Giant robber fly with blue wings

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Giant robber fly with blue wings

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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

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Post by F100 PHOTOG »

Hi Kurt,

Great set of images!

I've always heard that "rules" are made to be broken and the first image is a classic example. (i.e., " you never put the subject dead center")
Well...this is an instance where centering the image makes it a powerful image, in my opinion.

Great job!

Mark
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Post by Eric F »

Wow! A beautiful female Microstylum sp. (not sure which species 'though). Looks like it is very fresh ('teneral') -- hasn't reached full coloration yet. Wonderful photo (as always!).

Eric

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Thanks, Mark, Eric.

Eric - thanks for the ID and info. Yes..that explained why it was so cooperative and hardly moved at all! Probably just molted. Only flew away (short distance) a couple of times.

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Wonderful shots Kurt! The first one especially is a stunner, though I might bump up the contrast a tad to make it pop a bit more.

Paul

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Thanks Paul. Not really fond of over contrasty and over saturated images.

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Post by crisarg »

Really great colors on the wings in the second image.

Great set.

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crisarg wrote:Really great colors on the wings in the second image.

Great set.

Cristian
Thanks Cristian.

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Very good pictures, I like them all !

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Macrero wrote:Very good pictures, I like them all !
Thanks, Macrero.

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