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Assassin fly

Assassin fly
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Copyright: Hernan Tolosa (saguzar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1095 W: 72 N: 1394] (7202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot A530, Helios 58mm 1:2
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Robberflies of South America [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-26 18:32
Viewed: 3577
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
An assassin fly, I don´t know the family of this Diptera, but specializesin hunting another insect when they´re over leaves or in the air.
Homemade macro
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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-26 18:55]

Hola Hernan,
bella macro amigo,
preciosa nitidez y excelente pov y detalles...
gran trabajo,

Very beautiful colorful image with great sharpness and excellenrt composition. I also love the wonderful shadow of the fly on the patel of the flower very much. Perfect work Hernan. Best regards, Harry

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-27 10:31]
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Hi Hernan.
I like your experiments with optic systems. As usual results are so impressive. I like terrific colour palette of the shot, its composition and fantastic details of the insect and leaf. It is pity a bit the DOF is too shallow and some parts of fly are out of focus. My best wishes and TFS.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-27 15:03]

Hi Hernan

An impressive macro from you, especially considerring the camera. It works so well in your hands!
The details here are impressive and the shallow DOF does well to emphaise the head and big eyes of this fly.
Well done!

Bravo and TFS

Bonjour Hernan
Les couleurs flamboyantes sont spectaculaires et forment un très beau décor à l'insecte. La précision des détails est remarquable, notamment sur la pilosité des pattes ou sur l'aile atrophiée, si caractéristique. beau travail.

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-05-28 5:27]

Excellent details and a brilliant composition Dear Hernan. I like a lot the details of the hairy legs. Great shot.

Hello Hernan,
I love those bright tones of colors, composition and DOF a lot. Details are very good too. This is a very original picture. Thanks,

Amazing, quelle composition, magnifiques couleurs, BG superbe.

Hi Hernan.
Linda foto, linda composição, espetacular macro.
Parabéns amigo !

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-05-30 20:28]

Hernan, this a very beautiful and colorful macro.

Excellent sharpness and saturation.

This is an extremely beautiful macro of this Assassin Fly, Hernan.
Very fine details and colours.
The BG itself is a beauty in terms of the colour combination.
To reply to your query on my picture of a Cockroach, it was perched on a toilet cleaning brush in my bathroom :-).
TFS and best regards.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-06-02 3:44]

Hello Hernan
A superb imahe focusing entirely on th fly.What aname -The Assassin, God it must be a really scaring on at that.Great colours and nice BG.The way you hav caught it in the edge of the petal makes it really refreshing.
TFS & Cheers

Hola Hernan,
I love the platform your subject is stationed on it really helps isolate the fly and brings it to the viewers immediate attention. Very nice. :)

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