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Uploaded 11-Sep-12
Taken 10-Sep-12
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Photo Info

Dimensions1250 x 1020
Original file size263 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken10-Sep-12 13:50
Date modified11-Sep-12 09:54
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length100 mm
Exposure1/250 at f/9
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 1000
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Common Darter - Sympetrum striolatum

Common Darter - Sympetrum striolatum

A male Common darter eating what I believe is a Large Hornet Robber Fly. Just goes to show how voracious these little insects can be. I have seen darters catch small flies and other small insects but I have never seen one tackle anything as big as this before.