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10-14-2021, 07:15 AM   #1576
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Cool shot ! What was the lens used here? Congrats on explore !

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Chauve-souris au vol / Bat in flight
Possibly: Grande Chauve-souris brune / Big Brown Bat [Eptesicus fuscus]
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, CANADA
2021.10.12
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Sometimes this summer, a fellow bird photographer sent his FB contacts a challenge to catch bats in flight.
This evening, I saw one bat flying around the house, and I recalled the challenge.
By the way, we don't see them very often at this time of the year, they are about to migrate or hibernate for the entire winter.

I grabbed my camera and decided to take the challenge. Lens aperture almost wide-open, boosted the ISOs, tried to keep a minimal speed and... let's go!

This bat was flying on the other side of the street, so the photo was significantly cropped (~50%; original 6192x4128 reduced to 3096 x 2064 pixels).
Applied PP treatements in NR and sharpness. I'm quite happy of the end result despite the high ISO.


Chauve-souris au vol / Bat in flight
(Exifs dans la photo sur flickr)
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Cool shot ! What was the lens used here? Congrats on explore !
Thanks and congrats yourself! Mine was shot with the Irix 15mm. Nice to use it for something other than big landscapes!
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VEry Nice pano! Love it ! congrats !
Thank you!

The bat photo is impressive. I have tried to do this and there were literally like a million of them (leaving their spot under a bridge in Austin) and they all just looked like streaks.
I'd love to give it another try sometime but a single bat in flight is a tough subject!

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Thank you!

The bat photo is impressive. I have tried to do this and there were literally like a million of them (leaving their spot under a bridge in Austin) and they all just looked like streaks.
I'd love to give it another try sometime but a single bat in flight is a tough subject!
Thanks !
I'd say it is best to sacrifice the iso over the shutter speed for that... that's probably why you got them look like streaks...
Before I started, I figured that I shouln'd get much lower that the know rule for shutter speed vs focal lengh.
So with the DA*300mm, under aps-c, that makes 300 x1.5 crop factor = 1/450 sec minimal, so i used 1/500 sec.

I can't recal if I used SR or not though... I think I simply disabled it (I would have to check that image with the pentax PDCU SW because Lr doesn't provide that exif info unfortunately).
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Kynance Cove, Cornwall - K3-ii and DA10-17 fisheye

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My Super-Takumar 28/3.5 V1 quickly made it to Explore


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Stormy Grace makes an appearance in 'explored'

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Congrats! Cute image.
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