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Susan M. Reynolds level-addict 8/17/2010 7:26:46 AM

This is just too precious for words. He looks so relaxed and comfy looking and I like your composition of placing the sling in the upper corners against the dark background with nothing to detract from your sweet subject.
Only suggesting would be to make the skin a little smoother and more evenly colored even though we know that new-born's skin is almost always a little mottled in coloring that's the only thing I can think of that would improve it and maybe it doesn't even need that, but it's overall a wonderful capture of the sweetness of a newborn baby! I'd like to see what the other Phellos have to say ~ I think it's adorable :) #1299161

Dale Hardin 8/17/2010 9:14:48 AM

Here I go, giving tribute to the man of many identities. At first glance I thought, another winner from Teresa and then there's the Jeff signature!

Too adorable my friend. The isolation of the sleeping beauty in the black background is perfect and the DOF leads you to the precious face.

No suggestions unless you wish to complete the symmetry by cropping a bit off the right to match the edges of the sling with the corners, but really not necessary. A real winner. #8843316

Debbie E. Payne 8/17/2010 12:06:12 PM

This is awesome, Jeff. I love the black background. It sets this beautiful baby off to full advantage. I do agree with Dale on making the symmetry even more stunning! The blue blanket is perfect. I think it would have been just too stark without a bit of pastel in this image. Great job, Jeff. #8843611

Carla Capra level-addict 8/17/2010 3:16:27 PM

Jeff, I find this to be an absolutely lovely image.

My weak area of photography is portraits and I will not make any suggestions here. Leaving critiquing up to those more knowledgeable.

Wonderful image and I've so enjoyed viewing it.
CC #8844103

Michael Kelly level-addict 8/17/2010 7:03:31 PM

The portrait itself is a real beauty, but I find the out of focus left side a major distraction. I am odd man out here, so I may be way off base with this. If it was mine, I would do a square crop removing all most all from the left side and just a sliver from the right. Feel free to ignore this however. #8844551

Jeff E Jensen 8/17/2010 9:37:42 PM

Thanks all!

Mike - I see what you are saying on the left side. I'll have to play with it a bit.

Oh, by the way, this is only half of the story. . . . . #8844789

Susan M. Reynolds level-addict 8/18/2010 1:00:53 AM

The second two are beautiful also! Love the yawning cutie and the two twins together is just precious!
You are indeed a man of many talents :) #8844953

Christie R. Bielss level-addict 8/18/2010 6:05:36 AM

What a couple of cuties! You've done a great job capturing the sweet innocence of these 2 babies. Would have to agree that some skin softening here would be advantageous so as to even out their skin tones. Other than that, I think they are all precious. #8845425

Aimee C. Eisaman level-addict 8/18/2010 5:01:00 PM

O Jeff these are adorable. I don't think I've ever seen you do a baby picture. Is this one of Bean's slings? I think the skin tone looks fine and think each shot you have posted here is equally adorable. Seriously are they twins? The one looks so much bigger than the other. I do love the BW of the twin one....classic looking! :~) I think with the first one the DOF could have been a tad deeper if possible. I'm not sure what kind of lighting setup you had. Please share! #8846705

Rita K. Connell level-addict 8/19/2010 5:31:39 AM

oh Jeff these are really really darling, you have maded us all do the AHHHH....S on all of these. congrat's on the EP. I would really like to see Mike's suggestion my eyes did notice the unfocus area right away but not enough to ruin this darling pictue. my favorite is the little girl yawning to cute for words. all them are great and very nicely done. these ones to be proud of ..... #8847947

Jeff E Jensen 8/19/2010 6:30:04 AM

Thanks all! I appreciate your kind comments.

Aimee - you are right, I have not done a baby shoot before, and yes, this is one of Bean's creations. Yup, they are twins. They are about 3 weeks old.

These were shot using my hot lights and a fill flash. #8848076

Jillian Danielson 8/30/2010 9:17:44 AM

Sooooooooo cute!! #8871074

Jeff E Jensen 8/30/2010 6:31:53 PM

Thanks you Jillian, I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and comment. #8872116

Carla Capra level-addict 9/15/2010 2:13:09 PM

Wonderful finalist, Jeff.
;) CC #8902566

Michael Kelly level-addict 9/15/2010 2:21:38 PM

Great series and another big CONGRATULATIONS! #8902623

Ellen H. Robertson level-addict 9/15/2010 3:07:07 PM

Another great one!!
Congrats #8902978

Aimee C. Eisaman level-addict 9/15/2010 3:28:49 PM

2 finalists from one shoot and your first time with a baby....awesome!!!! Congrats! :~) #8903131

Dale Hardin level-addict 9/15/2010 3:29:04 PM

WTG Jeff. Congratulations on all. Well done! #8903136

Anthony L. Mancuso 9/15/2010 6:24:30 PM

Congrats on this excellent finalist Jeff! #8904726

Jeff E Jensen 9/15/2010 6:41:22 PM

Thanks all! #8904918

Susan M. Reynolds level-addict 9/16/2010 12:07:27 AM

How could they not choose this as a finalist? Congratulatios on your score and a very sweet photo, Jeff! #8906902

Carla Capra level-addict 9/17/2010 12:55:24 PM

Congrats on your 2nd place award!
Well done!
;) cc #8912943

Usman M. Bajwa level-addict 9/17/2010 1:09:03 PM

HUGE CONGRATZ on getting into the winners circle!!!

UB. #8913036

Aimee C. Eisaman 9/17/2010 1:11:52 PM

Congrats Jeff....way to go for the gold! :~) #8913057

Susan M. Reynolds level-addict 9/17/2010 2:54:25 PM

First an EP...then a silver now a GOLD! You are a STAR and one very talented photographer! A heartfelt Congratulations on your win, Jeff! #8913387

Nancyj E. Hovey level-addict 9/17/2010 3:01:04 PM

On your Second Place WINNER! 8o) #8913426

Teresa H. Hunt level-addict 9/17/2010 4:30:11 PM

Congratulations!!! #8913692

Dale Hardin level-addict 9/17/2010 5:02:39 PM

Super Duper Jeff!! Congratulations. #8913807

Patti Coblentz level-addict 9/17/2010 7:41:57 PM

One of them had to adorable, Jeff! Congratulations on your win! #8914276

Jeff E Jensen 9/17/2010 9:50:00 PM

Thanks all! #8914526

Ellen H. Robertson level-addict 9/18/2010 4:13:40 AM

For your first baby shoot you outdid yourself. Wonderful!!!!!!
Congrats #8914790

Jeff E Jensen 9/18/2010 5:03:23 AM

Thanks you Ellen! #8914836

Jeana Clark level-addict 9/18/2010 9:10:27 AM

Precious capture!!!
A huge Congrats for
your outstanding Winner!!!

~J~ #8915528

Teresa H. Hunt 9/18/2010 10:04:24 AM

Congratulations on your win Jeff! These are really adorable shots. :) #8915641

Merna L. Nobile 9/18/2010 12:05:05 PM

Congratulations on your Award Winning photograph... Merna #8915899

Kim Andelkovic level-addict 9/18/2010 4:09:03 PM

Absolutely gorgeous precious :-) Congratulations #8916315

Jeff E Jensen 9/18/2010 4:50:05 PM

Thank you ladies! #8916392

Sabrina Ryan 9/18/2010 7:19:31 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this Outstanding image, Jeff! #8916610

Rita K. Connell level-addict 9/19/2010 5:46:12 AM

just to cute well deserved.... #8917244

Jeff E Jensen 9/19/2010 5:50:37 AM

Thank you ladies! #8917254

Anthony L. Mancuso 9/19/2010 4:02:09 PM

Congrats on the gold medal Jeff! #8918330

Jeff E Jensen 9/19/2010 4:42:31 PM

Thank you Tony! #8918373

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-addict 9/20/2010 6:31:52 PM

How adorable Jeff, congratulations on your win! #8920588

Jeff E Jensen 9/20/2010 7:46:16 PM

Thank you Donna! #8920746

Michael Kelly level-addict 9/20/2010 9:06:09 PM

Congratulations on your win Jeff! You are really taking off. #8920805

Jeff E Jensen 9/20/2010 9:14:18 PM

Thank you Mike! I still have a long way to go. #8920818

Rosemary Sampson level-addict 10/16/2010 2:34:13 PM

One word, awesome! #8974769

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict 11/9/2010 3:33:46 AM

Jeff, belated congratulations on your Win!!!

Dominick #9022591

Jeff E Jensen 11/9/2010 4:13:35 AM

Thank you Rosemary and Dominick! #9022725

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