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Copyright: Chris Davies (CCD) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 25] (422)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-29
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 50 mm 2,8 EX Macro
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Our world at night., Bats - CHIROPTERA [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-30 14:23
Viewed: 3342
Points: 8
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Pipistrelle Bat in my back garden

the smallest and most abundant of the bat family in Britain. Closely tied to areas of human habitation, their roosts can often be found in gaps between soft boards, panels, cladding and beneath roof tiles.

Using echo-location to find its way around, it hunts on the wing and its prey include small moths, gnats and other insects. Despite their abundance, research indicates that British populations have dropped by 70% since 1978, and so the species is part of the CCW's 'Action for Wildlife' initiative

Source BBC

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Hi Chris,verry nice pics ,cheer


A special treat here on TN, I'm surprised that only a couple people so far have commented on this amazing and extremely difficult capture. Flying bats are one of the wildlife photographers most difficult challenge to capture, you managed what most would not succeed at or have little luck. Althought it is not the greatest POV I give you kudos(points,praise). I would like to know more about your set-up situation as well as your camera settings ISO, Shutter, Aperature? Was this a group of bats(easy for you to pick one out of the crowd?) or solo and how did you anticipate the momment? Thanks for sharing this womderful image. :)

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-07-31 3:22]

Hi Chris,
i'm sure this was a very hard subject to shoot, and you've caught a great mid flight moment. To be able to see them in the dark, let alone focus so clearly and time the shot is very impressive. I agree with AnimalExplorer, i don't know why this hasn't recived more attention...Hope you have more like this.

Hi Chris.
Wow, to be able to see him to keep focus to get the shot would have been a mission in itself. Wonderful clear detail with the flash, not harsh light, it is spot on. You can see detail patterns under the wings which is great.

New Zealand

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