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Phyllobius pomaceus These Nettle Weevils do love going at it, I see them mostly on top of one another rather than individually lol<br />
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Phyllobius pomaceus

These Nettle Weevils do love going at it, I see them mostly on top of one another rather than individually lol
This image is at 5:1

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  1. Impressive magnification! So, how is this lens in practice? I hear it is awesome yet very difficult to handle. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Ive got used to it, in fact I find it simpler to focus by moving my head around than I would by fumbling with a focus ring. Dont get me wrong 5:1 can be tricky, as you can imagine even the smallest amount of wind can be a pain. But patience and good lungs lol (holding your breath to when shooting at high mag is very helpful lol). PM I might have a proposition for you :) Posted 3 years ago
      1. Winds is a problem even at 1:1. By the way, I'm one of few people on the planet using auto-focus for macro. My lens has it and it works pretty well.

        Don't get me started on holding breath, I'm exhausted after a macro hike :)
        Posted 3 years ago
    2. I have got pretty sufficent at using 5:1 now and have been thinking of getting a 2x convertor to bring me to 10:1. Posted 3 years ago
      1. Well, wow! Can't wait to see what that brings! Posted 3 years ago

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Length 9 mm. This beetle has a metallic bluish-green covering of scales. However the scales easily rub off and older specimens can look almost black. The front femur has a prominent tooth and the scales are oval. Most commonly found on Nettles, from April to late June.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Darryl Lane
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By Darryl Lane

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Uploaded May 27, 2019. Captured May 27, 2019 12:29 in 5 Carter's Wood, Hamstreet, Ashford TN26 2NN, UK.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/14.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO100
  • 65mm