Dave Kennard's photos with the Animalia

Foal eating hay in infrared

Foal eating hay in infrared
Infrared fisheye photograph of a young Gypsy-cob horse eating from a hay bale. Hale bales are provided for the horses to keep them going through the winter when the grass isn't growing.

I posted some more photos and info on how I took the photos on my bl…
Added on February 16, 2014

Tansy Ragwort Flea Beetle (Longitarsus jacobaeae)

Tansy Ragwort Flea Beetle (Longitarsus jacobaeae)
Longitarsus jacobaeae is a species of flea beetle known as the tansy ragwort flea beetle. It is used as an agent of biological pest control against the noxious weed known as ragwort (Senecio jacobaea).

The adult tansy ragwort flea beetle is light golden…
Added on December  7, 2010

Silver Y (Autographa gamma)

Silver Y (Autographa gamma)
The Silver Y (Autographa gamma) is named for the marking on its wings, which looks like the latin letter Y or the Greek letter γ.

It is a medium sized migratory moth, resident in parts of North Africa and the Mediterranean, migrating as far north as Gree…
Added on December 16, 2009

Silver Y (Autographa gamma) Moth

Silver Y (Autographa gamma) Moth
Moths use their proboscis like a straw, to suck up fluids (normally nectar). When not in use the proboscis coils up between the moth's palps.

The Silver Y (Autographa gamma) is named for the marking on its wings, which looks like the latin letter Y or th…
Added on December 19, 2009

Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi) caterpillar meditating

Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi) caterpillar meditating
When threatened, the Poplar Hawk-moth draws its head under its body.

This particular indivdual has been feeding on a Salix Caprea bush (a species of Willow), which causes the dark red colours of the spots on the caterpillar's body.

See it larger on my w…
Added on December 23, 2009

Rooster at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Rooster at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm
A rooster pecks around a pile of straw manure on the Victorian working farm at Acton Scott, in Shropshire, UK.

Adult chickens have a fleshy crest on their heads called a comb or cockscomb, and hanging flaps of skin either side under their beaks called wa…
Added on February 16, 2010

Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci)

Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci)
The Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci) is a small Dermistid beetle, ranging from 1.7 to 3.5 mm in length. The wing casings of A. verbasci are covered with whitish and ochre coloured scales, which get rubbed off as the beetle ages.

The larvae of th…
Added on March 11, 2010

Rhagonycha fulva (Common red soldier beetle)

Rhagonycha fulva (Common red soldier beetle)
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'.

Large…
Added on May 19, 2010

MT-24EX diffuser test - no diffusion

MT-24EX diffuser test - no diffusion
A flash diffusion test using a 14-spotted ladybird (Propylea quatuordecimpunctata) as a subject, the ladybird's shiny body provides a good test of flash diffusion.

The purpose of the test was to compare diffusion methods for Canon's MT-24EX Macro Twin fl…
Added on June  3, 2010

MT-24EX diffuser test - no diffusion (crop)

MT-24EX diffuser test - no diffusion (crop)
A flash diffusion test using a 14-spotted ladybird (Propylea quatuordecimpunctata) as a subject, the ladybird's shiny body provides a good test of flash diffusion.

The purpose of the test was to compare diffusion methods for Canon's MT-24EX Macro Twin fl…
Added on June  3, 2010

MT-24EX diffuser test - Boots roll on deodorant cap diffuser

MT-24EX diffuser test - Boots roll on deodorant cap diffuser
A flash diffusion test using a 14-spotted ladybird (Propylea quatuordecimpunctata) as a subject, the ladybird's shiny body provides a good test of flash diffusion.

The purpose of the test was to compare diffusion methods for Canon's MT-24EX Macro Twin fl…
Added on June  3, 2010

MT-24EX diffuser test - Boots roll on deodorant cap diffuser (crop)

MT-24EX diffuser test - Boots roll on deodorant cap diffuser (crop)
A flash diffusion test using a 14-spotted ladybird (Propylea quatuordecimpunctata) as a subject, the ladybird's shiny body provides a good test of flash diffusion.

The purpose of the test was to compare diffusion methods for Canon's MT-24EX Macro Twin fl…
Added on June  3, 2010

MT-24EX diffuser test - Dove stick deodorant cap diffuser (crop)

MT-24EX diffuser test - Dove stick deodorant cap diffuser (crop)
A flash diffusion test using a 14-spotted ladybird (Propylea quatuordecimpunctata) as a subject, the ladybird's shiny body provides a good test of flash diffusion.

The purpose of the test was to compare diffusion methods for Canon's MT-24EX Macro Twin fl…
Added on June  3, 2010

MT-24EX diffuser test - Dove stick deodorant cap diffuser

MT-24EX diffuser test - Dove stick deodorant cap diffuser
A flash diffusion test using a 14-spotted ladybird (Propylea quatuordecimpunctata) as a subject, the ladybird's shiny body provides a good test of flash diffusion.

The purpose of the test was to compare diffusion methods for Canon's MT-24EX Macro Twin fl…
Added on June  3, 2010

MT-24EX diffuser test - Light tent

MT-24EX diffuser test - Light tent
A flash diffusion test using a 14-spotted ladybird (Propylea quatuordecimpunctata) as a subject, the ladybird's shiny body provides a good test of flash diffusion.

The purpose of the test was to compare diffusion methods for Canon's MT-24EX Macro Twin fl…
Added on June  3, 2010

MT-24EX diffuser test - Light tent (crop)

MT-24EX diffuser test - Light tent (crop)
A flash diffusion test using a 14-spotted ladybird (Propylea quatuordecimpunctata) as a subject, the ladybird's shiny body provides a good test of flash diffusion.

The purpose of the test was to compare diffusion methods for Canon's MT-24EX Macro Twin fl…
Added on June  3, 2010

MT-24EX diffuser test - Home-made mk. II

MT-24EX diffuser test - Home-made mk. II
A flash diffusion test using a 14-spotted ladybird (Propylea quatuordecimpunctata) as a subject, the ladybird's shiny body provides a good test of flash diffusion.

The purpose of the test was to compare diffusion methods for Canon's MT-24EX Macro Twin fl…
Added on June  3, 2010

MT-24EX diffuser test - Home-made mk. II (crop)

MT-24EX diffuser test - Home-made mk. II (crop)
A flash diffusion test using a 14-spotted ladybird (Propylea quatuordecimpunctata) as a subject, the ladybird's shiny body provides a good test of flash diffusion.

The purpose of the test was to compare diffusion methods for Canon's MT-24EX Macro Twin fl…
Added on June  3, 2010