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robber fly eating another variety of robberfly

robber fly eating another variety of robberfly
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11 Comments |
AshThomson Platinum
 
AshThomson June 12, 2014
Macro as it should be!
DuttonPhotography
DuttonPhotography June 12, 2014
:D
bronxie
 
bronxie June 12, 2014
Excellent shot
DuttonPhotography
DuttonPhotography June 12, 2014
thank you bronxie!
TrevJel
 
TrevJel June 17, 2014
Great capture, well done.
DuttonPhotography
DuttonPhotography June 17, 2014
Thank you!!
justkim1106 PRO+
 
justkim1106 June 19, 2014
Wicked looking bug and wickedly good photo!
DuttonPhotography
DuttonPhotography June 19, 2014
Thank you!
dacre
 
dacre June 19, 2014
wow this is amazing as a capture. The detail is stunning!Too bad for the dragonfly......
DuttonPhotography
DuttonPhotography June 19, 2014
bad for the Dragonfly, good for me :) Thank you!!
angelamarks
 
angelamarks June 27, 2014
Incredible macro shot!!!!!!!!!
DuttonPhotography
DuttonPhotography June 27, 2014
Thank you!
abijur PRO+
 
abijur September 01, 2014
Looks delicious. Good catch...so to speak
DuttonPhotography
DuttonPhotography September 01, 2014
ha! thanks :D
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography October 27, 2014
well done!
DuttonPhotography
DuttonPhotography October 27, 2014
Thank you!!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 May 18, 2015
Amazing... Congrats! (:
DuttonPhotography
DuttonPhotography May 18, 2015
thanks :D
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 23, 2015
Great shot. Congrats!
DuttonPhotography
DuttonPhotography May 23, 2015
thank you :)
laurenkaymyers
 
laurenkaymyers June 21, 2016
What an incredible macro shot! Just AMAZING!
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Behind The Lens

Location

While hiking in Land O' Lakes, Florida.

Time

early evening

Lighting

It was starting to get dusky and as I stalked him he moved into a shadow.

Equipment

Nikon D5200 18-55mm, Handheld, no flash or other equipment.

Inspiration

Robberflies are amazing predators with a unique look. Really incredible insects with personality, and I just adore them.

Editing

I made the mistake of not taking in RAW, and was only on JPEG (I'm still kicking my self for that!), which made post processing a chore. Really the only thing I wanted to do was lighten the shadows but I wound up having to lighten the entire picture and lost some crispness. Haven't made the JPEG mistake since though; nothing like a hard earned lesson.

In my camera bag

Because most of images come while I'm hiking, I go light and have only basic equipment for what I want to capture that day. A sturdy, weatherproof camera backpack is essential and I can swap out what I am carrying for whatever I have plans for.

Feedback

Patience and persistence. Robberflies tend not to fly far when carrying a heavy load, keep a good eye on them and move slowly. This particular one took flight multiple times, but finally allowed me to get close enough.

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