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Three Little Girls and a Bird Photo Contest Finalist
Three Little Girls and a Bird
Three Little Girls and a Bird
This was taken in their home on April 21, 2010 during a casual photo shoot. The light is ambient window light.

© Melissa Gurdus
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Jessica Jenney
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    Beautiful candid capture, Melissa! I love their individual expressions! Terrific tones and lighting!

4/29/2010 8:41:28 AM

Jeff W. Robinson
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Great job with this Melissa!! Jeff

4/29/2010 9:28:02 AM

Daniella Puente
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Lovely candid moment Melissa :))

4/29/2010 9:43:39 AM

Carrie M. Groseclose
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This is so lovely Melissa! Wonderful expressions and tones. Great job!

4/29/2010 10:16:24 AM

Mike Clime
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Cute capture, excellent tones and love their eyes!

4/29/2010 11:27:42 AM

Karen Engelbreth
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A very cute capture, Melissa....

4/29/2010 2:41:16 PM

Kathleen Brennan
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Great capture Melissa! They look related!(Or at least two of them do!)

4/29/2010 3:20:22 PM

Ron McEwan
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Gosh Melissa what can I say, its a winner, has to be.

4/29/2010 5:17:37 PM

Ellen Hodges
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Adorable girls in an extremely cute pose, Melissa!!!

4/29/2010 8:47:04 PM

Barbara Waldoch
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Terrific capture, Melissa!

4/30/2010 12:12:43 AM

frank w. degenhardt
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Melissa- Now this is what I am talking about girl. Natural, not posed, reality portrait. Right into my favorites. First of all the finish and clarity is fantastic. Love that black and white a whole bunch. The fact that they all have the same head bands with the flowers is a sweet touch. The little chick is so cute. But what really takes this picture over the top is the wonderful expressions you have gotten from each girl. You can not duplicate this beauty doing studio work. This is pure people being people.
Have a wonderful Friday my dear friend, enjoy the weekend.

4/30/2010 5:09:11 AM

Dianna Murphy
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Very cute and well done.

4/30/2010 9:10:54 AM

Anita Tykwinski
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Fabulous capture of these darling little girls, wonderful clarity, contrast and sharpness.

4/30/2010 5:26:01 PM

Nancyj Hovey
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What a fantastic image for these girls to have for a life time of memories...excellent work, my friend! 8o)

5/1/2010 8:44:13 AM

Wendy Stevenson
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What a fantastic candid moment! I love all the different expressions - leads to a possible million stories! Really excellent work and the tones are great as well!

5/2/2010 8:16:31 AM

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Love this in b&w. Great capture!

5/2/2010 8:12:21 PM

Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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HUGE CONGRATS on your AWSOME finalist best of luck in the next round!!!

5/24/2010 1:07:13 PM

Judy V. Kennamer
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Congrats on your beautiful Finalist Melissa!!!!

5/24/2010 1:08:37 PM

Tammy Espino
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Congrats on an awesome finalist!! :)

5/24/2010 1:16:12 PM

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5/24/2010 1:27:05 PM

Kelly S. Cavanaugh
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What a wonderful capture, Melissa! Congrats on your finalist!

5/24/2010 1:46:39 PM

Jack Ryan
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Way to go! Congratulations!!

5/24/2010 1:50:15 PM

Ruth Grimm
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Congratulations on this charming image, Melissa!

5/24/2010 1:56:28 PM

Carol Eade
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Warm congratulations on your finalist, Melissa, love this image!

5/24/2010 2:37:34 PM

Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Big Congrats, Melissa!

5/24/2010 2:38:21 PM

Bobby Ray Goodman
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A big congratulations,Melissa!!!!

5/24/2010 2:43:21 PM

Eivor Kuchta
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Wonderful, Melissa! Their expressions are priceless! Perfect lighting! Congratulations on your finalist!

5/24/2010 2:45:26 PM

Marilyn Cornwell
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Melissa - everything you capture is full of beauty and light and joy!! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist!!

5/24/2010 3:04:05 PM

Nancyj Hovey
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on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

5/24/2010 3:29:55 PM

Amy M. Wilson
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Congratulations on your outstanding Finalist, Melissa!!

5/24/2010 3:47:35 PM

Linda Blair
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!!!!!

5/24/2010 3:52:46 PM

Fran J. Jagger
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Congrats on our FINALIST!! This is a darling photo! Love the tones! Beautiful capture, Melissa! :)

5/24/2010 4:20:46 PM

Ron McEwan
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Congratulations Melissa on getting a pile of silver for the month of April, WTG

5/24/2010 4:37:04 PM

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Excellent shot Melissa! Congrats on all your Finalist photos. Well deserved.

5/24/2010 4:55:54 PM

William C. Raco
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This is so sweet!
I love it, Melissa
Congratulations and best of luck

5/24/2010 5:59:31 PM

Ellen Hodges
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Congrats and very best luck on your awesome finalists, Melissa!!! WTG!!!!

5/24/2010 6:00:59 PM

Laura E. Swan
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You captured such a sweet and special moment Melissa!



Good Luck In The Next Round! :D


5/24/2010 6:06:50 PM

Karen K. Givens
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So cute Congrats on your Finalist.

5/24/2010 6:29:13 PM

Marcel J. Fernandez
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Delightful! Congratulations, Melissa!

5/24/2010 6:52:49 PM

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5/24/2010 7:53:07 PM

Usha Ganesh
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This is beautiful Melissa. Congratulations on the finalist and best wishes for the next round. The expression ont he children are very precious!

5/24/2010 8:06:00 PM

Sherran Andersen
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Congrats Melissa.

5/24/2010 10:03:22 PM

Stefania Barbier
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congratulations on your wonderful finalist!

5/24/2010 10:50:19 PM

Pat and Graham Robards
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Congratulations Melissa, best of luck for the next round.~Pat

5/24/2010 10:55:26 PM

Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations on this sweet and beautiful finalist, Melissa.
Best of luck to you in the next round!

5/24/2010 11:23:43 PM

Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Melissa!

5/25/2010 4:29:27 AM

Nadia Paul
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So sweet Melissa - congrats on your wonderful finalist!

5/25/2010 4:57:00 AM

Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments!! They are very much appreciated!!

5/25/2010 7:23:41 AM

Kaye Burazin
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your work is always a hightlight of my browsing Congrats

5/25/2010 8:15:08 AM

Allen O. Howard
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Perfect Melissa! Congratulations!

5/25/2010 8:17:00 AM

Marsha S. Smith
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Wonderful! Love their little faces.

5/25/2010 8:45:50 AM

Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Melissa!

5/25/2010 9:11:47 AM

Ann Coates
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What a fantastic finalist. I think candid portraits are always the best, especially with children. Hope to see this go further Melissa.

5/25/2010 11:24:26 AM

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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa!

jo ann c.

5/25/2010 11:59:35 AM

Lydia Williams
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Adorable!! Congratulations!!

Best, Lydia

5/26/2010 3:55:13 AM

Bruce Van Buskirk
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This is a picture that will be a picture that you will enjoy for years to come. You have captured the moment with perfect light and composition.

This is a well deserved winner.


5/26/2010 6:42:18 AM

Jodi Zimmer
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Congrats Mel..this is awesome!

5/26/2010 8:32:03 AM

Nancy L. Green
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HUGE CONGRATULATIONS Melissa on this an your other OUTSTANDING finalists, WTG!!! <><

5/26/2010 10:54:53 AM

Kathleen Brennan
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Congrats on this lovely finalist!

5/26/2010 11:21:15 AM

Kathy L. Clark
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I love this Melissa. It is fabulous. Congrats on your adorble finalist.

5/26/2010 11:51:02 AM

Mitch Spence
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Absolutely delightful interplay among these girls, Melissa. Congratulations to you.

5/29/2010 8:16:37 AM

Debra R. Harder
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This is such an amazing moment you captured, Melissa...and I love the black/white conversion...perfect! Huge congratulations on your outstanding finalist! Deb

5/31/2010 9:43:54 AM

Dennis Gay
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What a lovely casual portrait this trio makes.
This shot has been set up beautifully and its impact is in the very interesting and amusing interplay of characters, (even the chickens) as well as your excellent B&W skills.
Very nicely exposed and so clear, clean and crisp.
It is a delight to be an observer of this marvellous moment.


6/2/2010 4:46:21 PM

Nick Lagos
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Quality imagery should do more of these...congrats

12/27/2010 4:42:52 AM

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