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© Amanda Chapman
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Shannon D. Miller
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    Ohhh...this is GORGEOUS Amanda! What a stunnign portrait! I love the high key and subtle color. Another FAVORITE for sure. Beautiful!!! Love that one eye peeking out! Shannon~

12/7/2007 4:52:49 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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Oh my Amanda, this is gorgeous, fantastic comp, colours and effects, wonderful work!

12/7/2007 4:55:47 AM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Amanda - Wow!! Stunning!! Another favorite! - Mike

12/7/2007 5:00:30 AM

 
Peter Appelbaum
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Great pov and composition, Amanda. Nice work. Peter

12/7/2007 5:24:43 AM

 
Emily E. Bem
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SUPERB! the subtle textures and purple tint to her beautiful eye make this so special! You have a winner on your hands, Amanda!

12/7/2007 5:50:02 AM

 
Mollie Kendall
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Straight to my favorites with you... do not pass go... do not collect $200!!!
STUNNING!!

12/7/2007 5:55:04 AM

 
Cliff & Patti Smith
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Wow! This is a gorgeous portrait Amanda!

12/7/2007 6:26:29 AM

 
Stephanie A. Laird
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Amanda, you have a beautiful Gallery! This is stunning!

12/7/2007 7:14:35 AM

 
Amanda Chapman
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Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12/7/2007 8:01:02 AM

 
Amanda Chapman
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LOL!!!!! Thank you Mollie and everyone who made this a favorite! And THANK YOU Emily for saying this is a winner!

YOU GUYS MADE MY DAY!

12/7/2007 8:02:29 AM

 
Angie Sidles
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WOWZA Amanda! This is AMAZING! I love everything about it! The eye is awseome and I love the pink! Winner!!!!

12/7/2007 8:11:14 AM

 
Sharon Perkins
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This is stunning ! Love it !

12/7/2007 9:07:01 AM

 
Anna Lomas

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Amazing shot and superb pp - wow!

12/7/2007 9:08:31 AM

 
cheryl m. phillips
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uh.....

W O W!

This is just an awesome image Amanda! I love the title and the colors!
You STILL rock!
ha ha!
~cheryl

12/7/2007 9:11:30 AM

 
Marina Moore
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BEAUTIFUL!!! Gorgeous comp and colors!!!

12/7/2007 9:44:47 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Absolutely beautiful Amanda! Love everything about it!

12/7/2007 9:52:02 AM

 
Allison & John Overton
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Absolutely georgous Amanda.....outstanding

12/7/2007 10:01:02 AM

 
Melissa A. McDonald
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Awesome image Amanda! Love the pink colors and the reflections in her eye are beautiful. Fantastic comp too...

12/7/2007 2:13:42 PM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Creative and beautiful..wonderful image Amanda!!

12/7/2007 2:18:29 PM

 
Jen M
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Amazing work!!

12/7/2007 2:42:10 PM

 
Kelly A. Gooch
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Amanda, when I saw this one thought came to my mind.... WINNER, your daughter is beautiful!!!

12/7/2007 4:35:50 PM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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WOW, what a stunning portrait! I predict we will see this one again!!

12/7/2007 5:05:13 PM

 
Shari Kelly
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This is my favorite photo of yours so far...seriously...I looove this, truly captured her young spirit in this one...
love the white and purple/pink tone...Sharon

12/7/2007 7:02:41 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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GORGEOUS!!! and I hope we see this again too Amanda!!! Excellent work :0)

12/7/2007 9:15:56 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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how wonderful Amanda... love the high key... the angle and soft purple... the EYE!!! just spectacular!

12/7/2007 9:58:57 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Her eye sparkles, so sweet Amanda!!

12/8/2007 10:09:35 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Spectacular!

12/8/2007 10:29:59 AM

 
Susan Fox
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Love the POV! Another great photo Amanda :-)

12/9/2007 8:31:20 AM

 
Alexis Yobbagy
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STUNNING!!!!! Beautiful work!!!

12/10/2007 2:22:33 PM

 
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I like the mystery and innocense in this shot. I like how crystal clear the girls face is and the eye just draws you in. I also like how you have burned out the rest of the frame.

12/10/2007 9:00:13 PM

 
Amanda Chapman
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WOW!!!!!
I am feeling very honored right now!
THANK YOU judges for taking the time to comment my image!
I really appreciate every word!!!!

12/12/2007 5:16:59 AM

 
Amanda Chapman
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♥ THANK YOU friends for you VERY nice comments!!!!!

12/14/2007 4:01:47 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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You should feel honored, Amanda! This is a striking pose and capture!

12/14/2007 11:34:57 AM

 
Benjamin L. Balmoris Jr.

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Wow! What an amazing capture. Beautiful model, beautiful colors!

12/16/2007 1:12:58 AM

 
Amanda Chapman
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THANK YOU!!!!!!

12/17/2007 11:55:02 AM

 
Christopher G. Jamison
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amazing work here. your post-processing skills are second to NONE! excellent image!

12/23/2007 7:54:55 AM

 
Lorri Shank
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One of the best children's portraits I've seen on BP. It's unique and just beautiful!

1/1/2008 2:10:11 PM

 
Chastity Abbott
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I have been away for a while...holidays...
took a look through some of your work..this really captured my attention!!!! AWESOME and then some more awesome!!! LOVE it!!!! Hope we see it again! You inspire me! Happy New Year!!!!!!!!! Keep up the great work!

1/1/2008 8:57:12 PM

 
Scott A. McDaniel
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An all time favorite. An absolutely gorgeous photo.

1/25/2008 1:35:34 AM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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CONGRATS AMANDA!!!! Love this one
:)

1/25/2008 10:30:40 AM

 
Howard A. Wimpee
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Excellent!! I told my sister in Muscle Shoals to check you out if they need any more portrait work done,you do fantastic work!!

1/25/2008 10:33:12 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations Amanda!!

1/25/2008 10:34:39 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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No suprise here Amanda!!! CONGRATULATIONS Girl!! :0)

1/25/2008 11:02:38 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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Awesome Finalist Amanda!!!
WTG GIRL!!!!

~J~

1/25/2008 11:11:05 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Congrats Amanda!!!

1/25/2008 11:24:37 AM

 
Mollie Kendall
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Another of my faves makes finalist!! Congratulations Amanda!!!

1/25/2008 11:28:58 AM

 
Melissa Olsen
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CONGRATS!!! I just love this image Amanda!

1/25/2008 11:31:00 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!!!

1/25/2008 11:37:46 AM

 
Howard A. Wimpee
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Add my congrat's also,Well done!!!!!

1/25/2008 11:42:53 AM

 
Tressie Davis
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Awesome Amanda! Congratulations!!!

1/25/2008 12:01:06 PM

 
Marina Moore
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Congratulations Amanda!!!! This is really gorgeous!!!! :)

1/25/2008 12:40:28 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats on your win Amanda !!! It's a beauty !!!

1/25/2008 12:59:29 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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I knew you would win this month :)
Huge congrats girl

1/25/2008 1:08:52 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Amanda!

1/25/2008 1:44:05 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Many congrats Amanda ~ beautiful shot!

1/25/2008 1:49:55 PM

 
Shari Kelly
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AMANDA---ALRIGHT!!!!
CONGRATS...THIS PHOTO IS JUST BEAUTIFULLY DONE...MY ALL TIME FAVORITE!!!
Missed seeing your work...
Glad to see you're back...
Take Care...Sharon

1/25/2008 1:58:28 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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A fabulous winner, Amanda...congrats to you!

1/25/2008 2:05:21 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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HUGE congrats Amanda!

1/25/2008 2:20:04 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Congrats on this lovely winner Amanda!!!

Erica

1/25/2008 2:51:32 PM

 
Peter Appelbaum
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Awesome Amanda. Congrats. Peter

1/25/2008 2:52:42 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Especialy for the winers
http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/big.asp?photoID=5538549&catID=&style=&rowNumber=1&memberID=258086

1/25/2008 3:18:30 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Amanda on your beautiful win!

1/25/2008 3:51:11 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Soo Pretty! Congratulations

1/25/2008 4:53:43 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Amanda - Congratulations!! - Mike

1/25/2008 5:40:02 PM

 
Walter Graziano
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Congratulations Amanda!!! Wonderful image!!

1/25/2008 6:21:08 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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A remarkable finalist and Second Place win, Amanda! Huge congratulations!

1/25/2008 6:27:38 PM

 
Shannon D. Miller
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CONGRATULATIONS AMANDA! I HAVE LOVED THIS FROM DAY ONE! VERY MUCH DESERVED! Shannon~

1/25/2008 7:41:30 PM

 
Lorri Shank
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So well deserved Amanda. I'm so glad you won for this. I still think it's one of the best children's portraits I've seen. Congratulations!

1/25/2008 7:50:16 PM

 
Chris  Henning
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Huge congrats, Amanda, on both your finalist and your win! Woo hoo!!

1/25/2008 10:16:56 PM

 
"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar
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This is really beatiful, Amanda!! I admire the tones and texture!! very well done on this fantastic WINNER!! CONGRATS!!

1/26/2008 3:42:33 AM

 
Les Rhoades
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Congratulations on your 2nd place Win!

1/26/2008 5:49:47 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congratulations on your Beautiful Win!!

1/26/2008 6:35:09 AM

 
Amanda Chapman
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Thank you SOOOOO much!!!!!!
It really is an honor!

1/26/2008 7:52:06 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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WTG Amanda!!!
Congratulations!
--Lisa

1/26/2008 8:33:21 AM

 
Alexis Yobbagy
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HUGE CONGRATS!!! This is totally deserved!!!

1/26/2008 11:27:51 AM

 
Joan Kocak
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CONGRATS, just love this Amanda!

1/26/2008 12:02:49 PM

 
Angie Sidles
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CONGRATS AMANDA!! This is one of my favs!!

1/26/2008 1:06:45 PM

 
Ken Smith
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A well deserved win, Amanda! Congrats!!

1/26/2008 8:39:49 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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A Super Fantastic Winner Amanda!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

~J~

1/26/2008 10:05:02 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations Amanda!!!! A beautiful win!!! Way to go!

1/26/2008 10:48:00 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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HEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY,Amanda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS, my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1/27/2008 7:39:31 AM

 
Christian Rosito
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Congratulations Amanda, another one into my favorites. Gorgeous!

1/27/2008 8:15:48 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Congratulations Amanda!!

1/27/2008 8:16:44 AM

 
Cindy Bendush
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STUNNING WINNER Amanda!!! Congratulations!

1/27/2008 4:02:14 PM

 
Howard A. Wimpee
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Congratulation's Amanda,Awesome!!!

1/27/2008 11:01:18 PM

 
Kimi A. Phillips
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Big CONGRATS, girl!!!!

1/28/2008 9:14:14 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Congratulations Amanda!!!!!! ☺

1/28/2008 10:13:19 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats on another stunner and win Amanda!!

1/28/2008 1:03:53 PM

 
Gail P. Sullivan
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Hi Amanda...so gorgeous and so deserving...big congrats to you!

1/29/2008 2:45:32 PM

 
Brandi-Lee Cester

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Great photo and a well deserved win, congratulations. I love your work and kept checking for new ones. I can't believe that I leave the computer alone for a couple of weeks and BOOM all those new gorgeous shots of your! So glad your back!!

1/29/2008 4:52:25 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Amanda on your Win!

Dominick

2/1/2008 1:52:38 AM

 
d k. k

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WOW!! What can I say that hasn't already been said...!! Congratulations on such an impressive image.

2/1/2008 1:01:14 PM

 
Amanda Chapman
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Thank you all so very much for taking the time to congratulate me!!! I really appreciate your kind comments!!!

2/6/2008 8:11:47 PM

 
Fanie Heymans
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Wow Excellent portrait. Love the photo! Thank you for your kind comments on my winner “Runners” I do appreciate it.

5/21/2008 12:36:45 PM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Beautiful image, congrats on your win:)

7/9/2008 3:51:07 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Beautiful!

5/18/2009 9:27:53 AM

 
Barbara Adams
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absolutely amazing photo!

2/24/2010 2:11:29 PM

 
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