Thursday, February 21, 2008

Short nosed fruit bat approaching figs

For all those folks who've been wondering what I was doing standing under the fig tree late into the night. Who were wondering what those bright white flashes of light were about.

9 comments:

Camera Trap Codger said...

Very nice photo. Did you have the flash mounted below the subject, and did you use a slave unit?

Natasha said...

I used two SB600s. One flash was camera right below pointed at bat at 85mm zoom. The other almost exactly under the bat, closer to the bat at 50mm. Both at 1/8 power. 1/60, f10 (I think).

I drove them both using the D70 popup flash.

Natasha said...

Oh yeah I should also mention, I triggered this by hand.

Anonymous said...

This pic was worth the wait!

Natasha said...

Yes, isn't it? And potential improvement is also worth waiting for. I'm heading back tonight :)

Anush Shetty said...

Classy .. loved it :-)

Natasha said...

Thanks Anush

Amrita Tripathy said...

i tried so many times... could never... catch one... was entralled to see ur sort... thats just "FANTABULOUS" natasha..

Anonymous said...

was going through some of your bird pics ( i do it once in a while when i want to feel happier :) ) and came across this one... feeling much happier!

mj