This is a face on view of a Robber Fly face. The original view was imaged at 2:1, at the sensor, and was cropped and edited in Aviary. This insect was imaged in the front flower bed in rural upstate Columbia County, New York, USA. For this image, I used my manual focus Tamron Adaptall-2 model 52BB SP 90mm f2.5 macro lens and Tamron Adaptall-2 18f 1:1 tube and Tamron Adaptall-2 01f 2X flat field teleconverter with attached Tamron Adaptall-2 Pentax K A mount on Pentax K20D camera, hand held, manually focused, Shake Reduction set to 200mm, ISO 400, f5.6 on lens, 1/30 sec., with fill-in flash from camera's built-in electronic flash. I believe this Robber Fly may be a Promachus hinei.