Mother and child

Uploaded: December 13, 2007 10:23:28


Window light
17 hours old baby

Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 60.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 30D


Robert K. Bemus level-classic December 13, 2007

Great photo, Stefania!! #807705

Dr. Harmeet Singh December 13, 2007

Gorgeous.Very cute capture... #5206137

Yulianto Soeroso December 13, 2007

lovely shot you catch the emotional stefania #5206176

Laurence Saliba level-classic December 13, 2007

This is so BEAUTIFUL Stefania!!!! A classic indeed!!! I LOVE it!!!! #5206200

Evy Johansen level-classic December 13, 2007

Absolutely adorable, Stefania!! #5206240

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe December 13, 2007

SO PRECIOUS Stefania!!! Such a wonderful capture of a moment in time!!! I suspect this one will be treasured!!! #5206292

Maria Warren level-classic December 13, 2007

omg wow this photo is too sweet I just love it makes me smile and makes me wanna have another baby:D very nice job on this #5206293

Jennifer L. Alder December 14, 2007

ADORABLE, Stef!! :) #5206303

Jennifer L. Alder December 14, 2007

ADORABLE, Stef!! :) #5206304

Barbara Waldoch level-classic December 14, 2007

Fantastic composition, gorgeous capture, Stefania! #5206308

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe December 14, 2007

A beautiful capture, Stefania! The baby indeed looks like he/she was just born. A great memory! #5206322

Lorraine A. Cook December 14, 2007

The look...of love!

Precious capture, Stefania<:)) #5206391

MELODIE C. ROBERTS December 14, 2007

And she will cradle him like that for the rest of his life

This Is a Capture to be Savored Stef!!! #5206434

Manuel Barrera December 14, 2007

Beautiful framing, great pose, Stefania #5206455

Joy Rector December 14, 2007

excellent shot #5206464

Colleen Braun December 14, 2007

wonderful... #5206581

Stephen Zacker December 14, 2007

What a moment you captured. This will always be a treasured image #5206637

Aimee S. McMaster December 14, 2007

....a stunning moment Stefania...lovely portraiture...Aimee #5206686

Carla Metzler December 14, 2007

A beautiful capture, Stefania! #5206741

Nina Shields level-addict December 14, 2007

Stefania, what a wonderful keepsake portrait; love any shot that depicts "relationship" and you've captured the true essence of mother and child; awesome! #5206766

Rhonda Burger December 14, 2007

This is fantastic Stefania. I love the feeling. Great lighting and comp. Rhonda #5206770

Eugenio Diaz December 14, 2007

Your portraits are so excellent - very special - and very soulful!...This is another excellent example of your high standard of work. CONGRATULATIONS! #5206933

Ross Throndson December 14, 2007

Lovely Image & Capture, Stef.....There's nothing like having a Newborn!! :-) #5206992

Ray Thoms December 14, 2007

Wonderful image Stefania.... #5207032

Amy JACKSON level-classic December 14, 2007

Fantastic portrait, Stefania!! #5207052

Peggy J. Maguire December 14, 2007

Gorgeous Stefania!! #5207063

Melissa G. Meiselman December 14, 2007

Incredible photo of this very special moment to be treasured forever, Stefania!! #5207353

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna December 14, 2007

Presious portrait and so beautifully captured, Stefania!!!!! ♫ k #5207450

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic December 14, 2007

GORGEOUS/PRICELESS portrait!!! I LOVE it, Stefania!!!! <>< #5207718

cheryl m. phillips December 14, 2007

Ok, this is my new favorite!!!
SOOOOOOO sweet!!!!
~cheryl #5207773

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 14, 2007

Awwww, sooo sweet! This is a true treasure for the family!

Merry Christmas!

jo ann c. #5207790

Joseph N. DiGilio December 14, 2007

WOW! You have captured pure joy in this frame. You sure photograph people, especially children, well. I think you are gifted.
I like this POV. I must remember to try it myself. KUDOS #5207809

Heather L. Haderly December 14, 2007

Outstanding Stefania!!! Love it!!! #5207862

Anita Hogue December 14, 2007

Now, this has the WOW factor, Stefania!
Adorable capture! #5207909

John Connolly December 14, 2007

What a classic image, Stefania! This is one precious capture. #5207950

Paul E. Earl December 14, 2007

What a precious image! Lovely, Stefania! #5208234

Brett Dolsen December 14, 2007

Beautifull Stefania!!
Brett #5208382

Ken Smith level-classic December 14, 2007

Oh my....WOW! Excellent work, Stefania. I'm sure the mom loves this work of art!! #5208464

Roxanne M. Bubar December 14, 2007

WOW this is just Magnificent.
Outstanding emotion.
Beautiful lighting.
Fantastic and creative presentation #5208510

John Lewis level-classic December 14, 2007

this is the true look of LOVE well done!!!! W #5208610

Sandra R. Alvey December 14, 2007

What a precious and memorable capture Stef!! The sense of emotion and love in this capture is truly amazing. AWESOME job hon!! #5208905

Stefania Barbier level-addict December 14, 2007

thank you soooo much for your kind comments! #5209166

Margaret R. Barry level-classic December 15, 2007

Beautiful capture, Stefania! #5209433

Kathy Reeves December 15, 2007

Stunning and touching capture of mother and child!! #5209436

Gail Vitikacs level-classic December 15, 2007 these! I am sure the mom loves them too! #5209812

Alison Krylowski December 15, 2007

Wow! Fantastic composition here Stefania! Such a special shot, I really love it! #5209920

Kristi A. Howson December 15, 2007

Very beautiful framing of this special moment Stefania! #5210253

Nancy L. Green level-classic December 15, 2007

What a moment Stefania, beautifully captured!! <>< #5212009

Stefania Barbier level-addict December 16, 2007

thank you Nancy, Kristi, Alison, Gail, Kathy, and Margaret!!! #5212484

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic December 16, 2007

Such a stunning image of pure love!
--Lisa #5212680

Laurie Daily level-deluxe December 16, 2007

Filled with joy and feeling of absolute and perfect love...beautiful, Stefania! #5213967

Silvio Grech December 16, 2007

You have captured a beautiful moment here! This is simply beautiful! #5214739

Sheryl A. Hudson level-deluxe December 16, 2007

What a beautiful tender scene! I am sure the mother will treasure this! Beautiful work Stefania!!! #5215144

Lynn Haack December 16, 2007

Excellent portrait...perfect lighting, clarity and tones and what a beautiful moment captured. This mommy must be so delighted with this wonderful photo! Congrats on EFP! Lynn #5216160

ronda chatelle level-classic December 16, 2007

I love this one too! Stefania you have Truly captured the feel of becoming a new Mom! #5216443

Stefania Barbier level-addict December 17, 2007

thank you Lisa, Silvio, Sheryl, Lynn, and Ronda! #5216828

Cathy Stancil December 18, 2007

Absolutely gorgeous series, Stefania! Excellent work! This is beautiful... #5224761

Jodi Zimmer December 19, 2007

Wow...this caught my eye on EFP. So lovely. #5227885

Stefania Barbier level-addict December 26, 2007

thank you Cathy and Jodi!!! #5255668

Peggy J. Maguire January 07, 2008

Excellent shot Stefania..... #5303991

Steven E. Ray January 11, 2008

Both subjects are breath taking! Incredibly beautiful women and miracle baby representing new life. Great photo Stefania! #5324468

Stefania Barbier level-addict January 12, 2008

thank you Steven and Peggy! #5328701

William F. Clair January 22, 2008

A photo that will live for generations!!! #5375024

Su Sana E. P level-classic February 12, 2008

Stef, huge Congratulations on this most lovely POTD image and Win!! ♫ ♫ ♫ #5481989

Avril Young February 12, 2008

Stunning photo...congrats!!!!
too beautiful for words! #5481994

Paul E. Earl February 12, 2008

WOWHOO!!! A POTD! Fantastic!! #5482000

Toni Riggs February 12, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS Stefania! A well deserved POTD! #5482001

Mary K. Robison February 12, 2008

Delightful portrait, Stefania!
CONGRATULATIONS on your well-earned POTD! #5482019

Cindy Bendush level-classic February 12, 2008

Congrats on your POTD Stef! WTG!!! #5482029

Pat Gamwell February 12, 2008

FABULOUS portrait..WTG ON POTD!!! #5482033

Helen N. McHugh February 12, 2008

Such a beautiful capture, Stefania! Congrats on your POTD!! #5482041

Margaret R. Barry level-classic February 12, 2008

Congratulations on your stunning POTD, Stefania! #5482093

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 12, 2008

wow this is such a surprise... :-))) thank you so much everyone for your comments and continuous support! #5482096

Lynne Morris level-classic February 12, 2008

WTG girl, huge congratulations on this beautiful POTD, well deserved Stefania! #5482108

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic February 12, 2008

HUGE congratulations,Stefania on this most beautiful POTD! #5482112

Jennifer L. Alder February 12, 2008

hhhhhhhhhhhhuge C o n g r a t s!!!!!!!!
Stef, this is just a treasure- a very well deserved POTD my dear! :) #5482118

Silvio Grech February 12, 2008


Joseph N. DiGilio February 12, 2008

Congratulations, Stefania. This is a very special image. It is nice to see it get this recognition. #5482145

February 12, 2008

Incredible! It takes my breath away it is soooo beautiful. #5482151

Amy JACKSON level-classic February 12, 2008

Congratulations on your wonderful POTD, Stefania!!! :) #5482173

Bill Houghton February 12, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful POTD. Bill

Check out my personal website at:

Bill Houghton Photography


Barbara Waldoch level-classic February 12, 2008

Congratulations on POTD, Stefania! WTG! :-)

The flowers I am posting now (and for the past 5 months) mostly come from 2 weeks shooting in the spring. Western Australia is full of flowers then (September), I didn't even go far from home. It makes up for time like now, when only a few flowers bloom, because it's so hot. #5482221

Sheryl A. Hudson level-deluxe February 12, 2008

Congratulations on your WELL EARNED POD Stefania!!!! What a touching and beautiful portrait!!! #5482286

Manuel Barrera February 12, 2008

Congratulations, Stefania #5482331

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 12, 2008

Such a beautiful photo, Stefania, and a wonderful and deserved POTD. Congratulations! #5482390

Aimee S. McMaster February 12, 2008

...warm congratulations on your wonderful POTD, Stefania....Aimee #5482431

Ed Heaton February 12, 2008

Nicely done Stefania! Congrats on EP & POTD! #5482477

Anna Diederich February 12, 2008

Congratlations on your well deserved POTD, Stefania!! :) #5482489

William C. Raco level-classic February 12, 2008

Wonderful photo, Stefania
Congratulations on the POTD! #5482496

Carol Sawyer February 12, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful portrait, Stefania! #5482498

Stephen Zacker February 12, 2008

Just a wonderful moment. Big Congratulations :-) #5482509

Judyann Plante February 12, 2008

One of my favorites, Steph! Congratulations on this outstanding POTD!

Judyann <>< #5482536

MELODIE C. ROBERTS February 12, 2008

Now I know why the didn't give it the Finalist Nod
Congratulations Stef!!!! #5482544

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic February 12, 2008

Wooooooohooooooo, Stefania!
CONGRATS on this beautiful POTD!!!!!!
Love this image!
~♥~Lisa #5482557

Colette M. Metcalf February 12, 2008

Congratulations on your POTD!!! #5482573

Laurie Daily level-deluxe February 12, 2008

Congrats, Stefania, on this outstanding POTD!!! I have always loved this one! #5482598

Ken Smith level-classic February 12, 2008

Excellent, Stefania. So glad to see your mom/child series recognized. Congrats!! #5482620

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict February 12, 2008

Hearty congrats on your POTD, Stefania, for this outstanding, beautiful, and powerful image!
-Debby #5482694

Michael S. Lazarus February 12, 2008

Congratulations on your photo of the day Stefania. This is a very special image you have created. #5482717

Ray Clarke February 12, 2008

How did we miss this shot? Congratulation on your POTD Stefania!!!(R&A) #5482738

Joy Rector February 12, 2008

congrats on the POTD #5482755

Megan p February 12, 2008

This is so special Stefania!! Congratulations on your POTD!! #5482806

Anita Hogue February 12, 2008

A big Congratulations on this wonderful POTD, Stefania! #5482875

Linda D. Lester level-classic February 12, 2008

I have loved these shots with mothere and child. Congratultions on your POTD! #5482932

David Phalen February 12, 2008

BIG Congrats on a well deserved POTD!! #5482970

Laurence Saliba level-classic February 12, 2008

:))))))) this really made my day today!!! Super happy for you Stefania!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!! #5483044

Josselyne Klecanda February 12, 2008

Wow! what a great shot. Congrats #5483071

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic February 12, 2008

Awesome!!! Congratulations Stefania.
JP #5483148

Sharon King February 12, 2008

A HUGE Congratulations Stef on this Beautiful POTD!!! I am so happy for you! #5483263

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna February 12, 2008

WOW!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your POTD, Stefania!!!!!!!! :-) ♫ k #5483275

Lynn Haack February 12, 2008

This is such an amazing photo. I knew it was very special the first time I saw it. A BIG CONGRATS on your excellent and touching POTD! WTG, Stefania!! Lynn #5483298

Cathy Barrows February 12, 2008

Congrats on your POTD...beautiful pose #5483354

Jean E. Hildebrant February 12, 2008

What a beautiful composition, capturing the joy of motherhood so wonderfully! Congratulations on your well deserved honor, Stefania! #5483375

anonymous February 12, 2008

Congratulations Stef on your Gorgeous well deserved POTD! B- #5483400

Kathy L. Clark February 12, 2008

Stef I'm so happy for you. Congrats on your awesome POTD. Hooray!!!!! #5483406

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 12, 2008

Ohhhh Steph! This is a well deserved recognition! I am so proud for you ~ I adored this the moment I saw it and it is soo special!

Congrats again on BP POTD

jo ann c. #5483438

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe February 12, 2008

Congratulations on your POTD, Stefania! Well deserved! #5483532

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic February 12, 2008

AWESOME!!!! So THRILLED to see this as the POTD!!!! CONGRATULATIONS, Stefania!!! <>< #5483657

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe February 12, 2008

Congrats on your beautiful POTD !!! #5483747

Rhonda Burger February 12, 2008

Congrats. This POTD is SOOOOO well deserved. Rhonda #5483750

Alison Krylowski February 12, 2008

Congratulations, Stefania! You deserve it! #5483843

Nadya Johnson February 12, 2008

Very beautiful, Stefania! Congrats!! #5483879

Cheryl Meisel February 12, 2008

Wonderful portrait of two beauties.
BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this darling shot.
Cherylm #5483881

Evy Johansen level-classic February 12, 2008

BIG congratulations on your wonderful and well deserved POTD, Stefania!! #5483891

Jeana Clark February 12, 2008

Beautiful capture and congrats on this EXCELLENT POTD!!!

~J~ #5483903

Elida Gutierrez February 12, 2008

Congratulations on your POTD!!!! #5483908

Carolyn M. DAlessandro February 12, 2008

A warm and amazing moment capture here...frozen in time and what a moment it is. Beautiful! Outstanding! Oh,Yes,congratulations on your POTD. #5483977

Datha Y. Thompson February 12, 2008

Oh so BEAUTIFUL and just Precious Stefania!!!! Congratulations!!! :0) #5484007

Milan Banik February 12, 2008

excellent work,deserving potd. congratulations #5484138

Kristi A. Howson February 12, 2008

Congratulations Stefania on POTD!!! This is such an incredible photograph that captures that special moment between mother & child. #5484182

Robert Baer February 12, 2008

This moment is so special and you captured it so beautifully!! congrats on your POTD #5484184

RC Fritz February 12, 2008

Amazing... Congratulations on your POTD!! #5484193

Terri Beloit February 12, 2008

Awesome capture, Stef! Beautiful light, clarity and subject...congrats on's a perfect choice!! #5484202

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict February 12, 2008

Congratulations Stefania on your POTD win!!!!!

Dominick #5484216

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 12, 2008

How very sweet Stefania!! I'm very happy for you, a great potd!!! #5484269

Colleen Farrell February 12, 2008

Woohoo!!! WTG, Stefania!! Congratulations on a very well-deserved POTD!! #5484326

Angela Azzinnaro February 12, 2008

Stef- CONGRATS on this BEAUTIFUL capture & your POTD!!!!!!!! #5484349

Robert K. Bemus level-classic February 12, 2008

WTG, Stefania!!! #5484416

Raymond Pauly level-classic February 12, 2008

Beautiful, Stefania!! So glad to see this as POTD! Big congratulations to you, my friend! #5484484

Michelle L. Frick February 12, 2008

Congratulations on your gorgeous POTD Stefania!!! #5484574

Michelle L. Frick February 12, 2008

Congratulations on your gorgeous POTD Stefania!!! #5484575

William F. Clair February 12, 2008

You deserve this one!!! Over the top!!! #5484616

Ronna D. Conseen February 12, 2008

Excellent shot! Definately a favorite. Can you fill us in on the technical stuff? Thanks!! #5484651

Autum Rhoades February 12, 2008

Brilliant work on this Stefania! The expression, the lighting - all is fabulous! Congrats on your POTD! #5484653

Kathy Reeves February 12, 2008

Congratulations on yourPOTD!! I am so glad to see this one again!! Outstanding!!! #5484864

Melissa Olsen February 12, 2008

Congrats on POTD!! #5485454

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 12, 2008

Congrats Stefania on your wonderful and well deserved POTD!! #5485597

Sylvia Rossler February 12, 2008

Big Big congrats on your beautiful POTD Stefania :O) #5485644

Heather February 12, 2008


Patricia Ronan February 12, 2008

Beautiful! Congrats on your POTD:) #5485973

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton February 12, 2008

BIG CONGRATULATIONS on this lovely POTD!! #5485990

Jan Tajcnar February 12, 2008

Beautiful image Stephania! So precious! Congrats on you POTD! #5486073

Claudia Kuhn level-classic February 12, 2008

Wonderful Stefania, big congrats on your potd!! #5486152

Cassie L. Woodlee February 12, 2008

Well deserved POTD!!! Congrats Stefania!!!!!!!!! #5486163

Ann Mulholland February 12, 2008

what an amazing photo...congrats!!! #5486619

Connie J. Bagot February 12, 2008

Such a wonderful photo and deserving POTD---totally beautiful capture of such a tender moment. Congratulations! #5486655

Christian Rosito February 12, 2008

Priceless, beautiful moment captured here, Fortunate baby! Congratulations!! #5486817

Arnie Horwitz level-deluxe February 12, 2008

Congratulations on this great POTD, Stefania! #5487170

cheryl m. phillips February 12, 2008

How exciting Stefania!!
~cheryl #5487419

ronda chatelle level-classic February 12, 2008

WOW Stefania! I am so happy for you! Congratulations on this WELL DESERVED POTD! Way to GO!!!!! #5487443

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic February 12, 2008

Precious and tender moment. Congrats on the POTD. #5487475

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe February 13, 2008

Oh yah!!! Congratulations Stefania!! Heather and I have talked repeatedly about this one, and how beautiful it is!! #5487619

Chua Wee Boo February 13, 2008

HUGE congrats on this BEAUTFIUL POTD,Stefania! #5487930

Dawn Schwack level-addict February 13, 2008

Hi Stefania! Congratulations on you POTD! I recognized your name right away and always new I'd see your work again! What a beautiful picture! ~ Dawn #5489343

Nancy L. Green level-classic February 13, 2008

HUGE congratulations on a wonderful POTD my friend, beautifully done!! <>< #5492181

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar February 14, 2008

wow!! POTD!!!! huge congrats my dear friend! you rock! #5492810

Debra R. Harder February 14, 2008

I LOVE this, Stefania! Big congratulations on your POTD! Beautiful work! Deb #5494608

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 15, 2008

thank you so much everyone, your support means so much to me! #5499292

Jennifer L. Taranto February 23, 2008

POTD - very impressive girl :) Congrats! #5538848

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 24, 2008

:-) thank you so much Jen...! #5547114

Sherri Gorman February 27, 2008

Congratulations on your AWESOME POTD!!! Beautiful!!!! #5563601

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 28, 2008

thank you Sherri! #5565005

Gail Vitikacs level-classic February 28, 2008

Wowser! This is one outstanding photo...BIG Congratulations on this! #5567377

Margie M. Heldt February 28, 2008

What a treasure for any mother, father or grandparents!

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 01, 2008

thank you so much Gail and Margie! #5576305

Kathy Reeves March 01, 2008

Congratulations on the stunning POTD!!! #5576552

Sam Britt March 01, 2008

Congratulations on this terrific POTD, Stefania. #5579698

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 02, 2008

thank you Kathy and Sam! #5580480

Daniella Puente March 05, 2008

This is priceless and for sure everybody has told you that! but feelings and moment you captured are really special Stefania! Also the light and crop makes this a GREAT POTD :-)))) congrats! #5594918

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 09, 2008

thank you Daniella! #5617741

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic April 01, 2008

Awwwwwwww, very sweet! #5730878

Stefania Barbier level-addict April 23, 2008

thank you Shelly! #5831105

Jim Baines November 01, 2008

The one has stopped me and demanded my attention a number of times since you originally posted it. I don't think the get any better than this! Exceptional, Stef, truly exceptional! #6692754

Stefania Barbier level-addict November 02, 2008

:-) Thank you Jim...! #6696707

Erica Murphy level-deluxe November 03, 2008

Very sweet shot Stefania! #6704237

Jean B. Hall November 04, 2008

Incredible shot. So very moving! #6705036

Bill Knaps December 02, 2008

A beautiful portrait Stefania. Wow...Bill #6838831

Bill Knaps December 02, 2008

Congrats on your well deserved EP and Photo of The Day. Bill #6838833

Stefania Barbier level-addict December 02, 2008

thank you Bill... #6838898

Manuel Barrera December 02, 2008

well deserved, a great big congrat #6838901

Stefania Barbier level-addict December 02, 2008

thank you Manuel... #6839043

Jim Baines January 05, 2009

This remains one of my FAVORITE photos on this entire BP site! Why it has never been a Finalist or Winner I just cannot comprehend! I am convinced that eventually it will get there. I certainly wouldn't give up on it! It is simply an incredible photo! Top notch stuff, Stef!! #6985324

Stefania Barbier level-addict January 05, 2009

thank you Jim... :-))) #6985721

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic October 10, 2009

Talk about being behind. This is the first time I saw this, Stef. Instant fav. Just priceless. #8024409

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 10, 2009

:0))) thank you Mary Beth! #8024970

Christine Lobsinger level-classic March 31, 2010

Hi Stef... haven't been around to see your wonderful gallery in awhile.. I am glad I did!

Your 'portfolio' is A++++++

I love this one too.. I missed it before!



SMILING #8499650

Mervyn Dublin April 23, 2010

Excellent shot, brilliantly done! #8563401

Stefania Barbier level-addict April 23, 2010

Chris, Mervyn: thank you! #8563405

Nikki McDonald level-classic July 01, 2010

Just saw this in Editor's Picks, Stef -- congratulations. I'm so very glad to see it as a resubmission -- it deserved the POTD but definitely deserves another gold, too. #8728731

Stefania Barbier level-addict July 02, 2010

thank you Nikki! #8729631

Nikki McDonald level-classic July 12, 2010

It's on its way -- congratulations on the Finalist, Stef. #8751320

Tammy Espino July 12, 2010

Congrats on another awesome finalist :) #8751578

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict July 12, 2010

Congrats, Stef! Hope this gets the gold!
Debby #8753419

Cassie L. Woodlee July 12, 2010

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist!! #8753792

anonymous July 12, 2010

Congratulations Stef on you beautiful finalist! #8754145

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic July 12, 2010

You've captured the emotion so beautifully. Congrats on this awesome finalist! #8754189

Mukesh Srivastava July 12, 2010

Huge congrats for another outstanding Finalist Win, Stef!!!! Good luck for the Gold!!!!! A Winner for sure..... #8755050

Patti Coblentz July 12, 2010

Congratulations on this very beautiful finalist, Stef! #8755311

Sherran Andersen level-classic July 12, 2010

Congrats again. #8755592

Christine Lobsinger level-classic July 12, 2010

Congrats Stef...

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic July 13, 2010

One of my all time favourites of you,Stef! Congratulations !!!! #8756014

Stephen Zacker July 13, 2010

Very Touching moment :-) Congratulations #8756119

Ann Mulholland July 13, 2010

beautiful photo! congrats #8756271

Chris Schlosser July 13, 2010

What a beautiful, touching, photo Stefania! Congrats on your FINALIST! #8756675

Anita Hogue July 13, 2010

Congratulations on this tender and beautiful capture, Stefania! #8756734

Val Feldman level-deluxe July 13, 2010

Superb work...just breathtaking in all it's tenderness and happiness...Huge congrats and all the best in the upcoming round...this deserves top billing.... ~Val #8757066

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic July 13, 2010

Wonderful capture of the moment, a keep-safe for sure. Belated CONGRATZ on the POTD Award and huge CONGRATZ on the Finalist Award, Stef!

UB. #8757170

Irene Colling level-classic July 13, 2010

Congratulations on another excellent finalists image. #8757175

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe July 13, 2010

Beautiful, Stefania! Wish I had had one of these taken when my sons were babies! Congratulations!
kk #8757292

Margaret R. Barry level-classic July 13, 2010

YAY... a long time favorite of mine. Congratulations Stefania! #8757331

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic July 13, 2010

One of my favorite photo of all time. Big congrats on this finalist. Am sure we will see it again with more gold.
JP #8757348

Aimee S. McMaster July 13, 2010

..such a beauty...congratulations again Stef... #8757443

Julianne Bradford July 13, 2010

Such a masterpiece for generations to come Stefania! Hope it goes all the way to Gold! #8757545

Mary E. Lake July 13, 2010

A precious memory for this mom & baby, wonderful lighting. CONGRAUTLATIONS on your FINALIST, I'll be looking for this one to go GOLD!! Best of luck, :) #8757577

Laurence Saliba level-classic July 13, 2010

An all time favorite of mine Stefania!! Congratulations and I hope it get Gold this time around!! #8757597

Jodi Zimmer July 13, 2010

Congratulations Stef!! #8757645

Gina Cormier level-classic July 13, 2010

Congrats on this beauty Stef!!! #8757709

Susie Peek-Swint July 13, 2010

Many congrats Stefania ~ wonderful capture! #8757887

Raymond Pauly level-classic July 13, 2010

Lovely finalist, Stef! Congratulations! #8757997

Kerry Hill July 13, 2010

Huge congratulations Stef, gorgeous finalist..good luck! #8758687

Patricia Seidler July 13, 2010

Congratulations Stef. Looks like a winner to me! #8759580

Patrick Rouzes level-classic July 13, 2010

It's a looooooong way down, Stefania! CONGRATULATIONS & good luck ,my friend! #8759628

Gail Vitikacs level-classic July 13, 2010

Wonderful....this is going for the gold! Congrats! #8759847

Robert K. Bemus level-classic July 13, 2010

Congratulations on your Finalist, Stef-- best of luck!! #8759982

Debra R. Harder July 13, 2010

I've always loved this image, Stef! It's a GOLD winner in my book all the way. Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL finalist! Deb #8760182

Cindy Bendush level-classic July 13, 2010

Congratulations on your Finalist Stef! #8760315

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic July 14, 2010

on your POTD, and FINALIST~! 8o) #8761484

Claudia Kuhn level-classic July 14, 2010

Wonderful portrait Stef! Big congrats on your first place winner #8762277

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic July 14, 2010

on your very deserving FIRST PLACE WINNER! 8o) #8762305

Deborah Sandidge July 14, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful winning image!

Bojan Bencic level-classic July 14, 2010

Congratulations on your fantastic win, Stefania. #8762351

David Phalen July 14, 2010

BIG Congrats on a fabulous First Place Winner!! #8762404

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic July 14, 2010

Loved this the first time I saw it, Stef. Had WINNER written all over it. Huge congrats on your FIRST PLACE GOLD. Spectacular. #8762411

Patti Coblentz July 14, 2010

So wonderful, Stef...congratulations on your 1st place win...this is a very special image! #8762428

Tammy Espino July 14, 2010

Huge Congrats!! :) #8762482

Melissa G. Meiselman July 14, 2010

Congratulations, Stefinia on this stunning first place winner!! WTG #8762615

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna July 14, 2010

WTG on your first place win, Stefania! :-) k #8762617

Christine Lobsinger level-classic July 14, 2010

SMILING #8762767

Patrick Rouzes level-classic July 14, 2010

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on the well-deserved & phenomenal GOLD MEDAL WINNER, Stafania! WTG, my friend! #8762827

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe July 14, 2010

Congratulations on your win beautiful! #8762848

Linda D. Lester level-classic July 14, 2010

What a loving shot....Congratulations! #8762903

Lorna Shutter July 14, 2010

Huge CONGRATULATIONS on your POTD and 1st Place Win for this beautiful image, Stefania!!!!! WTG, my friend!!! :) Photobucket #8762973

Irene Colling level-classic July 14, 2010

I'll repeat what Linda wrote...what a loving shot you captured.

Congratulations on your win. #8763109

Dianna Murphy July 14, 2010

Congratulations, very sweet. #8763128

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic July 14, 2010

My wish came true. Fabulous - Huge congrats Stef.
JP #8763136

Cindy Bendush level-classic July 14, 2010

Beautiful winner - finally! - big congratulations Stef!!! #8763167

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict July 14, 2010

Persistence pays when you have such an awesome image, Stef!

Hardy congrats on your First Place Win!

Debby #8763247

Michelle Alton July 14, 2010

This one was destined to climb the tallest ladder, Stefania! Congratulations! #8763293

Raymond Pauly level-classic July 14, 2010

Congratulations on your deserved win, Stef! #8763317

Aimee S. McMaster July 14, 2010

....yes...yes...yes...yippppeeeee Stef....hugs; so happy for you my sweet friend...congratulations.... #8763529

Anita Hogue July 14, 2010

Congratulations! #8763536

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe July 14, 2010

I loved this image from the moment I saw it!!! I'm so glad you resubmitted it! An outstanding FIRST PLACE WINNER!!! I'm very happy for you Stef!!! #8763577

Sharon Sawyer July 14, 2010

Stef, Congratulations on your brilliant POTD & First Place Winner!!! #8763593

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe July 14, 2010

Beautiful shot, well deserved, congratulations! #8763610

Debra R. Harder July 14, 2010

WTG, Stef!! So happy to see you win FIRST PLACE with this BEAUTIFUL image! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS! WHOOOOO-HOOOOO!!! Deb #8763637

Mitch Spence level-classic July 14, 2010

Congratulations on your lovely, touching first place win, Stefania. #8763652

Ken Smith level-classic July 14, 2010

Well it's about time on this one...persistence certainly paid off. Congrats on your win, Steff! #8763688

Gail Vitikacs level-classic July 14, 2010

WAY TO GO STEF! Incredible win and richly deserved! #8763742

Graham J. Weiss July 14, 2010

Stunning capture Stefania.

Beautiful image, and congratulations. #8763785

anonymous July 14, 2010

Congratulations Stef on you Beautiful win!!! #8763795

Mary E. Lake July 14, 2010

YIPPEE Stefania!! CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful photo!! Well deserved!! I'm so happy for you! :) #8763816

Val Feldman level-deluxe July 14, 2010

My baby days are over but had I known you "back in the day" and saw this image, I'd be pounding on your door for a keepsake such as this! :) A marvelously touching and much deserved First Place win! Congratulations!!! #8763847

Jessica Jenney July 14, 2010

Congratulations, Stefania on your beautiful First Place win! So sweet! #8763927

Sam Britt July 14, 2010

Big Congrats on your first place win, Stefania! #8763969

Rona L. Schwarz July 14, 2010

Very, very special moment that I am sure will be treasured throughout a lifetime, Stefania!! MANY CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FIRST PLACE WINNER AND YOUR POTD! #8763976

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic July 14, 2010

HUGE congratulations,Stef !!!! #8764331

Robert K. Bemus level-classic July 14, 2010

Congratulations on your well deserved win, Stefania!!! #8764431

Chris Henning July 14, 2010

Congrats, Stef! This is an all time fav of mine:) #8764441

Laurence Saliba level-classic July 14, 2010

Thats more like it!!! BIG CONGRATULATIONS Stefania!!!! #8764460

Jennifer L. Alder July 14, 2010

This one is popular no matter where it goes! :)
Congrats my dear. #8764467

Margaret R. Barry level-classic July 14, 2010

Congratulations on this awesome winner, Stefania! #8764485

Mukesh Srivastava July 15, 2010

This is the finest image I have ever seen on Mother and Child... It deserves much more.....

Huge congratulations on First Place Win, Stef!!!!!! #8764503

Erin Appelbaum July 15, 2010

Awesome winner Stefania. Congrats. Peter #8764581

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 15, 2010

Congrats Stefanai on this Wonderful 1st Place Win! Jeff #8764629

Mary K. Robison July 15, 2010

What a well-deserved First Place Win!
A huge CONGRATULATIONS to you, Stef! #8764676

Joseph N. DiGilio July 15, 2010

Congratulations Stef. This image has been one of my favorite favorites since I first saw it. It's moving and very inspiring. #8764837

Lorraine A. Cook July 15, 2010

HUGE CONGRATS on this sweet capture, Stefania!! WTG...FIRST PLACE WIN!!!<:)) #8765019

Roxanne M. Bubar July 15, 2010

Magnificent image.
A big congrats to you. #8765063

Karen Celella level-deluxe July 15, 2010

Huge congratulations for your fabulous winner, Stephanie! #8765228

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic July 15, 2010

This calls for a celebration, woohoo! Congrats Stefania. #8765294

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe July 15, 2010

Huge congrats on this extremely awesome winner, Stef!!!!!! #8765382

Amanda O. Cannon July 15, 2010

CONGRATS on this moving, loving and well deserved win #8765393

Stephen Zacker July 15, 2010

This is Fantastic. Congratulations #8765656

Lynne Morris level-classic July 15, 2010

WTG Stef, Delighted to see this get a well deserved gold at last, Huge Congratulations. #8765711

Tarun Bose July 15, 2010

Big congrats for your Gold, Stefania. #8765760

Mike Clime July 15, 2010

Congratulations on your winner! #8765762

John Connolly July 15, 2010

Huge congratulations in your first prize win Stefania! A brilliant available light capture! #8766023

Gina Cormier level-classic July 15, 2010

Congrats on this fabulous WINNER!!!!!!! #8766169

Carol L. Fowler July 15, 2010

Congrats on this awesome win! #8766281

Phyllis H. Burchett July 15, 2010

Lovely capture, Congrats on your win Stefania! #8766419

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe July 15, 2010

Big Congratulations, Stenania on your outstanding and well deserved Gold winner!! #8766921

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe July 15, 2010

Sorry about the spelling, Stefania! Sometimes my fingers just forgets how to spell.. #8766944

Rosemary Sampson level-classic July 16, 2010

Fabulous capture! Congratulations on your win! #8767534

Vickie J. Jenkins July 16, 2010

If a photograph is gorgeous and it touches the heart, it's a winner. This certainly is--Congratulations. #8768130

Merna L. Nobile July 16, 2010

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

Ann Coates level-classic July 17, 2010

This is really beautiful, congratulations Stefania. #8770037

Barbara Socor level-classic July 19, 2010

How truly excellent your image is Stefania.....moving and beautiful and joyous and everything else wonderful! Brilliantly captured. Congrats on your so well-deserved win. #8773812

Stefania Barbier level-addict July 19, 2010

thank you so much everyone!!! #8773969

Michael G. Marshall July 19, 2010

Outstanding winning image, Stefania! Magnificent! Congratulations! Michael #8774301

Stefania Barbier level-addict July 20, 2010

thank you Michael! #8774873

Paula Showen July 27, 2010

Beautiful....congratulations! #8790124

Stefania Barbier level-addict July 28, 2010

thank you Paula! #8791214

Renee Doyle level-classic July 31, 2010

Belated but BIG congrats on this outstanding winner Stef!!! #8797677

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 01, 2010

thank you Renee! #8798516

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic August 15, 2010

Beautiful image and Congrats!! #8837133

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 16, 2010

thank you Shelly! #8839503

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict September 13, 2010

Congratulations Stefania on your Win!!!

Dominick #8897348

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 13, 2010

thank you Dominick! #8897452

adrifil September 21, 2010

This portrait is superb as well as very moving and inspiring.
It deserved its 1st place on the Betterphoto contest. #8921174

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 21, 2010

THANK YOU! #8921772

Samantha Robinson February 05, 2011

Wow, amazingly beautiful! I love natural window light and you used it perfectly here! I hope I can do half as well when I take photos of my friend's soon to be born child! #9214845

Carolyn M. DAlessandro February 05, 2011

I must join in with the rest of the admirers...saying Congratulations and bravo for your win! Well deserved indeed!!! #9214856

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 09, 2011

thank you! #9222156

Emile Abbott level-deluxe February 13, 2011

Touching and memorial loving moment captured for all time. congrats on a winning image. #9238354

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 14, 2011

thank you Emile! #9239785

Max Aureli October 04, 2011

Hum.... this is different from what I commented ... :-)
Congratulations Stef!!! #9716520

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 05, 2011

grazie Max :0) #9717102

Bunny Snow level-classic October 16, 2011

Often seen but rarely captured as well as you have done. This is exquisite in composition, sharpness, clarity and tonality, mood and feelings. So much love and joy. Wonderful creation, Stefania!! Well earned first place win!!! #9738730

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 16, 2011

thank you Bunny! #9738756

Inge Linden February 29, 2012

Excellent,beautiful! #10013078

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 29, 2012

thank you Inge! #10013824

Anthony G. Comella March 30, 2012

Top Shelf - wonderful eye appealing and Beautiful!! #10067380

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 30, 2012

thank you Anthony! #10068232

Max Aureli November 09, 2015

I Love this Image!
Come stai Stefania? Rispondimi a #11397036

Chris Henning July 09, 2016

Always been a fav of mine, Stef! Huge congrats on your all time win:) #11493600

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