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Flying Fox

Flying Fox
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-06
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 7D, 100-400L is
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-29 11:29
Viewed: 2991
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Seychelles fruit bat or Seychelles flying fox, Pteropus seychellensis, is a megabat found on the granitic islands of Seychelles, and on the Comoros and Mafia Island. It is a significant component of the ecosystems for the islands, dispersing the seeds of many tree species. Although it is hunted for meat on some islands they remain abundant. It is particularly common on Silhouette Island.

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Hello Tom

Great in-flight photo of this bat, superbly focused
with great sharpness and details, a beautiful
light illuminating its head, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-01-29 16:36]

Hello Tom,
I would have to imagine that capturing a bat inflight would be a very difficult feat. You have done a fantastic job of photographing this beautiful flying Fruit Bat. Focus is sharp and colors are true and natural. Wonderful work!!

Hi Tom
Great in flight capture. I have been trying to do the same thing in Australia. I am getting close but not there yet. Very nice pose and composition. I think considering the light, their colour you captured all the detail there was.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2013-01-29 18:15]

Hello Tom,

A fine inflight capture of this attractive, legendary bat species. The light is perfect on the telltale head and blue bg contrast the dark wings so well. Impressive sharpness and clicked in perfect timing for the optimum viewpoint. Congrats on this beauty!



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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-01-29 20:00]

Hi Tom,
Perfect capture of flying bat.
Perfect detail and focus.
Regards Jiri.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-30 4:13]

Hello Yom
this is a difficult shot I guess. The bat you presented here is so special and exciting. The head is sharp and the long wings deliver a nice feature of the creature. I like this frozen moment.


還有頭部的光線 看的很亮麗

Hello Tom,
How did you manage to succeed in this photo ??? I think it will remain a mistery for me. So, I'm respectful and I just say bravo!

wow, this is a really nice capture, congratulations Tom for the picture !

ciao, tino

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