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Old Jun 20, 2013, 12:34 PM   #11
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ok, we do have the even tempered sweet beetles here too in north central Texas. This little lady was done last year with the E-P3 and FT 70-300.

Bugs are so fun to photograph, I can't seem to do birds but bugs are easy.

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........then there are the robber flies which are also known as assassin flies, approx 1-inch and very powerful as seen in this photo I made yesterday (06/19/13). The grasshopper is already turned to 'juice' in this image, see its abdomen, the assassin feasts.

E-P3 and FT 70-300 "we got bugs, c/mon down James" .....EVERYTHING in TEXAS is BIGGER!

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"we got bugs, c/mon down James" .....EVERYTHING in TEXAS is BIGGER!
LOL, especially their egos.
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Oh, Bob! What a kill.

I hear-tell there's going to be a Shelby Mustang display up in Plano this Saturday between 10am-2pm. Mmmmmmmm......
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That might be fun to shoot, BUT HOT!
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I would have liked to see it happen, the robber hunts like a falcon and most often gets it prey while both are flying.

Research (reading ) says the robber fly actually stalks and will flly ahead then turn for a capture. The flies often kill insects much bigger then themselves, I guess the bigger it is the slower the prey flies. It's awesome to learn about natures happenings.
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Hot indeed, and the thought of driving that far north of LBJ on Central any day......

Maybe I'll be doing something else instead.
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I'm headed to Albertsons, should be a good night.... and there is a bit of shade about too.
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great series and very interesting to learn about the wheel bug, the detail is amazing and as others have said a bit scary thinking about that sharp beak sticking into me, but wow just really cool to be able to sit and really examine it.
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........then thereare the robber flies which are also known as assassin flies, approx 1-inch and very powerful as seen in this photo I made yesterday (06/19/13). The grasshopper is already turned to 'juice' in this image, see its abdomen, the assassin feasts.

E-P3 and FT 70-300 "we got bugs, c/mon down James" .....EVERYTHING in TEXAS is BIGGER!


ouch! it's a bug eat bug world out there!
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