Rhagonycha fulva (Common red soldier beetle)

Rhagonycha fulva (Common red soldier beetle)

Description

Title:
Rhagonycha fulva (Common red soldier beetle)
Caption / Description:

The common red soldier beetle has a reddish-orange body with orange wingcases with black tips. They feed on nectar, pollen, and other insects.

They can often be seen mating on umbellifer flowers, earning them the nickname 'hogweed bonking beetle'.

Tags / Keywords:
  • Biota
  • Life
  • Vitae
  • Eukaryota
  • Animalia
  • Animals
  • Arthropoda
  • Arthropods
  • Insecta
  • Insects
  • Coleoptera
  • Beetles
  • Cantharidae
  • Soldier beetles
  • Rhagonycha fulva
  • Common red soldier beetle
  • Rhagonycha

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Date Original Photo Taken:
Original File Name:
_DSC7145.NEF
Event:
Rating:
☆☆
Date this image added/last updated on website:
Original File Dimensions:
3872px x 2592px
File Type:
JPEG
Color Mode:
RGB
Original Image Color Profile:
Nikon Adobe RGB 4.0.0.3000

Location

Location Created:
Sublocation:
City:
Market Harborough
Province/State:
Leicestershire
Country:
United Kingdom
World Region:
Europe
Geo-location:

Rights

Copyright Status:
Copyrighted
Licensing Status:
Rights Managed
Available for Editorial Use:
Yes
Available for Commercial Use:
Yes
Copyright Notice:
© 2008 Dave Kennard

Camera Data

Date Digital Resource was created:
Shutter speed:
1200 s
Aperture:
f/14
Camera Model:
Nikon D200
ISO:
100
Exposure Compensation:
0
Focal Length:
50mm
Focal Length (35mm equiv.):
75mm
Metering Mode:
Multi-segment
Flash:
Fired, Return not detected
Exposure Mode:
Manual
White Balance:
Manual
Light Source:
Cloudy
Exposure Program:
Manual

Additional shooting metadata

Lens:
Nikon AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor ED 18-70mm F3.5-4.5G(IF)
Filters used:
  • B+W UV 010 MRC
Additional Optics used:
  • Kenko DG Extension Tubes 20mm
Setup:
Flash: Shoe mounted SB800 with cardboard flash funnel
Kenko Extension Tubes 20mm
Handheld

Post Processing

Image Modified:
Software used:
  • Nikon Capture NX
Post Processing: