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9 Comments |
Inspire4More
 
Inspire4More August 24, 2014
Excellent
DuttonPhotography
DuttonPhotography August 25, 2014
thank you, i love robber flies!
CarolHuffmanPhotography
 
CarolHuffmanPhotography August 30, 2014
Perfect focus against awesome background.
arizonadkins Premium
 
arizonadkins August 31, 2014
Wow....
DuttonPhotography
DuttonPhotography September 05, 2014
thanks! :D
chrisjarvis
 
chrisjarvis September 08, 2014
that's just awesome! :)
DuttonPhotography
DuttonPhotography September 08, 2014
Thank You!
signathus
 
signathus September 20, 2014
Extremely cool shot!
DuttonPhotography
DuttonPhotography September 20, 2014
thanks :)
nlhammondphotography PRO+
 
nlhammondphotography May 11, 2015
Wonderful shot!
DuttonPhotography
DuttonPhotography May 12, 2015
Thank you!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots September 09, 2015
Great shot! Congrats.
DuttonPhotography
DuttonPhotography September 09, 2015
Thank you!!
nicolasMa
 
nicolasMa August 21, 2016
cool macro shot
FredBlundell
 
FredBlundell May 01, 2017
Superb artistry!
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Behind The Lens

Location

We shot this in our favorite nature preserve in Land O'Lakes, Florida.

Time

As avid insect fans that frequent this nature preserve, we know what time of day to look for certain insects. Unfortunately for us, the best time for robberflies at this location is midday and in Florida, midday in August is brutally hot!

Lighting

Since it was midday, nothing was needed for additional lighting but the challenge with that of course, is that the light can also be extremely harsh. Luckily we had some light cloud cover to keep excessive highlights down although we will bring a polarizer to help when the light is harsh.

Equipment

When we hike, we keep equipment fairly light. While we have some better equipment, this photo was taken with a NIkon D5200 & the 18-55 kit lens.

Inspiration

Robberflies are really interesting creatures. Amazing predators with curious & amusing personalities.

Editing

Minimal post with this one; mostly just evening the tones.

In my camera bag

Depends on the shoot! For our model photography we have quite an different arsenal of equipment, but for hiking and nature photography, we keep it minimal. A small tripod to hang on the backpack, some extra lenses (Genevieve prefers prime lenses & JD prefers zoom lenses), and a flash.

Feedback

Patience and stealth. Keep low, and keep an eye or an ear on them. They are quite loud when they fly, so If you can track them, especially while they are hunting, you might be able to capture something awesome!

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