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Late dinner


Late dinner
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Copyright: Kiril Todorov (Phoki) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 48 W: 0 N: 21] (284)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-12 9:07
Viewed: 3754
Points: 6
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The pic. was taken under dark conditions using the built-in flash of the cammera,with a reversed 135mm lens,attached with a home made adaptor.The dinner is definitly a fly,but i have no idea what the hungry guy is?
You are on:-)))))

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Hi Kiril!

nice capture in dificult conditions!
the predator looks like a odonata (damselfly)...but not sure!
regards
pedro

Hi Kiril.
I am sure this one is a Robber fly, there are a lot of species. You can have a look, if you make a search here in TN, you will get a lot of wonderful shot like THIS ONE from Howard.
It is a nice shot, with interesting colours and soft light but I think you need a wider lense to use as reverse, as only the center of the image is quite clear, the rest has a severe aberration.
TFS.

This is a Machimus but not Machimus cingulatus (as the one from Howard).
I don't mind much the aberrations. Revelant parts are crisp clear. Colors are brilliant. Great pic.
TFS

Hello Kiril,
The hunter's definitely a robber fly (Asilidae), I'd say a Dioctria sp., while the prey is not a fly but some parasitic wasp.

Best regards,
Dmitry

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