A few of my D40 recently c&c? with 18-55 mm

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    Based on the size of that bat I am going to guess its a fruit bat?
     
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    yes a fruit bat, bloody massive....they call them flying foxes in the maldives!
     
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    Its about the only bat that I would consider "cute" they do look very much like foxes. The other shots are good as well.
     
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    JESUS, that bat is HUUGE, I thought it was a terridactal at first.
     
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    Numbering your shots is helpful :)

    I like #1 but I'd be tempted to crop out the sky, keeping more focus on the bird. I'm assuming it's early morning / evening from the coloration of the bird.

    #2 is nice, I like it. Details in the shadows is great but the highlights are a little bright but seems to fit.

    Sorry, but #3 doesn't do much for me so no comment.

    #4 blows me away as I didn't know bats flew during the day!!

    #5 is peaceful. It's difficult to get light and shadows balanced. I little blown out in spots but overall, I think it works.
     
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    The first shot seems slightly underexposed with some noise and lack of detail in the background...was this a 100% crop? I agree with TwoRails...the grey sky can be cropped off to improve the image. That is one big bird.

    The second shot is okay...no real main point of interest though. Your horizon is nice and straight. The palm/coconut tree on the left is distracting. The water looks very clear and inviting...would have liked to see a shot taken to the right of this one.

    The third shot looks a little underexposed. The water washing up against it and the bubbles in the water make this a much more interesting shot than if it was just the rock by itself. Don't care for that shadow on the bottom right corner.

    Batman Returns?

    The last shot had a lot of potential, but the light just doesn't do it any favors. Shot at a different time of day with a low sun from the right and maybe from a the point of view farther back and to the left (or the right) and it might be a winner.
     

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