I posted a photo of a Robber Fly before (Robber Fly Turned For Camera) that had turned for a frontal shot. That one was on a gravel road and this one is on a log. These insects are cool to watch and photograph. Most of the time you can get close to them. I have also photographed them with a meal.

Robber Fly On A Log
Robber Fly On A Log

I went for a photo walk on a county road near my place in the Ouachita Mountains here in Arkansas. I spotted this Robber Fly and photographed it while hand-holding my camera.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM


  • Location: Ouachita Mountains (Arkansas)
  • Date & Time Taken: September 6, 2015 (08:33:46 A.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 500
  • White Balance – Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Focus
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4