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blue eyed robber fly macro

blue eyed robber fly macro
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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-3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-23 10:42
Viewed: 5084
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hi friends ı added full of this guy two day ago now you see blue eyes macro also hi is eating launch
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.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-23 10:48]

Hi Ridvan,

Fantastic macro! The colors and details are outstanding. Those blue eyes are amazing. You caught him at a wonderful moment.


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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-23 11:06]

hi Ridvan,
very nice macro shot, details are fantastics. Outstanding colors and light, you managed well all.


Merhaba Ridvan,
A very impressive macro!
I like so much the exceptional sharpness of the image, I see you had a great light and managed it pretty well in the exposure settings.
Stunnig the details catched on the eyes...they make a great colour contrast with the surounding yellow.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-23 11:22]

Hi Ridvan,
Awesome macro. Superb colours and lighting. Very sharp details of the hairy body and those brilliant eyes. Gorgeous looking. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-23 11:25]

Selam Ridvan,
Great sharp and detailed closer macro of the Robber fly of your previous post. The colours are excellent and the diffuse Bg sets it all off well.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-05-23 11:29]

Merhaba Rıdvan,
Yine çok başarılı bir makro.Gözdeki detaylar müthiş.Selamler,ellerine sağlık!

This is a superb macro. The sharpness is amazing and the colors, composition and the lighting is exquisite!

Imoresionante foto, gran macro.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-05-23 11:50]

Magnifique détail. C'est intéressant de voir comme cet insecte s'accroche ŕ la tige.
Bonne journée.

The blue eyes of this Robberfly were really worth a macro shot of them and you have done a good job of it.
Set amid golden hair, they look really out of this world.
Well done and TFS.

Amazing detail. The blue eyes are great.

Fantastic portrait. All the details are perfect.
Best wishes

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-05-23 12:39]

Hello Ridvan,
a great close-up portrait of the robberfly with very fine details such as the surface structure of the compound eyes.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-05-23 14:07]

Hi Ridvan.
Very sharp this close-up.Vivid and saturated colors and sharp details on head are perfect.Very good managed DOF.I like him very much reproduction details on his blue eye.Superb macro work!
Thanks,with greeting Milos.

Wooooow - that's fantastic!
Hi Ridvan, I never saw such a gigantic fly with blue eyes, it's wonderful and your shot is perfect, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

bonjour ridvan
details tres pointus sur cette mouche,bon POV et couleurs naturelles.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-23 14:57]

Hi Ridvan. Wow what a macro shot tonight. amazing detail and focus. with good colours. The eye are so blue.very well done .TFS.

Rıdvan merhaba,
Sanki mikroskop altında çekilmiş gibi detaylı ve net çekimler. Çıplak gözle göremeyeceğimiz detaylar. Tebrikler. Mustafa

Hi Ridvan, wonderful macro with amazing details, splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-23 18:12]

Hello Ridvan, what a powerful image, the blue eyes are outstanding. very good POV, composition, and sharpness.. well done

Ridvan,Salam Aleykum,
Loved your notes, again. Like I said before I NEVER knew such a creature existed. THANKS TO YOU, yes to "YOU" I now know better.
Beautifully done.
I think that,given time, you are going to become one of the best photographers on TN.
Best regards from your friend in Canada,

This is an amazing image Ridvan. I am very impressed, great macro. It is just unbelievable that one can see its eye so well. Wow.

Hi Ridvan,
Wow, this is incredible!! Wonderful macro of this fly. The details and sharpness on its eyes and hair on its legs are excellent! I love the blue of the eyes contrasting with the yellow hairs on the legs. Stunning!! Well done and TFS
Cheers Tina :-)

Hello Ridvan!
What a great shot! Perfect DOF and beautiful colouration, especially of fly's eyes! Fantastic picture! :)
TFs and best greetings!

PS. Once again thanks for details about habitat of this species! :)

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-05-24 4:45]

Hi Ridvan,
this is a magnificent macro shot!
Extremely detailed and sharp with a great composition and DOF.
Well done,

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  • lutya Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 93] (451)
  • [2007-05-24 9:40]

çok başarılı gözlerimi alamıyorum:))) sevgiler...

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-05-25 0:32]

Oh My God!!!!!
What a firce looking guy u got in here Ridvan.
A superbly shot macro, and interesting posture too.Those eyes 're true blue.
Very well done.
TFS & Cheers

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-05-25 13:03]

Stunning macro, Ridvan!
Excellent and beautiful details and marvellous colors and bg.
A most curious robber fly!
Best regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-05-26 7:24]

Hello Ridvan,
Being regulary away from home and internet, I'm very often late in my critiques. This shot is absolutely amazing in all sense. Most interesting details of the Robberfly, and not only the blue eyes. Interesting to see how it holds on the plant. Excellent
Best regards

Very beautiful extreme macro Ridvan.
Sharpness and details are fantastic.
Wonderful color tones.
Only thing I would have changed is a small crop of top to loose the darker part in the green tones overthere.
Very well done. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards, Harry

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