What me and Pieter-Jan love doing most, is high-speed photography on bats.
This takes time, skill, lots of gear and quite some practice, but after several years and many tips from René, we finally start getting decent flying bat images.
Some of these I wanted to share with you.
The principle of bat photography is to make an infrared system which triggers a master flash, subsequently triggering many slave flashes. Your camera is in bulb mode and is operated manually. Always beter to use as much cameras as possible, to increase the chance of getting a fullframe image.
Testing the gear
First bats arriving whilst testing
Brown long-eared bat Plecotus auritus
Brandt’s bat Myotis brandtii
Bechstein’s bat Myotis bechsteinii
Bechstein’s bats tend to inhabit older forest
Whiskered bat Myotis mystacinus hunting insects
Self portret. PJ, thanks for everything.