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1 meter away from the shopping centre

1 meter away from the shopping centre
Photo Information
Copyright: Jacob van der Weele (Bufo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-02
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 20D, 100 macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bats - CHIROPTERA [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-19 1:05
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Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Netherlands is a crowded country and space is limited. Especially is towns and cities the planners need to be creative with space. In Sittard the local stream 'the Keutelbeek' is led underneath the city in a kind of tunnel. Above ground level are all buildings. In a monitoring route in the tunnel we saw these Daubenton's bat Myotis daubentonii on the underside of this lid. Just above is the shopping street with lots of people. Would the people in the streets ever know???

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-19 1:46]

Hello Jacob,
Wow, this is amazing!! You'd expect to find these in distant cave away from man! You got a brilliant shot of this little crowd! Sharp details and fine colours. Well composed too.
Very interesting!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-12-19 7:33]

Hola Jacob.- Interesante foto. Me agrada la pose de estos "Murcielagos" todos juntos, probablemente para darse calor unos a otros.
Saludos Jacob.

Nice information given here. Often we negleted the important of nature and its role for a sustainable and healty earth.
Best regards

Interesting shot! I love bat, I putted a 'BatHouse' in my roof, I hope next year they'll breed there...

About avocet... you can find them in Italy all year long.
Bye and thanks

Unique shot and great explanation. I've seen bats before but never saw anything like this! TFS!

Hallo Jacob,
Ik woon in Born dicht bij Sittard en weet dat de Keutelbeek onder het centrum door loopt,maar niet dat men er in kon!
Je foto van de vleermuisjes vind ik er leuk.
Bedankt en groetjes.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-23 4:17]

Hello Jacob,
This is a remarkable find!
Though the Daubaenton's Bat is widespread it is amazing to find a roosting place in the heart of a densly populated area and you made a fine flash capture of this roosting group with good details and sharpness.
Well done and thanks for sharing this shot,
Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year to you and your family,

Wishing you and your love ones the joyous Happy New Year...


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-01-01 3:00]

Dear Jacob
With this stunning and excellent capture of these curious Daubenton's bats I want to take the opportunity to thank you for all the great moments enjoying your marvellous pictures and your pleasant comments. I hope to keep enjoying with your presence at TN during the coming year.
Have a great Night and may 2008 will bring you great moments and lots of Happiness!!
With my best wishes


merci de vos encouragement pour mon opération.
félicitations pour cette super capture assez impressionnante, bien vu, merci et a bientot

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-09 20:15]

Hello Jacob

A very good capture of these bats.The way they gather is unique and very symmetrical.Almost like billiards ready to be broken.
The one guy has his wing stretched out looks like he is waving at you.
Well focused with sharp details.
Great job.


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