Piercing Eyes

© Anna Diederich

Piercing Eyes

Evy Johansen level-classic 8/30/2007 12:06:10 AM

Wow, Anna... This is a beautiful portrait of an adorable kid!!
Congrats to you too!! #726180

Jennifer L. Alder 8/30/2007 12:08:05 AM

OH MY!!!
Anna-- this is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!
Amazing comp, color and texture!
Beautiful work- I bet we see this again
:)))))))) #4722043

Jill Odice level-classic 8/30/2007 12:09:16 AM

You do the most lovely portraits! It helps to have a beautiful model :-) #4722049

Rahul Sharma 8/30/2007 12:09:51 AM

Fantastic portrait......
Very well done Anna..... #4722052

Barbara Waldoch 8/30/2007 12:10:34 AM

Fantastic image, Anna! #4722056

Su Sana E. P level-classic 8/30/2007 12:14:20 AM

Absolutely a very striking portrait, Anna!! All the best to you with this beautiful entry. I really hope to see it again.

Dan Holm level-classic 8/30/2007 12:14:28 AM

Wow! What a shot! VERY haunting, very beautiful, Anna! #4722075

Rob Bishop 8/30/2007 12:16:13 AM

A big WOW from me too! This sure looks like a winner to me. Every aspect of good photography has been perfectly presented here, Anna. #4722080

Anna Diederich 8/30/2007 12:16:18 AM

Thank you all so much for your kind comments. She is beautiful and so photogenic. I hope to get some more shots of her soon! #4722081

Stefania Barbier level-classic 8/30/2007 12:19:31 AM

WOW WOW WOW Anna.... there is soo much in this image... her intense look, the comp, the colors... spectacular! #4722101

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 8/30/2007 12:36:29 AM

A very beautiful and striking image,Anna! It really has an impact.... certainly one of my favourites! #4722165

Nadya Johnson level-classic 8/30/2007 1:02:45 AM

What a stunning portrait! This is stunning, Anna! #4722272

Anna Diederich level-classic 8/30/2007 1:20:10 AM

Thank you so much Stefania, Ujjwal, and Nadya for your kind words! I really do appreciate them! #4722345

Ray Clarke level-classic 8/30/2007 1:29:59 AM

Gorgeous portrait work Anna #4722370

Margaret R. Barry level-classic 8/30/2007 1:35:58 AM

Stunning portrait, Anna. Very beautiful! #4722389

Paul Michko level-classic 8/30/2007 1:54:49 AM

Very intense dramatic portrait image, Anna. #4722427

Jenny Bosmans level-classic 8/30/2007 2:02:23 AM

Absolutely fantastic and very beautiful portrait, Anna! :) #4722441

Anna Diederich level-classic 8/30/2007 2:07:03 AM

Thanks R&A, Margaret, Paul, and Jenny! #4722449

Renee Doyle level-classic 8/30/2007 2:40:35 AM

WOW!!! Superb portrait Anna!!

Chua Wee Boo level-classic 8/30/2007 2:52:11 AM

Very striking image indeed,Anna!SUPERB #4722529

Anna Diederich level-classic 8/30/2007 3:03:47 AM

Thanks Renee and Chua! #4722555

Paul E. Earl 8/30/2007 3:38:47 AM

Beautiful portrait, Anna! Superb! #4722672

William C. Raco level-classic 8/30/2007 4:33:19 AM

Outstanding portrait, Anna
The colors, the detail, the lighting and expression are all excellent!

Bill #4722910

Anna Diederich level-classic 8/30/2007 4:44:59 AM

Thank you Paul and Bill. #4722980

Darby Struchtemeyer level-classic 8/30/2007 6:19:07 AM

Beautiful! #4723447

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 8/30/2007 2:24:21 PM

Beautiful portrait. Love her expresson. #4725097

Terry L. McKaig level-classic 8/30/2007 2:51:12 PM

This is gorgeous Anna! I love you PP, comp........all of it! #4725162

Anna Diederich level-classic 8/30/2007 2:58:54 PM

Thank you so much Darby, Kay, and Terry. #4725182

Esther Smith level-classic 8/30/2007 3:16:03 PM

Absolutely beautiful Anna!! Love the colors, tones and lighting!! #4725242

Erica Murphy level-classic 8/30/2007 6:27:37 PM

Beautiful portrait Anna!! An absolute winner!!

Erica #4725928

Anna Diederich level-classic 8/30/2007 8:24:22 PM

Thank you so much Esther and Erica! #4726186

Heidi Brand level-classic 8/31/2007 9:51:57 AM

Anna, you already know how much I like this one, but I just wanted to stop by and tell you again. #4728420

Angela Azzinnaro 8/31/2007 5:22:08 PM

WOW Anna!!!! AMAZING PORTRAIT!!!!!!!!!!! #4729635

Anna Diederich 9/1/2007 5:25:20 AM

Thank you Heidi and Angela! #4731333

Stephanie Arnold 9/3/2007 1:24:23 AM

This is fantastic, Anna! #4738809

Anna Diederich 9/4/2007 6:00:07 AM

Thanks Stephanie! #4744459

Colleen Farrell level-classic 9/21/2007 10:37:19 AM

Fantastic portrait, Anna!! I love the softness around her head scarf, and the expression your captured is awesome. Big congratulations on your finalist! #4821008

Melissa G. Meiselman 9/21/2007 10:44:43 AM

Congratulations Anna on this outstanding finalist! #4821066

Angela Azzinnaro 9/21/2007 11:12:57 AM

CONGRATS Anna!!!!!!!! #4821268

Erica Murphy level-classic 9/21/2007 11:26:22 AM

Congratulations Anna!! Not surprised to see this as a finalist. Hope it goes farther!

Erica #4821362

Jennifer L. Alder 9/21/2007 11:35:53 AM

I am THRILLED to see this again
Best of luck in the next round, a winner in my book!
:) #4821460

Vikram Jamwal 9/21/2007 12:36:15 PM

Lovely finalist Anna!!! Congratulations!!! #4822054

Esther Smith 9/21/2007 1:11:55 PM

Not a surprise, this is beautiful! Congrats Anna! #4822426

Wayne T. Fisk 9/21/2007 1:50:11 PM

Congrats, Anna! A wonderful winner1
Wayne #4822724

Anna Diederich 9/21/2007 2:53:45 PM

Thank you Colleen, Melissa, Angela, Erica, Jennifer, Vikram, Esther, and Wayne!! I appreciate all the kind comments!! :) #4823121

Cheryl E. Molennor 9/21/2007 4:34:32 PM

Most beautiful Anna! Congratulations! #4823898

Regina L. Rickert 9/21/2007 7:21:04 PM

Those eyes are just stunning. Congratulations on a gorgeous finalist, Anna! #4824667

Wendy Bristol 9/21/2007 7:34:36 PM

Stunning portrait, Anna. #4824735

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 9/21/2007 7:50:33 PM

A sensational finalist, Anna! Congratulations! A wonderful month for you! #4824835

Anna Diederich 9/21/2007 8:21:18 PM

Thank you Cheryl, Lexi, Wendy, and Terry!! #4824998

Su Sana E. P level-classic 9/21/2007 10:11:15 PM

Congratulations on this lovely Finalist, Anna!! #4825347

Evy Johansen level-classic 9/21/2007 11:46:17 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Anna!! #4825636

Anna Diederich 9/22/2007 4:28:45 AM

Thank you Susana, and Evy! #4826342

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 9/22/2007 10:43:45 AM

Congratulations Anna...Dominick #4827741

Stephanie Arnold level-classic 9/22/2007 11:06:48 AM

Congrats Anna :D #4827859

Anna Diederich level-classic 9/22/2007 2:56:39 PM

Thanks Dominick and Stephanie! #4828692

Ameet B. Agnihotri level-classic 9/22/2007 5:34:06 PM

This should be a grand prize winner ! Wonderful image ! #4829196

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 9/22/2007 5:58:23 PM

Congratulations Michelle on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #4829308

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 9/22/2007 5:59:15 PM

Sorry, meant to say Anna. Just came from another site. #4829312

Nadya Johnson level-classic 9/22/2007 11:09:34 PM

Wonderful, Anna! Congratulations on your stunning finalist! #4830544

Cora Miller level-classic 9/23/2007 12:17:01 AM

Her eyes are captivating! And I love the way you merged the texture in your presentation. Outstanding work, Anna. Congratulations on your finalist. #4830711

Margaret R. Barry level-classic 9/23/2007 1:58:44 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Anna! #4830929

Margaret R. Barry level-classic 9/23/2007 1:59:25 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Anna! #4830930

Anna Diederich level-classic 9/23/2007 3:49:44 AM

Thank you so much Ameet, Kay, Cora, and Margaret!! :) #4831047

Susan Fox level-classic 9/23/2007 7:45:58 AM

I think this is one of your best works! An absolutly beautiful portrait. Congrats!!!! #4831931

Jessica Jenney level-classic 9/23/2007 8:58:21 AM

Congratulations, Anna on this stunning finalist! #4832226

Lynne Morris 9/23/2007 9:00:58 AM

Congratulations on this stunning finalist Anna, beautiful work! #4832239

Anna Diederich 9/23/2007 1:50:14 PM

Thank you so much Susan, Jessica, and Lynne! Your kind words mean a lot to me! #4833172

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 9/24/2007 10:50:11 AM

Anna, so well deserved! Congratulations on your very striking Second Place win! #4837957

Dan Holm level-classic 9/24/2007 10:53:42 AM

Big CONGRATULATIONS, Anna!! A MOST deserving Winner! #4837990

Erica Murphy level-classic 9/24/2007 10:54:38 AM

WOOOOO-HOOOOO Anna!!! Congratulations on your well deserved win with this stunning photo!!!


Susan T. Evans 9/24/2007 10:59:17 AM

Congrats Anna on this awesome second place winner. Wow!!! #4838039

Maria Zammit 9/24/2007 11:12:43 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful win Anna! #4838150

Maria Zammit 9/24/2007 11:21:37 AM

Congratulations Anna! This is truly beautiful! #4838223

Stefania Barbier level-classic 9/24/2007 11:42:48 AM

CONGRATS ANNA on this gorgeous portrait!!! #4838337

Sam Britt level-classic 9/24/2007 12:18:13 PM

Congratulations on this winner, Anna! #4838512

Teresa Norris level-classic 9/24/2007 12:33:12 PM

Anna, Congratulations on this beautiful winner! #4838612

Jenny Bosmans level-classic 9/24/2007 12:38:32 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic winner, Anna! :) #4838641

Cheryl E. Molennor level-classic 9/24/2007 12:45:14 PM

Congratulations #4838679

Lynne Morris 9/24/2007 12:50:31 PM

A well deserved gold badge Anna, this is a beautiful winner, congratulations! #4838718

Susan Fox 9/24/2007 2:15:24 PM

Yippee! It made second!!!! Congrats Anna!!!!!!! #4839077

Stephanie Arnold 9/24/2007 2:18:57 PM

Congrats Anna! #4839097

Anna Diederich 9/24/2007 3:23:43 PM

Woo-Hoo! Thank you all so much!! I really appreciate all the kind comments!! #4839355

Susan Jane Allen level-classic 9/24/2007 3:46:24 PM

Big congrats on this lovely win! #4839472

Esther Smith 9/24/2007 4:34:31 PM

Way to go!! Congratulations on your gorgeous Winner, Anna!! #4839821

Anna Diederich 9/24/2007 5:08:41 PM

Thank you so much Susan and Esther! #4840093

Heidi Brand 9/24/2007 5:22:15 PM

Okay I am really out of the loop here, I did not even realize the finalists and winners were out for August yet.

Anyways, Congratulations Anna!!! Very well deserved win, and a stunning portrait. #4840181

Mary K. Robison 9/24/2007 5:58:08 PM

Outstanding portrait, Anna!
CONGRATULATIONS to you on your well-earned Win! #4840415

Su Sana E. P level-classic 9/24/2007 6:05:08 PM

Congratulations on your Win, Anna!! #4840448

Evy Johansen level-classic 9/24/2007 6:25:59 PM

Big congratulations on your win, Anna!! #4840554

Jennifer L. Alder 9/24/2007 6:32:11 PM

Anna-- I knew this was a winner the second I saw it!
WELL deserved my friend!
:) #4840601

Anna Diederich 9/24/2007 7:21:15 PM

Thank you so much Heidi, Mary, Susana, Evy, and Jennifer! Your kind words mean a lot to me! #4840929

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 9/24/2007 7:34:55 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful second place winner. #4841038

Kathleen Miller 9/24/2007 7:59:50 PM

congratulations Anna, this is gorgeous and captivating. #4841181

Anna Diederich 9/24/2007 9:28:43 PM

Thank you so much Kay and Kathleen! :) #4841423

Colleen Farrell level-classic 9/24/2007 10:14:37 PM

WTG, Anna--congrats on a most well-deserved WIN!! :D #4841484

Carol Teal 9/25/2007 12:00:23 AM

Great portrait Anna. Love those eyes! Congrats on your win! #4841646

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 9/25/2007 12:33:58 AM

A fantastic and very well deserving Winner,Anna! BIG Congratulations!! #4841765

Anna Diederich 9/25/2007 12:48:53 AM

Thank you so muc Colleen, Carol, and Ujjwal!! #4841823

Esra Belgin 9/25/2007 6:37:33 AM

What a beautiful capture Anna! Congratulations on your win. #4843468

Daniella Puente 9/25/2007 7:31:01 AM

Anna congrats! this portrait is so beautiful and fine, it makes a perfect winner :)) #4843733

Laurence Saliba level-classic 9/25/2007 9:21:55 AM

A BIG Congrats Anna!!!! #4844164

Anna Diederich 9/25/2007 5:08:44 PM

Thank you Esra, Daniella, and Laurence! #4845742

Sarah Goblot 9/27/2007 6:59:01 AM

Congrats Anna!This really is a stunning picture. Reminds me of the afghan girl from NatGeo. Bravo! :) #4852704

Renee Lewis 9/27/2007 12:25:47 PM

One of my favorites from you! Congrats! #4853855

Anna Diederich 9/27/2007 3:13:51 PM

Thanks a bunch Sarah and Renee!! #4854389

Terry L. McKaig 9/27/2007 9:42:19 PM

Awesome Anna! Congratulations! #4855583

Anna Diederich 9/28/2007 7:59:42 AM

Thanks Terry! #4857347

Marla Laramie 9/29/2007 9:39:05 AM

One of my all-time favorites from you, Anna. Simply stunning. Congrats ... very well deserved. :) #4860936

Janine Russell level-classic 9/29/2007 1:04:01 PM

Anna, beautiful portrait; excellent colors, clarity and lighting; big congratulations on your Second Place Win! #4861684

Anna Diederich level-classic 9/30/2007 4:05:54 AM

Thank you Marla and Janine! #4863628

Darryl Wilkinson 9/30/2007 12:34:37 PM

Sweet portrait, Anna. Congratulations!! #4865306

Anna Diederich 9/30/2007 4:34:29 PM

Thanks Darryl! #4866209

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 9/30/2007 5:56:36 PM

Very Beautiful image...I love the eyes! Congats on your win!! #4866464

Anna Diederich 10/1/2007 4:55:37 PM

Thanks Shelly! #4870927

Datha Y. Thompson 10/7/2007 7:01:32 AM

GORGEOUS WINNER!! Beautiful child.. Love her eyes, colors, light, everything is Excellent!! WTG :0) #4892991

Robert Baer 10/9/2007 9:36:06 AM

what a fantastic portrait! you did a beautiful job. congrats on your win! #4903304

Lorri Shank 10/13/2007 9:46:48 PM

Amazing portrait of such a beautiful child. congratulations!!!! #4922314

Anna Diederich 10/13/2007 10:40:18 PM

Thank you so much Datha, Justin, and Lorri! #4922411

Gavin C. Davies 10/22/2007 7:02:28 AM

Simply stunning Anna - a very beautiful and memorable image. Congratulations on your well deserved win! #4961018

Marta Azevedo 10/23/2007 1:54:32 PM

awesome #4968138

Anna Diederich 10/26/2007 11:48:16 PM

Thank you Gavin and Marta! #4988931

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 2/26/2008 1:23:47 PM

Beautiful capture, Anna, and congrats on your win here ........ #5556074

Darby Struchtemeyer 2/26/2008 1:42:06 PM

Congratulations on your win!! #5556230

Darby Struchtemeyer 2/26/2008 1:42:30 PM

Congratulations on your win!! #5556233

Renee Lewis 2/26/2008 2:27:03 PM

One of my absolute favorites from you! Huge congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5556642

Anna Diederich 2/27/2008 9:58:22 AM

Thank you Steve, Darby, and Renee! #5562221

Stacy Lankford level-classic 6/9/2008 5:49:35 PM

Top-notch work! #6040159

Jean B. Hall level-classic 7/18/2008 8:29:16 AM

Wonderful portrait! #6194937

Anna Diederich level-classic 7/25/2008 7:43:08 PM

Thank you Stacy and Jean! #6231688

Max Aureli level-classic 9/23/2008 6:29:04 PM

Excellent expression captured on this wonderful face portrait Anna!!! #6501717

Max Aureli level-classic 11/2/2008 6:05:00 AM

Congratulations on the Winner and to be in Photographing Children book, Anna!!! #6695791

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

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