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Preening Robber Fly (6 frame sequence)

Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by MJB, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

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    Last edited: Aug 13, 2019
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  2. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Cor! Great sequence. So they can take on most things, wasps and dragonflies even! I've never come across one before.
     
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  3. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Wow. I think it is doing yoga. Well done. Could ask for a bit more depth of field, but suspect it is not to be had outside of a stacked image.
     
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  4. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    I would have liked a bit more DOF, if only to get the other middle leg in focus. I'm still really pleased with what I got. Hell, I would have been happy to get one shot let alone the sequence.

    For the entomologists amongst us, I think this is a Hornet Robber Fly, but would appreciate confirmation.
     
  5. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Now that's quite a sequence. I struggle to get 1 frame sharp in macro...

    :cool::cool::cool:
     
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  6. alfbranch

    alfbranch Well-Known Member

    Nice set Martin
    It looks like a Hornet Robber fly (I am no entomologist) did you get a shot side on or see it side on. It is hard to say as resources showing all 28 (or 29 depending on where you look) species does not seem to be available.
     
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  7. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Probably the best I have for I.D. purposes.

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  8. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

  9. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

  10. alfbranch

    alfbranch Well-Known Member

    Based on the info I have seen and not having any info saying what it can be confused with it looks your ID is correct
     

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