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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, Bats - CHIROPTERA, Fauna of NOTOGEA (Australian) Region [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-22 5:07
Viewed: 5390
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus)

One of the largest bats in Australia with wingspan of 100cm. Mostly dark brown except for a grey head and orange-red mantle encircling the neck.

It eats fruit from a range of native and introduced species, particularly figs, and for this reason it is sometimes called 'fruit bat'. It also feeds on nectar and pollen from native trees, especially gum trees.

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Great capture in the blue sky. Love it. Good detail.



Top notch shot - clear, sharp and well composed. Well done Eyal

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-04-22 5:37]

Hi Chi,
Wow, amazing shot to capture this bat, excellent camera work. Fantastic detail and exposure, colours are great. An amazing piece of work!

very very very goog!! Good acuity and colors.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-04-22 6:33]

Hello Chi,
Good shot, perfect timing.

Hi Chi,
Great inflight. Amazing details on the wings. Timing is great with a very dynamic image.

Yet another super capture from you, Chi!
The image is perfect from every point of view.
Thanks for sharing.

Hi Chi Liu, excellent shubject, great capture and composed well, excellent details and work here. TFS Kyle

hello Chi,
Great capture here, I love bats (saguzar means bat in basque), specially fruit bats.
Nice composition and colors
Thanks for sharing

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-04-22 11:05]

Hi Chi,

Very interesting animal. Blue background is super in this photo. POV is also well choosen. Great actionshot.


Hi Chi Liu,
Very nice, I like it.
Excellent color, light, DOF, and details.
Well framed,
Well done!

Hello Chi,
Exceptional view of this Flying Fox. It's not often that one sees the bone structure of the bat in flight. Good Focus and exposure...

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-04-22 12:20]

Absolutely fantastic, Chi Liu.
How do you get them so incredibly sharp?
A magnificent capture on all counts.
Love the POV. TFS. : )

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-04-22 12:47]

Gi chi, fantastic shot. Excelent brightnes and blu blu background. TFS

this is very, very beautiful and ORIGINAL!!! My compliments!Wonderful colours and the combination is GREAT!!!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-22 16:49]

Hello Chi!
Wonderful in flight capture.Lighting,POV,details,sharpness,blue sky at BG and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-04-22 17:16]

wow, chi, this is superb! :-)
excellent inflight-shot, batman in action.
wonderful details, the "arms" with the skin
are really great.
very well seen & captured, thor.

Hi Chi

I have to say the Bats are not a favourite of mine, but your shot is spectacular. Technically everything is perfect in my opinion. :-)

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  • Jayp Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 22] (106)
  • [2006-04-23 3:44]
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Good capture. Where were you when the picture was taken? Would it have been in the Royal Botanical Gardens where you can normally see numerous numbers of these creatures in the trees?


John P

Well timed capture Chi,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV, notes and framing.

Thanks for posting, have a good week.

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  • samos Gold Star Critiquer [C: 79 W: 4 N: 2] (39)
  • [2006-04-23 4:27]

Hello Chi Liu excellent picture very sharp wonterful colours nice work thanks my friend Chi Liu regards Stavros

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  • BHo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 20] (99)
  • [2006-04-23 14:03]

Very cool photo, Chi Liu. The wing span is interesting with nice minute details all over. Good capture.


Hi Chi,
Wow, is the only word that i feel after looking at this excellent Photo. the details, exposure, and colours are great.
Good POV
Goutham R

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  • Gudule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 248 W: 11 N: 288] (1204)
  • [2006-04-24 11:00]

Hi Chi,
What a nice shot in flight. Excellent work with lots of details. Bravo.


Yikes that bat can steal your camera !

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-04-24 20:54]

Hi Chi
Yes my friend, you remain the champ. From challenging captures of birds in flight to amazing shots of insects mating in flight and now this brilliant shot of a flitting flying-fox.
Excellent composition and POV, great colours, perfect DOF & BG, and super exposure.
Very well done and TFS.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-04-24 22:35]

Very good in-flight shot of this bat Chi ! Just an incredible subject exposed perfectly. Sharp and well composed. Congratulations ! Thanks.


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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-04-26 18:15]

Hi Chi,

Very nice capture.
Fantastic detail and
exposure, colours are great.
Good job!

TFS :-)

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-04-27 0:01]

Amazing shot, Chi Liu! Wow! Great! Nice sharp details and natural colours. Perfect timing!

Quite an amazing shot Chi.

The light is just fantastic and the details are superb.

Colour contrast is great.

Probably the best flying fox shot I've seen ever seen my 30 years as an ecologist. Well done.

Hi, Chi.
What a masterpiece! Excellent POV and composition. And quality also.

I just got back from the southern states and Mexico and I've apparently missed a lot of fantastic post from you. Excellent capture of this really cool creature. The details really show up nicely on the blue sky upground. Well done Chi. :)

Hi Chi,
great capture!
Perfect details!
the sky are great.
Note very good too.

Crisp clear shot for a bat in flight. Interesting to look at the muscles from the arms and the veins from the wings. Great pic.

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2009-03-03 16:16]

Hi Chi Liu, Very good POV to show the wing structure in imense detail. TFS. Murray.

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