melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj

Beautiful



Views

6458

Likes

Awards

Contest Finalist in Looking At Faces Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in A World Of Red Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Rural Portraits Photo Contest
People's Choice in A Pretty Face Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Portraits Galore Photo Contest
Runner Up in Monthly Pro Vol 3 Photo Contest
  View more
Peer Award
Absolute Masterpiece
Superb Composition
Top Choice
Moukhlis Ramona12Photography Ranger sandipbanerjee_6380 brianbaitystudio sherryvagottwood MichelleReichert +94
Magnificent Capture
dreamdigital Joviaal Lil-things Redleg76 EsmaralduS jstgoxo stephenbudge +27
All Star
holmeshooke1 magdalenawos Imagecreator13 PhilC JamesSingleton jimwalls9 PONGO_57 +15
Outstanding Creativity
831John charlesdpeters Alisajidzaidi ebrahimfaryabi jonasweiss BrunoHeeb porshalouise +14
Superior Skill
marcdewitt markborinelli joeMedrek jonathanbartlett davidjohnmartin jennay510 stefanrobert +11
One Of A Kind
mikedixon_9622 tiffanyalbertbrown Amiqdadi cclaude
Genius
mikepeck_8672 Confalonieri chelsyelane p_eileenbaltz
Virtuoso
franciscoarandapuerta VincentRoccoPhoto vitor
Jaw Dropping
janel1969 nickponline
Exceptional Contrast
AliAlzuhair
VIP Favorite
Alexig
Love it
GreyFeather

Emotions

Impressed
Anton1959 sonyabraham sandeepnarvekar EloIm andreadasilvalima harmeetsingh Grlhippie +29
Happy
chuckmyer avatar Joviaal
Sad
callybrex

Top ClassTM

My Amazing Portrait Photo ContestTop 10 class
My Amazing Portrait Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
My Favorite Person Photo ContestTop 10 class
My Favorite Person Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Capturing The Red Color Photo ContestTop 10 class
Capturing The Red Color Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Looking At Faces Photo ContestTop 10 class
Looking At Faces Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Blurry Backgrounds Photo ContestTop 10 class
Blurry Backgrounds Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Portrait Galore Photo ContestTop 10 class
Portrait Galore Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Inspiring Portraits Photo Contest get inspired magazineTop 10 class
Interesting People Photo ContestTop 10 class
Interesting People Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Natural Light Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class
Natural Light Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Anything People Photo ContestTop 10 class
Anything People Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Gazing At The Camera Photo ContestTop 10 class
Gazing At The Camera Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Gazing At The Camera Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Centered Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 class
Centered Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Centered Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
I Love Photography Photo ContestTop 10 class
I Love Photography Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Kids With Props Photo ContestTop 10 class
Kids With Props Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Kids With Props Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Eye To Eye Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class
In the Center Photo ContestTop 30 class
A Fantasy World Photo ContestTop 20 class
A Fantasy World Photo ContestTop 20 class week 3
Eye To Eye Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
In the Center Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
A Fantasy World Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Eye To Eye Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
In the Center Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Photogenic Photo ContestTop 10 class
Photogenic Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Photogenic Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 5Top 10 class
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 5Top 30 class week 2
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 5Top 20 class week 1
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 4Top 30 class
A World Of Red Photo ContestTop 10 class
A World Of Red Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Rural Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class
Rural Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Rural Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Rule Of Thirds Essentials Photo ContestTop 10 class
Rule Of Thirds Essentials Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Staring Photo ContestTop 10 class
Staring Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Female Faces Photo ContestTop 10 class
Female Faces Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
She Is Beautiful Photo ContestTop 10 class
Female Faces Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
She Is Beautiful Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Basic Edits Photo ContestTop 10 class
Basic Edits Photo ContestTop 10 class
Basic Edits Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Basic Edits Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Environmental Portraits Photo ContestTop 20 class
One Is Good Photo ContestTop 10 class
One Is Good Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Photofocus Feature Photo Contest Volume 2Top 10 class
Photofocus Feature Photo Contest Volume 2Top 10 class week 1
One Is Good Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
ViewBug HQ Photo ContestTop 20 class
I Love This Color Photo ContestTop 10 class
Portraits Galore Photo ContestTop 10 class
ViewBug HQ Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Portraits Galore Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
I Love This Color Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
I Love This Color Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Got Lookability Headshot Photo ContestTop 10 class
Got Lookability Headshot Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
I Love This Color Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Her Photo ContestTop 10 class
Her Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Her Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Front And Center Photo ContestTop 20 class
Front And Center Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Get Inspired Magazine photo contest Vol 1Top 20 class
Front And Center Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Express Yourself Photo ContestTop 10 class
Express Yourself Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Express Yourself Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Foto Digital Volume 1 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Foto Digital Volume 1 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Foto Digital Volume 1 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Bokehlicious Images Photo Contest by LensbabyTop 10 class
Bokehlicious Images Photo Contest by LensbabyTop 10 class week 1
Creative Modeling Photo Contest by Model ManagementTop 10 class
Creative Modeling Photo Contest by Model ManagementTop 10 class week 2
Creative Modeling Photo Contest by Model ManagementTop 10 class week 1
Glamour Photo ContestTop 10 class
Glamour Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
Glamour Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Glamour Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Faces Photo Contest by Focal PressTop 10 class
Faces Photo Contest by Focal PressTop 10 class week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 3 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Monthly Pro Vol 3 Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1

Categories


36 Comments | Report
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots July 19, 2014
Beautiful portrait shot! Awarded.
melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj September 01, 2014
Thank you very much :)
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi September 01, 2014
congrats
melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj September 01, 2014
Thank you
StevenLewis
 
StevenLewis September 01, 2014
Magnificent shot congrats on the award
melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj September 01, 2014
Thank you very much :)
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta September 01, 2014
Smashing portrait. Congratulations on being a Runner-up.
melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj January 08, 2015
Thank you Alan :)
Batesrc2 PRO+
 
Batesrc2 September 02, 2014
Beautiful.
melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj January 08, 2015
Thank you :)
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair September 02, 2014
Beautiful!
melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj January 08, 2015
Thank you :)
michaelallen_0367
 
michaelallen_0367 September 06, 2014
Beautiful
melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj January 08, 2015
Thank you :)
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana September 06, 2014
Nice work!
melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj January 08, 2015
Thank you :)
dorothypierini-rodgers
 
dorothypierini-rodgers September 07, 2014
She is beautiful! Those eyes are perfect!
melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj January 08, 2015
Thank you :) I am a little biased ;)
janel1969
 
janel1969 September 20, 2014
Stunning
melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj January 08, 2015
Thank you :)
sarahparker
 
sarahparker December 11, 2014
What a doll! Beautiful portrait
melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj December 13, 2014
Thank you Sarah :)
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi December 23, 2014
amazing capture !
melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj January 08, 2015
Thank you :)
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi December 23, 2014
amazing capture !
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle January 07, 2015
Wonderful shot! The contrasts and her eye make this a stunning photo that stands out from all the others. Great job! :) KM
melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj January 08, 2015
Thank you :)
GEFAELL
 
GEFAELL January 11, 2015
With these so beautiful models is easy to take great pictures. Just kidding; besides the beauty of the girl, you did a great job!
melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj March 02, 2015
Thank you :)
elainebealsmith PRO+
 
elainebealsmith January 15, 2015
Sooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!!
melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj March 02, 2015
Thank you :)
Unoeilsurlavie
 
Unoeilsurlavie February 28, 2015
magnificent portrait
melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj March 02, 2015
Thank you :)
dareco PRO+
 
dareco May 08, 2015
voted
melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj June 18, 2015
Thank you Dareco :)
inesgardea PRO+
 
inesgardea May 15, 2015
As the Title goes, BEAUTIFUL
melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj June 18, 2015
Thank you Inesgardea :)
ferdhart PRO+
 
ferdhart May 16, 2015
What a beauty! Classic portrait!
melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj June 18, 2015
Thank you Ferdhart :)
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 28, 2015
Congrats!
melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj June 18, 2015
Thank you :)
AlanC PRO+
 
AlanC June 18, 2015
Congrats! This has won the People's Choice. A very sweet portrait of a young lady wrapped in in sweet pink shawl. Well shot! :-)
melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj June 18, 2015
Thank you so very much Alan :)
julianlynchphotographer
 
julianlynchphotographer June 18, 2015
Congratulations again Melissa. Striking shot.
melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj June 18, 2015
Thank you Julian :)
dOnni3
 
dOnni3 July 05, 2015
love at first sight
melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj January 15, 2016
Thanks Donni!
jeevanandham
 
jeevanandham July 12, 2016
super shot she is so cute
melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj August 02, 2016
Thank you
Infocuz
 
Infocuz August 02, 2016
The contrast between the red and the green is beautiful. I also love that she has green eyes that match the background. The pose isn't awkward at all and that little girl is the perfect model. She has very nice facial features.
melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj August 02, 2016
Thank you. She is my daughter, so I think she's cute :) But then again, I'm a bit biased...
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography October 25, 2016
Lovely eyes
melissapapaj PRO
melissapapaj October 27, 2016
HAha! My daughter says "Thank you" :)
harmeetsingh
 
harmeetsingh October 12, 2019
Wonderful
maharajkarisher
 
maharajkarisher November 19, 2019
Congrats! Beautiful image taken.
marialinaferraro PRO+
 
marialinaferraro November 21, 2019
linda menina. Ótima foto
ablackwell PRO
 
ablackwell December 13, 2019
Doesn't get any better that this. Big props.
robertosantorini PRO+
 
Bellissimaaaa...
Samsphottography
 
Lovely photo!!
Alisajidzaidi
 
Alisajidzaidi May 02
Lot of activity in her eyes, marvelous take
marcdewitt PRO
 
marcdewitt May 17
Hi Melissa. Is it just me, or is this reminiscent of the famous Natl Geo photo of the Afghan girl? Don't know if this is the look you were trying to create, but it resonates with me.
cefem7 PRO
 
cefem7 Jun 07
Beautiful

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this just off the side of the road in Mountain Green, UT.
Time
Taken just before dusk in August
Lighting
Taken with a bit of fill flash mostly for the catch light, other than that natural light.
Equipment
Nikon D700, 70-200 f/2.8 Nikon lens.
Inspiration
I wanted a beautiful picture of my daughter and had done some with flowers, but liked the idea of a scarf.
Editing
Very little, mostly just contrast, and white balance adjustment
In my camera bag
I have two Nikon D700's, a 24-70 f/2.8 Nikon lens, a 70-200 f/2.8 Nikon lens, a 300mm f/2.8 Nikon lens for wildlife with a 2x extender, a 50mm f/1.8 Nikon Lens, a 60mm f/2.8 Nikon macro lens, and a 16mm f/2.8 Nikon fisheye lens.
Feedback
Honestly, the only advice I have for this particular shot is to have a patient, child/subject that enjoys being in front of the camera.

See more amazing photos, follow melissapapaj