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Robberfly with 'booty'

Robberfly with 'booty'
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Copyright: Dinu Konanur (Dinu) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 38] (264)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Insects in my Eden [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-30 11:24
Viewed: 3259
Points: 4
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I just noticed something pass beside my ear while I was chasing a butterfly [in vain]. It settled on a leaf of my graptophyllum plant and within reach of a possible macro. I slowly crept in on it, swiveling my torso and with minimum of fuss. It paid off when I saw what that was as I could not identify then that it was a species of Robberfly. And it had its 'booty' too [perhaps it was slow in flight due to the extra weight it carried].

I was learning the use of NeatImage that I had just downloaded. Since it had noise on the cropped original [I had forgotten to reset the normal ISO setting of 100] probably because it was shot with a ISO 200 setting. This picture today came in handy to use and see how it appears after some minor noise removal. Comments are welcome on this, please!


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To bobair: TnxDinu 1 11-02 07:33
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Hi Dinu,
this is an interesting macro and the story it tells is very true to the nature of the fly.They are little killers and that is alright by me as insects that eat insects are very much needed in the natural world.You have good colour and detail,your focus is a little soft and the use of NeatImage may of caused that softness but it looks good just the same.Thanks for sharing. Bob

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  • arunk Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 26 W: 0 N: 19] (272)
  • [2007-10-30 21:22]



captured well, sharpness is also ok
next time try to capture parallel to the subject

Arun krishnaiah

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