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A lucky and a sad fly ...

A lucky and a sad fly ...
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-22 3:20
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello on a sunny saturday ...
I hope the sun shines everywhere for all TN-members.

Today I want to show you these two flies - a lucky and a sad one.
It's always impressive to see these large robberflies hunting for smaller flies.
This one had good luck as you can see.

Thanks for looking and your time,
enjoy the weekend.

marhowie, Silke, fartash, Patleboss, uleko, jmirah, Alex99, haraprasan, XOTAELE, ramthakur, tiklod, hester has marked this note useful
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Hi Sabine
Ha Ha Ha! Great title. I am not sure if the second fly is also laughing ;_)
Fantastic shot. Perfect sharpness and DOF. Very good OOF homogenous buckground and great contrast. Fantastic moment

The pray is family Sarcophagidae
Best wishes

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-09-22 3:25]

Very impressive ! Great macro, soooo sharp and full of great details. You have captured a great moment ! It's sad in a way but that's life, violent and beautiful. Thanks,


bonjour sabine
c'est tragique mais c'est une nouvelle excellente macro.
tout est remarquable.
est ce que tu utilise un diffuseur pour le flash?
je demande cela car moi avant d'acheter un flash canon 430 EX il faltait que j'en utilise un avec le tamron.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-09-22 4:15]
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Hallo Sabine,
gute Beute, dieses Bild! Genau der richtige Blickwinkel, alles im Fokus, alles im Griff. Bildaufbau und Farben gefallen mir gut. Ich verschwind jetzt mit meiner Kamera in den sonnigen Tag. Bis dann und schöne Grüße, Peter

Hi Sabine,
Its really a luminous image!
I like alll the clear and sharp details got, in this very impressive scene.
The inclusion of the vivid coloured flower makes good not only for the composition but also for the rich colour palette.
Well done and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

WOW dramatic shot and picture.
Excellent sharpness to help emphasize the drama. Good colors and composition.

Very good.


Hello Sabine,
Thanks for sharing this 'killing'...
Very good POV. Well composed.
Good moment!

Hi Sabine,
Now this is my kinda capture!
Excellent POV showing both prey & predator nicely. Wonderful colors and details, with the DOF sublime :)
Very well done & a pleasure to view mf.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-22 5:11]

Hi Sabine,
Splendid action acptured with very impressive sharp ness and neat focus. Superb use of flash lighting here and you have portrayed the killing strategy perfectly. The BG looks great and highlights the subjects perfectly. Excellent POV and a precise DOF. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-22 6:38]

Great title indeed!
Superb macro with outstanding colours and details: another Wishnu classic!


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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2007-09-22 7:07]

wow! what a moment, what details.. no intimity! tfs

Hello Sabine
What a great hunting scene you captured,
Perfect details,BG and composition,
Fantastic colors and POV,Welldone.


Bonjour Sabine
Très belle prise (une fois de plus...)
Excellente netteté, couleurs et cadrage. Bravo
Amicalement Robi

Hello Sabine, outstanding macro-shot, technicaly perfect in all points, lovely composition very well framed,
great work,

Hello Sabine!
Good title for the photo! And a very nice picture, also as documentary photograph. I like details, POV, colours, blurred BG :)
Really nice work, especially that it is not easy to take picture of this mobile insect group! :>
TFS and best regards,

PS. Just for fun to to compare, please feel free to see here to check similar situation but in 2 Asilidae fly species :)

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-22 10:12]

Hello Sabine,
That's life, one fly's meat the other one's poison!! or Heute rot, Morgen tot! We can't get away from it, can we? Anyway, it's a great capture showing very sharp details and fine colours. Those eyes are amazing! Very well composed too!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-09-22 10:39]

Back later, cutting grass

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-09-22 12:32]

Hi Sabine.
First of all I am impressed with excellent exposure parameters, applied by great macro photographer, and perfect fill flash work.. Illumination of the pictured scene including BG is excellent. Details and sharpness of the flies and flowers are razor. Cropping and composition of the image are blameless, as usual. Bravo and TFS.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-22 13:49]

Hi Sabine. Good name for your posting. you have rich colours and fine detail , with sharp focusing giving a first class shot. a nice POv/DOF. well done TFs.
Have a good sunday..

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-09-22 19:59]

Hola Sabine,
un gran trabajo,
los detalles capturados son perfectos con acción...
tonos y buen encuadre,
muchos saludos

hello sabine,
excellent macro shot, the image is razor sharp, the predator and the hunt have been captured well, well composed, nice pov,
tfs & regards

hi wishnu!
good macro with a nice situation:)
sharp with good composition and
with nice colours!
good shot!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-09-23 8:48]

Wishnu Superb shot and lovely eyes. I like the shot here. Ganesh

Hi Sabine, a very amazing composition, great action shoot with splendid details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Sabine,
Yeah yeah we all have to eat to survive!
Here the drama of nature has been captured with great details, definition and sharpness is amazing!
And it usually is like this, the bigger and stronger eat the smaller and weaker...
Pablo -

Hi Sabine,
Very nice moment you've captured!!
Excellent details and colours, superb sharpness and POV, well framed.
It's really amazing to me. :-)
Well captured and TFS,

Hi Sabin,
A nicely timed capture. Very good details of both the prey and predator. Excellent composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Sabine,
was für eine tolle Aufnahme. Eindrucksvoll.
Viele Grüße

Una macro perfecta.
Buena iluminación, nitidez, detalles y encuadre.
En definitiva una maravilla de trabajo.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

Ha ha..so this is not what you call a romantic affair then. From your title I say one will be lunch.
Superb find and capture.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-09-25 7:06]

hallo Sabine,
Welch tödliche Umarmung! Es
schaudert mich richtig. Perfektes Bild, das uns die Natur zeigt, wie sie ist. Wie immer, gute Schärfe und Komposition.
Es herbstelt hier sehr im Moment, es ist auch schon sehr kühl.
Liebe Grüsse

Hello sabine

Splendid shot and very good detail!!

Best regards


Hi Sabine,
I knew they eat other flies, but never seen it for real. This photo shows it excellent. What a great detailed photo of a kinda unpleasant moment. Magnificent details and colors. Those eye look very impressive.

Your macros are matchless in terms of their beauty, Sabine.
Both these flies -- one the predator and the other the victim -- are very well captured.
Thanks for sharing this great picture and regards.

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2007-09-29 11:24]

Beauty, Sabine. Like all of your macros you have great details here. The flash fill works well here to complement the natural light, too. I really like the tight crop and the splash of color from the flower.

Hi Wishnu!
What an amazing and priceless picture! Details and colours are making this great composition. A wildlife real moment!
Thanks for sharing and see you later,


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-10-04 12:45]

Hi Sabine

What an amazing nature shot. Excellent capture of this predator and the prey. Wonderfully sharp and a great POV. Excellent shot as ever from you



Magnifique, quelle prise une grande réussite d'une netteté extraordinaire avec des couleurs parfaits.

life's trajedy and truth..
we eat each other

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-10-10 3:37]

Bonjour Wishnu,

Superbe couleurs et parfaits détails,une prise ici de grande qualité.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-02 4:04]

Hi Sabine,
I dont really know about their feelings. But what I feel is that your shot is really outstanding. splendid in terms of clarity, sharpness and positioning. Well thought and must be very swift action taken before these people fly away.


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