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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-05-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/11, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-09-21 23:10
Viewed: 1564
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The Asilidae are the robber fly family, also called assassin flies. They are powerfully built, bristly flies with a short, stout proboscis enclosing the sharp, sucking hypopharynx. The name "robber flies" reflects their notoriously aggressive predatory habits; they feed mainly or exclusively on other insects and as a rule they wait in ambush and catch their prey in flight.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-09-22 1:43]

Hi Marius,there is a big dinner for the robberfly today as i can see. Poor Coenonympha,its life is end but this is the law of nature. An original post well done as usual. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Marius, poor butterfly, that's life, great action shoot, splendid light, fine details, excellent sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Marius,
Beautiful butterfly! But sad! What we could do! This is rule of the mother nature. Well captured. Good details and color.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-09-22 18:23]

Hello Marius,
First time I have ever seen a robber fly feeding on a butterfly. Exceptional detail and rich natural colors. These are truly the predators of the insect world, along with dragonflies. Wonderful exposure and nice semi blurred BG.

Hi Marius

Great moment of reber fly and butterfly, excellent composition, great DOF, very nice blurring BG, nice POV.



Hi Marius,
You captured the everyday drama of nature very well. Great off-centered compo, the robber fly is tack sharp, the warm color tones are wonderful. Exceptional shot. Bravo!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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