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Greatest gift!

Posted by
Sriram (Chennai, India) on 14 August 2012 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Happy Birthday baby! What an awesome year it has been. This year has been the best ever for me for one reason... the little guy sleeping to the crib next to us. Thanks for making my new lease of life, for it has been the greatest gift anyone has given me!

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maurizio costantino from trieste, Italy

14 Aug 2012 5:42am

@maurizio costantino: Thanks for sharing Maurizio! Best wishes :)

João Mourão from Lisboa, Portugal

That´s indeed the greatest gift of all. Nice photo and excellent treatment.

14 Aug 2012 6:01am

@João Mourão: Thanks Joao for your nicest words.

Mehdi Monadi from Tehran, Iran

lovely shot

14 Aug 2012 7:00am

@Mehdi Monadi: Thanks Mehdi! :)

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!

14 Aug 2012 7:06am

@omid: Thanks Omid.

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Congratulations, Sriram!!
I hope you will enjoy this precious gift for many more years to come ...........

14 Aug 2012 7:17am

@Ellebelle: Thanks Ellebelle. Will let my wife know. :)

Basile Pesso from City of Aminus, Paris, France

The text is fully touching and I'm happy that you felt the past year as the best of your life !
The expression of your wife is serene and intelligent, the tint and focus are excellent,and it's a very good composition.
The little mass on the left bothers me a little.

14 Aug 2012 8:48am

@Basile Pesso: Thanks Basile! You are correct on the extreme left of the frame.... Shot this candidly on a road trip when the SUV was around 130 kms/hr. All I could.. I guess... Although could have gone a bit back... but she would have noticed and it would have been posey. Hopefully a better one next time for we always strive for improving the captures!

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations Sriram ! Lovely portrait!

14 Aug 2012 9:06am

@Aubélia: Thanks Aubelia... Very kind of you!

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Congrats !

14 Aug 2012 10:55am

@Hiro: Thanks Hiro!

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Children are a precious Godsend and give true purpose to your life - enjoy it all :-)

14 Aug 2012 12:11pm

@Curly: Thanks Curly! :)

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

very nice work .

14 Aug 2012 3:32pm

@Hossein Saharnaz: Thanks Hossein.

Sam from Chennai, India

Congratulations. Greatest gift indeed. God bless. Our best wishes to you all ... . :)

14 Aug 2012 3:56pm

@Sam: Thanks a lot, Sam! Extremely nice of you.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

The greatest gift in a life indeed ! very moving to read about you and your family, touching portrait ! I love the expression of your wife, serenity and happiness ! beautiful soft tones, too.

14 Aug 2012 4:10pm

@Anna.C: Thanks Anna for those nicest words!

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

and Happy Birthday to your baby, of course ;-))

14 Aug 2012 4:11pm

@Anna.C: Will surely pass on my wishes to my 'baby'! ;)

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic photo displaying tenderness, love and peace!

14 Aug 2012 6:05pm

@RBL: Thanks RBL!

k@ from Paris, France

Wonderful tribute to your sweetheart, love her tender smile and your family is a jewel, Sriram, thanks for sharing this love with us through your beautiful photographs and happy belated birthday to her*

15 Aug 2012 4:16pm

@k@: Thanks a million Karine, will tell her!

k@ from Paris, France

To him ! ;)

15 Aug 2012 4:16pm

k@ from Paris, France

So i understood well at first, it was HER bday, your "baby" sweetheart - i love to look at your family, S*, it opens up one's heart, sincerly...

15 Aug 2012 8:16pm

@k@: I did get it! Thanks Karine... very sweet again! Definitely means a lot to us, extremely nice of you to say that.

Kazimir from Havirov, Czech Republic

Lovely shot, beautiful woman, sweet baby. Congrats!

16 Aug 2012 10:05pm

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