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Robber Fly - Promachus rufipes

Robber Fly - Promachus rufipes
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
August 24, 2005

It's a "fly eat fly" world, after all.

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Beautiful Shot
Love that lens. I just noticed you can see that littler fly in this view too.

I love that lens too. I've had is a while now, so I think it needs a good cleaning.

Lynette, your images are abso
Lynette, your images are absolutely stunning - I just LOVE this one. I must admit, I am a little bit jealous. I am hoping to expand my own photography capabilities - I've just purchased a Canon G6, I might even get the digital Rebel.

Nice, flying right now in NC
Excellent photo. I've been seeing these Promachus around in good numbers the last week or so. I even saw one (a male?) having killed a female in a lighted breezeway where I work, at night! I did not have my camera, unfortunately.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

Very fine facial shot. This is Promachus rufipes with those two-toned legs. This one will indeed eat any fly including its own kind and I have several adult dragonfly take-down shots as well of the related Promachus hinei.

This is a great shot! What did you shoot it with?

Canon Digital Rebel with the 100mm macro lens.