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the robberfly - a fascinating and wonderful creature
2nd Placethe robberfly - a fascinating and wonderful creature

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Macro XI (Standard Editing)
Collection: 2020 - CHALLENGES & outtakes etc
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro
Location: near where i live
Date: Mar 2, 2020
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640+FlashFired
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2020

total fluke i got this guy ..
i hadn't been looking for insects to photograph lately as i've been concentrating on mr toddy .. he's so photogenic .. lol .. ;)

we were going for a walk and i was checking out the fence for insects thinking of this macro challenge .. sometimes robberflies hang out on it .. altho i havent noticed any since the fires and crazy rain we've been having ..
had the macro lens on first time in ages ..

and there he was .. quite small .. i snuck up really slow .. no sudden movements ..
lucky toddy was eating something disgusting some distance away .. i got off two shots before toddy came racing back and scared the robberfly away ..

looking at the shots on the camera i didnt think i'd got anything sharp or in focus .. but a few days later i had a look on the computer .. looks like I had a keeper.. ;)

[Mar. 19th, 2020 09:55:37 PM]

2 hours till rollover ..
interesting phenomenon ..
this dropped from 7.3 to 6.9 in the last day of voting ..
also i have other photos in voting which have also dropped significantly in that time ..
it pays not to be too attached to the outcomes here .. as they seem so random .. :)

Place: 2 out of 30
Avg (all users): 6.9783
Avg (participants): 7.1000
Avg (non-participants): 6.8846
Views since voting: 614
Views during voting: 101
Votes: 46
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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03/20/2020 08:10:15 AM
A signature Roz image. As always, very well done. Congrats!
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03/20/2020 12:37:07 AM
Congratulations this was always going to do well, as far as the drop goes I donít understand because this is an excellent macro and should not get anything really under an eight.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/19/2020 11:39:32 PM
He needs a shave!
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03/19/2020 12:56:05 PM
An 8 from me (earlier). (would have been higher with a tad bit more DOF) But, it's wonderfully sharp!
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03/14/2020 09:18:40 AM
My pick for red in this challenge.
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