Love's Gift

Uploaded: December 14, 2007 21:31:06


Window light
17 hours old baby.

Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/50 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 60.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 30D


Laurence Saliba level-classic December 14, 2007

Stefania this is SPECTACULAR!!! You have really outdone yourself now. This photo shows so much love and you have captured it so beautifully. This deserves a big yellow badge!!! WINNER!!!! I congratulate you from today!!! #808253

Amy JACKSON December 14, 2007

I agree! Both of these are really fantastic! Wonderful work, Stefania! :) #5209061

Arnie Horwitz level-deluxe December 14, 2007

Great composition and lighting, Stefania! #5209112

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe December 14, 2007

I agree totally with Laurence!! This is so precious and so beautiful!!! WINNER!!!! #5209113

Evy Johansen level-classic December 14, 2007

Love this one too, Stefania!! Adorable! #5209147

Robert K. Bemus level-classic December 14, 2007

Great portrait - both subjects are beautiful and exquisitely captured, Stefania!! #5209187

Lynne Morris December 14, 2007

Wow Stefania, this is absoloutely stunning, such a precious capture and I hope we see it again! #5209199

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe December 15, 2007

Yesterday's image was great but I like this composition even better, Stefania! Great clarity. Destined for GOLD! #5209228

Barbara Waldoch December 15, 2007

Simply perfect capture, Stefania! #5209249

Ray Clarke December 15, 2007

Beautiful Stefania, you can see the love in the face of the mum, and what an absolutely adorable baby #5209315

Aimee S. McMaster December 15, 2007

...another delight Stefania...Aimee #5209401

Margaret R. Barry December 15, 2007

Fantasic, Stefania. I agree with all the above comments. Hope to see this again! #5209432

Kathy Reeves December 15, 2007

Wow!! A winnner!!! #5209434

Joy Rector December 15, 2007

beautiful #5209439

Cindy Harter December 15, 2007

This is a great portrait.. The baby is sooooo tiny and beautiful. Great light and close comp! #5209456

Bonnie C. Lackey December 15, 2007

Simply gorgeous! The framing of the baby by the mother's hair is wonderful and your exposure is exquisite. #5209480

Stephen Zacker December 15, 2007

Like the tight cropping and moment. Just wonderful #5209651

Carol Sawyer December 15, 2007

Another beautiful portrait, great lighting and composition, Stefania! #5209716

Nadya Johnson December 15, 2007

Stef, this is nothing short of EXQUISITE! What a gorgeous, endearing portrait. Outstanding work!! #5209807

Gail Vitikacs level-classic December 15, 2007

WOW WOW WOW...this is exceptional. We don't see many like did a super job Stefani! #5209808

Melissa G. Meiselman December 15, 2007

Incredibly beautiful shot of this mother and child with fine skin tones, great detail and terrific lighting, Stefania!! Outstanding job on this!! #5209855

Joseph N. DiGilio December 15, 2007

MAGNIFIQUE! Even more joyful than the image you posted yesterday, Stefania.
I feel the emotion you have captured in this image. KUDOS #5210011

Nadine A. Lewis December 15, 2007

This is such a GORGEOUS and PRICELESS image, Stefania!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE it!! <>< #5210070

Sandra Freyler December 15, 2007

Beautiful capture! #5210071

Anita Hogue December 15, 2007

Absolutely FABULOUS!!!! #5210141

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar December 15, 2007

wow! stefania, this is incredible capture the moment image you have here! it has all aspects in becoming a winner, esp the comp and the picture quality! WTG my friend! #5210240

cheryl m. phillips December 15, 2007

Oh, I really liked yesterday's entry and then I saw this one!
Sooooo sweet!
Great work, she must have LOVED these!
~cheryl #5210296

Kristi A. Howson December 15, 2007

What a special moment that you've captured...Love the of love here Stefania! #5210369

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton December 15, 2007

Excellent framing. A great beautiful image!! #5210397

Angela Azzinnaro December 15, 2007

OUTSTANDING capture Stef!!!!! BEAUTIFULLY done!!!!! Such a SPECIAL moment captured!!!! #5210441

Heather L. Haderly December 15, 2007

Fantastic Stefania!!! I like this one even better and that's really saying something! #5210655

John Connolly December 15, 2007

Marvelous skin tones and delightul lighting Stefania! I am really enjoying this series! #5210821

Sandra R. Alvey December 15, 2007

WINNER!! Awesome capture Stefania!! This is such an emotional capture! #5210898

Eugenio Diaz December 15, 2007

Brilliant shot! The very fine details are breathtakingly beautiful!!
Great Portrait. Perfectly timed and absolutely stunning.
Eugenio #5211011

Sam Britt December 15, 2007

Very sweet portrait, Stefania. #5211244

Cassie L. Woodlee December 15, 2007

OH my this is absolutey precious, outstanding lighting, comp and tones, Stefania!!!!!! #5211261

MELODIE C. ROBERTS December 15, 2007

I challenge ANYONE to look at this beautiful image and Not have a tear come to their eye
Stef You have captured Unequivicable Love and Devotion #5211326

Paul E. Earl December 15, 2007

You have captured a beautiful moment here! This is simply beautiful! Priceless in fact! #5211393

Joerg Schlagheck December 15, 2007

This is the absolutely best baby picture I've ever seen, Stefania! It is so beautiful and captivating! #5211479

Claudia Kuhn level-classic December 15, 2007

So sweet and tender Stefania! Wonderful moment! #5211588

Patrick Rouzes December 15, 2007

Ouch!!! WOW!!! SPEECHLESS!!! Incredible in every way!!! WILL see this again, Stefania!!! WOW & many more WOWs.

Jennifer L. Alder December 15, 2007

Awww--- look at that little face!
Beautiful moment captured, Stef! :) #5211771

Nancy L. Green level-classic December 15, 2007

This is fantastic Stefania, a WINNER for sure!! <>< #5212012

Stefania Barbier level-addict December 16, 2007

:-) thank you sooooooooo much everyone for your comments... She is one of my best friends and had a slightly premature child... as soon as she told me I ran to the hospital and I was amazed at the way she looked at him 100% of the time... the look of love. Thank you again! #5212505

Peggy J. Maguire December 16, 2007

Gorgeous!!!! #5212647

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic December 16, 2007

How did you manage this hospital shot with such great lighting? Looks like a studio setting.
Your friend must be thrilled with these images!!!
Well done, stefania!
--Lisa #5212673

Dr. Harmeet Singh December 16, 2007

Wonderful capture .Sweet infant and lucky mom.. #5212952

Brandi-Lee Cester December 16, 2007

What a beautiful photo full of love, stunning! #5213093

Lorraine A. Cook December 16, 2007

There is nothing more precious than the love of mother and child...and you've captured this beautifully, Stefania!<:)) #5213325

Laurie Daily level-deluxe December 16, 2007

Another perfectly captured moment, Stefania... Just beautiful! #5213971

Jennifer L. Taranto December 16, 2007

SOOOO precious!!! Love your light, comp & pov!!! LOVE the mood too!!! #5214093

Heather December 16, 2007

Wow..This is So0o0 Sweet!! Great job Stef! :)

Ive been pretty busy lately,So I have not had a chance to sign in and comment anything! Hopefully I will get caught up! :) #5214593

Silvio Grech December 16, 2007

What a moment you captured, Stef!! It's a winner in my book!! #5214766

Esther Smith December 16, 2007

An absolutely beautiful capture Stefania!! #5215812

Lynn Haack December 16, 2007

I love the bright lighting and dark BG...and the mommy's hair gently touching this sweet little baby's head. Wonderful, beautiful...stunning!!! Lynn #5216163

ronda chatelle level-classic December 16, 2007

My heart is singing! What an AMAZING portrait that will be treasured for many years! I know we will see this again! GORGEOUS work Stefania!!!!! #5216441

Stefania Barbier level-addict December 17, 2007

thank you Ronda, Lynn, Esther, Silvio, Heather, Jen, Laurie, Lorraine, Brandi-Lee, Harmeet, Lisa, and Peggy!!! And Lisa: it was natural light, soft diffused window lighting. And her husband was handholding the black backdrop that I had taken with me...! #5216833

Carla Metzler December 17, 2007

Absolutely beautiful! #5218786

Nikki McDonald level-classic December 17, 2007

I am so enjoying these mother-child portraits, Stefania. Everything about them, from composition to light to skin tones to the black background that sets both of them off so well is extremely well done. Beautiful. Congrats on the EP's and expect to see more on other images in this series as well as to see at least one big winner out of them. #5219038

William F. Clair December 17, 2007

I just got back from an 11,000mi road trip and I am trying to get caught up with everyone. You gallery is fantastic!!! This one is a print!!! You are a real pro at this. #5221143

Stefania Barbier level-addict December 18, 2007

thank you sooo much William, Nikki, and Carla!!! #5221601

Sharon King December 20, 2007

So full of emotion! This is Beautiful!!! #5233576

paola A. Jofre December 20, 2007

Beautiful, Wow!! Awesome job Stefania !! You have capture the moment so well, beautiful :) #5234520

Jim Baines December 21, 2007

This is so precious, Stefania! I like your entire gallery! #5238587

Mary K. Robison December 26, 2007

Go back up to the first comments by Laurence, Stefania ~ I agree 100%!!!
Fabulous capture of love and all its beauty!
WINNER! #5253731

Stefania Barbier level-addict December 26, 2007

thank you Mary, Jim, Paola, and Sharon!!! #5255665

Sheri Wahlstrom December 28, 2007

Absolutely precious. Gorgeous work! #5262199

Raymond Pauly December 29, 2007

Very beautiful photo, Stefania! You really captured a precious moment here and a lot of emotion! #5266724

Stefania Barbier level-addict January 01, 2008

thank you Sheri and Ray! #5275701

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton January 25, 2008

Congratulation Stefania for this WONDERFUL finalist!! Best luck for the next round!!! #5392615

Alison Krylowski January 25, 2008

Stefania, congrats on this outstanding finalist! This is such a beautiful image. #5392629

Michelle L. Frick January 25, 2008

Congratulations Stefania!! The light and the mood are amazing in this stunning finalist! #5392719

Margaret R. Barry January 25, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Stefania! #5392845

Jennifer L. Alder January 25, 2008

HUGE CONGRATS, Stef... this is a winner to me. :) #5392878

Laurence Saliba level-classic January 25, 2008

Well I was first to comment on this and say its a winner so we will surely see this in the next round too. :))CONGRATULATIONS Stefania!!!! #5393242

Gail Vitikacs level-classic January 25, 2008

Laurence said it is beautiful...and CONGRATULATIONS on this beauty! #5393424

cheryl m. phillips January 25, 2008

So happy for you, Stef!
This was really such a wonderful image!
~cheryl #5393437

Nadya Johnson January 25, 2008

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Stefania! #5393591

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic January 25, 2008

Congratulations on your adorable finalist, Stefania. #5393957

Nikki McDonald level-classic January 25, 2008

So very glad to see the coveted finalist badge on this one, Stefania. It is superb! Onward and upward . . . Good luck. #5393979

John Connolly January 25, 2008

Congratulations on this excellent finalist award image, Stefania! #5394032

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe January 25, 2008

Congratulations Stefania!! I just knew we'd see this one again!! Best of luck in the next round!! #5394184

Nadine A. Lewis January 25, 2008

This image IS AWESOME, Stefania!!! I am soooo thrilled to see receive finalist!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! <>< #5394515

MELODIE C. ROBERTS January 25, 2008

Hey Stef !!!
Well my Only Surprise is NOT seeing "Bonding" and "Mother and Child" along side this finalist
Beautiful and well deserved My Friend #5394592

Anita Hogue January 25, 2008


Linda D. Lester level-classic January 25, 2008

What a beauty....Congratulations! #5395154

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict January 25, 2008

Hearty congrats, Stefania, on this amazing image and well deserved finalist!
-Debby #5395213

Laurie Daily level-deluxe January 25, 2008

A huge Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Stefania! #5395322

Heather L. Haderly January 25, 2008

Congrats on the finalist Stefania, WELL deserved!!!!!! #5395360

Mary K. Robison January 25, 2008

TOTALLY deserving to be among the finalists, Stefania!!
CONGRATULATIONS! And best of luck to you in the next level up! #5395642

Joseph N. DiGilio January 25, 2008

Congratulations, Stefania. You know. this is one of my favorites. #5395710

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe January 25, 2008

Congratulations on your awesome Finalist, Stefania! A Winner in my eyes. #5395921

Sam Britt January 25, 2008

Congratulations, Stefania! #5396091

Eugenio Diaz January 25, 2008

Congratulations Stefania!!!!
I agree with all the previous comments, This image is a real Winner!!! #5396138

Stephen Zacker January 25, 2008

Such a wonderful moment. Congratulations #5396396

Jim Baines January 25, 2008

Stef, allow me to offer a well deserved CONGRATULATIONS!!! Job well done!! #5396442

Su Sana E. P level-classic January 25, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Stef!! I still consider this a Winner. #5396598

Barbara Waldoch January 25, 2008

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Stefania! #5396648

Joerg Schlagheck January 25, 2008

Congratulations on the finalist, Stefania! Well deserved! #5397010

Raymond Pauly January 25, 2008

WOW! I had to scroll down for quite a while to leave a comment here, Stefania! LOL! Wonderful finalist! Congratulations! #5397159

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar January 25, 2008

one of my favs!!! big congrats on this finalist, ( a winner in my books!!), Stef!!! #5397356

Silvio Grech January 25, 2008

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Stefania! #5397492

Martha N. Church January 26, 2008

Congratulations, Stef, on your beautifully captured moment in time! #5397755

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 26, 2008

Congrats Stefania on this wonderful Finalist!! Jeff #5398199

Lynn Haack January 26, 2008

Stefania, A BIG congrats on this beautiful finalist! Lynn #5398567

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic January 26, 2008

Love this finalist, Stefani!
--Lisa #5399487

Judyann Plante January 26, 2008

Steph, What you have captured here is just incredible. Magnificent work and congratulations on a well deserved finalist!

Judyann <>< #5399683

Holly Shao January 26, 2008

Congratulations on this awesome Finalist, Stefania! Really beautiful!

Holly #5399854

Kristi A. Howson January 26, 2008

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist! Very precious image Stefania!!! #5399918

Claudia Kuhn level-classic January 26, 2008

So lovely! Congratulations!! #5400553

Linda D. Lester level-classic January 26, 2008

This is just awesome and glad you won it as a finalist! I'm finding this in the cash contest and you can't do both. Just wanted to make sure your knew! It is one of the most awesome Newborn shots I have ever seen! #5401319

Linda D. Lester level-classic January 26, 2008

Yeah! I just went to double check and I am wrong! Good I'm going to cheer this one on! #5401332

JO ANN CLEVELAND January 26, 2008

Fantastic! Awesome! Adorable!

One of the sweetest, best I have ever seen Stef!

jo ann c. #5401557

Patrick Rouzes January 27, 2008


Cassie L. Woodlee January 27, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Stefania #5403121

Cindy Bendush level-classic January 27, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist Stef!!! #5404866

Stefania Barbier level-addict January 27, 2008

thank you so much, I truly appreciate your comments!!! #5405798

Laurence Saliba level-classic January 27, 2008

This deserves to win!!!! Good luck Stefania!!! #5405959

Brandi-Lee Cester January 29, 2008

Congratulations on a well deserved win! I have taken so many photos of this "pose" but never captured such a beautiful outcome, well done! #5414955

Donna La Mattino Pagakis January 30, 2008

This is a beautiful portrait Stefania! So sweet!! A fantastic finalist, congratulations! #5421432

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 01, 2008

thank you Laurence, Brandi-Lee, and Donna! #5428274

Allison Gaulin February 07, 2008

So beautiful Stefania! What a precious capture!!!! #5461122

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 07, 2008

thank you Allison! #5462042

Anna Diederich February 10, 2008

What a precious moment you've captured, Stef! Congrats on a beatiful finalist!! #5475608

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 10, 2008

thank you Anna! #5476241

Heather E. Lupo February 12, 2008

Simply BEAUTIFUL! Wonderfully captured... sure to be a treasured portrait for years to come! ~Heather #5484758

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 15, 2008

thank you Heather! #5499310

Norm Edmond February 15, 2008

My Goodness!! What a special shot! I just absolutely love everything about it. Beautiful! #5501158

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 17, 2008

thank you Norm! #5507317

William Johnson March 01, 2008

This is a fabulous portrait Stefania, beautiful colours, lighting and composition. I'm convinced that we will see this with a Winners Badge. Bill J. #5576342

C A March 06, 2008

Very strong family shot!! Great one for the album :-) #5599654

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 06, 2008

thank you Bill and Corne'! #5600621

Patrick Campbell April 21, 2008

Love this portrait Stefania! The lighting, composition and of course the mother's expression are so very beautiful!
Kudos.... #5818605

Stefania Barbier level-addict April 21, 2008

thank you Patrick! #5822107

Peggy J. Maguire April 22, 2008

WOW!!!Congratulations Stefania!!!!! #5822614

Stefania Barbier level-addict April 22, 2008

thank you Peggy! #5822829

Adam R. Rondelet level-classic April 22, 2008

I just wanted to say , I love this photo #5827936

Stefania Barbier level-addict April 22, 2008

thank you Adam!!! #5827982

Nemil B. Chabebe April 23, 2008

A big congratulations in this finalist,
this is a magnificent photo, so perfect and expressive. #5828109

Stefania Barbier level-addict April 23, 2008

thank you Nemil! #5828128

Shannon Mills May 24, 2008

PRECIOUS AS CAN BE!!!!!!!!!! #5971198

Stefania Barbier level-addict May 24, 2008

thank you Shannon! #5971909

Max Aureli September 12, 2008

The gentle movement of gold hair that they are caressing the face of the newborn.
The half open eye of the mom that she is observing incredulous her new creature.
The mom soft lips that contain a simple natural smile of joy for this moment.
The signs of his long journey that finally he is here... around us!
... ... ...
My simple words are not enough to be able to describe what I see in here Stefania.
What I think... what I am feeling ... what is coming from this frame ...
I am not the right person to describe all of that.
I have only one sentence that probably it will let you understand what are my meanings and feelings.

I wish that the day that my son Francesco was born you had taken this unforgettable moment of his seventeen hours of his life!

Thank you Stefania.


Stefania Barbier level-addict September 12, 2008

oh my, how beautiful... thank you so much Massimo for those very special words... I can't explain what I'm proving now, and I thank you for it...
Stefania #6446901

Renee Doyle February 01, 2009

A truly beautiful moment captured perfectly Stef!!!!!!! Just love this!! #7112225

Lynne Morris February 01, 2009

I love this Stefania, it's a beautiful and touching capture, fantastic work my friend. #7112259

Brett Dolsen February 01, 2009

Beautifull to see again Stefania!!Brett #7112357

Michelle Alton February 01, 2009

By now, it must be clear, Stefania, that this photo is almost a miracle...just like the infant and mother-baby love it portrays. #7112489

Max Aureli February 01, 2009

Brava!!!!! Brava!!!!! #7112503

Bojan Bencic level-classic February 01, 2009

So much feelings in this one, Stefania. Beautiful photo. #7112774

Bobbie L. Slayton February 01, 2009

I am glad to see this one again it deserves a win. Such a touching photo. #7112916

Mike Clime February 01, 2009

Excellent portrait! #7112963

Robert Baer February 01, 2009

so special. congrats for both this beautiful baby and for your finalist. #7113228

Joseph R. Ombrello February 01, 2009

Beyond words, Stefania. #7113602

Laurence Saliba level-classic February 01, 2009

So glad to see this again Stefania!!!! This has to win now!!!! #7113905

Melissa Olsen February 01, 2009 did I miss this the first time around. Simply outstanding and I wish you all the best this time. Beautiful work! #7114136

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe February 01, 2009

Stefania, I'm so glad to see this back again!! This has to be my all time favorite photo!! There is nothing in the world so precious as what you have captured right here!! #7115202

Max Aureli April 02, 2009

Thank you Teresa, you said all.
It's a great image that Stefania captured, it should deserved a gold!!!

Superb work Stefania.



Stefania Barbier level-addict April 02, 2009

thank you all! #7366246

Max Aureli April 10, 2009

WOW Stefania, this image is in 24 favorites of BP addicted!!! WOW!!! #7392277

ROLAN NARMAN July 24, 2009

Your poetry transcends the frontiers of this universe Max! Even Dante Alighieri is now turning upside down in this tomb! Wow! Words can not express the beauty and the feelings emanating out of your words!!! How come you don't write these poems on my images???

Stef this image should have a yellow badge for this months' theme! #7777983

Max Aureli July 24, 2009

Look... it taken three months to come out with the right word my friend Rolan. You don't want to wait so long from my comments!!! #7778345

ROLAN NARMAN July 24, 2009

I'll wait an eternity for your poetry my friend!...Just don't make it too sad! #7778419

Stefania Barbier level-addict July 24, 2009

an eternity is too much.... :-)
ok Rolan, I'll try to resubmit it this MT...
Do you guys have something else to do that do internet chat????? lol #7778652

ROLAN NARMAN July 24, 2009

LOL! Stef! I'm getting bored at work lately!...and I'm sure you know how much we loooooove your gallery!!!
Good luck with it! It is a gorgeous image! I love it! Have a great day! #7778680

Raymond Pauly July 24, 2009

Hey Stef!! Huge congratulations! Such a beautiful image!
Hope you're enjoying your vacation! #7779203

Cynthia M. Wiles level-deluxe July 30, 2009

Spectacular was the word that came to mind when I first saw this, but I see that it has been used many times to describe the intense beauty of this shot; so I will just say, simply, that this is the most beautiful mother-child photo I have ever seen and the title is perfect!
Cindy #7797403

Max Aureli July 30, 2009

Well... we have something else to do, Stefania!! Reading your messages from your bottles!!!! :-)))

Magnificent maternity image!! #7797439

Courtenay Vanderbilt August 17, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist, Stefania! #7857852

Max Aureli August 17, 2009

Let's see if this is not the good time!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! Stefania!!!!! #7857946

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict August 17, 2009

Wow, a gorgeous image that tells such a beautiful story!

Congratulations on your finalist, Stef!

Debby #7858174

Eugenio Diaz August 17, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS on your WONDERFUL Finalist, Stefania! #7858418

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 17, 2009

on your well deserving FINALIST. 8o) #7858491

ROLAN NARMAN August 17, 2009

Thanks for listening to me Stef! This deserves a win! Congrats! #7858629

Sharon August 17, 2009

Congratulations!!! #7858671

MELODIE C. ROBERTS August 17, 2009

Was a Favorite
Still a Favorite
Deserves to Win #7859067

Anita Hogue August 17, 2009

Absolutely perfect! Congratulations Stef! #7859337

Ken Smith level-classic August 17, 2009

I remember this one...hope to see gold on it this time..congrats again!! #7859343

Max Aureli August 17, 2009

Thanks for listening to me Stefania! This deserves a win! Congrats! #7859417

Ann Coates level-classic August 17, 2009

Wow Stefania, you have captured a truly magical moment here. You can really feel the emotion. An outstanding finalist and hope to see this again. #7859535

Debra R. Harder August 17, 2009

This is an amazing image, Stefania. I bet we see GOLD here. Congratulations on another beautiful finalist!!! Deb #7859649

Michael G. Marshall August 17, 2009

Beautiful finalist, Stefania! Congratulations! Michael #7859693

Julianne Bradford August 17, 2009

Awesome Finalist Stefania! #7859948

Laurence Saliba level-classic August 17, 2009

Always, always loved this Stefania!! Congratulations and I hope it sees gold this time!!! #7860048

Kelly S. Cavanaugh August 17, 2009

Beautiful image, Stefania! Congratulations!! #7860290

Evy Johansen level-classic August 17, 2009

Congratulations on this adorable finalist, Stefania! #7860335

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe August 17, 2009

Ok Stef, this is still my all time favorite photo!! I want this precious image to wear gold!!! Huge congratulations and I will keep my fingers crossed for this one!! #7860464

Karen Engelbreth August 17, 2009

Congratulations Stefania... #7860609

Laura E. Swan level-classic August 18, 2009

I am the 27th one to add my heart here...You see Stef?! You are collecting all of our hearts for this one.


Maxy, write me a poem. I can wait.

-Lala #7860826

Barbara Waldoch August 18, 2009

Congratulations again, Stef! #7860903

Aimee S. McMaster August 18, 2009

....congratulations on this beautiful & touching image Stef...Aimee #7861343

Carol Sawyer August 18, 2009

Congratulations on your finalists, Stef!!! #7861510

Gina Cormier level-classic August 18, 2009

Oh...gorgeous....Congrats!!!!! #7861598

Melissa G. Meiselman August 18, 2009

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Stefania!! This is a really beautiful shot!! #7862548

A P August 18, 2009

I'm away so I'm going to say CONGRATULATIONS on ALL your incredible finalists here, Stef. Best of luck in the next round, not that your work needs luck as you can see by all the comments. #7862802

Mitch Spence level-classic August 18, 2009

Congratulations on your finalists, Stefania! #7862964

Margaret R. Barry August 18, 2009

Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Stefania. Glad to see this again! #7862996

Jeana Clark August 18, 2009

Fabulous Finalist!!!
Much Deserved Congratulations
are in order!!!

~J~ #7863222

Donna La Mattino Pagakis August 18, 2009

Congratulations on your finalist! Beautiful Stefania! #7863529

Lynne Morris August 18, 2009

Huge Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Stefania. #7863800

Stephen Zacker August 18, 2009

This is awesome! Congratulations #7863880

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe August 18, 2009

Beautiful Stefania! Big Congratulations on your excellent and well deserved finalist!! #7863991

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe August 18, 2009

I love this one...congratulations! #7864282

Renee Doyle August 18, 2009

Incredibly precious!!! Congratulations on this totally gorgeous finalist Steph!! #7864292

Chris Henning level-classic August 18, 2009

Congrats, Stef! Hope you see gold on this! #7865403

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic August 18, 2009

I hope to see gold on it too, Stefania. It is simply amazing. Huge congrats on both your finalists. #7865515

Sharon Sawyer August 18, 2009

Stefanie, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding & well deserved finalist!!! Absolutely beautiful. #7865552

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 18, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS.....!!! #7865753

Ujjwal Mukherjee August 19, 2009

Fabulous finalist, congratulations,Stef!!! #7866100

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe August 19, 2009

Beautiful capture. Congratulations on this well deserved finalist. Good luck. #7866194

Marijana Fajgl August 19, 2009

What a beautiful and warm capture, Stefania! Huge congratulations! #7866551

Kristi A. Howson August 19, 2009

Congratulations Stefania on this outstanding image making it to the Winners circle. A very deserving and heartfelt image. #7868897

Valentin M. Armianu August 19, 2009

Congratulations! Fantastic Winner! Outstanding image!! #7868908

Terri Beloit August 19, 2009

Beautiful, Stefania...well deserved winner...very sweet and touching moment! #7868929

Linda D. Lester level-classic August 19, 2009

So sweet...Congratulations! #7868947

Laurence Saliba level-classic August 19, 2009

Congratulations Stefania!!! :) WTG my friend!! You are happy and I am happy now!!! It always deserved the Gold!!! Beautiful!!! #7868977

Max Aureli August 19, 2009


Max Aureli August 19, 2009

ah ah ha ha ah ha h aha h ah hahah ahah

CONGRATULATIONS STEFANIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #7869068

Renee Doyle August 19, 2009

WooHoo!!!! Big congratulations to you Stef!!! Wonderful! #7869144

A P August 19, 2009

Couldn't miss. CONGRATULATIONS Stef #7869172

Michelle Alton August 19, 2009

A wonderful WINNER, Stefania! #7869221

Cynthia M. Wiles level-deluxe August 19, 2009

Man-O-Man...I am so surprised you did not win the grand prize for this...It is the most beautiful photo I have seen in a long, long time...the love & emotion, the pureness...I thought for sure you had a winner here...nothing against the judges but this shot is a timeless beauty...
Congrats, anyhow, and hope to see more of your fantastic work in the winner's circle!
Cindy #7869260

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 19, 2009

on your well deserving WINNER~!~ #7869386

Nikki McDonald level-classic August 19, 2009

Well, we've all waited a long time for a gold badge on this one, Stef. Wonderful capture. Congratulations. #7869534

Sharon Sawyer August 19, 2009

Stefanie, congratulations on your amazing & well deserved win!!! #7869543

Nadya Johnson August 19, 2009

Congratulations on your very stunning winner, Stef! #7869594

Raymond Pauly August 19, 2009

Huge congratulations on a most deserving winner, Stef! All the best! #7869615

David Phalen August 19, 2009

BIG Congrats on a beautiful Winner!! #7869633

ROLAN NARMAN August 19, 2009

Bingo!!! Huge congrats on your gorgeous winner Stef! I knew it!!! Very happy for you!

P.S. Thanks for listening to me! (and not to Max!!!)

Should we give Max a gold badge for his poetry??? #7869634

Courtenay Vanderbilt August 19, 2009

I'm thrilled for you Stef! Congratulations on this awesome image and the gold! #7869717

Max Aureli August 19, 2009

LOL@Rolan... I don't need stickers and badge...
I need to see a nice Gold under this great image, like the Golden Hair of the Mom!!!! :-)))

ROLAN NARMAN August 19, 2009

Ahhhh Max! Sounds like poetry again my friend!...Prosit!

How about a poem describing the win??? #7869773

Max Aureli August 19, 2009

LOL ... to much work Bro!!! #7869796

Ken Smith level-classic August 19, 2009

Way to go, Stef...nice idea to ROCK!!! Now enjoy the rest of your vacation!! :-) #7869909

Chris Henning level-classic August 19, 2009

So not surprised, Stef. Love this image! Huge congrats!! #7869930

Evy Johansen level-classic August 19, 2009

Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Stephania!! #7870096

ROLAN NARMAN August 19, 2009

Ok Max...Here's one from me!!!

S miles bearing happiness sail across the faces
T ainted with love a mother’s gaze caresses
E xploring the comfort of a warm embrace
F illed with joy her tender heart races
A s she discovers a taste of Heaven in the gift of life
N othing is more rewarding than to hold a precious face
I n the glare of a smile that heals the heart
A nd nourishes the soul for an eternity.

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe August 19, 2009

YAYYYYYYYYYY!!! I'm so happy to see a gold button on this one Stef!! It so deserves one!!
Rolan, your poem brought tears to my eyes! So beautiful, and goes perfectly with Stef's beautiful portrait of mother and child! #7870140

Ann Coates level-classic August 19, 2009

I'm so pleased to see this with a gold underneath it and so do many other people. I have never seen a photo tagged with so many favourites before. Congratulations Stefania. #7870211

Melissa G. Meiselman August 19, 2009

Congratulations, Stefania in this extraordinarily beautiful winner!!!! #7870249

Debra R. Harder August 19, 2009

I'm so happy to see GOLD here, Stefania!!! This is such an amazing image. CONGRATULATIONS on your BEAUTIFUL WIN!!! Deb #7870290

Datha Y. Thompson August 19, 2009

So PRECIOUS!!!! Love this Stefania!!
CONGRATULATIONS on the GOLD :0) WTG #7870469

Cindy Bendush level-classic August 19, 2009

Congratulations Stef!!! #7870482

Katarina Mansson August 20, 2009

Congratulations on your adorable winner Stephania! #7870663

Mary K. Robison August 20, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS on your well-earned win, Stef! #7870704

Bojan Bencic level-classic August 20, 2009

Congratulations on your win, Stefania! Beautiful and emotional photo. #7870726

Mike Clime August 20, 2009

WTG! Congratulations! #7870788

Aimee S. McMaster August 20, 2009

.....yay Stef....warm congratulations on your win...Aimee #7870796

Hendrik Storme August 20, 2009

Big congrats Stefania! #7871175

Max Aureli August 20, 2009

Rolan..... AMEN!! #7871180

Erin Appelbaum August 20, 2009

Congrats on this awesome winner Stefania. Peter #7871201

Gina Cormier level-classic August 20, 2009

Fabulous!! Congratulations!!!! #7871352

Claudia Kuhn level-classic August 20, 2009

Wonderful image, congratulations!! #7871520

anonymous August 20, 2009

Congratulations Stef on your Beautiful win! B- #7871650

Daniella Puente August 20, 2009

FELICITACIONES Stef, esta foto es maravillosa! :)))) Abrazos! #7871930

Colleen Farrell August 20, 2009

WTG, Stef! Big congrats on your win! #7872120

Patricia Seidler August 20, 2009

Congatulations Stefania on your win! So precious! #7872269

Tarun Bose August 20, 2009

Big congrats for your super winner, Stefania. #7872416

John Connolly August 20, 2009

Big congratulations on your gold badge Stefania! A very deserving image! #7872965

Maria A. Gonzalez August 20, 2009

Congratulations Stefania on this beautiful winner,a very delicate and beautiful portrait...
Excellent work. #7873099

Becky J. Parkinson level-classic August 20, 2009

Congratulations, Stefania, on this touching and beautiful winning photo!! #7873203

Erica Murphy level-deluxe August 20, 2009

This is soooooooo sweeeeet !! Congratulations Stefania!! #7873240

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna August 20, 2009

Fantastic winning image, Stefania!!!! WTG!!! :-) k #7873567

Ujjwal Mukherjee August 20, 2009

Yes!! HUGE Congratulations,Stef!!!! #7873705

Laura E. Swan level-classic August 20, 2009

What a beautiful Acrostic Poem Rolan wrote here.

!!! :) ???Did everyone read it??? :) !!!

I'm so happy this went Gold, Stef!!! It's so heartwarming.



Robert K. Bemus level-classic August 20, 2009

Congratulations on your win, Stefania!! #7873812

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 20, 2009

thank you all, I truly appreciate your comments and support!
Rolan the poem is a beauty!!!! thank you!!! #7873873

Laurie Daily level-deluxe August 21, 2009

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Stef...tugs at my heart! #7875401

Anne M. Young level-addict August 21, 2009

Congratulations - beautiful winner! #7876575

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 21, 2009

Laurie, Anne: thank you! #7876582

Alex T. Mizuno August 21, 2009

This is very touching Stef! Such a precious moment in a tender light! A sensational image! Big Congratulations on your win!!! #7876601

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 22, 2009

thank you so much Alex! #7877729

Donna La Mattino Pagakis August 22, 2009

Congratulations on your win! Always a pleasure to view this image Stef! #7879058

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 22, 2009

thank you Donna! #7879205

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 23, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS on this beautiful capture and glad to see this getting GOLDEN, Stephanie.

UB. #7879951

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 23, 2009

thank you Usman! #7880558

Margaret R. Barry August 24, 2009

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Stefania! #7883451

Stephen Zacker August 27, 2009

Wonderful moment. Congratulations #7892349

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 27, 2009

Margaret, Stephen: thank you :-) #7892390

Janice Mezzacappa August 27, 2009

Oh Stefania this is just so beautiful, Congrats on this Winner!! #7893889

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 28, 2009

thank you Janice! #7894709

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic September 05, 2009


Going true your galery after seeing this one,i say is the most beautiful one,so much love and tender in that photo plus the clarity and colors are amazing,congratulations in this winner.

Ysa... #7917692

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 05, 2009

thank you Ysa! #7917954

Thomas E. Hinds October 14, 2009

I am amazed at your talents, Stefania! This is really a stunning image so well captured in every detail! Awesome work! #8035995

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 14, 2009

thank you Thomas :0) #8036619

Jean B. Hall November 01, 2009

Wonderful double portrait! #8092595

Stefania Barbier level-addict November 01, 2009

thank you Jean! #8092676

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict November 15, 2009

Congratulations Stefania on your Win!!!

Dominick #8132452

Stefania Barbier level-addict November 15, 2009

thank you Dominick! #8133405

Kathryn Wesserling December 17, 2009

Your portraits (indoor or outside) are wonderful, but this one particularly spoke to me. It would appear that I'm not alone in my reaction. #8228239

Stefania Barbier level-addict December 18, 2009

thank you Kathy!!! #8228832

Jim Baines September 19, 2010

Stopping by your gallery is like being a kid in a candy store. It seems unfair to comment on only one when there are so many magnificent choices among all your Finalist and Winners. This remains my favorite for a long time now and always please me to see this one. Some fantastic displays of talent, Stef!! #8917333

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 19, 2010

thank you Jim! #8917503

Inge Linden February 29, 2012

wonderful in every way. #10013079

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 29, 2012

thank you Inge! #10013825

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