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Bat Sunset by jayshree Bat Sunset by jayshree
**Thank you all so much for the DD =gurugu-mawaru & ^kkart. I appreciate you both so much. I would like to thank you all in advance for the :+fav:'s. I am trying to thank everyone personally, but I keep getting kicked out of the system cuz it thinks I'm :spam:ing. :giggle:

Just got home from my really cool trip to Austin. The main purpose of the trip was to see these guys. They are Mexican Free-Tail bats. This is the location of the largest urban bat colony in North America. We were there really early to make sure we got a great spot. There is a pier stationed for people to sit on the edge of the river and just watch them emerge from their roost. Totally got the best spot on the pier. We even had our feet dangling in the water and watched turtles eat and had fish nibbling my toes. :love: I was so relaxed, it was unreal. I'm not sure if there were any, but about this time of year, the baby bats are learning how to go out and feed with mom, so there may have been a few babies there too. :)

Just so everyone knows, bats are amazing and very necessary creatures. I would really hate to think anyone would want to eradicate these guys or view them in a negative way, but just in case you do, here is a link for everyone to get more information on bat conservation and this bat colony in particular. Enjoy. [link]

This is the shot I wanted. I wanted the bats with the sunset behind them. I can't even begin to explain how amazing it was to see about 1.5 million bats, fly off into the night to go to work. I'll probably post a shot or two showing them flying off in the distance so you can get an idea of how many there were. Best experience ever! As far as editing, I cropped and adjusted levels a TINY bit. Other than that, this was the gorgeous scene. I'm so happy about this shot.

Prints can be bought at Redbubble. Here is the link. Thank you. [link] If you would prefer to buy it privately, note me. :)
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Given 2009-09-02
Bat Sunset by =jayshree really quite a shot that I hope many of you will read the artists description with what it is all about, certainly not something you see everyday! ( Suggested by gurugu-mawaru and Featured by kkart )
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itzikgur Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
great shot. I love this colors :)
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moyashisoba Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017
good♪ρ(^^ )/ jobーー♪
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AveragePhotographer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! 
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Eva0707 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Ok, I know I might be a bit late but....wow. Story of the photo is amazing. So is photo itself. Wow. I love this too much to explain how much. (did that make any sense? lol) Love, love, love it. Thanks for sharing.
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Zabulous427 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
An incredible picture
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CarolinaGiani Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Really great :)
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jayshree Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: Thank you.
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mild-wave Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful work.. :)
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jayshree Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. :hug:
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mild-wave Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
a pleasure :)
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gosiaa93 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
wow! what an amazing colors! great photo! :)
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jayshree Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That is so sweet. Thank you.
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locked-inside Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Feature in [link] =)
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jayshree Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! Going to check it out now.
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new-moon-night Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
amazing shot! (this is my anime nerd coming out)
reminds me of an ending rom the bleach series. [link]
but your shot is amazingly beautiful. :) congrats on a DD.
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jayshree Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
The only thing missing is the lady on the swing. Thats a great closing sequence. Thank you so much. I can't wait to get back to see more bats again.
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2ndOfJune Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Artist
Nice frame. Beautiful photo.
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jayshree Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. :)
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rhunel Featured By Owner May 26, 2010   General Artist
Congrats on the DD! Very nice photo, looks dramatic with an orange sunset behind them. I watched for the bats leaving several times (I lived in Austin 16 years) but they are more impressive in your capture than the times I saw.
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jayshree Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much. I can't wait to get back there to see it again. It was such a beautiful day for me. I've only been the one time and I guess this sunset was more spectacular than usual. I'm so happy about that. It was actually a shot I had in my head, although I didn't know how the colors were gonna work. I just knew I wanted them coming out with the sunset behind them. Everything just happened to work that day. Thanks so much. Where do you live now?
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rhunel Featured By Owner May 27, 2010   General Artist
Santa Fe, NM! :D And you?
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jayshree Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very deep south Texas. :D
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rhunel Featured By Owner May 27, 2010   General Artist
Like Brownsville?
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jayshree Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
close by. :) weslaco.
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LostImages Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
Lovely tones, good photo. Congrats for the DD! :clap:
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jayshree Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: Thank you.
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LostImages Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
You are welcome. :)
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basy2000 Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
This is beautiful =)
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jayshree Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: Thank you.
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basy2000 Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
You're very welcome. =D
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joshlama Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Work has been featured here [link]
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jayshree Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! Going to check it out. :hug:
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Yerfdog5 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work - well done!
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jayshree Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: Thank you.
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d-sterns Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010   Photographer
This is beautiful...I know what it's like to wait for that perfect shot...well done indeed :heart:
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jayshree Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much. I felt like a little kid I got all excited. lol Best day ever!
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d-sterns Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010   Photographer
You're welcome :D
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chibi-banane Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
featured here: [link]
please +fav <3

lg chibi
have a ncie day!
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jayshree Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I did. Thanks so much.
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chibi-banane Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
thanks and you are so much welcome <3
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Alhirae Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
I just :heart: bats. I first looked at this from farther away and thought "Hey, that's a nice shot, I like the colors" I zoomed in and fell in love with it more. I love this picture so much, especially because there are so many things going on in the picture, and it all fits so well together. Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :+fav:
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jayshree Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much. It had been something I wanted to go see since I heard about it. It certainly didn't disappoint thats for sure. :) I'm glad you thought it all fit together well. I was hoping I captured that. :hug:
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Alhirae Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
You're welcome. Now that I've seen this picture, It makes me want to go see it too!
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jayshree Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Well,I don't know how far you live, but if its attainable, do it.
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LaFemmeDelaisse Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the DailyDeviation (I realise I'm way late on that.) Anyhow. I saw this in shutter vision and thought, "Hey! I know that bridge!! I've been going down there almost every summer since I moved to Austin to people watch on the weekends. (I'm happy now, I finally have a working camera to take pictures while I'm down there. :D Yay~) Anyhow. I just felt like I should comment on this pic, as it is, of course, my home. :D

Beautiful shot, by the way. :heart:
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jayshree Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much. Honey, if you live there and now you have a camera, you should totally master the shot. I'm so glad I got this on my only visit. It is my goal to get back to try this again. :) I'm really anxious.

You are so kind. I hope you get the shot you want. If you live there, you will have many opportunities.
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LaFemmeDelaisse Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I will probably spend most of my summer down by congress street, doing street photography.
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jayshree Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent. I tried a bit of street photography, but I did it at night. I am not a night photog. lol
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RaizaNoelia Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful shot! congrats on the DD, well deserved
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August 9, 2009
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NIKON CORPORATION
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