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Robberfly and plume moth

Robberfly and plume moth
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: 2014-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 1000D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, Extension Tube
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-02-04 14:48
Viewed: 1990
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ommatius sp and plume moth.


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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Amazing and outstanding super macro Paulo.
Well done.

Thanks for sharing.

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-02-05 9:00]

Hi Paulo,fantastic macro of this robberfly and its dinner,the best choice of point of view to understand what happens and impressive sharpness too,not easy! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Paulo,
I like the way you give importance as well as on BG and composition. Well presentation of this Rubberfly's frontal pottion. Beautiful eyes details....
Thanks for sharing,

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2016-02-05 12:20]

Excellent macro. Very dramatic scene shown in perfect details and color!

TFS, Paulo


interesting diagonal composition

Paulo Great macro with good sharpness and good details
nice BG and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

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