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Eskimo Kisses



A love this pure and a bond this strong can only be seen in the eyes of an animal who has chosen his child.

A love this pure and a bond this strong can only be seen in the eyes of an animal who has chosen his child.
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Top Shot Award
Contest Finalist in Pets With Kids Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in People And Animals Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Kids And Pets Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Cats Or Dogs Photo Contest
Honorable Mention in Pampered Pets Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Feline Fancy Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Pampered Pets Photo Contest
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Contest Finalist in Monthly Pro Vol 21 Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Children and Animals Photo Contest
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Magnificent Capture
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Friendly Pets Photo ContestTop 10 class
Friendly Pets Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
Friendly Pets Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Friendship Photo ContestTop 10 class
Friendly Pets Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Friendship Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Pets With Kids Photo ContestTop 20 class
Pets With Kids Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
People And Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
People And Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 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
Kids And Pets Photo ContestTop 30 class
Kids And Pets Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Kids And Pets Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
I Love Photography Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
justlove Photo ContestTop 10 class
Tenderness Photo ContestTop 10 class
justlove Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Tenderness Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
justlove Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Tenderness Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 34Top 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 34Top 10 class week 2
Covers Photo Contest Vol 34Top 10 class week 1
Simple And Beautiful Moments Photo ContestTop 10 class
Simple And Beautiful Moments Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Simple And Beautiful Moments Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 1Top 20 class week 1
Clash Of The Pros Photo ContestTop 30 class
Clash Of The Pros Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Clash Of The Pros Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Cats Or Dogs Photo ContestTop 10 class
Feline Fancy Photo ContestTop 20 class
Feline Fancy Photo ContestTop 20 class week 3
Innocence Photo ContestTop 20 class
Innocence Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Innocence Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Pampered Pets Photo ContestTop 10 class
Pampered Pets Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Visual Poetry Photo ContestTop 30 class
Visual Poetry Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Love Photo Contest ValentinesTop 20 class
Visual Poetry Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Love Photo Contest ValentinesTop 30 class week 1
Animal Kingdom Photo Contest Vol 1Top 30 class
Friendship Photo Contest ValentinesTop 20 class
Animal Kingdom Photo Contest Vol 1Top 30 class week 2
Friendship Photo Contest ValentinesTop 20 class week 1
Animal Kingdom Photo Contest Vol 1Top 30 class week 1
Children and Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
Children and Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Cats Being Cats Photo ContestTop 20 class
Cats Being Cats Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Pet Friendly Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Capturing The Moment Photo Contest by Focal PressTop 10 class
Capturing The Moment Photo Contest by Focal PressTop 30 class week 1
I Heart Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
I Heart Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
I Heart Animals Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
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BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb July 02, 2015
all-time favorite ,loooove your style ,amazing shot
TrueBeatnikPhoto
 
TrueBeatnikPhoto May 10, 2016
beautiful shot. can you tell me which lens you used?
michaelsmith_6314
 
michaelsmith_6314 August 19, 2016
Great capture of a special moment!
Jillybean56
 
Jillybean56 October 22, 2016
Wonderful shot, congrats on being a finalist!
rachellmiller PRO
 
rachellmiller April 10, 2017
Absolutely gorgeous

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Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken in my daughter's bedroom at home. Being a studio trained photographer, I often forget to capture the every day moments at home and was thrilled to capture this image of my youngest daughter sharing a quiet moment with her best friend. Her long, black hair was laying behind them and created the black background effect that somehow masked the brightly decorated bedroom.
Time
It was mid-morning when I happened to walk by my daughter's room and noticed her and her cat cuddling in the sunshine. I quickly grabbed my "carry around camera" out of my purse and captured the shot.
Lighting
I'm used to manipulating light in the studio, or at the very least using eternal flashes with diffusers when I do shoot natural light. However, at this moment I had none of that with me and had to rely on the morning light filtering in through the one south facing window in the room. I really love the soft effect it created.
Equipment
This image was shot hand-held with a Canon Rebel SL1 and an 18-55mm lens.
Inspiration
I often neglect to capture the little moments within my own family. It's too easy to get distracted with clients, or even formal shoots with my own kids. So when I saw my daughter on her bed with this very old cat she loves so dearly, I wanted to capture the moment while he is still with us. They share a very special bond and I feel like this image really captured that and will give her something she can always hold on to and remember.
Editing
Because I grabbed the camera I carry around for snapshots, this image was shot as a jpeg. However, it really didn't require many adjustments at all. I removed a couple of stray hairs I found distracting and brought the crop in just a tiny bit. It was one of those times I really loved it out of the camera.
In my camera bag
My main camera is a Canon 7D Mark II and I LOVE it. Right now I am focusing on nature and wildlife photography, so my go to lens is a Canon 100-400mm Mark II with a Canon 1.4mm extender. I carry a Canon 100mm for Macro, a 50mm 1.4 for portrait work, as well as a 28-135mm all purpose lens. I do carry a Canon 10-18 wide angle as well. My back-up or "casual" camera is a Canon Rebel SL1. I leave the 18-55mm lens on it most of the time. I rarely use a tripod out of the studio, and am quite attached to my Cotton Carrier which allows me to carry two bodies hands-free when I'm out shooting wildlife.
Feedback
I would encourage other photographers to slow down and recognize the tiny every day moments. Capture those things that you love about your children, your pets, your home. Even a child sitting on a bed in a messy pre-teen bedroom can turn into a beautiful portrait if you shoot from the right angle and maximize the light you have. Not everything has to be planned or orchestrated and sometimes moments like this one remind you why you began to love photography in the first place.

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