Thirsty Bat

Ron Niebrugge Arizona, Photos, Travel, Tucson Leave a Comment

A bat getting a drink at the reflection table blind, Desert Photo Retreat, Arizona.
A bat getting a drink at the reflection table blind, Desert Photo Retreat, Arizona.

A thirsty bat last night at the reflection table blind!  

I think I have all the bugs worked out. I’m using a Cognisys Sabre for a trigger and the place the camera on bulb. The Sabre actually managed my exposure time. I vary it from 3 seconds at twilight, to 30 seconds in the darkness like you see here. The Sabre then does exposure after exposure waiting for a bat. When a bat does break the beam of the Sabre, it fires my flashes and not the camera. This way I avoid the lag time associated with trigger the camera. Firing the flashes is almost instantaneous. The Sabre then stops the exposure, and begins another one so that I don’t get duplicate bats in the same frame so I can go to bed. 🙂

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