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Tipping My Hat To You

Posted by Ruthiebear (Titusville, NJ, United States) on 19 July 2012 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

A baby parade is one of the highlights of the 4th of July celebration in my town. I am trying to learn to take better portraits so I tried my hand at it that day. Let me know what you think.
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SONY NEX-C3 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 200 55 mm

children | hat | portrait

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Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

You can't go wrong with a kid shot. I love this.

19 Jul 2012 5:04am

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

O what an adorable moment! So unpretentious and a little cheeky!

19 Jul 2012 5:28am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Somehow, very cute.

19 Jul 2012 5:47am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Lovely, He did not want to keep the hat. Superb picture.

19 Jul 2012 5:53am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautifully done, so cute

19 Jul 2012 6:48am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Ah....the troubles of photographing toddlers ;-)
There are always adults around who always get there hands into the pictures, I guess it takes a lot of time and patience to catch the youngster alone in the frame.

19 Jul 2012 8:06am

@Curly: Thanks for your thoughts. I wanted the smiling parent on the edge of the shot this time.

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

What a cute portrait, I love his expression ! Priceless... Have a lovely day :)

19 Jul 2012 8:08am

rick from brisbane, Australia

Yes, very cute shot. I like how you can see the proud, happy parent but perhaps needs to be a bit more included.

19 Jul 2012 9:03am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Superbe! j'aime++++++

19 Jul 2012 9:55am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom


19 Jul 2012 10:34am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

'Portraits' is such a solemn word like it is one step removed from life rather than one step closer to it. What you got here is a natural moment and it is all the better for that. Enjoy.

19 Jul 2012 10:54am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Very creative framing - I like the way you capture the moment and the adult's smile on the edge of frame is excellent.

19 Jul 2012 11:10am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

the light is SUPERB!

19 Jul 2012 11:20am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Awww, very cute shot with the hand reachng in to help with the hat. :-) Nice work!

19 Jul 2012 11:21am

tataray from france, France


19 Jul 2012 11:53am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Lovely moment

19 Jul 2012 12:28pm

Susan Rose from Georgia, United States

I rarely click on thumbnails of little kids, but this one got my attention. For a candid shot, I think this is very good. The shade on the boy's face helped you capture undistorted detail. I love his chubby face and arm. Toddlers are adorable (usually).

19 Jul 2012 12:47pm

@Susan Rose: Thank you so much. I visited your site and found no where to comment on your lovely images.

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Sweet shot.

19 Jul 2012 1:45pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Super portrait et attitude ce ce jeune qui essaie ce châpeua sueprbe quell innocence.

19 Jul 2012 2:16pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

You are doing quite well at the portrait business on the street. I like this one very much.

19 Jul 2012 3:38pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

I like it. Job well done !

19 Jul 2012 4:16pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Lovely and sweet shot! A cute portrait.

19 Jul 2012 4:39pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Cute! Cute!

19 Jul 2012 5:03pm

crazy Steve from caln township, Pennsylvania, United States

A sweet and delightful image. Keep up the great work!

19 Jul 2012 5:27pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

So lovely. a sweet shot...

19 Jul 2012 6:13pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful photo of this lovely moment !! Light is great ...

19 Jul 2012 6:20pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Cute - apparently he does not wan the hat. :) great lighting

19 Jul 2012 6:26pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An adorable close-up shot of this young lad! I value your determination in taking better portraits.....something I fear and stay away from.

19 Jul 2012 6:50pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Unposed people shots are quite difficult. Love this one - clearly captured the story here.

19 Jul 2012 7:12pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Take it off, I don't like it. Casual kids photos are always the best.

19 Jul 2012 8:03pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is a great and loving portrait here - I like ti alot, Ruthibear!

19 Jul 2012 8:13pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Adorable little guy ... love how he's fusing with his straw hat ... too cute! Great portrait!

19 Jul 2012 8:29pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I think this is ultra adorable. You timed it perfectly.

19 Jul 2012 9:23pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

get this hat off of me!!

20 Jul 2012 12:39am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

This is a wonderful portrait shot ... and the action implied is super!

20 Jul 2012 1:28am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is adorable! A wonderful portrait! I definitely need to work on portraits and shots of people.

20 Jul 2012 2:36am

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

nice instant shot, I think he wants to take it off...:-))

20 Jul 2012 2:53am

myky from Ontario, Canada

A lovely portrait...I like the sun coming through the straw hat and the smile on the mum.

21 Jul 2012 1:55am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Very cute portrait!

22 Jul 2012 2:44pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Babies wearing hats are just precious!

23 Jul 2012 2:33pm