High Expectations

© Phyllis H. Burchett

High Expectations

Uploaded: December 09, 2013


Exif: F Number: 1.8, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 85.00 mm, Model: NIKON D800


Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe December 09, 2013

Outstanding! Sure we will see this again. #1555414

Michelle Tinger December 09, 2013

Great image, excellent lighting #10918290

Tammy D. Ferren level-classic December 09, 2013

This is a winner for sure, Phyllis. The comp, lighting....everything about it is perfect. May I ask how it was lit? Absolutely love it. #10918305

Michelle Alton December 09, 2013

Absolutely stunning portraiture. #10918312

Colette M. Metcalf December 10, 2013

Wonderful capture, Phyllis!! Hope to see this again. #10918608

Carol L. Fowler December 11, 2013

Masterful! Love the tones, lighting, composition, etc! #10919914

Michele Peterson level-classic December 14, 2013

Oh this is a winner, for sure! So cute, she looks so little and sweet!! #10921903

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 21, 2013

Ohhh Phyllis! This is adorable, a fave for me for sure!

Merry Christmas!

jo ann c. #10927104

Leslie McLain level-deluxe December 31, 2013

Stunning capture, Phyllis. Love it. #10932434

Karen Celella level-deluxe January 10, 2014

Outstanding in every way, Phyllis! #10942171

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe January 10, 2014

ABSOLUTELY adorable in every way! #10942295

Nadia Paul January 31, 2014

Congrats on this beautiful finalist Phyllis! #10961490

Bojan Bencic level-classic February 01, 2014

Fantastic photo, Phyllis. Congratulations on your win! #10961770

Leslie McLain level-deluxe February 01, 2014

Congrats on a stunning winner, Phyllis. #10961803

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe February 01, 2014

Knew this would be a winner. Congrats! #10961850

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe February 01, 2014

Huge congrats on a gorgeous winner, Phyllis!! #10961936

Michael M. Petrizzo February 01, 2014

Can't believe this didn't place higher. Beautiful image.

Michelle Alton February 01, 2014

Priceless image. Huge Congratulations, Phyllis. #10961992

Nancy Marie Ricketts February 01, 2014

Congratulations on your beautiful GOLD winner! #10962082

Jessica Jenney February 01, 2014

Congrats, Phyllis on your stunning win! #10962106

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict February 01, 2014

Picture book perfect, Phyllis!

Congrats on your win!
Debby #10962294

Rona L. Schwarz February 01, 2014

A stunning portrait, so very sweet and special, Phyllis! The lighting is exquisite! Huge Congrats to you for this marvelous Gold Winner! #10962384

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 01, 2014

Congrats on this outstanding 2nd Place Winner Phyllis!

So well deserved too!

jo ann c. #10962546

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe February 01, 2014

Big congratulations on your second place win, Phyllis! Love it! #10962902

Mariann Kovats level-classic February 01, 2014

Congratulations on this awesome winner Phyllis! I love it! #10963060

Katherine Kuhn level-classic February 01, 2014

Gorgeous capture, Phyllis -- so beautiful! Congratulations on your win!

Carol L. Fowler February 01, 2014

No surprise here! Congrats!! #10963160

Nadia Paul February 01, 2014

Congrats on a well deserved win Phyllis! #10963196

Marcel J. Fernandez February 01, 2014

Phyllis, this is an exceptional image! Wonderful light, comp, and subjects. This one was my pick for Grand Prize. #10963247

Phyllis H. Burchett February 01, 2014

Thank you so much everyone, your wonderful comments mean so much to me. #10963254

Kathy Salerni level-classic February 01, 2014

Oh, how adorable is this! Huge congrats on winning Gold for this wonderful shot, Phyllis! #10963274

Joannie Bertucci level-classic February 01, 2014

Congrats Phyllis on your amazing gold badge win...IMHO it's a Grand Prize Winner! #10963314

Susan D. Royce level-classic February 01, 2014

Wow! The tones and expression are beautiful, Phyllis. Congratulations! #10963332

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic February 02, 2014

This image fills my heart with joy, Phyllis.
Congratulations!!! #10963469

Colette M. Metcalf February 02, 2014

HUGE congrats to you on your WIN!!! #10963495

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe February 02, 2014

WOW...WOW...WOW...Congratulations on your second place win. In my opinion...this had GRAND PRIZE written all over it! LOVE IT!!!!!! #10963548

Claudia Kuhn level-classic February 02, 2014

What a wonderful winner, Phyllis, congratulations to you #10963748

Linda D. Lester level-classic February 02, 2014

Congratulations on your awesome win!

Linda S. Smith level-classic February 03, 2014

Outstanding capture Phyllis! Huge Congrats on a well deserved Gold Win! #10965262

Cindy Bendush level-classic February 03, 2014

Love the sense of emotion you've captured! Big congrats on your gold! #10965733

Sara B Coffey level-classic February 05, 2014

Congratulations Phyllis! Love the mood of this image w/ the gentle colors & textures! Truly beautiful!
Sara #10967137

Johnnie Ann Gaskill February 05, 2014

Congratulations, Phyllis, on this very beautiful photo! I am proud of you and for you. Keep up the excellent work! #10967508

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 06, 2014

Huge CONGRATZ on your terrific capture and Gold Winner, Phyllis!!!!

UB. #10968046

Merna L. Nobile February 23, 2014

A new year, new photos and plenty awards to go around. Congratulations!

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 11, 2016


Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict January 16, 2017

Congrats on all your wins, Phyllis, for this lovely image! #11554537

Jeffrey R. Bange January 16, 2017

Congratulations Phyllis on your well deserved POTD. #11554542

Nancy L. Green level-classic January 16, 2017

FANTASTIC capture Phyllis, CONGRATULATIONS!! <>< #11554600

Mike F. Anderson level-classic January 16, 2017

This is a beautiful shot and composition Phyllis! Wonderful lighting and mood. Congrats on your POTD. #11554637

Chuck Green level-classic January 16, 2017

Priceless image, Phyllis! Congrats! <>< #11554673

Phyllis H. Burchett January 16, 2017

Thank you everyone!

Phyllis H. Burchett January 16, 2017

Thank you everyone!

Michelle Alton January 16, 2017

Absolutely fantastic. This should make a triple gold. #11554792

Laura Greene January 17, 2017

Congratulations, Phyllis!!!

Laura Greene January 17, 2017

Congratulations, Phyllis!!!

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic January 20, 2017

Lovely POTD, and congratulations on all your gold medals! #11555786

Garth D. Beatty level-classic January 24, 2017

Very Nice! #11556895

Garth D. Beatty level-classic January 24, 2017

Very Nice! #11556896

Phyllis H. Burchett January 24, 2017

Thanks for the lovely comments everyone! #11556979

James Kooper January 25, 2017

A very good shot it is! #11557005

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