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Challenge: Free Study XVI (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Children
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: My house
Date: Dec 24, 2006
Aperture: F8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Dec 24, 2006

I couldn't resist. I was babysitting Jackson one afternoon, and voila. He was happy to pose in return for a bottle and a cozy nap :)




Statistics
Place: 19 out of 488
Avg (all users): 6.6257
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.5669
Avg (non-participants): 6.7692
Views since voting: 1519
Views during voting: 273
Votes: 179
Comments: 60
Favorites: 10 (view)


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04/19/2011 11:44:37 PM
Yeah... this makes me smile... every time I see it.

I go to my Faves frequently when I "need a lift"... and there this is...

Thanks, Sandy! You're my photographer HERO! :)
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01/07/2010 07:37:57 PM
I absolutely love this pic... try something for me, selective de-saturation... Leave his eyes their natural color and the rest of the pic in black and white... I have one like this of my teenage(eek!) step-daughter and it turned out to be the most gorgeous picture in our whole house because of the colors. Send me a message if you aren't sure how to do this, I can help. :) Try it!
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01/06/2008 09:20:27 PM
SANDY!! HAppy New Year woman! well I must have been asleep since last month b/chtis is the first time I see this gorgeous image! He is simply a DOLL and you captured his eyyes so well! What a gift you have!

Nice finish too btw!

Glad you are getting back into it!(um, you are aren't you?) I head to SDakota next Thurs! yay oh yay!

Miss you! XOXOXO

~Anni
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01/06/2008 08:04:56 PM
WOW!! How you have captured those eyes!
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11/09/2007 01:39:31 PM
this is such a cute baby OMG, its a lil angel
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03/16/2007 12:09:51 PM
oh my gosh, this is freakin amazing! it almost brought tears to my eyes
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01/26/2007 03:14:08 PM
Sandy, he is beautiful and what a wonderful photo!!!!! I'd give almost anything for his eyelashes :)
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01/10/2007 01:01:55 PM
Wonderful lighting and a gorgeous baby. Great shot, Sandy.
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01/10/2007 02:43:18 AM
Ohhh that is a sweet photo. How old is he? (Reminds me of my 10 month old with a pacifier!!)

Message edited by author 2007-01-10 02:45:23.
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01/09/2007 08:31:17 PM
another great Free Study Portrait Sandy, congrats on your top 20 finish!
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01/09/2007 03:00:17 PM
Sandy great shot. Lighting, pose and composition and fantastic. The cuteness has been captured well. Congrats.
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01/08/2007 11:01:46 PM
a very well deserved high finish Sandy. congrats. I'm proud of you kid! :)
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01/08/2007 10:24:11 PM
WOW what eyes, another perfect Sandy work of art!
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01/08/2007 08:55:40 PM
Sandy, the subject is beautiful and the composition and tones are great. Congratulations. (DeniseL)

Message edited by author 2007-01-09 00:54:43.
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01/08/2007 08:42:58 PM
What a beautiful baby and a beautiful picture. Just perfect. Congratulations.
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01/08/2007 08:15:25 PM
Sandy girl, this is the sweetest baby and one of your best, you are fantastic!! A fav for me.
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01/08/2007 04:42:47 PM
OH SANDY! This is just Wonderful!! Congrats on a top 20 and a beautiful grandchild!!
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01/08/2007 12:50:08 PM
Congrats on your top 20 Sandy. This is an excellent shot
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01/08/2007 12:28:16 PM
Congratulations Sandy! This is flawless. I must study your work and learn your secrets before all my nieces and nephews grow up!
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01/08/2007 08:33:06 AM
Congrats Sandy I should have know this was yours. Its a great shot i love the eyes.
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01/08/2007 08:08:31 AM
I should have known it was yours when I gave it a 10. Love this! Jackson is a doll. Well done once again, Sandy!
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01/08/2007 07:52:40 AM
This is so sweet Sandy.Congrats on your top 20 finish.
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01/08/2007 07:07:51 AM
Just beautiful as usual.....
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01/08/2007 07:00:53 AM
What a finish!! So glad to see you at the top!! Love the soft-feeling of the photo, so perfect for a sweet baby like this one. You are a master baby photographer!! Congratulations!!
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01/08/2007 07:00:02 AM
Way to go Sandy...Beautiful photo you have here!
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01/08/2007 06:45:57 AM
Big congratulations on 19th place in a free study. Fantastic.
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01/08/2007 04:27:03 AM
Top 20 in a Free Study, but that's old hat for you. :-) And you beat Goodman by one spot... hee hee! Great lookin' kid, awesome processing, and by reading the comments you get to learn all sorts of new words for what Americans know as a "pacifier".
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01/08/2007 01:44:12 AM
man you're good with babies.. congrats sandy.
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01/08/2007 01:40:41 AM
Beautiful baby photo, Sandy - the tulle adds just the right touch. Love those eyes.
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01/08/2007 12:42:35 AM
Congratulations on top 20 out of about a zillion entries, Sandy! It's easy to see how you can't resist portraits of this guy - and you do it so beautifully. I bet his parents are thrilled with this one. Thanks for bringing a huge smile to my face. What a cutie!
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01/08/2007 12:26:10 AM
Congrats on a great photo Sandy and a strong finish place
My son and his partner have just had a baby boy a few days ago and I think I will be hovering over him with my camera
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01/08/2007 12:22:02 AM
Apart from the subject,the processing gave this a high finish,you are a master. Congratulations
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01/08/2007 12:20:27 AM
Congratulations on your top 20, this is still one of my top picks, simply beautiful!
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01/08/2007 12:15:57 AM
Congrats on the top 20, Sandy!

Guess who's 18th? ;-)
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01/08/2007 12:10:27 AM
Hurray. Top 20 in a Free Study. That is FANTASTIC. I knew this would do well. Congratulations.
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01/08/2007 12:10:21 AM
There ya go, Sandy! Top 20. :) Congrats!
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01/08/2007 12:09:08 AM
WOW Way to go Sandy!!! Top 20 out of 486!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2007 11:24:29 PM
Dream, dream, dreeeeeeam ... love that tuft of hair!
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01/07/2007 06:03:01 PM
Very nice eyes...
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01/07/2007 08:53:42 AM
It's a beautiful photo of a beautiful subject. Too bad about the pacifier covering the mouth.
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01/06/2007 10:39:51 PM
thats such a sweet photo
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01/06/2007 12:16:03 PM
Lovely portrait, but lose the dummy/comforter.
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01/06/2007 08:31:37 AM
B&W works really good here, well done
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01/05/2007 10:41:12 PM
Beautiful.
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01/05/2007 01:32:48 PM
The soother takes away from the picture...other than that, an excellent shot!
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01/04/2007 08:05:52 PM
Wonderful image. Love the light on white and the sweet softness. Perfect crop. Pleasant texture. Absolutely divine baby. Back to bump you up to 9.
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01/03/2007 04:14:20 PM
Absolutely beautiful photo of a beautiful baby! Great job!
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01/03/2007 03:55:55 PM
I just adore this shot. It is perfect. If this was my child I would have this blown up huge in my living room. -10-
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01/03/2007 11:58:47 AM
Beautiful eyes and composition. According to personal taste, I would prefer the absence of the pacifier.
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01/03/2007 12:31:23 AM
Awesome baby portrait! The eyes and lashes are just amazing, so much so that the pacifier does not bother me one bit! Very nice work!
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01/02/2007 10:03:15 PM
This is one of the prettiest baby shots I have ever seen, if I could give it more than 10 I would. Brilliant!!!
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01/02/2007 09:59:39 PM
I love the shot and think it's adorable... I just can't help but think it would have been even better without The Binky :)
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01/02/2007 06:36:09 PM
Very precious photo. Just like my little one, not a chance of getting the binky out for a shot.
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01/02/2007 04:59:57 PM
Gorgeous eyes! Soft & beautiful portrait <9>
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01/02/2007 08:48:54 AM
Beautifully captured and processed. Very nice!
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01/01/2007 10:30:46 AM
I think that I have died and gone to heaven becase I am for sure looking at the face of an angel!! This is just outstanding!! Words cannot express how much I LOVE this portrait. The composition, the lighting, the processing and that sweet sweet face are absolutely perfect!! This is going straight into my favorites! Great capture!!
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01/01/2007 09:56:52 AM
I get sick of baby pics, but MAN this is awesome. The light and his eyes just make is super special for me. Wonderful tone and focus. AWESOME
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01/01/2007 05:14:17 AM
What a darling portrait of this adorable baby..... I love this one.....
I just want to cuddle him, and take him home..... So so sweet.....
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01/01/2007 04:51:31 AM
very good high key processing,with good composition, maybe cropping more portraite format....9
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01/01/2007 01:04:31 AM
Love those eyes. Hate the pacifier. can only give it a 6
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