Beauty and the Beast

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© Robert R. Gaines
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Photo Info
UploadedMarch 6, 2011
TakenAugust 26, 2010
MakeSony
ModelDSC-H55
Exposure1/800 sec at f/10
FlashCompulsory Flash, Return light not detected
Focal Length11.76 mm
ISO80
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A robber fly devouring a green metallic bee. Asilids are predatory flies that as adults pursue other insects (usually flying ones), seize them, and kill them with paralyzing saliva injected through the hypopharynx (tongue). The liquified contents of the prey are then sucked up through the proboscis (Wood 1981)

18 responses

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (6 Mar 2011):

    Incredible macro!

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (6 Mar 2011):

    Vibrant image. Wish my dial-up connection wasn't so slow.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (7 Mar 2011):

    Wow,,amazing macro

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (8 Mar 2011):

    Astounding!

  • Lyndon Johnson

    Lyndon Johnson said (8 Mar 2011):

    Beautiful sharp image.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (10 Mar 2011):

    Excellent macro!!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (10 Mar 2011):

    Scarey!!!

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (15 Mar 2011):

    Incredible detail. Beautiful narrative of nature.

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (15 Mar 2011):

    Incredible detail. Beautiful narrative of nature.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    An incredible macro!! Wonderfully detailed!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (19 Mar 2011):

    beautiful !!! fantastic capture

  • Roberto Noto

    Roberto Noto gave props (22 Mar 2011):

    wow.. is all i can say..

  • Ulla Lundgren

    Ulla Lundgren gave props (27 Mar 2011):

    Fantastic details! Great macro!

  • Jodi Sloboda

    Jodi Sloboda gave props (8 Jun 2011):

    This is an amazing shot...but it's so well done that it's hard to look at...talk about ugly and creepy...yikes!

  • Brad Paro

    Brad Paro gave props (10 Jun 2011):

    Wow!!!!

  • Patty Wittlinger

    Patty Wittlinger gave props (25 Aug 2011):

    terrific macro, love to see nature in action

  • Simona Ranieri

    Simona Ranieri gave props (19 Sep 2011):

    LOVE DETAILS

  • Pat0

    Pat0 gave props (20 Jul 2012):

    Great detail, fascinating !

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