Robo-fly or Robber fly? This handsome ærial predator was basking on the parsley in the garden this morning. I’m armed with a new camera, just getting acquainted, and marauding for likely subjects. Still learning — in fact, I hadn’t figured out how to shoot in Macro mode at this point, but the standard shooting mode digitally cropped for a zoom did a fair job. It’s hard to see, but I believe this bird has lunch in its mouthparts; I spy extra wings under the crook of that front leg. And check out the grappling-hook feet!