Red-footed Cannibalfly - Promachus rufipes

This is one of my favorite flies from North Carolina. This one followed me around the yard until it killed a fly and stopped to enjoy the meal on a garden decoration.


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  • Martin Cooper PRO 5y

    Perfect photograph is the only way I can describe this!
  • Dougeee 5y

  • Phil's Pixels PRO 5y

    Bullseye! Perfect shot! Amazing capture. And I thought my whiskers were cool. Truly awesome shot Lynette.
  • David Bygott PRO 5y

    Absolutely awesome!
  • Lynette 5y

    Thanks everyone! Now if they would all pose so nicely.....
  • Abby P. PRO 5y

    Incredible photo! Love the detail, the flies are both gorgeous, the colors go so well with the garden ornament and the background - wow. Just wow.
  • Jason Penney PRO 5y

    WOW! just plain perfect!
  • John Pitts PRO 5y

    Brilliant Lynette, so sharp and despite F
    3.5 aperture good depth of field. Love the captive fly.
    John P
  • Tristan Gardner 5y

    Very nice shot!!!
  • Red~Star PRO 5y

    JAW DROPPING AMAZING macro of the Cannibalfly...never ever seen one before. Fantastic shot of it with the hoverfly. Incredible sharpness and detail. I am really really really impressed with this. You are so skilled with macro photography. Insects are challenging to capture like this.
  • Jude 5y

    Lynette, I've seen these awards some groups give where it says this photo should be on the cover of National Geographic yet far too many get them when they shouldn't. But honestly, this photo is so amazing, it really should be & the year's best!! Everything came together perfectly in this shot. Wow, wow, WOW!! I can't say it enough!

    (Still sick - get sort of better, then worse again so will catch up yet. I've missed many of your & other's photos.)
  • iShootYouLive (Pat Loughery) PRO 5y

    Wow, what a gorgeous shot!
  • Gerry Queener 5y

    I echo all the positives! Great DOF for f3.5. You are spot on with the focus. I suspect you use dry ice to cool and gas your subjects! Mine won't stay still most of the time. Maybe if I eat more garlic....
  • Eric Gofreed PRO 5y

    incredible !
  • Weinstöckle PRO 5y

    Grandiose Aufnahme.
  • Benji & Trino's Girl PRO 5y

    Fantastic photo! I love robber flies.
  • PrairieHill PRO 4y

    This is outstanding!
  • rjadams55 PRO 4y

    Amazing photograph!!
  • EncyclopediaOfLife 3y

    Patrick Coin commented on your image on the Encyclopedia of Life site:
    Species distinctive in the area of this photo--see
  • herbert browne 2y

    Ahhh... our unicorns are Really SMALL! (I guess that's why I've missed seeing them...)
    Thanks for sharing this! ^..^
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Taken on August 25, 2005
  • ƒ/3.5
  • 100.0 mm
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  • 200
  • Flash (off, did not fire)
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