Monika Sapek level-classic July 16, 2003

Wild and beautiful! And I LOVE IT!

Dolores Neilson July 16, 2003

Hello dear Monika!! You're always so kind...and I wouldnt' expect any less! I appreciate your post VERY much, kind one!! #143920

Carla Azevedo July 16, 2003

Nice Shot, Dolores. By the way, Dolores was my grandmother's name. I am from Brazil but she was from Spain. #143928

Dolores Neilson July 16, 2003

Hi CArla!! Thank you for your lovely post! I appreciate that you took the time! Yes, "Dolores" is a Spanish name and means "sorrow". I hate that it means "sorrow" but I like my name anyway. My father chose it...must have heard it somewhere. Happy Day!! #143937

Edward R. Valdez July 16, 2003

What an amazing shot! Great job Dolores! #143951

Dolores Neilson July 16, 2003

So kind you are, Edward!! Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to comment on my photo! In gratitude... #143969

Loft Portugal July 16, 2003

..that girl is a natural and great talent ( and the picture tell us
already) so: great combination.

Again a proof that sharing nice and important things - like art & photo's -
could give a surplus in the quality of our lives.

Portugal #143971

Kelly S. Andrews July 16, 2003

I love the lighting and the colors in this - the clear blue eye and pink cheek. the cropping is great too. #143973

Gary W. Lake July 16, 2003

Great portrait Dolores! #143988

Dolores Neilson July 16, 2003

Greetings, Loft!! I will pass your complimentary message to the girl who posed for me! Yes, I agree...sharing nice and important things, like art, improves the quality of our lives a good measure. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and heart....I appreciate your time immensely! Happy day in Portugal!!

Hi Kelly!! Many thanks for complimenting this image. I am most grateful for your kind efforts!! Have a great day also!!

Greetings Gary!! THank you so much!! Much obliged for your kind post!! In gratitude.... #143993

Kathleen Clemons July 16, 2003

Nicely done, Dolores- a very unique portrait! :) #144005

Colette M. Metcalf July 16, 2003

A beautiful portrait, Dolores!!! #144062

Dolores Neilson July 16, 2003

Greetings kathleen!! Thank you so much!! I'm delighted you think so!! happy day!!

Hello Colette! Many thanks for coming on my porch and looking through my pictures! Y'all come again now, ye' hear! #144075

Gunther Allen level-classic July 16, 2003

Dolores- this one is so moving and mysterious! Great work again! -Gunther #144157

Darren K. Fisher level-classic July 16, 2003

I really like that even though all of the hair is covering the face the attention still goes to the eye. Great job Dolores #144166

Dolores Neilson July 17, 2003

Good morning dear Gunther!! I am deeply appreciative for your post!! I know it takes alot of time to comment and to include me is a wonderful little gift. thank you for gracing my image with your comment! Happy day!!

Hello Darren! Ah yes, the important to at least have them in focus... though I had such difficulty with this short depth of field. You just hope when you go through the shots that you were able to get those eyes. THank you so much for your kindly post! I appreciate your efforts also!! Happy day!! #144347

Billie-Jo A. Miller July 18, 2003

Great photo... perfect in so many ways. #145508

Dolores Neilson July 18, 2003

How thoughtful of you, Billie-Jo to take
time to compliment this image! THank you so very much for your generous post!! I appreciate the effort very much! #145590

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe July 27, 2003

Love this portrait shot, Dolores! The focus on the eye makes it a personal contact instead of simply a photograph. Very appropriate title also :-) #151424

Dolores Neilson July 27, 2003

Hi again!'re hard to follow around. There's not stopping you when you start in one of your generous moods! ;?) Thank you ONCE MORE!! You must have commented on 10 of my shots today if not more! You've given me so much time're very generous...thank you! #151426

Paula Showen August 14, 2003

Congratulations!!!! #166073

Dolores Neilson August 14, 2003

Thank you, Miss Paula! #166169

Darren K. Fisher level-classic August 14, 2003

Congrats once again on another well deserved image. #166172

Dolores Neilson August 14, 2003

THank you so much, Mr. Darren! Much obliged! #166198

Gary W. Lake August 14, 2003

Congrats on your finalist selection for this one Dolores! #166210

Billie-Jo A. Miller August 14, 2003

Congrats!!!!! #166234

Dolores Neilson August 14, 2003

Thank you, Gary!!

Thank you, Billie! #166316

Evy Johansen level-classic August 14, 2003

How could I miss this beautiful portrait??? Congrats, Dolores! Well deserved! #166588

Dominique Declerck August 14, 2003

Dolores, l'Art ne fait que de belles images: votre coeur seul est poète ... et grand photographe.

Toutes mes plus vives félicitations pour "Spike bee" "Natural" et "Passions"!!! #166710

Gunther Allen level-classic August 15, 2003

Congrats Dolores! This picture really stand out from the rest! It evokes so much emotion when I look at it- and I'm always drawn back to it! -G #166825

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe August 15, 2003

Another very appropriate choice! Congratulations again, Dolores :-) #166838

Jean Papo August 15, 2003

Congratulations on this very mysterious and beautiful makes me want to know so much more...! #166861

Loft Portugal August 15, 2003


A other word for pure
A other word for winning
A other word for top

So.......with a kiss from the South of

(and take good care of that Litte Red miracle> she is a born star!!! read my lips) #166862

Colette M. Metcalf August 15, 2003

Congrats, Dolores!!! #167025

Dolores Neilson August 15, 2003

Hi again, EVy! You are always so supportive and kind! THank you so much!

Vous êtes un poèt artistique vous-même, Dominique! J'apprécie vos mots amicaux toujours...Merci encour!!

Hi Gunther! I am most honored to be the recipient of that wonderful comment! THank you so much! Comments like yours make photography worthwhile!

Hi Again, Gary! Many thanks for your support and kindness!! Happy shooting!

Hello Jean! I am very pleased you like my portrait. I am most appreciate and value your comment immensely! You've done quite well this month!

LOft...Thank you for the comment and your lovely long distance kiss! Your description of the word "natural" is very poetic...(I'm guessing you like poetry too). I appreciate your very kind words!! Thank you!

Hi Colette! THank you for taking time out of your schedule to extend congrats! I am most appreciative!


Bernard B. Travers August 15, 2003

Don't tell me. This is a promo for The Exorcist III, right? Just kidding, of course. You juss a hot lady, ain't cha. CONGRATULATIONS, DOLORES. #167628

Kathleen Clemons August 15, 2003

More congrats from me to you!!!!! :) #168057

Monika Sapek level-classic August 15, 2003

I fell in love with this photo from the first moment I saw it and I see I wasn’t wrong about the quality of this image. I am happy to see this photo in the finals! Many congratulations from me, Dolores! And best of luck!!!

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic August 15, 2003

Creative with lots of soul! Congrats and good luck, Dolores! #168134

Ellen Peach August 15, 2003

So beautifully done, Dolores....congrats and good luck in the finals! #168433

Dolores Neilson August 15, 2003

Hi BT!! Promo for Exorcist?? Hah...I wouldn't ever have my work associated with that spiritually destructive movie! I had nightmares for months afterward (I was a teenager when I saw it)...really shook my belief system.
Nope, I ain't hot...just a tryin' to make my way in the photography world, my man...if anyone'll have me!

Hi again, Kathleen! More thanks from me to you too!!

Hello Monika! YOu were the first one to express your enthusiasm on this image and I'm privileged!! Thank you so much for your confidence in it!

Big thanks for another compliment, Mette! Much obliged, as always, for your sweetness!!

Hi Ellen! Thank you!! Congrats to you too!!


Loft Portugal August 15, 2003


Even you are surprised Dolores!!!

Its ,,only,,the wright combi between the artist and the red lady...
Theire is a whole new world behind that.

try to catch that., its alreafy in your hands but NOT in your mind...

But theire is also much more., you have to make a choice., you'r already prove yourself a long time ago.

stop wasting time.Do it pls

Your very special (idiot) but truly friend from somewhere #168459

Connie L. Carpenter August 16, 2003

WOW!! Compelling... beautiful work, Delores. #169158

Guy D. Biechele level-classic August 16, 2003

I've been so busy lately, I'm trying to catch up on some of the great shots I missed this month. Like this one.
Unusual, creative, and delightfully appealing. Just what I would expect! Congrats, Dolores.
+Guy #169565

Dolores Neilson August 16, 2003

Your words are inspiring, Loft...THANK YOU so much!! There is much to learn before I take the professional leap and market my work...but I sure have my eye on it! That's for sure! THank you for building my confidence !!

Hello Connie! I am immensely grateful for such words....thank you for taking time to comment!

Hi Guy! Busy?? Understood!! I am honored that you would take time out of your busy schedule to make time for me!! Thank you for lifting my image and your favorable comment! So appreciated in a busy world where it seems there isnt' enough time to do anything! #169685

Claudia Kuhn level-classic August 17, 2003

Hi Dolores -
Just getting to viewing the finals - nice one here - congratulations! #170733

Dolores Neilson August 17, 2003

Thank you, Claudia! I'm still not finished viewing and congratulating either sooooo dont' feel bad. #170748

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Nikkor 50mm 1.8 AF-D, f:2.0, 1-60th/sec, ISO200, holding a white paper plate to reflect some light

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