Such a sweet image Marija!
And she's soooo beautiful!
Lovely colours, great face expression and such a thoughtfull card!
Very well done Dear!
And gayle, Happy BD!!!! All the best for you!!!!
Take care, Stef :))
First of all,
"Happy Birthday to Gayle" from me as well. This is a very pretty snap. I don't have words to describe it. Simply Superb.
Happy Birthday Gayle,
Very nice thought Marija for this special lady and a great photo, there is a great sentimental mood coming out of this photo, the expression is really great and she looks very happy. I like the desaturation around the flower. Very well done.
- mhin14 (791)
- [2006-06-06 8:12]
very nice photo. clear and sharp. i like also the way you presented it. tfs.
- cyberglobe (1328)
- [2006-06-06 8:16]
Good for Gayle :) the photo has a very nice feeling in it and everyone else has noticed it. Well doen & TFS.
Marija! What a wonderful birthday gift (it's more than a card)! Nadia is so beautiful here... and she let you take her picture!!! She is eerily like a younger version of her mother... I saw a mother and daughter at a festival a few days ago who reminded me so much of you two. And there's my Little Prince too!
Why am I crying?! Bless you, Marija. Hugs and kisses to both of you. I love you soooo much.
Gayle :******) :)))
Very well done, Marija, and Natalija for being such a great model! Good work on the colours. A beauty!
Happy Birthday, Gayle!!!
- SunToucher (8380)
- [2006-06-06 8:33]
What a beauriful present for Gayle.....What a beautiful photo of your daughter, she looks really comfortable and happy.
Beautiful light and colors and excellent softness.
- btokaz (5744)
- [2006-06-06 8:36]
Beautiful shot, beautiful note, beautiful comment of Gayle...
- Talisman (3231)
- [2006-06-06 9:01]
Such a sweet and lovely photo Marija! I picture the photo framed with a red border and placed on your working desk :)
Happy Birthday Gayle! :)
This one is a nice gesture.
Happy birthday to Gayle ...she is my friend also
pic looks like a warm greetings
cute smile n nice flower
no wonder gayle is crying...
PS: Marija how did u take this pic. what are settings u used to make it more bright?
- cloverstar (0)
- [2006-06-06 10:00]
Happy Birthday Gayle.
This is a lovely photo for her birthday. Very sweet. Very nice close up of the child.
- jcandeli (3985)
- [2006-06-06 11:24]
congradulations on your new camera!!! I finally see a nice big photo of your daughter. Very nice!
- rhymea (144)
- [2006-06-06 11:55]
very beautiful model and photo
thank you for sharing
have a nice day
- Raima -
- Elaine_Blath (0)
- [2006-06-06 15:12]
- kokos101 (27958)
- [2006-06-06 15:32]
very lovely photo,excellent!
- cstathoulis (13325)
- [2006-06-06 15:35]
Beautiful portrait of your daughter! She looks so sweet! And a great birthday present for Gayle!
Very well done and Happy Birthday Gayle!
- Mitra (16)
- [2006-06-06 16:28]
Very nice photo. The photo has a very nice feeling. Well done.
Your daughter is beautiful like you Marija.. such a sweet girl, a beautiful pose for your friend Gayle... "happy birthday Gayle"..
Love the composition and presentation.
- Tintin (1982)
- [2006-06-06 19:35]
This is a lovely portrait of Natalija and beautiful birthday card for Gayle, Marija. Your daughter is lovely and her pose is just wonderful...quite a good little model you have. I like your composition, her closed eyes & the ruffled hair. Excellent!
P.S. A big happy birthday to Gayle!
- thepixies (491)
- [2006-06-07 3:36]
Very Beautiful portrait. She is so sweet! The composition and her pose and expression is perfect. i love the lighting
- tropicalrips (0)
- [2006-06-07 5:44]
nice gift maria :)
i like the soft natural feel of the photo, great expression of peace
thanks for sharing :)
- hamed31568 (2442)
- [2006-06-07 6:43]
I just had a walk in your TL photo gallery. You are a good photographer and a good artist. A good model to learn from. This shot is a sample of your artistic work. Well done and thanks for sharing :) and of course ...
"H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y"
- pozaru (21386)
- [2006-06-07 8:38]
Superb gift, Marija !!!
THANKS and have a great day,
- Shimshams (1255)
- [2006-06-07 13:27]
Hi Marija, lovely photo, very tender, I like your colour treatment and composition. Hope you are well.
- Enric (6447)
- [2006-06-07 15:32]
I don't know who is Gayle, but is a great present and he/she can be proud of it. It's simply magic.
- jjholle (1970)
- [2006-06-07 17:24]
What a wonderful and lovely photo Marija...what can I write more my dear ;)
Hugs for you and Natalija
- Sarah171 (4165)
- [2006-06-07 18:37]
Very captivating image Marija. It makes me relax and smell the flower(s). Technically superb and it illicits the emotional response necessary for a great image.
- kitflorendo (0)
- [2006-06-08 5:54]
Selective desat does a great job of softening the presentation. I like it. Much better than selective BW.
HB2G54 and I suspect that G will explode with emotion ;)
- dada (6560)
- [2006-06-08 7:50]
woooooooooooooow! so beautiful!!! wooooooooow!!! she's a treasure!
great pic! LOVELY! congrats!
- degetica (2800)
- [2006-06-08 9:05]
Hello Maria, and happy birthday Gayle! Thx Maria for telling us :)
Very well done! wow! What a great portrait this is! So sharp. I love the monochromatic tone here and only the flower that has colour.
Great work and what a lovely model you have. She has such a nice smile :)
Have a great day! Yan
- joselandrada (0)
- [2006-06-09 6:19]
Beautiful sweet expression on her face. The flower pales in comparison. TFS and nice weekend to you !
- clix_stuff (2303)
- [2006-06-11 18:00]
This is so beautiful Maria...I love the photograph as much as I like teh treatment.
Belated Birthday Wishes Gayle!!
- JohnTulip (35303)
- [2006-06-13 6:26]
Oops I missed this Marija!
So nice of you todo this for Gayle! You both are good friends..Great!! But the most points go to your daughter!!
She looks sooo nice and sweet! Enjoy as long as you can.. before you know you might sit in an airplane to see your''Grand children'' in Canada..the US..Australia or god knows where ^_^
Thanks for the photo. Smile from Montreal Canada..
Happy birthday Galyle!
Marija, Natalija is so beautiful - and in a dreamy little girl mood...
Very sweet image. What a lovely child you have. She's following mom's steps and will become as lovely as you are.
I know you like constructive critiques so here it is:
If I may, did the flash go by it self of you planned it that way? Have you tried without?
@ 52mm you might be to close to use the flash (unless you can bounce it)
I do like the overexpose effect creating a almost porcelaine look but the picture can use more depth/dimention. Portrait are quite a challenge but the essence is to capture the expression/mood and you did it soo well.
what a wonderful portrait, what a beautiful girl!
you must be so proud ;)
- wck (3851)
- [2006-06-28 0:05]
Hello Marija, It's really a touching photo. a warm & sweet greetings to our friend Gayle...
- shal (1210)
- [2006-06-28 15:30]
Excellent emotion here,
very sweet composition,
- ScottHale (136)
- [2006-06-28 18:19]
A great tribute to an awesome ex-member. I miss seeing her posts. great soflt colors here accented by the deep red flower. I like the composition very much.
Nice work, keep it up!
Very pretty shot!
Thanks for sharing...
I posted workshop version hope you like it...
- jone (32781)
- [2006-07-11 12:30]
tako puno mashte, njezhnosti, lepote, sna, zhelja, sreche na jednom mestu... chestitam...
- farshid (471)
- [2006-10-10 6:32]
nice birthday gift ...;-)
she is beatiful.i like the color tone.
the pose is perfect
- fotoemin (98)
- [2006-11-21 15:38]
I love her, this is not a lie:)
What a capture, I add this to my favourite.
regards from Turkey:)
- wallie (2552)
- [2007-06-25 7:01]
Very great portrait, Marija. Sharp, clear and the red flower compleets it. I really like it.
- narges_samandi (40)
- [2008-11-26 2:23]
lovely shot.good focus.