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Tiny prey - close-up

Tiny prey - close-up
Photo Information
Copyright: Paulo Tcr (tcr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 1000D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, extension tube, flash diffuser
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Robberflies of South America [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-10-27 17:49
Viewed: 2035
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ommatius sp and prey.


They are powerfully built, bristly flies with a short stout proboscis.
The name "robber flies" reflects their notoriously aggressive predatory habits; they feed mainly on other insects and as a rule they wait in ambush and catch their prey in flight. The Asilidae are a family in the order Diptera, the true flies. The common name for members of the family is the robber flies. The Asilidae are cosmopolitan, with over 7000 described species.


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Your expertise with extension tubes in creating huge macros is phenomenal, Paulo.
This is a brilliant close-up portrait of a Robber Fly.
Its strong limbs are well presented in this capture.
Thanks for bringing back the touch of class this site was once known for.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-10-27 18:04]

Hello Paulo,
An outstanding close-up view of this Robber Fly. Every minute detail is easily seen in super sharp focus. Looks like it has captured a tiny gnat-like insect for dinner. White balance and exposure are perfect and the blurred BG keeps you focused entirely on the subject. Great job Paulo!!

Ciao Paulo, great closeup of robberfly with fantastic details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Good one with tons of details, I would have loved to see the entire body rather that an portrait of this. The details indicate that this is a well focused and well exposed picture.
Goutham Ramesh

Hi Paulo!
Perfect macro shot with excellent clarity and details.This closeup make me think that Lord has created each and every little thing on earth so skilfully. Thanks for sharing this lovely shot.
Best Regards,

Hi Paulo,
WOW, now this is what I would call an extra macro. Don't know how you do it but all I can say it is stunning!! There is so much detail in this shot it is fantastic. Well done and thanks for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-28 9:20]

Hello Paulo,
What a macro! Brilliant details in splendid light and colours. Excellent choice of composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-28 15:58]

Waaw Paulo,what a fantastic macro!!A great and professional close-up of this tiny robberfly,the details are the best as possible,very bright colors too!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

A great macro! wonderfully clear and sharp! WEll done and tfs.Pierre

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