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Rhagonycha fulva

Rhagonycha fulva
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Copyright: Jiri Kubosek (iti) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7100, Tamron SP 90mm f/2,8 Di Macro VC USD
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-26 10:18
Viewed: 1627
Points: 24
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The common red soldier beetle (Rhagonycha fulva), also misleadingly known as the bloodsucker beetle,is a species of soldier beetle (Cantharidae).

The common red soldier beetle will grow up to a centimetre. Nearly all their body is coloured red yellowish. Only the last bit of the elytra is black. The body is flat and elongated. The chitin armour is very soft, resulting in the German name of this species as Weichkäfer (meaning "soft beetle"). The black thread-like antennae are also relatively long. The equally long legs have an orange colour, which become notably darker only at the end.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-07-26 10:29]

Hello Jiri,
Beautiful macro of this beetle in fine sharpness and details. Beautiful soft colours. Good choice of composition with a nice blurred background.

Hi Jiri-Beautiful BG.Well captured this Red Beetle very well.Good details and sharpness.Nice composition too.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

hallo Jiri
great sharpness composition with nice BG and beautiful colours
i like this beetle who you see now with many
thanks gr lou

H Jiri, Wonderful sharpness and details of this beetle taken with nice POV. Thank for sharing

Ciao Jiri, great macro of lovely beetle, excellent sharpness, wonderful colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hello Jiri,
照的很漂亮 很美麗的甲蟲 也很清晰
光線亮麗 呈現的很細膩也很漂亮 饒有趣味
構圖也很美麗 真是好看

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-07-27 13:42]

Hi Jiri,i know this specie and i know how is small,your pic is a great macro,the best DOF for spectacular detail,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-07-28 14:20]

Excellent picture of this beetle with good sharpness, deep of field and presentation. Saludos.

Hello Jiri

Excellent macro of this insect, fine POV
and appropriate vertical framing, great focus,
sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2014-07-30 9:33]

Hi Jiri,

Awesome shot and macro, great détails and colors of the beetle, beautiful light too.
The sharpness is good, excellent B/G.
Great job, TFS.
My best regards.
John vantighem

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-07-30 18:43]

Hello Jiri,
You have done a wonderful job of showing this little fellow off. The sharpness is crystal clear and colors true and natural. Exposure is perfect and nice DOF. I really like the vertical framing and the way we can easily see the textured markings on it's wings. Good use of flash. Great shot!!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-09-05 10:31]

Hello Jiri,
Missed this one. Very fine and subtle colors make this shot really pleasant-looking. Greta picture of the Soldier beetle, which i have in my archives too, but no way such a good shot.
Kind regards

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