I was exploring my Butterfly milkweed that’s just starting to bloom, when I noticed this Robber fly perched on a grass stem. It was very cooperative, letting me move in close three different times, as I tried different aperatures and then went inside to see the results. This is a 3 shot stack, because even at f/25, I couldn’t get into a position where both the eyes and the abdomen were acceptably sharp, due to working near 1.5 life size or stop the motion from the breeze. (7D2, 180mm macro, 1/160 s, f/13, iso 800, tripod)
Oh wow, Mark, this is quite a nice look at this Robber fly. The details are amazing. The background makes him stand out nicely too. I am glad that he was so cooperative. Great shot.
Mark,…nice image of the robberfly, and their usual stance on the plants. Nice and clean bg. These guys have started appearing here this season
The 3 image stack worked out well for this robber fly. Have you tried to work on the shadowed areas of the eyes for a little more detail? I’m looking at this with my phone so I may not be getting the finest look at this gem. Awesome…Jim
Woah, this is just amazing detail. Great work with the discrete focus points.
Mark: Fearsome looking critter and a great capture, especially of the eye. Really well done. >=))>
Fearsome beauty! stack has worked very well. Perfect background. lots of details on the insect. Subject well-positioned. Overall, great image!