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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: 48 Steps (Standard Editing)
Collection: 2018/19 - CHALLENGES and outtakes
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro
Location: 36+6+6=48 steps from my door
Date: Oct 25, 2019
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400 + Flash
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Oct 25, 2019

i tried a few different directions .. 36 steps one way .. back to my starting point .. then another way .. till I found this little weevil hanging out in the dirt .. it was always going to be an insect .. as there's nothing else challenge worthy around my house ..

i found the details in his mouth absolutely fascinating ..
what an amazing creature .. the weevil .. !! .. ;)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 32
Avg (all users): 6.5660
Avg (participants): 6.4783
Avg (non-participants): 6.6333
Views since voting: 331
Views during voting: 100
Votes: 53
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0


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11/07/2019 09:19:20 PM
Weevil, Weevil Rock You :)
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11/06/2019 03:38:23 PM
Originally posted by Neat:

You make this beetle look so alive Roz, well done.


he is alive .. !!!! .. ;)
11/06/2019 07:12:15 AM
You make this beetle look so alive Roz, well done.
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11/06/2019 01:58:55 AM
Fantastic shot Roz!
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11/04/2019 08:04:16 AM
Fabulous shot, Roz. Your persistence paid off.
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11/04/2019 07:05:24 AM
Terrific image! Well done!
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11/04/2019 03:13:36 AM
Originally posted by kasaba:

Hmmm I just learned something! I always thought weevils had a long "snout", but reading up on Wiki, I see how wrong I was. Thanks for the Entomology lesson :-) ...This was one of my Favs in the challenge, so congratulations.


Gaby .. they come in so many varieties .. and some do have very long snouts .. when i found this guy i then googled them .. incredible ..
"Weevils are a type of beetle belonging to the superfamily Curculionoidea. They are usually small, less than 6 mm (0.24 in), and herbivorous. About 97,000 species of weevils are known. They belong to several families, with most of them in the family Curculionidae (the true weevils). Some other beetles, although not closely related, bear the name "weevil", such as the biscuit weevil (Stegobium paniceum), which belongs to the family Ptinidae.

Many weevils are considered pests because of their ability to damage and kill crops. The grain or wheat weevil (Sitophilus granarius) damages stored grain. The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) attacks cotton crops; it lays its eggs inside cotton bolls and the larvae eat their way out. Other weevils are used for biological control of invasive plants.

Some weevils have the ability to fly, such as the rice weevil."


from my research i think this weevil is a black vine weevil ..

i'll send you a pm with this info .. but i'm putting it here in case there are any other ppl interested in the amazing weevil .. who sometimes get a bad rap ..

Message edited by author 2019-11-04 16:07:22.
11/04/2019 02:13:57 AM
Hmmm I just learned something! I always thought weevils had a long "snout", but reading up on Wiki, I see how wrong I was. Thanks for the Entomology lesson :-) ...This was one of my Favs in the challenge, so congratulations.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/03/2019 10:53:37 PM
....said this insect looking at us!
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11/03/2019 07:54:16 PM
Great find for the challenge. My pick for blue.
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11/03/2019 04:40:55 PM
My pick for yellow in this challenge.
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11/03/2019 10:59:50 AM
Friendly looking little chap.. Great shot, my highest scorer.
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10/29/2019 09:21:35 PM
Nice Roz! Awesome DOF and overall processing.
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10/28/2019 04:35:46 PM
Looks like hes wearing a little hat, adorable. I also like the moustache. Top 3 shot!
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10/28/2019 10:32:39 AM
Nicely captured!
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