I like insects better than you #25: robber fly

Saturday, 14 April 2007

Robber fly eating out, ewwwwww, a fly

Money! Suck those brains out, suck ’em!

At first I thought it was a scorpion fly but they are not dipterids (two winged) and the antennæ were all wrong so I searched a bit more. Robber fly, I think, sometimes called assassin fly too.

The only picture match I could find for it was one of my own in the poorly named Pear blossom bug.

Now that I know what to look for I can see that we’ve got at least a few more of the 7,000+ species in the Asilidae family.

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anne

Re: I like insects better than you #23

nice detail, what sort of camera do you have , my brother bought me one in feb. .. but i use it in a general way, of silly things that interest me , look on my annedoe ash,i've taken a few around my new neighbourhood, i have a lot of friends that do photos, look through johan's friends for some , tell me what you think .., / of fonts ..i was also starting to wonder about what you came across with your icelandic studies of runes and runic....,

By anne on 14 April 2007 · 15:36
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Ashley

Re: I like insects better than you #23

It’s a Fuji FinePix. I mostly like it. It’s not good with even color grounds like sky but great for macro and detail if you have good light.

One of the first fonts I did was runes. Just for fun and because there weren’t any way back then.

I saw a couple of your pictures. The window one stood out. I like digital so well because it lets me pretend to be a better photographer. I can easily take 300 pictures in a day and maybe get one good one.

By Ashley on 14 April 2007 · 16:00
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martin m

Re: I like insects better than you #23: robber fly

My favorite thing about digital has never been the "open a thousand oysters and you'll find a couple pearls" approach. It's "open two oysters, delete the blurry one and photoshop the other one until it looks like a pearl."

By martin m on 14 April 2007 · 21:03
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Ashley

Re: I like insects better than you #23: robber fly

Nice. I also favor macros because it’s easier to take pictures that people haven’t seen a million times already. I fell in love with this bee; it’s one of the smallest ones we get, probably a little under a half inch.

By Ashley on 14 April 2007 · 21:07
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anne

Re: I like insects better than you #23

..do you mean emily dickinson's window ... i didn't take that ...she is not in my neighbourhood, ..her writing just breaks my heart ...that's an interest as noted, ...i can never get over how quickly you respond , it's like you are part of your computer , that would frighten me a lit' in the past ,

By anne on 14 April 2007 · 16:24
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Ashley

Re: I like insects better than you #23: robber fly

I wrote about Emily a long time ago; in poetry. Can’t be scared like that is the punchline.

I do a lot of computer stuff so I’m at it for a lot of my free time, used to be 18 hours a day so now it seems pretty mild when it’s four or five. There are a great many people living this way now; I’m amazed at how fast we made the change and how normal it is to most of us. Even when I’m programming or writing or something, new comments (from uncookied users) hit my mailbox so I know about them.

By Ashley on 14 April 2007 · 21:15
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anne

Re: I like insects better than you #23: robber fly

i should not have made that last comment about you being part of your computer, it's really about my own fears,sorry,/ i remember that bee photo, now i know what it is that you do with your insect and some of your other photos that others don't ... you let it all hang out , life as it flows from the body of whatever you are showing , even if it's a tree, but without all of the drama of special camera effects, / you were going to tell me more about what a teacher had said to you about emily one day .../ ...i'm watching frances farmer again right now i love that film ..

By anne on 14 April 2007 · 22:09
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anne

Re: I like insects better than you #23: robber fly

ashley , please rent the film frances farmer and watch it with julie ..please

By anne on 15 April 2007 · 10:59
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Ashley

Re: I like insects better than you #23: robber fly

Wow. I was just reading about that (it’s two films, right?) last night. And I have no idea where or why I found it.

By Ashley on 15 April 2007 · 12:35
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anne

Re: I like insects better than you #23: robber fly

no frances with jessica lange about frances farmers life , two films are you teasing .., you will understand why i wanted you to see it after you watch it , ..if you remember me . it is an excellent film for anyone reading this, ..about freedom ..

By anne on 15 April 2007 · 17:37
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anne

Re: I like insects better than you #23: robber fly

more about your photos, i remember when you first showed me the photos of your yard, and i shivered, all of the things that my vivid mind could see, i felt a bit of a snaking fear, i have put some drawings in my doe space pics that i would love for you to see, 2 are of my friend trevors drawings , he captures a tree so well , and the third is one of the many images that i see in his drawings .

By anne on 19 April 2007 · 17:21
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