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2nd PlaceA Kiss for 10 Toes
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Challenge: The Number 10 (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Girls
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Date: Jul 8, 2006
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jul 8, 2006

This is my beautiful daughter-in-law, Natalie, giving kisses to her 6-week old baby Jackson's teeny tiny little toes :) What a treat having a challenge I could squeeze them in :) I could not possibly love either one of them an ounce more or I would probably pop :)

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Ohmygosh!!! I am so excited!!! How cool is it to score my 2nd highest score and win a ribbon with a photo that means so much to me! Thank you everyone -- for the support and all the encouraging comments !!! I think I love you ALL!!! (except for whoever gave me a 1 -- tee hee)








Statistics
Place: 2 out of 219
Avg (all users): 7.0974
Avg (commenters): 9.2400
Avg (participants): 6.9663
Avg (non-participants): 7.2075
Views since voting: 19002
Views during voting: 349
Votes: 195
Comments: 114
Favorites: 57 (view)


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02/16/2013 02:16:33 PM
Yep... back AGAIN! This is one of my favorite images ever!

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11/04/2009 12:28:49 PM
Hi Sandy, I'm registered! This is one of my favorites. It was surely BLUE RIBBON material!
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01/14/2009 06:25:58 PM
This is my Top choice for 2008

2008 People's Choice Award

It moves me every time I look at it, Sandy.
03/01/2008 11:54:45 PM
The emotion and softness here is so perfect!
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05/11/2007 03:11:36 PM
Congrats on this beautiful grandbaby and beautiful portrait!
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02/16/2007 10:34:20 AM
Gorgeous and tender
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01/19/2007 09:59:02 PM
This is a VERY beautiful shot.
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01/04/2007 03:25:52 PM
Very nice, I know the mom must have been blown away when she saw this photograph.
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12/02/2006 11:44:24 PM
sweeeeet!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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10/22/2006 08:43:39 PM
Congradulations. Your subject was great. And this is not so made up. Mom's are prone to behave this way.
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09/07/2006 12:41:41 AM
Okay, see, now I have to add you to my list of favorite photogs and this one to my list of favorite shots.

It is, indeed, wonderful to have a personally important shot be so well-received.

As a father, this image really resonates! And your composition, focus, lighting, etc. are spot on.
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07/31/2006 08:50:25 PM
Sandy,
Thanks for your comment on my on the beach photo I thought I would return the comment. Congratulations on your ribbon!! Hard to come up with anything I would change. Its really nice that you got a photo with personal mean to also place so high. Very well done. Thanks again for your comment.

joe
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07/21/2006 03:36:37 PM
textIs that a picture of you and your baby?
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07/20/2006 05:33:42 PM
Congratulations!!!! Wonderful! A mothers tenderness and love. Beautiful! What a treaured moment for that little child to see when she grows up, and captured by her grandmother. I think it should have gotten the gold.

John
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07/19/2006 10:05:22 PM
Sandy,
This is absolutely incredible! The symmetrical composition and blur around the edges work perfectly for this shot. It is soft and sweet without loss of detail. Beautiful lighting. Love it.

Congratulations on the well deserved ribbon!
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07/19/2006 03:27:04 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon Sandy, beautiful shot!
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07/19/2006 09:15:50 AM
Superb! Congratulations Sandy!
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07/19/2006 04:19:20 AM
dreamy, kind of what one would expect in a photo like this.
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07/18/2006 09:49:03 PM
Beautiful! You have truly captured motherly love.
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07/18/2006 08:01:29 PM
you are such a wonderfull person as well as a photographer! very nicely done this one, keep it up, love your work :)
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07/18/2006 05:55:57 PM
A Beautiful photo
One to cherish always
Congratulations on your ribbon
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07/18/2006 05:27:51 PM
A precious photo for your family collection. Very well done. I would have given you an extra point if I had known the photo was taken by a Texan. :)
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07/18/2006 10:50:21 AM
Absolutely beautiful and touching!! Congratulations on your win!
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07/18/2006 08:17:00 AM
So happy for you Sandy. This is a most precious photo and one I'm sure the family will cherish for years. I love to gobble up baby toes. Yum Yum. Congrats on the ribbon!
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07/18/2006 07:37:48 AM
WTG Sandy, I'm so happy for you. This shot is what every photgrapher strives for, it has so much emotion. You have struck an excellent balance as it speaks with great softness yet keeps a high level of fine detail.
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07/18/2006 06:13:39 AM
There is nothing like a great mother/baby photo! Thanks for this photo.
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07/18/2006 01:35:14 AM
Congrats on this one Sandy!!
Challenge or not, ribbon or not, this is so precious.
A keepsake for a lifetime.
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07/18/2006 01:33:07 AM
Congrats on both a fine Photo and a well deserved ribbon Sandy
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07/18/2006 12:10:59 AM
Way to go Sandy!!! I knew another ribbon was just around the corner. Fantastic entry and well deserved.
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07/17/2006 11:05:02 PM
oh so beautiful!!! this shot is just awesome! congrats on the red!!!
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07/17/2006 10:59:30 PM
Can make a cover for any family magazine. Great work. Congratulations on your Red!
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07/17/2006 08:54:21 PM
This is truly a beautiful picture.
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07/17/2006 08:12:28 PM
Wow! What a beautiful picture!!
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07/17/2006 07:34:38 PM
Hugh congrats on this one Sandy! Very well done. Nice suttle details.
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07/17/2006 06:22:56 PM
WAY TO GO SANDY!! Awesome Image! I was on vacation and did't vote, but this would clearly be a 10! Beautifully and skillfully composed and presented, Congratulations on your Ribbon (YAY!) And the sweet addition to your famliy!
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07/17/2006 06:03:47 PM
great shot.. congrats on all fronts.
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07/17/2006 06:02:01 PM
Congratulations to you both with the new baby and the new ribbon. I didn't get around to voting this challenge but you deserved one for this beauty.
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07/17/2006 03:47:52 PM
beautifully soft and cuddly shot..congrats!
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07/17/2006 03:45:03 PM
Congratulations Sandy on a very well deserved red ribbon! Wonderful photo!
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07/17/2006 03:43:53 PM
sandy! just got back, this is beautiful, a BIG congrats.
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07/17/2006 03:20:54 PM
Congratulations! I can smell those tiny toes...
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07/17/2006 02:30:20 PM
Congrats on a well deserved ribbon. This is simply an amazingly beautiful photo!
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07/17/2006 01:05:25 PM
Beautiful shot Sandy. You are really becoming an outstanding photographer! I hope you still have time to visit the Rocky's. ;)
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07/17/2006 12:06:12 PM
Very charming! Congratulations!
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07/17/2006 11:37:44 AM
Such a precious picture. I would have this enlarged and hang it proudly. Nice job!
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07/17/2006 10:31:20 AM
can I get that pretty lady's phone number?

Nice shot Sandy!
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07/17/2006 09:53:29 AM
Excellent! Congratulations Sandy! Beautiful photograph - very expressive and very well done! Lighting, composition and the black and white are all just perfect! You can feel the warmth and love in this so well. Very well done all the way around!
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07/17/2006 09:16:45 AM
Congratulations Sandy, I didn't get a chance to vote in this challenge but this is a very well deserved ribbon.
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07/17/2006 07:58:58 AM
Way to go Sandy! This is such a beautiful family photo and I just adore this.
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07/17/2006 07:41:32 AM
Beautiful!!
And congrats on the ribbon!
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07/17/2006 07:35:50 AM
Congrats! The emotion really comes through.
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07/17/2006 06:51:40 AM
CONGRATULATIONS Sandy!!! Awesome picture.
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07/17/2006 05:14:36 AM
It's all about love. Congrats!!
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07/17/2006 05:02:20 AM
Congrats!
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07/17/2006 04:17:54 AM
Absolutely charming!
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07/17/2006 04:16:46 AM
Sandy you deserve this...well done.
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07/17/2006 03:43:29 AM
Congratulations, Sandy!!! I'm so happy you won a ribbon again - and what an honor to your daughter-in-law and Jackson that you did this. They must be thrilled! Whooooohoooo and way to go!
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07/17/2006 03:04:28 AM
Way to go Sandy on your second ribbon, great job!
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07/17/2006 02:45:23 AM
Congrats Sandy! A beautiful picture and well deserved ribbon!
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07/17/2006 01:53:47 AM
Congrats my friend ! It's a very delicate photo and I'm really pleased to see you ribbon again !
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07/17/2006 01:52:14 AM
Super shot and judicious processing, congrats on your ribbon! The passion for your subject surely shows.
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07/17/2006 01:46:05 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved ribbon, it would seem letters and numbers are your forte......
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07/17/2006 01:23:16 AM
Congratulations Sandy on this lovely shot. You were overdue for another ribbon, well done.
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07/17/2006 01:11:47 AM
Congrats Sandy on this beauty! The emotion and feel of this image is superlative :)
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07/17/2006 01:08:20 AM
Congratulations Sandy this is such a beautiful image and a well deserved ribbon.
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07/17/2006 12:55:54 AM
SANDY!! Welll done, this picture was always a winner, it is one of your best, CONGRATS!!
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07/17/2006 12:52:00 AM
Congrats!
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07/17/2006 12:44:00 AM
This is a definite ribboner! Congratulations Sandy on your well deserved red.
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07/17/2006 12:43:49 AM
WOO HOOOOOOOOO! I had a feeling this was going to ribbon!!!!!! Congratulatiions Sister!
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07/17/2006 12:36:04 AM
Wonderful photo Sandy! Congrats on the RED, and more importantly, an image the family will treasure forever!
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07/17/2006 12:35:37 AM
Awww..how cute is that. Such little toes.
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07/17/2006 12:35:04 AM
So glad this one ribboned Sandy. You deserved it. Fave!

Message edited by author 2007-03-30 14:29:30.
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07/17/2006 12:30:26 AM
Sandy!!!! Well deserved, congratulations. Beautiful image... you are so welcome to come to Iceland to shoot some of your wonderful baby pictures :o)
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07/17/2006 12:26:56 AM
woooooohooooooooooo gf...what'd I tell ya not two weeks ago? your getting better and better!!!! congrats ..woohoooo I'm excited for ya!!!! hugs :-)
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07/17/2006 12:19:42 AM
Sandy, you deserved this...well done. This is a portrait that YOU, Natalie and Jackson will be very proud of. I hope you print this on Canvas. May you get many more ribbons...
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07/17/2006 12:17:30 AM
Woohoo, Sandy! Excellent job. Congratulations!
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07/17/2006 12:16:58 AM
Don't mess with Sandy. She is on a roll!! Congrats.
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07/17/2006 12:14:21 AM
Yeah! Congrats on the RIBBON! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
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07/17/2006 12:13:49 AM
WTG Sandy! That's SWEET!
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07/17/2006 12:13:05 AM
Hey hey hey! Look who's NOT a bridesmaid this time! CONGRATS!!!!
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07/17/2006 12:12:50 AM
No surprises to see you at the top Sandy! Congratulations!!
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07/17/2006 12:12:27 AM
WOW a RED, congratulations Sandy, your have been building towards this ribbon strongly with your recent images.
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07/17/2006 12:11:19 AM
Way to go Sandy..... C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S, on getting a much deserved ribbon, for this wonderful image of Natalie and baby Jackson.
"WOW" won't your family be so proud of you.....
You just rock girl.....

ps; How in the world would anyone, give this image a "1", is just beyond me.

Message edited by author 2006-07-17 00:13:52.
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07/17/2006 12:10:22 AM
Go Sandy Go!!! Congratulations! This is such a beautiful image. WTG!
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07/17/2006 12:09:21 AM
WOO HOOO A ribbon!!! Congratulations, Sandy. I'm so happy for you. Great image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/15/2006 11:28:38 PM
Just beautiful. Nice work.
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07/15/2006 01:06:04 PM
This photo creates the very strong emotion of a mothers love
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07/15/2006 09:45:24 AM
10 fingers, holding 10 toes, being kissed by the looks of her to be a 10. Beautifully captured moment, with excellent post processing. This has a quality to take to a ribbon. Good Luck! 10
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07/14/2006 11:07:22 PM
love this shot - wonderful feeling to it, good composition. I like the post-processing, though the corners are a little too bright down by the mother's hands
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07/14/2006 10:15:19 PM
Gorgeous! So emotive. Beautifully done.
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07/13/2006 07:58:25 PM
OMG what a beautiful picture. Like the vignetting and look of the colors.. Good soft feeling in the picture..
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07/13/2006 03:23:13 PM
wow, beautiful photo, I'd say there a chance to ribbon with this one, only thing is that your bottom right corner seems to have too big of a bright spot, maybe try dodging just a little on the bottom (toward right side) to smooth it out or something, 10
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07/13/2006 02:50:11 PM
Just beautiful. 10 from me.
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07/13/2006 06:25:44 AM
Best Luck for you!!
Nice Photo!!
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07/12/2006 10:56:19 PM
That is so sweet! Great shot!
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07/12/2006 02:22:57 PM
If I could vote this would get a 10....
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07/12/2006 12:38:57 PM
excellent capture--very expressive
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07/12/2006 09:07:47 AM
How Precious~~I love the white edging. Excellent Shot!
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07/11/2006 12:00:40 PM
definite 10 from me!
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07/10/2006 11:49:22 PM
Nice soft photo full of love and sentiment.
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07/10/2006 07:48:54 PM
wonderful
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07/10/2006 07:07:02 PM
So sweet and soft. Back to bump. 9
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07/10/2006 03:34:16 PM
Awesome photo! I wish I could vote on it. I think the DOF on the feet and eyelashes is excellent. Only thing I would think might help would be to remove the veil or fabric that seems to be in the image. But, I'd have to see it without it to know one way or the other.
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07/10/2006 02:36:38 PM
Lovely shot, though I'm not sure about the blurry corners - makes it look a bit tacky for my taste and I think the image would have been stronger without them. I like it though, and the toes are beautifully in focus. 7
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07/10/2006 01:28:28 PM
Beautiful moment! Not sure if the vignetting helps or not. Eyeleshes give just enough contrast to make the shot work. Nice attention to detail.
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07/10/2006 12:17:11 PM
This truly is a stand out from the rest of the entries. This image is so sweet and projects so much LOVE! Your compositon is excellent and the porcelain effect BEAUTIFUL. You capured a wonderful Kodak moment, one that I know will be treasured forever. I really, really, really, would like to see this ribbon!
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07/10/2006 09:04:37 AM
I only gave two 10's in the challenge and this is one of them. This really appeals to me on several levels. Love the high key, love the softness, love the AWW factor, love the focus and detail. Nice job.
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07/10/2006 07:33:24 AM
I love this and will give it 10...my only criticism is the whited out edges...but a superb intimate shot 10, 10, 10
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07/10/2006 03:43:05 AM
Great emotion is conveyed in this image,making it very strong, the high key editing is excellent....
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07/10/2006 02:51:48 AM
Beautiful. The soft focus really works here. This need to be in top 5.
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07/10/2006 02:49:50 AM
The B&W is great and the focus is right on... Ok, 10:)
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07/10/2006 01:48:24 AM
This is just "AWESOME" and love every inch of this wonderful image. I want to kiss his toes as well......I really hope this one is in the top ten, or even deserves to ribbon..... I LOVE it.....
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07/10/2006 01:36:30 AM
This has got to be one of the most touching photos on DPC, a ribbon for sure. Well done!!
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07/10/2006 12:42:13 AM
WOW. Sharp and soft in the correct places for each. If you make this into a print - and I think you should - maybe clone out the white mark on the bottom nail. Otherwise this is a perfect shot.
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