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This Pallid Bat was photographed in southern Arizona.

This Pallid Bat was photographed in southern Arizona.
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RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka May 09, 2014
WElcome to VB. Excellent technique displayed.
kasper PRO
 
kasper June 30, 2014
Great that you managed to capture that bat. Congrats.
Follest
 
Follest June 30, 2014
Awesome!
terryhancock
 
terryhancock June 30, 2014
Cracking shot love i
spacenut
 
spacenut June 30, 2014
WOW.
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta June 30, 2014
Brilliant well-timed capture. Congratulations on being Featured.
HelenRea PRO+
 
HelenRea June 30, 2014
Amazing shot...congratulations! :)))
catini
 
catini June 30, 2014
Great capture, congrats on your feature!
terryhancock
 
terryhancock June 30, 2014
Fantastic capture & shot
AshThomson PRO+
 
AshThomson June 30, 2014
Awesome!! Brilliant capture!
Thimbee
 
Thimbee June 30, 2014
Nice capture. Congrats
jane_koranda
 
jane_koranda June 30, 2014
How did you ever get that shot... Great work.
hotpixel
 
hotpixel June 30, 2014
Amazing catch !!! Congratulations !!
RobertCarterJr
 
RobertCarterJr June 30, 2014
Wow!!!
Bruz PRO+
 
Bruz June 30, 2014
amazing detail of a well timed shot. Congrats on the feature.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 30, 2014
Great capture! Congrats.
iceman2
 
iceman2 June 30, 2014
Excellent capture.Congrats!
naturesart
 
naturesart June 30, 2014
Stunning!
elizabethruggieroyork
 
elizabethruggieroyork June 30, 2014
Wow! My smiling bat image is being "Featured" on ViewBug.
debbietegtmeier
 
debbietegtmeier June 30, 2014
What an awesome shot! After I was finished marveling at the bat, I started noticing the fish swimming around and started seeing how many I could spot without being able to zoom in. I *think* I see 8.
vojce PRO+
 
vojce June 30, 2014
excellent capture,bravo
Hanuman
 
Hanuman June 30, 2014
Amazing!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 June 30, 2014
WOW...Congrats ")
Storycatcher PRO+
 
Storycatcher June 30, 2014
Love your lighting and stop-motion.
RhondaMcD
 
RhondaMcD June 30, 2014
Stunning capture - congratulations.
fredapaterson
 
fredapaterson June 30, 2014
fantastic shot
nitti
 
nitti June 30, 2014
Unique....congrats
navn
 
navn July 01, 2014
Spectacular capture..
harrihedman
 
harrihedman July 01, 2014
How ever, It is amazing ... jeee
!
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud July 01, 2014
Amazing capture, they are so fast.
Sanmi
 
Sanmi July 02, 2014
Excellent photography.
jorgepenedo
 
jorgepenedo July 02, 2014
howwwww. Great shot :)
Congrats, it's a masterpiece
CherylG
 
CherylG July 02, 2014
Very cool capture & beautiful reflection!! Well done!! Award well deserved!! :)
canon7d PRO+
 
canon7d July 03, 2014
smart timing , really great job!!!!
angelasharpeaide
 
angelasharpeaide July 03, 2014
wow incredible shot!!!
jgrace
 
jgrace July 03, 2014
Awesome capture. Love the reflection.
scruffyherbert PRO+
 
scruffyherbert July 03, 2014
Simply superb capture. Not only a magnificent creature but a reflection aswell. One of those "wish I had......." shots :)
reneezernitsky
 
reneezernitsky July 05, 2014
Exceptional capture. A rare capture. Great light. Lite him right up for you. Nice when it all works out.
vasasphotography PRO+
 
vasasphotography July 05, 2014
Great and beautiful shot, and very hard to do.
Bannekh
 
Bannekh July 05, 2014
Great shot
iamtherie PRO
 
iamtherie July 07, 2014
awesome photo!! well done!
shutterhappy
 
shutterhappy July 11, 2014
What an awesome photo!
sedonamoonshine
 
sedonamoonshine July 12, 2014
OMG that is out of this world
chrishaines83
 
chrishaines83 July 13, 2014
Wow, what a great shot. I just don't know how you managed to get this shot.
Well done Chris
John9981
 
John9981 July 18, 2014
Wow this is excellent
Grungeman
 
Grungeman July 19, 2014
That is just such a wickedly cool shot!!!
gunners42
 
gunners42 July 29, 2014
Awesome Capture...Congrats!
mdriley00 PRO+
 
mdriley00 August 02, 2014
What a magnificent shot. Well don!
michaeltillman PRO+
 
michaeltillman August 03, 2014
Great mirrored shot. Congrats on the Feature.
KristinaOers PRO+
 
KristinaOers August 07, 2014
Amazing shot!! Congrats!!
Masher PRO+
 
Masher August 08, 2014
super shot
Talley
 
Talley August 10, 2014
I LOVE THIS!!!
caveman
 
caveman August 31, 2014
FANTASTIC SHOT
itstns
 
itstns September 12, 2014
outstanding
dani5
 
dani5 September 12, 2014
perfect
canon7d PRO+
 
canon7d September 25, 2014
wow very smart capture !!!
Joerg PRO
 
Joerg November 19, 2014
fantastic shot. i have also with the bat and baby many picture. i use eltima joker2.
malcollins
 
malcollins November 24, 2014
Stunning,what a great capture.
Etna PRO+
 
Etna November 24, 2014
Excellent shot
Shulie1
 
Shulie1 November 28, 2014
Marvellous reflection!
hibbz
 
hibbz December 05, 2014
Simply brilliant great timing
Coveboy53 PRO+
 
Coveboy53 January 03, 2015
Most amazing photograph a have had the pleasure to see. Fantastic Beth please thrill us some more
patlasley
 
patlasley January 06, 2015
Downright scary looking! Great capture!
fila4
 
fila4 January 14, 2015
Amazing!
jersey77
 
jersey77 January 21, 2015
what a brilliant capture.
SuzyH
 
SuzyH February 01, 2015
Wow.. absolutely superb.. :)
DarkStarPhoto
 
DarkStarPhoto March 05, 2015
Outstanding
ThompsonsPhotography
 
ThompsonsPhotography March 05, 2015
Amazing Capture love the reflection
Grungeman
 
Grungeman March 14, 2015
This is such a wickedly cool shot!
readysetgo
 
readysetgo March 14, 2015
Awesome shot!
SnowbunnyPhotography
 
SnowbunnyPhotography March 16, 2015
Goodness!! :-o WOW! Congrats on the award! Well deserved! :-)
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake March 18, 2015
Amazing capture ! Congrats on the well deserved feature !
morriskleyman
 
morriskleyman March 31, 2015
Great capture,magnificent shot!
sharonlouiseburke
 
sharonlouiseburke April 25, 2015
I love bats ,this picture is amazing
Dorrmouse
 
Dorrmouse May 03, 2015
Wow!!!!!!! 😍
Anton_Alexander
 
Anton_Alexander May 24, 2015
try turning this image upside down, increasing the contrast and making it in black and white
francoromani
 
francoromani June 09, 2015
NOTHING SHORT OF FANTASTIC
sharlenescarboroughdodds PRO+
 
sharlenescarboroughdodds July 04, 2015
Awesome Capture FANTASTIC!
lkspencer
 
lkspencer August 01, 2015
a work of photo art ...such a beauti
tack sharp
wondeful reflection
compostion
this is my fav
Paulacheese
 
Paulacheese August 08, 2015
great image.
clownsonvelvet PRO
 
clownsonvelvet September 10, 2015
Of all the photos I've ever seen here, this is the first one I would actually by and hang up in my office! Absolute genius and perfection
dericksfotos PRO+
 
dericksfotos September 13, 2015
My wife would be terrified of this shot. im putting copies everywhere:) great shot, great action.
ndejong
 
ndejong September 24, 2016
amazing!
1924_3678 PRO
 
1924_3678 March 05, 2018
Spectacular
jodiehennigar PRO+
 
jodiehennigar July 25, 2019
Outstanding photograph!

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken in Amado, Arizona near Madera Canyon.
Time
It was shot about an hour after sunset when the bats become active.
Lighting
This a "photo-trap" image requiring a very special lighting setup. A radio beam is set up across a small pond where the bats come for water after sunset. When a bat flies through the beam, the beam is broken, and a flash setup is triggered, thereby freezing the bat's wings.
Equipment
This was shot with a Nikon D800e, Nikkor 80-400mm lens, tripod, remote cable release
Inspiration
Not many people have seen what a bat really looks like in flight.
Editing
Yes, basic post-processing was done in Lightroom.
In my camera bag
I carry 2 Nikon full frame bodies, a variety of lenses depending on what I am shooting, remote cable release or intervalometer, extra batteries, Gitzo tripod with leveling base and RRS BH55 ballhead, extension tubes, and lens cleaning supplies.
Feedback
Because this type of photography requires specialized setup and equipment, I would recommend consulting with someone who is familiar with the details, or at least doing some online research on photo-trap photography.

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