Mom's Joy

Tammy M. Anderson Student 12/6/2012 6:57:37 PM

Lovely close-up, Ellen. Wonderful capture. #1502238

Bobby Ray Goodman 12/6/2012 7:29:06 PM

Hi Ellen,What a little cutie my friend.Beautiful capture,I think you have a winner!!! #10454034

Carol Flisak 12/6/2012 7:45:08 PM

What a beautiful bundle of joy, Ellen! Terrific capture of this precious moment. #10454045

Rona L. Schwarz 12/6/2012 10:40:21 PM

Such a lovely close-up of mother and child, Ellen! Both are beautiful and I love your skin tones! #10454145

Tiia Vissak 12/7/2012 12:15:41 AM

a wonderful image! #10454187

Colette M. Metcalf 12/7/2012 3:07:51 AM

Wonderful capture, Ellen!!! #10454284

rony sagy 12/7/2012 6:25:28 AM

Oh, so adorable. #10454554

Phyllis A. Houghton 12/7/2012 8:26:54 AM

Wonderful joyous portrait. Looks like a winner to me, Ellen! #10454648

Lindley Johnson 12/7/2012 1:34:49 PM

A beautiful image - it certainly captures the wonderful relationship between the mother and her child. Very well done, Ellen! #10454947

Terry Cervi 12/7/2012 4:01:27 PM

This is just beautiful, Ellen! Very nicely done! #10455068

Debra R. Harder 12/8/2012 8:35:10 AM

This is such a beautiful moment, Ellen. A precious image that will be cherished forever. It's perfect for the monthly theme. Truly magnificent! #10455870

Emile Abbott 12/8/2012 2:07:00 PM

Touchingly emotional capture, Ellen. Perfection. #10456316

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 12/9/2012 1:48:23 AM

What a sweet expression and very touching image, Ellen. #10456767

Linda S. Smith 12/10/2012 12:28:40 AM

Beautiful capture Ellen! you can definitely see the joy on the little one's face as well! Wonderful shot! #10458294

Carol Flisak 1/23/2013 6:35:51 PM

Huge congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Ellen! #10530284

Ellen Hodges 1/23/2013 6:51:38 PM

Thanks so much, friends, and thanks BP for choosing these images!! Much appreciated!!! #10530366

Leslie McLain 1/23/2013 7:06:12 PM

Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Ellen. Way to go. #10530438

Bobby Ray Goodman 1/23/2013 7:40:10 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist,my friend!!! #10530638

Rona L. Schwarz 1/23/2013 8:36:41 PM

Not surprised to see this lovely portrait again, Ellen! Huge Congrats on a beautiful Finalist, my friend! #10530960

Kathy Salerni 1/23/2013 9:33:54 PM

Huge congrats on another beautiful Finalist and good luck in the next round, Ellen! #10531156

Heather Loewenhardt 1/23/2013 10:34:16 PM

Beautiful emotion captured here Ellen. Congrats on this wonderful finalist. #10531308

Stefania Barbier 1/24/2013 1:06:57 AM

congratulations on your fantastic finalist!!! #10531544

Tammy M. Anderson 1/24/2013 4:00:32 AM

Beautiful finalist, Congrats again. #10531968

Mary K. Robison 1/24/2013 4:03:56 AM

TOTALLY deserving to be among the finalists, Ellen!
Congratulations, and best of luck in the next round with this sweet capture! #10531981

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 1/24/2013 4:10:27 AM

Mary just said it :) Congratulations on this precious finalist, Ellen!! #10531998

Tiia Vissak 1/24/2013 5:10:56 AM

Congratulations! #10532163

Connie J. Bagot 1/24/2013 7:53:27 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalists! #10532691

Linda S. Smith 1/24/2013 8:01:27 AM

Well deserved finalist win Ellen! Huge Congrats! #10532726

Debra R. Harder 1/24/2013 8:33:14 AM

I love this image, Ellen...and it should be GOLD IMHO! Huge congratulations on your beautiful finalist!! #10532911

Colette M. Metcalf 1/24/2013 9:31:53 AM

WTG! Congrats!!!! #10533187

Marcel J. Fernandez 1/24/2013 10:01:04 AM

Congratulations, Ellen on our Delightful Finalist. #10533317

Lindley Johnson 1/24/2013 10:30:18 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Ellen. #10533443

Mitch Spence 1/24/2013 11:36:17 AM

Beautiful in every way, Ellen. Congratulations. #10533653

Marilyn K. Lincecum 1/24/2013 11:51:55 AM

Congratulations on a beautiful finalist. #10533721

SaMi Martin 1/24/2013 12:15:21 PM

So sweet; Congrats Ellen on your finalist! Good Luck next round! #10533790

Tammy Espino 1/24/2013 1:57:08 PM

Congrats on your awesome silver win,Ellen! :) #10534182

frank w. degenhardt 1/24/2013 2:18:07 PM

So tender. Annie and I think it is so cool that you got a third Finalist dear friend. Congratulations. #10534270

Nancyj Hovey 1/24/2013 3:56:44 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #10534609

Emile Abbott 1/24/2013 4:03:18 PM

Congratulations again on a touching finalist, Ellen. #10534624

Avril Mrs Young 1/24/2013 4:54:06 PM

Outstanding portrait capture ...congrats on your finalists Ellen. .well done. #10534731

Phyllis Burchett 1/24/2013 5:16:03 PM

So touching, congrats Ellen! #10534826

Lucille "Lucy" Abrao 1/24/2013 7:03:34 PM

Precious. Congratsulations on your finalist, Ellen.
Lucy #10535316

Renee Doyle 1/24/2013 7:17:10 PM

Beautifully captured Ellen!! Congratulations! #10535358

Barbara Waldoch 1/24/2013 9:53:38 PM

Congratulations on your Finalists, Ellen! #10535600

Carol L. Fowler 1/24/2013 10:56:01 PM

Congrats on all your wonderful Finalists! #10535703

Mary Dimitriw 1/25/2013 5:13:14 PM

Congrats on this beautiful Finalist Ellen! #10537261

a2o aini 1/27/2013 7:07:59 AM

Absolutely wonderful. Huge congratulations, Ellen. Well done! #10539712

John Connolly 1/27/2013 12:39:25 PM

Congratulations on your finalist award, Ellen! Well done! #10540193

Phyllis Burchett 1/27/2013 6:08:54 PM

Congrats on this wonderful winner Ellen!!! #10540567

Kay Beausoleil 1/27/2013 6:16:02 PM

A capture of just the right moment. Congratulations on your win, Ellen! #10540588

Deborah C. Lewinson 1/27/2013 6:18:34 PM

So glad to see this get the gold, Ellen!

Congrats on your fabulous winner!
Debby #10540594

Kathy Wesserling 1/27/2013 6:59:43 PM

This incredibly special capture of joy surely earned the Gold. Congratulations, Ellen. #10540722

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 1/27/2013 8:23:04 PM

Huuge congrats on the gold, Ellen. #10540897

Ellen Hodges 1/27/2013 8:35:16 PM

Thanks soooo much BP, for choosing this image. Thanks very much for the kind comments, too, friends!! #10540927

Tammy Espino 1/27/2013 8:50:23 PM

Congrats on your win :) #10540958

Rona L. Schwarz 1/27/2013 9:07:45 PM

Knew we'd see this with GOLD, Ellen! Huge Congrats to you on this splendid Winner, my friend!!!! #10541022

Kathy Salerni 1/27/2013 9:35:57 PM

Big congrats on your Gold Winning image,
Ellen!! #10541068

Ann Coates 1/27/2013 10:58:12 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Gold winner Ellen. #10541140

Stefania Barbier 1/27/2013 11:31:41 PM

absolutely adorable,,, congratulations on your gold win!!! #10541176

Avril Mrs Young 1/28/2013 12:02:57 AM

congrats on your outstanding deserved...stunning indeed.. #10541200

Mary K. Robison 1/28/2013 1:34:10 AM

This is a such a sweet portrait, Ellen.
CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned Gold Winner! #10541274

Colette M. Metcalf 1/28/2013 2:29:23 AM

A BIG congrats to you on your WIN, Ellen!!!! #10541358

Tammy M. Anderson 1/28/2013 2:56:23 AM

Congrats on your beautiful winner. #10541411

Reynaldo D. Reyes 1/28/2013 3:55:06 AM

A wonderful capture of pure joy! A huge Congratulations on this Gold Ellen. I hope to be back from vacation soon. #10541523

R. J. Laudenbacher 1/28/2013 4:53:54 AM

This is just priceless, Ellen. A big congratulations to you! #10541685

Julie Burnett 1/28/2013 5:14:08 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved gold win, Ellen!! The perfect capture of joy!! #10541713

Connie J. Bagot 1/28/2013 5:40:06 AM

Congratulations Ellen---wonderful winner! #10541768

Stephen Zacker 1/28/2013 5:53:01 AM

This is Wonderful :-) Congratulations #10541787

Terry Cervi 1/28/2013 6:37:00 AM

Congrats on this very precious win, Ellen!! #10541845

Lindley Johnson 1/28/2013 7:17:08 AM

Congratulations on your very sweet winner, Ellen! #10541899

Emile Abbott 1/28/2013 8:34:01 AM

Congratulations Ellen on this awesome Gold winner. #10542046

Leslie McLain 1/28/2013 8:44:58 AM

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Ellen. #10542084

Debra R. Harder 1/28/2013 11:07:13 AM

If this didn't win GOLD, I was going to throw myself off a So happy to see this win, Ellen! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER!! #10542430

John Connolly 1/28/2013 12:02:32 PM

Congratulations on winning gold Ellen! Well done indeed! #10542559

David Phalen 1/28/2013 12:06:26 PM

BIG Congrats on your beautiful Winner!! #10542568

frank w. degenhardt 1/28/2013 12:53:23 PM

Annie and I loved this one Ellen. Congratulations on the Win dear friend. #10542638

Agnes Fegan 1/28/2013 1:14:47 PM

Congratulations Ellen! #10542695

Claudia Kuhn 1/28/2013 2:32:00 PM

So sweet Ellen, congratulations! #10542799

Lucille "Lucy" Abrao 1/28/2013 5:34:14 PM

Congratulations! :o) #10543044

Bobby Ray Goodman 1/29/2013 7:30:53 AM

Big Congratulatios on this beautiful win my friend!!!! #10544047

Mary Dimitriw 1/29/2013 7:43:09 AM

Congrats on this gorgeous winner Ellen! #10544092

Sabrina Ryan 1/29/2013 7:50:23 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this Fabulous Winning image, Ellen #10544104

Renee Doyle 1/29/2013 3:10:15 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful Gold Winner Ellen!! #10544584

Irene Colling 1/31/2013 10:35:45 AM

A wonderful moment, captured forever.
Great shot Ellen. A Fave for me.

Congratulations on your Finalist award. #10547650

Joannie M. Bertucci 1/31/2013 11:50:19 AM

Ellen, you've captured the purest joy there is! Congrats on your "joyful" gold badge! :-) #10547748

Linda S. Smith 2/1/2013 1:01:15 PM

Huge Congrats Ellen on your well deserved Gold Win!!! #10549355

Carol Flisak 2/5/2013 11:24:50 AM

So glad to see this with Gold... huge congratulations on your beautiful winner, Ellen (sorry for the delay in commenting... just got back from Florida) #10555015

Merna L. Nobile 2/15/2013 1:53:56 PM

Are you amazed at the vivid colors, sharpness and composition of your photographs? Well the judges are, CONGRATULATIONS you are a winner for the month of December, 2012!

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Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/25 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 640, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 32.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

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