The Hangout

© Brett Dolsen

The Hangout

Uploaded: March 10, 2010 00:04:18


It was difficult trying to capture these fruit bats at Koolanbung Creek so this is a composite of three images and a lot of cloning with the large bat's wing partially missing.
Entry for DD.

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Usman M. Bajwa level-classic March 10, 2010

Beautiful composite & DD work, Brett! This looked one shot to me. Hope we see this one again!

UB. #1246861

Tiia Vissak March 10, 2010

well done! #8444373

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 10, 2010

Wow! Brett! Your layering work is fantastic! You've done a wonderful job on this one. VERY convincing!!!

-Laura #8444395

Chua Wee Boo March 10, 2010

Brett, this is one fantastic works!!! #8444449

Brett Dolsen March 10, 2010

Thanks Usman,Tiia,Laura and Chua!!
I took these while walking my grandson around the 7 or so kilometres of timber walkways that run throughout Koolanbung Creek at Port Macquarie yesterday.
There is somewhere around 3-500,000 fruitbats in this colony and is fast becoming a tourist attraction. #8444459

Avril Young March 10, 2010

Fantastic DD work Brett, one cannot see that there are three pictures here, beautifully blended and cloning!! #8444484

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe March 10, 2010

Terrific image and great DD work, Brett. #8444498

Michelle Alton March 10, 2010

Absolutely stupendous compositing and restoration, Brett. They are magnificent. #8444530

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe March 10, 2010

Great capture(s) and dd work. It looks seamless, well done. #8444569

Gord MacEachern March 10, 2010

Awesome image here Brett, WTG!!!!! #8444575

Renata Gusciora March 10, 2010

Wow!Awesome capture and work,Brett! #8444634

Jack Gaskin March 10, 2010

OUTSTANDING !!!! Great Image

Happy ShootingJack

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 10, 2010

This is Fantastic - Great job Brett!! Jeff #8444761

Tess L. Yee March 10, 2010

What a spectacular image, Brett! Fabulous!! #8445470

Kerry Hill March 10, 2010

Wow awesome image and work Brett, fantastic!! #8445746

Ken R. Frischkorn March 10, 2010

Fantastic image anad work, this is awesome. #8446078

John Connolly March 10, 2010

What a fantastic composite image Brett! Your DD work is exemplary, I see a winner here! #8446135

Karen Engelbreth March 10, 2010

WOW - fantastic image, Brett - great work... #8446217

Barbara Waldoch level-classic March 10, 2010

Excellent job, Brett! #8446690

Robert K. Bemus level-classic March 11, 2010

Super composite image and concept, Brett...the lighting on the bat in the foreground is perfect...hard to tell if this is real or not!!! #8446832

Brett Dolsen March 11, 2010

Thankyou for all the great comments! #8446833

Aimee S. McMaster March 11, 2010

......AWESOME Brett..... #8447051

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe March 11, 2010

Great job in creating this awesome image, Brett! #8449607

Joanne E. Bohenstengel March 12, 2010

Wonderful image. #8451065

Phillip R. Connolly March 12, 2010

Excellent DD work Brett! The finished result is a real stunner!!

Phil #8451972

Tommy E. Burgess March 13, 2010

Simply stunning composite work here Brett!! All your hard work has really produced a gem here. Well done! #8453902

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic March 14, 2010

What an outstanding result here, Brett!! These were just fabulous captures...and then your post-processing work was fabulous, too!! ALL the best with this image in the competition!! :o) #8455670

Cindy Bendush level-classic March 16, 2010

Great PS work and image Brett! #8460600

Douglas Pignet April 18, 2010

Congrats on a very nice finalist...Well done #8545485

Jennifer L. Alder April 18, 2010

This is very cool, Brett. GREAT ps work, Big congrats to you. #8545554

Renee Doyle level-classic April 18, 2010

Excellent work Brett!! Congratulations! #8545730

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic April 18, 2010

Brett, I wished you "ALL the best with this image in the competition" in my original comment...and now I am also congratulating you on your MOST-deserved Finalist recognition for it!! I hope to see it again in the winner's circle, my friend!! :o) #8546245

Kerry Hill April 19, 2010

Awesome work...congratulations Brett! #8547007

Avril Young April 19, 2010


Usman M. Bajwa level-classic April 19, 2010

Yeah..... CONGRATZ. on this stunner Finalist!

UB. #8547141

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic April 19, 2010

Beautifully done,congratulations,Brett!! #8547537

Beverley Scott April 19, 2010

An outstanding image, Brett and huge congrats on this finalist! Bev #8547558

Stefania Barbier level-addict April 19, 2010


Renata Gusciora April 19, 2010

Congratulations on this fabulous finalist,Brett!!!:-) #8548075

Julianne Bradford April 19, 2010

Wow! Congratulations this is so deserving Brett! #8549326

Tiia Vissak April 19, 2010

Congratulations! #8549794

maria Warren level-classic April 19, 2010

congrats on this cool finalist!!!!! #8550458

John Connolly April 19, 2010

Huge Congratulations on your Finalist award Brett! Great work, mate! #8551048

Ann Coates level-classic April 19, 2010

Congratulations on your amazing finalist, Brett. #8551976

ROLAN NARMAN April 19, 2010

Congrats Brett! Fantastic work my friend! #8552821

Derek D. Dafoe April 20, 2010

Congrats Brett!! Great shot and OP to shoot these fantastic creatures! #8553886

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe April 20, 2010

Congrats on this well deserved finalist. WTG!! #8555715

Robert K. Bemus level-classic April 20, 2010

Congratulations on your Finalist, Brett!! #8556648

Tommy E. Burgess April 20, 2010

Huge congratulations on your amazing finalist Brett!! Outstanding work! #8556688

Lynne Morris level-classic April 20, 2010

Wow what an amazing image Brett, Huge Congratulations on your finalist. #8556692

Debra R. Harder April 21, 2010

OMG, Brett! This is incredible! Huge congratulations on another OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb #8558730

Kathy Coombs October 08, 2010

I love bats..this is so cool..wish I knew how to clone! Congrats late! #8954845

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