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Robberfly with Prey

Robberfly with Prey
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Copyright: CHANDRA SHEKAR (scshekar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 73 W: 8 N: 180] (2190)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 80, 105mm Macro Nikkor
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-14 2:59
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Insects in the Diptera family Asilidae are commonly called robber flies. The family Asilidae contains about 7,100 described species worldwide.

All robber flies have stout, spiny legs, a dense moustache of bristles on the face (mystax), and 3 simple eyes (ocelli) in a characteristic depression between their two large compound eyes. The mystax helps protect the head and face when the fly encounters prey bent on defense. The antennae are short, 3-segmented, sometimes with a bristle-like structure called an arista.
These robberflies are always attractive for macro photography, no matter how many times you photograph them.

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Olá Chandra

Muito curiosa e dramática foto. Gostei das cores e da definição. Boa macro, parabéns!


Ciao Chandra. Stunning details and very good colours. Magnificent BG.


Ciao Chandra, beautiful action scene with robberfly and prey on a wonderful blurry BG, fine details, excellent sharpness and splendid colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hello mr. shekar
very beautiful action shot with great details and beautiful colours nice BG and good macro

Superb catch sir... :-)

The robber & moth prey stand out very well in your frame Chandra, I like it.
Colors look good, great detail & exposure :)

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