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Life & Death on the electric fence
3rd PlaceLife & Death on the electric fence

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Challenge: Extended Free Study 2023-02 (Extended Editing)
Collection: 2023 - CHALLENGES and associated
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro
Date: Mar 7, 2023
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Mar 12, 2023

i had had a not so great morning .
felt the urge to go out and take photos as that can often lift my mood .
was only a minute standing in the grass when i heard the distinct sound of a large robber fly ... the very small ones sound like a mosquito .. the larger they get the deeper their voices ..
it was flying and landed on the electric fence to consume it's prey which is probably another sort of fly judging by it's proboscis that appears to be fully extended ..

if you zoom in you can see the robber fly's proboscis piercing the thorax of the fly it's consuming ..

I got off a couple of photos and then it flew up high into a nearby tree .. wish it had been in the grass or somewhere more photogenic .. its all about location location .. lol ..

Place: 3 out of 34
Avg (all users): 6.8621
Avg (participants): 6.5625
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Views since voting: 141
Views during voting: 56
Votes: 29
Comments: 5
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03/23/2023 03:06:55 AM
nom nom nom. ;p

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03/22/2023 03:44:16 PM
Congratulations, an amazing capture and these amazing captures seem seamless for you, very impressive
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03/22/2023 11:56:35 AM
Amazing capture, as always, Roz! Congrats on your ribbon! ...but if you didn't tell us the real story, I would've thought they are making love ))
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/20/2023 01:28:39 PM
I'm giving your photo 2 averted eyes.
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03/20/2023 12:09:09 PM
My pick for yellow in this challenge.
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