~ Golden Girl ~

© Datha Y. Thompson

~ Golden Girl ~

Jennifer L. Alder 5/22/2007 7:03:16 AM

Precious!! Love this action, very nice portrait. :) #659942

Joan Kocak 5/22/2007 7:08:03 AM

WOW WOW WOW! I LOVE this Datha!! I must say I see a WINNER here!!!!! you've framed this shot BEAUTIFULLY and the action is PERFECT for this~~~ #4312411

Judy A. Lawhon 5/22/2007 7:25:38 AM

Absolutely perfect, Datha!! Love the effects! #4312463

Bob Cournoyer 5/22/2007 7:33:45 AM

Looks like a porcelain (sp?) doll. What a doll. Great job.. :-)

Bob #4312476

Jessica Jenney 5/22/2007 7:36:02 AM

This is one of my favorite portraits of yours, Datha! Wonderful effect and beautiful girl! #4312483

Sherri Gorman 5/22/2007 7:46:24 AM

This is so AWESOME Datha!!!! I love this!!! Excellent portrait!!!! #4312504

Louise Kumpf 5/22/2007 7:51:22 AM

So very lovely and touchingly beautiful. #4312523

Nadine A. Lewis 5/22/2007 7:54:22 AM

GORGEOUS, Datha!!! I LOVE the image & effects!!! <>< #4312535

Les Rhoades 5/22/2007 8:07:41 AM

No matter what you do to this iamge, I'll love it! This one has already one first place. #4312576

Kristin M. Morales 5/22/2007 8:22:22 AM

great photo...love the goldenrod. #4312619

Jeff Robinson 5/22/2007 9:11:25 AM

Outstanding portrait work Datha! Jeff #4312759

Holly Shao 5/22/2007 9:57:46 AM

So beautiful, Datha! Excellent work and tones. Lovely!!

Holly #4312910

Joy Rector 5/22/2007 10:02:10 AM

love it, beautiful #4312923

Lisa J. Boulden 5/22/2007 10:08:47 AM

A winner, for sure!
--Lisa #4312936

Gary Lange 5/22/2007 10:33:25 AM

Great shot, Datha and a very good suggestion from Chastity on this image. Excellent work! #4313005

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 5/22/2007 11:50:42 AM

AWESOME job, Datha!!!!! Wonderful golden high key image!!!! Fantastic conversion!!!! :3 #4313204

Dominick M. Dimacale 5/22/2007 12:19:53 PM

This is lovely Datha...Dominick #4313267

Colleen Farrell 5/22/2007 12:23:48 PM

Fingers crossed on this one, Datha--it SO deserves to win! #4313289

Julie Pflug 5/22/2007 4:05:53 PM

Pure perfection. #4313792

Chastity Abbott 5/22/2007 4:08:51 PM

Datha, I think the tones here work so beautifully! I love the high key and it's just the right amount!! Now this...you really should consider canvas! I love it and it's always been a HUGE favorite of mine!!!!!!!!! Good luck on this beauty! #4313804

Kay E. Mahoney 5/22/2007 5:38:29 PM

Nice work, Datha. She is adorable. Love the colors. #4314040

Datha Y. Thompson 5/22/2007 6:22:35 PM

Thank You ALL SO Very much for your sweetest comments and encouragement, means alot to me :0) Big Smiles #4314204

Tonya R. Boles 5/22/2007 6:37:50 PM

Looks great this way, good luck. #4314278

Patrick Rouzes 5/22/2007 6:37:58 PM

I agree with Jessica and feel the way she does- one of my favourites of your portraits. You captured her piercing eye very beautifully. Outstanding work here,Datha. Patrick #4314280

Colette M. Metcalf 5/22/2007 6:56:27 PM

GORGEOUS, Datha!!! #4314365

William C. Raco 5/22/2007 7:30:01 PM

How precious!
This is wonderful, Datha ;)

Bill #4314484

Melissa G. Meiselman 5/22/2007 8:13:49 PM

I absolutely love this high key treatment...the portriat is simply gorgeous, Datha!! #4314594

Katarina Mansson 5/22/2007 11:28:31 PM

This is absolutely gorgeous Datha! Excellent portrait and lovely effects. #4314819

Donald K. Cherry 5/23/2007 3:05:08 AM

I absolutely love this gorgeous portrait, Datha! #4315180

Sam Britt 5/23/2007 8:41:46 AM

Great effects, beautiful portrait, Datha. #4316648

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 5/23/2007 2:50:22 PM

WOW, just beautiful Datha #4317856

Michelle L. Frick 5/23/2007 6:38:59 PM

Good advice! This is gorgeous Datha!! #4319837

Datha Y. Thompson 5/23/2007 6:58:37 PM

Thank You ALL So Very much, your comments and encouragement means alot to me :0) #4320001

Mary Timman 5/24/2007 7:43:45 AM

Your portraits are just stunning. I can't believe you don't have more winners! This is exquisite Datha! #4323890

Emily E. Bem 5/24/2007 1:15:28 PM

This is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We better be seeing this one again!!!!!! #4325042

Cheryl E. Davis 5/24/2007 1:42:29 PM

Datha, I love this photo! I loved it before and I love it now! I would love to try this action sometime. I really like the look. Just beautiful! #4325222

Sylvia Rossler 5/24/2007 2:01:54 PM

I can only agree with the others ...this is such a beautiful and glamorous picture !!! I'll bet we see this one again ... a winner in my book! #4325394

Marta J. Baldwin 5/24/2007 7:19:05 PM

This is absolutely stunning Datha! The soft golden hues and that beautiful face...A winner for sure! I saw it in EFP! #4326432

Datha Y. Thompson 5/24/2007 11:45:35 PM

Thank You ALL So SO Very much!! I truly appreciate your comments and encouragement :0) #4327163

Jenny Bosmans 5/31/2007 8:27:03 AM

Absolutely beautiful little model, image and work, Datha! :) #4351147

Datha Y. Thompson 6/3/2007 5:59:37 AM

Thank You so Very much Jenny :0) #4360562


Wow... nice efects you use here... #4369703

Datha Y. Thompson 6/5/2007 9:05:36 PM

Thank You so Very much Manuel :0) #4369736

Lori Carlson 6/23/2007 7:33:55 AM

Wow! Really beautiful work here Datha~perfect in every way!! This is a treasure of a shot.
You have a real beautiful gallery as well! :0) #4427694

Joyce Baldassarre 6/26/2007 2:59:36 PM

Datha, this is stunning!!! Congratulations!!!!! #4440131

Stefania Barbier 6/26/2007 3:06:54 PM

congrats on your finalist!!!!! #4440232

Tonya R. Boles 6/26/2007 3:09:28 PM

Congratulations. #4440267

Nikki McDonald 6/26/2007 3:10:14 PM

Oh, yea! And a portrait, too. Congratulations on your finalist, Datha. #4440278

Michelle R. Kovach 6/26/2007 3:13:08 PM

Congrats Datha! WTG Girlie! #4440330

Dr Silly 6/26/2007 3:13:50 PM

Congratulations again, Datha. :O)

Michelle L. Frick 6/26/2007 3:18:51 PM

Congratulations on another well deserved finalist Datha - love it!! #4440430

Jennifer L. Alder 6/26/2007 3:33:21 PM

Congrats, Datha! :) #4440678

Susie Peek-Swint 6/26/2007 3:36:38 PM

I missed this resubmit Datha ~ I love the original but this has a unique quality about it ~ many congrats!! #4440732

Kay E. Mahoney 6/26/2007 3:40:29 PM

Congratulations on your adorable finalist. Good luck in the next round. #4440803

Joan Kocak 6/26/2007 3:41:20 PM

oh this deserves a WIN WIN WIN!!! Congrats and hope to see it again! #4440817

Joannie Bertucci 6/26/2007 3:44:19 PM

Thanks Datha, this image just knocked me off my seat and I'm wearing an arm cast for a broken wrist! :-)
This is truly the type of photography portaits I aspire to achieve!
This has to go to the winners circle! #4440875

Chastity Abbott 6/26/2007 4:33:19 PM

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look at you!!! I am just thrilled beyond words for you! YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope we see it again in the winner circle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) #4441491

Lori Carlson 6/26/2007 5:01:17 PM

Yeah!!! Big congrats, Datha!! :0) #4441776

Allison Gaulin 6/26/2007 5:16:19 PM

Another one Datha! Congrats!! #4441950

Emily E. Bem 6/26/2007 5:39:21 PM

We will see this one again...as a WINNER! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!! #4442210

Les Rhoades 6/26/2007 5:52:22 PM

Congratulations on the Finalist badge! #4442380

Sherri Gorman 6/26/2007 5:54:13 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!! This is so awesome Datha!!! #4442416

Sylvia Rossler 6/26/2007 6:08:38 PM

Big congrats on your finalist Datha :o) #4442599

Mary Timman 6/26/2007 6:16:19 PM

How gorgeous!
Congratulations again! #4442700

Su Sana E. P 6/26/2007 6:28:22 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Datha!! #4442864

Holly Shao 6/26/2007 7:04:58 PM

Congratulations, Datha, on this awesome Finalist! Good luck!

Holly #4443403

Laurie Daily 6/26/2007 7:07:06 PM

Just perfectly beautiful, Datha! #4443434

Sharon King 6/26/2007 7:16:17 PM

Oh so Beautiful! Congrats Datha! #4443566

Marie Fields 6/26/2007 7:23:17 PM

Congratulations on this beauty, Datha! :) #4443672

Heather 6/26/2007 8:07:23 PM

Congrats Datha,lovely photo.. #4444104

Kristin M. Morales 6/26/2007 8:21:17 PM

congrats...is so wonderful! #4444224

Sam Britt 6/26/2007 8:33:06 PM

Congratulations, Datha. Beautiful finalist! #4444318

Susan Fox 6/26/2007 9:51:18 PM

So fantastic to see another of yours made finalist! Congrats Datha :-) #4444722

Datha Y. Thompson 6/26/2007 10:30:01 PM

THANK YOU ALL SO SO VERY MUCH!!!! One of my Favs... A special Thanks to Chas for the suggestion!!! And to eevryone who continued to encourage me and support this image!!! Means alot to me to see a badge under it :0) #4444911

Jessica Jenney 6/27/2007 1:31:23 AM

I'm so glad to see this beauty again, Datha! Big Congratulations! #4445347

Katarina Mansson 6/27/2007 4:13:18 AM

I am so glad to see this again and wish you good luck in the next round Datha! Congratulations! #4446144

DiAnna F. Paulk 6/27/2007 5:08:14 AM

Beautiful capture and treament, Datha! Congratulations on your finalist! #4446462

Regina L. Rickert 6/27/2007 5:56:38 AM

Another fantastic finalist, Datha. Congratulations! #4446853

Judy V. Kennamer 6/27/2007 6:30:43 AM

Beautiful Datha! Congrats! #4447230

Carla Metzler 6/27/2007 7:28:14 AM

Congratulations Datha!! :) #4447659

Photographer 6/27/2007 7:44:42 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Datha! #4447805

Christopher Budny 6/27/2007 9:34:39 AM

Congratulations on your Finalists this month, Datha! #4448477

Chastity Abbott 6/27/2007 10:56:40 AM

My eyes teared up when I saw 2nd place under this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOOOOOOOOOOO deserving! I knew this was a winner when I first saw it! AWESOME AWESOME my friend!!!! WOOOOOOHOOOOO babeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!! LOL! :) #4448942

Carla Metzler 6/27/2007 11:09:17 AM

Congratulations on your winning image, Datha!! :) #4449017

Christopher Budny 6/27/2007 11:10:46 AM

WOOHOO! Congratulations!! She really IS golden, now! #4449027

Teresa Norris 6/27/2007 11:32:59 AM

YAY!!!! Congratulations on this BEAUTIFUL winner!!! #4449145

Dr Silly 6/27/2007 11:42:09 AM

GOLD for the Golden Girl, Congratulations, Datha. :O)

Jessica Jenney 6/27/2007 11:58:28 AM

Congratulations, Datha on this gorgeous win! #4449289

Michelle R. Kovach 6/27/2007 12:00:43 PM

Congrats Datha! #4449294

Pranay Koka 6/27/2007 12:04:47 PM

oh! this deserved the win....i can see the innocence in the eyes. #4449324

Holly Shao 6/27/2007 12:07:56 PM

Congratulations on your win, Datha!!

Holly #4449355

Jennifer L. Alder 6/27/2007 12:24:06 PM

BIG congrats on your second place win, Datha-- I loved this one the second I saw it! :) #4449449

Susie Peek-Swint 6/27/2007 12:28:37 PM

Congrats again Datha! #4449473

Lindley Johnson 6/27/2007 12:55:20 PM

What a fantastic high-key portrait, Datha! Big congratulations on your very well-deserved win! #4449621

Karen Engelbreth 6/27/2007 1:19:13 PM

Congrats Datha! #4449756

Pat Gamwell 6/27/2007 1:23:19 PM

WooooHoooo! WTG, girl! EXQUISITE WINNER! #4449813

Megan p 6/27/2007 1:24:03 PM

The effects here are so perfect for this beautiful image!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! #4449818

Tarun Bose 6/27/2007 1:26:40 PM

Big big congrats on your second place winner shot. Outstanding work Datha. #4449840

Sherri Gorman 6/27/2007 1:28:48 PM

Congratulations on your AWESOME win!!! #4449857

Theresa Marie Jones 6/27/2007 1:29:40 PM

Love it! Big Congratulations!!!! #4449865

Kathy Reeves 6/27/2007 1:30:32 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful win Datha!!! #4449874

Nikki McDonald 6/27/2007 1:40:19 PM

Exquisite, Datha. Congratulations on your win. #4449956

Kay E. Mahoney 6/27/2007 1:45:09 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #4449988

Sylvia Rossler 6/27/2007 2:15:09 PM

And again Big Big congrats on your winner Datha :O) #4450122

Stefania Barbier 6/27/2007 3:04:07 PM


Kathy L. Clark 6/27/2007 3:38:09 PM

Datha congratulation on your fabulous winner. #4450404

Candy Avera 6/27/2007 3:44:50 PM

Congratulations again Datha. What a day for you. Beautiful work! #4450420

William88 6/27/2007 5:02:49 PM

Datha, Congratulations on your wonderful winner!! #4450566

Sam Britt 6/27/2007 5:43:33 PM

Congratulations on this terrific winner, Datha! #4450701

Su Sana E. P 6/27/2007 5:44:25 PM

Finally she made it to the TOP!! Huge Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Datha!! And that makes it a Double this month!! WTG!! #4450705

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 6/27/2007 5:52:53 PM

Datha~ this is absolutely amazing. Such a great keepsake and excellent technique!!!

A big congratulations on your WIN! So well deserved!! #4450741

Laurie Daily 6/27/2007 6:16:42 PM

Datha, this is just beautiful...a very well deserved winner! #4450826

Kara L. Hendricks 6/27/2007 6:44:44 PM

I just love this version Datha... So glad to see it be the one that places... Congrats again friend..:) #4450919

Alexis Yobbagy 6/27/2007 6:54:00 PM

Great big congratulations!!! Such a gorgeous shot!!! #4450956

Joan Kocak 6/27/2007 7:16:51 PM

oh I'm not surprised here at all Datha, this is one of my all-time FAVORITE images, CONGRATS and BRAVO!!!!!!! #4451007

Sharon Day 6/27/2007 7:32:50 PM

Awesome image, Datha!!! Big congratulations again! #4451064

Evy Johansen 6/27/2007 7:46:00 PM

This is so beautiful!!! Big congratulations on your most deserving win, Datha!! #4451098

Michelle L. Frick 6/27/2007 8:03:43 PM

Way to go Datha! Congratulations on your win!! #4451138

Datha Y. Thompson 6/27/2007 8:38:03 PM

OMG!!!!! I am sooooooo SMILING right now and I just had to pinch myself a few times!! lol :0) Most of you know how VERY Special this image is to me!!
I am on cloud nine!!!!!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU ALL my photo friends, BP and The Judges!!!

AND Chas (me too) brought tears!! #4451227

Janine Russell 6/27/2007 10:59:47 PM

Datha, big congratulations on your Second Place Win! #4451607

Katarina Mansson 6/27/2007 11:04:43 PM

This is such a gorgeous image and I am so happy for you Datha!!! COngratulations once again!!! #4451615

Colette M. Metcalf 6/28/2007 3:02:14 AM

Congratulations on another win, Datha!!! #4452036

Autum Rhoades 6/28/2007 4:17:24 AM

Congratulations on this superb winner! #4452307

Ross Throndson 6/28/2007 5:50:26 AM

Wow....Beautiful Work, Datha.....Many Congratulations on your DOUBLE WIN today!!! #4452610

Betsy Labuschagne 6/28/2007 11:14:58 AM

Congratulations Datha!! #4453593

Daniel Poetschlag 6/28/2007 5:13:53 PM

An another amazing photo Datha! #4454464

Datha Y. Thompson 6/28/2007 6:40:49 PM

THANK YOU ALL SOOOOO MUCH!!!! Still Smiling Big!!! :0) #4454750

Colleen Farrell 6/28/2007 8:45:28 PM

Oh, wow!!! I'm thrilled you got a gold on this, Datha---it's so well-deserved!! Congratulations!!

Datha Y. Thompson 6/28/2007 9:54:05 PM

Thank You so VERY Much Colleen!!! Your encouragement means alot to me :0) #4455229

Wally Orlowsky 6/29/2007 3:45:33 AM

Congratulations on another delightful winner, Datha! #4455674

Christy Nichols 6/30/2007 8:33:38 PM

Congratulations Datha!! This is gorgeous! #4460764

Milan Banik 7/1/2007 6:24:34 AM

awesome portrait of this lovely baby .love this tone here.Congratulations #4461838

Datha Y. Thompson 7/2/2007 2:09:07 PM

Thank You ALL SO SO VERY Much I sooooo Appreciate it :0) #4466961

Donna W. Neal 7/3/2007 5:09:08 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved winner Datha! #4468955

Erica Murphy 7/4/2007 9:10:02 AM

Congratulations Datha!! This is gorgeous!!

Erica #4472574

ronda chatelle 7/5/2007 6:19:39 PM

WOW Datha! Amazing image and effects! Congratulations on your well deserved win! She is just STUNNING! #4476813

Datha Y. Thompson 7/5/2007 7:16:25 PM

Thank You So Very much Donna, Erica and Ronda :0) #4476970

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 7/5/2007 7:21:57 PM

Congratulations on this awesome win, Datha!!!!! k #4476985

Datha Y. Thompson 7/5/2007 7:28:12 PM

Thank You so VERY much Kitty :0) #4476998

Kate Jackson 7/8/2007 1:05:47 PM

This is absolutely adorable Datha! Many congratulations! #4485465

Carol Teal 7/12/2007 10:05:18 PM

Wow Datha!! How did I miss this?? This is gorgeous, adorable, stunning! Great effects, great eyes, everything about it is perfect! And most of all, congrats on your win!! #4502692

Datha Y. Thompson 7/15/2007 6:51:08 PM

Thank You so VERY much Kate and Carol :0) #4512143

Renee Doyle 7/23/2007 3:58:29 AM

Belated but HUGE congrats on this stunning winner Datha!!!!

Datha Y. Thompson 7/23/2007 7:41:22 AM

Thank You so Very much Renee :0) #4543694

Pat Gamwell 8/8/2007 6:51:50 PM

Big Congrats, Datha! Sixteen(16) BP members have voted this gorgeous winner as their favorite! WTG, girl! #4621183

Datha Y. Thompson 8/8/2007 7:38:53 PM

WOW!! Thank You and it really makes me feel so Proud!!!! This has alway been my most Favorite and Special to me, all versions of it!! lol :0) Thanks to all of you who have chosen this as a Favorite... BIG BIG SMILES :0) #4621358

Jennifer L. Alder 8/14/2007 6:07:53 AM

HAVE to put this in my Favs!! Love it love it love it! :) #4645804

Susan M. Hembree 11/14/2007 8:34:13 PM

I'm speechless! This is just gorgeous, Datha, and so deserving of the honor you just got! #5075341

Angie Sidles 1/8/2008 8:50:37 AM

I have had this amazing image in my favorites for months now! Congrats on your well deserved win (late). #5309737

Angela Pound 3/20/2008 2:27:16 PM

Congrats on this fantastic photo. #5669711

Lisa Kryschuk 6/6/2008 7:57:36 AM

STUNNING!!!! Congrats, rightly deserved win!
Your gallery is just beautiful Datha! #6026598

Datha Y. Thompson 6/6/2008 8:03:57 AM

Thank you All so Very much :0) #6026620

Stephanie Frey 7/29/2008 9:09:27 AM

I absolutely love this! A fav for me! #6245261

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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