Second time lucky, Robberfly @ Venus Drive

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I think this is why I have found it hard to let go of my macro lens. In 5 years of hunting, this is only the second time I have come across a robber fly. The first time, I botched up the exposure multiple times with no recourse.

On a photo barren expedition, this was the saving grace. Perched on a leaf, they are ambush predators, catching prey in-flight, stabbing them with their proboscis which is clearly defined in the photograph.

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A closer up.

A jittery wasp managed to pose long enough for a clear shot as well.

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