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Robber Fly

Robber Fly
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-06-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-06-02 5:27
Viewed: 1117
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
You would be surprised to know that this is my first time to capture a real Robber Fly. I had only seen its pictures posted by other photographers here on TN, so I'm very happy to have come across it today morning while shooting a historical monument here in Jammu for display in an art gallery. I had only 18-200mm lens mounted on my camera for shooting monuments and had no choice but to use it in macro mode, which is not really that good, frankly. Anyway, here it is.

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)
  • [2017-06-02 5:37]

Hi Ram,another top class pic! What a sharpness on the tiny robberfly and what a choice of POV too,the profile perspective is a winner,very well done! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-06-02 6:45]

Hello Ram,
Congratulations on your first photo of a robber fly. You're correct, I am surprised to find out that this is your first robber fly photo. Your 200 mm lens has done a fine job of capturing excellent detail of its features. The exposure is great, especially considering the harsh lighting you had to deal with.

Hello Sir,

A fabulous macro of the most menacing looking fly that I have seen till date. You have managed to capture the fly with Exceptional details and sharpness even while using the zoom lens.

Thanks for sharing..

Warm Regards,

hello Ram,
une très belle qualité des couleurs, de la netteté et des détails,
Bon W-E

Ciao Ram, great macro of fantastic robberfly, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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