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Robber Fly Feeding

Robber Fly Feeding
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Copyright: Ildar Sagdejev (specious) (14)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/15 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-05-13 23:37
Viewed: 10722
Points: 10
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A robber fly feeding on a smaller insect in Durham, North Carolina.
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Hello Ildar.
I like your first photo on TN, good composed and close up only can to improve with for example Photoshop.
Best wishes, Pawel

Hello Ildar,
Welcome to TN!
Your maiden macro image of a Robberfly with its catch is quite impressive.
There are lot many details on both the insects.
The only nit is that the focus is not unformly spread on the subjects.
Nevertheless, it is a delightful image.
Thanks and all the best.

Hi Ildlar

Good picture, some details of focus, but it is a rather unique time and good management of the brightness. Welcome to TN!.



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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-05-14 18:33]

Great macro Ildar!! Welcome to TN.
Just a tad soft on focus in a few areas, but still showing a lot of detail!! Good color and nice exposure!! Well done!!

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2009-05-14 19:44]

Hello Ildar, this is a great first shot for TN, with decent enough detail and very good composition. Your timing was very good to not only capture the Robber Fly, but one with prey as well. You must have been fighting for light. I see that you allowed 1/15 second for the shot. I thought the shot was a tad "blue", probably with the lighting conditions. This is easily fixed with levels. Also, as others have commented your shot could use some sharpening. I prepared a workshop to demonstrate this for you, but I see that Pawel has already done this. Mine wouldn't add a great deal more assistance over what he has already provided.

Thanks, and welcome to TN, John

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