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The vampires - a closer look

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 4 January 2016 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Ah!! My scary neighbours !!! once a baby bat flew into our home through the balcony and we had a time chasing him out!!

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What an unsettling presence these have . . this is reminding me that it is some years since I have seen bats around my way . . although I know they are there somewhere !

4 Jan 2016 5:35am

@Ronnie 2¢: Yes Ronnie..Initially I used to be a bit apprehensive but they are harmless and don't cross your path...Nice to watch them fly around at day break and after sunset! Once on a full moon they were flying across the moon..what a sight it was !! But I am not such a good photographer that I could shoot the image of a bat in the moon!

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

You really do have a very interesting neighbors. There may not be very pleasant when such a will visit your home.

4 Jan 2016 6:55am

@Jypyä Pop: Mercifully they don't visit us Jypya...nor out mango trees though they can be heard at our neighbour's mango tree!

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Pas effrayants, ils se nourrissent de fruits.)
Jolie prise. )

4 Jan 2016 7:00am

@tataray: Merci beaucoup tataray :)

: Helen : from Melbourne, Australia

We can see them now closer up! Nice shot.

4 Jan 2016 7:05am

@: Helen :: The zoom did work well. But I am trying to figure out the two reddish orange thung in two bats there !

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

apparently nature gave them life for a reason, cool shot

4 Jan 2016 7:38am

@Dimitrios: Yes Dinitrios..every creature comes to earth with a mission !

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
Amazing & lovely !!!

4 Jan 2016 9:52am

@omid: Thank you Omid :)

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Many years ago I stayed in a room in Goa that I shared with two bats. After the first night when they flew within inches of my face to check me out they left me alone completely. Will we get closer still ?

4 Jan 2016 10:16am

@grouser: Oh God!! That must have been awful !!!! Imagine sharing a room with bats ..." Of all the dingbusted gorblimeys" whatever that means!

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Oupssss impressionnant!! très bien vu!

4 Jan 2016 10:17am

@Libouton Martine: Merci beaucoup Martine :)

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...So many of them !! Great closer look .

4 Jan 2016 10:24am

@Mhelene: Thank you Mhelene :)

ursulakatariina from Turku, Finland

Wonderful! I wouldn't mind having them as neighbours. :)

4 Jan 2016 11:31am

@ursulakatariina: May be I can send some to you.. The cats would be interested to see them !!

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

I wonder if these could be eaten?

4 Jan 2016 12:01pm

@Michael Skorulski: YUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

outsidersworld from Everywhere, Germany

Yes, now I see the true size of these bats. Does it funny how they hang in the tree. Perhaps they are waiting for a victim? Well photographed.

4 Jan 2016 12:03pm

@outsidersworld: I better not walk under that tree :)))

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

What a wonderful sight, I find bats really fascinating so to me it would be wonderful to see them like this. Happy New Year to you and yours Devi

4 Jan 2016 12:44pm

@Doug: Thank you Doug..Interesting, yes:))) A very Happy New Year to you and yours too Doug :))

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Ugh I do not want them indoors! They can be dangerous,
if the bite their people, be careful!:-))))Haleja.

Happy Monday my good friend Devi!

4 Jan 2016 12:48pm

@Oiva: Yes Oiva..their bites could be poisonous!!! Happy week Oiva :)

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Wow interesting shot, well captured.

4 Jan 2016 1:56pm

@Willem: Thank you Willem :)

Ellebasi from HOFSTADE, Belgium

quelle prise!!

4 Jan 2016 2:14pm

@Ellebasi: Merci beaucoup Ellebasi :)))

claudiel from belgium, Belgium

A good shot

4 Jan 2016 2:36pm

@claudiel: Thank you very much claudiel :)

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice shot

4 Jan 2016 2:53pm

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you Shaahin :)

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

They must be awesome to watch.

4 Jan 2016 3:06pm

@Robert D. Burr: Yes indeed Dennis !!!

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

it¡s one of the most impressive things I saw never!!!
Impressive moment.

4 Jan 2016 3:37pm

@Lalena: Thank you Lalena :)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Ce noir ce vampires qui sont pendus superbe image et captage avec le bel arbres.

4 Jan 2016 4:20pm

@Nicou: Merci mille fois Nicou mon ami:))

Don from Spokane, United States

Their image makes an attention getting picture. It looks scary and foreboding to me.

4 Jan 2016 4:37pm

@Don: It used to be scary,,,but now we are used to it:)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

They are certainly the biggest bats I have ever seen! A fabulous image!

4 Jan 2016 5:41pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you Elaine:))))

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

These bats look HUGE! Seeing so many is quite intimidating. Several times we have had a bat in our home. My husband was very adept at getting them out.

4 Jan 2016 6:12pm

@Ruthiebear: Oh my God..must have been tiring catch them and get them out!

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

They are amazing.

4 Jan 2016 6:36pm

@fateme@@: Thank you Fateme :)

Sam from Chennai, India

So many of them. Quite a population of these bats to be in the neighbourhood.
Great shot, Devi. Thank you. :)

4 Jan 2016 6:51pm

@Sam: Yes Sam :)) It is a sight to see them all going round and round in the sky after sunset!! And to watch when there's a full moon!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

So, interesting seeing these big creatures roosting.

4 Jan 2016 7:18pm

@Steve Rice: They are fast asleep and all of them screech at different decibels after sunset and get up !

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

interesting to see all these bats in your environment, devi! :-))

4 Jan 2016 9:14pm

@curieuzeneuzemosterdpot: Yes..Curieuzen..a fine thing to watch!

Ram from Chennai, India

Interesting. I have never seen so many bats all together. Good shot.

5 Jan 2016 4:45am

@Ram: Thank you Ram :)))

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh génial

5 Jan 2016 2:34pm

claudiel from belgium, Belgium

I mean that y have seen in Sry Lanka

5 Jan 2016 3:10pm

1/320 second
ISO 100
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