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Discussion in 'Nature' started by MarkB1, May 15, 2015.
Fly of some kind.
Hoverfly, in deathly embrace.
Hoverfly, disguised as a bee.
All great work, but that second one is incredible. I love how well the spider blends in. At a glance you might not even notice him. Well done!
Wow. It's like you bring us to some crazy weird Sci-Fi planet that's wilder than any human imagination. Freaks me out what some of those bugs look like.
You got the skills. Great work.
Fantastic pictures ... as always!
I don't know how you do it, but this is some impressive stuff. I'm going to have to learn macro photography and post processing for it.
Great macro work, as usual
My reaction to the pics was "HOLY F*#%!"
What camera and lens did you use?
First one looks like a Robber Fly.
This is a robber fly, but I can see why you might think so - it does look predatory.
These were all the FZ50 + achromats.
Thanks all for comments, appreciated.
How I do it is all in my 2nd sig link. PP is minimal on jpg's in Picasa, about 20 seconds usually, NBD.
Yes, I'm familiar with robber flies. Not all are created equal and can diverge quite a bit from the image you chose as an example of the family. There are some species with a thick proboscis similar to what is in your own photo. However, without an angle to see antennae, or an idea of scale of the beast, I guess it will have to remain a mystery.
It does have similarities to a robber fly but that (on the end of what could be called its snout) looks like its antennae to me, not a proboscis. The fly is about 15mm length, maybe smaller. It could still be a robber fly but I don't know anyone who knows one way or the other.