Margie Hurwich 12/27/2006 7:46:03 PM

Oh, what a great expression, Sherry! Great job! #578424

Ronald Balthazor 12/27/2006 7:59:56 PM

Very well done, Sherry. #3746284

Dennis Behm 12/27/2006 8:09:14 PM

Superb! #3746318

Denise M. Snyder 12/27/2006 8:19:19 PM

Oh WOW Sherry this is AWESOME!!! Great expression, amazing clarity! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! #3746349

Vickie Skellenger 12/27/2006 8:37:58 PM

Love this shot! 100% teenage girl. :) #3746378

Sherry S. Boles 12/27/2006 9:00:37 PM

From another thread:
Tonya R. Boles
member since: 7/7/2004
Nice shot!!
12/27/2006 7:27:41 PM

Thanks, Margie, Ronald, Denny, Denise, Vickie and Tonya!
Vickie, you said it all, 100% teenage girl! :) #3746413

Sherry S. Boles 12/27/2006 9:13:22 PM

WOW! Gorgeous clarity Sherry and a beautiful portrait here. Well done. #3746424

Terri Beloit 12/27/2006 10:20:56 PM

Excellent, Sherry! Love everything about this photo...way to go! #3746470

Chastity Abbott 12/28/2006 6:16:21 AM

LOVE the expression!!! The colors are to die for....awesome work! #3747164

Candy Avera 12/28/2006 6:31:16 AM

I like it Sherry. Love the catchlights. They are good sizes and well placed w/in the eyes - making the eyes sparkle. This is a lovely portrait. #3747215

Susan Fox 12/28/2006 7:21:39 AM

Another great portrait Sherry! I love the eyes just as they are. In fact that is what caught my attention first. So I'd say leave them unedited. #3747428

Sherry S. Boles 12/28/2006 10:37:30 AM

Thank you, Trula, Terri, Chastity, Candy and Susan! #3748052

Datha Y. Thompson 12/28/2006 12:45:05 PM

LOVE her eyes!!! I agree with Susan!!! LOVE the expression captured and Beautiful colors!!!! :0) #3748431

Sherry S. Boles 12/28/2006 7:51:59 PM

Thank you, Datha! #3749251

Jane Holestine 12/29/2006 5:42:20 AM

Sherry, this is great just the way it is! Love the little attitude showing through! Beautiful. #3750119

Sherry S. Boles 12/29/2006 12:29:46 PM

Thanks, Jane! #3753698

Maura 12/31/2006 4:10:57 PM

really love this photo. #3764416

Sherry S. Boles 12/31/2006 5:34:26 PM

Thank you, Maura! #3764733

Donna M. Whipkey 1/1/2007 3:46:47 PM

Love the expression! She's just a natural. #3768614

Sherry S. Boles 1/1/2007 11:47:40 PM

Thank you, Donna! #3769839

Christopher Budny 1/11/2007 3:57:42 PM

What a wonderful portrait! I think I prefer this one to the 2nd. The eyes are fantastic in both, however! #3808871

Sherry S. Boles 1/12/2007 6:24:33 AM

Thanks for your comment, Christopher! #3810927

Laura Stetser 1/24/2007 1:54:47 PM

Congratulations Sherry!!! :) #3860282

Margie Hurwich 1/24/2007 1:56:22 PM

Congrats, Sherry! I love this shot! #3860296

Susie Peek-Swint 1/24/2007 1:57:41 PM

Many congrats Sherry! #3860309

Kara L. Hendricks 1/24/2007 2:12:45 PM

Congratulations Sherry!!! #3860396

Sylvia Rossler 1/24/2007 2:13:45 PM

Big congrats Sherry :O) #3860404

Datha Y. Thompson 1/24/2007 2:17:17 PM


Evy Johansen 1/24/2007 2:21:58 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Sherry! #3860502

Alisha L. Ekstrom 1/24/2007 2:23:23 PM

Gorgeous...LOVE the catchlights;)

Congrats on an awesome finalist!! #3860521

Colette M. Metcalf 1/24/2007 2:37:39 PM

Congrats, Sherry! #3860746

Melissa G. Meiselman 1/24/2007 2:47:47 PM

Stunning portrait, Sherry!! Big congratulations!!! #3860903

Sharon King 1/24/2007 3:17:03 PM

Love this expression! Congrats! #3861317

Cyn Valentine 1/24/2007 3:19:26 PM

COngratulations Sherry..great image! #3861347

Candy Avera 1/24/2007 3:20:12 PM

Yippee! Congratulations Sherry. #3861354

Christopher Budny 1/24/2007 3:36:21 PM

Congratulations, Sherry!! #3861587

Jill Flynn 1/24/2007 4:05:28 PM

Fantastic pose, lighting and attitude in this portrait Sherry! Congratulations on your finalist! #3861983

cj patterson 1/24/2007 4:06:24 PM

outstanding sherry! congrats to you!!! #3861994

Ronald Balthazor 1/24/2007 4:08:28 PM

Congratulations, Sherry. #3862026

Megan p 1/24/2007 5:28:58 PM

beautiful and SO Real!! This is scary to me because I will get this look very soon! Congratulations My Friend!! :):) Beautiful Girl! #3863016

Wende Trew 1/24/2007 6:15:18 PM

Beautiful image Sherry!!! Big Congrats!! #3863527

Tamera S. Phillips 1/24/2007 6:23:04 PM

Congrats Sherry! Way to go. #3863651

Tonya R. Boles 1/24/2007 6:30:53 PM

Congrats Sherry. #3863763

Bobbie Davis 1/24/2007 6:35:36 PM

Congrats Sherry! #3863822

Melissa A. Mannon 1/24/2007 6:54:46 PM

love that face! congratulations! #3864009

Kenneth Mucke 1/24/2007 6:58:38 PM

Superb finalist...One of my FAVS of yours....CONGRATS #3864046

Pat Gamwell 1/24/2007 7:00:42 PM

No surprise here, girl! BIG CONGRATS! #3864064

Dawn Leslie 1/24/2007 7:27:38 PM

Congrats on this Sherry...with three girls boy do I know this expression well! #3864276

Chastity Abbott 1/24/2007 7:45:08 PM

HUGE congrats!!!! #3864428

Sherry S. Boles 1/24/2007 8:21:23 PM

Thank you all so much! I really appreciate each of your comments! :) #3864604

Cesar J. La Rosa 1/24/2007 8:35:28 PM

Congratulations on this BEAUTIFUL Finalist, Sherry!!! #3864666

jennifer B. short 1/24/2007 10:48:45 PM

Great image Sherry...congrats....I love the expression. #3865235

Petra Roth 1/24/2007 11:18:36 PM

Big congrats Sherry!!! Great work :) #3865305

Dr Silly 1/25/2007 2:52:14 AM

Now this is a look I have seen on my own kids. Congratulations Sherry on your Finalist. :O)

Jeff Robinson 1/25/2007 4:28:46 AM

Congrats Sherry on your wonderful portrait and Finalist!! Jeff #3866156

Paula Dwyer 1/25/2007 4:55:03 AM

Congratulations Sherry!!! :) #3866310

Terri Beloit 1/25/2007 7:04:32 AM

Congrats on your finalist!!! #3867471

Teresa Lee 1/25/2007 11:52:58 AM

Congratulations to you!!! #3869564

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 1/25/2007 2:43:44 PM

well done! #3870675

John V. Roscich 1/25/2007 3:00:37 PM

JOHN #3870818

Sherry S. Boles 1/25/2007 3:03:00 PM

Thank you, Cesar, Jennifer, Petra, Dr.S, Jeff, Paula, Terri, Teresa, John and The Judges!! I really appreciate each of your comments so much! #3870842

Suzy Betancourt 1/25/2007 3:05:45 PM

Sherry, congrats.
The clarity and emotion on the photo are amazing but so are all of your photos.

Suzy #3870867

Michelle R. Kovach 1/25/2007 5:21:57 PM

Congrats Sherry! #3871583

Lavone Vannoy 1/25/2007 5:28:57 PM

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOU WINNER!!!!! YAY YAY YAY!!! Yippeeee!!! :) #3871612

Chastity Abbott 1/25/2007 5:37:14 PM

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HUGE congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o) #3871673

Cyn Valentine 1/25/2007 5:39:36 PM

BIg congrats Sherry!!!WTG! #3871695

Christopher Budny 1/25/2007 5:41:49 PM

...just think how many "whatever" replies you'll get now, once she knows she went gold! Congratulations! #3871722

Megan p 1/25/2007 5:42:46 PM

This is so NOT whatever, LOL Congratulations on this winner Sherry!!! #3871732

Cheryl E. Molennor 1/25/2007 5:46:17 PM

Congratulations Sherry #3871761

Jennifer Rennison 1/25/2007 5:52:24 PM

Absolutely outstanding portrait, Sherry! Congratulations on your win!! #3871810

Kenneth Mucke 1/25/2007 5:56:30 PM

WTG On your superb WIN Sherry #3871840

Tonya R. Boles 1/25/2007 6:00:48 PM

Congrats Sherry.. #3871869

Elizabeth Beaudoin 1/25/2007 6:46:47 PM

Congratulations Sherry! :O) #3872193

Vladan D. Djordjevic 1/25/2007 7:01:20 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Winner!!! #3872300

Jill Flynn 1/25/2007 7:13:46 PM

Congratulations on your WIN Sherry! This is a fantastic portrait! #3872382

Kristi A. Howson 1/25/2007 7:22:33 PM

Congratulations Sherry on this beauty winner...and a gorgeous subject too!!! Wonderful to see it make it!!! #3872441

Datha Y. Thompson 1/25/2007 7:38:35 PM

YAY!!! CONGRATULATIONS on this Beautiful WINNER!!!! WTG Sherry :0) #3872556

Kay E. Mahoney 1/25/2007 8:04:27 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #3872698

Susana Ms Heide 1/25/2007 8:14:56 PM

WOW!!! This is one fabulous and very cool Portrait AND winner!!! Congrats Sherry!! WTG!!! #3872746

Sylvia Rossler 1/25/2007 9:56:33 PM

Big congrats on your win Sherry :O) #3873030

Pat Gamwell 1/25/2007 10:32:36 PM

No surprise here...Yahooo! HUGE CONGRATS! #3873139

Janine Russell 1/26/2007 1:08:24 AM

Sherry, congratulations on your Second Place Win. #3873410

Les Rhoades 1/26/2007 1:43:53 AM

Congratulations on your December second place WINNER! #3873512

Dr Silly 1/26/2007 2:13:43 AM

Congratulations Sherry on your wonderful gold win. :O)

Colette M. Metcalf 1/26/2007 4:11:18 AM

Congratulations, Sherry! #3873916

Morteza Safataj 1/26/2007 4:19:43 AM

Very beautiful shot and lovely face, Sherry!! #3873948

Wally Orlowsky 1/26/2007 5:43:06 AM

Congratulations on this well-composed winner, Sherry! #3874325

Charlene Taylor 1/26/2007 6:39:38 AM

Congratulations on 2nd place with this exceptional portrait Sherry! #3874606

Denise M. Snyder 1/26/2007 7:05:49 AM

Awesome Sherry!!! Well deserved win - huge smiles and congratulations to you!!!! #3874693

Paula Dwyer 1/26/2007 7:38:13 AM

Congratulation Sherry on your second place winner!!! :) #3874799

Vik Orenstein 1/26/2007 7:38:25 AM

sherry! this is DYNAMITE!!! congrats on a well deserved win! I think the catchlights should stay --two is fine! and they are big, well placed, and delicious --her eyes really sparkle! great use of color, super composition --kudos! #3874802

Margie Hurwich 1/26/2007 9:23:11 AM

I am SO happy to see this again! A big congrats on a wonderful win! #3875126

Sherry S. Boles 1/26/2007 10:27:40 AM

Thank you ALL...I appreciate each of you who took the time to comment very much! :) #3875477

Julie Monacella 1/26/2007 11:37:38 AM

A huge congrats to you on your win, Sherry!!!! Yay! #3875653

Candy Avera 1/26/2007 12:05:56 PM

Hooray for you! Congratulations on this winner! #3875764

Renee Doyle 1/26/2007 12:17:35 PM

WTG Sherry!!! Huge congrats on this awesome portrait and wonderful 2nd place win!!

Lynne Morris 1/26/2007 3:13:18 PM

Congratulations Sherry on this fantastic win! #3876308

Cindy Harter 1/26/2007 8:12:23 PM

YEY!!!!! Congratualtions!! Great job!! #3877129

Sherry S. Boles 1/27/2007 2:02:55 AM

Thank you, Julie, Candy, Renee, Lynne and Cindy! #3877585

Laurence Saliba 1/27/2007 2:19:30 AM

Congratulations on a superb winner Sherry!!!! #3877599

Laura Clay-Ballard 1/27/2007 4:29:26 AM

super shot! Congrats! #3877888

Rakesh Syal 1/27/2007 7:00:48 AM

Outstanding portrait, Sherry! Congratulations on your win!! #3878405

Jenny Bosmans 1/27/2007 7:09:20 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Sherry! :) #3878434

Sharon Day 1/27/2007 7:57:45 AM

Big congratulations, Sherry!!! Great capture of your lovely daughter! #3878615

S P Mukherji 1/27/2007 11:23:10 AM

OUTSTANDING Sherry!! #3879488

RC Fritz 1/27/2007 5:34:51 PM

Fabulous portrait! Congratulations on your WIN, Sherry!!! #3880599

Sam Britt 1/27/2007 7:21:14 PM

Congratulations on this terrific 2nd place winner, Sherry! #3881067

Sam Britt 1/27/2007 7:25:13 PM

Congrats on your beautiful second place winner Sherry! #3881082

Sherry S. Boles 1/27/2007 7:36:48 PM

Thanks, Laurence, Laura, Rakesh, Jenny, Sharon, SP, RC, Sam and Trula! #3881132

Donna W. Neal 1/28/2007 5:07:23 AM

Gorgeous portrait and win Sherry! #3881949

Kate Jackson 1/28/2007 7:35:28 AM

What a great expression you have captured Sherry! Love it! Congratulations! #3882421

Deborah Sandidge 1/28/2007 4:07:51 PM

An expressive and cute capture, I love the title! An exceptional winning image Sherry! Congratulations~! #3883916

Edan R. Ramos 1/28/2007 8:46:02 PM

Sherry, in what mode did you shoot this? I own a D50 and I never get this kind of clarity. Did you use the matrix metering mode? What brand of lens did you use? #3884836

Sherry S. Boles 1/29/2007 1:06:51 AM

Thank you, Donna, Kate, Deborah and Sal!
Sal, I used a 50mm Nikon lens and pattern metering mode. #3885071

Tammy Scott 1/29/2007 3:29:55 AM

Congratulations on a terrific win #3885362

Cassie L. Woodlee 1/29/2007 11:51:13 AM

Congratulations Sherry!!! FANTASTIC portrait, love the expression, lighting everything about it!!!! #3887508

Ermanno Radice 1/29/2007 11:57:57 AM

Congrats on your beautiful second place winner Sherry!
Excellent portrait, wonderful expression, beautiful colors! #3887551

Jeff Robinson 1/29/2007 4:54:57 PM

Congrats on this beautiful portrait and wel deserved win! Jeff #3888501

Sherry S. Boles 1/29/2007 5:14:55 PM

Thank you, Tammy, Cassie, Ermanno and Jeff! #3888582

Sandy Landon 1/29/2007 7:01:20 PM


Mick Burkey 1/30/2007 12:07:54 PM

Wonderful portrait, Sherry. Congrats on the win !! #3892216

Sherry S. Boles 1/30/2007 4:20:33 PM

Thank you, Sandy and Mick! #3893013

jennifer B. short 1/31/2007 9:13:57 AM

Sherry...love the LOOK. What a great portrait...I like that there are so many catchlights...I do the same thing though....not sure whether to clean it up or just leave as is. Congrats on your WIN. #3896215

William88 1/31/2007 11:01:13 AM

Sherry, congratulations on your wonderful win. Beautiful picture. #3896635

Sherry S. Boles 1/31/2007 9:57:08 PM

Thank you, Jennifer and William! #3898385

Kimberlee Oberski 2/1/2007 10:51:45 AM

This is beautiful. Congrats on your win. #3900658

Sherry S. Boles 2/1/2007 8:56:59 PM

Thank you, Kimberlee! #3902440

Ronald F. Fischer 2/6/2007 7:44:37 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic winner! I wish I could take awesome portraits like this!! #3920202

Sherry S. Boles 2/6/2007 7:57:31 PM

Thank you, Ronald! :) #3920244

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/11/2007 6:45:28 PM

This is an amazing portrait, great lighting and colors. A big congratulations on your win Sherry! #3938011

Sherry S. Boles 2/11/2007 10:34:50 PM

Thank you, Donna! #3938473

Nina Shields 11/8/2008 5:48:52 AM

Sherry, it's always inspiring to view and study your work; loved this when I saw it in the BP book; congratulations! #6723963

Sherry S. Boles 11/8/2008 8:47:58 AM

Thank you so much, Nina! Your words mean a lot to me! #6724943

Terry A. Stoa 1/1/2014 9:01:21 AM

Congrats on your winner, Sherry. The expression you've captured in this image is perfect for its also-perfect title.

The colors are lovely and her hat and sweater are super-complementary.


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~50mm, f/4.8, 1/90, natural light~
*I debated over whether or not to leave the amount of catchlights...I posted this one because I really liked the natural look. (I may posted the edited version ~with one catchlight per eye~ later.)*

Uploaded on 12/27/2006 7:30:08 PM

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Camera: Nikon D50 Digital SLR Camera

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