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Robber Fly (Female)

Robber Fly (Female)
Photo Information
Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-17
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/16
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-19 20:37
Viewed: 3343
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
While I was cleaning out our Bluebird box this Robber Fly decided to stop by for a visit. I quickly ran back into the house for my camera and tripod.

Robber Flies are to the insect world what falcons are to the bird world. They prey on unsuspecting insects whenever the opportunity arises.

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Very nice macro Ron,
very nice POV and details of this robber fly
Love the picture

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-08-19 21:54]

Hello Ron,
This is a very interesting looking fly, great capture.. I didn't know they prey on other insects.. Thanks for the info


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-08-20 0:25]

Hello Ron.
This is a very good close up of the Robber fly which you have captured with fine detail and sharp focusing. your use of the light has given you warm colours. A nice sidePOV/DOF. well done TFS.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Ron

Great shot of this robberfly. excellent sharpness and details, good composition.


Hi Ron,

Very nice close-up, excellent detail and the warm color is nice too. This is another insect that makes me glad that we're so much bigger than them. :-)


Impossible to demand more details!... excellent job, great POV, very good approach, lovely brightness that such detail level allows. Compound good, very balanced!

Congratulations Ron!


great sharpness and good details nice picture
greeting lou

The detail & DOF is top-shelf Ron.
The colors look very nice too, great use of the ambient light here..
Excellent work..ya missed a sensor spot above the thorax though.
Leave it to me, king of the nit-pickers ;-}}
Have a great Sunday my friend,

Hi MF Ron,

Awesome close-up capture, you've managed to focus in on the robber fly very nicely. Nice balanced exposure too.
TFS and have a nice WE!


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