- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-08-30 17:10]
Superb macro capture of this huge Malaysian Fruit Bat in acro-bat:) positon. What great and cute eyes:) Lovely shot too. Great notes on the biology of the species.
Many thanks for sharing this beauty!
- Kathleen (232)
- [2008-08-30 17:15]
Wow, your image is full of sharp detail on the face of this Bat and with that eye contact. Well done.
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2008-08-30 19:54]
I'm not sure this little guy appreciated the bright light in his wide eyes. The upside down pose is very effective.
Evelynn : )
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2008-08-30 20:12]
A beautifully sharp image of this Flying Fox Manyee.
The focus is just right so that the eyes are nice and clear.
A stunning shot.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-08-30 22:32]
Welcome back to TN!
This is a superb close-up of a Malaysian Fruit Bat: the large round eyes are great! It has still the remains of its last meal round its muzzle. The ridges on the inside of the ear are interesting, like those of insect eating bats but as this is a fruit eater they must be to hear the sounds of their own species at night.
Thanks for sharing this fine image and informative note.
- tkp1165 (3876)
- [2008-08-30 23:03]
Welcome back Manyee
Great shot with a great pose. Very sharp and nice detail. He looks very surprised. Well done,TFS
- rcrick (68)
- [2008-08-30 23:11]
So good to see you back posting again, this is great the detail is just amazing, wonderful colour, perfect exposure, just excellent, t.f.s
Cheers Rick :)
- Dyker (170)
- [2008-08-31 0:44]
Too cute this little upside-down critter with the amazing pop-eyes. The photo has good focus and it shows all the lovely details of this fruit bat. Comparing the positions of the highlights in the eyes and the pupil's one might argue, tongue-in-cheek, that this bat might be slightly squint. Aren't those engaging little ears something else to see as well? Thanks for showing.
- zulfu (43)
- [2008-08-31 2:33]
Hello Manyee, great macro shot in all aspects! Eyes are amazing!
TFS and regards,
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-08-31 9:00]
Hello Manyee, This is a beautiful shot and great clarity. Wonderful view and good composition. Ganesh
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-08-31 11:59]
Very glad to see you back on TN.
This is a great photo! Original in subject and POV. Excellent sharp details and a fantastic composition. I hope this Fruit Bat isn't blind now through your flash.
- janhendrik (2392)
- [2008-08-31 23:30]
Good to see that you are still on TN. What a pretty fellow. Very good focus and DOF. Well done.
- loot (11276)
- [2008-08-31 23:31]
Great to see one from you again MF. From the slide presentation it was plain to observe that you had one heck of a holiday with the family and of course the royal little Emperor. Certainly it is a treasure of memories to cherish and appreciate until the next time together.
A wonderful close-up encounter to result in this fabulous shot of the hanging fruit bat. I just love the expression of surprise on its face. The image reveals some beautiful sharp details of the little animal. Those big brown eyes are rather special. If I have to be "overly critical" the only nit I would pick is the white object at the bottom left corner, but it's no big deal, its absence or removal only would have helped to ensure a total neutral BG to enhance the bat even more.
Well done and TFS.
PS. Now do keep up the promise and let's see some more of the Bali expedition.
- Janice (18832)
- [2008-09-01 3:39]
Welcome back Manyee.
And what a funny image to start back with :) A Fruit Bat!! What are you telling us? We're all fruit bats, or you are???
Great shot - I love his pose and those eyes - what a strange look they have. Good notes too,
- jrobertop (544)
- [2008-09-01 4:54]
Wow... simply extraordinary!
Rare moment registered by you!
Excellent exposure, colors and sharpness.
Congratulations for the splendid POV.
Thanks for sharing this marvel!
- spalaxtr (5868)
- [2008-09-01 5:55]
Bats ise one of my favorities, both for photography and for scientific studies. This is really great. We have such a species, Rosettus aegyptiacus. Photo is excellent. TFS. Regards,
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2008-09-01 10:50]
Great to see you back. It has been a long time. I was gone for a few months as well.
This is a very upclose encounter with the fruit bat, aka flying dog. It looks like it was either having a cold or having some difficulties to eat upside down. The details and frame filling composition are wonderful.
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-09-11 5:59]
Wow Man Yee, the eyes here are amazing :)
Cool closeup work mf, I like it!
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2008-10-23 9:23]
This is a very cute shot of the fruit bat the front POV really shows this guys character off well. Almost looks like a fox hanging upside down but then that would be weird.