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Bundle of sweetness

Bundle of sweetness
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Copyright: Karen Arnold (dareco) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-25
Categories: Daily Life
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-27 18:26
Viewed: 1221
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Twice to the chiropractor in one day and still in agony. Oh! make it stop!!
I took a few pictures of this little one, as her parents tried very hard to get her to look at the camera. When she did make eye contact I snapped and this is the expression :)

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  • HienVy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 369 W: 18 N: 697] (4273)
  • [2009-07-27 18:31]

Very good portrait photo, Karen.
She looked "lost" but very pretty.
Hien Vy

With each portrait, you get better and better Karen! Love the natural look here! nice bokeh in the BG here, wonder colors! The light across the eyes makes them stand out more!

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-07-27 19:23]

Hi Karen,
Superbe expression, and very good clarity and light in the eyes.
The colors are perfectly natural!
Very successful! Annie

Hi Karen,
WoW! Great composition and presentation,
nice contrast and light,
portrait very sharp and clear,
Excellent pose and expression,,,
very well done and focus too..

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  • akg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 0 N: 171] (2264)
  • [2009-07-27 19:36]

Ah ha! What are you thinking?
Great photo and a great mood with personality reflected. Nice composition! I like the turn around face of the baby with spontaneity.
Thanks and regards, abhijit.

ciao Karen..
sublime and superb capture.. there is an incredible light effect..
and i really love her look.. great capture!
ciao Marco

Hi Karen
What a pretty kid you'v captured here in a very natural pose, good focus, colors amd DOF.
Best wishes, Alireza

Hi, Dareco. wonderful portrait capturing the essence of the child's expression. good sharp photo with beautiful eyes.Cheers.

Much better! No signs of camera shake at all with this one. Excellent composition and exposure, the little girl's expression is great. Good job with the shallow DOF too, looks very sufficient for this scene.


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-07-27 23:33]

Hi Karen...
Very good portrait...
Superbe expression...

hi karen
great bright portrait,caught very well good colours.

Hello Karen! Wonderful baby, amazing light and colours. Fantastic portrait. Good bless our children! Well done!

Hi Karen
Wonderful expression,beautiful lighting
on her face,nice pose,clear and sharp colours.
she look so lovely!Great portrait.
Regards and tfs

hello karen
wonderful shot
great light and interesting expression, as if she is saying "what are you doing"?
sharo shot

Manuj Mehta

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2009-07-28 3:04]

I do like her expression Karen. So inquisitive, or maybe it is more of a questioning look
Very good focus, very natural and well captured

Hi Karen,

Wonderful portret of this bundle. Her facial expression alone is worth the effort. You can't feel but sympathetic.
Great exposure with the bokeh and yet she's sharp as can be.

Excellent shot!



Hello Karen,

Well, how dare you take that photograph!!
What a crushing glance!!

The focus on the face is pin-sharp with a lovely soft light across the forehead.
Your dof is absolutely spot on!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

great model and excellent portrait.you should be thankful for her eye contact she seem to be very moody.Congratulations

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2009-07-28 9:58]

Hi Karen,I feel for you,twice to a chiropractor in one day,change your chiropractor for sure:I Just finished having a session with my own one feeling better but noy good enough to sit to long.
Great expression you have with this image,seems as though she's telling you,"did you not see I didn't want my photograph taken?"Really natural skin tones,well taken.

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2009-07-28 12:13]

Hi Karen,
Children have the most superb expressions and usually all of them within 10 minutes! You have caught this little one beautifully, superb portrait shot, the focus is outstanding.

Poor little thing. Your note explains that this isn't just a petulant or dissatisfied face; there is a lot more going on here, and the expression and your treatment of it is poignant and touching.

Even with shadow crossing her face - which could be a nicely symbolic touch - the light works well.


She has a lovely face Karen and beautiful blue eyes that would seem to indicate that she is a little indignant with you for persevering with that camera ;-) Her face seems a little scrateched Good job your patience paid off
warm regards

Hello Karen, I love the expression on her face; she is obviously looking at you and wondering what you are doing.Good light in her eyes.
Excellent sharpness and natural colours.
I think that you have cracked the business of taking portraits!
Tfs, regards Jean.

Salut Karen.
Une belle série de portrait d’enfant parfaitement cadrée avec de belles expressions.
Bonne journée.

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-07-30 9:38]

ohhh dear Karen,
what a lovely little girl.Beautiful naturel colors.Well taken.TFS.Necla.

Hi Karen...great shot..wonderful sharpness in the eyes..nice work.


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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-08-01 6:17]

Hi Karen...

It's really a beautiful shot and lovely portrait..!
Absolutely great - I like the posse
and the nice smile...
Congrats my friend,

No wonder you got so much praise for this jewel of a portrait , i am loving it a great deal !
What an expressive little girl , you caught this cutie at the perfect instant , look at those eyes , i feel all the gravity of the situation in her eyes , a beautiful shot Karen ,

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