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    Robber fly sucking my blood

    Any critique and comments are most welcome

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    10:37:34am I took a random shot of this fella which I initially thought was a wasp.
    Robber fly sucking my blood

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    10:38:13am Before I took my second random shot, I felt a mosquito on my face. I twitched my facial muscles to get it off me. It was at this moment the robber fly flew away and then back to almost the exact spot but with a well fed mosquito.
    Robber fly sucking my blood

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    10:39:19am I recomposed
    Robber fly sucking my blood

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    10:39:49am The almost sucked dried mosquito. Everything in 2 min 13 secs from 1st pix to 4th pix
    Robber fly sucking my blood

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    Re: Robber fly sucking my blood

    A really fascinating series and explanation. There's probably nothing quite like photographing your own blood being sucked out of another animal's body. Amazing!

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    Re: Robber fly sucking my blood

    Just goes to prove how useful these creatures can be. Very interesting photos.

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    Re: Robber fly sucking my blood

    Great series Steven,

    Don't know what else to say

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    Re: Robber fly sucking my blood

    Pretty amazing!

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    Re: Robber fly sucking my blood

    Mike, yes it was a fascinating scene happening before my lens.
    Geoff, yes indeed ... useful to take out your "enemy"
    Dave, James thanks for enjoying the pixs

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    Re: Robber fly sucking my blood

    Awesome set and story.

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    Re: Robber fly sucking my blood

    Quote Originally Posted by VanessaS View Post
    Awesome set and story.
    glad you liked it

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    Re: Robber fly sucking my blood

    Very cool! Well done.

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    Re: Robber fly sucking my blood

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    Very cool! Well done.
    thanks Paul

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