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blue eyed robber fly

blue eyed robber fly
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Copyright: ridvan iron (ridvan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-20
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae) of Europe, Dipterans (except Hover flies) of Europe-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-21 13:50
Viewed: 3756
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Eutolmus rufibarbis, a robber fly.

Robber flies are not to be trifled with. Capable of immobilizing bees, wasps and other insects larger than itself, robberflies catch their prey in mid air. As with other aerial predators, robberflies have excellent vision, characterized by two conspicuous compound eyes.

The mouthparts of this family have been modified to a stabbing proboscis. Flies were revered by the ancient Egyptians who awarded a military honor in the form of a golden fly pendant.

hansh, Alex99, JORAPAVI, Argus, nglen, izler, jaycee, spalaxtr, dew77, oscarromulus, ramthakur, angybone, star74, thor68, javig, pablominto, drchoneydew has marked this note useful
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Detaylar, netlik süper, elinize sağlık.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2007-05-21 13:53]

So this is a very nice one, pretty sharp with beautiful colors. Looks if he catched an insect. What camera en lens did you use to capture this one.
Well done.
Gr. Hans

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-21 13:54]

Hi Ridvan,
Wonderful macro shot of the robberfly. Lovely colours and immaculate sharpness. Excellent POV and DOF. Perfect light management. I like those gorgeous blue eyes. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • Seiei Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 30] (127)
  • [2007-05-21 14:03]

Hello Ridvan

Really nice macro !! full of details. Well done
Regards, Christophe

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-21 14:38]

Hi Ridvan.
Your robber fly is true beauty unlike my governing (robber) body -:}. Great shot. Bravo, my friend. Especially I like perfectly detailed BG. It is so impressive. I like your fantastic POV and DOF. Excellent creative idea. Transparency of the image is terrific as well as rich wonderful colours and outstanding details. Excellent work. My congratulations.

Hola Ridvan,
Un macro espectacular por su composición y extraordinaria nitidez que nos muestra todos los detalles, preciosos los colores. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-21 15:46]

Selam Ridvan,
Supeb macro of a Robber Fly with spot-on sharpness and focusing to give fine blurred BG and set in a pleasing composition. I like the way the sky is reflected in the eye.
TFS and besy wishes,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-21 16:19]

Hi Ridvan. This is a amazing macro shot indeed. the detail is spot on. great focus and colour. i love the blue eyes. with a good DOF and POV. very well done .

Netlik ve detaylar,renk harika

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-05-21 17:09]

merhaba ridvan
amma ilginc bir bocekmis boyle; ozellikle iri mavi gozleri cok dikkat cekici
kompozisyon, bakis acisi, renkler, netlik, detaylar ve bilgilendirici notu basarili bir calisma
eline saglik

Rıdwan merhaba,
Çok başarılı bir makro çalışması olmuş. Renkler, kedkinlik ve detayar çok iyi. Tebrikler

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-05-21 20:22]

The blue, gold, and black combination of colors is stunning! Amazing sharpness and details. Exposure is excellent. You caught a nice clear shot and good pose. I do not see the camera and lens you used and the camera settings. I would be curious to know on such an outstanding photo.

Hello Ridvan,
This is a beautiful macro of an unusual insect. I like those great details and pose that you captured with great lightning in its eye. Colors are very nice with this great blurred BG. Thanks,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-05-22 10:14]

Merhaba Rıdvan,
Beautiful cloe up.POV,colors,3D effect and framing are excellent.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-22 10:20]

Hi Ridvan,

Wow - this is a great macro! Lighting, colors and details are all excellent. I love the pose you caught him in. Really a wonderful capture.


Selam Aleykum Ridvan,
Excellent note. HIGHLY educative. I was TOTALLY ignorant
of this creature until today.
And the register is P.E.R.F.E.C.T.
Best regards,
Mario from Canada.

This is an amazing specimen of a Robberfly, Ridvan.
It has such strong looking body with golden hair all over it, especially around those fantastic blue eyes.
This is one of your signature pictures with the insect captured sharply against a blurred natural BG.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-05-22 16:59]

Hi Ridvan,

A great capture for both of you,well done and tfs


Great detail and composition. The eyes are mesmerizing!

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-05-23 15:25]

Merhaba Rıdvan,
Arka plan,netlik ve detaylarıyla başarılı bir çalışma,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-05-23 20:27]

ridvan super macro and lovely blue eyed boy. Ganesh

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2007-06-03 13:29]

wow, "baby´s got blue eyes!"
great macro-shot with wonderful colors and amazing details showing a terrific pose.
well seen & captured, thor.

Hello Ridvan.

Excellent image, very good details and colors.
Great composition,

Jose Luis.

Hello Ridvan,

Excellent macro work, as the details in the insect is amazing!
I notice the footwork by this little fellow, and the spot on DoF isolates the insect very well from the background...
A pleasant composition with good colour reproduction!

Pablo -

THIS is an amazing shot!

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