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Nap Time

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1/125 Sec - f/2.0 - ISO 100 - 50mm

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Susan Reynolds
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    This is just too precious for words. He looks so relaxed and comfy looking and I like your composition of placing the sling in the upper corners against the dark background with nothing to detract from your sweet subject.
Only suggesting would be to make the skin a little smoother and more evenly colored even though we know that new-born's skin is almost always a little mottled in coloring that's the only thing I can think of that would improve it and maybe it doesn't even need that, but it's overall a wonderful capture of the sweetness of a newborn baby! I'd like to see what the other Phellos have to say ~ I think it's adorable :)


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8/17/2010 7:26:46 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Here I go, giving tribute to the man of many identities. At first glance I thought, another winner from Teresa and then there's the Jeff signature!

Too adorable my friend. The isolation of the sleeping beauty in the black background is perfect and the DOF leads you to the precious face.

No suggestions unless you wish to complete the symmetry by cropping a bit off the right to match the edges of the sling with the corners, but really not necessary. A real winner.


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8/17/2010 9:14:48 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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This is awesome, Jeff. I love the black background. It sets this beautiful baby off to full advantage. I do agree with Dale on making the symmetry even more stunning! The blue blanket is perfect. I think it would have been just too stark without a bit of pastel in this image. Great job, Jeff.


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8/17/2010 12:06:12 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Jeff, I find this to be an absolutely lovely image.

My weak area of photography is portraits and I will not make any suggestions here. Leaving critiquing up to those more knowledgeable.

Wonderful image and I've so enjoyed viewing it.
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8/17/2010 3:16:27 PM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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The portrait itself is a real beauty, but I find the out of focus left side a major distraction. I am odd man out here, so I may be way off base with this. If it was mine, I would do a square crop removing all most all from the left side and just a sliver from the right. Feel free to ignore this however.


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8/17/2010 7:03:31 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thanks all!

Mike - I see what you are saying on the left side. I'll have to play with it a bit.

Oh, by the way, this is only half of the story. . . . .


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8/17/2010 9:37:42 PM

 
Susan Reynolds
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The second two are beautiful also! Love the yawning cutie and the two twins together is just precious!
You are indeed a man of many talents :)


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8/18/2010 1:00:53 AM

 
Christie R. Bielss
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What a couple of cuties! You've done a great job capturing the sweet innocence of these 2 babies. Would have to agree that some skin softening here would be advantageous so as to even out their skin tones. Other than that, I think they are all precious.


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8/18/2010 6:05:36 AM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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O Jeff these are adorable. I don't think I've ever seen you do a baby picture. Is this one of Bean's slings? I think the skin tone looks fine and think each shot you have posted here is equally adorable. Seriously are they twins? The one looks so much bigger than the other. I do love the BW of the twin one....classic looking! :~) I think with the first one the DOF could have been a tad deeper if possible. I'm not sure what kind of lighting setup you had. Please share!


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8/18/2010 5:01:00 PM

 
Rita K. Connell
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oh Jeff these are really really darling, you have maded us all do the AHHHH....S on all of these. congrat's on the EP. I would really like to see Mike's suggestion my eyes did notice the unfocus area right away but not enough to ruin this darling pictue. my favorite is the little girl yawning to cute for words. all them are great and very nicely done. these ones to be proud of .....


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8/19/2010 5:31:39 AM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thanks all! I appreciate your kind comments.

Aimee - you are right, I have not done a baby shoot before, and yes, this is one of Bean's creations. Yup, they are twins. They are about 3 weeks old.

These were shot using my hot lights and a fill flash.


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8/19/2010 6:30:04 AM

 
Jillian Danielson
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Sooooooooo cute!!


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8/30/2010 9:17:44 AM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thanks you Jillian, I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and comment.


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8/30/2010 6:31:53 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Wonderful finalist, Jeff.
Congrats,
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9/15/2010 2:13:09 PM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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Great series and another big CONGRATULATIONS!


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9/15/2010 2:21:38 PM

 
Ellen H. Robertson
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Another great one!!
Congrats


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9/15/2010 3:07:07 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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2 finalists from one shoot and your first time with a baby....awesome!!!! Congrats! :~)


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9/15/2010 3:28:49 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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WTG Jeff. Congratulations on all. Well done!


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9/15/2010 3:29:04 PM

 
Anthony L. Mancuso
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Congrats on this excellent finalist Jeff!


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9/15/2010 6:24:30 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thanks all!


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9/15/2010 6:41:22 PM

 
Susan Reynolds
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How could they not choose this as a finalist? Congratulatios on your score and a very sweet photo, Jeff!


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9/16/2010 12:07:27 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Congrats on your 2nd place award!
Well done!
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9/17/2010 12:55:24 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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HUGE CONGRATZ on getting into the winners circle!!!

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9/17/2010 1:09:03 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Congrats Jeff....way to go for the gold! :~)


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9/17/2010 1:11:52 PM

 
Susan Reynolds
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First an EP...then a silver now a GOLD! You are a STAR and one very talented photographer! A heartfelt Congratulations on your win, Jeff!


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9/17/2010 2:54:25 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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On your Second Place WINNER! 8o)


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9/17/2010 3:01:04 PM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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Congratulations!!!


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9/17/2010 4:30:11 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Super Duper Jeff!! Congratulations.


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9/17/2010 5:02:39 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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One of them had to win...so adorable, Jeff! Congratulations on your win!


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9/17/2010 7:41:57 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thanks all!


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9/17/2010 9:50:00 PM

 
Ellen H. Robertson
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For your first baby shoot you outdid yourself. Wonderful!!!!!!
Congrats


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9/18/2010 4:13:40 AM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thanks you Ellen!


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9/18/2010 5:03:23 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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WOW!!!!!
Precious capture!!!
A huge Congrats for
your outstanding Winner!!!


~J~


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9/18/2010 9:10:27 AM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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Congratulations on your win Jeff! These are really adorable shots. :)


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9/18/2010 10:04:24 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Congratulations on your Award Winning photograph... Merna


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9/18/2010 12:05:05 PM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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Absolutely gorgeous Jeff....so precious :-) Congratulations


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9/18/2010 4:09:03 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thank you ladies!


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9/18/2010 4:50:05 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS on this Outstanding image, Jeff!


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9/18/2010 7:19:31 PM

 
Rita K. Connell
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just to cute well deserved....


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9/19/2010 5:46:12 AM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thank you ladies!


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9/19/2010 5:50:37 AM

 
Anthony L. Mancuso
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Congrats on the gold medal Jeff!


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9/19/2010 4:02:09 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thank you Tony!


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9/19/2010 4:42:31 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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How adorable Jeff, congratulations on your win!


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9/20/2010 6:31:52 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thank you Donna!


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9/20/2010 7:46:16 PM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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Congratulations on your win Jeff! You are really taking off.


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9/20/2010 9:06:09 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thank you Mike! I still have a long way to go.


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9/20/2010 9:14:18 PM

 
Rosemary Sampson
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One word, awesome!


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10/16/2010 2:34:13 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Jeff, belated congratulations on your Win!!!


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11/9/2010 3:33:46 AM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thank you Rosemary and Dominick!


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11/9/2010 4:13:35 AM

 
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