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Oct 13, 2020 21:47 |  #1846

Yes, with back legs like that the thought of getting a blow from that isn't worth thinking about  :p



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Oct 13, 2020 22:57 |  #1847

avondale87 wrote in post #19138060 (external link)
Yes, with back legs like that the thought of getting a blow from that isn't worth thinking about  :p

Richard,

Who are you speaking to??


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Oct 14, 2020 03:46 as a reply to  @ Inspeqtor's post |  #1848

Charles I was referring to Capn's comment A long lens lets me keep my distance from dangerous critters like this one
Wouldn't want to get on the receiving end of a kick from the back legs of that monster  :p



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Oct 14, 2020 05:46 |  #1849

avondale87 wrote in post #19138121 (external link)
Charles I was referring to Capn's comment A long lens lets me keep my distance from dangerous critters like this one
Wouldn't want to get on the receiving end of a kick from the back legs of that monster  :p

:lol::lol:


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Oct 14, 2020 05:47 |  #1850

Those Lion portraits were just magnificent. Love the black background. I have one or two mono shots of lions, not nearly as good. But here is a black background for a White Tailed Eagle. Taken against the dark wall of a Norwegian fiord.

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And here is an Eagle Owl shot in similar style.

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Oct 14, 2020 05:50 |  #1851

Daxiesmum wrote in post #19138153 (external link)
Those Lion portraits were just magnificent. Love the black background. I have one or two mono shots of lions, not nearly as good. But here is a black background for a White Tailed Eagle. Taken against the dark wall of a Norwegian fiord.

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Love the bright edges around the wings!! The extra brightness of the forward side of the right wing is even better!


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Oct 14, 2020 13:23 as a reply to  @ Inspeqtor's post |  #1852

Thank you Inspector. Your comments are most appreciated.

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Oct 14, 2020 13:56 |  #1853

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Thank you Inspector. Your comments are most appreciated.

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You are very welcome Becky!!


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Oct 14, 2020 14:09 |  #1854

Bald eagle photographed from 3rd floor hotel room balcony in Daytona Beach, Florida, not all wildlife on the beach proper.


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Oct 22, 2020 10:38 |  #1855

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Oct 22, 2020 21:47 |  #1856

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Here in the USA I would call that a bat although yours looks much larger than I used to see as a kid when one got into our house and we would have to try to kill it, we had no other way or knowledge of how to capture them alive and set them free.

Is the size what makes a difference between being called a flying fox or a bat?

It seems we got 1-3 every summer when I was a kid, going into after I got married my mom would call me and tell me, Chuck I got a bat in the house!!

Very nice capture!!


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Oct 22, 2020 21:49 |  #1857

Inspeqtor wrote in post #19141996 (external link)
Here in the USA I would call that a bat although yours looks much larger than I used to see as a kid when one got into our house and we would have to try to kill it, we had no other way or knowledge of how to capture them alive and set them free.

Is the size what makes a difference between being called a flying fox or a bat?

It seems we got 1-3 every summer when I was a kid, going into after I got married my mom would call me and tell me, Chuck I got a bat in the house!!

Very nice capture!!

Oh the bats we had only came out at night time!!


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Oct 23, 2020 03:29 as a reply to  @ Inspeqtor's post |  #1858

Charles you're right.
They're the largest bats in the world.
Flying foxes are bats or, more accurately, mega-bats (big bats). They are commonly known as fruit bats, but their diet is predominately nectar, pollen, and fruit — in that order. They don't use sonar like smaller, insect-eating bats; only their eyes and ears like us. They see as well as a cat at night and are just about as smart.
They really are beautiful animals and that's another beautifully photographed one.



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Oct 23, 2020 10:31 |  #1859

Inspeqtor wrote in post #19141996 (external link)
Here in the USA I would call that a bat although yours looks much larger than I used to see as a kid when one got into our house and we would have to try to kill it, we had no other way or knowledge of how to capture them alive and set them free.

Is the size what makes a difference between being called a flying fox or a bat?

It seems we got 1-3 every summer when I was a kid, going into after I got married my mom would call me and tell me, Chuck I got a bat in the house!!

Very nice capture!!

Flying Foxes *are* bats; they're just BOUS (bats of unusual size) :D They come by their name honestly, as you can see from that pic; but, rather than being a carnivore, they're just *really* big, fruit bats....which is probably wise since it takes a ton of bugs to sustain our little, bug-eaters. That's a beautiful image of one, however, the size scale may not be apparent. They're roughly the size of a small to medium house cat....mostly on the smaller end, aside from a couple species that are really mega-bats :p


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Nov 01, 2020 01:31 |  #1860

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another local flying fox

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It looks afraid of heights :D


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