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Robber flies are interesting insects. Fierce predators that snatch prey in mid-air or steal booty from other predators. It is a beneficial insect in that it hunts common agricultural pests but it's not your friend. Bites from these beasties are quite painful. They don't go out of their way to do this but threaten one or mishandle it and a nasty welt is often the repercussion. This female fly has mistaken the steel cable as a suitable place to deposit her eggs. I rather doubt the larva will find the hatching grounds suitable. Hopefully they make their way to the ground where they will survive to adulthood.
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Wed 17-October-2018 01:07

Amazing detail, depth of field and lighting. Well done, William.
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Wed 17-October-2018 03:17

Very good shot. All details of this fly are so clear. Well done. What lenses did you used? Did you made manual changes or used the camera automatic functions?
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Wed 17-October-2018 04:17

Excellent
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Wed 17-October-2018 06:28

Beautiful capture. Got to love creepy critters Smile
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Wed 17-October-2018 11:31

What a great photograph. Congratulations!
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Wed 17-October-2018 11:42

A great great shot
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Wed 17-October-2018 12:31 Rating: 8 

Fine details...Great
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Wed 17-October-2018 12:32

Beautiful image of a fly only its mother could love!
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Wed 17-October-2018 09:14

wxcellent shot
A_PeeR


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Wed 17-October-2018 10:28

All thank you, for all the Kind words. Sorry for the late response I wasn't expecting all this attention at once, better yet at all.


@ zkemeny - This was shot with a Sigma 105mm macro lens with 72mm of extension tubes. Shhh don't tell anyone but this was shot with a 5D-III (before I switched to Nikon). Yes, I shoot in manual mode so no AF. Now that I have a D850 I have started experimenting with Auto ISO on ambient light shots. I am curious to see how the camera behaves and subsequently the IQ of shots done at high magnification, small aperture and diffused flash.