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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Home
Date: Oct 2, 2007
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

I'm thrilled to get the posthumous ribbon for this. It's been a secret goal of mine that I honestly never thought I'd achieve. I'm most happy, though, that someone saw what I saw in this image -- thanks, Don.

I am very disappointed in the darkness issue. I edited this on a brand new laptop and the image looks brilliant on it. I didn't think to calibrate, and that was obviously a problem. The lighting is subtle, but just what I wanted as I am seeing it. At some later point, I'll try to upload a new version edited with a calibrated monitor.

Thanks to everyone for their comments.

Statistics
Place: 863 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.0915
Avg (commenters): 5.8333
Avg (participants): 5.0514
Avg (non-participants): 5.3200
Views since voting: 754
Views during voting: 644
Votes: 503
Comments: 53
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 06:27:50 PM
Very nice!
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03/17/2009 04:25:44 PM
I like the way you captured the flushness of the face.
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03/17/2009 01:04:11 PM
WHAT a FACE!

Not voting yet.
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03/17/2009 10:37:33 AM
Nice baby portrait.
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03/17/2009 10:06:44 AM
Aww, adorable little one who gets comfort from nesting dolls? I'd love more light on the face, and the whole shot really.
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03/17/2009 10:04:39 AM
Aw, it's a cutie! I think the lighting is a little dark, but you captured a great moment with the tear and I'm sure this is a subject that's very close to your heart :)
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03/17/2009 02:54:28 AM
The lone tear... so sad, but sweet.
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03/17/2009 01:06:01 AM
This shot makes me wonder why the baby is crying. At first I though he was holding an onion.
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03/16/2009 10:54:01 PM
Nice babe. Nice exposure.
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03/16/2009 01:13:14 PM
Aww. Good shot. Good expression.
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03/16/2009 12:28:35 PM
The tear gives it additional appeal, lovely colours
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03/15/2009 12:04:26 PM
Aw, with a tear too. Sweet child.
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03/15/2009 05:31:40 AM
;)) cuuute
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03/15/2009 02:11:58 AM
A little oversharpened around the eyes, 6
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03/15/2009 01:52:47 AM
Lovely portrait with a beautiful teardrop. A real gem!
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03/14/2009 08:26:25 PM
great shot!
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03/14/2009 07:09:17 PM
Makes me wonder what his (her?) life will be like. Very nice color, nice capture of the tear.
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03/14/2009 05:58:44 PM
great portrait but the light isnt the best
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03/14/2009 05:47:14 PM
There is some haloing around the right side, and the tear really adds a bit of "personality" to the kid.
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03/14/2009 04:50:45 PM
Coming back to comment...

Aawww, poor sweet, sad baby!
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03/14/2009 03:36:53 PM
A crying Gerber baby :-( I really like the dead on stare. would have liked a little more light.
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03/14/2009 03:45:34 AM
Really captured the emotion in this!
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03/14/2009 03:43:16 AM
Beautyful portrait
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03/13/2009 11:30:31 PM
I have no idea why I love Manet so much more than his contemporaries. I have no idea why I need to give this a ribbon. Everything is so accidental and so perfect at the same time... including the light. the colors are exquisite. I'm just speechless about this. It's... it's.. Vermeer meets Gerber's.

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03/13/2009 10:33:32 PM
I'd like to see a little more exposure on his face.
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03/13/2009 07:05:44 PM
looks like he's getting ready to throw that at your camera!
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03/13/2009 06:52:21 PM
great capture, I would just bump the levels up a bit.
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03/13/2009 02:10:05 PM
Cute baby. Lighting is a little dark.
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03/13/2009 01:34:23 PM
Your affection for the litle tike comes through nicely.
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03/13/2009 12:16:49 PM
Would be better with a little more light I think.
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03/13/2009 11:31:49 AM
Image feels a little dark, otherwise the composition works fine.
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03/13/2009 11:27:07 AM
ahhh sweet thing
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03/13/2009 10:53:25 AM
exposure doesn't quite work here. IMO
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03/13/2009 08:44:14 AM
Magnum opus at that.....
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03/13/2009 12:14:31 AM
for such is the kingdom of heaven! wonderful image - love the tear...
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03/12/2009 09:38:12 PM
Why the tear? Nice shot.
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03/12/2009 03:40:40 PM
Lovely portrait.
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03/12/2009 09:41:26 AM
Good capture. The image seems a little flat to me though.
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03/12/2009 08:39:41 AM
Awww. So sweet. Needs more light but cute!
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03/12/2009 06:57:11 AM
Ahhhh why the tear?
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03/12/2009 06:34:23 AM
Cute picture but a little bit too dark and it lacks a space above the child's head.
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03/11/2009 08:12:52 PM
funny how they can go from crying to curious to happy...excellent shot...just a little dark
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03/11/2009 06:40:14 PM
The tear adds to the pic. Lightening then adjusting color would be an improvement on this already lovely shot.
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03/11/2009 05:55:07 PM
nice composition, and light. nice portrait
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03/11/2009 02:29:07 PM
A little more light might help.
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03/11/2009 02:27:03 PM
Gorgeous!
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03/11/2009 01:50:13 PM
Oh the little tear, poor baby. Great attention to the eyes.
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03/11/2009 12:51:32 PM
Presidential portrait?
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03/11/2009 10:00:39 AM
Congratulations on being part of this 1000th challenge on DPC. Keep up the good work!!
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03/11/2009 08:44:15 AM
Love the portrait itself - great expression. Seems a little dark especially around the eyes.
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03/11/2009 08:31:07 AM
awesome lighting my wife went awwwwwwwwwwww when she saw this one
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03/11/2009 05:40:21 AM
how sweet, I could just squeeze him
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03/11/2009 03:01:38 AM
The lighting truly lets this image down.

The child is lovely, sorry to see the tears, but the lack of good lighting detracts from the child.
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