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Mating Robber Flies


Mating Robber Flies
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Copyright: myold profile (gondox) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D40 DSLR, Nikkor 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 AF, Digital RAW 200, Metz 48 AF-1 flashgun
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My own insect shots [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-12 10:33
Viewed: 4015
Points: 14
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Mating Robber Flies

Thanks Catherine and Thor for the ID.. I wasn't sure enough ;) I had a post of a robber fly but it was kinda different..

But one thing looks sure, that they are mating..

Took this shot today, with several others I'll share later on.. Used my 35-135 Nikkor in macro mode and an external flash to get the chance to stop down a bit. Still it wasn't enough, you can see the eyes are not sharp enough.
Anyway I'm kinda satisfied as I see it as an improvement from my previous macros. I only don't like the wings being flashed so ugly..

Please tell me what you think! TFV :)

Best regards,
Andor

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Hello Andor,
For sure they are mating! Excellent shot, sharp, with beautiful light. It's a couple of Robber flies (Asilidae family). It is a big family: about 7,100 described species worldwide ! Could not help you more. Best regards,
Catherine

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2009-08-12 11:47]

interesting capture with amazing details on these mating robberflies! :-) no idea about the real ID though.
well done & best wishes, thor.

Gracias por tus amables comentarios Andor.
Tu toma muy interesante, primero por el trabajo con los colores , todos a juego y en tonos cálidos típicos de esta época. La pose de los insectos, uno en cada rama, original y oportuna.
Un saludo desde espańa: Josep Ignasi.

great capture, TFS Ori

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-08-13 7:00]

Hello Andor,
Although these flies aren't enough pleasant you shew interesting scene in large close-up. Also like me light and colours this photo.
Regards, Pawel

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  • goldyrs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
  • [2009-08-15 1:19]

Mate, you need to tell me when you're on!
this simply isn't fair that I miss your beautiful shots!
You certainly have your timing right, bro!
perhaps you missed the DND board these two lovers left outside on some bush!!!
;)
Pl stop thinkin twice about your shots, you just click them and post them, 'coz we love them!
Sorry, just noticed I've run out of smilies!
BUT YOU'RE DA BESTEST (if I may use such a word)!!!!
A big hug from India!
Goldy

Hello Andor,
congratulations on your splendid gallery pictures; a very beautiful macro shot of this mating Robber Flies, very good sharpness and brigth colours, a very nice composition with a marvellous environment.
TFS
Best regards
Maurizio

Szia Andor!
De kár, hogy már nem vagy itt... Nagyon szép fotó, eddig valahogy elkerülte a figyelmemet, bár nem tudom, miért. Nagyon jó az élesség, a kompozíció pedig látványos, egyedül a belógó, életlen növénydarab nem tetszik, de hát nem lehet minden olyan tökéletes, mint a rádióban a Szabó család. :-) Grat a látványos fotóhoz. Én másfél éve Írországba költöztem, úgyhogy mivel Te meg nem jársz a TN-en, nincs, aki hazánkat rendszeresen képviselje... :-( Remélem, visszatérsz egyszer a TN-re. Nagyon várom.
Minden jót, baráti üdv Corkból, Laci

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