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Robber Fly - A Portrait

Robber Fly - A Portrait
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Copyright: vipin baliga (vipinbaliga) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 12 N: 44] (460)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 500D T1i, Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS + Raynox DCR 250
Exposure: f/29.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-03 3:01
Viewed: 2923
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The robber flies are known for their predatory behaviour.

Robber flies generally establish a perching zone in which to locate potential prey. Perching height varies by species, but generally occurs in open, sunny locations.

The short, strong proboscis is used to stab and inject victims with saliva containing neurotoxic and proteolytic enzymes which paralyze and digest the insides; the fly then sucks the liquefied meal through the proboscis. The robber fly soon has access to a liquid meal, which is generally consumed upon returning to a perched position. :-)

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hello Vipin
great macro shot with good details
super sharpness and beautiful colours and nice BG
greeting lou

i commend you on the detail in this image.wow tfs

Hallo Vipin
Incredible sharpness obtained here. Details are seen with great clarity, especially the texture on the reddish eye and the spiky hairs on the thorax. A great macro, favourable composition and pretty colours. A well deserved 10/10 in my personal opinion. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Vipin,
Excellent capture, great sharpness and contrasts. Well done! Cheers,

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