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416. Vampire Kalong

416. Vampire Kalong
Photo Information
Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon CP 8800
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bats - CHIROPTERA [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-28 14:07
Viewed: 12454
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a kalong or Pteropus vampyrus , people call them many ways from flying-dogs/foxes to giant/mega-bats or simply as vampires. They are very large, half meter head to toes with wingspans of over one and a half meter length in many cases!!! Imagine a colony of these nesting and flying around your house! ... This image, of course, is upside down!

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bellissima foto. taglio originale. complimenti. ciao gigicacco

Hi Radu,
WOW! Scarry photo but gorgeous in the same time! Very good work!!! Thanks for sharing this unique photo.

All the best,

Hi Radu.
This shot shows an incredible creature and has a great visual impact.
Congratulations for the capture, most weird :)
Regards, Felipe.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-28 22:44]

Hello Radu

A wonderful Halloween photo.That thing really looks like a vampire,the glazed eyes are creepy.Well done on the details.Excellent DOF and POV.Well saturated colours.TFS


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-10-29 5:21]

Hi Radu,
You succeeded to make me shiver.Really scary your vampire! And this big nail in front, grrr..
Excellent shot.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-10-29 7:41]

Hi Radu,
What a sinister creaute! Colors, face and composition makes this shot a powerful and eye-catching shot, appropriate for a terror scene!
TFS, josé M.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-29 13:31]

Hi Radu,

Well captured and rotated picture,I like the capt Hook idea,nice colors,sharpness and details,TFS


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-10-29 21:15]

Radu, unusual subject indeed. Congratulations.

I wish I could find one of them.

Great pov, contrast and composition.

hi Radu,

Exellent shot of Bat
Superb sharp details, colours, composition, POV and DOF

TFS Thijs

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-01-13 16:07]

Hi Radu

I like your upside down shot of this flying dog. I think a colony of these near anybodies house would be their worst nightmares come true. Brrrrrr…

Your last number of photos included some real weird and wonderful creatures of our lovely planet, but what I really miss is to know where you have taken these shots. Some of these would really be amazing shots if they were actually taken in the wild however, if they were zoo shots one might have argued that some of it should have or could have had better lighting. Not knowing makes it difficult to critique. It is not a case that the photographic suddenly would have changed just because it was perhaps taken in the wild, but it is a matter of uniqueness or rarity. How many of us had the opportunity to photograph a mandrill in its natural habitat, for example.

Anyway well done with this one and TFS.

Very scary photo!
Vampire is right :)
Splendid POV, details and colors!

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