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Red Soldier Beetle - Rhagonycha fulva

By Mendipman  
One from last year and one species I have no problem finding on the mendips, so with a hour or so of absolutely no breeze, I was able to get away with a 2 sec shutter speed and photograph this pair precariously balanced on the end of the fine grass head.

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Many thanks for the votes and comments on the previous upload of the Woodlouse and especially to Paul (living levels) for his User Award, so very much appreciated. GrinGrinGrinGrin

Tags: Summer Morning Wildlife Red Nature Macro Close Uk Sunrise England Close-up Natural Habitat Insect Beetle Feeding Green Close up Flora Europe Somerset Fauna European Details Detail Britain Magnified Natural light Mendips Arthropod Rhagonycha fulva Entomology Detailed Biology Invertebrate Magnify Wildlife and nature Cantharidae Heath McDonald Coleoptera Zoology Red Soldier Beetle Mendip Wildlife Photography East Harptree Woods Western Europe Hexopod

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11 Feb 2017 11:56AM
Excellent Heath, great detail,
11 Feb 2017 12:27PM
Stunning macro at that exposure. Well captured.
ade123 8 285 1 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2017 12:51PM
Outstanding as always Heath

CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
11 Feb 2017 1:11PM
Do you ever come across single soldier beetles, I don't Wink An excellent capture.
11 Feb 2017 1:43PM
Great capture
Spkr51 4 United States
11 Feb 2017 3:02PM
Excellent close-up ***** SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
11 Feb 2017 3:04PM
Stunning capture.
Niknut Plus
10 2.8k 82 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2017 3:33PM
Cracking shot !!......lovely clarity & colours !!!.Smile

Don't these perishers ever do anything else ?????????.Grin
ali63 8 790 1 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2017 3:37PM
Beautifully captured, can't wait for the warmer weather Smile Smile

11 Feb 2017 7:35PM
Superb detail Heath
11 Feb 2017 7:56PM
Beautifully captured.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2017 8:12PM
Lovely mating pair...
Isabel GrinGrin

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