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Bats

Bats flitting about after sunset at Red Rock Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba. These photos were all taken around 10:00 PM on two different nights in late July. The bats came out about an hour after sunset, and stayed out for about half an hour. They were all around the same size, slightly bigger than robins, smaller than pigeons. In some of the photos, their bodies have a red or brown colour, lighter than the wings. I think that they are Big Brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus), but I'm not sure and welcome any identification suggestions. Thanks to Bob Young of Bob's Bat Cave for helping with identification. www.thebatcave.ca/index.html Bats are hard to photograph in flight at night. These photos represent the best of dozens and dozens of shots, taken on four different nights, standing outside, being eaten alive by mosquitoes, firing off my camera whenever a bat flitted by and hoping for the best. I tried a few different focal length and flash brightness settings.


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Whiteshell _2013_07_27_22-08-59_DSC_9476_©LindsayBerger2013



Whiteshell _2013_07_27_22-18-34_DSC_9495_©LindsayBerger2013



Whiteshell _2013_07_27_22-21-14_DSC_9503_©LindsayBerger2013



Whiteshell _2013_07_27_22-22-26_DSC_9505_©LindsayBerger2013



Whiteshell _2013_07_28_22-09-02_DSC_9557_©LindsayBerger2013



Whiteshell _2013_07_28_22-10-05_DSC_9558_©LindsayBerger2013



Whiteshell _2013_08_08_21-43-50_DSC_0010_©LindsayBerger2013



Whiteshell _2013_08_08_21-44-28_DSC_0011_©LindsayBerger2013





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