Nikki McDonald level-classic 2/28/2011 5:04:50 PM

This is without a doubt one of the most beautiful mother-child portraits I have ever seen, Jean. The light is lovely and so is your treatment. And of course the tender, loving way Jessica is looking at Ezra is wonderful. #1357003

Jean E. Hildebrant 2/28/2011 5:06:41 PM

Oh, that is so nice to hear, Nikki! Thank you so much :) #9266722

Susana Ms Heide 2/28/2011 5:07:16 PM

This is guaranteed to become a priceless keepsake!! WOW!!! What a most wonderful portait you have captured, Jean! The lighting is so soft and flattering and the moment you captured is so endearing! #9266724

David Phalen 2/28/2011 5:14:51 PM

Beautiful!! An image to cherish!! #9266757

Jane Holestine 2/28/2011 5:17:18 PM

This is so beautiful, Jean. Gorgeous lighting, tender expression, soft colors - just lovely. #9266769

Sarah A. Christian 2/28/2011 5:56:35 PM

I agree totally with everyone, Jean! What a lifelong treasure of love and devotion! #9266844

Datha Y. Thompson 2/28/2011 6:34:37 PM

OH this is Gorgeous Jean!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! Perfect and Priceless :) #9266902

Patti Coblentz level-classic 2/28/2011 8:06:17 PM

This is so very beautiful, Jean...both the image and the tenderness you captured. The natural window light and selected softness you used are ideal for this priceless moment of love and tenderness :) #9266989

Michele Peterson level-classic 2/28/2011 8:59:16 PM

Jean this is just wonderful. The kind of photograph that makes one catch their breath a bit when they first see it. I also want to type quietly, as to not break the quietness and peace of the photo. It is perfect. #9267048

Joy Rector level-classic 3/1/2011 8:52:13 AM

beautiful, precious shot #9268031

Karen E. Baumann level-classic 3/1/2011 9:35:04 AM

So beautiful! Lovely in all aspects, Jean! #9268096

Leslie McLain level-classic 3/1/2011 1:51:35 PM

Stunning capture of Mother and child, Jean. #9268466

Susan Fox level-classic 3/10/2011 2:53:32 PM

This is so beautiful Jean! #9284283

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 3/12/2011 9:28:39 PM

You must be so proud, this is beautiful Jean. #9287958

Patti Coblentz level-classic 3/20/2011 5:23:01 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Jean! #9301581

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 3/20/2011 5:46:46 PM

Congratulations on your finalist and best of luck in the next round! This is just fabulous Jean! #9301803

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 3/20/2011 6:47:06 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9302301

Mariann Kovats level-classic 3/20/2011 7:12:35 PM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist, Jean! #9302457

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 3/20/2011 7:14:34 PM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Jean! #9302470

Nikki McDonald level-classic 3/20/2011 7:20:01 PM

Another stunning finalist and I'm sure it's also destined for gold in the next round. I just love the tones, light, and combination of softness and detail here, Jean. Congratulations and good luck in the next round. #9302506

Karen E. Baumann level-classic 3/20/2011 9:19:46 PM

Awwww, so excited for you Jean! This is so precious and, there are no words to describe a Grandmother's feeling about this very special bundle of joy! Congratulations and best of luck in the next round! #9303057

Merna L. Nobile 3/20/2011 10:08:42 PM

Yes, you heard right! Congratulations you are a winner! Merna #9303221

Katarina Mansson 3/21/2011 12:08:42 AM

Congratulations on your ebautiful finalist Jean! #9303468

Sarah A. Christian 3/21/2011 2:19:19 AM

This is such a touching and beautiful image, Jean!!! Congratulations on your Finalist! #9303687

John Rivera level-classic 3/21/2011 3:21:45 AM

Congratulations Jean on your Finalist! #9303831

Jessica Jenney 3/21/2011 8:29:48 AM

Congratulations, Jean on your beautiful finalist! #9305041

Kara L. Hendricks 3/21/2011 11:36:04 AM

This makes me smile Jean...:) Congrats!! #9305639

Selena C. Metts 3/21/2011 12:54:28 PM

precious! #9305821

Jean E. Hildebrant 3/21/2011 2:59:56 PM

Thank you all so much! Love seeing my 2 babies getting some luv from the judges :) #9306331

Dr Silly 3/21/2011 3:04:47 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist Jean. :O) #9306352

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 3/21/2011 11:23:15 PM

How precious indeed, Jean. Superb Finalist, expect seeing this again!

UB. #9307555

Debra K. Johnson level-classic 3/22/2011 7:46:49 AM

Just Beautiful! CONGRATS! #9308739

Ivan Chacon level-classic 3/23/2011 1:22:15 PM

Beautiful!!! Cangrats!!! :) #9312882

Mary Dimitriw level-classic 4/15/2011 7:47:16 AM

Congrats on your finalist Jean! What a stunning portrait. Your children and grandchild are blessed to have such a wonderful photographer in the family. #9352165

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101 theme "Texture" contest entry
Shot in natural light through a window. Added Gaussian blur in a layer and removed with a selection.
This is my beautiful daughter, Jessica and our first grandchild, Ezra 2 1/2 mo's old.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/25 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 55.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT

Uploaded on 2/28/2011 4:53:31 PM

Keywords: #motherhood Photo Contest Finalist

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