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Take my hand

Take my hand
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Copyright: Michelle McLatchy (Chmiley) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 95 W: 14 N: 49] (365)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-26
Categories: Friends/Family
Camera: nikon coolpix 4500
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Children: New Born..., Body Parts, Hands, reflection of a beautiful mind, Payton, 50-59 points- Part 7 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-06 14:43
Viewed: 3411
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 53
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I hope I don't tire everyone out with my baby photos!! This was taken along with this and this. Maybe I should be starting a theme? How would I do that?

Anyways this is Paytons little hand at three days old. I used her Daddy's hand for size comparison. She just seemed so tiny I wanted to document it because I knew she would be big before I know it!!

PP: crop

I played with the diffuse glow some but didn't like how I lost the nice rich warm colour. So I went back and posted the original.

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Hi Michelle,
This is a wonderful protrait. Candid and sweet.
the photo is sharp at the right places and the gesture is so emotive...
Very well captured

Take care, Stef

nomore green smiles today, so here's one for you :)))

The color and detail here are both excellent. Very cool picture.

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  • SILVA Gold Star Critiquer [C: 321 W: 0 N: 0] (3917)
  • [2005-07-06 15:09]
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wowo..lovely..great immage..wonderfull sharpness,color,light...

awsome picture, the sharpess, color, very intense!

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2005-07-06 20:12]
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So very beautiful.. and sweet.
Well Done.
Thank you for sharing this with us...

A very sensitive touch and so clear we see easily the fingerprints! Good crop on the tender action! Very nice one!

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  • manny Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 525 W: 24 N: 1485] (11941)
  • [2005-07-07 3:19]
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Vey nice close up. Try a sepia version to this. Maybe it will more warm. Anyway, this is a well-composed shot. I like the way everything is positioned in the frame.

Another good one! Too bad you've cropped too much of her hand. DOF could be deeper, so that dad's palm is in focus, but nevermind.
This photo reminds me of one when my son was few months old. I will dig it out from some album to show it to you :)
Good job again!

P.S. Theme? Go to "My Account". Then "Manage" on the right. Then "My Themes" and I think you will figure out everything else :)

Beautiful I'm amazed at the tenderness that can be expressed between a baby's hand and daddy's. Very sharp details even if the hand was cropped a bit too much, but overall excellent.

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2005-07-07 21:50]
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This is a great macro image,Michelle! Beautiful light! Congrats! Michel

One of those tender(est) moments in life. The one that you really earn.

Lovely lighting. And i guess this one is better in colour. TFS

Hi Michelle..this is such a touching and emotional photo. You explained in your intro that you photograph what you know, and you definitely do that well! I am proud you are a stay at home Mom, and trust me, these photos will be so very precious to you in the blink of an eye as you baby grows and you turn around and she has babies of her own.....Beautiful composition with much emotion behind it....:O)

Hi Michelle, this is a very tender photo and is very sharp and detailed. the shadow is also realistic which makes it look like 3 dimensional. great macro shot! Ron

Beautiful and tender picture, Michelle. Also your note is nice.

congrats Paolo

Hi Michelle.. I love this one! So, Warm and Gentle... So, Beautiful... Yes! U never know when children grow up ( My mom says this always) :) Photo to be treasured... :) We would love to see more of Paytons photos :) Give my kisses to her :)

Take care...
- Hima.

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  • sarju Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 109 W: 0 N: 68] (492)
  • [2005-07-12 0:12]

hi Michelle
I was thinking about posting my niece's photo with her clinching my finger (I had a hard time taking that photo as she would'nt do it) .. I guess I will have to wait now as looking at your photo . i don't think my photo is that good ... he he
cheers neways and congrats for the baby ... c u arnd

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)
  • [2005-07-13 18:02]

lovely shot Michelle, just great the way you composed it !!!

This is very cute photo, and I've looked at the rest of your photos - you made one, but important, mistake - you focus too narrow or crop photos too much in PS. For example: on this photo you cut very cute hand of your baby. On the other one you cut baby's head. Try to focus little wider. Best regards, Jarek

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  • jrj Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 14 N: 82] (724)
  • [2005-07-16 8:11]

Excellent shot of the hands. Very sharp with splendid details. Very good work M.

You've captured a very lovely, moving image. The details and sharpness are great. Well done.

Very beautiful baby shot. It will be a much prized entry for the family photo album, for sure. The colouring is very nice and it evokes tender feelings seeing such a small hand holding on to daddy's big hand. Very well done.

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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2005-08-02 21:02]

Wonderful moment you ever have,
Good Work!


Michelle, you got some powerful pictures with tender messages. I chose this one since I like the hands touching and the composition itself. Regards, Iris

Priceless !
Top class shot


This is a lovely photo Michelle. The baby is so small, and you captured a beautiful photo of her hand.
TFS Take care Michelle

Very cute picture! I love it!

what a beautiful shot it says very much nice colors nice textures lovely congratulations

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2006-04-12 5:17]

Wonderful capture with beautiful colors & sharpness. Well done.

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