So, I set up a tripod in the day light, prefocused the camera on the top corner of the fig tree in the next door garden. Once that was organised I removed the camera, but they the tripod in place. Once it was dark and the bats were batting about I put the camera back. At tho point I could see nothing at all through the viewfinder! Every time a bat came near the place where I thought the camera was pointing I took a flash shot.
I scared the living daylights out of one car driver who clearly thought the flash was a speed trap!
Now, I did get a picture of a bat - but generally I think this image is a "miss". Although it sort of shows that the process may work eventually!
This is what a sky shot should look like! This is an evening sky on Kangaroo Island - and I think its a hit!
You can find more skies - and generally fewer underexposed, slightly out of focus noctural mammals at Sky Watch Friday!
Enjoy the skies!