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Bats and Macros

The Omaha Zoo has some great indoor areas that are kept in near total darkness during visiting hours, for the benefit of many forms of nocturnal life.
I squeezed off a few shots in the pitch darkness, using the fast Pentax f:1.4 / 50mm lens, wide open, with camera body on aperture priority metering.
There was scarcely enough light for the ASA 200 film that was already loaded in the camera, but I think it made for some interesting effects.
More than a week later back here in High Ridge, Missouri, I finished off the roll around the house and in the front and back yards, with somewhat more light to work with. A front-mounting vari-zoom closeup attachment helped for the close focusing.

All shots in this gallery were hand held.

Please remember to click on thumbnail images to see in enlargement.
All images are 2008 E.J.Kowalski.
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