- stevkds (1811)
- [2007-03-09 4:25]
Interseting motive Paul.
Pretty shot. Well done. tfs. Stev
- Adanac (21378)
- [2007-03-09 4:30]
Excellent closeup of this amazing animal showing great details, thanks for sharing.
- fragman (43778)
- [2007-03-09 4:31]
amazing creature, TFS Ori
- fyapici (7499)
- [2007-03-09 5:14]
Very nice and amazing close-up this animal. I've never seen before a bat in its natural habitat place during have rest. Thanks for sharing.
- dew77 (13270)
- [2007-03-09 5:27]
Wonderful capture.Before i'd opened the thumbnail,i thought it was a dry leaf:)Well caught,framed and composed.Excellent work!
- Silke (5458)
- [2007-03-09 5:43]
Amazing colours and details -- well-done flash (not too much)
Very nice portrait of a Fruit-bat: did you get to know what species?
This is sharp, tightly cropped and well presented with good lighting.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan
- poulinp (220)
- [2007-03-09 8:32]
Uncommon catch of this animal. I like the eyes. Impressive shot Paul.
- Maite (5199)
- [2007-03-09 10:07]
Excellent capture this!!
A wonderful close-up with excellent sharpness, DOF, color and composition.
Very good note too.
My compliments and TFS.
- manyee (23770)
- [2007-03-10 0:39]
What fantastic details on this bat.
Quite a close-up, I must say.
The fill flash really lit him up well.
TFS. : )
- jhm (1853)
- [2007-03-10 3:07]
What a splendid macro shot of this wonderful bat, (batman) we see splendid the eyes and the ears, very well done!
Have a nice weekend,
- viv (3317)
- [2007-03-12 7:31]
So sharp and fully detailed compliments.
- loot (11276)
- [2007-03-20 3:36]
An excellent capture of this specimen, probably Peter's epauletted fruit bat - Epomophorus crypturus . This is one of the four flying foxes found in the southern African region although only two of these are found in the Kruger Park. The telltale white tufts of hair at the base of the ears are clearly visible.
You must have taken this photo under the thatched roof shelter outside the shopping/restaurant/cafeteria complex in Skukuza. Straight away my thoughts were transported to this spot while my mind is scheming (frantically) to calculate and plan for my next trip to the Kruger Park. Just a couple of months ago, my wife and I were sitting under this very same shelter and watched as hundreds (probably thousands) of these bats dispersed for their nightly foraging for food. It sure was something that left a lasting imprint on my memories of this wonderful place.
This close-up (zoom) show the bat in spectacular details and the tight crop worked very well to focus attention on the bat. The colours are great, the OOF reeds in the BG worked well to enhance the animal, and the exposure with the fill-in flash was absolutely spot-on.
Very well done and TFS.
PS. I had a good look at your Kruger "Travelogue". This is not good for me because I just want to pack my bags and set off towards the north. Great stuff my friend. You managed to pour fuel on the fire burning inside me to revisit Kruger later this year. Miss Piggy will just have to forget about her plans to visit the Cape Province for at least another year. Majority rule dictates that I win because I am twice her size (chuckle).
- marieproue (3674)
- [2007-03-27 22:58]
Comme elle est belle cette chauve-souris, netteté composition extra.