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Acorn Nut Weevil Curculio venosus

Curious little critter this one measuring just about 5-6mm in length, the Acorn Nut Weevil lays its eggs inside acorns. The tiny little larvae then leave the acorn after it has fallen and then crawl into the ground, here they pupate where they will stay for one to two years before emerging as a new adult weevil to repeat the process. So if you've ever been out collecting acorns only to find they have tiny little holes in them, here's the culprit!!!

One shot image using the MP-E 65mm lens at approx X1.5 magnification.

Thanks for all the comments/votes on yesterdays Damselfly images, I will try and catch up with what everyone else has been up to later in the day. It's been 8 weeks now since Sue (the wife) had her heart attack, so I'm off to hospital with her most of day for her first check up with the cardiologist. Hopefully she'll get the green light and everything will get back to normal again, she certainly looks the picture of health at the moment, though she still tires very easily.......Chasing Cuckoos half way around the Somerset Levels the other day probably didn't do her much good mind Wink

Later folks.....Ade

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Canon EF MP-E 65mm Macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 May 2012 - 8:25 AM
Focal Length:65mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/16
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Flash:On, Fired
Title:Acorn Nut Weevil
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:23 May 2012 - 8:11 AM
Tags:Acorn Nut Weevil, Close-up / macro, Curculio venosus, Flowers & plants, General, Weevils, Wildlife / nature
Votes:69

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lostnspace2011
23 May 2012 - 8:29 AM

Fantastic Ade, love it Smile

Mark

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MattB1987
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23 May 2012 - 8:32 AM

Lovely rich macro, the tones are perfect, detail is stunning, truly stunning image!
Matt

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2012 - 8:53 AM

Tremendous detail and very clever camera work to get it so sharp with a MP-E 65mm... unless it was dead?! Wink The leaf makes a complimentary and undistracting background.
Regards
Al

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Richsr
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23 May 2012 - 9:02 AM

Good details and tones in this good macro capture
Regards Richard

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Len1950
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23 May 2012 - 9:27 AM

Amazing detail and tones.

Len

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RonnieAG
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23 May 2012 - 9:47 AM

Excellent macro image, Ade: hope Sue gets the thumbs up from the cardiologist. My best wishes to you both.
Ronnie.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2012 - 10:00 AM

wow, what a personality!@!
Excellent pose and top notch detail.

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NDODS
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23 May 2012 - 10:30 AM

A brilliant well written and composed pre-narrative supported by a great image, full of natural colours and superb detail, great photograph.

Regards Nathan

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Maiwand
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23 May 2012 - 11:56 AM

Your images are always superbly detailed Ade but this one is better than ever. A cracking good capture.
Ron

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2012 - 12:11 PM

Super macro Ade and a very interesting write up , hope all goes well for the wife's check up and things get back to normal ( what's normal Wink Grin )

Brian..........................

Last Modified By Briwooly at 23 May 2012 - 12:11 PM

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mikbee
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23 May 2012 - 12:50 PM

Looks like something from another planet Ade !!
Super shot.
And hope all goes well at the hospital.
Mick.

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2012 - 1:42 PM

Fantastic close up Adrian.
Tom.

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23 May 2012 - 1:49 PM

Looks like you have raised the bar again! Fantastic!

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bunbeam
bunbeam  8 United Kingdom
23 May 2012 - 1:59 PM

wow!!! you got closer than me Smile superb capture as always Smile
hope Sue gets the all clear
bun Smile

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23 May 2012 - 2:59 PM

That is what you call well detailed Ade
great shot
Lillian

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Brilane
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23 May 2012 - 3:23 PM

Excellent close-up.
I hope the news is good, having gone through the same problem myself, just over a year ago, and getting the all clear, after about 9 months with regular checks at the local clinic and a couple of visits, and scans, to the cardiologist, I know how you feel. I now only take 1 tablet per day, simply as a preventative measure, and that is no problem at all.
Brian

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23 May 2012 - 3:26 PM

Fascinating little beastie beautifully captured, Ade. Hope everything went well for Sue today at hosp.

Dave

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Alfies_Girl
23 May 2012 - 3:35 PM

Excellent macro shot showing great detail.

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23 May 2012 - 3:38 PM

What an absolute sweetie. I love him. Smile
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23 May 2012 - 6:06 PM

Astounding detail in this close up Ade, he looks like a cross between a clanger and Pinochio! Hope Sue is given the all clear, Ed

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23 May 2012 - 8:04 PM

Very very good

Peter

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23 May 2012 - 8:48 PM

Cheers guys haven't long got in......Sue's doing just fine and is thankfully well on the mend, she starts re-hab tomorrow. The recuperation/rest has done her well and has been good. Time to get her back to where she was before the attack now!......Get back to work woman GrinGrinGrinGrin

Golly what's a response to this image.....Cheers Guys/Gals

Ade

Edit:- Weevil was returned alive by the wayGrin

Last Modified By Ade_Osman at 23 May 2012 - 8:55 PM

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23 May 2012 - 8:58 PM

A cracker Ade - love the colour.
Brian.

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23 May 2012 - 10:40 PM

gorgeous picture love the detail

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28 May 2012 - 3:58 AM

A wanderful looking beastie and very well captured! Bravo! IB

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