Uploaded: February 28, 2011


101 theme "Texture" contest entry
Shot in natural light through a window. Added Gaussian blur in a layer and removed with a selection.
This is my beautiful daughter, Jessica and our first grandchild, Ezra 2 1/2 mo's old.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/25 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 55.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT


Nikki McDonald level-classic February 28, 2011

This is without a doubt one of the most beautiful mother-child portraits I have ever seen, Jean. The light is lovely and so is your treatment. And of course the tender, loving way Jessica is looking at Ezra is wonderful. #1357003

Jean E. Hildebrant February 28, 2011

Oh, that is so nice to hear, Nikki! Thank you so much :) #9266722

Susana Ms Heide February 28, 2011

This is guaranteed to become a priceless keepsake!! WOW!!! What a most wonderful portait you have captured, Jean! The lighting is so soft and flattering and the moment you captured is so endearing! #9266724

David Phalen February 28, 2011

Beautiful!! An image to cherish!! #9266757

Jane Holestine February 28, 2011

This is so beautiful, Jean. Gorgeous lighting, tender expression, soft colors - just lovely. #9266769

Sarah A. Christian February 28, 2011

I agree totally with everyone, Jean! What a lifelong treasure of love and devotion! #9266844

Datha Y. Thompson February 28, 2011

OH this is Gorgeous Jean!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! Perfect and Priceless :) #9266902

Patti Coblentz February 28, 2011

This is so very beautiful, Jean...both the image and the tenderness you captured. The natural window light and selected softness you used are ideal for this priceless moment of love and tenderness :) #9266989

Michele Peterson level-classic February 28, 2011

Jean this is just wonderful. The kind of photograph that makes one catch their breath a bit when they first see it. I also want to type quietly, as to not break the quietness and peace of the photo. It is perfect. #9267048

Joy Rector March 01, 2011

beautiful, precious shot #9268031

Karen E. Baumann March 01, 2011

So beautiful! Lovely in all aspects, Jean! #9268096

Leslie McLain level-classic March 01, 2011

Stunning capture of Mother and child, Jean. #9268466

Susan Fox March 10, 2011

This is so beautiful Jean! #9284283

Donna La Mattino Pagakis March 12, 2011

You must be so proud, this is beautiful Jean. #9287958

Patti Coblentz March 20, 2011

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Jean! #9301581

Donna La Mattino Pagakis March 20, 2011

Congratulations on your finalist and best of luck in the next round! This is just fabulous Jean! #9301803

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic March 20, 2011

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9302301

Mariann Kovats level-classic March 20, 2011

Congratulations on your awesome finalist, Jean! #9302457

Phyllis H. Burchett March 20, 2011

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Jean! #9302470

Nikki McDonald level-classic March 20, 2011

Another stunning finalist and I'm sure it's also destined for gold in the next round. I just love the tones, light, and combination of softness and detail here, Jean. Congratulations and good luck in the next round. #9302506

Karen E. Baumann March 20, 2011

Awwww, so excited for you Jean! This is so precious and, there are no words to describe a Grandmother's feeling about this very special bundle of joy! Congratulations and best of luck in the next round! #9303057

Merna L. Nobile March 20, 2011

Yes, you heard right! Congratulations you are a winner! Merna #9303221

Katarina Mansson March 21, 2011

Congratulations on your ebautiful finalist Jean! #9303468

Sarah A. Christian March 21, 2011

This is such a touching and beautiful image, Jean!!! Congratulations on your Finalist! #9303687

John Rivera level-deluxe March 21, 2011

Congratulations Jean on your Finalist! #9303831

Jessica Jenney March 21, 2011

Congratulations, Jean on your beautiful finalist! #9305041

Kara L. Hendricks March 21, 2011

This makes me smile Jean...:) Congrats!! #9305639

Selena C. Metts March 21, 2011

precious! #9305821

Jean E. Hildebrant March 21, 2011

Thank you all so much! Love seeing my 2 babies getting some luv from the judges :) #9306331

Dr Silly level-classic March 21, 2011

Congratulations on your Finalist Jean. :O) #9306352

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic March 21, 2011

How precious indeed, Jean. Superb Finalist, expect seeing this again!

UB. #9307555

Debra K. Johnson March 22, 2011

Just Beautiful! CONGRATS! #9308739

Ivan Chacon March 23, 2011

Beautiful!!! Cangrats!!! :) #9312882

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe April 15, 2011

Congrats on your finalist Jean! What a stunning portrait. Your children and grandchild are blessed to have such a wonderful photographer in the family. #9352165

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