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A Robber Fly

A Robber Fly
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Copyright: nagaraj vn (nagraj) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f.4
Exposure: f/8, 1/15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-10-17 0:13
Viewed: 3112
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Robber Fly, the exact species not known, If somebody can ID this , will be happy.
Yesterday in Lalbagh I found this big robber fly with a black wasp in its grasp. I use to see this species many times but very sensitive and difficult to approach. Luckily this time it stayed and I could go very close for this portrait. This one much bigger than the other one I captured many times. Hope you like this fellow creature.

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superb capture with excellent clarity and brilliant depth Nagaraj! Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-10-17 2:09]

Hi Nagraj,
Splendid photo of this Robber Fly, TFS!

Bonjour Nagraj,
Une belle composition de cette espèce de Mouche.
Les couleurs et la netteté sont très intéressantes.

great closeup and great sharpness, TFS Ori

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-10-17 4:19]

This image is fantastic, Nagaraj!
Simply fantastic!
Thanks for sharing

Ciao Nagaraj, great macro of beautiful robberfly with fantastic details, excellent sharpness and splendid colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Excellent detail on this photo, good background and very nice colours. regards yiannis

Hello Nagaraj,
Spectacular macro with great focus and very good clarity.
Wonderful contrast against the green background.
It is a interesting species of fly with impressive hairy body.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-10-17 6:48]

Hello Nagaraj,
A superbly sharp and naturally coloured capture of this robberfly with its insect prey. The composition and clean BG add to the quality of this image. Robberflies are a specialist subject that very few even in Europe master, so that the ID problem must be very difficult to resolve in the tropics, which is a pity, as this image deserves a specific name.
Thanks and best regards,

hello Nagaraj
Super sharpness picture with great details and beautiful colours
i like this pose
thanks greeting lou

Impressive macro Nagaraj! Very good composition, fantastic lighting, wonderful colours and good sharpness!

Hi Nagaraj,
great photo of this specie. Amazing colours. Perfect sharpness. Excellent composition.
Have a nice week,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-17 10:56]

Hello Nagaraj.
Great macro picture. Perfect focus and crisp clear image. POV and composition are great. Perfect timing to get this shot.Best regards Siggi

Hello Nagaraj,
Interesting moment taken in a beautiful image. Excellent sharp details, beautiful colours and lighting. I also like diagonal composition, great POV and plain BG. Well done!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-17 15:00]

Hi Nagaraj,fantastic macro,what a pic mu friend! The top of perfection,is a great pleasure for my eyes,no needs other comments but just a great standing ovation! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Hallo Nagaraj,
a superb macro shot, outstanding sharpness and amazing details. marvellous colours, excellent point of view and composition
Best regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-10-18 1:23]

Hello Nagaraj,
Your Robber fly is a success!! Absoltuely merited.
These creatures seem to be stronger even as wasps..
What an amazing picture, which you present in your usual fine style. Bravo!
Kind regards

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-10-20 14:10]

Hello Nagraj,
An excellent macro shot of this Robber fly,perfect colours,BG,POV and sharpness.
Have a nice day!...

Hi Nagaraj,
A very good captured of this moment, fantastic details sharpness, great colours and a very nice background,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,

Super there old timer! You have not lost your magic touch, nor your ability to see what most do not..as always I live your work and it teaches me..even an old dog can learn new tricks..

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-10-22 1:47]

Hello Nagaraj,
Splendid photo in brilliant sharpness and details. Very beautiful colours, excellent POV, DOF, blurred background and composition. A little masterpiece!

Hi Nagraj,
Excellent portrait that exhibits, superb detail, sharpness, magnificent colours and a perfect DOF.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2011-10-22 5:25]

Hello Nagraj,
a great picture of the robberfly considering sharpness, light and composition.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Nagraj!

Great shot! Excellent quality and beautiful fresh green background.Superb!


Hello Nagaraj,

Amazing! I had marked this as one of my favourites, but apparently did not comment on it, which is an unfortunate oversight, as it is such a phenomenal image. It is excellent in so many ways...Tack sharp focus, pleasing, out-of-focus background, soft lighting, beautifully saturated colours, a superb composition of a very attractive subject WITH PREY, no less. Wow! Thank you so much for sharing!
Denis D

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-11-02 5:59]

Hello Nagaraj,
superb capture of this robber fly. The details are really amazing with the sharp thorns and hairs around its body. Lively colour seen on the smoothness of the green background.
the details are well documented in special lighting.
Love it simple composition.


Very good robberfly capture with the prey, Nagraj.
Exciting tone and fine details in the frame.
All the best for 2012.

Hello Nagraj

Great macro of dead and life struggle from the
insect's world, fine POV, appropriate vertical framing,
beautiful light, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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