hi Marx,
A very nice close-up of this "Cyrano" beetle.
Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
The entire gallery is very nice.
Regards Jiri.

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