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Kimberly J. Whipps 7/11/2005 7:30:16 AM

Wow, I was looking at this thinking,
"beautiful model, her eyes are stunning...self portrait?!?" So, yes, gorgeous model:), and incredible job on a self portrait. Well done. #276882

Claudette Foote 7/11/2005 7:49:31 AM

Wow very nice selfportrait... you are beautiful Gabriela.. and great compositon... the flowers what a nice touch.. to match your beautiful eyes... #1580134

Rob Jensen 7/11/2005 8:18:45 AM

Beautiful photo...I like the color. Did you adjust the eye and flower colors to match so well? #1580241

Sandy Landon 7/11/2005 8:35:59 AM

Beautiful! Love the eyes! #1580316

Natalie Kimball 7/11/2005 8:59:11 AM

Gorgeous! You should photograph yourself more often =o). Love the flowers and you are beautiful ta boot! #1580409

Margot Petrowski 7/11/2005 9:01:07 AM

Wonderful clarity and composition!!! #1580421

Souha Dooly 7/11/2005 10:31:43 AM

Great idea,colors,compostion ,Gabriela!!love all about it she is so beautiful!!well done : ) #1580748

Souha Dooly 7/11/2005 10:34:44 AM

sorry I mean you are so beautiful!! #1580766

Marjorie A. Lyon 7/11/2005 10:45:54 AM

Absolutely beautiful!!!! Great idea, and wonderful composition and lighting. #1580811

Dale Ann Cubbage 7/11/2005 10:59:02 AM

Gorgeous SP Gabriela! The blue flowers really make your incredible eye color pop! So lovely are you and this image!

da #1580841

Robert D. Flemming 7/11/2005 10:59:12 AM

Marvelous. Great colors with eye color matching the flowers. Well done. #1580842

Ronald Balthazor 7/11/2005 3:32:26 PM

Superb, Gabriela. I tried this with brown flowers to match my eyes and it just didn't have the same effect. #1581766

Judy S. Fung 7/11/2005 3:39:56 PM

Wonderful self portrait, Gabriela!! #1581786

Leonard Pierce 7/11/2005 7:57:36 PM

Very beautiful self portrait Gabriela, extremely well done!!! #1582571

Gabriela Koopmans 7/12/2005 3:26:18 AM

thank you all!!!!
it was very hard to make a picture of myself..
thank you!!!!!!! #1583079

Ken Grooms 7/15/2005 9:25:53 AM

You cheated! This is the cover of this month's Vogue Magazine! #1596551

Gabriela Koopmans 7/15/2005 11:39:48 AM

hahahhaha... I will like that ;) #1597058

Daniel Diaz 8/11/2005 2:23:15 PM

WOW this is Breathtaking Gab, I love your use of the blue flowers to bring out your gorgeous eyes!! #1706664

Sandy Landon 8/20/2005 3:23:32 PM

Congrats!!!! #1740982

Wendy Stevenson 8/20/2005 3:31:07 PM

Congratulatoins Gabriela on this beautiful portrait finalist!! Best of luck in the next round! #1741085

Gabriela Koopmans 8/20/2005 3:39:23 PM

thank you !!!
pls tell me... i'm hiere just for fun..but what is the meaning of the contest.??
can I win something?? ;)
thank you all!!!:):) #1741189

Ken Grooms 8/21/2005 11:58:13 AM

Prepare for GOLD! #1746775

Susie Peek-Swint 9/2/2005 12:21:36 AM

Beautiful self-portrait Gabriela ~ nice to meet you.. congrats on finals and POTD! #1795177

Susie Peek-Swint 9/2/2005 12:21:37 AM

Beautiful self-portrait Gabriela ~ nice to meet you.. congrats on finals and POTD! #1795178

Dan Holm 9/2/2005 12:39:25 AM

WOW!! Absolutely GORGEOUS SP ... and a VERY well deserved POTD, Gabriela!!!! Congratulations! #1795221

Howie Nordström 9/2/2005 1:12:40 AM

Mycket fint. Håret, ögonen och blommorna gör att mina ögon rör sig runt I bilden. Bra gjort. #1795264

Evy Johansen 9/2/2005 1:39:23 AM

Wonderful portrait of a very beautiful model!! Congrats on your POTD! #1795307

Rachel Rocket 9/2/2005 2:07:51 AM

Gabriela,

Congratulations on both the finalist and the photo of the day (#360 - http://www.betterphoto.com/Photo-of-the-Day.asp). Both honors are well deserved - beautiful portrait with beautiful colors and composition.

Best,
Rachel #1795346

Rachel Rocket 9/2/2005 2:15:21 AM

Gabriela,

Just wanted to answer your question - the prizes are here - http://www.betterphoto.com/contest/prizes.asp. Hope that helps!

Best,
Rachel #1795357

Nicole Kessel 9/2/2005 2:27:19 AM

Fantastic job here, Gabriela! Congratulations on finalist and POTD! #1795375

robert burks 9/2/2005 3:09:51 AM

...stunning image Gabriela...am evem more impressed that its a self portrait...well done....contratulations on the win... #1795458

robert burks 9/2/2005 3:37:31 AM

Absolutely Awesome! Fantastic self portrait. Congrats on POTD!!
Patrick #1795525

Jessica L. Richard 9/2/2005 3:42:58 AM

gorgous image! I love that the blue flowers match you eyes! congrats on POTD! #1795546

Judy S. Fung 9/2/2005 3:45:20 AM

Congrats on your POTD, Gabriela! #1795551

Gabriela Koopmans 9/2/2005 3:53:10 AM

thank u all sooo much..
i didn't know that my pfhoto was POTD
nice!!!
grt.gabriela #1795569

Deborah C. Lewinson 9/2/2005 3:55:07 AM

Wow, congratulations on your well-deserved POTD and finalist, Gabriela, for this stunning self-portrait!
-Debby #1795573

Scott Pedersen 9/2/2005 4:09:01 AM

Looks nice. Kind of makes you wonder what the whole person looks like. #1795605

Bill Houghton 9/2/2005 4:11:41 AM

Beautiful shot Gabriela. The blues are beautiful. The model is beautiful. #1795613

James Lishman 9/2/2005 4:28:32 AM

The complimentary shades of blue(eyes to flowers)really do it for me - offset against the complexion and the blonde hair go a long way.
What camera and lighting did you use?
Regards
James #1795681

Joy Rector 9/2/2005 5:04:46 AM

congrats on the POTD #1795825

Ed Heaton 9/2/2005 5:05:28 AM

Great portrait Gabriela,
Congrats on POTD! #1795826

Perry K.Y. Lee 9/2/2005 5:19:32 AM

Beautiful pic... And it's a perfect match of the colours of her eyes and the flowers. Awesome!!! #1795864

Simon Effendi 9/2/2005 5:23:31 AM

WoW! It's so perfect in every way: perfect composition, perfect tight-cropping, perfect skin tone, perfect angle, perfect inclusion of those pretty flowers and perfect soft lighting... such a professional photographic masterpiece! Such a beautiful face & blue eyes to admire too... I wish you were in Atlanta, so I could get a chance to capture your elegance... Congrats! #1795880

Coleen Thompson 9/2/2005 5:44:25 AM

WOW! All I can say is wow. I am speachless at the perfection of this shot. I have always been a lover of self portrait because to me they seem so fun and whimsical. This one however, is perfection. Nice job #1796013

Gabriela Koopmans 9/2/2005 6:09:39 AM

i'm so suprised!!!!
I'm busy with phorography not longer then fiew months..
and so many nice words from u all!!
very nice feeling:)

thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

I must say..it was hard work..to take good shot of myself.. #1796147

Elisabeth A. Gay 9/2/2005 6:14:44 AM

Your hard work paid off Gabriela - this is a stunning portrait, and all the more amazing for it being a SELF portrait! I think you have found your calling!!
Ann #1796180

Gabriela Koopmans 9/2/2005 6:15:20 AM

james...

light from my window..
camera..simple sony dsc p-73
flowers in my hand..the camera in my other hand :):) #1796182

Laura Clay-Ballard 9/2/2005 6:38:18 AM

fab sp! love how the flowers sort of match your eyes. congrats! #1796273

Claudette Foote 9/2/2005 6:40:50 AM

Great portrait Gabriela,
Congrats on POTD! #1796281

Wendy Stevenson 9/2/2005 7:01:23 AM

No surprise seeing this here - it's a magnificent portrait!! Congrats on your POTD Gabriels!! Very striking! #1796354

Denelli Ellison 9/2/2005 7:05:11 AM

Wow, this is just so beautiful! Congratulations! #1796371

Sandy Landon 9/2/2005 7:42:34 AM

Congrats on this beautiful POTD!! #1796495

Randy Wilson 9/2/2005 7:44:28 AM

Awesome shot with such a simple setup. As they say, it's not the violin it's the violinist! If you are not modeling professionally you should consider it. Congrats on POTD. #1796500

Leanne M.E. Boyd 9/2/2005 8:10:26 AM

Beautiful SP, Gabriel! Congrats on your POTD! #1796583

Jenny Bosmans 9/2/2005 8:19:15 AM

Nice to meet you, Gabriela! Beautiful SP indeed!! Congratulations on your finalist and on POTD!! #1796617

Gabriela Koopmans 9/2/2005 8:19:48 AM

randy... :)thank you:)
thank you all soo much!! #1796619

Jennifer Jones 9/2/2005 8:26:11 AM

An amazing photograph... even more amazing to be a self portrait! COngratulations on your POTD! #1796647

Sharrie Thomas 9/2/2005 9:11:43 AM

Terific Self Portrait! Well done! #1796817

Dale S 9/2/2005 9:18:27 AM

Beautiful Flower's....!~
More Beautiful Woman...!~
Excellent Self Portrait...!~
Great Job on Editing your eye color..!
AND NOW...Photo of the Day...?~
Putting it all together = SUPER JOB!
I would say A+ and then some...!~
I agree with the others,
your definately Model Material!
And I have Photographed some models in my time. Keep up the good work!
Thanks for sharing it. ;O)


#1796840

Mary Clarke 9/2/2005 12:03:44 PM

Congratulations on POTD - a beautiful self portrait Gabriela.! #1797278

Lavoisier A. R. 9/2/2005 12:11:35 PM

Congratulations on POTD - a beautiful self portrait Gabriela.Absolutly Marvelous. Great colors with eye color matching the flowers. Great job!

#1797298

Victoria Gonzalez 9/2/2005 2:09:30 PM

beautiful subject... colors....lighting ...you.... lovely. congratulations. #1797600

Victoria Gonzalez 9/2/2005 4:49:58 PM

Gabriela, Great balance, clarity, etc. You certainly deserve the POTD and I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future. Very eye-catching self prtrait...Beautiful! Congratulations.
Grote baan! #1797876

Anita Taylor 9/2/2005 6:26:29 PM

I love how you chose the blue flowers to match your eyes! Wonderful self portrait, you are very beautiful! #1797994

Kathleen R. Struckle 9/2/2005 9:03:10 PM

You are very beautiful. Wonderful self portrait. Love how the color of the flowers match your eyes. #1798138

Pu Chen 9/2/2005 11:57:18 PM

Wow, what a beautiful shot, and self-portrait! You should defenitely do that more often! Congratulations on your POTD, Gabriela! #1798251

Mary E. Heinz 9/3/2005 2:20:00 AM

Awesome ! If you're not already modeling...you might consider it !
Just beautiful. #1798349

Joline Frazier 9/4/2005 4:23:49 AM

This is one of the most beautifully done portraits I have ever seen. Congratulations on your POTD and finalist status. The composition is incredible as is the color. #1800565

Terri L. Scribner 9/4/2005 6:01:44 AM

Absolutely beautiful self-portrait! Great job! #1800832

Luhut Napitupulu 9/5/2005 8:50:15 AM

Stunning portrait, so beautiful woman... I really like the idea to place the blue flowers as the foreground...great capture, Gabriela! Congrats on POTD! #1803997

Mary N C. Taitt 9/7/2005 9:35:37 AM

Lovely, both woman and flowers. Great capture, congratulations on both the POTD and the finalist. #1810576

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 9/8/2005 1:51:49 PM

Very beautiful self portrait, a big congrats!! #1815210

Jack R. Perry 9/25/2005 9:35:39 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, you are just awesome, both as a photographer and a model! Well done and we all hope to see a lot more of your photos.
Jack #1884221

Shelly A. Van Camp 10/5/2005 8:30:10 AM

VERY PRETTY! Love the eyes with the flowers!!! #1920024

Lynn Crawford 10/5/2005 7:28:31 PM

Simply beautiful, outstanding color and lighing, wonderful self portrait :) #1921621

Judith G. Secco 12/20/2005 4:49:42 AM

Stunning, Gabriela! #2202817

Roxana Kat 2 2/10/2006 5:50:25 AM

You have a wonderful gallery! Congratulations! Love it!
Roxana #2402140

Douglas Perry 4/4/2006 7:40:41 AM

Wow! The beautiful flowers are matched by those beautiful eyes. Well done Gabriela. #2607535

RC Fritz 4/5/2006 8:56:26 PM

Excellent Self Portrait!! #2613569

Laurence Saliba 7/9/2008 9:40:48 AM

Another WOW at this Gabriela!!! #6159241

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selfportait.
day light
a little bit of PS

Uploaded on 7/11/2005 7:26:20 AM


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