Friday, 30 January 2009

Sky Watch Friday

This is the shot I have been trying to take for months.

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17 comments:

cara said...

What a catch! I like that you have caught it mid-flap (i'm sure there is a technical word for that)...it's an unusual angle.

Ferreira-Pinto said...

That's a huge bat!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

On this past Christmas Day, my wife (who does ScottsaleDailyPhoto.com and I walked around the Royal Botanical Gardens and were amazed by the bats haning in the trees and fanning themselves to stay cool. Someone said there are 20,000 of them who live in the park.

We had dinner at a restaurant on Wooloomooloo pier, and we watched as the bats filled the night sky at dusk, flying out from the park and extending across the city as far as the eye could see. It looked like a scene out of a movie.

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is a bat. I like bats. They eat a lot of insects around here but they are no longer in the numbers they used to be in. I think it is their habitat is being destroyed.

Ida said...

Great capture.
Eeeekkkk... ;)
I thought that the bats did sleep during day time....

Louise said...

Wow! Worth your patience and perseverance! Excellent shot! I've never seen a bat that big.

Photo Cache said...

Is that a bat? Wow, great capture. Wonderful timing.

Guy D said...

Wow don't see those much during the day, Fantastic shot!!!!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Carol said...

Great capture...impressive when enlarged! nice blue sky too...

Dina said...

Wow Ann, it turned out great!
Good onya.

Sally said...

Wonderful flying fox capture! Botanic Gardens?

Michele said...

AWESOME!! That's incredible. You have done a really good job here. Good for you!

Mountain Retreat

Saretta said...

That is a big bat! Good shot!

Suz Broughton said...

Is that a bat!? Good capture. YOu were probably so happy when you got it.

J Bar said...
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J Bar said...

Great timing. Great shot.

Nick Edards said...

Well sone Ann, they are hard ones to photograph

You might enjoy some of these
http://etech.smugmug.com/gallery/6213319_EMEmP

I think maybe I spend too much time photographing bats....