Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine   


Parting Shot

Photographer John C. Abbott says photographing bats is a real challenge technically, but they have so much character that they are easy subjects aesthetically. The trick is first finding where the bats are flying. These cave myotis (Myotis velifer), along with three other species, were flying in a pecan orchard near San Saba. Because bats fly so quickly, Abbott used a system of high-speed flashes to capture these images. The resulting flash exposures are 1/30,000 sec.

Photo by John C. Abbott



Canon 50D, ISO 160, f/16 @ 1/30,000 sec. flash duration, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens.

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