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Farewell



Tribute to fallen Leo.

Tribute to fallen Leo.
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52 Comments | Report
Pablo-Klik PRO
 
Pablo-Klik September 24, 2014
BELLA COMPOSIZIONE.MAGNIFICA FOTO
suzymead
suzymead September 24, 2014
Thank you!
claudiovaz
 
claudiovaz September 24, 2014
What colors! Very nice.
suzymead
suzymead September 24, 2014
Thank you!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots September 24, 2014
Amazing capture! Awarded.
suzymead
suzymead September 24, 2014
Thank you!
Matador
 
Matador September 28, 2014
Great capture, congrats !
suzymead
suzymead October 01, 2014
Thank you!
ahmedfouadibraheem
 
ahmedfouadibraheem October 03, 2014
Fantastic Shot.
Well Done
suzymead
suzymead October 07, 2014
Thank you!
jane_koranda
 
jane_koranda October 04, 2014
Precious
suzymead
suzymead October 07, 2014
Thank you!
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry October 04, 2014
Beautiful
suzymead
suzymead October 07, 2014
Thank you!
photoguy505
 
photoguy505 October 04, 2014
Cat's like "I'll take point".. great shot
suzymead
suzymead October 07, 2014
Thank you!
glennhart
 
glennhart October 12, 2014
Too cute....gorgeous photo :)
suzymead
suzymead October 12, 2014
Thank you!!
vojce PRO+
 
vojce October 13, 2014
amazing shot
suzymead
suzymead October 13, 2014
Thank you!
JRiffey
 
JRiffey October 15, 2014
Amazing portrait!
suzymead
suzymead October 15, 2014
Thank you!
ritafayeadams PRO
 
ritafayeadams October 16, 2014
fanatastic!
suzymead
suzymead October 16, 2014
Thank you!!
BrianpSlade
 
BrianpSlade October 17, 2014
Quite superb....A fantastic comp!
Well done....Brian
suzymead
suzymead October 17, 2014
Thank you!!
Lmer
 
Lmer October 24, 2014
Absolutely Amazing shot....
suzymead
suzymead October 27, 2014
Thank you!!
scruffyherbert PRO+
 
scruffyherbert October 25, 2014
This really is exceptional. The first thing that stood out to me was the clarity. Combine that with the subject, colours and lighting and it's just sublime. I'm seriously jealous of this shot. Wow :)
suzymead
suzymead October 27, 2014
Thank you so much!
kirkmills PRO+
 
kirkmills November 03, 2014
Awesome!!!
suzymead
suzymead November 04, 2014
Thank you!
dkvart1 Premium
 
dkvart1 November 07, 2014
Wow! Absolutely gorgeous work! It doesn't get any better than this!
suzymead
suzymead November 07, 2014
what a compliment! Thank you!
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake November 09, 2014
Absolute perfection .
suzymead
suzymead November 09, 2014
Thank you so much!
artifarti2012
 
artifarti2012 November 12, 2014
Beautiful soul-mates...perfect :-)
suzymead
suzymead November 16, 2014
Thank you!
gringollanero
 
gringollanero November 15, 2014
Both subjects serenely posing ans if it were the most obvious thing in the world. Great colors & obviously a great lens. Sort of historic shot for the offsprings and one of the best photos seen for quite a while !
suzymead
suzymead November 16, 2014
Thank you so much!!
jimstennette PRO+
 
jimstennette November 21, 2014
This is an outstanding image - nice work!
suzymead
suzymead November 25, 2014
Thank you!
puckons
 
puckons November 21, 2014
Fantastic, bravo
suzymead
suzymead November 25, 2014
Thank you!!
MikeW PRO+
 
MikeW November 21, 2014
simply lovely
suzymead
suzymead November 25, 2014
Thank you!!
JoanLoBo PRO
 
JoanLoBo December 05, 2014
Was this taken with off camera flash. It looks like beautiful ambient with a soft touch of flash....If so, I love the componation.
suzymead
suzymead December 30, 2014
Thank you! This is natural light.
RedMareBewarePhotography Premium
 
RedMareBewarePhotography December 14, 2014
Lovely and iconic.
suzymead
suzymead December 30, 2014
Thank you!!
Pegertler PRO+
 
Pegertler December 18, 2014
Stunning! One of my favorite shots... Period!!!
suzymead
suzymead December 30, 2014
Thank you so much!
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb January 01, 2015
all-time favorite ,love it
suzymead
suzymead April 06, 2015
Thank you!
cclaude PRO
 
cclaude January 04, 2015
So cute, and so well photographed!
suzymead
suzymead April 06, 2015
Thank you!
bobby69
 
bobby69 January 05, 2015
Wonderful! I do wonder how you managed to train the cat!
suzymead
suzymead January 05, 2015
Thank you!
BensPhotography
 
BensPhotography January 09, 2015
amazing picture :) but it's a composite right? :)
suzymead
suzymead January 12, 2015
Yes, Thank you!
amandathomasvaughnpeacock
 
amandathomasvaughnpeacock January 25, 2015
this is Beautiful!!
suzymead
suzymead February 10, 2015
Thank you!
Res1942
 
Res1942 February 14, 2015
So sorry for your loss. But you have created a wonderful memorial to Leo with this picture. Your daughter is just stunning and i love a girl who knows how to wear a cap with style!
suzymead
suzymead February 14, 2015
Thank you so much!
dareco PRO+
 
dareco March 11, 2015
Oh I do love this kid :) Top model for sure!!
suzymead
suzymead March 14, 2015
Thank you!!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter March 11, 2015
Great shot. Nice work. - Jake
suzymead
suzymead March 14, 2015
Thank you!
BrandonH
 
BrandonH March 12, 2015
Awesome Capture!
suzymead
suzymead March 14, 2015
Thank you!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots March 15, 2015
Congrats.
suzymead
suzymead April 06, 2015
Thank you!
Nikonover
 
Nikonover March 16, 2015
It's all been said,this is gorgeous,the way you have captured the girls eyes,colour and the great bokeh.
suzymead
suzymead April 06, 2015
Thank you!
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates March 23, 2015
Just stunning! Congrats!
suzymead
suzymead April 06, 2015
Thank you!
Dacemac PRO+
 
Dacemac March 23, 2015
Superb! Congratulations!
suzymead
suzymead April 06, 2015
Thank you!
Plume
 
Plume March 28, 2015
Fantastic i love all your photos you have the magick touch :-)
suzymead
suzymead April 06, 2015
Thank you!
zhouzhh
 
zhouzhh April 02, 2015
I am surprised by your this image not just you captured the toddler's expression but also cat's .
Great shot!
suzymead
suzymead April 06, 2015
Thank you!
ElizabethSPool PRO+
 
ElizabethSPool April 03, 2015
Tack sharp
suzymead
suzymead April 06, 2015
Thank you!
mcphoto2bug PRO
 
mcphoto2bug June 24, 2015
This photo shows perfection in my mind.! Well done.
suzymead
suzymead February 26, 2016
Thank you!
marietjiegrov
 
marietjiegrov August 19, 2015
Awesome phototure with su h innocent subject. Love it
suzymead
suzymead February 26, 2016
Thank you!
georgeespenhain
 
georgeespenhain January 21, 2016
great capture
suzymead
suzymead February 26, 2016
Thank you!
davidbasson PRO+
 
davidbasson February 13, 2016
A 1st class image perfect contrast and balance
suzymead
suzymead February 26, 2016
Thank you!
edj41 PRO
 
edj41 March 07, 2016
This should be hanging on a wall! Stunning Capture!
NaturesHaven
 
NaturesHaven May 16, 2016
Absolute quality...............stunning photography.............
rachelmackenzie
 
rachelmackenzie April 25, 2017
Beautiful work.
simonparry PRO+
 
simonparry October 21, 2018
Beautiful...
kellyyasmine
 
kellyyasmine January 25, 2019
Awww congratulations on this wonderful beautiful shot\u2665\uFE0F\u2665\uFE0F
RSJabaay
 
RSJabaay August 29, 2019
Cute shot of the past, have no idea how you got the cat to sit still long enough for a shot though????

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken near Red Rock National Park in Southern Nevada.
Time
This was shot in open shade about an hour before sunset.
Lighting
This is a natural light portrait, my daughter was shot in open shade and I placed her facing a bright open sky to ensure her face would be lit and to get catch lights in her eyes.
Equipment
This was shot with a Canon 6D and a Canon 135L. This is my absolute favorite combination and I rarely change it up.
Inspiration
This photo is very dear to me. Early in the morning Friday, Sept. 19th I received a phone call from a neighbor, he had found my poor kitty Leo in his yard. A coyote had attacked and killed my poor boy Leo. I was heartbroken. I created this photo as a tribute to him and to memorialize him for my daughter. I created this photo the same day I got the news.
Editing
Yes this is a composite photo. I brought in Leo from a previous photo I had of him.
In my camera bag
Canon 6D, Canon 70-200 2.8, Canon 135L, Canon 40mm 2.8 pancake.
Feedback
When shooting a natural light portrait, it is best to shoot during the golden hour. Remember to place your subject facing a bit open sky (not with the sun) to light up their face and eyes. To achieve a nice background blur, Shoot with a long lens and wide aperture, and place your subject far away from the background.

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