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Robberfly and fly

Robberfly and fly
Photo Information
Copyright: Paulo Tcr (tcr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 1000D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, Extension Tube
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Robberflies of South America [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2016-01-28 11:59
Viewed: 1952
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ommatius sp and fly.


They are powerfully built, bristly flies with a short stout proboscis.
The name "robber flies" reflects their notoriously aggressive predatory habits; they feed mainly on other insects and as a rule they wait in ambush and catch their prey in flight. The Asilidae are a family in the order Diptera, the true flies. The common name for members of the family is the robber flies. The Asilidae are cosmopolitan, with over 7000 described species.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-01-28 12:29]

Hello Paulo,
Fantastic detailed macro of this Robberfly with prey. Brilliant clarity with a nice blurred background.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-01-28 18:27]

Hello Paulo,
One of the best Robberfly shots I have ever seen. Tac sharp focus resulting in exceptional detail. Colors are true and natural and you have obtained excellent DOF. Nice clean BG. Exposure is perfect.
Great job!!

Hello Paulo,
Brilliant capture. Excellent clarity, focus and sharp details. The colors are nice and natural.
Thanks for sharing this interesting killer insect.

Hello Paulo,
Before you posted such Rubber fly and that was my favourite. This one also......
Excellent work..
Regards and thanks for sharing your work,

Paulo this is very nice to see

good BG and graet sharpness
i like this picture
gr lou

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-01-29 11:20]

Hi Paulo,fantastic macro...the pic of the day on TN,no doubts....a big standing ovation to you! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-01-30 1:36]

Hi Paulo,
Amazing colours and fantastic sharpness details.
Nice background and excellent composition.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Paulo,
What a lovely macro. Well done.

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