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Robber-fly feeding

Robber-fly feeding
Photo Information
Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1740 W: 71 N: 3675] (14660)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Exposure: f/11, 1/180 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-08 0:35
Viewed: 1995
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends in TN.

This Robber-fly was captured at the foot of Mount Jerai, the highest peak in Kedah State.

The Robber Flies are air hunter. They also known as an Assassin Fly and Bee Killer. They have strong legs which can catch prey on flight. They are medium to large size flies with large eyes and necked head.

They are active predators on flying insects, unselective in prey species. They even prey on web weaving spiders. Their mouthparts are the triangular proboscis which insert into prey and suck the juice.



Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 7D
Software Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time 1/181
F-Stop f/11.0
ISO Speed Ratings 400
Focal Length 50/1 mm + ET 31mm
Flash Home made diffuser
Date Taken 2012-04-06 22:18
File Size 252 kb
jusni nasirun 2012

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-08 0:36]

Hi Jusni,a great macro and a very lucky moment,magnificent diagonal perspective and very impressive sharpness,the wings details are really fantastics!! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-08 1:15]

Hello Jusni,
Fantastic sharp detailed macro in beautiful flash light. Great DOF and diagonal composition. Fine blurred background.

Ciao Jusni, great macro of fantastic robberfly, lovelydiagonal composition with fine details, beautiful natural colors, splendid light and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good Easter, ciao Silvio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-04-08 3:50]

Salam Jusni,
wow...what an exciting and interesting macro shot of this robber-fly. Very excellent details and the view is very compelling.
Well done for this splendid composition.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-04-08 7:33]

Hello Jusni,
lovely capture,the pov is excellent, nice dof, well composed shot,the sharpness is very nice,
nice BG, captured with excellent details.Well done as usual.Best regards Siggi

Hi Jusni,
amazing photo of this species. Great sharpness and details. Excellent macro shot! Nice colours.
Thanks for sharing,

hello Jusni
very good sharpness picture with great details and nice pose
the colours are very good
thanks greeting lou

Hello Jusni

Great macro of this insect, fine POV and with the
diagonally framing adding dynamism to the image,
beautiful soft light and color tones,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-04-09 0:50]

Fine species of robberfly with prey, good composition. tfs.

Hallo Jusni,
a superb macro of this Robber-fly with its prey, outstanding sharpness and impressive details, bright colours, excllent close composition
Best regards

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