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Reflection of Joy
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Reflection of Joy
Reflection of Joy
Taken at El Nido, Palawan, Philippines. When they saw me taking their pictures, they continue putting up a show.
© Manuel L. Librodo Jr.
Nikon D200 Digital...
 
 
 
Janelle Barry
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    Manuel, you really have captured their youthful joy. Your photo makes me smile just looking at it, and the setting, the reflection, are perfect. Great work!

11/10/2006 11:10:17 PM

 
TS 

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Manuel this is a winner amazing capture. Funny how kids love to have their pictures taken. This exerience must of been such fun for you.

11/11/2006 2:21:55 AM

 
Rhonda Burger
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I agree with Tami and Janelle. You truly captured the fun they were having. I love the silouette, reflection, lighting...oh, and the angles. Great shot.

11/11/2006 3:36:28 AM

 
Petra Roth
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Perfect! One in a milloin shot!

11/11/2006 3:57:05 AM

 
Paul  G  Slate
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Manuel this is a great shot! very nice capture and composition!

11/11/2006 4:02:04 AM

 
Jane Holestine
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This is truly perfect in every way. What fun!

11/11/2006 4:58:11 AM

 
Tony Gutowski

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Fantastic capture, Manuel. Because the children are sillouetted they could be anyone even us. Very sybolic in many ways.

11/11/2006 5:18:05 AM

 
PhotographPerson Y. Nothing
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absolutely stunning!

11/11/2006 5:55:15 AM

 
Shannon K. Voss
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WOW! THis is just awesome. It makes me feel like a kid again. Seeing the free sririt in the children fills me with joy. Great job!!!

11/11/2006 6:13:34 AM

 
Megan p
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Wow!! such fun and honest joy!! Beautifully captured

11/11/2006 8:25:00 AM

 
Michael Khoury
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...predictably a favourite composition and theme...

11/22/2006 6:56:54 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous
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Amazing Photo!!!

12/13/2006 11:39:47 AM

 
Erin Tyler
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Congrats on your finalist!

12/29/2006 8:42:49 AM

 
Elizabeth Ruuska

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Stunning! Congratulations on your finalist!

12/29/2006 9:57:32 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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OUTSTANDING, wonderful capture, Manny! Congratulations!

12/29/2006 10:59:04 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Fantastic! Congratulations!

12/29/2006 11:32:31 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Great image Manuel Congratulations

12/29/2006 2:32:59 PM

 
Jane M
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Wonderful in many ways with a real sense of joyful kids. I particularly like the inclusion of the reflection. Congratulations

12/29/2006 3:18:49 PM

 
Mykl Mabalay

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congratulations master manny!

12/29/2006 3:26:48 PM

 
Laura S. Brophy
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Spectacular!!! I hope we continue to see this in the months and years ahead as a winner. What a beautiful and delightful photo. Congrats.

12/29/2006 3:37:00 PM

 
Sharon K. King
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I agree, I just Love this shot! I hope to see it again!

12/29/2006 6:21:59 PM

 
Denise M. Snyder
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This is fantastic... congratulations on a very well deserved finalist!

12/29/2006 7:31:03 PM

 
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multi-layering in this photo makes it work, how would it have looked with more foreground and not a centered horizon??

12/29/2006 8:22:37 PM

 
Megan p
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This is such a winning image!! many Congrats Manuel!!!

12/30/2006 3:55:15 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Excellent capture. Great image, Manuel. Congratulations on your WIN!

12/30/2006 3:58:58 PM

 
Mykl Mabalay

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congrats master manny! mabuhay ka!

12/30/2006 5:20:48 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner.

12/30/2006 5:27:14 PM

 
Laura S. Brophy
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Woohoo! Congratulations Manny. This is spectacular.

12/30/2006 5:50:05 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Wonderful image, Manuel!! Big congratulations on your win!

12/30/2006 6:10:56 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulatinos, Manuel, on your win for this superb B&W!

12/30/2006 7:02:57 PM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
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This is Great!! I love this shot. I have actually been to El Nido. It is so beautiful there. Excellent capture.

12/30/2006 7:42:05 PM

 
Cora Miller
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What a capture! The energy and fun they are having is palpable and the fact that you caught each of them at a different height and in a different position is amazing. Congratulations on your win.

12/30/2006 7:56:09 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations on your wonderful POTD, Manuel!

12/31/2006 12:12:04 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Fantastic image!!!
Congratulations!!!! both on your win and your POTD, Manuel!


12/31/2006 12:14:35 AM

 
Kaye Burazin
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Feels so good when it makes it all the way Manny. And you thought you were just having fun. Congrats On finalist, Winner and POTD.

12/31/2006 12:32:54 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Manuel, excellent tones, lighting, clarity and silhouettes; congratulations on your Second Place Win and POTD.

12/31/2006 12:33:59 AM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Outstanding winner and POTD, Manuel. Congratulations!!

12/31/2006 12:52:47 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Many congrats on your win and POTD Manuel ~ wonderful capture.. this must have been so much fun to shoot!

12/31/2006 1:24:35 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Beautiful shot Manuel. Great job on this one. Congratulations.

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12/31/2006 2:43:29 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Big Congratulations, Manuel! :)

12/31/2006 4:08:33 AM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD

12/31/2006 4:08:36 AM

 
Laurie Daily
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A beautiful capture of kids, Manuel! Congratulations to you!

12/31/2006 4:14:20 AM

 
Megan p
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Wonderful POTD!!! Congratulations!

12/31/2006 4:15:05 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Wonderful POTD! Congratulations!

12/31/2006 4:29:23 AM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Fantastic imager Manuel, congratulations on 2nd Place and POTD

12/31/2006 4:38:02 AM

 
Pam Ullman
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When I saw this photo today, it took my breath away! A stunning image ... and I can only imagine what it must have been like to happen upon it, and then actually manage to capture it so perfectly. Congrats on your POTD and 2nd place wins.

12/31/2006 5:38:23 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congratulations on your POTD, Manuel and Happy New Year!

12/31/2006 6:39:01 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Manuel esta foto es sencillamente perfecta y demuestra la idea de felicidad de una manera que no necesita palabras...:o)

Felices Fiestas,
Daniella

12/31/2006 8:03:03 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Congratulations on a terrific winner and POTD!

12/31/2006 8:30:35 AM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Magnificent work, Manuel. Congratulations on the win and POTD.

12/31/2006 8:33:15 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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I LOve this image. It makes me laugh. Congratulations to you on this great winner and POTD

12/31/2006 8:45:39 AM

 
Sandy Driscoll
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This is just a fabulously perfect New Year POTD.......personifies energy, a new day, and optomism! Great job, Manuel, and Happy New Year to you!
Sandy

12/31/2006 8:58:38 AM

 
Sheri Ann F. Forbes
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This is an incredible shot, Manuel; stunning!

12/31/2006 9:22:22 AM

 
Susi Lawson
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Congrats Manny, this is superbly done!!

12/31/2006 9:59:42 AM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Congrats, great photo and stunning gallery.

12/31/2006 10:01:42 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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What a fun image Manuel, very original and creative. Congratulations on your win and potd. Have a great day and Happy New Year!!!!

12/31/2006 10:01:42 AM

 
Fax Sinclair
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Dear Manuel, This is one of the most fabuloso pictures I've ever seen. Wow to the max!

12/31/2006 10:04:26 AM

 
Diana L. Ralph
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Congratulations, Manual! Wonderful find and capture! Kids are so wonderfully spontaneous and such hams! :-)

12/31/2006 11:19:32 AM

 
Milan Banik
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AWESOME CREATION ,CONGRATES

12/31/2006 11:38:08 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Great image, Manuel! You've captured the children's joy and spirit very well. Congratulations on your winner and POTD.

12/31/2006 1:40:29 PM

 
William88 
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Congratulations on your fabulous win!!

12/31/2006 9:45:20 PM

 
Jane M
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Thoroughly deserved win!! Congrats!

1/1/2007 7:32:25 AM

 
Ross Throndson
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Congratulations, Manuel...Amazing Shot...I'd like to go to El Nido some time, it's suppose to be so Beautiful there...Congratulations again on this Incredible Winner!!!

1/1/2007 8:52:50 AM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Amazing capture. What a wonderful sky and reflection! Congratulations on your win and POTD!

1/2/2007 10:27:43 AM

 
Pradeep K. Kaushik
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This is Great shot Manuel!! Congratulations on winner and POTD!

1/3/2007 3:37:12 AM

 
Allan L. Dy
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Absolute winner Manuel!! Really great work. Congratulations!

1/4/2007 1:13:54 PM

 
Vicki Hunt
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This is one of my favorite photos! What a GREAT capture! Congrats on POTD!

1/5/2007 3:48:48 AM

 
Rebecca A. Steed
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You never cease to impress. Another inspiring photo.

1/5/2007 3:04:27 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Fantastic photo! Great composition, lighting, tones, reflection, scene!!!

1/5/2007 3:13:40 PM

 
Kaye Burazin
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A heartfelt congrats on your win. Outstanding Manny!

1/20/2007 11:00:13 AM

 
Cindy K. Bracken
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Manuel,
Congratulations on this great image! I love the energy you captured!
Cindy Bracken
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1/27/2007 8:05:14 AM

 
Corné Arts
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I agree, this photo captures it all. Love the colours and joy in your shot. Well done! Best wishes from Holland, Corné

8/1/2007 5:42:09 AM

 
Emily B. Byron
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Reminds me of a lot of the photos in my portfolio.
Great shot.

5/16/2008 10:34:08 PM

 
Sarah 

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I love this picture. I love the silhouette and the reflection of the people in the shallow water. Fantastic capture. Check out some of my work and leave some comments too. Much appreciated :]

8/14/2008 1:36:29 PM

 
Sarah 

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I love this picture. I love the silhouette and the reflection of the people in the shallow water. Fantastic capture. Check out some of my work and leave some comments too. Much appreciated :]

8/14/2008 1:36:29 PM

 
anonymous 
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Another outstanding image in your gallery. You have some outstanding photos. I'm just thumbing through and you are definitely a favorite.

2/12/2009 7:14:32 PM

 
Robin L. Bailey
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Congratulations on this perfect winner!

7/27/2009 7:41:15 PM

 
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