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Fruit bat

Fruit bat
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Copyright: Elroyie David (elroyie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 87 N: 1482] (6439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-16
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400 IS L
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bats - CHIROPTERA [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-05 3:56
Viewed: 4261
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Adaptations: Fruit bats, like other bats, have very long, webbed fingers that serve as wings. Fruit bats also have very good senses of smell and sight (contrary to the myth that all bats are blind).

Reproductive Cycles and Family Habits: Fruit bats tend to live in large colonies, or "camps." Within these camps, one male fruit bats usually lives with up to eight female bats.

Behavior: Fruit bats are nocturnal, and hang from their feet during the day. They may hang with their wings wrapped around their bodies, or, if it is hot, may use their wings to fan themselves. Although fruit bats are good at flying, landing is another story! Fruit bats can't land gracefully, and instead must crash into bushes or trees to come to a stop, or try to latch onto a branch as they pass by. Sometimes these crash-landings disturb other fruit bats at the site, and cause noisy fights amongst them.

Diet: Fruit bats, as their name hints, consume fruit and flowers. These bats usually suck on the flowers and fruit, then swallow the nectar or juice and spit out the remaining pulp.

taken from http://www.thewildones.org/Animals/

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-06-05 4:07]

Hi Elroyie,
Very nice capture, the pose is so cute. Details, POV and composition is very good. Good use of flash light. TFS

Hi Elroyie,
I saw a lot of fruit bat in caves but did not see aoutside. Yor photo is very well done. Srapness, details and BG very nice. TFS. Mustafa

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-05 5:21]

Elroyie, I am just seeing the bats eating fruits. Amazing shot. The lighting and the composition is wonderful. you manage to take the eye contact and shown it to perfection. Well done TFS Ganesh

Very interesting pic. I never saw them eating before. The action is very clearly photographed.

Hi Elroyie

I am a complete novice to bats except seeing them flying sometimes in different parts of the world. Interesting notes.



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