Mythical Being by f13 Gallery

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Mythical being? It’s odd enough to be, but no trick photography here – this fellah’s real!

Shot April 2011

Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Lens: Canon MP-E 65mm
Aperture: f/10
Shutter speed: 1.3 seconds
Focal length: 65mm
ISO: 200

Edit – April 29: It’s a robber fly

101 views when added to the 100-499 Views group on May 2, 2011


winged insect, macro, upclose, australian, bug, insect, eyes, head, antenna, spiky, bristles, hair, fur, robber fly

Fred McKie is a Brisbane-based landscape, travel and commercial photographer whose work can also be found at

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  • JoyceKeevil
    JoyceKeevilalmost 3 years ago

    How interesting. Love the capture! What is it???

  • Many thanks. It’s a robber fly as it turns out, thanks to the tip off from inkedsandra (see below)

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  • Kate Farkas
    Kate Farkasalmost 3 years ago

    Gross I love it!!

  • Hahaha, me too

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • inkedsandra
    inkedsandraalmost 3 years ago

    Great close up..looks like a robber fly.

  • So it is, many thanks for that! :)

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  • polly470
    polly470almost 3 years ago

    It’s wearing a fascinator…it’s been to the Royal Wedding!! Fab macro!!

  • Haha :)

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Many thanks for the feature Ray

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  • pgmART
    pgmARTalmost 3 years ago

    interesting planet you come from. Wish earth had these :)

  • :)

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  • virginian
    virginianalmost 3 years ago

    Great close-up and details of this little thing. Congratulations on your feature.

  • Thank you very much :)

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  • kutayk
    kutaykalmost 3 years ago

    Great shot and and instant fav!

  • Thank you – that’s very kind

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  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakealmost 3 years ago

    A super fantastic macro ~great details ! Congrats on the feature !!

  • Thank you, much appreciated

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