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#1 17.5Dob

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 10:36 PM

This is how I amuse myself while waiting for darkness or on a cloudy night. I don't think EQMOD can track these. I have a whole folder devoted to bats. Several 100 images.

 

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And with a little bit of PS:

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Edited by 17.5Dob, 05 August 2014 - 11:28 PM.

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#2 Madratter

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 04:26 AM

Lovely detail. :)



#3 terry59

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:17 AM

That is cool



#4 DrDispatch

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 10:16 AM

is that narrowband or...?



#5 Madratter

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 10:24 AM

Try doing that with a mono camera!



#6 anismo

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 10:26 AM

Wow! Awesome stuff  :applause:



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 02:27 PM

Gives me a good idea what I could be doing while waiting for equipment!  :waytogo:



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 02:40 PM

Seriously awesome images!  How did you manage these?  Flash and lucky exposure?  Or do you have some newfangled 'spensive DSLR?



#9 tim57064

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 03:17 PM

Very cool. :waytogo:



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:37 PM

Tell me that's all photoshop... :/



#11 17.5Dob

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:52 PM

Seriously awesome images!  How did you manage these?  Flash and lucky exposure?  Or do you have some newfangled 'spensive DSLR?

 

Nope, just my D7100,70-300 VR lens and a moderately decent "cheap" flash.

This all started as a " thought experiment " last summer while looking at the clouds of bats that were hanging out in my backyard. Everyone tries to take BIF's (birds in flight) photos but I wanted to try for BIF's = Bats in flight.

The rest was just some experimentation finding the best settings, since everything has to be set for manual, to get "a shot in the dark"

Actually, it's never completely dark when the bats are the thickest, so I stand at the east edge of my yard facing west, to see their silhouettes in the last of the twilight.



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 09:37 PM

Those are amazing!



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 12:25 AM

Very very cool!








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