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Challenge: Free Study 2010-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2010 challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Sep 26, 2010
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2010

[Oct. 7th, 2010 08:37:56 PM]

So it was kind of difficult entering a robber fly shot, when I knew that it would inevitably be compared to Roz's shots. But considering that I've only seen a robber fly three times, and this is the first time I've seen one with anything, I had to enter it!

I actually was at a state park, meeting with a bride and groom to talk about wedding photos. The groom is my husband's grad student. During some practice shots, this robber fly (and lunch) flew and landed on the groom's pants.

The biggest problem was: I didn't have my macro lens! I lamented the fact, and my husband's grad student said "I have my macro lens in the car." The bride went to the car and got the lens, I proceeded to try to take pictures of the side of the groom's leg. Gave up, because it was impossible, and then he gently flicked him the robber fly off on to a bench, and surprisingly, the robber fly stayed!

I then proceeded to ignore everyone and take some quick shots of the fly & his lunch. It was just so cool, I couldn't pass it up!!

Thanks for the comments.

[Oct. 7th, 2010 08:42:10 PM]

Oh -- when he did fly off, it was awesome that he could actually fly with such a large bug!

(Edited to add: I'm still a little embarrassed about the fact that I took pictures of a bug and left them standing there staring at me... but... it was a robber fly!!)

Place: 23 out of 296
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10/09/2010 06:17:50 AM
Run little fella - run !!

D'oh . . too late.

It's a bug eat bug world out there ..

Great capture though !
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10/09/2010 04:08:21 AM
lol .. well lookie here .. was going thru the fs to see how ppl i knew scored and came on this brilliant capture .. by both photographer and robberfly .. !!!
CONGRATS on a great place in the challenge ..
you'll be wanting to see more of these little guys they are so photogenic .. when you get one consuming another bug its a rare opportunity .. its a stunning shot wendy .. perfecto .. :)x
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10/08/2010 01:53:26 PM
Outstanding roz! ...er, I mean Wendy. ;-)
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10/08/2010 02:35:28 AM
Great clarity on this. This was one of the several 9's I gave out this challenge. Congrats on the decent placement!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2010 09:59:01 PM
Nice macro. Tight DOF. 7
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10/07/2010 08:53:51 PM
Thta's phenomenally close ... possibly closer that I really want to be to the life and death drama in the insect world!
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10/07/2010 06:59:47 PM
super macro !!!
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10/04/2010 08:31:02 AM
I hate bugs but this makes me envious of your ability to shoot something like this so clearly!
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10/02/2010 02:19:37 PM
stunning (See you soon in Macro Vll)
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10/01/2010 11:55:30 AM
Superb macro, excellent focus and DOF, very well executed, pity the poor lunch though
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10/01/2010 12:32:13 AM
Need a juice box to go with that?
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