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New Life
New Life
marcellieb


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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Richards Bay
Date: May 9, 2007
Aperture: Auto
ISO: Auto
Shutter: Auto
Galleries: Family, Children
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2009

The birth of my boy. Great moment in every parents life. The doctors were nice - The one is a photographer. He worried more about the light and angles than he did about the actual birth.

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Place: 745 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.2918
Avg (commenters): 6.2667
Avg (participants): 5.3085
Avg (non-participants): 5.2078
Views since voting: 661
Views during voting: 726
Votes: 466
Comments: 66
Favorites: 3 (view)


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03/17/2009 11:02:37 PM
Wow good timing and use of available light.
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03/17/2009 09:24:33 PM
You have a nice catch of this moment in this shot! I like the way the light appears, but i wish there ere more focus at the baby's head and those screens at the back wasn't there. Good luck! Sorry if i was rude.
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03/17/2009 08:57:47 PM
Incredible moment to capture.
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03/17/2009 08:41:58 PM
Caesarean section? It seems I should be grossed out but I'm not. I've never seen this in real life or picture before. Facinating. Good shot.
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03/17/2009 05:54:00 PM
Very poignant!!
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03/17/2009 01:27:57 PM
I'm amazed that they let you in with a camera for surgery. They stopped letting cameras in (for liability) after my first c-section.

What a fabulous keepsake.

Not voting yet.
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03/17/2009 12:52:30 PM
very dramatic moment for all, love the little fists
Congratulations ! +1
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03/17/2009 12:20:30 PM
Brand new, good capture of the lack of glamour that childbirth really is.
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03/17/2009 11:08:51 AM
A sight to behold...
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03/17/2009 09:34:49 AM
could do with some fill flash
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03/17/2009 02:54:45 AM
Even being a mother of two, these images still make me squeemish. Lovely to have the moment captured, Congratulations :)
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03/17/2009 02:06:08 AM
Fantastic. Thanks for sharing a wondrous moment.
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03/16/2009 11:36:42 PM
Quite the cherished moment. Nice shot.
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03/16/2009 11:00:56 PM
Really. Looks new. Spot light is interesting.
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03/16/2009 10:34:37 PM
my my my
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03/16/2009 03:42:18 PM
A great capture of a special moment
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03/16/2009 02:56:36 PM
Wonderful moment. Wasn't expecting to see this but good shot.
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03/16/2009 04:02:51 AM
wow
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03/15/2009 11:16:05 PM
Now that's what I call an "action shot". Good for you to get the shot - I was overwhelmed getting a few shots after the fact.
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03/15/2009 04:31:06 PM
Great capture, a lifetime memento.
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03/15/2009 02:55:00 PM
Certainly a rare shot. Good you didn't great him/her with a flash (and it looks much better like that anyway). Thanks for sharing that moment.
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03/15/2009 02:42:17 PM
not something you could control the lighting on.
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03/15/2009 01:31:21 PM
Congratulations!!! This is always a precious moment to capture. 7
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03/15/2009 01:16:45 PM
Back to comment and bump: Wow! 10
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03/15/2009 12:39:29 PM
What a precious moment to have captured! :)
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03/15/2009 10:03:29 AM
Wow that's amazing! What an experience and to capture it on camera is something you'll never forget.
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03/15/2009 09:05:30 AM
unique and strong image - 7
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03/15/2009 08:33:14 AM
amazing to catch this moment, thanks for sharing
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03/15/2009 05:03:28 AM
oh my god... thats what I call 'THE MOMENT OF LIFE'


9...


brano
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03/15/2009 02:27:44 AM
does potray the fragility of life, better and much more appealing than another similar shot , 6
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03/15/2009 01:45:21 AM
Wow, this is a pretty amazing shot here. Top marks! 9.
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03/14/2009 11:57:18 PM
A bit dark. May he/she have a good one.
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03/14/2009 11:44:21 AM
guess it is in the water....baby's popping out all over...what a special moment for you and yours....congratulations
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03/14/2009 10:03:13 AM
what a moment to capture!
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03/14/2009 08:31:31 AM
Touching portrait of birth. 8
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03/14/2009 06:11:52 AM
Without a doubt!
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03/14/2009 04:37:08 AM
A bit too medical methinks. And with caesarian, a bit too "unnatural".
03/14/2009 04:01:05 AM
Congrats! There's nothing more enjoyable as new life.
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03/13/2009 08:23:49 PM
You caught the first moment. Well done.
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03/13/2009 06:25:04 PM
A decent shot. Life truly is amazing...
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03/13/2009 05:00:18 PM
very disturbing, but strong photograph. i won't go into details of composition here, for this is in no way important here...
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03/13/2009 03:53:49 PM
Wondrous - thank you so much for posting this photo!
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03/13/2009 02:27:50 PM
Even though this is an amazing capture it makes me kind of woozy just to look at it.
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03/12/2009 09:10:41 PM
oh my - thanks for sharing!! - beautiful.
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03/12/2009 06:09:39 PM
Doesn't get much newer! Well captured.
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03/12/2009 05:09:23 PM
something you dont see everyday
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03/12/2009 04:46:22 PM
Thank God it was at this angle. I would have fainted at the other. :) Very nice capture.
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03/12/2009 04:09:20 PM
Amazing capture. It seems like the head is a little out of focus, almost like the fingers behind the head is what is in focus. Amazing none-the-less.
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03/12/2009 01:42:47 PM
was this necessary?
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03/12/2009 12:46:27 PM
Wow, I have never seen that, great moment !
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03/12/2009 11:32:45 AM
interesting angle, i like the raw power of the image. blacking out the background would make it more powerful.
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03/12/2009 09:42:29 AM
This to me is to grose. hahah. I have several children of my own but I didnt watch for a reason. To hae this pop up in my monitor was a bit shocking but I guess art is supposed to shock you. haha. Good lighting and colors and now I am outa here. hahah.
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03/12/2009 08:25:16 AM
Wow! Literally the shot of a lifetime!
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03/12/2009 07:50:21 AM
An extraordinary moment for you, I'm sure. An amazing capture - were you shaking?
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03/12/2009 07:06:18 AM
Very Nice. I have pictures of my son being born C-Section also.
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03/12/2009 01:27:32 AM
I wonder how many people aren't going to know/realize this is a c-section =D
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03/11/2009 11:00:14 PM
WOW
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03/11/2009 07:19:29 PM
What an amazing capture! How did you stay steady enough to take it!!???
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03/11/2009 07:11:01 PM
yikes, its like a scene from ER
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03/11/2009 05:27:40 PM
Very interesting, I like how the background is dark so that there is more focus on what is happening.
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03/11/2009 04:33:36 PM
a little graphic, but a new life indeed
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03/11/2009 12:50:51 PM
I wish I hadn't seen that. I'm not good with surgery. A beautiful experience for yourself though.
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03/11/2009 07:11:09 AM
I have seen this many times and it still is amazing.
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03/11/2009 02:45:41 AM
My first entry to view and what a wonderful one at that! Amazing how whole they are, yet so small. The clenched fists, the gentleness of the touch of the doctor - all simply beautiful!
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03/11/2009 01:49:06 AM
Fantastic shot.
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03/11/2009 12:07:28 AM
The day I witnessed this, is the day I first saw God's footprints. Thanks for posting this amazing shot, never given out a 10 on this site, this may be the first... 9 for now.
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