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Old May 26, 2011, 6:51 PM   #1
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Default The Robber got his Skeeter

) I was photographing this Robberfly, who by the way was very cooperative, he was on the hunt, pearched on his hunting spot, he'd dart off then return,, dart off then return, he finally returned with this mosquito which he allowed me to photograph,, shorty thereafter he discarded that mosquito and returned with a FULLY gorged mosquito, filled to the brim with blood,, I can only assume it was MY blood :shock: he wrestled with that mosquito for a second then disappeared and I never saw him again,, these are all shot using a Canon 40D, Sigma 105mm macro lens, off camera flash diffused, Raw format, Manual mode and hand held,, I saw some light filtering through the trees highlighting a tree behind him, so I positioned myself to where the light was behind him therefore giving a nice background color,,

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Old May 26, 2011, 10:36 PM   #2
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Excellent ja, a bit disturbing but still excellent shots!
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Excellent ja, a bit disturbing but still excellent shots!
LOL! It never disturbs me to see a mosquito meet its maker!
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Jim, I love the pictures you get with that Sigma 105. Do you ever use any other magnifying "filter"?
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Old May 27, 2011, 11:02 AM   #5
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Jim, I love the pictures you get with that Sigma 105. Do you ever use any other magnifying "filter"?
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Hawgwild,, No, Ive never used a Magnifying "filter" , I have however used extension tubes, I find though that it affects my DOF so I dont usually use them
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Fan tastic Jim. Your posts are always interesting with stunning macro photography. You must be very patient!
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