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BEAUTY IS LOOKING....
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"BEAUTY IS LOOKING....
"BEAUTY IS LOOKING....
INTO SOMEONE'S EYES AND SEEING THEIR HEART"
(My Sweet and Beautiful Neice Stephanie)!

Outdoor: Exposure 1/100s at f/5.6, ISO 200, Software: Adobe PSCS2...
(background created with filters)

© Gena L. Talbot
Canon EOS 20D Digi...

 
 
 
Erin Kirsten
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    Very sweet shot - what a beautiful young girl with a wonderful smile.

8/29/2008 11:49:41 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Beautiful portrait Gena ~ she has a very warm natural beauty you have captured perfectly.

8/30/2008 12:40:12 AM

 
Keith Butler
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great capture and treatment used on this beauty Gena!

8/30/2008 1:48:40 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Lovely portrait here, Gena.

Dominick

8/30/2008 3:42:14 AM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
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Gorgeous portrait and lovely model, Gena!
Great light and colors! Well captured!

8/30/2008 4:01:38 AM

 
Dr Silly
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You have captured a great smile from this beautiful young lady. :O)

8/30/2008 5:15:32 AM

 
Joy Rector
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gorgeous shot and young lady

8/30/2008 5:32:18 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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This is gorgeous, Gena. I love her casual pose and open expression -- definitely looks like someone I would like to know. Love the light, colors and effects, too.

8/30/2008 6:10:47 AM

 
Kevin Kelly
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beautiful portrait and model. caught at the perfect moment.

8/30/2008 6:34:49 AM

 
Gena L. Talbot
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Susie, Keith, Dominick, Vicki, Dr.S, Joy, Nikki, and Kevin.... :)
Thank you ALL VERY much for your very kind and wonderful comments on this photograph! I greatly appreciate it!!!

8/30/2008 10:33:37 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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What a captivating image, Gena! Totally wonderful!

8/30/2008 6:56:59 PM

 
Gena L. Talbot
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Thank you Terry so much for your wonderful comment! Really means a lot :)

8/31/2008 2:09:48 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Captivating portrait, Gena.
Wonderfully titled
~Lisa

8/31/2008 9:00:40 PM

 
Les Rhoades
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Well done!

9/1/2008 6:47:04 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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What a beautiful girl with a sweet smile! Wonderful model and portrait, Gena!

9/1/2008 10:05:40 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Love the natural and fresh look on this Gena, very good edition also in color contrast, GREAT portrait!!!

9/1/2008 11:51:39 AM

 
Gena L. Talbot
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Lisa, Les, Jean and Daniella THANK YOU all for your wonderful comments! I really appreciate it! :)

9/1/2008 2:26:26 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Beautiful job Gena! This is my favorite of your August BP entries. Good luck with it!

9/2/2008 2:02:58 PM

 
Gena L. Talbot
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Thank you VERY much Michelle for your wonderful comments! :) It really means a lot! :)

9/2/2008 3:23:06 PM

 
Max Aureli
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Beautiful beauty in this compositions Gena!

9/4/2008 1:50:54 PM

 
Gena L. Talbot
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Thank you VERY much Max, very nice to have your comments! :)

9/4/2008 11:01:27 PM

 
Dawn M. Schneider
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what fantastic portraits you have, I love this one, what a natual pose and smile. very nice.

9/13/2008 1:14:12 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Beautiful portrait!

9/18/2008 10:16:35 AM

 
Gena L. Talbot
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Dawn and Susan... Thank you both VERY much! I really appreciate your wonderful comments! :)

9/18/2008 10:20:04 AM

 
Dawn M. Schneider
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TOLD YA THIS WAS FANTASTIC!!! CONGRATS ON YOUR FINALIST!!!!

9/22/2008 9:59:04 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations Gena! Look, my favorite of your made it to the finalists! Good luck in the next round - it's a beautiful shot!

9/22/2008 10:14:29 AM

 
Kimi A. Phillips
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BIG CONGRATS!!!:)

9/22/2008 10:19:46 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Congratulations on your FINALIST!!!

9/22/2008 10:29:04 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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WTG on this fabulous finalist!!!
Smiles, Lisa♥

9/22/2008 10:31:40 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Well Gena, I'm so VERY happy for you!!! A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful finalist!!! WTG!!!

9/22/2008 10:36:12 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Congratulations Gena!!!

9/22/2008 11:03:55 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Love this one, Gena! So glad to see it is a finalist!!! Big congrat's to you!!!

9/22/2008 11:22:31 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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Congratultions on your fantastic finalist Gena!!!
She is a doll!!!!
Way To GO!!!!

~J~

9/22/2008 12:24:21 PM

 
Max Aureli
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Gena CONGRATULATION for this Beautiful beauty capture!!!!

9/22/2008 1:56:57 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Way to Go Gena!!!! This is gorgeous!!! Congrats!!!!

9/22/2008 2:45:53 PM

 
Shannon D. Miller
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WOOOOHOOOOO!!! CONGRATULATIONS Gena! This is a GORGEOUS portrait and very much deserved! Shannon~

9/22/2008 4:09:22 PM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Congrats on your beautiful Finalist, Gena! She is gorgeous!

9/22/2008 4:25:06 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Congratulations Gena!!! BEAUTIFUL!!! :0)

9/22/2008 8:02:45 PM

 
Gena L. Talbot
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Thank you all for your sweet congratulations! Words can not express the joy that I feel... Being my VERY FIRST Finalist!!! It is such an amazing feeling to see that little silver metal below the picture, and to know that I earned A FINALIST!!! WHOOP WHOOP DOING THE JIGGY DANCE WOOOOHOOOO!!! okay steppin down ofF the table! phewwww lost it there for a bit, please forgive me!!! Once again THANK YOU ALL!!!!
SMILES :) FOREVER GENA :)

9/22/2008 10:29:14 PM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
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OMG! Woo-Hoo!!!!!! I'm SO glad to see this with a silver, Gena.
That first one tastes SO sweet doesn't it? You've EARNED the right to do that Jiggy dance, girlie!
WTG!

9/23/2008 4:11:54 AM

 
Nicole Granville
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gena,
congrats friend on the silver. you deserve this beauty..........

9/23/2008 4:13:36 AM

 
Susan Fox
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Congrats on your wonderful first finalist!

9/23/2008 6:22:28 AM

 

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Congrats. on this beautiful portrait! I really loved it as well!!!

9/23/2008 9:28:02 AM

 
Gena L. Talbot
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Thank you everyone, I absolutely appreciate your kind words and fantastic congratulations on this image!!! Its great hearing from you all... Smiles Gena :)

(still on cloud nine) :)

9/23/2008 10:24:55 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Congrats Gena!!!

9/23/2008 11:44:15 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Fabulous Portrait!

9/23/2008 1:21:04 PM

 
Gena L. Talbot
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Hi Daniella and Dianna.

Thank you for wonderful compliments on my image! And for your awesome congratulations! Smiles Gena :)

9/23/2008 3:36:47 PM

 
Dr Silly
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Congratulations Gena on your first finalist. And it is a wonderful potrait. :O)

9/23/2008 3:54:11 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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I would never ever have believed this was your first -- it is absolutely the work of a seasoned professional with many wins under her belt. I loved this the first time I set eyes on it -- so fresh and natural!! And I am so very happy to see it recognized for the wonderful portrait it is. Really good luck in the next round, Gena.

9/23/2008 4:10:53 PM

 
Gena L. Talbot
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Doc and Nikki... It is so great hearing from you two! Thank you SO much for stopping by and leaving such wonderful warm congratulations on this image!
You really made me feel GREAT!
Smiles Gena :)

9/24/2008 8:51:38 AM

 
Kristy A. Keene
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I am so Happy for you, Gena! Well Deserved Finalist! I am sure it won't be long before I see Gold under one of your Outstanding Photos! Congrats!!!

9/24/2008 11:01:54 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Gena, a congratulations, excellent portrait

9/25/2008 6:18:28 AM

 
Gena L. Talbot
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Kristy and Stan I would love to thank you both for your super comments! I truly appreciate them :)

9/25/2008 9:04:44 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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I agree with Nikki! Very professional and beautifully presented, Gena! So you just WooHoo..jiggy dance and and everything in between! This is just the 1st in a long line of awards and recognition! BIG CONGRATS, girl!

9/25/2008 11:47:13 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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what a spectacular finalist.... love the pose, the open smile and the model.... congratulations, it's a beauty!

9/26/2008 6:26:21 AM

 
Gena L. Talbot
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Thank you Pat for such inspiring words! To read such positive compliments ROCKS!!! Thank you VERY much :) Have a fantastic Friday :)

9/26/2008 6:28:04 AM

 
Gena L. Talbot
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Stefania, THANK YOU SO MUCH! :)

9/26/2008 6:32:37 AM

 
anonymous 
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Congratulations Gena on your Beautiful finalist! B-

9/26/2008 10:11:53 AM

 
Gena L. Talbot
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Thank you VERY much Barbara for your wonderful comment! :)

9/26/2008 11:47:18 AM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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Well I Must Agree with NiK
It is hard to believe this is your First Finalist
There definately will be More to Follow
Doesn't the First One Feel Great!!??? ;0)
Congratulations to You Gena
It Is a Beautiful Portrait

9/26/2008 12:47:20 PM

 
Remi Trepanier
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Beautiful capture here! Well done.

9/27/2008 1:30:37 AM

 
John Connolly
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Huge congratulations on your first finalist, Gena! A beautiful image and well deserving of its award!

9/29/2008 3:05:22 PM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Superb! Congratulations, Gena!!

10/20/2008 11:19:41 AM

 
Gena L. Talbot
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Melodie

Remi

John

Philippe

Thank you all so much for all the wonderful comments on this image you all have left! I had been a little under the weather and am so sorry that I have not sent out my MANY THANKS TO YOU SOONER!!! Please forgive me... You are all wonderful and I truly appreciate the amazing messages!
Smiles Gena :)

10/21/2008 10:24:47 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Gena, congratulations

10/22/2008 9:21:44 PM

 
Max Aureli
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Congratulations for this beautiful Finalist, Gena!!!

10/23/2008 3:21:19 AM

 
anonymous 
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Beautiful finalist Gena! Congratulations! B-

10/23/2008 4:34:13 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Yeah, so glad to see this, Congratulations!!!!!!!

10/23/2008 8:57:57 AM

 
Nicole Granville
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NOT ONE BUT TWO!!!!!!!!! YOU SHOULD BE SO PROUD...........HOLD YOUR HEAD HIGH GIRLY.........XOXO

10/23/2008 11:00:27 AM

 
Gena L. Talbot
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I truly want to thank you all for such wonderful, kind words on this image! Truly means so much to hear from you all... Smiles and Huge Hugs Gena :)

10/26/2008 12:45:50 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Missed it somehow....another beautiful portrait of your beautiful niece. Congrats on this wonderful second Finalist, Gena.

UB.

10/26/2008 2:15:12 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on your beautiful finalist.

10/26/2008 4:58:26 AM

 
Gena L. Talbot
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Usman and Leslie...Thank you both so much for stopping by and leaving such sweet and wonderful comments on this image! Take care and have a super sunday :)

10/26/2008 9:27:54 AM

 
Cheryl E. Davis
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Wow, what a gorgeous niece you have! You did an awesome job on this shot. Love the filter you used!

10/31/2008 1:26:41 PM

 
Gena L. Talbot
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Thank you VERY much Cheryl :)

10/31/2008 11:01:47 PM

 
Susana Heide
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She looks so at ease in front of the camera!! The effect here is TOP NOTCH!! Amazing work, Gena!!

2/12/2009 10:15:21 AM

 
Gena L. Talbot
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Hiya Susana... Thank you so much for the wonderful comment on this image. Truly is appreciated! :)

2/12/2009 4:44:04 PM

 
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