" Surprise. "

© Donna J. Taff

William C. Raco level-addict 2/14/2004 9:12:42 AM

awwwwwww, now this is the essence of St Valentine's Day.
Love the flowers behind his back and that he is ringing the doorbell.
Looks to be a photo for the family scrapbook.
Very well done,

bill #97427

Shirley L. Carpenter 2/14/2004 10:00:04 AM

How Sweet!!!!!Great image.....Love it!!!!!! #376302

Susana Matos 2/14/2004 10:11:55 AM

i agree with all ditto by William Raco!!! Marvelous photo for St Valentines day!!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #376317

Colleen Braun 2/14/2004 12:58:00 PM

this is adorable, great capture... #376431

Murry Grigsby 2/14/2004 1:53:37 PM

Nice work Donna! Perfect pose and story image!! #376500

Charlene Bayerle level-addict 2/14/2004 2:09:54 PM

Im calling this a winner for sure Donna!!!
Wonderful!!! #376526

Donna J. Taff level-addict 2/14/2004 5:26:36 PM

Thank's so much for the kind comments, Bill,Shirley, Susana, Colleen, Murry and Charlene. #376642

Evy Johansen level-addict 2/14/2004 10:14:05 PM

What a wonderful image, Donna! I agree whit Charlene.... a winner!! #376768

Claudia Kuhn level-addict 3/19/2004 6:47:27 AM

Sweet pic Donna, Congratulations!! #432380

Donna W. Neal 3/19/2004 8:29:56 AM

Adorable Donna
Congratulations and Good Luck #432960

Donna J. Taff 3/19/2004 10:14:38 AM

Thank's so much for the congratulation's, Claudia and Donna. I am on cloud nine right now!!! #433381

Murry Grigsby 3/19/2004 10:55:17 AM

Congrats Donna on your wonderful finalist! This is really well conceived and executed--good luck!! #433564

Colette M. Metcalf 3/19/2004 11:17:37 AM

A big congrats to you, Donna!!! #433647

Donna J. Taff 3/19/2004 2:22:56 PM

Thank's so much, I really appreciate yhr nice comment's, Murry and Colette!!!! #434361

Peggy Wolff 3/19/2004 2:28:54 PM

Oh Donna, this is just priceless! So sweet! #434399

Allan L. Whitehead 3/19/2004 2:38:50 PM

Congratulations on this one, Donna. I don't know how I missed it when it was first posted. Well done and good luck - Allan #434458

Susana Matos 3/19/2004 2:44:20 PM

Congratulations, great photo!!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #434492

Susie Peek-Swint 3/19/2004 3:10:13 PM

This is wonderful Donna -- well done on the finals! #434640

William C. Raco level-addict 3/19/2004 6:18:30 PM

Very much deserving of praise and recognition, Donna.
This is a Norman Rockwell type image.

bill #434966

Donna J. Taff level-addict 3/19/2004 6:23:13 PM

Thank's so much, Margaret, Allan, Susana, Susan and Bill. I am very happy to have made it this far! #434973

Evy Johansen level-addict 3/20/2004 12:00:21 AM

Many congratulations, Donna! WELL DESERVED!! #435525

Donna J. Taff 3/20/2004 6:07:54 AM

Thankyou so very much, Evy!! #435961

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-addict 3/20/2004 7:02:57 AM

Congrats on this one, Donna! #436156

Donna J. Taff level-addict 3/20/2004 12:26:01 PM

Thankyou so much, Carolyn!!! #436795

William C. Raco level-addict 3/20/2004 2:40:04 PM

Congratulations on winning 2nd prize!!
Great photo.

bill #437035

Kathleen Clemons 3/20/2004 2:49:42 PM

Soooo cute, Donna! Congrats!! #437097

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-addict 3/20/2004 3:24:28 PM

Guess I should have waited and saved myself some typers cramp! Congrats!! #437214

Donna J. Taff level-addict 3/20/2004 4:43:18 PM

Thanks so much for the congrat's, Bill, Kathleen and Carolyn!!!! I am so happy to have won second place. Make's me want to go out and take some picture's now! #437345

Kristen McKain level-addict 3/20/2004 4:56:32 PM

congrats!!!! #437386

Donna J. Taff level-addict 3/20/2004 5:11:26 PM

Thankyou so much, Kristen!!! #437434

Murry Grigsby 3/20/2004 5:38:51 PM

Congrats on your win Donna! :0) #437493

Bonnie C. Lackey 3/20/2004 6:49:20 PM

Congrats, Donna! This is a heart-tugger! #437586

Charlene Bayerle level-addict 3/20/2004 7:18:17 PM

I called this one Donna!!!!!!
Congratulations and well deserved!!! #437651

Donna J. Taff level-addict 3/20/2004 8:34:33 PM

Thank's so much for the wonderful comment's Murry, Bonnie and Charlene!!!!! #437748

Lori Ditlefsen level-addict 3/20/2004 10:03:09 PM

Very cute story type image Donna. Love the composition! Well done and congrats on the win! #437805

Colette M. Metcalf level-addict 3/21/2004 3:29:56 AM

A big congrats to you, Donna!!!!! #437997

Donna J. Taff level-addict 3/21/2004 6:59:16 AM

Thankyou so much for the great comment's Lori and Colette!!! #438403

Stephen Zacker level-addict 3/21/2004 7:34:03 AM

Congratulations Donna! #438479

Donna J. Taff level-addict 3/21/2004 8:17:30 AM

Thankyou very much, Stephen!! #438581

Evy Johansen level-addict 3/21/2004 8:41:10 AM

Many congratulations on you very well derserved win, Donna!! #438663

Allan L. Whitehead 3/21/2004 11:28:40 AM

Donna, I just wanted to say congratulations on your terrific win and a job well done and very well deserved - Allan #438901

Donna J. Taff 3/21/2004 1:21:00 PM

Thank's so much for the congratulation's, Evy and Allan!!! #439083

Peggy Wolff 3/21/2004 8:15:34 PM

Donna, congrats on your win! I love this photo, I love the innocense and sweetness of the love a boy has for him mamma. #439624

Donna J. Taff 3/22/2004 4:57:07 AM

Thank's so much for your great comment, Margaret!!!!! #440006

Janice Forrest 3/23/2004 6:22:10 AM

There are so many things to like about this photo - the strong red color, the sweetness of the moment, the overall composition. A well deserved win! Congratulations. #442108

Donna J. Taff 3/23/2004 7:56:57 AM

Thankyou so much Janice for the great comment's you made on my photo!!! #442423

Terry McCully 4/3/2004 2:49:59 PM

PERFECT... and a fantastic idea it is here... so much feeling #461809

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 4/3/2004 8:12:22 PM

Beautiful shot, Donna. Love it!
Congrats on your win!

Best regards
Linnea #462022

Donna J. Taff 4/4/2004 10:42:15 AM

Thankyou for the great comments, Terry and Anette!!! #462970

Michael Brown 5/29/2004 6:48:10 PM

Somewhere out there is a magazine that could really use this shot. It is a eye catcher, and has a certain amount of impact that really pulls the eye into the image.

Me? ..................... Love it!!

Mike #566571

Donna J. Taff 5/29/2004 8:08:46 PM

Thank's so much for the great comment, Mike!!!!!!! #566670

Mary K. Robison 7/25/2004 6:47:52 PM

Donna, when this popped up on the home page a moment ago, I figured I'd repeat how very much I enjoyed this when I saw it as a winner waaaaaay back in March...then I discovered I had managed to overlook adding my two cents back then!! Yikes!
A belated, and massive, CONGRATULATIONS to you!
THIS IS GREAT!!! You deserved to be on Cloud Nine for this gem's Second Place spot, and we all should hope to capture such a sweet moment at some point in our photographic pursuits! #669320

Gabriela Cunha 7/26/2004 2:50:22 AM

wonderful, lovely image! hadn't seen this one!
:) gy #669640

Donna J. Taff 7/26/2004 3:27:45 AM

Thank's so much, Mary and Gaby!!!!!!! #669671

Amanda E. Radovic 9/26/2004 1:52:55 PM

too cute - what a lucky Mummy!! Maybe oneday my little man will bring me flowers - it'll make me weep!!! Love how you can see the reflections in the window. It is interesting! #806362

Donna J. Taff 9/26/2004 4:45:30 PM

Thank's so much on your wonderful comment on my photo, Surprise, Amanda!!!!!! #806576

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This is a picture of my Grandson at the door hiding flowers for his Momma behind his back.

Uploaded on 2/14/2004 8:52:15 AM

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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