Animals / Bats / Night More Batstractions August 17, 2020August 17, 2020 Timothy Price32 Comments I don’t know why I keep trying to photograph bats zooming around me when I’m on the levee. It’s dark, they are fast and erratic, and it’s hard to get a really clear shot. But I keep going “Bat” Jack and doing it again, and again, and again. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
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Heck, getting them in the frame is a feat.
Most of the shots are more like “the agony of defeat!” Thanks, Jordan.
I hear that. I over focused on a particular bat in Austin one year, stupidly near a streetlight… Ever had one fly in and get caught in your hair? I was hoping for some defeat to just get it free.
As Holly said. Getting a bat in your hair will make you crazy. Getting it out of your hair would be crazy. I’m crazy enough without bats in my hair. I posted this link for John. My old biology prof, Dr. J. Scott Altenbach, is the king of bat photography: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=scott+altenbach+bat+photos&atb=v83-1&iax=images&ia=images.
Yes, both on the in the hair and the horror film GET OUT doesn’t work at all, just more crazy.
What a wonderful site! Certainly King of Bat Pics. THose are some exquisite photos there. Thanks for sharing that, Timothy.
You do know that if they get in your hair you’ll go crazy? My grandma was never wrong.
That’s true. I think the bats go crazy as well. Maybe that’s where “batty” comes from? Crazy people with bats in their hair. Thanks, Holly.
You could wear a Bee suit when you’re out there. Just
Trying to help …😊
One of our ditch bank friends walks on the levee in long sleeves, leggings, balaclava, goggles, and a face shield. She looks like a Ninja. She’s really cute. She is conscientious enough to have a little, portable PA system on her so when she talks to us we can hear her. I don’t think she will get bats in her hair.
Smart lady. That sounds like me at work.
Jordan just commented that he got a bat in his hair one. I’ve never actually known anyone that got a bat in his hair before now.
Oh, it’s tru Timothy, they will get in your hair and then it’s all over.
I like the photos regardless, Timothy, as Jordan said, you’ve captured the entire bat. Keep at it, eventually you’ll get that money shot! 😎💪🏻
Thanks, John. Dr. J. Scott Altenbach, I had him for biology way back in college, is the bat photo expert. He developed high speed flashes and electronic tripwire to capture bats in filght. Check out his photos: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=scott+altenbach+bat+photos&atb=v83-1&iax=images&ia=images. That was back in the days when he used 6X7 and 4X5 cameras to do bat photos.
Very denzar bird
Buona giornata 🙂
Ciao, Simona. Have a wonderful week.
Glad you do. That you get them there at all is something and you are showing how fast they fly.
Amazing how you can capture them in the first place!!!! So, have you named them yet?!!! 😉
Thanks, Marina. I hadn’t thought about naming them.
We’ve been watching bats at dusk this week. Swallows catch bugs by day, bats by night. 🙂
They are so fun to watch. Thanks, Lavinia.
Always trying to get the perfect shot, I would do the same thing, I haven’t seen a wild bat in years!
Any “bat signals” at night? (lol) 🙂
I think just getting them in the frame is a level of success. 😀
True. Thanks, Ingrid.
I should think you deserve kudos for capturing them in toto. Plus they are cool with the fuzzy effect.
Keep trying! Just don’t go batty doing so!
Lol! Bat Jack….I suppose I can alternate the 2 songs! Sigh
Go bat Jack drive you crazy again? Thanks, Resa.