© Gena L. Talbot


Erin Kirsten 8/29/2008 11:49:41 PM

Very sweet shot - what a beautiful young girl with a wonderful smile. #988810

Susie Peek-Swint 8/30/2008 12:40:12 AM

Beautiful portrait Gena ~ she has a very warm natural beauty you have captured perfectly. #6387154

Keith Butler 8/30/2008 1:48:40 AM

great capture and treatment used on this beauty Gena! #6387267

Dominick M. Dimacale 8/30/2008 3:42:14 AM

Lovely portrait here, Gena.

Dominick #6387334

Vicki L. Filippin 8/30/2008 4:01:38 AM

Gorgeous portrait and lovely model, Gena!
Great light and colors! Well captured! #6387374

Dr Silly 8/30/2008 5:15:32 AM

You have captured a great smile from this beautiful young lady. :O) #6387493

Joy Rector 8/30/2008 5:32:18 AM

gorgeous shot and young lady #6387554

Nikki McDonald 8/30/2008 6:10:47 AM

This is gorgeous, Gena. I love her casual pose and open expression -- definitely looks like someone I would like to know. Love the light, colors and effects, too. #6387644

Kevin Kelly 8/30/2008 6:34:49 AM

beautiful portrait and model. caught at the perfect moment. #6387744

Gena L. Talbot 8/30/2008 10:33:37 AM

Susie, Keith, Dominick, Vicki, Dr.S, Joy, Nikki, and Kevin.... :)
Thank you ALL VERY much for your very kind and wonderful comments on this photograph! I greatly appreciate it!!! #6388590

Terry L. Ellis 8/30/2008 6:56:59 PM

What a captivating image, Gena! Totally wonderful! #6389891

Gena L. Talbot 8/31/2008 2:09:48 PM

Thank you Terry so much for your wonderful comment! Really means a lot :) #6392234

Lisa J. Boulden 8/31/2008 9:00:40 PM

Captivating portrait, Gena.
Wonderfully titled

Les Rhoades 9/1/2008 6:47:04 AM

Well done! #6394797

Jean E. Hildebrant 9/1/2008 10:05:40 AM

What a beautiful girl with a sweet smile! Wonderful model and portrait, Gena! #6395790

Daniella Puente 9/1/2008 11:51:39 AM

Love the natural and fresh look on this Gena, very good edition also in color contrast, GREAT portrait!!! #6396282

Gena L. Talbot 9/1/2008 2:26:26 PM

Lisa, Les, Jean and Daniella THANK YOU all for your wonderful comments! I really appreciate it! :) #6396911

Michelle L. Frick 9/2/2008 2:02:58 PM

Beautiful job Gena! This is my favorite of your August BP entries. Good luck with it! #6401924

Gena L. Talbot 9/2/2008 3:23:06 PM

Thank you VERY much Michelle for your wonderful comments! :) It really means a lot! :) #6402250

Max Aureli 9/4/2008 1:50:54 PM

Beautiful beauty in this compositions Gena! #6411623

Gena L. Talbot 9/4/2008 11:01:27 PM

Thank you VERY much Max, very nice to have your comments! :) #6413117

Dawn M. Schneider 9/13/2008 1:14:12 PM

what fantastic portraits you have, I love this one, what a natual pose and smile. very nice. #6450451

Susan Fox 9/18/2008 10:16:35 AM

Beautiful portrait! #6471538

Gena L. Talbot 9/18/2008 10:20:04 AM

Dawn and Susan... Thank you both VERY much! I really appreciate your wonderful comments! :) #6471549

Dawn M. Schneider 9/22/2008 9:59:04 AM


Michelle L. Frick 9/22/2008 10:14:29 AM

Congratulations Gena! Look, my favorite of your made it to the finalists! Good luck in the next round - it's a beautiful shot! #6489154

Kimi A. Phillips 9/22/2008 10:19:46 AM

BIG CONGRATS!!!:) #6489204

Elida Gutierrez 9/22/2008 10:29:04 AM

Congratulations on your FINALIST!!! #6489319

Lisa J. Boulden 9/22/2008 10:31:40 AM

WTG on this fabulous finalist!!!
Smiles, Lisa♥ #6489365

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 9/22/2008 10:36:12 AM

Well Gena, I'm so VERY happy for you!!! A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful finalist!!! WTG!!! #6489459

Kara L. Hendricks 9/22/2008 11:03:55 AM

Congratulations Gena!!! #6489879

Jean E. Hildebrant 9/22/2008 11:22:31 AM

Love this one, Gena! So glad to see it is a finalist!!! Big congrat's to you!!! #6490143

Jeana Clark 9/22/2008 12:24:21 PM

Congratultions on your fantastic finalist Gena!!!
She is a doll!!!!
Way To GO!!!!

~J~ #6490917

Max Aureli 9/22/2008 1:56:57 PM

Gena CONGRATULATION for this Beautiful beauty capture!!!! #6491735

Judy V. Kennamer 9/22/2008 2:45:53 PM

Way to Go Gena!!!! This is gorgeous!!! Congrats!!!! #6492065

Shannon D. Miller 9/22/2008 4:09:22 PM

WOOOOHOOOOO!!! CONGRATULATIONS Gena! This is a GORGEOUS portrait and very much deserved! Shannon~ #6492626

Stephanie Frey 9/22/2008 4:25:06 PM

Congrats on your beautiful Finalist, Gena! She is gorgeous! #6492797

Datha Y. Thompson 9/22/2008 8:02:45 PM

Congratulations Gena!!! BEAUTIFUL!!! :0) #6495105

Gena L. Talbot 9/22/2008 10:29:14 PM

Thank you all for your sweet congratulations! Words can not express the joy that I feel... Being my VERY FIRST Finalist!!! It is such an amazing feeling to see that little silver metal below the picture, and to know that I earned A FINALIST!!! WHOOP WHOOP DOING THE JIGGY DANCE WOOOOHOOOO!!! okay steppin down ofF the table! phewwww lost it there for a bit, please forgive me!!! Once again THANK YOU ALL!!!!
SMILES :) FOREVER GENA :) #6496192

Vicki L. Filippin 9/23/2008 4:11:54 AM

OMG! Woo-Hoo!!!!!! I'm SO glad to see this with a silver, Gena.
That first one tastes SO sweet doesn't it? You've EARNED the right to do that Jiggy dance, girlie!
WTG! #6497364

Nicole Granville 9/23/2008 4:13:36 AM

congrats friend on the silver. you deserve this beauty.......... #6497371

Susan Fox 9/23/2008 6:22:28 AM

Congrats on your wonderful first finalist! #6497998

Susan Fox 9/23/2008 9:28:02 AM

Congrats. on this beautiful portrait! I really loved it as well!!! #6498926

Gena L. Talbot 9/23/2008 10:24:55 AM

Thank you everyone, I absolutely appreciate your kind words and fantastic congratulations on this image!!! Itís great hearing from you all... Smiles Gena :)

(still on cloud nine) :) #6499162

Daniella Puente 9/23/2008 11:44:15 AM

Congrats Gena!!! #6499475

Dianna Murphy 9/23/2008 1:21:04 PM

Fabulous Portrait! #6499894

Gena L. Talbot 9/23/2008 3:36:47 PM

Hi Daniella and Dianna.

Thank you for wonderful compliments on my image! And for your awesome congratulations! Smiles Gena :) #6500504

Dr Silly 9/23/2008 3:54:11 PM

Congratulations Gena on your first finalist. And it is a wonderful potrait. :O) #6500567

Nikki McDonald 9/23/2008 4:10:53 PM

I would never ever have believed this was your first -- it is absolutely the work of a seasoned professional with many wins under her belt. I loved this the first time I set eyes on it -- so fresh and natural!! And I am so very happy to see it recognized for the wonderful portrait it is. Really good luck in the next round, Gena. #6500687

Gena L. Talbot 9/24/2008 8:51:38 AM

Doc and Nikki... It is so great hearing from you two! Thank you SO much for stopping by and leaving such wonderful warm congratulations on this image!
You really made me feel GREAT!
Smiles Gena :) #6505491

Kristy A. Keene 9/24/2008 11:01:54 PM

I am so Happy for you, Gena! Well Deserved Finalist! I am sure it won't be long before I see Gold under one of your Outstanding Photos! Congrats!!! #6508778

Stan Kwasniowski 9/25/2008 6:18:28 AM

Gena, a congratulations, excellent portrait #6510227

Gena L. Talbot 9/25/2008 9:04:44 AM

Kristy and Stan I would love to thank you both for your super comments! I truly appreciate them :) #6510707

Pat Gamwell 9/25/2008 11:47:13 PM

I agree with Nikki! Very professional and beautifully presented, Gena! So you just WooHoo..jiggy dance and and everything in between! This is just the 1st in a long line of awards and recognition! BIG CONGRATS, girl! #6513783

Stefania Barbier 9/26/2008 6:26:21 AM

what a spectacular finalist.... love the pose, the open smile and the model.... congratulations, it's a beauty! #6515362

Gena L. Talbot 9/26/2008 6:28:04 AM

Thank you Pat for such inspiring words! To read such positive compliments ROCKS!!! Thank you VERY much :) Have a fantastic Friday :) #6515370

Gena L. Talbot 9/26/2008 6:32:37 AM

Stefania, THANK YOU SO MUCH! :) #6515386

anonymous 9/26/2008 10:11:53 AM

Congratulations Gena on your Beautiful finalist! B- #6516080

Gena L. Talbot 9/26/2008 11:47:18 AM

Thank you VERY much Barbara for your wonderful comment! :) #6516395

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 9/26/2008 12:47:20 PM

Well I Must Agree with NiK
It is hard to believe this is your First Finalist
There definately will be More to Follow
Doesn't the First One Feel Great!!??? ;0)
Congratulations to You Gena
It Is a Beautiful Portrait #6516622

Remi Trepanier 9/27/2008 1:30:37 AM

Beautiful capture here! Well done. #6518837

John Connolly 9/29/2008 3:05:22 PM

Huge congratulations on your first finalist, Gena! A beautiful image and well deserving of its award! #6529668

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 10/20/2008 11:19:41 AM

Superb! Congratulations, Gena!! #6627696

Gena L. Talbot 10/21/2008 10:24:47 PM





Thank you all so much for all the wonderful comments on this image you all have left! I had been a little under the weather and am so sorry that I have not sent out my MANY THANKS TO YOU SOONER!!! Please forgive me... You are all wonderful and I truly appreciate the amazing messages!
Smiles Gena :) #6635215

Stan Kwasniowski 10/22/2008 9:21:44 PM

Gena, congratulations #6640927

Max Aureli 10/23/2008 3:21:19 AM

Congratulations for this beautiful Finalist, Gena!!! #6642797

anonymous 10/23/2008 4:34:13 AM

Beautiful finalist Gena! Congratulations! B- #6643252

Dianna Murphy 10/23/2008 8:57:57 AM

Yeah, so glad to see this, Congratulations!!!!!!! #6645607

Nicole Granville 10/23/2008 11:00:27 AM


Gena L. Talbot 10/26/2008 12:45:50 AM

I truly want to thank you all for such wonderful, kind words on this image! Truly means so much to hear from you all... Smiles and Huge Hugs Gena :) #6661147

Usman M. Bajwa 10/26/2008 2:15:12 AM

Missed it somehow....another beautiful portrait of your beautiful niece. Congrats on this wonderful second Finalist, Gena.

UB. #6661248

Leslie McLain 10/26/2008 4:58:26 AM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist. #6661573

Gena L. Talbot 10/26/2008 9:27:54 AM

Usman and Leslie...Thank you both so much for stopping by and leaving such sweet and wonderful comments on this image! Take care and have a super sunday :) #6662732

Cheryl E. Davis 10/31/2008 1:26:41 PM

Wow, what a gorgeous niece you have! You did an awesome job on this shot. Love the filter you used! #6689649

Gena L. Talbot 10/31/2008 11:01:47 PM

Thank you VERY much Cheryl :) #6691222

Susana Ms Heide 2/12/2009 10:15:21 AM

She looks so at ease in front of the camera!! The effect here is TOP NOTCH!! Amazing work, Gena!! #7157901

Gena L. Talbot 2/12/2009 4:44:04 PM

Hiya Susana... Thank you so much for the wonderful comment on this image. Truly is appreciated! :) #7159030

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(My Sweet and Beautiful Neice Stephanie)!

Outdoor: Exposure 1/100s at f/5.6, ISO 200, Software: Adobe PSCS2...
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Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 80.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 20D

Uploaded on 8/29/2008 11:46:32 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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