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Copyright: Chi Liu (chiliu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF70-200/2.8L
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flying-Foxes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-03 2:40
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Flying-Foxes are a species of fruit bat.They are named flying foxes because of their fox-like heads and reddish brown fur.

There are over 160 species of flying-fox found widely through South East Asia and North East Australia where they inhabit tropical rainforests.The numbers of flying-foxes are declining due to hunting and habitat destruction.The isolated island populations are especially under threat.

Flying-foxes become active at night,when they leave their roosts to go in search of food.They feed on nectar from night-opening flowers,and many species of plants rely on flying-foxes to pollinate their flowers and disperse their seeds.

Photo taken at Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.

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  • Great 
  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3090 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-07-03 3:24]

Fantastic shot, Chi. Sharp details on an unusual animal on TN. Great capture of the flying fox with the wings widespread. Congratulations, and TFS. ; )

Good to see one of these amazing creatures in flight on here, well caught.

Hello Batman! Awesome shot. Don't think I have ever seen a real flying fox, only the manmade at childrens playing grounds. This one is much nicer. Good POV. Lovely orange mane around the neck. Good shot. Thanks.

fantastic one Chi,
what a capture, great shot, good pov, fantastic details, congratiolation.
gr. Jaap

first time I am seeing a bat in flight pic! Great shot! TFS!

A really nice photo, good to see the flying fox on air with nice colors. Congratulations.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-03 4:39]

A great shot Chi,
Excellent detail and colours with a great POV.
Superb,well done.


Beautiful natural shot - very clear and colorful. Fantastic composition and great details. Well done & TFS!

Superbe photo !
Toutes ailes déployées, Bravo !

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1462 W: 74 N: 1428] (4750)
  • [2005-07-03 6:59]

Fantastic! This is a great looking animal. Composition is perfect! Details are very nice and I like the beautiful blue color of the sky. Well done & TFS!


An amazing capture Chi.
The details are well shown, the lighting is great, and not an easy shot to get. Well done and TFS.

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-07-03 8:45]

it is an amazing shot Chi...
wonderful details while flying..
very well done...
very good work...

hello:) I like ur POV:) I like it much:) great colours and nice DOF:) I like it



Hello Chi,

Very nice shot, really! This flying fox was remarkably catch in full flight. Cheer. TFS, cordially.
Composition: ****
Contraste(Sharpness): ****
Couleurs(Color): ****
PDC(DOF): ****
PDV(POV): ***
Note: ***

Très beau cliché,vraiment! Ce renard volant a été remarquablement saisi en plein vol. Bravo. Merci pour le partage, cordialement,

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-03 22:36]

Chi Liu, how I'd like to take a similar shot.

Excellent pov and contrast, great composition.

It's amazing and stunning.


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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1836 W: 303 N: 4300] (14767)
  • [2005-07-04 2:12]

Hello Chi!
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Have a good week everywhere you are in this world!

Excellent shot and well done on the composition and details.


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  • jimzzz (44)
  • [2005-07-04 12:49]

Wow ! beautiful photo Chi. It is the first time I see this kind of creature. Very beautiful. You did a very good capture. Very well done.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-04 15:33]

I like this great action shot, very well composed the colours & lightning are great too, sharpness & pov excellent.

Very well done!

Beautiful capture with good sharpness, colours and light. Nice stop-action.
Actually, I've seen one of these (or its cousin) fly across the road right in front of our bus years and years ago when I visited Oz and travelled on the Cape York Highway between Daintree and Cairns. An impressive sight ;-))

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-04 15:49]

Cool shot! It has to be the first flying bat on TN! Very well done, good details and composition, well done.

This is a great shot. Perfectly frozen in mid-air with great detail in your subject. The blue sky in the backround really contrasts well with your subject. Nice Job!

Cool shot Chi Lu!! Very well composed, great POV. Very sharp and detailed with excellent colors and light..I like this very much!

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-07-05 0:30]

Muito boa foto!!!!!
Excelente captura! (good shot)

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-07-05 0:51]

Wooow look at this wing details:) awesome shot Chi.I like how you captured bat's wing and body details so good.bG COLOR also matches with bat's color nicely.Brilliant work.TFS

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-05 3:30]

Wow ! It the first I see a good photo of this animal. Great shot in fly ! Colors are sharpness are excellent ! Congratulations and thanks for sharing Chi.

Excellent action shot! We can see all the details of the bat. It's amazing! Very well done and TFS.

Hi Chi
I expect these are a lot easier to photograph than flying birds!
Even so, you've done extremely well, everything's perfectly in focus and the exposure is spot on.
Well done.
p.s. Nice lens!

Excellent photo the detail is very clear and looks great against the blue sky. A really interesting animal - well done

Wonderful capture Chi Liu, good detail and exposure under wing, nice composition. Good work.

This is a unique opportunity. One does not see this type of photograph very often.

Color/levels: ****
Composition/placement: ****
Exposure: ****
Focus/sharpness: ****
DOF: *****
POV: *****
Impact: *****

Overall: ****

*Acceptable, **Average, ***Good, ****Great, *****Outstanding

Very original shot... and very difficult.
Superb,well done.

Stunning image! I guess it's a rare opportunity to catch this flying fox as well. Good job in terms of POV and light to enhance all interresting details. Great shot, Chi!

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  • omnia Silver Star Critiquer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-14 5:40]

No way! You caught this so well, look at it - from the toes to the nose. Very RARE shot, especially as these are nocturnal. I have seen some of these in real life and close up and they didn't look as good. Also, nicely cropped/framed and composition is great, you did THAT as well as snap this beast. I am jealous.

it's wonderfull
everything is perfect,
İ wish, i would like to see that animal

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 293 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2005-07-27 16:58]

Hi Chi,

This is rat with wings :))))))
Excellent shot.


Fabulous capture of a bat. This one would have been perfect for Halloween. I can even see the veins on the wings....great detail!


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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2005-11-29 5:11]

Hi Chi Liu.
Intrepid shot,great capture of this rare animal,
great capture,is a nice photo,good work.

Very good.
I think it is very big one.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-01-06 20:05]

What a great shot ! Everything is great on that picture. Light, composition, sharpness and a rare subject. just one word: Wow !



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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-03-20 22:36]

What a capture, Chi Liu! Wonderful details. Very sharp! Congratulations!

This is an amazing shot, Chi.
Wonderful details while flying..


Great shot of the Flying-fox. I like the picture for what it is, but more for the memories it brings back.

I was at the Sydney Botanic Gardens in Sept 2001 around 6pm watching the bats wake up and start to fly. It was a very interesting sight and we were sitting on wall by a building deep in the Garden when a lady came out and said they lock up the Garden and it we didn't hurry we would be locked in for the night. We ran with her to the last gate being locked and got out with just seconds to spare. So, it is nice to see the bats we had planned to see.

Thanks for sharing - Bob

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