Bat Cave

Merna L. Nobile 9/24/2010 10:16:32 PM

Love the image, don't are for the bats. Merna #1311420

Gina Cormier 9/25/2010 8:12:48 AM

Batgirl!!!!!!!!!!! Fantastic comp and detail!!!!!!! #8928944

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 9/25/2010 8:58:57 AM

Very unusual behavour for bats, I would say. They must have got tired of humans chasing them. HAHA! And what a sight it must have been :0)
And on top of that adventure you got this fantastic image, Tammy. Well done!! #8929004

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 9/25/2010 5:00:37 PM

You paint such an awesome picture of yourself and the other couple running away, Vegas! LOL
THIS is a gorgeous image you captured before the bats drove you out! :-) k #8929608

Leslie McLain 9/25/2010 5:47:03 PM

Terrfic capture, oolors, and perspective, Tammy. Sorry tohear about the bats. #8929702

Ron McEwan 9/25/2010 5:53:51 PM

Fantastic lighting, great comp, like the framing with the arches. Well done Tammy #8929712

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 9/25/2010 6:46:55 PM

Where a hat next time LOL
Awesome capture! #8929794

Tammy M. Anderson 9/25/2010 6:48:39 PM

Excellent composition and capture of this beautiful place, Tammy. Like the bat story. #8929799

Robert R. Goodman 9/25/2010 6:52:28 PM

LOL!!Buddy,They won't hurt you.We have a lot of desert brown bats out here.Excellent capture Tammy!!!! #8929813

Ellen Hodges 9/25/2010 7:11:52 PM

Super gorgeous pov and color, Tammy!!! Sooooo awesome, bats and all!!!! #8929846

Sam Britt 9/25/2010 7:30:33 PM

Beautiful view, great framing & perspective. It's been a long time since I've seen any bats! #8929888

Boyd L. Alexander 9/26/2010 3:58:44 AM

WOW! This is a stunner! Forget the bats....this was worth the run afterwards...I think we will see this again! WTG Tammy! #8930259

Sabrina Ryan 9/26/2010 9:25:03 AM

LOL! Wonderful capture, Tammy!! #8930799

Tiia Vissak 9/26/2010 10:06:22 AM

great tones, shapes & pov! #8930851

Nancy L. Green 9/26/2010 1:57:46 PM

LOVE the lighting and tones here Tammy, this is GORGEOUS!! <>< #8931133

Susan Weisensel 9/26/2010 4:26:45 PM

Cool arches Tammy, nice capture. Bats would be the only reason I would run. I bet it was a sight. LOL!!! #8931349

Barbara Waldoch 9/26/2010 10:40:18 PM

Terrific capture, Tammy! #8931655

Candice C. Calhoun 9/27/2010 11:13:26 AM

Very brave to face down the bats to get this excellent photo! Did not know you HAD bats in Vegas :) Love your pov here!

ccc #8932786

Tammy Espino 9/27/2010 12:31:16 PM

Thanks everyone! Oh I knew we had bats in Vegas Candice and I have never liked them. Usually see them up by the street lights. I kept telling the other couple, they only want bugs, they are after the bugs..hahahaha #8932934

John Connolly 9/27/2010 12:36:00 PM

I can visualize you fending off the bats, Tammy! What a sight that must have been...LOL!
A beautifully composed capture and the background is fantastic! Great work! #8932953

Lorna Shutter 9/27/2010 4:44:47 PM

Why does this sound like an episode of "Scooby Doo"? LOL! You should have run backwards so that you could get a picture of the bats chasing you! Ha! Ha! Gorgeous image even without the bats, Tammy! Love the way you captured the beautiful landscape through the arches! Nicely done! :) #8933439

Tammy Espino 9/27/2010 5:08:49 PM

hahah Lorna :) Where was Scooby he could of saved us! #8933507

Julianne Bradford 9/28/2010 12:07:23 AM

Yikes! This is a gorgeous place for them to hang out :-) #8933971

Val Feldman 9/28/2010 6:03:58 AM

Six million freetail bats live under the Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin...C'mon down, Tammy!! :) This is a gorgeous place for bats to lurk in the shadows just waiting for unsuspecting passerbys...looks like a scene from a Mediterranean country...much better than the Congress Avenue Bridge! Super capture, Tammy! #8934567

Douglas Perry 9/28/2010 6:32:41 AM

Oh, come on bats don't eat much. Cool capture. #8934650

Nancy J. Locke 9/28/2010 4:43:01 PM

Loooove this, Tammy!!! Great comp, lighting, DOF, everything!!! #8935698

Kerry Hill 9/29/2010 8:32:56 PM

Excellent composition and framing Tammy! What a shot that would have running with bats hot on your tail! :)!! #8937923

Laura E. Swan 9/29/2010 10:22:01 PM

The REAL BAT CAVE! MuayHahahahahahhaaa!

Love it Tam-Tam!

-Laura :D #8937964

frank w. degenhardt 9/30/2010 7:10:57 AM

Tammy- Ok City, now that I have stopped laughting from reading your story, I can comment on the picture. Personally I think this one deserves the gold. I just love the pov of the shot, how you got back a bit, really highlighted the beautiful arches, then as we look through them, the colors and shapes of the buildings, then the mountains behind them, then that viviv blue sky. Gorgeous dimentions and the finish is gorgeous. Stunning work my friend.
Have a wonderful day and enjoy. Be you. #8938842

Christopher Budny 9/30/2010 1:22:10 PM

A funny story, but a nice scene... looks very mediterranean; wouldn't have guessed Vegas! #8939494

Patrick Rouzes 9/30/2010 2:37:17 PM

I am picturing it,LOL!
Beautiful tones, texturees,detail, clarity, evening light, framing, perspective & mood captured here! WTG, Tammy! #8939596

isabel C. Zepeda 9/30/2010 3:31:34 PM


Very nice photo,nice colors and view, in your running did you see bat-man LOL

Ysa... #8939684

Patti Coblentz 10/8/2010 3:20:35 PM

Gorgeous image, the blue, twilight colors and the arches frame this so nicely...definitely looks Mediterranean! I didn't know bats came after people...yikes! I would have freaked! #8955660

Tammy Espino 10/15/2010 8:54:13 AM

Patricia, they weren't coming after us. It was just dusk and they were waking up and chasing bugs. If you ever watch them do that they are flying all over the place and every which way :) Just seems like they are chasing you~ Hee #8968193

Tiia Vissak 10/15/2010 10:33:14 AM

Congratulations! #8968465

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 10/15/2010 11:09:22 AM


HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!


Julianne Bradford 10/15/2010 11:40:02 AM

Awesome finalist Tammy! Congratulations! #8969153

Stefania Barbier 10/15/2010 11:42:24 AM

congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!!! #8969180

isabel C. Zepeda 10/15/2010 11:50:23 AM



Ysa... #8969258

Irene Colling 10/15/2010 11:58:55 AM

You skillfully captured depth and perspective in this image and your detail is excellent.

Congratulations on the Finalist Tammy. #8969325

Robert R. Goodman 10/15/2010 12:10:56 PM

A big congratulations on this beautiful image.WTG Buddy!!! #8969438

Lorna Shutter 10/15/2010 12:49:01 PM

WTG!!! Another Finalist Award for another fabulous image!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS, Tammy girl!!!!! :) #8969703

Lorna Shutter 10/15/2010 12:49:29 PM

Photobucket Photobucket #8969708

Sherry L. Davis 10/15/2010 1:14:43 PM

Excellent capture! Congratulations on your finalist!! :) #8969847

Tammy M. Anderson 10/15/2010 1:29:29 PM

Congrats again, Tammy. #8969962

Ron McEwan 10/15/2010 2:33:39 PM

Congratulations on your Silver for September Tammy WTG my friend. #8970319

Nancyj E. Hovey 10/15/2010 3:44:37 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8970683

Denny E. Barnes 10/15/2010 4:01:08 PM

Congratulations, Tammy on all your beautiful and well deserved finalists!! WTG!! #8970775

Leslie McLain 10/15/2010 4:46:48 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalists, Tammy. #8971184

Patti Coblentz 10/15/2010 5:44:13 PM

Congratulations on all of your wonderful finalists, Tammy!! I am particularly pleased to see this one!!! #8971543

Barbara Waldoch 10/15/2010 10:23:10 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Tammy! #8972409

Ellen Hodges 10/15/2010 10:37:59 PM

Congrats on your awesome and WOW finalist, Tammy!!! Very best luck in the next round! #8972450

Boyd L. Alexander 10/16/2010 6:12:28 AM

WOW! Big Congratulations Tammy! on your Stunning Finalist!(I just knew we would see this one again!!) #8973145

Mukesh Srivastava 10/16/2010 6:38:48 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist Win,Tammy!!! #8973225

Merna L. Nobile 10/16/2010 11:03:11 AM

Every month, with our camera in hand, we go out and find what we hope will be the “winning photo.”
Those of us that don’t get recognized, just continue to search for that special image, until one day the Congratulations come pouring in from some of the best artist and friends anyone could image.
So to the Better Photo winners for the month of September, I congratulate you on a job so well done.
My very best to all of you, Merna Nobile

Val Feldman 10/16/2010 2:12:36 PM

Hey, Vegas - Good going!!! I love this image! Excellent capture, excellent work! Congratulations on all your wonderful Finalists and all the best in the upcoming round! ~Val #8974730

Tamara K. Walker 10/16/2010 5:05:24 PM


JO ANN CLEVELAND 10/17/2010 5:31:19 PM

Big Congratulations on this awesome finalist Tammy!

jo ann c.

Mitch Spence 10/18/2010 10:41:00 AM

Great finalist. Beautifully seen and beautifully done. Congrats again, Tammy. #8980767

Liz blahh 10/18/2010 2:59:38 PM

Congrats on a beautiful finalist! #8981283

Sabrina Ryan 10/19/2010 6:52:26 PM

Congratulations on this Beautiful Finalist photo, Tammy! #8984465

Laura E. Swan 12/13/2010 6:49:57 PM

Okay the BATS chasing BUGS or NO BUGS this is still VERY traumatizing and I am appauled in your behalf.

Not sure why..I guess cuz I know they were there swooning around you.

Wonderful image all on it's own and the story adds SUCH excitement!!! WOWZA Tammers! FAV'D!

-Lala #9099292

Laura E. Swan 2/10/2011 3:32:10 PM


On You Wonderful Finalist, Tam-tam!


-LooLoo Laura :D #9227554

Nancy L. Green 3/7/2011 8:20:25 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this wonderful finalist Tammy, WTG!! <>< #9277950

Lisa J. Boulden 9/6/2011 12:45:40 PM

Love this, Tammy!
Great comp, pov, and color!
(Would have loved to see the antics of all of you funning from the bats! LOL)
~♥~Lisa #9656591

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The other night I went to Lake Las Vegas to take photo's of the Harvest moon. This is a corridor I was waiting in for the moon to come up. Never mind that bats chased myself and another couple out when it got dark! :) Picture me another girl and a man waving a hat running through this building!! Ha ha

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