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Governing Body: True Face

Governing Body: True Face
Photo Information
Copyright: Alexei Alyokhin (Alex99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D, Konica Minolta AF 100 F2.8 Macro (D), Hoya HMC Super UV(0) 55 mm
Exposure: f/32, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !Bugfest, !"The eyes have it...", Robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae) of Europe, Dipterans (except Hover flies) of Europe-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-27 9:21
Viewed: 6974
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 166
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Instead of an epilogue:
Now at last all actors of performed play are on a stage without make-up and masks.

(Governing body does his own private affairs skillfully, how you can see, and it is natural, in fact, practice makes the governing body perfect. (English proverb -:) ))

About Robber Body…, oh, pardon, about Robber Fly see:

Asilidae (Robber Fly)
Information on Robber Flies
Megaphorus willistoni

Common info
Flies in the Diptera family Asilidae are commonly known as 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. 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. Many species have long, tapering abdomens, sometimes with a sword-like ovipositor. Others are fat-bodied bumble bee mimics. Adult robber flies attack other flies, beetles, butterflies and moths, various bees, dragon and damselflies, ichneumon wasps, grasshoppers, and some spiders.

Robber flies have hairy bodies and powerful piercing-sucking mouthparts. The tops of their heads behind the eyes are hollowed out. Robber flies usually have long, tapering abdomens.
Most are 1/2 - 1 inch long.

Host Range
Both adults and larvae are predatory and adults feed on small insects Ñleafhoppers, small beetles, wasps, bees, and grasshoppers. Larvae feed on small, soil-inhabiting insects.

Life Cycle
Robber flies have complete metamorphosis and larvae and pupae live in the soil.
Robber flies have 1 generation per year.

Other information
Robber flies feed on beneficial as well as pest species.
Adults, if handled, can give humans a painful bite.

Add. equipment:
TC: Kenko AF 2x Teleplus MC7 DG.
Flash: Konica Minolta Macro Ring Flash AF-N.

Shot's info:
Macro: 1:1 or more.
Exposure Mode: Manual.
Focusing Mode: Manual.
Flash mode: Manual.
Support: Handheld.
PP: Cropped a bit on the right side only.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To jhm: ThanksAlex99 1 05-07 17:09
To lee: ThanksAlex99 1 05-05 12:43
To cloud: Thanks.Alex99 1 04-28 09:44
To Shoot_Score: Movie!!! Bravo, once again.Alex99 1 04-27 15:06
To Pictures_Collec: another galaxy :))Alex99 1 04-27 12:45
To cicindela: Erax barbatus. Thanks.Alex99 1 04-27 09:45
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Hello Alexei!
Great portrait of very "dangerous" robber fly ;)
I believe that this is Erax barbatus, species which can be easy regognize because of white setae below the eyes.
Very informative note too!
Best greetings,

PS. The some species I presented from the "profile" POV here :>

Hello Alex.

Fantastic, very good details.

Jose Luis.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-04-27 10:10]

Hi Alexei,
this play is definiatly a drama!
Quite the size difference in those two, POV is excellent to capture the cruesome play. Sharpness, colors and details are superp.
Very well done.

Hi Alex,
A very dramatic and elocuent presentation here!
It seems the little one has no hpes...the overpower is so evident.
Amazing the sharpness of the picture, the right DOF to keep in focus both insects and still a great nicely blurred background.
Excellent the composition made.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best reagrds,

bonjour alex
cette espece de mouche est vraiment terrible et sans pitié,enfin il faut bien qu'elle mange aussi!je suis vraiment tres agreablement surpris par autant de details et de netteté et surtout que la photo soit aussi clair avec un reglage a f/32 plus le teleconvertisseur qui fait normalement perdre aussi de la lumiere,j'allais dire le tout sans flash car le view ne l'indique pas mais je vois dans la note que vous en avez utilisé un quand même

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-04-27 11:13]

Hi Alexei,

A great macro of this robber having his appetit,well seen and captured,with good aharpness and details,excellent macro work,


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-27 11:17]

Hello Alexei,
Wow, this is like a horror film!! Nature is just as cruel as man and I wonder how close you're going to get in the end! Amazing macro, so close, so sharp and very dramatic indeed! Very clever!!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-04-27 11:32]

A new impressive macro-shot, Alexei!!
Stunning details in both flies.
Excellent timing for the capture and good title.
The note is really good.
Congratulations and TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-04-27 11:42]

Hello Alexei,
Great macro of a Robber Fly grasping his prey in the form of a muscid fly. First class sharpness, composition and BG. The high aperture value has certainly given you a good DOF and the sharpness is unbeatable.
The theatrical political interpretations of this fine shot can make the mind boggle, but here I would like to praise you for the quality of this macro.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • irimi Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 34 W: 2 N: 49] (266)
  • [2007-04-27 11:46]

Excellent capture Alexei. Well exposed and focus as well as composed. Thanks for sharing it.


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-04-27 11:55]

Hello Alexei,
really fascinating moment and view. The two flies stand out clearly and show so many details due to pretty good focus and sharpness as wellas suitable background.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Alexei,
This robber fly is really a monster. Excellent showing from this pov. A splendid macro picture. Regards,

Una imagen bastante detallada junto a tu extensa nota me da una idea de cómo es la vida de estos insectos...
Hasta otra, JL.

Hi Alexei,

Was this taken on earth or on another galaxy ???
What an amazing picture. Technically perfect and really original. Frightening as well... ;o)


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-04-27 12:55]

Hi Alex

An amazing shot, so sharp and with such an amazing (and horrific) POV. Well done and TFS


Magnificent macro of a Robberfly 'embracing' a House Fly.
What a powerful capture with versatile handing of your equipment, Alexei!
The eyes of both insects are so well captured, not to mention other very sharp details.

Practise does make perfect"...

And it looks like you did some practice for this macro! But my friend how did you get these flies to co-operate: take 1, take 2, take 3 .... CUT!

This is a stunning image with unsurpassed detail! Look at those suction cups on the end of the feet of the robberfly!
Holding onto the wing of its prey. Life is rough in the fly lane!

Superb compo on the diagonal! DOBRI! Thanx eh! Jay

Hi Alexei,
Nice government:-)
Great sharpness through this small aperture.
Well done...overall!

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-04-27 14:30]

Hi Alexei.
Great composition and amazing you capture this moment.All the details are so unbelievably sharp.Very impressive close-up as picture to horror movie.Thanks and congratulation to your precise macro work.
Best greetings Milos.


A Robberfly and Fly together? What a great portrait of the Robberfly. You have ultra steady hands to take this picture hand-held.

Murali Santhanam

hello alexei!
this is a catch :-)
wonderful shot with great sharpness.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2007-04-27 15:31]
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u was wsiegda artisticzno, zamieczatielnyje detali nasiekomych. Dlinnyj i intieresnyj tiekst.

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  • cosmln Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 201 W: 12 N: 493] (1952)
  • [2007-04-27 15:50]

Hi Alexei,

when i have seen this first as a thumb, i was thinking they are in copula. but why the male is so bigger... and now i know the answer.
a perfect macro and a lovely POV, even if it is not so good for one of them :)

Hi Alexei,
Wooooowwww, incredible, perfect view of this predation act! Deatils and sharpness are a madness!!! 10 points

WOW Alexei, amazing composition, fantastic details, GREAT no more words, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-04-27 20:07]

Hola Alexei.- Just perfect. Greate photo of this Rober Fly. Very sharp and clear. I think thats the way of life, some one has to die, for others live. Luis52.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-04-27 21:28]

Incredible details! Focus and exposure are both outstanding. The robber fly is a very interesting subject, expecially if you can photograph it with it's prey. Excellent macro! Have a great weekend Alex!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-27 22:15]

Hello Alexei,
Fantastically sharp macro with great details and good colors, thanks for sharing Alexei.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-28 4:35]

Hello, my friend!

Now this is indeed an epilogue!!! WOW! What a fantastic shot!
I am amazed with the magnification level here, as well as the imense DOF that you were able to use thanks to that brilliant ring flash of yours!
The result is simply impeccable in terms of sharpness and really reproduces this scene fantastically!
The textures in both of their eyes and the very well visible hairs everywhere are amazing!
I really am blown away with the quality of your recent images, my friend! You really know how to use your excellent equipment at 100%.


PS: Great comparison with the governing body, too! ;))

selam Alex; superb macro shot of this insect and nice comp with nice colours.good POV particularly details well captured. TFS
well done

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-04-28 4:54]

Oh Alexei,
what a macro presentation ...one that truly depicts the universality of the governing bodies that eat into systems and lives.....It's an amazing shot candidly told.Its special b'coz these are othrwise incident our eyes many times miss.
Thanks for sharing this shot and your thought provoking script

Hi Alexei,

Wow, that is just an amazing close up, I like how I can see every little detail on this fly.
Great capture, excellent sharpness, good colours and BG.
Thanks for sharing!

Greetings, Nel

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-04-28 10:11]

Hi Alexei

Some stunning macro work yet again, excellent composition and a great POV and pose, the detail is just perfection with wonderful colours set against a really beautiful OOF BG. Great notes and links too.

Have a good Weekend
Hil :o)

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-04-28 11:33]

Hi Alexei,

A big WOW! Absolutely amazing macro. Colors, details and comp are excellent. Wonderful position that you caught them in.

Out of smiles for the day - be back.


I for one am thankful for Robber Flies, they help get the flies from swarming in my area. Superb detailed shot, your exposure as always in on the money, excellent camera work!


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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-04-28 12:14]

Hi Alexei,
Am I looking at a monster? Very good macro, great detailed shot!
Colours and sharpness are great.
Thanks Paula

Hi dear Alexei ,
excellent details with great background.
well composed.
perfect shot.
thanks for sharing my friend

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-04-28 12:53]

Hi Alexei,
Amazing moment and timing,
Details and sharpness are superb,

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-04-28 17:26]

Politic is poison.
Great shot Alexei, I know I'm repeating myself but it really is perfect to the last detail,and very very dramatic.
Forget about goverments, (we don't even have one last couple of months) the only revolution and changes we can start are in our own lives.
Apreciate your efforts, and totaly understand your atitude.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-28 21:34]

Hello Alexei

Super DOF and POV on this one.The lighting is very good and really helps make the colours pop out.Your usual razor sharp focus and details make this another first rate image.Expertly done.TFS


Hi dear Alexei!
what can I say? fantastic,dramatic,thecnical perfect photo!
I am sure National Geographic would be pleased to have this photo in a front page!
In particular sharpness is asolutely stunning!...all the insects world drama is here !
you really have a special gift my friend and a perfect mastering of your craft...you are THE PHOTOGRAPHER of macro art!

best regards my friend!


How do you do this Alexei? This is just stunning! Details, colors, composition, POV and brilliance on both insects are just amazing. This moment caught is priceless. This is so close... This is a great picture with beautiful brilliance. It looks almost unreal :) Well done and TFS,

Hola Alexei.
Muy bueno el documento.El macro esta muy bien.La nitidez es percfecta.Un saludo.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-04-30 4:02]

Hi Alexei,
Photo can't be better! Great approach and low pof add a huge dramatic perpective to the impressive capture of predator/prey scene. Excellent details, sharpness, light and background clarify without a doubt the Nature of actors and... your metaphor/fable has reached its summit! Can be things become worst?
TFS, José M.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-04-30 4:24]

Hello Alex,
Alex, what a dramatic picture! A play without masks, like you write. A nightmare. Excellent composition, light and sharpness. Just perfect.
Best regards

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-04-30 12:07]

Hello Alex,
Very dramatic photo. So much detail... Tremendous macro work on your part. Bravo!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-04-30 14:10]

selam my friend
whats happen there? its interesting and different composition. i see wonderful close-up working again
point of view, depth of field, background, lighting, focus, sharpness and details are great
thanks for sharing

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-04-30 15:29]

Hi Alexei

Wonderful shot of this murder scene being played out. Very dramatic shot. Fabulous details and great POV



Hola Alexei,
Extraordinario macro, con nitidez y composición soberbias, se perfectamente hasta los mas minimos detalles. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-02 5:58]

hi Alexei,
fantastique image, quelle tête surprenante !
Les détails des insects sont extras, la lumière subtilement dosée.
Super travail.


Brutal macro.... y excelente luz

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  • lee Silver Star Critiquer [C: 38 W: 0 N: 23] (84)
  • [2007-05-04 0:20]
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Hi Alexei, now thats a way too much detail :-). Great job to capture this. Awesome photo. Good dof and the background compliments the fly well. Good work, thanks.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-04 4:19]

Hola Alexei,
realmente la cara del terror, jiji
excelente macro.
magníficos detalles,
buen trabajo...

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2007-05-04 12:32]

wauw what a beauty my friend,
this is a great macro shot, but I think the other have said that allready, great photojob, good pov, good capture, fantastic quality, this is a masterpiece, well done.
gr. jaap

Wooow - unbeleavable szene!
Hi Alexei, that moment is like from a horror-movie!
Those eyes are fantastic, a perfect shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Bonjour Alexei
Une jolie photo de cette insecte pardon de ces deux insectes qui semblent collés ensemble, avec de bons détails et de jolies couleurs. Bonne composition et POV également. La photo macro très belle,avec des yeux vraiment impressionnant. félicitation !
Merci et au revoir..JP

Wow Alexei a really amazing macro excellent POV and quite a good catch for the moment you caught nice clarity spot on focus tfs rgds Necip.

Your notes are "OUTSTANDING" as always. I specially like
the following words you write:
"Now at last all actors of performed play are on a stage without make-up and masks."
As for your imaging I say: BRAVO.
Many applauses.
Best wishes from your friend in Canada, Mario.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-05-05 10:44]

Quel enchevètrement ! joli instantané.
Bonne journée.

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2007-05-05 16:00]

Really good shot alexei. A best on this site. Congratulation my friend

Dear Alexei,
a most skilfull arrangement, presented with ultimate precision of details and light. Exciting. Thrilling. Dreadfully beautiful to see. A masterpiece of horror.
And a perfect info, as always from you!
Thank you! My best regards,

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2007-05-06 10:35]

Hello Alexei,
I missed out on this wonderful shot. So I add my praise belatedly. You mastered it all here, you are a real macro master! All the action, he DOF, the details, the good lighting. My compliments!
My best regards,

Hi, Alexei.
Top class macro. Excellent action and quality. Details and sharpness are superb.

wow what a great close up shot of this insect battle. amazing. TFS

Thanks for your comments on my photo " Morning Relections (22)" :o)

Hello Alexei,
This is awesome!
The details in this great macro capture are amazing and shows what nature is about... survival!
Skillfully done work gives an image with educational qualities...
Subjects are well framed and presented in an appealing composition!
Pablo -

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-05-07 14:46]
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Hello Alexei

The F32 this is simple fantastic, but your result is extraordinarily, this macro shot is wonderful of sharpness. My compliments.


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-05-08 3:07]

Hello Alexei,
Woooooooow ! What outstanding close-up ! Wonderful and impressive scene.
The "+++" : composition, subjects, pose, POV, sharpness, details, DOF, blurred BG, exposure, useful note...
The "-" : nothing...
BRAVO my friend and TFS.

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  • Krima Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 5 N: 7] (8)
  • [2007-05-10 16:45]

This is awesome shoot!

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-05-13 14:34]

Hello Alex , Fantastic and great macro shot , what a beauty ,great details colours everithing is good congratulations,Greetings Teunie .

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-05-14 2:20]

Privet Alexei,
Magnificent close up.Sharpness is amazing.POV,framing and moment you caught are also great.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-05-15 10:29]

Hi Alexei,
I have missed this one. It's an excellent capture! Details are amazing. Bravo and TFS

hi alexei!
this is a really sharp macro!
very good!

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-28 13:33]

Hello Alex, wonderul capture of this fly, excellent macro work. Great collors, and details, and excellent POV.. well done..

Hi Alexei,
Oh the drama! ;}
I'll be back mf.

Good shot!!! If there was an expression to be had in the fly's eyes, it would be just like a lion's growl.
I loved it.


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  • juanjo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 167 W: 8 N: 27] (1142)
  • [2007-06-23 14:34]

hello Alexei

very good sharpness and details we can even apreciate the little eyes of one fly+
POV is very good too
the subjets very interesting



Belle photo, vous avez vraiment l' art de prendre ces insectes, avec marmotello je trouve que vous etes les deux meilleurs chacun dans votre style. Amitiés Thomas

Privet Alexei,
Oh my God! What an impressive macro shot! Admirable focus and sharpness. No more words bratan, you did the best...


Hi Alexei,
A nice close up shot of this hairy robberfly along with its prey. Excellent composition and details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Excellent closeup! The details are amazing. Great shot.

Hello Alexei. This is just amazing. The image looks like it was captured from another planet. The compound eyes of those flies are amazing and details are so sharp too. Very well framed and excellent exposure of this shot. Thanks for sharing and I like the humor in the notes :-) Best regards, Jusni

Thanks for the multiple critiques in my gallery - appreciated!

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-02-17 13:39]

Hello Alexei !
The hairy insect with long face is really strange ! You have captured a fantastic moment, with excellent clarity and details, they look so close that we think we are right in front of them. Very impressive. With each new picture from you I look at, I admire you a little bit more. You're one of the most alented photographers I know.
Greetings from France,

Hallo Alexei,
what an impressive macro shot, fantastic details, marvellous colours, excellent POV, DOF and composition, very well done
Best regards

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