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Copyright: Durzan Cirano (cirano) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-14 3:31
Viewed: 2885
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks to Krkguide, Raptorman,CatherineD for name

Insects in the Diptera family Asilidae are commonly called robber flies. The family Asilidae contains about 7,100 described species worldwide. All robber flies have stout, spiny legs, a dense moustache of bristles on the face (mystax), and 3 simple eyes (ocelli) in a characteristic depression between their two large compound eyes. The mystax helps protect the head and face when the fly encounters prey bent on defense. The antennae are short, 3-segmented, sometimes with a bristle-like structure called an arista. The short, strong proboscis is used to stab and inject victims with saliva containing neurotoxic and proteolytic enzymes which paralyze and digest the insides; the fly then sucks the liquefied meal through the proboscis. Many species have long, tapering abdomens, sometimes with a sword-like ovipositor. Others are fat-bodied bumblebee mimics. Adult robber flies attack other flies, beetles, butterflies and moths, various bees, ants, dragon and damselflies, Ichneumon wasps, grasshoppers, and some spiders.

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  • Great 
  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-07-14 5:02]

Very sharp, great details and clours, congratulations!

hello Durzvan
I do not know what is, what I see from a very good POV,is one very beautifully litted up great capture
TFS thanks for sharing

Nice capture, but I am not sure whether its dragonfly or something else. May be another POV would have helped.

Hi cirano,
a very good photo of a robberfly.

Durzan merhaba ,
Son derece avcı bir iri sinek türüdür , İngilizcesi " Robberfly " diğer böcekleri uçarken veya konmuş halde yakalayıp yer .
Başarılı bir fotoğraf olmuş , eline sağlık .

Hello Durzan,
Very good shot, very sharp, with a good light. It is not a dragonfly, but a robber fly, a predator of other insects. Family: Asilidae.
Best regards,

  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-14 11:07]

Hello Durzan,
Just fantastic and superb shot. Perfect size and shape and focus. Great sharpness. Good work.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-07-14 11:30]

Hi Durzan,what a impressive sharpness on the eyes!! Fantastic point of view for the best result as possible!My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-14 12:08]

Hi Durzan. This is a fine close up of the Roberfly. You have take it with first class detail around the face and body. I like the pose onthe end of the stick. Your use of the light has give natural olours. well done TFS Nick..

hello Durzan
Great composition with very good sharpness ande beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hello Durzan
wonderful image of this robberfly with great focus on his eyes
I like the DOF with 3D effect
beautiful lighting and olors
Have a good night

Çok ilginç bir tür yakalamışsınız hevalim.
Katil sinek çok net ve detayları oldukça belirgin. Elinizde biraz daha yakın ve biraz daha ayrıtılı kareler varsa görmek isteriz.
Sağlıcakla kalın...

Witaj Cirano
Amazing creature. Very curious conception. It looks how pirate. Beauty sharpness and colours. I congratulate frame. This something is terrible for victims, but You demonstrated this very absorbingly.
Pozdrawiam - Roma

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