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Bat Bat Bat
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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: 2005-08-21
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF70-200/2.8L, Canon 77mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flying-Foxes, Bats - CHIROPTERA, Three of A Kind [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-16 3:34
Viewed: 5981
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Flying-foxes are found throughout tropical and sub-tropical Asia and Australia and on islands of Indian and western Pacific Oceans.

Flying-foxes are intelligent, social and nocturnal. They roost together in large numbers at a 'camp' during the day and feed individually or small groups at night.

Flying-foxes leave camp around dusk each night to search for food. The timing of departure appears to be influenced by availability of food. If food is in short supply, or a long distance away, they will leave before sundown. When food is plentiful or nearby, or when there is a full moon, they will leave well after dark.

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Very difficult to shot this excellent picture Chi.It is impossible also, to see this species hier in Greece. Thanks for posting.

Really nice Chi! These bats remind me of kites on a string. Great composition and exposure. TFS!

Hi Chi,
You keep on posting these amazing pictures of flying-foxes.
If this continues my wife will force me to visit Australia!

Beautiful image - TFS!

Hello Chi!
Wonderful action capture.POV,lighting,details and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-09-16 6:59]

Hi Chi,
good sgot, good capture in fly. I like the composition and colours. Interesting note. Well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-09-16 7:06]

Hi Chi, great shot of the bat, bat and bat!! This is a creature that I have nver seen, and it is good seeing them flying against teh blue sky. Well done. Good interesting notes too.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-09-16 7:07]

What a good and interesting shot that you have well done ! I have never see in real... Thanks for sharing Chi.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-09-16 8:03]

Hello Chi!
Very nice trio.POV,details,framing and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Hi Chi,
I have never seen that before !
The framing is perfect and it is funny to see that they all have the same attitude while flying.
The excellent exposure allow us to see the details in the wings. The contrast with the blue sky is great.
Bravo !

very perfect picture. really nice,good POV and composition.

Assez rare et exceptionnelle comme photo. très bonne composition. Merci.

Hi Chi
Very nice shot
Not easy to capture these Flying-foxes
I like it very much

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-09-16 12:52]

Chi, great picture, great title.

Excellent contrast and poses/flights.

Pov is really great too.

Congratulations on this action-picture.

Great composition with splendid details. Chi I like the pose with the flying foxes here !! Good Job !!

Cool Shot Chi Liu, Thank You!

Great shot Chi,
Excellent detail, sharpness and composition. The colours and exposure are very good. Good POV.
Thanks for posting, have a great weekend

Very god in flight shot, Chi.
You have caught tree at the same time, thats very good timing.
Good details, nice colours and good POV.
Well done.

Hi Chi,
Nice shot. How great are they. There is no comparison possible on your picture.

That's a great shot Chi. You have captured these bats on flight very fine. Great sense of motion. Well done and TFS!

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-09-17 21:47]

Excelente foto. Muito bom "shot". Nitidez, profundidade.
Boa composição.
Uma ótima foto!


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-09-18 3:53]

Great shot, Chi, of these three bats. What a wonderful composition. They are dancing in the sky. Sharp details and perfect exposure. The blue sky in the BG is just perfect. Well done and TFS. : )

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  • ridfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
  • [2005-09-18 4:59]

J'aime beaucoup cette composition en diagonale.

wonderful shot Chi, thank you for sharing this unusual pic. I have never seen Flying-foxes.
Beautiful composition, the lighting emphasizes the elegant shape- the wings are almost transparent- great!

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-09-19 7:37]

Hi Chi,
WONDERFULL SHOT! very well composed great colours & light, sharpness is perfect.

TFS & have a nice day,

Hello Chi,
Wow, what a capture and that's nothing to do with luck, just pure skill. Superb exposure!
A magnificent image that could go straight to the pages of "National Geographic".

TFS :))


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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-09-19 17:51]

Hi Chi
Excellent capture. You were really lucky to get them like this. Well contrasted and exposed.
Regards Toni

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-09-19 20:04]

Hey, it looks just like a sequence from a movie :-) Very nice composition! I would just make it a bit more sharp. TFS! Michal

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-09-21 14:45]

Bonjour Chi, great capture, composition and colors are perfects, very well done TFS Didier.

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  • [2005-09-24 5:59]

How is it possible to cutch them in this way?! Excellent work!

Hi Chi Liu!
Very interesting shot. Composition, details and colours are excellent. Beautiful picture! TFS. Regards.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-10-01 23:14]

Wooow what an awesome action capture,3 bats flying and all in same frame.
Great timing,pov,colors&details.TFS

I saw your photos befor a,but i lost it, now I can give you some congratuletion for this marvales photo. Brightnes and coloures are terific. Dinamic of that photo is like they posed special for you.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-01-10 21:01]

Amazing scene! I never saw it before! Tfs!

Hi Chi,
Excellent shot!!!
TFS Malgosia

Excellent capture Chi! The Flying-foxes are so sharp! The deep blue sky works well against the brown bodies of the foxes. Love the formation!

What a fantastic capture making an excellent composition ! Great detail, I love the way the wing (hand) structure shows so well in each of them. Kind of comical the way they all have their feet trailing. WELL DONE and TFS!

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2010-12-28 16:20]

Hi Chi, Very good capture of this bat formation. The clear blue sky and perfect clarity make it especially good. The detail of their bat-wings and little feet is good to see. TFS. Murray.

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