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17 May 2011 11:00PM
Brilliantly filled the water and quality of process. Both versions ...Regards ... John

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franfoto 10 2 32 England
17 May 2011 11:06PM
Wow!!!! A million thanks to Pete for the HC award, You've made my uplifting and so welcome.

Regards Fran
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
17 May 2011 11:30PM
Superb image, love everything about it. Congrats on the well deserved award............Sandy
sallybea 8 41 United Kingdom
17 May 2011 11:35PM
Fabulous image, terrific subject so beautifully handled, very well done
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
17 May 2011 11:41PM
The water drops add an interesting texture to this fine image! Kudos!
JPatrickM 11 2 United Kingdom
18 May 2011 12:04AM
Well deserved award.High quality stuff. Though I actually prefer V2.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
18 May 2011 12:21AM
fantastic light and detail fran v1 for me today a stunning capture congratulations on the hc very well deserved top work Wink
miked70 9 225 3 South Africa
18 May 2011 4:16AM
It's just right vwd
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
18 May 2011 5:52AM
Two superb portraits Fran. Carol
mikan 7 Romania
18 May 2011 6:39AM
great image, detail, light and model
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
18 May 2011 7:18AM
Well done! Smile
sherring 10 46 13 United Kingdom
18 May 2011 8:15AM
I like V2 better. Great shot.

18 May 2011 9:08AM
Superb shot Fran and congratulations on the HC,
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
18 May 2011 9:29AM
I think my preference is for V2 a great shot, congrats on the award
DP_Imagery 13 24 6 Wales
18 May 2011 9:32AM
Both versions are outstanding - congrats on the award Grin

lianna 8 13 United Kingdom
18 May 2011 9:43AM
V2 for me!!! x x
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
18 May 2011 11:52AM
Congrats on your well deserved award for this very adventurous closeup Fran. I like it a lot.
HowieR 7 20 3 United Kingdom
18 May 2011 11:54AM
Very impactful - great close crop

Glyn1 9 4 1 England
18 May 2011 12:46PM
Glad to make it 30. congrats on the HC. A cracking portrait, excellent comp & light. A lovely model.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
18 May 2011 9:14PM
Wonderful close up portrait shot
congrats on the award
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
18 May 2011 10:00PM
First class portraiture Fran, I think I prefer v2, I can see that one gracing the wall of a top hair salon. Congratulations on the HC award
Richsr 11 91 223 England
19 May 2011 1:36PM
Like the good details and crop in this one Fran, works well.
Congrats on the HC.
Regards Richard
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
19 May 2011 3:19PM
Talk about filling the frame,very nicely done,

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
19 May 2011 4:21PM
V2 for me Fran - congrats on the HC.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
19 May 2011 11:14PM
Both superb and a wise choice with the leading shot, congrats on the well deserved HC and hope there will be more to come,
Geoff x
PS: Does this mean I will have to make an appointment to speak to you now Tongue
PhillipMinnis 8 94 4 Australia
20 May 2011 5:57AM
Fran, this is a wonderful image!

I prefer the 2nd version, simply because the 1st version appears to have significant amounts of artifacting evident; it's particularly concentrated in the top left-hand corner. I'm certainly not trying to be rude, condescending or derogatory about's just that I've had years of experience dealing with this issue. I upload to 13 microstock photography sites world-wide, and in the early days, I battled with this problem in many of my images. My images were frequently rejected by the inspectors on these sites because of this problem. In recent years, I've learned how to overcome the problem. The better the lens, the better the lighting, the less filtering, the less sharpening, and the less cropping you do to an image, all helps to prevents this issue.

As I said, they are both lovely images. Excellent composition!

Congratulations on your award!



PS I sincerely ask you not to take my comments the wrong way. I can assure you they are meant to be nothing more than constructive. Smile
iancrowson Plus
8 211 146 United Kingdom
20 May 2011 7:50AM
Great image, lovely looking informal portrait. I prefer V2 also because of the composition. I find the closeness of V! a little too much.
Probably down to invading my space.
You have some great portraits posted. I don't know why you make these images?, for you, for the sitter or to sell ? So my comments are general. The last one Robyn 2 was for me excellent photography, lighting etc but spoilt for me by her, sulky, unpleasant, "don't mess with me" expression Maybe that is what you wanted to show, and if so you achieved your aim.
They are all excellent pictures, I'm just adding my view point.
Thanks for your continuing comments on my flower pics
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
20 May 2011 8:05AM
v2 is a cracker. congrats on the HC.lesley
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
22 May 2011 7:46AM
Wow outstanding photography Fran, and I love to do something like this too. fully deserved your HC.
have a great weekend
Suehh 11 39 6 England
23 May 2011 7:14PM
Wonderful portraiture - congrats on the HC - so well deserved. Sues
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
23 May 2011 7:25PM
Missed this superb shot ! the tight framing, & beautifully detailed textures, & 'that look'....1st class !....& glad to make it 60 !
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
23 May 2011 9:50PM
Slight tendency to V2,

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