Robber Fly On Rocks

I took both of these photos of a Robber Fly On Rocks on a road near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas.

Robber Fly On Rocks
Robber Fly On Rocks
Front View Of Robber Fly On Rocks
Front View Of Robber Fly On Rocks

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Technical:

  • Location: Near The Ouachita National Forest (Arkansas)
  • Date and Time Taken: July 3, 2022 (09:01 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f10 (First Photo) f8 (Second Photo)
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200 (For Both Photos)
  • ISO: 8000 (For First Photo) 640 (Second Photo)(Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: +1/3 and 0 for Second Photo
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
2022-12-23T17:03:08-06:00July 21, 2022|Categories: Insects|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Robber Fly On Rocks

Robber Fly On A Log

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

How I Got The Photo: 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

Technical:

  • 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
2020-09-03T05:16:14-05:00September 8, 2020|Categories: Insects|Tags: , |Comments Off on Robber Fly On A Log

A Robber Fly With A Grasshopper

I spotted this Robber Fly with a Grasshopper on an Arkansas Country Road I like to walk near my place in the Ouachita Mountains.

The Robber Fly attacks its prey by injecting it with saliva containing neurotoxic and proteolytic enzymes. The Robber Fly then sucks the liquefied material from it.

Robber Fly With Grasshopper
Robber Fly With Grasshopper
Assassin Fly With A Grasshopper
Robber Fly With A Grasshopper

How I Got The Photo – A Robber Fly With A Grasshopper

I got low 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

Technical:

  • Location: Near the Ouachita National Forest (Arkansas)
  • Date & Time Taken: August 26, 2016 (12:27:16 P.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 640
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: -1/3 EV
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Focus
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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2020-09-03T05:12:48-05:00August 29, 2020|Categories: Insects|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on A Robber Fly With A Grasshopper
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