- lousat (65489)
- [2013-11-08 10:59]
Hi Tom,this is absolutely a masterwork,one of the most difficult things to do,you're a great photographer,the result is really fantastic,incredible details and magnificent wings position,one of the best bat never seen,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2013-11-08 11:13]
Fantastic photo of this bat. I saw them too when I was Uganda, many years ago. I think it's the Straw-colored Fruit Bat, eidolon helvum. Specially when I look at the size and colours. Colonies of them roost in tall trees in many African cities and towns.
This photo is a little masterpiece in a great composition.
- samiran88 (10271)
- [2013-11-08 18:26]
Very difficult subject, but you captured it so well.
Good sharpness, nice colour.
impressive catch light.
- Cobo (5799)
- [2013-11-09 0:57]
Fantastic moment, excellent sharpness, composition and light. I like it. It is a good work. Congratulation.
- Jakkals (2813)
- [2013-11-09 4:07]
A GEM indeed my friend. A very difficult shot indeed. Absolute clarity and that eye, . . . I love it!!!! Your cropping is perfect.
- anel (40574)
- [2013-11-09 4:37]
Perfect, just perfect. This is really an amazing shot by its subject and the sharpness you have reached. Sometimes it is worth to make a lot of shots. I also like the horiziontal framing and the fine harmonious colours.
- imageme (1004)
- [2013-11-09 7:02]
Hi Tom, Amazing clarity and sharpness of this Fruit-bat. Bats only active in the dark night and you could able to catch this shot with the bat flying, you are very good at photography. Incredible shot. Thank for sharing
- chrimakris (26007)
- [2013-11-09 7:14]
Fantastic photo Tom! Excellent composition and framing, wonderful lighting and impressive sharpness!
To me it was not an easy task to capture a Bat in dark.Due to their swiftness and in dark one must need good accuracy.Excellent timing with good lighten the subject.I like its details too.Just one question-have you used Tripod(because I'm learning watching you all pictures)?
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice Sunday tomorrow,
- rousettus (19818)
- [2013-11-09 8:42]
fascinating capture of splendid fruit bat. The bats are top fovourite for me.
Sorry for delay. I have waited your reply because I cant edit this message. Well, At least twelve Fruit Bats (Pteropodidae) species have been known in Uganda. This is smaller one and I can say easily that this is not Eidolon helvum and Hypsignathus monstrosus or other two Rousettus.
I delete six Epauletted Fruit Bats with longer muzzle and gemeral habitus (appearance). Finally yours may be Micropteropus pusillus or Myonycteris torquata.
I may say more sure after seeing close-up from original RAW and/or additional shots.
Congratulations this wonderful capture. Thanks for sharing this beauty. All the best my friend