The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by tojor, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    My primary goal is to shoot Odonatas but when your are out hunting you see all kinds of interesting creatures. So here's some Diptera (two wing) species.

    The Good and Cute.

    original.



    The Bad (at least to other insects). He was big almost 3 cm.

    View attachment 102745


    And the Ugly. Probably some small Robber Fly?

    View attachment 102746

    All shot with the 300 mm f.4 and tubes.
     
  2. Nice series, Torben. I'm not sure I'd call the first one cute!!
     
  3. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Thanks David. It's relative. Compared to his two other cousins he looks kind of cute. :smile:
     
  4. SSchex

    SSchex

    May 18, 2005
    Louisiana, USA
    Nice shots Torben.
     
  5. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wow nice Torben

    I have no clue how to shoot like this
     
  6. The look can be quite deceiving.

    I have no problem with the robbers but I always call a Tabanid "bad". Admitted, they are beautiful, particularly their eyes, but I almost always regard them as obstinately nasty :mad:

    Cheers
     
  7. Nice series, Torben!

    Robbers are too cool!
     
  8. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Thanks Scott.

    Thanks Gale. It's just like birds, only smaller. :wink:
     
  9. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Don't judge a book by its cover. I guess I have to rename these critters. I was superficially referring to their looks. I guess the Dracula Tabanid should be named "the bad". :redface:


    Thanks Jukka. I like Robbers too.
     
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