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This is My Food

This is My Food
Photo Information
Copyright: Leo Baquerfo (shakerz) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 230] (1127)
Genre: Monera
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/16, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-16 6:26
Viewed: 3559
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Robberfly consuming its Prey (Grasshoppper)- This process begins by injecting a fluid into its prey that liquefies the internal parts of the insect so it is easily sucked out.

Facts about Robberfly
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Diptera
Family Asilidae
Genus Asilus

Size Body length: 25 mm

This fearsome looking fly, large and giving every appearance of aggression is, nonetheless, completely harmless to man. Most of the body is hairy and golden-brown, except for the first few segments of the abdomen, which are black. Another identifying feature common to this family is the deep groove between the eyes.

Camera Set-up:

Manual mode, auto-focusing, auto-white balance, mirror lock-up with remote switch, Lens coupled with 500D close up lens + 2XTC, tripod mounted, flash 580EX with omnibounce diffuser and mounted on macro bracket.

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Hi Leo,

Excellent close-up.
Great details, sharp and colors.
Well done!

TFS :-)

Wow! Leo, what have you done? Great shot, incredible details, so clear and crisp shot! Interesting moment also. Perfect macro. I can only say that if you upload it bigger size, it's better to look. Thank you,

Hi Leo,
That's an incredible shot. I like it very much. It is sharp clear. Colors and details are perfect and POV is good. TFS

One leg was almost in the way. Good POV. We see clearly where it happened: right in the head.
Very interesting shot. TFS.

Hi Leo ,

Amazing sharpness of this fly , such an jaw dropping sharpness i can just speak of it over and over. Amzing macro , kindly do upload the full version of this guy,



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