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Back to the insects today, as yesterday's flower didn't seem to be very popular. Another weevil I found in the garden, I love these fellas, with their big black eyes and long snout. If someon could give me it's proper name I would be most grateful.

Udate: Many thanks to Geoff (gwood) for his identification of this weevil as APION FRUMENTATIUM.

Camera:Olympus FE-210 Check out Olympus Image Space!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:long-nosed weevil
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:30 Mar 2009 - 5:48 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:105
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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goso
goso e2 Member 7goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 5:53 AM

Another one of nature's wonders - top macro's Carol - detail plus....Bill

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 5:55 AM

Awesome Carol. Such wonderful detail. I think I should get myself a macro lens. These bugs look like great fun to capture.....Sandy

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Lou_Pink
Lou_Pink e2 Member 5Lou_Pink vcard Northern Ireland6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 6:08 AM

How do you see them in the first place?? Class pic, rather interesting wee chap!

Lou

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iancam
iancam  5 England
30 Mar 2009 - 6:19 AM

Three excellent close-ups Carol
Ian

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 6:23 AM

You have some splendid beasties in your garden Carol, and you do them full justice with your macros. Three more wonderful shots.

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CherryMartin
30 Mar 2009 - 6:32 AM

great close ups.
Oh and, I'm not Leslie. ;0)

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 6:48 AM

What an attractive little creature - great capture - Jude.

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greatdog
greatdog  6 England
30 Mar 2009 - 7:05 AM

Great shots Carol,looks like one of those clangers from the tv program of years ago!!Dane.

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cassiecat  539 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 7:14 AM

v1 for me.lesley

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 7:25 AM

Classical "Carol quality" shot, lots of super details, in the bug as well as in the leaf,
Johanna

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Mynett
Mynett  5137 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 7:46 AM

lovely amazing but no idea of name
Linda

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motorsportpictures

Spot on macro's
So wel detailed.
Scott

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 6135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
30 Mar 2009 - 8:08 AM

Loved your yesterdays flower, what a strange bug, great shots.......

Nicky x

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gwood
gwood  6 England
30 Mar 2009 - 8:26 AM

Excellent detailed close-up images of a member of the Apionid family of Weevils.
APION FRUMENTATIUM
Geoff

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2009 - 8:41 AM

Fantastic images.
Dave

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 8:47 AM

Great captures Carol, super detail as always
Steve

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 8:48 AM

Fine detailed captures Carol. Immediately reminded me of The Clangers.

Albert

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 9:04 AM

No name But do get to give you the vote to get to 30
Love the photos
All 3 great

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 9:06 AM

Fascinating shape Carol. Here comes your RC.
I smiled to myself on reading "as yesterday's flower didn't seem to be very popular" - if I get 59 votes I'm exstatic Carol!!
Helen

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 9:21 AM

I agree Helen ~ my norm is around the 30 vote mark.

Albert

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VIKI
VIKI  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 9:37 AM

Wow, wow and wow.

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old timer
old timer  955 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 9:50 AM

Like the diagonal of the leaf edge in V1.
Jim

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2009 - 10:06 AM

He looks almost comical with his long nose (if that is what its called) excellent macros
john

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whiteswan01
30 Mar 2009 - 10:24 AM

wow great angles
Dawn

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Stevekriti
30 Mar 2009 - 10:27 AM

Yup definately a"Clanger weevil" I think Carol!Cracking shots.Steve

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SoulOfNature
30 Mar 2009 - 11:02 AM

Another stunning set of macro shots Carol,V3 is favourite.

Jean x

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sparrowhawk e2 Member 5250 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 11:05 AM

stunning work

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2009 - 12:08 PM

Amazing detail
Mavis

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Julesworks
30 Mar 2009 - 12:18 PM

Hi Carol, mixed bag of responses to which version is best, really good detail and a cute nose (If ever a bug can have a cute nose!), I like v2...all I can say is there are loads of bugs in Crete! Jules

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ray_paul e2 Member 5ray_paul vcard England
30 Mar 2009 - 12:39 PM

wonderful presentation again v3 my fav-ray

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
30 Mar 2009 - 12:55 PM

Superb detail in these shots Carol
Mandy

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PattiW e2 Member 8PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 1:15 PM

Another fabulous macro!

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 2:20 PM

A trio of fantastic images Caro, such great macro work, so well detailed.
Bob

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fatmod
fatmod  7 England
30 Mar 2009 - 2:43 PM

stunning macro work

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dianah
dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 3:14 PM

All superb Carol but number 1 is my favourite..love the vibrancy of the colour.
DI

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Traceyflowerpots

I have to agree it does look like one of the clangers, a lovely detailed image, a nice looking insect.

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30 Mar 2009 - 3:56 PM

Superb close up captures Carol, v1 for me

Stace

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raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
30 Mar 2009 - 3:57 PM

brilliant work again carol,well done.ray

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viscostatic
30 Mar 2009 - 4:06 PM

The aardvark of the insect world - excellent close-ups and so well presented.

Phil.

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bayleaf
bayleaf  6 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2009 - 4:27 PM

A super set of images,

John.

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Brilane e2 Member 7Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 4:33 PM

Terrific close-ups.
Brian

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Rock e2 Member 11Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 4:52 PM

Great macro.

Rock

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gerrymac  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 5:19 PM

Are'nt there some weird and wonderful creatures and you seem to get them all Carol...more 1st class close ups..lovely job once more
Gerry

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maratsuikka
30 Mar 2009 - 5:25 PM

I JUST LOVE this cute NoseFella,FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 5:47 PM

great shot with superb detail but dont think I want to meet one - not liking bugs a lot me!

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unicorn17  5 Old Username was gilbo Scotland
30 Mar 2009 - 6:34 PM

V2 my favourite today ! What a cute fella . Gill
ps got some real lilies for my birthday and the scent is soooo heady!

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30 Mar 2009 - 6:37 PM

I'm sure this belongs to another planet Carol.

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Nettles
Nettles  6 England
30 Mar 2009 - 7:13 PM

What a strange looking inscet, is he sunning himself?
Great shots. Annette

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KP  5 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2009 - 7:19 PM

Great shot

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Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 7:54 PM

Such good detail to capture in such a minute little insect - V1 for me Ina

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Mewinty  6
30 Mar 2009 - 7:58 PM

Lovely details. Great shots, Melissa

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sparklep  7146 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 8:14 PM

Wonderful shots of our small friends......great detail.

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dorset_mum
30 Mar 2009 - 8:41 PM

Three great close-ups.
Jan

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vandalp  6
30 Mar 2009 - 8:58 PM

Great shot, amazing detail Carol.
Vanda

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Christopher_Malpas

simply awesome

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kraziteach
31 Mar 2009 - 7:38 AM

weevils are so wonderfully weird!

great shot Carol.
thanks for your comments
Pam

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Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 72322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2009 - 8:13 AM

What a strange creature beautifully taken images Carol.
Tom.

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GalleryGirl
31 Mar 2009 - 10:06 AM

Wow this is great Carol. So close and so much detail.
Marilyn x

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RTDS  5 Cyprus
31 Mar 2009 - 11:25 AM

Excellent macro shots of this cool looking weevil.
Robert

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31 Mar 2009 - 11:32 AM

brilliant, he looks so cute
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10 Apr 2009 - 12:21 PM

A cracking close up of this unusual looking weevil, the detail and clarity is outstanding in this one. So that's what has happened to the Clangers!

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