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+ "Here, have some."

+ This is from the long-anticipated photoshoot with my 5 younger siblings. Katarina, Branden, Natalie, Gaby, and Austin. *whew* Overall, it was a lot of fun to play with them and make them smile in front of the camera. It was great practice for child photography and it'll be nice to have some quality prints for family. Jensey was in the 'garden' with me, helping pose the kids and generally keep them from tearing apart the leaves and lizards. Wonderful times. :) bweblbweblbweble

+ Little excited girls don't keep their hands still very well. Fortunately, she sat still long enough for this. (All of about 3 seconds.)

+ Edit: Original just wasn't exposed very well. Levels, Select 'digital fill', crop to fill frame better, smoothing of skin texture. The weather conditions were very blah the day of the shoot, so heavy editing was more than required. Gray skies,
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006  Professional Photographer
Plumeria! My all time favorite flower.
Hello, I just realized that you are in Orlando. An hours drive from me. I live in DeLand (next to Daytona)
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scoota269 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
A really solid composition methinks. Whilst people cringe at the central positioning of the subject, I think it works well, especially with her arms converging to the focal point of the image :)
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fox718 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2005
Nice. The use of colors is what really gets my eye. The flower is such a different pink from her dress and everything is soft and subtle colors, except where you want us to focuse. Everything there is intense and saturated.
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fangedfem Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005
What a lovely shot - simple and reminds me to stop and appreciate the simple things in life =) Great work hon!
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piccolo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2005
Three seconds? Wow. I totally would have missed the shit. It's really great though. What if you tried to be a bit cliche and made the ground B&W? :P I love the semi-symetrical properties of the photo, and the overall blend of colours between the ground, her person and the flower.

I think the photo says alot about her and the innocence of children in general. Then they grow up and add themselves to the human suffering and drama of society. :P
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82deg Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005
awww...this is really cute...i love the sense of anonymity in this one - given the fact that her face was left out of the shot...everything just adds up :)
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Mysterys-Web Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
aww i love this one :D
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xshadowx Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice composition, I really like how it turned out. I enjoyed reading the description too :)
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achfoo Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005  Professional Photographer
I'm really glad to hear you liked reading the description. I typically strive for writing something that has some worth and insight to it.
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SkippyJr Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2005  Hobbyist Filmographer
That's very cute,
Very nice photo,
I really liked this one.
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alias003 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2005
The simple details like her feet and the bow make this great. The focus on the flower and her hands really make you feel like she's offering you not just a flower, but a moment of happiness.
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achfoo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2005  Professional Photographer
Well said.
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alias003 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2005
thanks. :) It's not hard when you have a great picture that pretty much says it all. :)
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MissAchfoo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2005   Photographer
I love the colors, composition, and feel of this. Brilliant. Love, your number one fan!
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achfoo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2005  Professional Photographer
:smooch: Jensey Numba Won! (Said with accent)
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MissAchfoo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2005   Photographer
hehehheheheheh :smooch:
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October 28, 2005
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Model
Canon EOS D60
Shutter Speed
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F/5.6
Focal Length
77 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Oct 21, 2005, 4:14:47 PM