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Short-nosed fruit bat

Short-nosed fruit bat
Photo Information
Copyright: Ravi Kailas (rkailas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 135 W: 2 N: 175] (799)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-01
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-28 9:12
Viewed: 2258
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A short-nosed fruit bat (Cynopterus sphinx) hanging from a guava tree in our garden. Unusually, I found this individual in broad daylight, and exposed, - atypical for what I believe are mass roosting species in more sheltered locations (bats are also known to thermoregulate while roosting and roosting habitat is of consequence). But they love the guava fruits and are all over the place in the evening/night. Perhaps this fellow just wanted to sneak a few extra bites on the sly!

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  • Great 
  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-01-28 9:54]

Good shot, nice face with amazing eyes.

  • Great 
  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2008-01-28 15:52]

Hi Ravi,
This is something we don't see often!! Great eye contact, nice natural colours and composition.
Very well done and thanks for sharing .

Good (or lucky) use of soft focus, very creative and a good (or lucky) choice of subject. Yet technically simple, I find your image pretty captivating and with a lot of soul. A very GOOD photo!

  • Great 
  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-29 0:42]

Hello Ravi,
cute little guy! great focus, point of view and details,
regards, Dejan

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