Giant robber fly with blue wings

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  1. orionmystery

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    Giant robber fly, about 1.5 inch long. Biggest I have ever seen.

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    IMG_2748 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

    Love the blue on the wings.
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    IMG_2705 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

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    IMG_2709 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

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    IMG_2725 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

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    IMG_2766 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

    More robber flies here: My robber flies collection | Up Close with Nature


     
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  2. macromac

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    Excellent capture! I'm surprised that it stayed still so long. I've not had much luck with these guys. Always on the go!
     
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    Nice robber fly. We don't really get any that big here! Question: do you use a ring flash for your macros? I'd like to figure out how to bring out all the individual lenses in the eyes.
     
  4. orionmystery

    orionmystery Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks macromac. This one was surprisingly cooperative. Not sure why. Maybe just molted...or maybe dying?

    Thanks, Infinite_Day. Not ring flash but twin flash: MT24EX concave diffuser quick update | Up Close with Nature
     
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    Ah - OK. Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, I will not have the free funds for the equivalent Nikon set-up for quite some time. I may try an inexpensive ring flash just to see what kind of results I can get in the meanwhile. That's a very nice set-up you have.
     
  6. jake337

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    Do you have a shoe mount flash? You can always make a diffuser.

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    Edited: Removed the photo's I posted. Don't want to clutter orions thread. Sorry bud.
     
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    PixelRabbit A naughty little bunny...

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    Great set! I love the first one, beautifully done.
     
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    Infinite... if you have a Speedlite, an on-flash diffuser works great. I often use a Lastolite 8"x8" softbox, and it puts out very nice light for macro. There are also the Fotodiox versions which I have used also.. much less expensive, and work well. Or you can do a DIY, as Jake mentioned.. lots of stuff on the web about these!

    Amazon.com: Fotodiox 8"x12" Softbox for Nikon Flash, Canon Speedlight, for Nikon SB-600, SB-800, SB-900 Flash, Canon Speedlite 380EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, Vivita Flash, Sunpack, Nissin,Sigma, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, Panasonica Lumi
    Amazon.com: Fotodiox 6"x8" Softbox for Nikon Flash, Canon Speedlight, for Nikon SB-600, SB-800, SB-900 Flash, Canon Speedlite 380EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, Vivita Flash, Sunpack, Nissin,Sigma, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, Panasonica Lumix

    Amazon.com: Lastolite LL LS2420S Ezybox Speed-Lite: Camera & Photo
     
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    Kurt.. beautiful work, I love those eyes! That is quite a robber fly.. nice find! :)
     
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    Thanks, Charlie.
     
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    Amazing detail on all the shots. I'll second cgipson's comment....the eye's! Keep up the fantastic work.
     

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