Bats Attack!

February 27th, 2010 | Posted by nicarius in Photos
Bats Attack! - Photography by Nico Whittaker

Bats Attack! - click image to enlarge

“Bats Attack!”

Mexican free-tail bats.
Shot at Austin, TX., from under Congress Avenue Bridge, where this bat colony – the largest urban bat colony in North America (estimated at 1.5 million) – shows up every night from mid-March to November.

Of course they are black/brown but when I burned them with the speedlite they get that weird glow.

Exposure: 1/30 sec at f/4.0, iso 400, focal length: 99mm (1.6 crop).
Speedlite diffused pointed straight at the bats.

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  • Peggy Stermer-Cox says:

    Hi Nico,
    The photo of the bats is wonderful. I find it interesting how the blurring makes it look like there are shadows. I’m a big fan of bats. Cool blog, too!

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