Uploaded: January 14, 2009


Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/30 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 60.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL


Deb Koskovich January 14, 2009

Wow...everything works here. Comp is right on, effects/textures add so much to the image. Beautiful skin tones and eyes. #1067573

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict January 14, 2009

This is a lovely portrait, Betsy.

Dominick #7028741

Christine Welsand level-classic January 14, 2009

Gorgeous! Great colors, love the sharp eyes! #7028777

Betsy Labuschagne January 14, 2009

Thank you so much!! #7029190

Rebecca K. Lefferts January 14, 2009

I really like this portrait- beautiful job on the eyes and texture. #7030048

John Connolly January 14, 2009

The eyes have done it again, Betsy! You capture some wonderful portraits! #7030310

Carrie M. Groseclose level-classic January 14, 2009

This is such a beautiful portrait, Betsy. I love the texture, lighting and his gorgeous eyes! #7030425

Karen Bacon January 14, 2009

Excellent portrait Betsy!!!! #7030540

Melissa G. Meiselman January 14, 2009

This is absolutely awesome, Betsy!! It has all the elements....great expression, terrific composition, wonderful skin tones and great lighting!!! I love all of your portrait work!!! #7030959

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe January 14, 2009

What a lovely portrait, Betsy!
kk #7031953

Max Aureli January 14, 2009

Well done portrait of this gorgeous boy, Betsy!! Beautiful expression and nicely posing!! #7031992

Betsy Labuschagne January 15, 2009

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, I really appreciate it :) #7033404

January 15, 2009

Betsy, You have a gallery filled with the most intriguing portraits. They are truly fabulous. I aspire to have work like this. Don #7035067

Amber J. Skene January 15, 2009

Amazing Betsy!! Fantastic comp, lighting, tones, and pose. Love the texture and those eyes!!! #7036800

Betsy Labuschagne January 16, 2009

Don, your gallery is filled with amazing captures! Thank you so much for your kind comments!

Amber, thank you! I always appreciate your input!! #7038774

Daniella Puente January 16, 2009

Beautiful look, very sweet and wonderful combination of tones and textures :) #7039385

Joan Powell January 16, 2009

he is so cute , with a bit of mischief in his eyes . #7041240

Betsy Labuschagne January 17, 2009

Thank you Daniella and Joan, I really appreciate your comments!! #7043485

Dianna Murphy January 25, 2009

A winner, very well done! #7086346

Betsy Labuschagne January 26, 2009

Thank you so much Dianna :) #7087659

Jenny D January 28, 2009

WOW!! I love this shot! priceless!! #7099410

Betsy Labuschagne January 28, 2009

Thank you Jen, I appreciate your comment!! #7100456

Debra R. Harder February 01, 2009

This is truly outstanding, Betsy! An absolute favorite for me! Deb #7115415

Betsy Labuschagne February 02, 2009

Thank you Deb, I always value your comments :) #7116233

Cesar J. La Rosa February 07, 2009

Beautiful portrait, Betsy!!! Excellent lighting, colors, textures and composition. I'm sure we'll be seeing this one again very soon.
Cesar #7139653

Betsy Labuschagne February 08, 2009

Thank you so much Cesar :) #7141006

Helen N. McHugh March 11, 2009

Beautiful capture, Betsy! #7270041

Helen N. McHugh March 11, 2009

Beautiful capture, Betsy! #7270043

Betsy Labuschagne March 11, 2009

Thank you Helen! #7270433

Avril Young March 23, 2009

wow, Betsy, this is stunning, awesome tones, composition...outstanding work!...a winner for sure! LOVE IT. #7320081

Betsy Labuschagne March 23, 2009

Thank you so much Avril, I appreciate your wonderful comment :) #7321132

Melissa G. Meiselman April 22, 2009

Congratulations on your stunning finalist, Betsy!!! #7433268

Max Aureli April 22, 2009

Yahoooooo Betsy!!!! Congratulations!!!
Are you sleeping??? Yap.. Ale' ... Congratulations my friend!!!!! :-)))) #7433300

Daniella Puente April 22, 2009

GREAT to see this again Betsy!!! CONGRATS :)) #7434406

Judi Morrissey April 22, 2009

love this. congrats! #7436020

Nilesh J. Bhange April 22, 2009

Congratulations! Best wishes for the win! #7436583

Cesar J. La Rosa April 22, 2009

I knew we were going to see this one again. I'm so happy this beautiful portrait is among the Finalists now.
Congratulations, Betsy!!!
Cesar #7436678

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic April 22, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS, Betsy. Good luck in the next round!.

Usman. #7437030

Betsy Labuschagne April 22, 2009

Thank you all so very much!! I am really pleased with this one :) Congratulations to all the finalists!!! Good luck in the next round!!! #7437217

agnes indrawati April 23, 2009

Congratulations on your finalist! :-) #7437453

Datha Y. Thompson April 23, 2009

Congratulations Betsy!!! :0) #7440579

Ann Coates level-classic April 23, 2009

Huge congrats Betsy on this superb finalist. #7442158

Betsy Labuschagne April 23, 2009

Thank you :) #7442628

Dianna Murphy April 25, 2009

This is my pick to win! A wonderful image!!! Congratulations! #7449550

Datha Y. Thompson April 27, 2009

Congratulations on your WINNER!! Beautiful :0) #7456730

Ann Coates level-classic April 27, 2009

Congratulations Betsy, well deserved. #7457144

ROLAN NARMAN April 27, 2009

Huge Congratulations on your gorgeous winner Betsy! #7458503

Max Aureli April 27, 2009

WoWWWWWWWW Betsy!!!!!!

Max Aureli April 27, 2009

ha ha ha ha :-)))) and you got another one!!! #7458570

Max Aureli April 27, 2009

Yupppyyyy my dear friend!!!!
Congratulations on your son Winner!!! LOL
Great work my Betsy!!!! LOL
WOWWW!!! #7458580

Betsy Labuschagne April 28, 2009

Thank you all so much for all your support and congratulations, I really appreciate it!!! #7459338

Max Aureli April 28, 2009

LOL Congratulations Betsy friend!!!!

I just wake up my friend and, this Gold is Cool!!!!! :-)))

What's up? #7459778

Betsy Labuschagne April 28, 2009

LOL Max, thank you so much for ALL your congratulations :))) #7459816

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Sorry!!! #7461345

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic April 28, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS, Betsy on this fantastic WINNER!!

Usman. #7461557

Chris Henning April 28, 2009

Gorgeous portrait, Betsy! Congrats on your win:) #7461680

Betsy Labuschagne April 29, 2009

Thank you Elida, Usman and Chris!! #7464377

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe April 29, 2009

What an amazing portrait Betsy, congratulations on your win! #7465730

Linda Blair April 30, 2009

Amazing win.....congratulations!!!!! #7467946

Betsy Labuschagne April 30, 2009

Thank you Donna and Linda, I appreciate your wonderful comments!! #7470963

anonymous May 01, 2009

Congratulations on this well deserved win! #7474288

Betsy Labuschagne May 02, 2009

Thank you so much Sheryl! #7475410

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict May 20, 2009

Congratulations Betsy on your Win!!!

Dominick #7539102

Betsy Labuschagne May 20, 2009

Thank you Dominick!! #7540183

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