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What the naked ..... eye cannot see !

A Weevil - found several eating fresh Buddleia shoots.

This monster is about 4mm body length.Smile

Looked liked a bit of dirt until I took a closer look - it's like a mini Anteater.

EDIT. Thanks to * KarenFB * for identifying this as a 'Weevil'


Thanks for stopping by - and special thanks to * davidhu * for his User Award on my previous image.

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron 90 di macro + 36mm X tube. Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:What the naked ...
Username:bricurtis bricurtis
Uploaded:23 May 2010 - 8:47 PM
Tags:All creatures great and small, Bug, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Insects, Macro, Nature, Weevil, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:63

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84293 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 8:48 PM

A beautiful little Weevil! I love the brilliant details you've caught. They are so cute, but very distructive!

Last Modified By KarenFB at 23 May 2010 - 8:51 PM

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Brian_Scott
Brian_Scott e2 Member 542 forum postsBrian_Scott vcard United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 8:49 PM

Superb work considering the size, Well seen and captured

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KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 8:52 PM

amazing capture Bri.

Keith

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 8:55 PM

I would say what a beauty Bri, but that may be stretching things a bit!!, fantatsic work on getting so much detail in something so small.

Phil

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 9:06 PM

Astonishing--
Also incicative of some outstanding photography skills--

I love the placement of his antenae!

jennnnn

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 9:07 PM

Ugly little devil but very good capture
Mike

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 9:15 PM

Great capture!
Kaleena

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viscostatic
23 May 2010 - 9:16 PM

Great close-up.

Phil.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 9:25 PM


Quote: A beautiful little Weevil! I love the brilliant details you've caught. They are so cute, but very distructive!

Thanks very much for the ID Karen - got my book out again and I can see from the long snout that it is a Weevil.
Brian.

Last Modified By bricurtis at 23 May 2010 - 9:26 PM

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olbell
olbell  747 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 9:31 PM

Wow amazing detail! I cannot believe it is only 4mm long!

ollie

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England241 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 9:43 PM

Glad he's only 4 mm long & not the size I see him on the screen Brian Wink

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 10:00 PM


Quote: Glad he's only 4 mm long & not the size I see him on the screen Brian

exactly my feelings Brian but a great macro shot

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96067 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 10:21 PM

He's wonderful - methinks I'm going to have to consider my macro setup as I'd love to produce images like this....

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 3:54 AM

Awesome detail!
Ty

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 5:19 AM

He's beautiful, Brian, very well captured. Carol

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 7:29 AM

An excellent macro

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
24 May 2010 - 7:59 AM

Great capture, stunning sharp detail,Very very well done.
Shaun

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 8:14 AM

Fantastic close up Brian.
Tom.

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Alan_Baseley
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24 May 2010 - 8:29 AM

Superb macro,
Alan

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franken
franken e2 Member 123144 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 9:11 AM

A truly superb macro.

Ken

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 9:48 AM

excellent DOF Brian, with fine detail where it matters. Superb macro photography.

regards
Yung

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DiegoDesigns
24 May 2010 - 9:52 AM

I've always been impressed by your ability to draw all the lovely details out of these macro shots Brian, but here you have surpassed yourself. Quite staggering in every sense, and well ugly too... Dave

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goso
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24 May 2010 - 10:12 AM

Terrific macro Brian...Bill

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Silverzone
24 May 2010 - 3:56 PM

Superb capture. Sylvia

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 5:45 PM

Reminds me of those fellows from Hitchhiker's Guide Smile

This is one close close close CLOSE-UP, Brian, and so deliciously razor sharp too. Amazing...

A...

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 5:51 PM

Here's another one I wish was from your paper bag of plastic look alikes Brian. Any thought of Weevils and my foot itches to SQUASH 'EM . It is amazingly sharp and now we know what the little devils look like xxxx Smile

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tomcat
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24 May 2010 - 8:03 PM

well spotted Brian...and even more so...very well taken


Adrian

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2010 - 8:09 PM

Thanks everyone for your kind comments on this image - I am quite surprised by the response actually - really appreciate it.

@ Mavis - perhaps it is one of my plastic lookalikes !!!!! Wink

Brian.

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davidhu
davidhu  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2010 - 9:10 AM

He seems to have a sense of purpose about him Brian. Excellent detail as usual.
Dave

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photophantom
26 May 2010 - 12:25 PM

super macro, extra ordinary insect
Dennis

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Eviscera
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26 May 2010 - 6:18 PM

4mm ? superb then !

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Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2010 - 1:53 PM

Cracking detail captured Brian, I'd better check my buddleia bushes.
Pete.

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Glostopcat
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30 May 2010 - 4:56 PM

An amazing piece of macrowork, the detail is awesome especially considering this creature is so small

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