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Bat In-flight

Bat In-flight
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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: 2006-04-22
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF70-200/2.8L, Canon 77mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flying-Foxes, annick vanderschelden's favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-30 5:10
Viewed: 11163
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 77
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Grey-headed Flying Fox (Pteropus poliocephalus)

The Grey-headed Flying Fox occurs primarily along the eastern coastal plain from Bundaberg in Queensland, through New South Wales and south to eastern Victoria.

This species is a canopy-feeding frugivore, blossom-eater and nectarivore of rainforests, open forests, woodlands, Melaleuca swamps and Banksia woodlands.

Grey-headed Flying Fox are relatively long-lived mammals, with the average age of reprodutive animals being six and 10 years.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-30 5:13]

Hello Chi,
Magnificent in-flight capture.Details and sharpness are amazing.I liked POV,catchlight in eyes,framing,blue sky at BG and composition a lot.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-06-30 5:49]

Wow, Chi Liu.
Fantastic shot. Love the flying pose and the sharp details.
Exposure also excellent. with beautiful colors and light.
A wonderful POV.
TFS. : )

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-06-30 6:14]

Hi chi,

A very impressive shot of this bat,very detailed against the blue sky,my compliments,


I am invariably wonderstruck at your expertise at taking such great images of creatures in flight, Chi.
This image of a flying fox in flight is as clear and sharp in focus as it would be if the creature were in a state of rest.
A masterpiece, in short.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-06-30 6:28]

Excellent shot Chi. Very sharp and well exposed. Well done & TFS!


Hi Chi, i have not to many knowledge about bats but, i could not imagine such a shot was possible, you made it possible, that's great, TFS


Amazing action pic. The sharpness, detail and BG are really great for this type of pic. TFS,

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-06-30 6:49]

Hi Chi,
Excellent in-flight shot, especially of something that moves so fast. Perfect detail and exposure, good colour. A great shot.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-06-30 7:08]

Bonjour Chi!

Excellente photo, et superbe sujet.

Ciao Chi,
Bellissima foto!
Molto dettagliata e ben composta, bel momento!


Great action shot Chi.
It is almost imposible to be able to capture this type of animal in fly and you have done it.
Superb colors and details, excellent POV and BG.

Hello Chi, excllent capture, great details, everything is so crisp, Perfect colorsa, Bg, POV, DOF, Great work, TFS Kyle

Hi Chi,
WOW! That is some amazing camera work my friend. Spot on exposure has given beautiful saturated colors and tack sharp detail. Perfectly frozen in-flight shot. AMAZING!

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  • hvdp Silver Star Critiquer [C: 24 W: 1 N: 3] (210)
  • [2006-06-30 8:23]

Good picture, well framed and very good exposition.

Hello Chi Liu,
Another excellent shot from your signature series ;)
Very good sharpness and detail, lovely color and well lit. Looks great against the blue sky as well. Well composed,
Very well done.

I imagine these are slightly easier to focus on than flying birds, as they are slower, and also you have that lovely fast 2.8 lens ;)
Still a great photo, though. The harsh sharpening spoils it a little for me.

Wow! wow! wow! i heard that a wolf that howling :-) This is exceptional, incredible shot! Great inflight shot of this weird bird! pardon bat! Superb post! Look at that leather wings! and that head. It's like a flying little dog wear a handmade wings!
has to be in my favorite list! Best regards!

Hello Chi

A great shot, well composed with nicely saturated colours and good light. Crisp, clear and sharp with great POV. Excellent camera work resulting in a high quality shot. TFS.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-06-30 12:57]

Wooow ! What a wonderful and interesting shot of Batman that you have well done ! Colors, exposure and sharpness are great ! I appreciate also the POV and details.
Congratulations Chi and thanks for sharing.

Hi Chi,

WOW ! Fantastic in flight capture! Details are so incredible. Must be a very big one? Great POV, DOF and colors. Thanks for sharing!

Hello Chi,
Very good capture, looks like hanging in the blue sky. very nice details, "frozen" movements and animal, one of my favorites.
Best regards

IMPACTANTE--una toma increible de un veloz animal con nitidez y en un momento del batido de alas particular que lo hacen muy fotogenico!!!

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-06-30 18:52]

Hi Chi,
Nice inflight shot. Great details with good colours and focus. Also well composed within the frame. Very well captured and TFS.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-06-30 20:07]

Hello Chi, great capture. Excellent focus on the head, interesting pose and a good composition. Well done!

Hi Chi,

Superb shot!

Huh, how many time took you to get this?
And how many tries?
(Being just curious...)

Regards, Petru

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-07-01 8:23]

Hi Chi
You must be joking. Is this for real? If there are flying fox's then surely flying pigs or bears are quite possible too?
WOW my friend, this is National Geographic stuff. A superb, outstanding, noteworthy, extraordinary, exceedingly, exceptionally, and particularly beautiful capture of this little mammal. Just in case I did not make it clear enough, this is an utterly, extremely, excessively, excitable, exemplary, exhilarating, exorbitant, exquisite, extra special, exuberant, ex...uh(!)...ex...ehmm(?) (there must be one more exÖ) ah, excellent posting of a flying fox.
Sorry if this sounds a bit exaggerated or exhaustive, but man itís good. Sorry too if I used an excessive (another exÖ) amount of expletives (once more), but in my experience (ah, no) this is no easy feat and it deserves every exclamation (I promise itís the last one) expressed (sorry, I lied) towards it.
I think Iíve said enough, before I might be expelled (chuckle) or excommunicated (giggle) and end up as an ex-member (ha-ha-ha). TFS. :o)
Extended regards (oops).

Hi Chi
I just say ony wooow...Details and sharpness are amazing with beautiful colors and light.

Fantastic capture Chi!!!
I don't have any word to describle so perfect is it.
It's going to my favorites.

Hi Chi,
Lack of word :-)
TFS Malgosia

Interesting note Chi
A nice action shot of this Flying Fox Bat. The detail is superb. Just excellent. TFS Janice

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-07-05 22:22]

Hi Chiliu.
Magnific shoot, excellent capture, very nice contrast, colors ,details , sharpness and composition.Good note.


Hi Chi,

Excellent capture.
Amazing sharpness and details.
Very good time and exxposition.
Wonderful colors and light.
Very well done!

TFS :-)

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-07-07 16:46]

Hello Chi,
A superb in flight shot.
Perfect detail,great blue sky BG.
11/10 !


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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-07-08 0:52]

Hi Chi,
Excellent capture of this difficult shot,
I've been wanting to capture bats in flight, and you've managed it very well :)
Cheers TFS,
Vishal Sabharwal

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-07-08 13:50]

is it a bird? is it an aeroplane? no, itīs batman! *g*
wow, this is really amazing, chi! :-)
perfect timing on this great flying-pose,
excellent pov and sharpness, superb details and a beautiful blue sky as a bg.
well seen & captured, thorsten.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-07-13 17:36]

What a superb capture of the bat in flight. WOW! This is a terrific shot, he is so sharp and clear. Well done,

Awesome inflight shot of the mighty mega chiroptera the details are spot on. Nicely done Chi. :)

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-11-15 13:37]

What a catch. Your portfolio is getting very original. Well done. TFS Reina

Hi Chi,
An in flight bat photograph..wow.

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