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Challenge: Something New II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Grand Falls, NB
Date: May 9, 2004
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: May 9, 2004

Baby Samuel using my Sigma 15-30mm lens. Perspective distortion makes it look a bit surreal. I like it. Hopefully top 3 of the baby pics for this challenge; I realise there will be a ton of them.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 187
Avg (all users): 7.0440
Avg (commenters): 7.9811
Avg (participants): 6.8899
Avg (non-participants): 7.2740
Views since voting: 4560
Votes: 182
Comments: 73
Favorites: 43 (view)


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10/05/2004 11:44:46 PM
beautiful baby with the most beautiful eyes. i love everything about it. the color, the expression, the lighting. good job.
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09/16/2004 10:27:19 PM
He is the cutest baby! Just look at those eyes. I can't believe he is 1 year old now.
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09/08/2004 03:44:03 AM
This cracks me up!!! It looks the baby is taking the picture himself. Great shot!
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09/06/2004 08:14:08 PM
This picture made me giggle and laugh for about five minutes straight! Excellent!
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08/25/2004 07:23:48 PM
I've been coming back again and again to see this since I found it! What an expression .. haven't seen such an adorable babyshot (or baby) ever!!
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05/18/2004 12:09:14 PM
nicely done. sell it !!

i would like to see a darker - contrasty BG material though.

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05/17/2004 08:27:57 PM
I think this should be a 20"x30" for the wall in your home. Awesome shot!!! It really does look like he is holding the camera. :)
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05/17/2004 12:27:30 PM
What a cracker! Just a gem. As e301 says, it looks like he's holding the camera himself. Very funny and it really doesn't matter how many there are - this was a good choice for the challenge (as your score shows!).
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05/17/2004 11:28:34 AM
Love it Jacko, very cool shot :)
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05/17/2004 10:52:56 AM
wo scary eyes! nice shot, its good to see a baby shot with some appeal!
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05/17/2004 05:28:37 AM
Thanks for the comments guys. I think I got 58 before the voting was over. Wow!

Needs a little bit of explaining. I never even read the description of the challenge. It said Something New II. Since it used "II" and I remembered last time's descrription, I didn't feel I needed to look. That is why I was predicting so many baby pictures in my "Photographer's comments".
05/17/2004 03:29:47 AM
Doesnt meet the challenge;)
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05/17/2004 01:48:32 AM
Hey, I like this one! Little Samuel's looking good.
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05/17/2004 12:06:57 AM
Great pic, love it...but didn't meet the challenge, I thought this baby looked familure, I saw him in your past work and new it was yours, I called it (and now that I've read the other comments it looks as if some others reconized the face too)...and yet knew that it was still going to beat mine...man, great job though...like you need anyone to reasure your work.

Message edited by author 2004-05-17 00:16:01.
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05/17/2004 12:02:01 AM
You was robbed! I loved this, although its not really a new subject for you. :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/16/2004 11:15:56 PM
What a great capture! That's adorable. :)
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05/16/2004 09:30:44 PM
LOL! that face is priceless! I HATE baby shots but this face is such a great capture I cannot help but LOVE this! I'll even forgive the yellow gingham background....GREAT FACE LOVE IT!
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05/16/2004 05:47:26 PM
What a "Yahoo" expression. Your full-face shot emphasizes the eyes, nose and mouth. One of my favorites this challenge!
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05/16/2004 04:29:17 PM
The more I look at this the more I love it, scary but beautiful expression.
top marks from me and hope you get a ribbon.
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05/15/2004 08:42:01 PM
I love the expression on babys face. Very good job.
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05/15/2004 05:59:51 PM
WOW!!! What a surprised little face. Cute.
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05/15/2004 09:49:35 AM
I've been avoiding this shot :-) Looks like the baby itself has taken it - the angle of the arms - and it really emphasises the eyes, to a creepy extent almost. It could almost be a clever montage of an adult and a baby's portraits.
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05/15/2004 07:02:31 AM
This is a wonderful portrait.. i can't really suggest anything, because you can't really improve it. fantastic!
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05/14/2004 10:45:08 PM
Fantastic shot. I think I recognize this mini-Jacko. I love the expression, and the eyes are perfect. I somehow don't believe you've never shot this subject before, but you're getting a 10 anyway, cuz with his arms the way they are, it looks like little Samuel is holding the camera out in front of him and taking his own picture! 10.
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05/14/2004 08:24:37 PM
Very crisp, love the eyes
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05/14/2004 06:09:05 PM
Cute baby, but if that is your baby I can't imagine that this would be something new. I would have a million photos of my baby if I had one. Good photo though.

Added: Well I guess I read the challenge wrong, said something you haven't entered before in a place where you haven't taken a photo. Well I have no idea where you took this and if you ever taken one there before. Anyway took away a point cause I first thought you didn't meet the challenge, adding it back now :)
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05/14/2004 12:59:08 PM
One of top 3...great photo!!
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05/14/2004 07:06:25 AM
Don't know what it is, but i normally hate baby shots. it's a matter of principal perhaps, it's kind of a cross between blatant showing off, usually of snapshot quality and a dire lack of originality with no evidence of forethought. whereas this is completely opposite to the norm and is totally fantastic. truly, the only great baby shot ever. The expression on the sprog is, though a bit on the mad / insane side, is riotuous and fantastic. Also, technically, the quality of the shot is one of the best of the week. Getting a living thing this sharp and clean is very difficult (i find), and this is flawless. 9.
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05/13/2004 11:41:25 PM
new and a fresh perspective, great capture, a bit of bounce light on the left would have helped but still the best of the bunch thus far. 9
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05/13/2004 08:09:10 PM
EXCELLENT SHOT!! BEAUTIFUL EYES!
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05/13/2004 01:44:49 PM
My favorite pic - it makes me smile each time I look at this picture. Great job. - 10
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05/13/2004 12:42:31 AM
I can't stop chuckling! This has got to get a ribbon. My only 10 so far!
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05/12/2004 10:44:29 PM
LOL This shot is GREAT.. What a happy baby... The colors and exposure are deadon and it is so nice and crispy and clean. 10!
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05/12/2004 06:08:36 PM
Very cute picture! Looks like it would go on one of those baby greeting cards. The only thing I can see wrong that would make this a perfect picture to me is that the lighting is more even so you would not see the hard shadows.
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05/12/2004 05:56:33 PM
well, this is certainly not a new face to DPC but who could ever take points away from an image like this?!?! it looks like Sam is holding the camera up and taking his own pic...lol...what a little doll he is!
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05/12/2004 05:47:20 PM
LMAOOOOOO. Fantastic capture! 10...I`m still LMAO

1 day later and I'm still coming back to look at this pic!

It must be the eyes! Hypnotic! LOL
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05/12/2004 02:08:41 PM
a great capture of expressions. Colors are very pleasing too.
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05/12/2004 01:16:25 PM
great expression!
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05/12/2004 11:00:35 AM
Odd that this is the first picture you've taken of this seemingly 6 month old subject. oh well, it's still an awesome picture.
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05/12/2004 06:27:16 AM
Cutest. Baby. Ever.
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05/11/2004 04:21:11 PM
Whoa Samual! Thems some big eyes you got there grandma! Nice pic Jacko! 8 -danny
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05/11/2004 04:19:42 PM
lol
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05/11/2004 03:46:55 PM
great expression and the eye's just pop out at you - aren't they just great!!
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05/11/2004 01:57:34 PM
I might recognize this little guy, Jacko. You certainly have one of the most photogenic babies and you do a tremendous job with those images. This should get the blue ribbon. If this is not a jacko entry I apologize. Either way I just gave you very high praise. The image, however, speaks for itself.
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05/11/2004 01:42:45 PM
Great angle. Are the kids eyes really that big or is that a photoshop enhcnacment?
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05/11/2004 10:47:55 AM
wow look at those green eyes! Cute baby and well done photo!
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05/11/2004 09:52:47 AM
LOL! Looks like he's taking the picture himself.
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05/11/2004 09:08:50 AM
What eyes! The dialated pupils make this image really unique. Exposure perfect. Deoth of field perfect. Not too sure it needs the border - but that's a very minor point! Overall - a real "wow"!
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05/11/2004 03:55:01 AM
What a great expression! Nice capture.
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05/11/2004 01:15:54 AM
bright eyes!
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05/10/2004 11:36:20 PM
Now here is something new!
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05/10/2004 11:34:41 PM
If this doesn't win a ribbon, something's wrong! What a perfect picture...
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05/10/2004 10:56:24 PM
Best baby picture I've seen yet!
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05/10/2004 09:16:13 PM
This is neither something you have never entered before, nor is it taken in a phace you have never photographed before. Edit: I realize now that you hadn't read the challenge description... doh.gif
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05/10/2004 08:15:57 PM
This is a really nicely focused shot and that is some expression you've captured. I gave it a five though because, honestly, this image creeps me out and I don't think it's meant to. The baby's head looks weirdly huge because of this perspective combined with the naturally disproportionate head infants have. The eyes make me think of those creepy CGI commercials using babies and animals in unatural ways. I'm sure this is a really cute baby. This shot just isn't flattering him or her.
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05/10/2004 06:43:24 PM
Cute and unique shot! Detail and color are wonderful!
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05/10/2004 06:27:34 PM
If I didn't know better I'd say this was one of those, "and this is picture I took of myself" shots. 8
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05/10/2004 04:59:51 PM
What an expression. The way the arms are placed, it almost looks like the baby is taking it's own picture. The bright light on one side makes the eyes different colors and different iris openings, making the face a little lopsided.
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05/10/2004 04:35:29 PM
excellent shot , top five !
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05/10/2004 04:17:12 PM
Wonderful shot. Easily the best for this challenge. Great capture on the expression. Excellent composition and lighting.
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05/10/2004 03:35:54 PM
Great expression and wonderful soft lighting. Is your camera still intact? 8
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05/10/2004 12:58:32 PM
Fabulous expression - great lighting. More than just a snap of a baby, a really nice composition, skin tone is wonderful and the eyes are great. It almost looks like the baby is holding the camera and taking the photo.
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05/10/2004 10:14:43 AM
Great picture!
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05/10/2004 08:52:20 AM
the baby is not a new born.. I doubt it's the first time he has been photograped
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05/10/2004 08:31:21 AM
This is perfect!
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05/10/2004 07:13:28 AM
Why does this baby look familiar...hm??! Regardless, great skintones here and wonderful eyes which are the focus point of the image...the red lips complement the babe's eye color wonderfully as well...great job...whoever this is...
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05/10/2004 05:46:09 AM
:-) Great expression!
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05/10/2004 03:43:30 AM
I am rather over baby photos in general ... but this is absolutely sensational, I love it! Those huge eyes almost look faked, as do the lips, but as they are not it is just wonderful. A definite photo for the collection there. 10
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05/10/2004 02:41:09 AM
Best baby shot in a long time, damn this is good!
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05/10/2004 02:22:01 AM
What a darling baby picture. Love those big green eyes. Excellent color and focus.
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05/10/2004 01:46:28 AM
Love it. Perfect representation of an expression only babies could give you. Very universal appeal. Hope you do well.
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05/10/2004 01:01:14 AM
WOW look at those big eyes!!! Very cute! If you look at this picture closely it almost looks as if he's holding the camera taking a self portrait. Guess it's the way his arms are angled. (Hope it's a he, sorry if not!)
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05/10/2004 12:27:52 AM
Great clarity, great expression. Congrats.
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