Robber Fly in Action

After a hectic week of activity, including back-to-back art festivals, teaching photography classes at the Cass Career Center, and a bout with the flu, I am finally feeling back to “normal”. Today’s post features a couple of macro images I made during my summer trip to Montana/Wyoming/Colorado. While driving the backroads of Montana’s Bitterroot Wilderness, photographing wildflowers along the mountainside, this Robber Fly (Tolmerus spp.) flew to the ground where I was photographing a flower. In his grasp was an unidentified species of wasp:

Robber Fly with Prey (wasp)

Robber Fly with Prey (wasp)

The Robber Fly is an interesting creature, as most insects are, especially when photographed through a macro lens!

Photo Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon 180mm macro lens + Canon 1.4x TC (resulting in 252mm)
  • handheld
  • ISO 500
  • Aperture f/13
  • Shutter 1/400 sec.


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