A Bat for Ahmet
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2010-02-17 10:22]
Fantastic macro of this bat in superb sharpness and very beautiful colours without the use of flash. Amazing eye-contact. Excellent frontal POV.
- sranjan (5784)
- [2010-02-17 10:23]
Great shot Anna, I like the details of its face & description.I agree, Amazing eye-contact. Excellent frontal POV. TFS
PS: Today we are neighbours :)
- horias (11033)
- [2010-02-17 10:25]
What a lovely capture this great dedication for our friend rousettus!
Wonderful capture,very sharp !
- roges (6264)
- [2010-02-17 10:34]
dedication for a beautiful and interesting Ahmet.
I like what POV you have chosen. The details are excellent set.
- Mello (2419)
- [2010-02-17 10:35]
Very interesting POV and creative too dear Anna.
I liked the compo too.
Thanks for post and about the note too.
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2010-02-17 11:50]
super sharpness and good details
looks very good to you
very nice light and beautiful colours
- Mamagolo2 (3124)
- [2010-02-17 12:07]
Hi there Anna,
WOW, what a amazing shot. I like the detail of the ring around it's neck and the twinkle in the eye. You were very fortunate to get a shot like this. Very well done and thanks for sharing.
- nglen (36145)
- [2010-02-17 12:08]
Hi Anna. I am sure are good friend Ahmet will be very pleased with the very fine close up of the Bat. I have to say this is one of the better pictures i have seen. Its face is clear with fine detail. Its got the blue eyes on you. TFS.
PS great notes too.
- rousettus (19818)
- [2010-02-17 12:47]
I cant belive that what a great surprise for me. I am appreciated receiving such a wonderful dedication. Many many thanks.
This and your sentences are big honour for me.
you are right that my nickname derivated from Egyptian Fruit Bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus), I have used it since 1996. But your species and its family is very different from this species; even their suborders.
Already you perfectly summarized information about bats. The order Chiroptera consists of more than 1200 species. These are divided into two groups (suborders): Megachiroptera, represented only Fruit bats (Pteropodidae), and also Microchiroptera formed 17-18 families. Mine (Rousettus) belongs to first group, but yours is from second group, viz. Microchiroptera and from the Sac-winged or Sheath-tailed bats family Emballonuridae and species name is Taphozous mauritianus (Mauritian Tomb Bat). I dont like to change TN to academic place:) with technical information, boring for some readers.
I have seen only T. nudiventris from Emballonurid bats and it has been known from single locality in Turkiye. I also found it in Syria. I hope I will visit your country and I will see other bats in S Africa in future.
Well, your shot is wonderful and you captured this beautiful bat from great POV. sharp focus and DOF excellent as like colors and exposure. its nosrils and shiny eyes looks very beautiful. it gave a great pose to you for us:)
Thanks to Horia, Adrian, Nicholas and other friends for kind words.
thanks a lot. best regards to you and Loot.
- Ozgur70 (4568)
- [2010-02-17 12:55]
Sharp and very good composition. Eyes are so interesting.
- siggi (52850)
- [2010-02-17 13:16]
A super shot of this Fruit bats.The focus is spot on with sharp details.The POV is very well done.Good lighting.TFS
Best regards Siggi
- irishprophet25 (1118)
- [2010-02-17 14:13]
This is a wonderful picture of this bat. The details are great and you have got him in a good pose looking straight into the camera. Nice colours also.
Great capture and TFS
- goatman04 (10573)
- [2010-02-17 14:18]
This is an excellent macro with fine colors, sharpness & details. Very well taken, composed & presented.
A great gift to good friend, Ahmet on TN.
TFS & best wishes.
- nasokoun (62)
- [2010-02-17 14:30]
thank you very much for your good wishes in my anniversary photo!
a separate and beautiful moment again from you, very interesting the pose of the subject and your POV, fine colors and clarity, it's a good photo!
keep photographing! TFS
- jaycee (25460)
- [2010-02-17 15:52]
Amazing - a head on shot of a Fruit Bat!! I saw them in Australia but mostly hanging from trees. I never had the chance to look into one's eyes. I love the face - how can a bat be so pretty? Wonderful colors, details, textures and pose.
- jlinaresp (17292)
- [2010-02-17 16:15]
Bravo! this is just unbelievable! the photo of the day! impressive POV, perfect focus, poise, a bat together with attitude and good technique! congratulations, impressive contribution to TN!
And a great note, very funny with trivia! bravísimo!!! again!
TFS, regards, Jesús
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2010-02-17 16:53]
This is one of the most beautiful capture of the bat in TN. It is not easy to focus in the dark and and you have managed the shot really well. Ahmet would be happy with this dedication and he has posted many of this mammals in his site before.
A very well framed image and well exposed shot. Thanks for sharing and best regards,
- vmukherjee (1472)
- [2010-02-17 18:22]
Nice shot with good sharpness and details. The eye contact looks good. Thanks for sharing.
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2010-02-17 23:58]
Great dedication to Ahmet.
A simply stunning shot of this small bat, we don't see enough of them on TN. I have only managed to post one. Excellent composition, sharpness and details. Great work and strange experience for you and Loot. Now you can really say you've sent each other baty :)
- eng55 (5892)
- [2010-02-18 0:15]
Very beautiful capture.Well seen and composed.Sharpness,details
and eye contact are perfect.Lovely dedication to our friend Ahmet.
Thanks for posting..
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2010-02-18 1:10]
This is probably the first picture of a bat I think I have ever thought was 'cute' :)
Great detail and pose.
- KOMSIS (10674)
- [2010-02-18 1:16]
An extraordinary beautiful composition ...
Bat, had a very nice pose.Excellent color and detail.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2010-02-18 6:00]
Ciao Anne, great capture of beautiful bat, good natural ambientation, wonderful colors, fantastic exposure, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- Argus (50626)
- [2010-02-18 6:21]
This is a wonderful capture of the Mauritian Tomb Bat (we thank Ahmet for the ID), the POV taken with excellent sharpness and colours and enabling a fascinating eye contact. The shape of the face and ears are great to see too.
This image is a fine tribute to Ahmet our friend and expert Chiropterist, who enriches this site in a fine way both as a biologist and photographer.
Thanks for sharing this delight,
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2010-02-18 8:46]
An interesting subject not visited enough. Bats are awesome, something that has always fascinated me ever since I was first introduced to them as a kid. Watching Dracula transform into a flying mammal was the scariest thing imaginable for me at the time. Really nice exposure shows even balance throughout the entirety of the image. Well done.
- Adanac (21378)
- [2010-02-18 16:54]
Splendid portrait of a face only a mother could love or another bat. great sharpness and exposure here Anna. Love the notes as well, lots of interesting information. Just an all around great posting, thank you for sharing this great work.
- livius (1525)
- [2010-02-18 23:57]
great and particular capture of this beautiful bat. Great details, sharpness and focusing: notes are very interesting.
- lovenature (6391)
- [2010-02-19 13:36]
Wow, you were able to get very close to this Fruit Bat. I think most bats have very cute faces, like little dogs or deer. I like the way he is looking directly at you with his cute little ears perked forward. Excellent capture!
- Hormon_Manyer (10251)
- [2010-02-19 21:07]
Wonderful shot with many details on the bat, great POV. The eye-contact is amazing. Technically a perfect photo, and a heartfelt dedication to our Friend Ahmet. Very informative, personal note also. Congrats and tfs.
Friendly regards and hugs, László
- rommel (3628)
- [2010-02-19 22:03]
Great macro of this bat with a nice sharp image and wonderful facial detalls.
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2010-02-20 2:36]
wow - this one is wonderful and I love the eyes so much.
If I would see such a bat in free I would run away, I'm a little afraid of them - but don't know why?!?
We have some small ones here and sometimes I see them flying - and that's mystic because they only fly at night, perhaps that's the reason why I'm afraid.
Thanks for this beauty, enjoy the weekend
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- mehmetarslan (2767)
- [2010-02-20 3:13]
my tecer Ahmet.
- saeedabbasi (5100)
- [2010-02-20 3:56]
Hi Anna ,
A perfect work.
Excellent details with vivid colours.
Very well done
Lovely photo of this beauty. Bats always play a very imprtant roll in all aspects of our life, but unfortunately people are always afraid of them. Like the way he is looking at You. Nice note Anna. and by the way, I like No. 19. You and Loot are welcome here in Mexico to have some Tequilas any time. Be glad to have You here in my ranch any time.
- foozi (25839)
- [2010-02-20 19:33]
wonderful view of this special capture, the bat which is hard to shoot. I like it stares into you.
Overall clarity is so superbs, the brown foreground is very attractive and great contrast.
Very exciting features.
Well done and indeed a very good dedication to Prof. Ahmet.
- maurydv (36428)
- [2010-02-21 9:57]
a great dedication to our friend Ahmet; a fantastic portrait of this Bat taken from an excellent frontal POV with outstanding sharpness and impressive detail, i like very much the close composition.
- Pikkie (44)
- [2010-02-22 10:32]
Very good image. Good detail and color. Very well done and thanks for sharing.
- Nasarg (221)
- [2010-02-24 20:23]
What a cute little fella! Excellent eye contact!
- efsus (3947)
- [2010-03-05 3:05]
Ahmet arkadaşımıza ithaf ettiğin bu güzel yarasa fotosu gerçekten çok başarıyla kaydedilmiş. Detayları ve özellikle göz teması bir harika. Ahmet'in çok mutlu olduğuna ve beğendiğine eminim. Sizi bu güzel çalışma için kutluyorum. Selamlar...
- jignasi (27917)
- [2010-03-05 13:43]
Anna, es la primera vez que veo a este animal. Siempre me sorprendes con especies desconocidas pero es que además las captas con gran habilidad. De esta destacaría su gran realismo sin olvidar la luz tan neutra y clara así como la profundidad de campo tan amplia.
Saludos : Josep Ignasi.
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2010-03-22 16:01]
Miss Piggy, (Anna).
Love this image. Am going to Fav. it. SUPERB.
Your "summary" re: Bat Trivia has truely "amazed" me.
Have saved a copy of it within my private files.
Also loved your "bat story". Maybe your home alarm is not functioning well... have you thought of this??? Or, perhaps Loot put it in the "OFF" position for the day???
Loved everything about this page.
Mario with very warm regards from Canada.
- valy67 (9219)
- [2010-03-29 23:22]
Hello Anna !
Wow, a bat ! I love these animals, but we do not see many on TN, so I'm happy I found this picture ! It really okks like a friendly visitor, I love the look on its face, and it seems to be looking diectly at you ! Excellent details, lovely composition, great POV. Very well done !
- lorendubois (9343)
- [2010-04-30 23:55]
Elle est impressionnante ! on la croirait immense
Bravo pour le résultat, et Merci
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2010-06-11 20:52]
Extremely striking capture from great POV, the catchlight on the eyes are so incredible. Truly impressive shooting MF!
TFS and have a nice WE!
Ps. please forward my warm regards to my beloved friend Loot.
- extramundi (13178)
- [2010-07-27 13:59]
I agree with you, they are incrdible creatures.
Here we only have small species, in fact while I write I can see a pair of Barbastella barbastellus, hunting the insects atracted by outside light. They make their day rest inside some bricks I have outside.
I can tell you that they are more "cute" than the one you show here. This one seems to look into your eyes :)
I spent a good time reading your note. When we started the improvement of our new house some windows where broken, an a pair of Barbastella lived in some little holes in the ceiling briks.
At night, they came out and kept hunting around us inside the house. It was fun!
- ckuh55 (628)
- [2012-02-11 9:53]
What an Amazing story. I'm just as intrigued about your adventure as the photo which is Excellent.