Robber fly with prey

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Robber fly with prey

Post by salden »

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Not the best in DOF, but you get the picture :lol:
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No dof is not the best but it still is a good photograph with a good measure of detail I think. :D I saw one on my sidewalk here while back and it had a "grasshopper" of all things! I ran back in the house to get my camera but wouldn't you know it, as always the case, it was gone when I returned. :( I don't know what kind of insect this one has but it sort of looks like maybe a "lacewing" :?:

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Post by beetleman »

His eyes take up all the DOF IMO. :wink: Looks like some kind of winged ant.
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Post by rjlittlefield »

Nice pic -- I can never get these things to sit still to be photographed.

Looks like a winged ant to me too.

Sue, the DOF looks fine to me. But the whole image looks a bit washed out, like maybe you're picking up flare from all that bright background. Photoshop histogram reports no darks below level 26. Would a level adjust help?

BTW, that is one long tail on the robberfly!

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Post by Mike B in OKlahoma »

An ant seems likely, but I can't tell for sure.

That is one big catch! Even now, I'm sure that ant (or whatever it is) is back from the taxidermist and mounted on a wooden plaque in this Robber Fly's den! :lol:
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