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Robberfly with prey

Robberfly with prey
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Copyright: kapil koltharkar (kapildk) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 32 N: 502] (3197)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon coolpix L110
Exposure: f/4.7
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-11 9:16
Viewed: 1747
Points: 10
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Hi Friends,

One more action click for you.
Captured this robberfly on a trek to karnala fort.

The Asilidae are the robber fly family, also called assassin flies. They are powerfully built, bristly flies with a short, stout proboscis enclosing the sharp, sucking hypopharynx. The name "robber flies" reflects their notoriously aggressive predatory habits; they feed mainly or exclusively on other insects and as a rule they wait in ambush and catch their prey in flight.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Infraorder: Asilomorpha
Superfamily: Asiloidea
Family: Asilidae

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-11 13:49]

Hi Kapil,a top class macro,very interesting situation and great capture whit fine details,perfect exposure and natural colors,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Kapil,
A superb macro, You captured a perfect moment.
Good natural hisrty shot.
best wishes,

Hello Kapil,
Very good capture of this robberfly with feed against beautiful green background,only image is on softer side...tfs

Ciao Srikumar, great macro of lovely robberfly in action, beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Very interesting capture! Thanks for sharing!

Lovely Image , the composition is good . Looks bit soft on my monitor, but an excellent macro action shot

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