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Straw-colored Fruit Bat

Straw-colored Fruit Bat
Photo Information
Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-10
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A450, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bats - CHIROPTERA [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-03-29 13:50
Viewed: 6424
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
About 20 of these Straw-colored Fruit Bats (Eidolon helvum) hanging in a tree during day time and just looking at me from above.
They were about 20cm long.
Thanks to Peter for the identification
best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-29 14:36]

Hello Pierre,
I'm no specialist but it looks like a photo I got in my archieve. That's a Straw-colored Fruit Bat.
Excellent sharp focus on the the face. Beautiful warm colours. Nice eye contact.

Hi Pierre,

What a fabulous image of this Fruit Bat, great capture of this rare scene, and what can only be described as spectacular, congratulations Pierre on a job well done,
Top draw stuff,
Best Regards,


Hallo Pierre,
a superb capture of this Fruit Bat, very good sharpness and fantastic colours, perfect exposure, excellent point of view in a very pleasant composition, very well done
Best regards

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-03-29 22:06]

Hi Pierre,
Excellent portrait of this bat, great and sharp details, very nice colors, TFS!

Lovely capture of this unknown species Pierre! I love the bats pose in this frame and specially its look filled with curiosity! Good moderate colors, brightness and contrast! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Great photo, love the eyes!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-03-30 3:11]

Hi Pierre,this is very rare to see on TN and it's a great gift to alle the members.Very impressive capture whit great sharpness,colors and light balance.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

hello Pierre
great sharpness composition of this head with good details and lovely colours
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-03-30 11:21]

Hello Pierre.
Beautiful portrait of this cute bat. Good focus on the head. Very nice detail. Very beautiful eyes.
Well done.Best regards Siggi

what a beauty. great capture of this beautiful fruit bat, which Peter already mentioned its species.
congratulations really, Pierre.
many thanks for sharing this beauty. well done

Hello Pierre,
Excellent detail and light,

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