As the dusk turned to darkness, bats fluttered around, buzzing by me with their quick, erratic flight patterns. I tried my best to focus on their silhouettes and capture their erratic movements. These are the results of Bazooka’s (my large 400mm lens) first bats.
Bazooka’s first squirrel.
Bazooka’s first Night Heron at night.
The Night Heron at night brought to light.
53 thoughts on “Bazooka’s First Bats”
Bazooka did good!
Good catches, Tim! Is that a ground squirrel? They call them Grey Diggers up here.
Thanks, Lavinia. Yes. It’s a ground squirrel.
The bat pics have a cool ethereal vibe!
Not easy to catch the baths in the dark, but you did a great job with your 400 mm.
Thanks, Rudi. Not easy and easy subject.
I would have thought catching bats in flight would be impossible but obviously not for you!
It’s not easy. Thanks, Couriers.
These are some really hard creatures to capture (bats). Bazooka was well trained by its master! 😉
Thanks, Marina. I probably look really silly trying to track the bats with the bazooka.
Although I doubt it, it’s a small price to pay! 😉🤣
Bazooka did a good job!
Are the bats already out and awake? In this part of the world they appear normally much later. But just to be sure, I’m going to see if I can spot one this evening…
Hi Herman. This week is the first time I’ve seen them. There has been a lot of gnats swarming, so there’s a lot for the bats to eat.
Nice captures, those can’t be easy!!
Not easy. Bats are fast and constantly changing direction. Thanks, Mary Jo.
Thank you Timothy for your lovely Valentine’s Day card 😍. I just saw her and she is very beautiful. The ecard was lost in my emails. It touched me a lot and I sent you an answer on your mailbox. Kisses Timothy and your cute cats 😘😻
eCards often end up in spam, as well. I’m happy you found it. Thank you for the kisses we are all very excited.
Timothy you are adorable. And my favorite American 😍💖
I’m a flattered and blushing. Thanks, Angelilie. You are a so beautiful.
The bats have also come back to our garden, but I wouldn’t probably be capable of taking such good pictures. I therefore concentrate on our lovely hedgehogs!
Hedgehogs are great subjects. Thanks, Martina.
I love the effect you got with the bats. Way to go camera guy! You’ve got that bazooka in hand = literally!
Thanks, Dale. The Bazooka has turned out to be a mighty nice lens to handle.
I can well imagine. I hope it’s not too heavy!
I got the DO lens which is a 400mm ƒ/4.0 lens fit into a 300mm ƒ/2.8 lens body, because it only weighs only 4 pounds as compared the 11 pounds for a 400mm ƒ/2.8 and almost 7 pounds for a 300mm ƒ/2.8. That makes it very handlable. I’m sacrificing speed for lighter weight, but I think it’s well worth it.
Wow. Rather impressive. My little 70-300mm barely weighs a pound. If that much. Good for you!
Great shots, Tim, bats are nearly impossible to photograph! We have a few that we see every evening, I wish I could follow them and see where they “hang out”! 🦇
Thanks, Tiffany. Bats are really good at hanging out too. Does anyone have bat houses in your neighborhood? People have put up bat houses around here.
Bats are as erratic as they get and tinning one in flight with the big glass is an impressive feat for sure!
Thanks, Brian. I got better shots last night.
Great work Tim…..impressive clicks
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Thanks, Olamiposi. You’ve been blogging as long as I have.
Yeah it’s been quite a while. Lol
I’m thinking of joining forum for bloggers but I don’t really know how. You have any suggestion?
I have no idea. Out of the 10 years I’ve been blogging, I’ve never been on a blogging forum. What are you looking for in a forum?
Just want a platform where I can be able to relate with my fellow bloggers
Have your search for WordPress forums? I’ve never been interested in forums, so I wouldn’t know what’s out there. You can search topics you are interested in, visit blogs that engage in those topics, comment on content you like and that is relevant to what you want to discuss. I’m sure those bloggers will be willing to discuss whatever interests you.
I want a bazooka!
Hi Julie. I hadn’t imagined how much I would use that lens. It’s really great.
Whew! I knew you couldn’t shoot bats with a bazooka! Well… in the other way… LOL
The right way to shoot bats. Thanks, Resa.