|Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR)
|Date Taken: 2016-12-10|
|Camera: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD|
|Exposure: f/14.0, 1/125 seconds|
|Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2016-12-20 7:28|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Spilostethus pandurus (Scopoli 1763)|
Common name: Soldier bug
Spilostethus pandurus is a very common lygaeid 13-15mm long and easily spotted due to itrs conspicious red/black colour pattern. Despite it can be easily detected by predators and it defends itself from them by secreting pungent odours and have a very repulsive taste, hence the predators will not eat another speciment of this species. It is usually spore feeders and partially on other insects.
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- [2016-12-20 9:21]
A top quality image of this colorful soldier bug. Presented in an attractive diagonal composition and displaying exceptional detail. Perfect exposure and showing plenty of DOF. Great work!!
very nice picture with good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou
- [2016-12-20 15:48]
Hi Nikos,great macro of this lygaeidae,the choice of point of view from above is a winner,perfect to show us its nice red and black design,great sharpness everywhere,a top quality pic. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Very good POV, Nikos.
The image is sharp and colourful.
This is a great macro, sharp enough with pleasant composition, but IMHO the color saturation should be increased a little. However, as I see pics of this species on the internet, it's not so colorful as I thought before so the saturation should be very light. :-)
Have a nice Christmas, kind regards from Ireland, László