My First Weevil

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  1. NateS

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    Nut and Acorn Weevil
    Genus: Curculio

    I've wanted to find a weevil for months now (since I started macro) and finally found one last night. He was skittish at first but warmed up to me eventually.

    First image is a stack of about 4 images with a mix of CombineZP and manual stacking.
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    The rest are all a single image
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    Shot with D90, Tamron 180mm f3.5, 12mm kenko tube, kenko pro300 1.4tc, SB-600, mini-softbox. Magnification is about 1.8:1.
     
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    Those are amazing, i cant believe how sharp they are.
     
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    Great shots Nate! That stack came out nice. Good DOF.
    I have yet to get a weevil. I have an own tree in the back yard and saw one but he jumped before I could shoot.
     
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    Second image is sweet. That guy has a lot of texture.

    Thats weird how his antennae start halfway down his beak.
     
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    Way cool! I'm not sure what it means to have a weevil warm up to you, though :)
     
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    Outstanding! I had no idea what a weevil actually looked like. Cool bug!
     
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    Thanks everybody. Weevil's are interesting looking creatures for sure....you can probably see why I've been looking for one for awhile now.
     
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    first off great pictures, but i think images 1&3 might look better as portaits rather than landscape.
     
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    Thanks for commenting. Interesting thought about 1 and 3....you might be right. I will have to go back and rotate them and see.
     

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