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Beach Baby
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Beach Baby
Beach Baby
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Kay E. Mahoney
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    Very cute. Love how she is looking out at the beach. Love the close up shot of her.

8/17/2006 2:12:58 PM

 
Chastity Abbott
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Wonderful way she is facing the light and it warms her skin tones brilliantly!! I really like the look of the sand as the textures appear with such great detail. The colors are VIVID and with a such great excellent appearance, love the pink skirt, yellow bucket and the white shirt...brings in the the white from small crashing waves* What I LOVE most of your style of photography is I see so much in such a simple portrait!!! Great capture!!!

8/17/2006 2:33:09 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Erica, congrats! this is so beautiful. The light over her is great and warm and the dof is fantastic, make the textures on the sand and sea appears just as should be :0) excellent job!

8/17/2006 4:06:23 PM

 
Margot Petrowski
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Looks like a winner!!!

8/17/2006 4:17:17 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Thank you all SOOOOO much for the very kind words. I really appreciate it very much.

Erica

8/17/2006 6:12:08 PM

 
Elizabeth Beaudoin
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Gorgeous color Erica! What a little beauty she is!

8/17/2006 6:44:00 PM

 
Lynn Crawford
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This is beautiufl Erica, love the sharpe focus on the beautiful little girl and great DOF, also the warm tones from the sun are great :)

8/17/2006 7:41:56 PM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Adorable..love the color and light! Well done!

8/17/2006 7:44:26 PM

 
Jane M
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Fantastic DOF and glorious color Erica!

8/17/2006 10:08:34 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Many, MANY thanks for the nice comments!!!

Erica

8/17/2006 10:14:54 PM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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Beautiful image with great composition, DOF, wonderful textures & colors -- great expression on her face. Great capture!

8/18/2006 3:34:39 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Thank you so much Kathy!

Erica

8/18/2006 4:20:06 PM

 
Megan p
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LOVE EVERYTHING about this!!! she is scrumptious in that beautiful light!

6/15/2007 4:58:36 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Thanks so much Megan!!

Erica

6/15/2007 5:20:24 PM

 
Heidi  Brand

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The light falling on her is perfect! Wonderful portrait Erica.

7/6/2007 3:11:35 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Thank you Heidi!

Erica

7/6/2007 7:42:25 PM

 
Anna Diederich
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So glad to see this one again Erica! Congratulations!

7/24/2007 8:39:33 PM

 
Emily E. Bem
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Winner...

Winner, Winner, Winner!:)))))))

7/24/2007 9:28:59 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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I agree with Emily above...
A precious moment perfectly captured. Congratulations!

7/25/2007 4:08:43 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Very cute! Congratulations. Great Finalist!

7/25/2007 5:09:47 AM

 
Regina  L. Rickert
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Wow! Just gogeous, Erica!! Congratulations again!

7/25/2007 6:35:40 AM

 
Chastity Abbott
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This was always a fav of mine!!!!! HUGE Congrats hope to see it go further!!!

7/25/2007 7:33:50 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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Thanks so much for the nice comments Anna, Emily, Katarina, RC, Lexi, and Chastity!!

Erica

7/25/2007 8:15:18 AM

 
Elizabeth R. G
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Congrats, Erica!! LOVE this one and good luck!!

7/25/2007 10:36:16 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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Thank you Elizabeth!

Erica

7/25/2007 12:09:01 PM

 
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Lovely image

7/25/2007 12:11:26 PM

 
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Beautiful

7/25/2007 12:17:56 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round.

7/25/2007 8:02:18 PM

 
Christy Nichols
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Congratulations again Erica!

7/26/2007 7:50:12 AM

 
Megan p
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CONGRATULATIONS Erica!!! this is such a beautiful photo!

7/26/2007 7:50:45 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Congrats on your beautiful win!!

7/26/2007 8:38:30 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Well deserved First Place, Erica. Congratulations!

7/26/2007 9:12:09 AM

 

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Beautiful! Congratulations Erica!!

7/26/2007 10:11:42 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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Thanks so much to the judges, Kay, Christy, Megan, Carol, RC and Deborah for all the kind responses to my photo!

Erica

7/26/2007 10:45:33 AM

 
Emily E. Bem
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C O N G R A T S ! ! ! ! The judges even chimed in here! WOW! WOW! WOW! Enjoy it... :))))

7/26/2007 12:13:25 PM

 
Chastity Abbott
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The light & colors....sigh....
beautiful congrats on this winning image!!!!!!! :)

7/26/2007 1:10:03 PM

 
Anna Diederich
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OMG Erica Big Huge Congrats to you on your fabulous win!!

7/26/2007 1:17:24 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful first place winner.

7/26/2007 1:37:18 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Thank you sooooo much Emily, Chastity, Anna, and Kay!!! I shocked and honored by all the kind words.

Erica

7/26/2007 1:44:55 PM

 
Sarah Goblot
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Yippee~~~~~~~~!!!!!!

7/26/2007 1:47:53 PM

 
Marla Laramie

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YAYYYYY!! You totally deserve it, Erica ... that is a fabulous shot. :) Congrats!!!

7/26/2007 6:45:48 PM

 
Regina  L. Rickert
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Woooooo-hoooooooo!!!! Congratulations Erica. I am so happy for you. This is a fantastic shot! The lighting is gorgeous.

7/26/2007 6:49:25 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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BIG THANKS Sarah, Marla, and Lexi!!

Erica

7/26/2007 8:48:26 PM

 
Julie Metcalf

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Woo Hoo, Erica. Totally deserving!

7/26/2007 10:23:20 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Erica, congratulations on this outstanding First Place Win! WTG!

7/27/2007 6:10:24 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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Thank you VERY much JMe and Terry!

Erica

7/27/2007 7:28:19 AM

 
Elizabeth R. G
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CONGRATS Erica!!! I just love this one!!!

7/27/2007 11:03:17 AM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Huge congrats on your 1st place win, Erica!

7/27/2007 11:39:00 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Thanks so much Elizabeth and Robert!! I really appreciate it!

Erica

7/28/2007 7:48:43 AM

 
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Beautiful photo Erica !! I just adore the lighting in this shot.

7/28/2007 12:24:26 PM

 
gloria s. kasse vega
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Congratulations!!! I visited your gallery and loved it.

7/28/2007 5:37:22 PM

 
Renee Lewis
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Congrats on 1st place, Erica!!!!

7/28/2007 5:55:25 PM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Sorry that I am so late to the party, but I too wanted to congratulate you on your first place win. It is so well deserved. Congrats again Erica.

7/29/2007 4:23:27 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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Thanks sooooo much Krisztina, Gloria, Renee, and Heidi!!!

Erica

7/29/2007 11:34:57 AM

 
Stephanie Arnold
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ERICA!!!! I've been so MIA that I didn't even know you got a 1st place winner - FANTASTIC! =) Congrats!

8/1/2007 9:39:24 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Thank you Stephanie!!

Erica

8/2/2007 7:26:20 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Erica, excellent colors, clarity, lighting, point of view and composition; big congratulations on your First Place Winner!

8/7/2007 10:00:11 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Thanks so much Janine!!

Erica

8/8/2007 8:01:10 AM

 
Cindy Wong
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Congratulations on your first place, Erica! :)

8/9/2007 11:23:27 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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This is so beautiful, congratulations on your first place win Erica!! Way to go!!

8/24/2007 6:57:31 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Thank you very much Cindy and Donna!!

Erica

8/24/2007 10:16:30 PM

 
Toni Riggs
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Adorable image, congrats on your win!

9/3/2007 11:34:36 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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Thanks so much Toni!

Erica

9/3/2007 8:44:07 PM

 
"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar
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congrats on this first place winner, erica! your gallery is amazing! :)

10/25/2007 11:03:09 PM

 
Alexandra Hankova
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Beautiful child, beautiful light, fantastic moment! This really is a great picture :-)

12/1/2007 12:17:08 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Wow...I see why this was a winner! It is beautiful and SHE is beautiful. The image is just glorious!
Your gallery is stunning!

12/6/2007 4:00:25 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Thank you VERY much Nolax, Alexandra, and Michelle!

Erica

12/6/2007 4:54:07 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Beautiful and sweet!
Congrats on this 1st Place Winner!
--Lsia

12/17/2007 5:59:01 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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Thank you Lisa!!

Erica

12/17/2007 7:43:35 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Wonderful moment and feeling this has. Congratulations. Like your gallery

1/27/2008 6:12:12 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Erica congratulations on an absolutely perfect winner. She is such a gorgeous little lady. I like everything about this image. Keep up the great work.

2/9/2008 5:43:17 AM

 
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Thank you Stephen and Kathy!!

Erica

2/9/2008 8:09:36 AM

 
Peggy J. Maguire
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Wonderful portrait Erica.Well deserved win!!!!

3/28/2008 5:25:02 AM

 
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Thank you VERY much Peggy!

3/28/2008 8:29:44 AM

 
Bill Knaps
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What a precious capture and a well deserved winner. Congrats on all your well deserved wins Erica. Bill

9/6/2008 7:16:37 PM

 
Max Aureli
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Wonderful expression well capture in this portrait!!!! Light is superb, poser details sharp, wonder expression on her face unbelievable. Great work and Congratulation for your Winner!!
(I am late but better then never!) :-)))

9/23/2008 4:53:13 PM

 
Sandy Powers
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What an enchanting photo! I love it!

11/3/2008 7:10:42 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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Thank you VERY MUCH Bill, Max, and Sandy!

11/3/2008 7:22:21 AM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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This is so perfect, comp, light, colors.. A very beautiful Winner!

1/31/2009 10:11:26 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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Thanks for your nice reply Philippe! Much appreciated.

1/31/2009 11:26:24 AM

 
Howard B. Cheek
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The subject AND the photographer have something very special going on here..
Congrats on the first place win Erica, I've never been so lucky :)

5/28/2009 6:16:39 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Thank you Howard!!

5/28/2009 7:27:18 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Beautiful shot, Erica, congratulations!

2/21/2010 10:33:46 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Thank you Barbara!!

2/22/2010 7:10:01 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Such a beautiful capture and child Erica. All your work is so exceptional!

5/12/2010 6:08:29 PM

 
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