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Copyright: gabriel mendez (pitai) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Robberfly, Robberflies of South America [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-20 6:38
Viewed: 4566
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello! Well I found this insect on the playground in my neighborhood. But I have no idea what is it. I have never seen something like that before. It is almost like a mixture of a butterfly (because of the face), and a dragonfly (because of the body). However the wings are very different from a dragonfly. It has 6 legs and the body full of hairs. So rare… but, I am glad I was able to captured on the camera.

PS. Thanks for the name of the insect. I do know now is a robberfly. :-) On the WS you can see the full picture. This is a crop.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-03-20 6:41]

Hello Gabriel!
Very nice close up.I think it's a kind of robberfly.
POV,details,BG and composition are wonderful.

Hi Gabriel,

This is "Robberfly",
Good Macro, colors and composition.
Goutham R

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2006-03-20 6:49]
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Hola Gabriel
Yes, this really seems to be a kind of dragonfly ( I suppose ), but your capture is very good, your forgot to write how big is the insect.
Good DOF, POV and colours, I liked the dark green background.
good work

Hi Gabriel,
Perfect focus. Very nice macro. I liked POV, colors, clear details lighting and composition very much. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us. Congratulations...
Ali Rıza

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2006-03-20 6:58]

Hi Gabriel!
Wonderful macro,very close and well detailed.POV and framing are also perfect.Thanks for posting.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-03-20 8:07]

Hi Gabriel,

This is a creepy insect.Great details and wonderful background.


Excellent closeup shot Gabrie, woderful BG, POV, details great tTFS, Kyle

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-03-20 9:33]

Gabriel bonjour, splendid macro of insect, well composed and good BG, very well done, TFS, Didier.

Hola Gabriel,
Muy buen macro, buenos detalles aunque un poquito borrosos. este insecto exactamente no se que es, pero casi seguro que es un díptero, una especie de mosquito gigante o algo así. Aqui tambien hay de estos pero son inofensivos

Well Captured Gabriel

Hello Gabriel!
Excellent robberfly close up.POV,details and 3D effect are
wonderful.Thanks for sharing.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-03-20 14:35]

Hello Gabriel , A Very good macro photo ,what a details ,colours compositie pov and dof ,good job , greetings
Teunie .

uma macro toda verdinha com umas cores excelentes! Muito bem ainda estou para tirar uma foto assim!
Boa composição!
Thanks Ana:)

mosca asesina, se la conoce en Argentina y España tengo 3 tomas este verano pero lejanas con una presa entre las patas, con mal foco ,pero como creo en lo didactico mas que en el perfeccionismo tecnico las publicare para divulgar el conocimiento por sobre todo (es un punto de vista personal)

Hello Gabriel,
Great macro of this awesome insect!
Excellent capture of this guy... I'm happy to say we don't have many of them in my place!
DOF spot on and a fine point of view, nice work!
Pablo -

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-03-21 2:43]

Hi Gabriel,
good macro, I like the DOF and colours. Interesting note. Good captured and well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-03-21 3:53]

Very good Gabriel!
Excellent details of the insect!
A bit darker, but a great shot!
Good BG!

Ola Gabriel
excente macro nesta foto, um bicho interessante mesmo eu achando feio, ate que fica bonito aqui

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-03-22 3:36]

Hola Gabriel.
Que buen macro capturaste, buenos detalles y colores, excelente composicion.


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