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Imaging Bats with an Invisible Strobe

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Image of bat overhead

Looking and flashing straight up from my rooftop, this shot captures a bat in flight approaching the bat house. You can clearly see the fingers that support the membrane of each wing. The flash stops his (or her) motion completely.

The kind folks at Make Magazine published a short article I wrote about how I captured some of the images appearing on this blog. It’s in Make #20. Unfortunately they were looking for a maximum of about 750 words. When I’m waxing poetic about a subject that, like bats really interests me, I tend to overrun the editor’s limits. So here, with the permission of the magazine, is the full text from which the article was excerpted.