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Kiss of Death!

Kiss of Death!
Photo Information
Copyright: Leo Baquerfo (shakerz) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 230] (1127)
Genre: Monera
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/22, 1/8 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Robberfly, The predator with the Prey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-06 5:27
Viewed: 4801
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This juvenile Robberfly actually sipping its prey. This process begins with the robberfly injecting a fluid into its prey that liquefies the internal parts of the insect so it is easily sucked out. As mentioned on my previous RF series, this predator is very selective for its target. That is why this RF also gets a juvenile prey for its food.

Camera Set-up:
Canon EF100-400mm coupled with 500D close up lens, manual mode, auto focusing, mirror lock-up with remote switch, auto white balance, tripod mounted, flash 580EX(-1/2)with omnibounce diffuser and tilted about 45 degrees.

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wow, excellent macro-capture, leo! :-)
superb details on this "special" moment.
good composition & pov.
well obeserved & done, thor.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-04-06 13:32]

Hi Leo,

An excellent macroshot of predator and prey,I did not have a clue that this kind of food was on the menu of the robbefly,well seen and captured,


Excellent macro! Beautifully composed with the plain background.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-04-06 14:20]

Stunnig photo!
Great capture!
Very good on details and sharpness!
Excellent DOF and BG!
5* and TFS!

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-04-06 14:42]

Hello Leo , What a great moment shot, very good compositie
sharpnes details ,very good job ,Fijn Weekend ,Teunie .

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-04-07 10:52]

A very sharp and very interesting macro, Leo.
The light is excellent too.
Well done and TFS. : )

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