Friday, August 15, 2008
My husband found this little bat (about 3 inches long) on the side of our house this evening. I had asked him to set up our big ladder for me so I could wash the windows, when he found it. It was so still we wondered if it had just croaked in our little heat wave (tomorrow will be our third day in a row of 100+). I climbed the ladder and used my macro lens and pop-up flash to get this shot, and it stayed very still for many shots. About 45 minutes later, my son checked on it and it was gone, probably off eating bugs with all the other bats in the neighborhood.
I must admit, getting this close to a bat was a little creepy for me. I took a couple shots directly under it and had visions of it dropping right onto my lens...which would lead to me freaking out and dropping my camera. I made sure to put the strap around my neck!