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The tiniest weevil I have ever seen, about to take to the skies. I have included V.2 to give you an idea of how small he was, the pin is a normal size needlework pin.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:world's weeniest weevil!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:14 Feb 2013 - 5:57 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Weevil, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:87
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 6:33 AM

The pin in V 2 really shows just how small it is, Carol: and it's very seldom we have seen one ready to fly as in V 1.
Excellent macro work again.
Ronnie.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6101 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 6:36 AM

Ha ha, a mini-clanger, fantastic shot Carol.

Andy

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
14 Feb 2013 - 6:50 AM

Amazing little critter Carol !! Excellent and thanx for V2 putting it into perspective !!

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
14 Feb 2013 - 7:12 AM

Two wonderful images Carol. Great idea putting them together in V2. Another excellent close up
Effrossini

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84284 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 7:13 AM

What a fantastic capture! I don't think I've ever seen one 'open-for-take-off'!! Smile

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 7:16 AM

That is small it's wings are almost to big for the little critter to handle. Smile

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Stace
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14 Feb 2013 - 7:25 AM

Super captures Carol

Stace

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 7:42 AM

Great timing to get No. 1. There is something of Dr. Doolittle about you Carol to get these little critters to cooperate.

Albert

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RajaSidambaram
14 Feb 2013 - 7:42 AM

Fantastic capture, Carol, of the flight of this tiny Weevil. Another fantastic size comparison (V2), which I hope you only could innovate. Keep flying Carol.- Raja.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 7:46 AM

Kind of him to show off his wings
so well timed Carol
and so small
Lillian

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 7:50 AM

brilliant timing in v1 carol can't get over how small it is v2 for me today a real cracker nice one Wink
andy

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 - 8:05 AM

Well done on V2 the scale of this bug is amazing
Steve

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sparrowhawk
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14 Feb 2013 - 8:08 AM

wow! miniscule little beasties don't even stand a chance when you're around ! superb shots

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Rock
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14 Feb 2013 - 8:32 AM

Superb work.

Rock

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digital_boi
14 Feb 2013 - 9:03 AM

tiny indeed Carol well spotted and captured

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Badgerfred
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14 Feb 2013 - 9:20 AM

Superb,
Fred.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 9:28 AM

Happy to be 30th on these super captures,
saeid

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 9:31 AM

How do you spot them Carol?
Excellent images of this tiny critter.
Good to see it in perspective.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
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14 Feb 2013 - 9:34 AM

Pin sharp, Carol TongueGrin Amazing to get it open-winged.

Dave

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sweetpea62
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14 Feb 2013 - 9:54 AM

That is small,great captures Carol..Lin

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Term
Term e2 Member 885 forum postsTerm vcard England9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 9:55 AM

Great capture Carol, incredibly tiny subject,

Ben

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Mavis
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14 Feb 2013 - 10:11 AM

mazing capture in flight Carol . You do such excellent things with this tiny Camera xxx

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Sylviwhalley
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14 Feb 2013 - 10:34 AM

Great captur, he is tiny.
Sylvia

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 11:02 AM

They really do seem to put on their best show for you! Great macro work.

Ann

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TonyDy
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14 Feb 2013 - 11:05 AM

Great close-up, Carol.
Tony

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SlowSong
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14 Feb 2013 - 11:32 AM

That's a lot to carry around on your back for such a small weavil. Smile

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fificat100
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14 Feb 2013 - 11:32 AM

A BRILLIANT macro, Carol. Amazing detail and colour of this miniscule critter. A 'one in a million' capture! Well done SmileSmile

Lavina

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14 Feb 2013 - 11:39 AM

Todo lo que se descubre en este tipo de fotografía ..Muy buena..

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helenlinda
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14 Feb 2013 - 11:47 AM

I love his "knitted" wings - amazing detail Carol SmileSmile
Helen

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AnnChown
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14 Feb 2013 - 11:51 AM

He really is tiny - very well done to capture this Carol!
Ann

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lonely_oryx
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14 Feb 2013 - 12:05 PM

Nicely caught with the wings open

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achieverswales
14 Feb 2013 - 12:22 PM

Comical critter but oh so cute, two crackers and excellent use on the pin for scale Carol.


Regards

Trev.

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Silverzone
14 Feb 2013 - 12:29 PM

Super capture. Still can't believe I'm here and finding new things each day. Sylvia

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AnneWorner
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14 Feb 2013 - 1:09 PM

Oh, how super cool to see it's wings exposed like that - I've seen them fly, but then they are just a whir of movement. This is splendid.

Anne

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Daisymaye
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14 Feb 2013 - 1:17 PM

Just at take off, captured so well. Amazing how small he is as seen in V2. Both excellent shots Carol........Sandy

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TrevBatWCC
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14 Feb 2013 - 3:28 PM

It's amazing how you spot these in the first place, Carol, when they're so tiny! Excellent pair of images, and nice to get an idea of just how small he is in V2 Smile
Trev Smile

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14 Feb 2013 - 4:03 PM

Fantastic Carol.
Brian

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pluckyfilly
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14 Feb 2013 - 4:10 PM

Superbly captured with V2 showing scale

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Niknut
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14 Feb 2013 - 4:57 PM

Cracking shot !!....good timing on the 'lift-off' shot !!!!!

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annettep38
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14 Feb 2013 - 5:22 PM

that is one amazing macro of what is truly the lesser of all weevils

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jackyp
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14 Feb 2013 - 5:43 PM

Great timing, a truly amazing capture Grin

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evelen
evelen  9 England
14 Feb 2013 - 6:25 PM

wonderful capture Carol.
eve.Smile

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tomcat
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14 Feb 2013 - 6:41 PM

Evenin' Carol
I reckon V3 is a three inch nailWinkWink

What tiny wee thingGrin

After an initial wet start, today was akin to a Spring day +8C and mildTongue

Adrian

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14 Feb 2013 - 7:38 PM

Lovely details

Peter

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14 Feb 2013 - 9:07 PM

Superb capture with the open wings Carol.
Brian.

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14 Feb 2013 - 10:01 PM

That is a teeny weeny weevil Carol, great timingGrin
Diane

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
15 Feb 2013 - 8:18 AM

Bet it does a lot damage reguardless of it's size. lovely set of shots.

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Jat_Riski
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15 Feb 2013 - 1:04 PM

Excellent macro shots Carol.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
16 Feb 2013 - 3:00 PM

Two amazing shots carol, like it and yes it is tiny, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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17 Feb 2013 - 8:43 PM

Extraordinary detail in v1 Carol and perfect timing to catch him as he's about to take off

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Chinga
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27 Feb 2013 - 3:01 AM

Wonderful, so small and such lovely green upper wings! GrinGrin
Beautiful shot in V1. (V2 does give us an idea fo the size) IB

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