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The Charmer
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The Charmer
The Charmer
Photo of my grandson, Isaac, was taken on November 23, 2006 at 12:01pm in Edmonds, Washington
Canon 135mm F/2L lens @ F/3.2, 1/320 second, ISO 1600, available light
Shadow/highlight, cloned, + brightness, + contrast, resized and sharpened in Photoshop CS

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Evy Johansen
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    Gorgeous portrait, Janine!! Beautiful clear eyes!!

11/29/2006 12:32:57 AM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Sweetest capture of little Isaac, Janine!! EYES have it!!

11/29/2006 12:44:12 AM

 
Julie Robinson
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Lovely portrait capture Janine!

11/29/2006 12:52:37 AM

 
Paul E. Earl
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I am loving the many moods of Isaac! Another beauty!

11/29/2006 12:58:10 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Great series of little Isaac Janine ~ I love the expression you've captured here ~ he is indeed a charmer :)

11/29/2006 1:08:51 AM

 
Steve Downen
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What amazing clarity and beauty in the eyes. I have never seen eyes captured so well!

11/29/2006 1:18:09 AM

 
Husain Akhtar
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Your usual best portrait work, Janine!

11/29/2006 1:33:12 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Love his expression, Janine ~ your grandson exemplifies "photogenic"!

11/29/2006 1:39:11 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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unique light and cute portrait, Janine!

11/29/2006 1:54:59 AM

 
Paul Michko
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What a compelling portrait image, Janine. The perfect title.

11/29/2006 2:00:38 AM

 
Richard D. Cox

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Great expression and lighting. The eyes are stunning.

11/29/2006 2:27:05 AM

 
Terri L. Scribner
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Terrific portrait!! I too, am enjoying this series!!

11/29/2006 2:28:50 AM

 
Alan L. Borror
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Gorgeous portrat, Janine! Detauls and color are perfect.

11/29/2006 2:32:49 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Adorable portrait, Janine! Perfect focus on the eyes!!

11/29/2006 2:54:56 AM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Great twinkle in those eyes, Janine.

11/29/2006 2:56:04 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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Another fantastic portrait of this handsome little guy

11/29/2006 3:09:30 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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Another fantastic portrait of this handsome little guy

11/29/2006 3:09:33 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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Another fantastic portrait of this handsome little guy

11/29/2006 3:09:38 AM

 
Joy Rector
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beautiful shot, gorgeous child

11/29/2006 3:15:24 AM

 
Tonya R. Boles
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He's adorable.
Nice job.

11/29/2006 3:45:25 AM

 
Kathy Reeves
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What an adorable shot of this beautiful child Janine!! The eyes with that reflection are fantastic!!

11/29/2006 4:28:33 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Just look at those eyes. Well done. :O)

11/29/2006 5:08:09 AM

 
Megan p
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Oh my goodness, yes he is a charmer, what a doll!! Love your crop, clarity and lighting!! Wonderful!

11/29/2006 5:15:53 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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Aw Janine isn't he so adorable, what a gorgeous portrait!

11/29/2006 5:26:28 AM

 
Melissa A. Mannon
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this is series of portraits is fabulous! what a cutie! wonderful light and capture of his gorgeous eyes

11/29/2006 5:27:48 AM

 
Ray Thoms
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The title says it all Janine....nicely done!

11/29/2006 6:08:04 AM

 
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fantastic portrait .. wonderful light in those beautiful eyes

11/29/2006 6:51:13 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Too cute Janine! Love the twinkle in his eye!

11/29/2006 7:15:59 AM

 
Chastity Abbott
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Those eyes!!!!!!
Your lighting is just wonderful as it compliments his skin! Beautiful~

11/29/2006 7:22:47 AM

 
Denise M. Snyder
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Oh my goodness those eyes are FABULOUS!!! Terrific comp and clarity! He's just beautiful...

11/29/2006 8:18:40 AM

 
Bambi L. Dingman
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What a devilish little expression, Janine!! Absolutely perfect capture!! Isaac has such beautiful eyes and you capture them so well in all of these portraits!

11/29/2006 8:29:35 AM

 
Lavone Vannoy
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What a cutie-pie this is!!!! WOW! Super Janine!! :)

11/29/2006 11:42:04 AM

 
Sherri Gorman
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BEAUTIFUL Janine!!!!

11/29/2006 11:51:27 AM

 
Julie Monacella
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What beautiful eyes he has. Your shot is so sharp and amazing clarity!

11/29/2006 12:42:25 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Darling, look at that sweet face and those eyes are just beautiful!

11/29/2006 1:28:03 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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What a sweet face! His eyes are smiling.
Monika

11/29/2006 1:30:18 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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He is adorable. Love the full frame and the sparkle in his eyes.

11/29/2006 2:15:54 PM

 
Carol Sawyer
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What a sweet capture of your grandson, Janine!! great series!!

11/29/2006 3:11:11 PM

 
Linda Blair
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Beautiful eyes Janine!!! Your grandson makes a great portrait, what a cutie he is!! :0)

11/29/2006 4:04:08 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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This is just magnificent! Great timing on the eyes! Perfect caption, too! Great job, Janine!

11/29/2006 4:27:48 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Gorgeous portrait of this sweetheart grandson, Janine - he's hard to resist photographing I'll bet!

11/29/2006 4:42:54 PM

 
Raymond Pauly
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Wonderful portrait, Janine! Fantastic lighting! I love that shine in his eyes!

11/29/2006 5:27:13 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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He is growing so quickly! Another beautiful portrait of this gorgeous little guy Janine!

11/29/2006 5:43:01 PM

 
Anne D. Eigen
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These portraits are wonderful, Janine!!! You have captured a great variety of expression!!! Beautiful work, and you and your family will certainly treasure these!!!

11/29/2006 5:54:05 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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The whole series is outstanding, Janine, each is a favorite!
-Debby

11/29/2006 6:36:28 PM

 
Jennifer MacLeod

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These photos are phenomenal Janine. The eyes are so clear, I'm sure I can see the reflection of at least two people in his eyes. Amazing clarity, and such a beautiful little boy. Great work!

11/29/2006 8:01:37 PM

 
Melissa Farnsworth
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WHAT A CUTIE!!! Love the lighting and the color.

11/29/2006 8:04:17 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Evy, Susana P, Julie, Paul E, Susie, Steve, MH, Mary, Rakesh, Paul M, Richard, Terri, Alan, Donald, Ronald, Tammy, Joy, Tonya, Kathy, Doc, Megan, Lynne, Melissa, Ray, Margy, Michelle, Chastity (the title is from a description you made on one Isaac's other portraits and I thought it was perfect for this image), Denise, Bambi, Lavone, Sherri, Julie, Donna, Monika, Kay, Carol, Linda, Susan, Deb, Raymond, Renee, Anne, Debby, Jennifer and Melissa , I'm overwhelmed by all of your generous and encouraging comments; thanks very much; this image is the last in the series for a while. Isaac has gone home and I'm in Maui for 10 days.

11/29/2006 9:26:25 PM

 
Hector Contreras
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Janine wonderful series of your cute grandson.
Heco

11/29/2006 10:26:26 PM

 
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Heco, thanks very much for your kind comments and encouragement.

11/30/2006 8:46:26 AM

 
Donna M. Whipkey

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The look on his face is just darling. What a cute grandson.

11/30/2006 11:19:56 AM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Wow those eyes are fantastic! Terrific portrait Janine!!

11/30/2006 12:19:48 PM

 
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Donna and Bill, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments.

11/30/2006 12:42:17 PM

 
David Whitcher
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Janine, I am sorry I missed this yesterday. Very, very, very captiviating eyes. Great work in PS.

11/30/2006 6:56:51 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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Such fantastic eyes, beautiful lighting.

11/30/2006 8:09:23 PM

 
Janine Russell
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David and Tamara, thanks very much for your kind comments and encouragement.

11/30/2006 10:02:25 PM

 
eileen bedford
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OH, those eyes, 'Charmer' is the PERFECT title for his, so well captured and framing on this...

12/1/2006 5:23:38 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Eileen, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments.

12/1/2006 6:31:40 PM

 
Judyann Plante
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I just love these photos of your grandson, Janine! He is just adorable and you have done an outstanding job of capturing his various expressions.

Judyann ><>

12/2/2006 6:36:07 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Judyann, thanks very much for your encouragement and kind comments.

12/2/2006 9:47:19 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Absolutely gorgeous portrait of your adorable grandson, Janine! What a cutie! :)

12/2/2006 1:52:22 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Jenny, thanks very much for your kind comments and encouragement.

12/2/2006 2:13:57 PM

 
Kaye Burazin
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Those eyes can draw you in and hold you there in that beautiful crystal pool of color. You did a fabulous job on capturing the essence of adorable.

12/3/2006 6:14:27 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Kaye, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments.

12/3/2006 6:53:40 PM

 
Nadia W. Smith
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Wonderful clarity. What a cutie!

12/4/2006 7:08:10 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Nadia, thank svery much for your kind comments and encouragement.

12/4/2006 10:01:27 PM

 

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Wow! Those eyes are just gorgeous as is the clarity on them. Terrific job!

12/6/2006 7:21:28 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Trula, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement.

12/6/2006 7:33:29 PM

 
Sheryl A. Hudson
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I love the whole series! What a sweet little guy you have!
I agree with Trula, the eyes are fabulous!

12/7/2006 8:29:16 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Sheryl, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments.

12/7/2006 9:18:47 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Such an adorable face, Janine!!! You did a great job with his whole series of portraits! He's a beautiful child!

12/8/2006 7:11:24 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Sharon, thanks very much for your kind comments and encouragement.

12/9/2006 11:45:16 AM

 
Shawn Jennings
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What sweet eyes Janine! Great work with these shots!

12/10/2006 9:28:09 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Shawn, thanks very much for your encouragement and kind comments.

12/10/2006 11:08:04 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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So sweet! I like light!

12/16/2006 4:10:44 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Vladan, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement.

12/16/2006 6:56:46 AM

 
Peter B. Anderson
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Great clarity and DOF !!

12/16/2006 7:30:36 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Peter, thanks very much for your kind comments and encouragement.

12/16/2006 8:05:47 PM

 
David Pratt
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Congrats Janine! Terrific image! Great work!

12/29/2006 7:47:02 AM

 
Janine Russell
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David, thanks very much for your kind comments and encouragement.

12/29/2006 8:08:47 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Janine! :)

12/29/2006 8:51:59 AM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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OH Janine - he is a charmer!! Great job!! I love this composition! And congrats on your Finalist -- well deserved!! Judy

12/29/2006 8:55:24 AM

 
Elizabeth Ruuska

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Wonderful clarity and DOF! Congratulations on being a finalist!

12/29/2006 8:57:04 AM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Congratulations Janine on your wonderful finalist!

12/29/2006 8:57:23 AM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Congratulations on your finalist, Janine!

12/29/2006 9:02:08 AM

 
Paula Dwyer
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Congratulations Janine!! :)

12/29/2006 9:02:30 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations on your finalist, Janine!

12/29/2006 9:05:35 AM

 
Paula L. Mackey
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Congratulations, Janine!!!

12/29/2006 9:08:25 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Congratulations to you and best of luck!!

12/29/2006 9:10:30 AM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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Congrats Janine !! Wonderful shot !!

12/29/2006 9:13:25 AM

 
Chastity Abbott
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Congrats and the best of luck the next go round on this beautiful image!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ROCK!!!!!

12/29/2006 9:13:51 AM

 
Kylie M. Hancock
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Congratulations Janine! His eyes just draw me in. I love it.

12/29/2006 9:18:46 AM

 
Ken Jarvis
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Congratulations on your finalist, Janine!

12/29/2006 9:18:47 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congrats again Janine!!!

12/29/2006 9:28:29 AM

 
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Congratulations J9 :O)

12/29/2006 9:30:06 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Well done, Janine!

12/29/2006 9:37:32 AM

 
eileen bedford
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Congratulations Janine, fantastic capture...

12/29/2006 9:40:12 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Congratulations on your most deserving finalist!!!

12/29/2006 9:51:30 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Who could resist those eyes? Congratulations Janine!

12/29/2006 9:58:41 AM

 
Husain Akhtar
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Very well deserved finalist - big congratulation my friend!

12/29/2006 10:02:19 AM

 
Milan Banik
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congratulation Janine,deserved finalist.

12/29/2006 10:06:48 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Janine, this is a terrific portrait! I didn't see it when you first submitted it--it's perfect in every way. Congratulations on a well-deserved finalist.

12/29/2006 10:22:03 AM

 
Candy Avera
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Congratulations Janine. This is adorable.

12/29/2006 10:23:38 AM

 

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Beautiful and well deserved finalist! Good luck to you in the next round!

12/29/2006 10:24:39 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Janine.

12/29/2006 10:25:36 AM

 
Candy Avera
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Congratulations Janine. This is adorable.

12/29/2006 10:30:12 AM

 
Stephanie A. Laird
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So cute! Congratulations Janine!

12/29/2006 10:31:23 AM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Congratulations on this lovely finalist

12/29/2006 10:33:06 AM

 
Teresa Norris
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Janine, Isaac is so beautiful! What a wonderful image...congratulations on this lovely finalist!

12/29/2006 10:34:34 AM

 
Lynn Crawford
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Congrats Janine, I am so glad this was a finalist, great work :)

12/29/2006 10:40:00 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Jenny, Judy, Elizabeth, Marijana, Shawn, Paula, Carla, Paula, Kara, Derek, Chastity, Kylie, Ken, Laurence, Doc, Allen, Eileen, Melissa, Deb, MH, Milan, Colleen, Candy, Trula, Lynne, Candy, Stephanie, Ray & Audrey, Teresa and Lynn, thanks very much for all of your wonderful comments, encouragement and congratulations.

12/29/2006 10:52:54 AM

 
Denise M. Snyder
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HUGE congrats on this wonderful portrait Janine!!!

12/29/2006 11:12:01 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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Congrats!

12/29/2006 11:20:20 AM

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

12/29/2006 11:27:34 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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So happy to see this one here - congratulations Janine!

12/29/2006 11:29:50 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Janine, an adorable finalist! Congratulations!!!!

12/29/2006 11:34:41 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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A big Congratulations on your Finalist Award, Janine!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn.

12/29/2006 11:35:31 AM

 
Sheila D. Bottoms
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Way to go Janine!!!! Congrats to you!

12/29/2006 11:44:14 AM

 
Wayne T. Fisk
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Big congrats on this beauty!...and your other November wins,too!
Wayne

12/29/2006 11:47:35 AM

 
Tom Andersen
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He has such beautiful eyes, Janine! Congratulations on your finalist!

12/29/2006 11:56:26 AM

 
Sheryl A. Hudson
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Congratulations Janine! You deserved it!

12/29/2006 12:15:08 PM

 
Julie Monacella
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Congratulations!!!!

12/29/2006 12:22:24 PM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Janine!

Cathy :)

12/29/2006 12:28:27 PM

 
Karen Beri
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Big congrats to you Janine, on this fabulous finalist!
Karen

12/29/2006 12:35:12 PM

 
Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay)
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Spectacular image.Well deserved congradulations.

12/29/2006 12:35:25 PM

 
Cindy Cone
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Congrats on this well-deserved finalist, Janine!

12/29/2006 12:41:43 PM

 
Karlene LaFayette-Aune
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Congratulations Janine! There isn't much to add except to say that I'm charmed! :)

12/29/2006 12:45:03 PM

 
Karen L. Sorbello

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Sweet Simplicity!
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12/29/2006 12:47:29 PM

 
Revonda L. Gentry
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Congratulations on this adorable finalist!!

12/29/2006 12:52:38 PM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Congratulations Janine,it is a beautiful portrait of Isaac

12/29/2006 1:24:23 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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He is so adorable!
Congratulations on your finalist!

12/29/2006 1:24:30 PM

 
Penny l. Haviland
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He's so cute Janine! Congrats on your finalist! Happy New Year!

12/29/2006 1:30:03 PM

 
Nan Fischer
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Excellent portrait, Janine! The eyes and the dof are perfect. Congratulations!

12/29/2006 1:40:42 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Another adorable shot! Congratulations Janine!!!

12/29/2006 1:50:35 PM

 
Sharon F. Morris
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Congrats Janine on this great image. Love the eyes he is adorable. :-)
Love all your work :-)

12/29/2006 2:04:09 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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So So beautiful Janine.Congratulations to you

12/29/2006 2:07:23 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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This little guy has such a sweet face! My heartiest congratulations on your finalist and even bigger on your new granddaughter! I cannot imagine a better and more precious Christmas gift than such little darling, Janine! She is beautiful! Once again congratulations!
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12/29/2006 2:15:07 PM

 
Linda Blair
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Congraulations, Janine, what a cutie pie!!! :0)

12/29/2006 2:35:33 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Love this so much, Janine ~
CONGRATULATIONS on your finalist! Best of luck next level up!!
And Congratulations on the birth of your new granddaughter!

12/29/2006 2:37:46 PM

 
Tracy Jones
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congrats on this amazing shot!

12/29/2006 2:38:26 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Great portrait Janine, congratulations on your finalist win!!

12/29/2006 2:53:55 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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A beautiful portrait, Janine. Congratulations!

12/29/2006 2:58:32 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Big congrats, Girl. I just knew this would make it to the finals...

12/29/2006 3:35:56 PM

 
Anne D. Eigen
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Big congratulations, Janine! So happy to see this recognized and I wish you the best with it in the next round!!!

12/29/2006 4:16:15 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Another beautiful portrait of Isaac! I'm so glad to see this photograph among the Finalists, Janine. Congratulations!!!

12/29/2006 4:33:35 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Janine!

12/29/2006 5:06:50 PM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Big congratulations, and Happy New Year!

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12/29/2006 5:31:07 PM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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You're photography is so fabulous, Janine! This is just wonderful! Congratulations on this and all your finalist!........... Actually contratulations on all your images (finalist or not) they are all so fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!........anita

12/29/2006 6:05:52 PM

 
Barbara Sharts
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Janine - another absolutely fabulous composition. Congrats on finalist!!!

12/29/2006 6:26:44 PM

 
Kimberly J. Whipps
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MY OH MY...what a beautiful photo. AMAZING clarity. Fabulous.

12/29/2006 7:13:17 PM

 
Rick D. Clark
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Janine - Stunning photo, congratulations on finalist!

12/29/2006 7:40:45 PM

 
Lorraine A. Cook
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Congratulations, Janine!<:))

12/29/2006 8:07:33 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist and best of luck in the next round Janine. What a cutie and love his expression!

12/29/2006 8:22:18 PM

 
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Janine, congratulations on your finalist!! Good luck in the next round.

12/29/2006 8:50:16 PM

 
Karim Abiali
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Congrat on your finalist Janine.

12/29/2006 8:54:38 PM

 
Steve Downen
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My congratulations to you

12/29/2006 9:26:25 PM

 
Hector Contreras
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Congratulations on your finalist
Heco

12/29/2006 10:13:10 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Denise, Laura, Kay, Renee, Terry, Glenn, Sheila, Wayne, Tom, Sheryl, Julie, Cathy, Karen B, Kara, Cindy, Karlene, Karen S, Revonda, Patricia, Bill, Penny, Nan, Susan, Sharon, Cheryl, Monika, Linda, Mary, Tracy, Donna, Laurie, Karen S, Anne, Cesar, Barbara W, Candice, Anita, Barbara S, Kimberly, Rick, Lorraine, Kristi, William, Karim and Steve, thanks very much for all of your wonderful comments, encouragement and congratulations.

12/29/2006 10:16:49 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Soooo Sweet and Special Janine!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! :0)

12/29/2006 10:38:18 PM

 
Raymond Pauly
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BIG congrats, Janine!!

12/29/2006 10:44:11 PM

 
Jolynne Woodcock
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Grandson's are the greatest! Beautiful!

12/29/2006 11:19:30 PM

 
Marlon Ignacio
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So cute! And the clarity is excellent. Congratulations, Janine!

12/30/2006 3:39:01 AM

 
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Janine, congratulations on your finalist!! Good luck in the next round.

12/30/2006 4:05:19 AM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Janine, little Isaac must be very thrilled to see this photo. Congratulations again!!

12/30/2006 4:30:46 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Congratulations Janine!! This is wonderful!! <><

12/30/2006 7:58:19 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Datha, Raymond, Jolynne, Marlon, Rakesh, Susana and Nancy, thanks very much for your encouragement and congratulations.

12/30/2006 8:30:33 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Very cute! Congratulations!

12/30/2006 9:41:35 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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My dear friend Janine, congrats for a very deserving finalist.

12/30/2006 10:09:44 AM

 
Jennifer Rennison

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Congratulations on your finalist, Janine! Such a sweet portrait of your grandson!

12/30/2006 10:35:32 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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What a darling! A wonderful portrait, Janine! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist!

12/30/2006 11:31:20 AM

 
Tonya R. Boles
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Congrats.

12/30/2006 11:48:38 AM

 
Virginia Leone
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Big congrats on your fine finalist photo! Good luck!

12/30/2006 12:07:49 PM

 
Megan p
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GORGEOUS Janine, he is such a doll. Congratulations

12/30/2006 12:50:17 PM

 
HSIHAO LUNG
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Janine, congratulations on this wonderful finalist. He is really cute.

12/30/2006 2:45:40 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on your awesome finalist! Good luck in the next round!

12/30/2006 2:49:26 PM

 
Kathleen Roughan
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Congratulations!!

12/30/2006 3:04:52 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Ken, Tarun, Jennifer, Nadya, Tonya, Virginia, Megan, HSIHAO, Linda and Kathy, thanks very much for your encouragement and congratulations.

12/30/2006 9:23:39 PM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS JANINE
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12/31/2006 12:21:26 PM

 
Janine Russell
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John, thanks very much for your congratulations.

12/31/2006 2:16:04 PM

 
Douglas Currie
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Congratulaions Janinie, this is an absolutely wonderful image.

12/31/2006 3:30:37 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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The "Eyes" have it in this capture and finalist. Congratulation yet again Janinne.

12/31/2006 3:36:34 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Douglas and Emile, thanks very much for your encouragement and congratulations.

12/31/2006 4:24:15 PM

 
randy dannheim
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Ok lets make this congratulations #3

12/31/2006 6:37:46 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Sweet portrait, Janine. Congratulations!

12/31/2006 6:44:58 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Randy and Darryl, thanks very much for your encouraging comments and congratulations.

12/31/2006 9:12:35 PM

 
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Those eyes are enchanting and so incredibly sharp! And I love that hint of a smile! What a little tease :o) CONGRATULATIONS Janine!!

1/1/2007 9:51:27 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Susana, thanks very much for your kind comments and congratulations.

1/1/2007 10:04:22 PM

 
Susan J. Allen
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Adorable capture!

1/2/2007 10:11:36 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Susan, thanks very much for your encouragement.

1/2/2007 10:22:28 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Beautiful light and cute portrait, Janine. Congrats on your Finalist!

1/3/2007 5:07:52 AM

 
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RC, thanks very much for your congratulations and encouragement.

1/3/2007 9:07:05 AM

 
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"Soooo" adorable and those eyes are spell binding !!! Congratulations Janine on your fantatic win and fianlist this month. They are well deserved !!!

1/4/2007 12:05:40 AM

 
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Marilyn, thanks very much for your enocuragement and congratulations.

1/4/2007 12:27:55 AM

 
Stacey A. Quattlebaum
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WOW! Perfect close-up. How did you get the eyes to look so shiny and clear? What program/effect could I use to acheive this?

1/16/2007 10:50:16 AM

 
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Stacey, thanks very much for your kind comments and encouragement; I use Photoshop CS for my postprocessing; If you don't want to spend as much, Photoshop Elements is a pared-down version and fairly inexpensive for what you get. The first key is to focus on the eyes when taking the photograph. Then in post-processing of this image, I used the shadow/highlight tool, which helped lighten up the dark parts of the image. I also adjusted the brightness and contrast. I then resized and sharpened using unsharp mask and Photokit Sharpener (which allows for selective sharpening) and then USM once more if needed.

Here's the link for Photokit Sharpener for more information

https://store2.esellerate.net/store/checkout/CustomLayout.aspx?s=STR5228953526&pc=&page=MultiMoreInfo.htm&SkuRefNum=SKU6415280749

1/16/2007 11:37:33 AM

 
L. Michelle  . Bashore
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Congrats on a wonderful image!

1/24/2007 8:53:06 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Michelle, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments and congratulations.

1/24/2007 9:48:16 PM

 
Linda Blair
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Congratulations, Janine, he is so adorable!! :0)

1/27/2007 8:04:09 AM

 
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Linda, thanks very much for your encouragement and congratulations.

1/27/2007 11:04:47 AM

 
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Janine.....Doubt you need yet another comment on this special capture, but I just love it! He is adorable and you really grabbed the moment. I want to do more with my own grandkids, it's rare I get a really nice one of them...they wiggle and move so, so fast, but I will keep trying have only a few posted on my gallery of them....

2/16/2007 7:42:28 PM

 
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Karolyn, thanks so much for your encouragement and kind comments; I know what you mean about grandchildren moving fast - they are a challenge to capture.

2/16/2007 8:01:36 PM

 
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