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Waiting... to Grow Up
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Waiting... to Grow Up
Waiting... to Grow Up

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© Susana Heide
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Dr Silly
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    Made me think of a young man in Paris. LOL Well done. :O)

2/9/2010 10:05:20 AM

 
Tess L. Yee
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Charming image, Susana. Wonderful colors!

2/9/2010 10:56:44 AM

 
Vickie J. Jenkins
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A wonderful portrait of this beautiful young man.

2/9/2010 12:07:01 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Charming portrait... love the colors, pose and title, Susana!

2/9/2010 1:25:21 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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I could see this as a fashion ad in a high end magazine. Extraordinary work.

2/9/2010 4:55:40 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Well, thank you all so much for the positive reviews :o) I took this several years ago and still remember the session with this little boy as a very pleasant experience. He was very cooperative and sweet through the whole thing :o)

2/9/2010 5:13:22 PM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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Marvelous background and a charmingly dressed little boy. A beautiful work...

2/9/2010 5:39:21 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Great portrait shot. I thought a B&W treatment might be better, but the background colors go really well here. Well done!

2/9/2010 6:09:11 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Wonderful composition, treatment and title, Susana!

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2/9/2010 9:43:26 PM

 
Max Aureli
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Really nice setup on a wonderful portrait, Susana!!

2/10/2010 6:24:19 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Thank you for the kind messages Bonnie, Randy, Usman and Max!! Randy, I actualy converted it to b&w to try it and preferred the color version. But I do have 2 or 3 images of this same set-up in my gallery that are in b&w! I like it when people make suggestions! Thanks Randy!

2/12/2010 4:36:39 PM

 
Steve Reffey
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Wonderful shot Susana, I love it.

2/27/2010 6:04:29 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Thanks so much Steve!! :o)

2/28/2010 9:29:13 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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This is my favorite of your February entries, Susana. The tones were among the first things that attracted my attention so I'm glad you left it in color. I love the flat smooth look -- it works with the set-up as well as with his solemn expression and adult pose. Great job. You have several other portraits that I like a lot -- you're so creative and I'll bet your clients love working with you. However my runner-up for favorite was not a portrait -- it was 'Button Up'. The colors, texture and composition are wonderful.

3/7/2010 4:32:24 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Nikki, your comments are always so well thought out and worded! I always look forward to them :o))) And I am especially grateful to you for taking so much time since I personally often don't have the time to make such detailed comments! Thanks a million Nikki for the effort you put into this monthly favorites activity!!! Greatly appreciated!! :o)

3/10/2010 8:24:53 AM

 
Anne M. Young
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Congratulations - super finalist!This is such a perfect title Nikki. The little boy looks so innocent but poses like a real man!

3/26/2010 7:31:11 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Well you have to know how happy I am :) So glad they recognized the merits of this terrific image, Susana. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round.

3/26/2010 7:42:16 PM

 
Robert Jensen
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Congrats on this finalist - great image and superb lighting

3/26/2010 10:03:43 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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So glad to see this image among the finalists, Susana. Congratulations.

3/27/2010 8:16:46 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WOW, Susana! This is amazing! Huge congratulations on your beautiful finalist!! Deb

3/27/2010 9:12:25 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WONDERFUL FINALIST!!!

3/27/2010 5:17:18 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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True Susana style !!!! Big congratulations on this excellent capture and deserving finalist!!

3/27/2010 11:05:39 PM

 
Nick Lagos
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This is real quality imagery Susana...good luck

3/28/2010 2:06:16 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Awesome!!! Big congrats on this most deserving winner Susana!!

3/28/2010 9:32:05 PM

 
Pat and Graham Robards
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EXCELLENT Susana, congratulations on your second Place win. WTG!Pat

3/28/2010 9:54:10 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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So sweet Susana! Congratulations on your win!

3/28/2010 10:29:47 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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A work of art! Congrats, Susana!

3/29/2010 12:56:31 AM

 
Max Aureli
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Congratulations Susana!!!! Yes it's a work of art this great Winner my friend!! Great portrait!!!

3/29/2010 1:21:51 AM

 
Eva Ferri
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Congrats on your winner, Susana! BEAUTIFUL work!

3/29/2010 1:43:38 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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This is a superb winner, Susana. Ver hearty Congratulations to you!

3/29/2010 3:05:50 AM

 
Tressie Davis
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Timeless and beautiful Susana, congrats!

3/29/2010 4:19:07 AM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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WOW!!! What a beautiful portrait Susana! Congrats on your Winner!!!

3/29/2010 5:21:54 AM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Big congratulations on your excellent Second Place win, Susana!!!

3/29/2010 5:23:55 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Congratulations on the win, Susana!!

3/29/2010 7:33:48 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Lovely! Congrats!!

3/29/2010 7:58:49 AM

 
Bunny Snow
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You are one of the few people that really understands how to pose and light portraits, Susana. I love the back and foreground, the softness of the tonality. The composition and DD treatment is wonderful and perfectly done.

How can one so pretty be also so talented?

Congratulations on your win, Susana.

3/29/2010 8:18:47 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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I love this, Susana! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER!! Deb

3/29/2010 8:23:23 AM

 
Sonya L. Hatfield-Hall
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Stunning image and a well diserved win. Congratulations.

3/29/2010 10:50:34 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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I have loved this since the first time I saw it, Susana. Huge congrats on this much deserved GOLD.

3/29/2010 11:20:01 AM

 
Mark Dodge
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WTG, Susana! Congratulations on your gold here :o) Wonderful work! Well done!

3/29/2010 2:34:42 PM

 
Gerri R. Jones
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A beautiful and classic portrait Susana! Congratulations on your win!

3/29/2010 7:17:19 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Congratulations on your outstanding win Susana!!!

3/29/2010 10:48:01 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!

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3/30/2010

 
Susana Heide
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I hadn't even gotten the chance to thank you all for the many congrats on this finalist when the button turned gold and those congrats came in! So a BIG THANK YOU to each one of you for the generous compliments! I'm super EXCITED!!!!! :o)))

3/30/2010 11:15:58 AM

 
Nadia Paul
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Wonderful portrait Susana - congrats on your win!

3/30/2010 1:58:10 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Congratulations on your fabulous winner!!!

3/30/2010 5:02:44 PM

 
Dave Montero
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This is so beautiful and so well done on so many levels. I could look at it for hours and see something different and appealing every minute. Wonderful work Susana. Congratulations! And thank you for sharing it.

3/31/2010 10:47:09 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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It's hard to follow up on a compliment like Dave left. This is certainly another one of your superb children's portraits, Susana! Congratulations!!

4/2/2010 9:24:03 AM

 
Susana Heide
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You guys have been all said such nice things about this image and I'm truly honored! When I looked through all the finalists in the people category this month and mine was among them I thought: "There's no way my image could end up in the winner's circle because there are so many STELLAR portraits for the judges to pick from". So I feel very fortunate to have gotten this spot! It could just as well have been someone else's 2nd place win :o)) Thanks again to all of you for the kind compliments! I'm done my speech now... LOL...

4/2/2010 11:46:27 AM

 
Nick Lagos
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Yes...but yours was quite unique... originality is hard currency at BP... a good and fair win Susana

4/6/2010 6:45:05 AM

 
Susana Heide
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Well that is a fantastic comment to receive, Nick!! Made my day :o)) Thank you!!

4/13/2010 9:10:26 AM

 
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