Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Curculio occidentis

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Curculio occidentis[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 18 May 2013 at 01:29:09 (UTC)

Original – A Filbert weevil (Curculio occidentis) on an acorn
Reason
Decent macro image of an interesting bug
Articles in which this image appears
Curculio, Curculio occidentis
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Kaldari
  • Support as nominator --Kaldari (talk) 01:29, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Question Wow factor, but I've seen other similar images have comments regarding short depth of field. Regarding EV, I would think the entire creature should be in focus. But my question is actually this: does the image have to be so orange? Is that the actual color of the weevil or is this just happenstance and existing/unavoidable mise-en-scène? – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 21:03, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
    • Frankly in many instances those comments are from people with little experience in Macro photography. Occasionally you can get away with focus stacking, but generally not. JJ Harrison (talk) 00:19, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
      • Right, and I remember someone saying something about the difficulty in trying to focus stack with a living creature (the image was of a bee, now that I think about it). – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 05:10, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
        • FWIW, this is actually a focus stack of two images. Otherwise I probably wouldn't have been able to get both the mouthparts and head in focus with this level of detail. Kaldari (talk) 07:27, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
          • Thanks for mentioning this. I was just thinking how fortunate it is the proboscis (?) and eyes are in focus, probably the two most important elements here. – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 07:31, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
    • Better DOF is not impossible; but we can't expect too much for free. BTW, I'm among people with little experience in macro photography. JKadavoor Jee 06:24, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment Nice, but the white balance is very yellow... JJ Harrison (talk) 00:19, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
    • I reduced the yellow cast from the flash, but still left it a bit on the warm side. You can see the difference in the eyes especially. Kaldari (talk) 07:21, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Weak support It's a bit better. I'm not sure what one looks for in an FP macro image, but I find the image very interesting with a great composition. I can't help but think of Gonzo either, but he's a Whatever. I think another issue may be the image size, but the EV makes up for it. – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 07:29, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Support as in Commons. JKadavoor Jee 08:12, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Support. Is the colour balance right? It looks very warm tinted. Other than that, I don't think we could reasonably expect a better macro photo of this critter. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 08:53, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Support nice quality and good EV. Rreagan007 (talk) 05:19, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Support I also made that featured in Persian Wikipedia.Alborzagros (talk) 11:55, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Support --WingtipvorteX PTT 19:35, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:Kaldari Curculio occidentis 01.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:54, 18 May 2013 (UTC)