Robbers??

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Winnie, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. At least I think they are Robberflies. Please correct me if I am wrong.

    80650307.
    Nikon D200 ,Sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX APO Macro IF HSM
    1/25s f/9.0 at 180.0mm iso800

    80650306.
    Nikon D200 ,Sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX APO Macro IF HSM
    1/10s f/9.0 at 180.0mm iso800

    All with tripod, remote release and mlu. ISO800 only because I forgot it was set to that :redface: so some noise reduction in PP.

    Cheers

    Alex
     
  2. You are correct about the robbers.

    Very nice and clean images. I have never seen robbers with such short wings.

    Cheers
     
  3. Try this DOLICHOPODIDAE. Sciapus platyterus. but I am not all that sure.

    Love the images.

    Bob F.
     
  4. Surely not, Dolichopodids are much much smaller and have different antennae.

    Cheers
     
  5. Harry you are definately right. Those short wings are a bit of a puzzle. I also considered Leptogaster cylindrica. What do you think?

    Bob F.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 18, 2007
  6. I think Harry referred to them as clean "dew" to the look that they have just taken a bath Alex ;)

    gorgeous work.
     
  7. Thanks fellas and thanks for the possible ID.

    It was a tough morning with dull light and a slight breeze. A bit more due wouldn't go a miss either.

    Cheers

    Alex
     
  8. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Oregon
    Great images.
     
  9. BirdLady

    BirdLady

    Jan 8, 2006
    Alabama
    Great shot, Alex! I don't have a clue as to what it is other than what other thought it might be.
     
  10. mrtac2man

    mrtac2man

    Jun 3, 2005
    CT
    what they are is wild photos.. great job..
     
  11. mdsign

    mdsign

    496
    Jun 14, 2006
    Netherlands
    beautifull clean background again. Looks like these robbers have little wings or big butt. ;)

    cheers, Mark
     
  12. Thank all.

    Hi Mark, good to see a familiar face/name here.

    Cheers

    Alex
     
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