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Copyright: Radomir Jaskula (cicindela) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1223 W: 0 N: 3103] (9226)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-28
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5400, 35-105 mm 1:4,5-5,6, @ ISO 50
Exposure: f/74099368.0
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Caves and cave life., Mammals of Europe, Bats - Chiroptera, Bats (Chiroptera) of Europe, Bats (Chiroptera) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-15 7:41
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Large Bentwing Bat - Miniopterus scheibersii (Vespertilionidae) is the only one European species of this genus. In Europe it is distributed mainly in S pat of continent, but it is also known from Orient, North Africa, and Afro-tropical region.

The specimen shown on this picture was photographed in the Obodska Pecina cave, Skadar Lake National Park.

It is funny because the reason why we (cedryk
also was there :>) have decided to explore this cave was to find some freshwater amphipod crustaceans for Cedryk's studies.
Untortunately no specimen of these invertebrates was found, but meeting with this bat was a great recompense.
Moreover, a few other interesting creatures were obeserved in this place - one of them was a cave cricket of the genus Dolichopoda presented in cedryk's gallery.

PS.I think that a short explanation to this "typical hunting pose" of the bat presented on the photo is necessary. This is only a simple "photo-trick", this bat really is not flying at this moment - it is in Cedryk's hands - please note that not whole wings are seen! The specimen was photographed just for documentation (Montenegrian fauna of Chiroptera is still poorly studied). Such kind of documentation is very popular among chiropterologists all over the world. Of course nothing bad was happened with this bat and it was released right after!! :)

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it's a privilege to be the first one to congratulate you on this phantastic shot of a flying bat in the wild, WOW.
Cheers, Dietrich

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-01-15 8:05]
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Hi Radomir,
A lovely incomming flight shot. Great on detail & a nice POV.The DOF seems just right as the hind of the bat softens into the darkness.
Badruddin Ali

That is a stunning capture, I can't believe the detail you got in such a dark place.



Hi Radomir,
This is a masterpiece action shot!! wondeful details and amazing DOF!.
Goutham R

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-01-15 9:54]
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I wszystko jasne! Michal trzymal biedaka za konce skrzydel, a ty zrobiles mu to fantastyczne zdjecie :-) Dlatego kompozycja jest taka ciasna. Sprytna sztuczka :-) Rewelacyjne. Zrobic w locie nietoperza i to w dodatku po ciemku - nie mam slow.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer [C: 191 W: 0 N: 10] (173)
  • [2007-01-15 10:55]
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merhaba Radomir;
super photo..bravo selamlar

Po prostu szok! Oko w oko z taką poczwarą!!!

Zdjęcie po prostu genialne!

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-01-15 21:48]

Hehehe, dobrze wyczul Cie Grzesiek :-)
Co oczywiscie nie zmienia faktu ze jest to najtanszy i najskuteczniejszy sposob zrobienia zdjecia nietoperza w locie. Po co wyzwalacze z fotkomorkami i potezne flesze na stelazach, zskoro wystarczy lampa wbudowana w aparat i dwie rece kolegi :-) To sie nazywa "efekty specjalne"...
Serdecznosci i usmiechu
zyczy Michal

Uauuu, mas que foto excelente!!!
Grande captura!!!
Excelente cores, iluminação, foco, nitidez, detalhes...
Estou contente por apreciar tuas imagens!!
Muito obrigada!!!
Abraço do Brasil!!

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  • Viera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 74] (494)
  • [2007-02-10 3:07]

Hi Radomir,
I like your photo very much,this bat looks like batman :)
I´m glad I can see this nocturnal animal on such detail photo.Amazing shot.

Good Shot did you use a infra red sensor to photograph this bat?...
Good POV DOF on the face and it is very sharp.. thanks for sharing

Hi Radomir,
fantastic shot! But, tell me the truth: the wings are held by your collaborating friend....? :-)))
I am joking!

Hi Radomir,

Wow what a fabulous shot, how did you do it.
I love it.

Hello raomi !
Wow, this is fantastic ! You managed to capture a flying bat ! At least this is what I thought before reading your note ! :-) But even if your friend was holding it, it is a great picture. Sharpness details, colors, exposure and use of flash are excellent. The pose of the bat is nice too, even if it is not natural. Very well done !

Impresionante toma con buena luz y velocidad adecuada. Supongo que de gran dificultad.

Saludos Radomir.

Nice shot. Sharply focussed and good pov.

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