A Little Love

© Laurie A. Rubin

A Little Love

Uploaded: June 27, 2010 16:00:39


Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/4000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 280.00 mm, Model: NIKON D2Xs


Michelle Alton June 27, 2010

This is phenomenal, Laurie. A most tender and well executed image! #1282735

Joannie Bertucci level-classic June 27, 2010

Marvelous capture Laurie! Love the softness of this special moment! #8720489

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 27, 2010

An award winner, Laurie. How on earth did you 'tell' them to pose perfectly for you!!!

UB. #8720509

Laurie A. Rubin June 27, 2010

Thanks for your kind comments. I spent a good hour with them hoping to capture a special moment. I'm glad I did! :~) #8720537

Emily Cook June 28, 2010

Wow, right into my favorites! Amazing catch on ypur part of the connection between these two. I agree - award winner! #8721061

Bonnie C. Lackey July 12, 2010

And, I'm sure, this will go from finalist to winner! #8751261

Fax Sinclair level-deluxe July 12, 2010

Aloha Laurie,
This image is beautiful, and perfect! #8751287

Melissa G. Meiselman July 12, 2010

Exquisite shot, Laurie!! Congratulatons!! #8752310

Dianna Murphy July 12, 2010

First time I've seen a chick! A warm congratulations on your wonderful finalist and a big good luck in the next round to you. #8752967

Rosemary Sampson level-classic July 12, 2010

What an extraordinary capture. Just wonderful, Laurie! #8752972

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict July 12, 2010

Wow, Laurie, congrats on your awesome finalist!

Best wishes for the next round!
Debby #8753042

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic July 12, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8753094

Lynn M. Whitt July 12, 2010

Absolutely amazing capture!!! A big congratulations... #8754126

Sherran Andersen level-classic July 12, 2010

How sweet is this... straight to favs... congrats Laurie. #8754737

July 12, 2010

A very nice shot with good intereaction between the mother and baby flamingo #8755279

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 13, 2010

Congrats Laurie on your Amazing Finalist!! Jeff #8757489

Connie Fore July 13, 2010

Wow, fantastic capture!!! Wish I had taken this shot! Bravo!!!! #8758098

Tarun Bose July 13, 2010

Congrats for your finalist, Laurie. A winner. #8758198

Linda D. Lester level-classic July 13, 2010

This is the sweetest thing I ever saw!!! Congrats on your finalist! #8758866

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic July 14, 2010

on your very deserving FIRST PLACE WINNER! 8o) #8762296

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic July 14, 2010

A real beauty, Laurie. Huge congrats on this outstanding First Place Gold. Love it. #8762378

Jack Nevitt July 14, 2010

Congrats Laurie

Melissa G. Meiselman July 14, 2010

WOW!! Fantastic photo and BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your first place winner, Laurie!!! #8762604

Claudia Kuhn level-classic July 14, 2010

So sweet, congrats on your first place winner! #8762722

Linda D. Lester level-classic July 14, 2010

You sure have a true winner here....congratulations! Love it! #8762882

Jessica Jenney July 14, 2010

Congratulations, Laurie on your stunning First Place Win! #8763040

Hosey M. Harrell III level-classic July 14, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Laurie! #8763213

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict July 14, 2010

Congratulatons, Laurie, on your wonderful first place winner!

Debby #8763228

Bonnie C. Lackey July 14, 2010

Great work well deserving of this honor! #8763369

Kim Andelkovic July 14, 2010

Brilliant win.....super congrats :-) #8763440

Robin R. July 14, 2010

A wonderful moment, beautifully captured. Congrats. #8763560

Debra R. Harder July 14, 2010

This is an AMAZING moment you've captured here, Laurie! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL FIRST PLACE WINNER! Deb #8763627

Mitch Spence level-classic July 14, 2010

I've never seen a flamingo with a chick, much less in an image as beautiful as this, Laurie. Congratulations. #8763636

Graham J. Weiss July 14, 2010

Stunning shot and beautifully treated Laurie. Boy am I glad I attend those NIK webinars! And an honour to share the podium with you!

Congrats. #8763751

Sam Britt July 14, 2010

Big Congrats on your first place win, Laurie! #8763931

Rona L. Schwarz July 14, 2010

This is simply phenomenal, Laurie! Perfect in every way! CONGRATULATIONS ON A STUNNING FIRST PLACE WINNER!! #8763963

Deborah Sandidge July 14, 2010

This is such a sweet capture, Laurie - congratulations on your exceptional winning image!! #8764276

Laurie A. Rubin July 14, 2010

Thank you so much for your wonderful, kind comments. I really appreciate it! :-) #8764440

Jennifer L. Alder July 14, 2010

Brilliant work! CONGRATS! #8764468

Mary K. Robison July 15, 2010

Outstanding in every way, Laurie!CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned First Place Winner!

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic July 15, 2010

This was my very favorite for the month - Congratulations! #8765192

Karen Celella level-deluxe July 15, 2010

Huge congratulations for your fabulous winner, Laurie! #8765213

Carol Eade level-addict July 15, 2010

A beautiful capture, Laurie, congratulations! #8765472

Tarun Bose July 15, 2010

Big congrats Laurie for your gold, I predicted. #8765766

Merna L. Nobile July 15, 2010

BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations on your Award for June, 2010. Merna #8765880

Phyllis H. Burchett July 15, 2010

Awesome capture, Congrats on this beautiful winner Laurie! #8766415

Nikki McDonald level-classic July 15, 2010

An awwww capture if I ever saw one, Laurie, and a delightful first place image. Congratulations. #8766747

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe July 15, 2010

Big Congratulations, Laurie on your outstanding and well deserved Gold winner!! #8766916

Kate Jackson level-classic July 16, 2010

Absolutely amazing capture Laurie! Well worth a 1st! #8767079

Mary K. Robison July 16, 2010

First Place, and now POTD? Why not? This sweet and beautiful capture deserves them!
Congratulations, Laurie!

Robert D. Proctor July 16, 2010

Beautiful Image....Congratulations! #8767101

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic July 16, 2010

Absolutely exquisite! and my first viewing of a baby Flamengo! #8767130

Joy Rector July 16, 2010

congrats on the POTD #8767225

Karen Celella level-deluxe July 16, 2010

Congratulations on your exceptionally cute POTD, Laurie! #8767248

Kim Andelkovic July 16, 2010

Congrats on POTD......truly deserving of the title. :-) #8767271

Ronald F. Fischer July 16, 2010

What a spectacular capture, Laurie! Congrats on the POTD!!! #8767279

Jessica Jenney July 16, 2010

Congratulations, Laurie on your gorgeous POTD! #8767321

Laura Kalcheff July 16, 2010

This is just fabulous beyond words. #8767335

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 16, 2010

What a sweet capture Laurie, love it!

Congrats on POTD!

jo ann c. #8767381

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic July 16, 2010

Absolutely outstanding. Congrats on the POTD.
JP #8767426

Patti Coblentz July 16, 2010

Congratulations on this outstanding POTD, Laurie!! #8767440

Nancy S. Kruskop July 16, 2010

One of my all-time favorites, Laurie! Congrats! #8767443

Jeffrey R. Bange July 16, 2010

Congratulations Laurie on a well deserved FIRST PLACE WIN. #8767447

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic July 16, 2010

on your very deserving POTD!

What a fantastic image! 8o) #8767455

Nancy L. Green level-classic July 16, 2010

SO PRECIOUS and SO well done!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! <>< #8767472

Beth W. DeBor level-classic July 16, 2010

It has all been said already! Congratulations, Laurie. #8767507

Anne M. Young level-addict July 16, 2010

Super Winner! Congrats #8767533

Melissa Olsen July 16, 2010

Congrats and this photo just captures my heart. #8767592

Rita K. Connell level-classic July 16, 2010

frist time see a chick, a very stunning picture and well deserve as a winner and POTD congratulation on both #8767601

Kelly S. Cavanaugh July 16, 2010

Such a wonderful image, Laurie! Congratulations on your first place win and POTD!!!! #8767645

Bill Houghton July 16, 2010

What a great image Laurie. Congratulations on your wins and POTD. Have a great day, Bill

If you have time, check out my website:
Bill Houghton Photography


Esther R. Tinz July 16, 2010

Absolutely Precious! Congratulations! #8767724

Phyllis H. Burchett July 16, 2010

Congrats on your POTD Laurie! #8767735

Songbird Cline level-classic July 16, 2010

sweet, charming, and beautiful.. you captured love and beauty.. gorgeous in every way!! #8767804

Kathleen Brennan July 16, 2010

Congrats on your gold and POTD! #8767837

Janie S. Oliver July 16, 2010

Congrats! Absolutely gorgeous. #8767897

Richard M. Waas level-addict July 16, 2010

Laurie you really hit the jackpot with tis image. Congrats on your Gold and POTD!! Well deserved........ #8767939

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic July 16, 2010

Such a heartwarming capture and BEAUTIFUL image!
Congratulations, Laurie, on your double-gold!
~♥~Lisa #8767947

Kathy Salerni level-classic July 16, 2010

What an endearing image, Laurie! Huge congrats on your 1st place win and POTD! Beautiful! #8768042

Karen E. Baumann July 16, 2010

An animal portrait like no other. This is so beautiful!!! Congratulations on your first place win and on your POTD!!! Well deserved, I might add. #8768064

Pam Bosch level-addict July 16, 2010

A breathtaking and touching image with the most exquisite color and light. WTG Laurie well deserved 1st Place and POTD!!! #8768073

Erica Murphy level-deluxe July 16, 2010

Stunning and gorgeous Laurie!! Congratulations on your POTD and your 1st Place WIN!!! #8768097

Anne McKinnell July 16, 2010

This is sooo precious! Congratulations on your POTD and first place winner!! #8768116

Cindy Bendush level-classic July 16, 2010

Absolutey beautiful and tender - Congratulations on your double achievement Laurie! #8768151

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe July 16, 2010

Incredibly sweet Laurie, congratulations on your big FIRST PLACE WIN and POTD!!!!


Donna #8768180

Christine Pentecost July 16, 2010

Absolutely beautiful! Congrats on your 1st place photo and POTD! #8768230

Debra R. Harder July 16, 2010

WTG, Laurie! Huge congratulations on your First Place Win and POTD!! Deb #8768239

Carol Teal July 16, 2010

WOW! I have never seen a baby flamingo before, and isn't it hard to believe those short little legs grow to be so long? A beautiful image and so worthy of the POTD and a first place win! A huge congrats! #8768323

Christine Lobsinger level-classic July 16, 2010

I second that WOWOWOWOWO! I never ever seen a baby flamingo either...
An OUTSTANDING CATCH Laurie!!! Perfectly displayed for all to witness...
I Wish you all the best in this one... CONGRATS TO YOU ON YOUR EP and POTD...and AWAITING FOR GOLD!!!


Christine Lobsinger level-classic July 16, 2010

OMG, Thank GOD I went back to take another look... CONGRATS TO YOU ON YOUR GOLD!!!!!!
CHRIS #8768366

Louie Zaninovich July 16, 2010

Excellent timing & composition! Perfect DOF and clarity, beautiful image! Your gallery is full of timely & creative compositions. Congrats on your gold & POTD! Louie #8768393

Shirley A. Kinney July 16, 2010

What an adorable capture, Laurie. #8768573

Karen L. Messick level-addict July 16, 2010

Congrats Laurie, well deserved! #8768599

Evy Johansen level-classic July 16, 2010

Ooooh, this is so adorable, Laurie!! Big congratulations on your win and your POTD!! #8768784

Carol Flisak level-addict July 16, 2010

Congratulations on your First Place Winner and POTD, Laure! What a beautiful image and a precious subject! #8768849

Laura E. Swan level-classic July 16, 2010

More than great!!!! 20/10!

-Laura Swan #8769147

Toni Riggs July 16, 2010

Really cute, congrats! #8769165

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe July 17, 2010

Congratulations on the win....lovely image...great capture....
Cheers! #8769911

Bill Foxworthy July 17, 2010

Outstanding image Laurie, congratulations X 2 #8769963

Sharon Sawyer July 17, 2010

Beautiful image, Laura!!!! HUGE congratulations on your well deserved POTD & First Place Win! #8770309

Kathleen R. Struckle July 17, 2010

Awesome image. Congrats on POTD and First Place Win. #8770401

Avril Young July 17, 2010

wow!!!! outstanding! fantastic capture...congrats on your win.. #8770603

Lindley Johnson level-classic July 18, 2010

So sweet! Congratulations on your first place win and POTD for this terrific capture, Laurie! #8771100

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic July 18, 2010

Wonderful capture Laurie!! Congrats on your First Place win - well deserved!!! This is one of my all time favorite bird photos! #8772317

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic July 21, 2010

glitter-graphics.com #8777716

Paula Showen July 27, 2010

ADORABLE! Congratulations on your well deserved win!!! #8790120

Liz blahh August 02, 2010

Superb, beautiful and wonderful! A well deserved congratulations!!! #8801797

Richard D. Love August 04, 2010

Congratulations, Laurie. Such a beautiful image with a wonderful story. Well done.

Rick #8805565

Chris Ebben August 05, 2010

What can I say, it's all been said. Your wait paid off big time. Congratulations on your First Place Win and POTD!! You have done extremely well=^..^= #8807219

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict September 13, 2010

Congratulations Laurie on your Win!!!

Dominick #8897114

Bunny Snow level-classic October 31, 2013

Every time I look at this beautiful image with its wonderful story, I smile and sense a wonderful cozy feeling.
Thank you.

Congratulations on your well done creation and winning image. #10885691

Carol Eade level-addict July 08, 2016

Congratulations on your All Time Winner! This is wonderful. #11493525

Alton I. Vance September 07, 2019

Great! #11775785

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


Did You Know?

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class.

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Winner BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE WinnerBetterPhoto.com Photo of the Day

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Laurie A. Rubin.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.