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Brett Hondow

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Owl Fly (Ascalaphidae)

Something unusual I haven't seen before, an Owlfly (Ascalaphidae) resting on a twig against a floral Spring background. These creatures are closely related to antlions but with longer antennae. They are also predators that hunt and eat other insects.

Exif Data

NIKON D5300

Aperture
f/14.0
Exposure
13/10
ISO
100
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  • Image type: image/jpeg
  • Exposure: 13/10
  • Resolution: 96/1
  • Created: 14th June 2018
  • Uploaded: 17th June 2018
  • Category: Macro
  • Views: 39
  • Likes: 16



  • lili255
    1 year ago
    Wonderful
  • sorin bucur
    1 year ago
    so great one
  • Marius Radu
    2 years ago
    Nice pastel colors in the background.
  • MarkChinn
    2 years ago
    Great shot. Agree with others about the background. I've never seen nor heard of this insect. Interesting antennae. Makes me wonder the function of the bulbous ends.
    • Brett Hondow
      2 years ago
      Yeah it's a weird bug alright. Maybe the bulbs on the end are mini boxing gloves or maybe door knockers? Thanks for the visit. :)
      • MarkChinn
        2 years ago
        I like the boxing gloves theory. Used for battling the other males for the female. :-)
  • Dylan Burgess
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    2 years ago
    Great photo, lovely blurred background and detailed subject :) spot on
  • Photography, don't you just love it | Les Garner
    2 years ago
    Super image. The background is beautiful and compliments the subject so well.
    • Brett Hondow
      2 years ago
      Thank you Les, that's what I was going for. Also with an overhead LED lamp by it putting out nice white light. I used what natural light there was but the sun was in the wrong place on an overcast day so the lamp worked great. Still turned out ok, thanks for the visit. :)