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Acorn Weevils

By barrywebb  
Mating Acorn Weevils (Curculio glandium). A 60 shot focus stack using a tripod and manually rotating the focus ring over 6 seconds, shooting at 10 frames a second. I had set myself the challenge of getting Acorn Weevil shots this year and I finally got this shot. They tend to shy away from you as you approach with the camera but these two stayed put having other things on their minds! The version is a head on view.
Thanks and appreciation to Karen, Patricia, Alfie, Norman, Mike, Geoff (simmo) and Geoff (gwood) for awards on my Chalcid Wasp shot which I came across whilst looking for these guys.

Tags: Insects Insect close up Close-up and macro Insect macro Focus stacked Acorn weevil Curculio glandium

Voters: Bill_C, Mike_Smith, PhilT2 and 66 more

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Mike_Smith Plus
12 590 1 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2019 9:39PM
The sharpness and detail in this image Barry, is amazing. Fantastic photography

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Toobi_Won 8 76 7 England
16 Sep 2019 9:46PM
Just incredible, Barry!
They look life Venetian plague doctor masks on steroids!
Not surprised they shy away from you though, nothing worse that the old coitus interruptusSad
chavender Plus
8 403 1 France
16 Sep 2019 10:19PM
I agree with Mike.
Superb imaging
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
16 Sep 2019 10:24PM
Great snouts!
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
16 Sep 2019 10:38PM
Two outstanding images - wonderful little insects.
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2019 10:49PM
stunning photography!!
16 Sep 2019 11:02PM
Absolutely incredible work.
Alfie
Brilliantly detailed image

Carole
bassan Plus
16 13
16 Sep 2019 11:25PM
What a shot!
Owdman Plus
3 5 5 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2019 11:27PM
Fabulous Barry! I've had an interest in entomology since listening to a series of George McGavin lectures on the QM2 and your photographs really are stunning.
Norm
16 Sep 2019 11:35PM
Excellent macro capture.
Dave.
mac Plus
18 2 Scotland
16 Sep 2019 11:49PM
Great details and what a snout they have, which I suppose is for getting into the acorn?
Ian
sparrowhawk Plus
10 277 2 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2019 11:55PM
incredible shot and creatures
17 Sep 2019 12:07AM
Wonderous work here!

Dave.
17 Sep 2019 7:18AM
Wonderful shot.
TonyDy Plus
10 52 3 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2019 9:30AM
Superb close-up, Barry.
Tony
17 Sep 2019 9:47AM
Well Barry all your efforts certainly paid off. Absolutely stunning!
Geoff
Superb images and once again thanks for explaining how you took them.

Mike
viscostatic 13 45 5 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2019 7:27PM
Amazing detail. Good to see weevils enjoying life.

Phil.
SWMahy 11 21 2 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2019 8:08PM
Very impressive!
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2094 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2019 9:41PM
2 incredible images, with the version being my favourite, such a great angle.
chase Plus
14 1.2k 264 England
18 Sep 2019 9:55AM
Stunning photography.
I'm with Pamela, V1 for me.
Disee Plus
9 25 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2019 5:52PM
Incredible

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