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Spreading Her Wings
3rd PlaceSpreading Her Wings
toddhead


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Independence (Basic Editing III*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Hilton Head Island
Date: Jul 14, 2005
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jul 14, 2005

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USM

Thank you all for your wonderful comments. I can't begin to explain how much it means to me that this is now my highest rated photo. It is, by far, my favorite picture.

This is my oldest daughter being, well, my daughter(picture wasn't posed). She is almost four and is truly a free spirit. She was a 9-11 baby and I honestly believe that God has great plans for her. She lights up a room when she walks in and can bring a smile to anyone's face. She's my angel.

Thanks again...

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 139
Avg (all users): 7.0046
Avg (commenters): 8.7059
Avg (participants): 6.9048
Avg (non-participants): 7.0667
Views since voting: 8470
Views during voting: 380
Votes: 219
Comments: 39
Favorites: 22 (view)


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06/16/2007 12:13:20 PM
was thinking about this shot with regards to upcoming backsides cahllenge..this is such a wonderfully expressive shot!
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01/17/2007 12:51:03 AM
Wow. I hope to some day get shots of my daughters like you have of yours.
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04/25/2006 06:58:18 PM
great shot! you are very talented. keep it up!
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07/30/2005 07:49:26 AM
It's one of my best pics. Maybe cause it reminds me a lot and really speaks in my heart. I wish you and your family the best.
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07/27/2005 06:14:45 PM
I didn't get a chance to see this one before, but it is great shot.
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07/26/2005 02:31:17 PM
What a truly FANTASTIC shot... She feels the Earth around her...
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07/26/2005 10:14:55 AM
wow i think this should be a 1st place but then this is my fav kinda pic. do u think u might be aboul to email me a slitly larger vertion for my desktop whatever its just so happy looking
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07/26/2005 03:46:05 AM
It's a simple but very nice photo. It seems like the girl wants to fly or just feel the wind blow. A photo with harmony. Nice work
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07/26/2005 02:22:02 AM
what an inspiring image......
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07/25/2005 04:29:09 PM
Beautifully shot. Congrats Todd.
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07/25/2005 11:23:15 AM
Congrats! A lovely shot! :)
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07/24/2005 09:27:33 PM
Tuly magnificient Todd! Well deserved ribbon!
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07/24/2005 09:25:30 PM
Many congratulations on your well deserved win! I'm sure you and your daughter will treasure this picture for many years.
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07/24/2005 07:15:53 PM
Love this shot! Congrats on your well deserved ribbon!
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07/24/2005 04:21:34 AM
lovely shot, todd! congrats on your ribbon--most deserved!
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07/24/2005 12:50:11 AM
Yes! I would've been very diasappointed if this hadn't ribboned. Congrats on producing one of my all time favorite shots.
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07/24/2005 12:47:32 AM
Most charming. Congratulations on your yellow.
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07/24/2005 12:40:51 AM
Congrats Todd, very well deserved !
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07/24/2005 12:29:07 AM
CONGRATS.... this was my fav of the challenge, glad you got a ribbon for it...
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07/24/2005 12:15:29 AM
way to go, you were over due for another ribbon!
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07/24/2005 12:15:24 AM
Congrats on your second ribbon, more than a year later! Wonderfully evocative shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/23/2005 09:35:57 AM
what a beautiful picture! 10
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07/23/2005 05:16:13 AM
Great Concept. Very powerful emotioin.
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07/22/2005 11:12:22 PM
Most of the children photos in this challenge are just snapshots. This one is well composed, and the lighting really adds to the photo. The subject is not just the child, but her interaction with her surroundings. Keep up the good work.
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07/22/2005 05:51:31 PM
This is an absolutely beautiful image with nice composition, perfect exposure and a great connection to the challenge topic. Outstanding in every way.
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07/22/2005 01:39:54 AM
Outstanding depiction of a child's tentative discovery of independence. The ankle deep exploration, the slightly giddy pose, and the thoughtful composition (shallows below the diagonal & the deep above), make this an effective metaphoric as well as literal depiction of independence. 9
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07/21/2005 12:09:47 AM
I love the contrast between the white dress and the deep blue of the water. Lovely image. I like how this fits the challenge, as well.
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07/20/2005 03:58:51 PM
Love this! skin is a little red toned for my taste, but the POV, DOF, composition and other tones make up for it. 9 - good luck in the challenge!
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07/20/2005 12:41:24 PM
Just magnificent composition and color! The sense or freedom is srtongly conveyed. Nice job! 9
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07/19/2005 01:07:12 PM
Very nice photo: perfect colors, contrast and exposure. Faming of the model is great, using the out of focus sea as a background. This pic definitely evokes a mood, just not sure it's 'Independence'. But well done.


Like the fact that the model is facing away
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07/19/2005 06:26:35 AM
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07/18/2005 08:08:55 PM
This is a beautiful shot! The girl really stands out against the water, and I love her outstretched arms. This photo really draws me in too. 10 :)
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07/18/2005 11:06:18 AM
Cute photo. She could be a bit more in focus though. 8
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07/18/2005 01:42:31 AM
Well, ya compelled an audible "Awwwww" out of me! This is fantastic. You just need to write a nice personal note or poem on the left there and frame it for her. Beautiful! 10
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07/18/2005 01:19:11 AM
I like the idea and the contrast between the white dress and the very blue water. The arms also work well with the challenge! I might have cropped it a bit differently so her right arm and legs aren't so close to he photo's edge? I wonder how it looks in B&W??
Well done!
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07/17/2005 01:11:54 PM
Simple, gentle and lovely.
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07/17/2005 10:10:12 AM
BEAUTIFUL photo! The colors, the composition, the subject! I love this one!!
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07/17/2005 07:04:41 AM
Beautiful image. Great composition, colors, sharpness and tones. It defintiely tells a story.
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07/17/2005 12:51:42 AM
I like the rich sea tone against her white dress. Nice placement of the figure. This evokes a very pleasant modd. 8
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