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Bat - a surprise guest

Bat - a surprise guest
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-23
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony DSC HX9V
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-02-24 23:02
Viewed: 3604
Points: 34
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It was around 5.30 in the evening. To my surprise that my wife found this wild animal clinging to ivy gourd in our small garden. The sun was setting and the ivy gourd is under shade. I had to use flash to get a decent photo. I have no idea about the species of this bat but it looks like an immature bat to me.

Bats are the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. Bats are present throughout most of the world, performing vital ecological roles of pollinating flowers and dispersing fruit seeds. Many tropical plant species depend entirely on bats for the distribution of their seeds. Bats are important in eating insect pests, reducing the need for pesticides. (From Wikipedia)

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amazing guest, TFS Ori

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-02-25 4:37]

Hello Jitti.
Very beautiful shot of this interesting and beautiful bat.The sharpness and details are very good as well. Very well done!Best regards Siggi

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-02-25 4:44]

Hello Jitti,
Interesting to see that the bat hangs on an Ivy in your garden. Always nice to see these creatures from close distance. With the flash you managed to make a good shot which shows well how the bat hangs with tightly shut wings wings on the plant. Would be interesting to find out about the species.
Thanks and kind regards

Ciao Jitti, really a great surprise, you find an extraordinary guest, fantastic capture, wonderful colors, fine detaols and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-02-25 6:45]

Hello Jitti,
A good opportunity well taken!
This lateral POV shows the bat with fine sharpness and natural colours with excellent use of flash against a clean BG.
I wish I could help with the ID!
Thanks and best regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-02-25 7:06]

Real surprise to find this on in your garden, well captured. tfs.

hello Jitti
great picture with good details and nice naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Jitti,
very interesting photo. Unusual. Great point of view. Excellent composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Jitti

Excellent close-up photo of this bat, fine POV,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


Hi Jitti,
Very good!... Very interesting guest!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-02-25 15:35]

Hi Jitti,a beautiful pic of this rare guest of TN,not easy to take! Great position and absolute perfection of details and colors.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.

Hello Jitti
Amazing animal and interesting photo with nice colours and good sharpness.

Hallo Jitti.
a very beautiful interesting capture, fine details and bright colours, very nice close composition
Best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-03-02 21:23]

Hello Jitti,
this is a surprise to me too. The bat is very interesting. Nice sharpness and exciting features portrait.
It is ot easy to have the bat captured like this.


Hello Jitti,
Awesome capture of a creature that isn't photographed very often. Good exposure and wise use of flash, which brought out some wonderful color and detail.
Reminds me of a bat that I once viewed, which was hanging from a branch in broad daylight. This is definitely a sight that you rarely come across. Well done!! TFS.

Hello JC.
Not often we get to see this mammal in TN. This shot is fabulous with excellent details.
Thanks and kind regards.

Sawadi Jitti Khun sabaai di rue,

Wow what a splendid capture of this interesting Bat specie my good friend, superb lighting with good use of fill in flash, excellent detailed sharpness, nice neutral grey background, great effort here Jitti and very well done,
Best Regards,


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