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bats #318317
01/12/09 09:23 PM
01/12/09 09:23 PM
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maya beach
Barnacle Offline OP

tonight while drinkin beers on the deck, we noticed that the half a banana we left out from feeding the chackalakas was attracting the bats.
these are quick grab shots. watch for something better soon!
Re: bats [Re: Barnacle] #318319
01/12/09 09:33 PM
01/12/09 09:33 PM
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Quick grab? Very good!

Re: bats [Re: oughwl] #318322
01/12/09 09:41 PM
01/12/09 09:41 PM
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i looked like that for a while tonight 1/12

Re: bats [Re: bobcat bill] #318324
01/12/09 09:55 PM
01/12/09 09:55 PM
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San Pedro/Maplewood, mn, usa
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Re: bats [Re: chunkyruth] #318334
01/12/09 11:09 PM
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Very good shots for "quick grabs"! Nice!!!!

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Re: bats [Re: terrielinn] #318336
01/12/09 11:25 PM
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Peter Jones Offline
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That second picture is amazing. How malevolent looking it is!

Re: bats [Re: Peter Jones] #318338
01/13/09 12:41 AM
01/13/09 12:41 AM
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Birdland - 1 mile north
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Do you havw the camera set up on a tri-pod? A shutter release cable? What shutter speed to do such stop action shots? I'm very impressed.

Take only pictures leave only bubbles
Re: bats [Re: ScubaLdy] #318343
01/13/09 07:39 AM
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maya beach
Barnacle Offline OP
Barnacle  Offline OP
as we sat there last night we noticed about a dozen bats dive bombing this chunk of banana. i went in and got a camera and flash.
the flash is on the camera, something i try never to do. the bats could care less about me or the strobe so i got in close and happily snapped away. these were shot at 1/50 @f-3 ,, 105 macro.
their wings are not very fast, but there was a dozen of them buzzin me like mosquito's!
now that i see it will be easier than shooting humming birds, i will put some effort into it.
i am going to set out some banana's, put 2 strobes on stands, get me a chair and some beer, and i should end up with good results.
fun alternative to the hummers!

Re: bats [Re: Barnacle] #318347
01/13/09 08:09 AM
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NYgal Offline
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WOW Barn! What a sight to see. I would never see some of the close up beauty without you and Elbert smile

Thanks for sharing. smile

Re: bats [Re: NYgal] #318355
01/13/09 09:11 AM
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shuffles Offline
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Great shots Barn! Although I'm not sure that I like seeing close up what is buzzing my my ears at night going for the banana tree bloom!


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