what's goin on here? :)

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what's goin on here? :)

Chastity Abbott March 07, 2007

OUTSTANDING light!!! I love the pink tones from the skin too....excellent capture!! Such an adorable image* :) #616974

Hayley J. Hamlin March 07, 2007

Got lost out there somewhere:) Thanks so much Joan and Chas!! I appreciate the comments:)
Joan Kocak
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member since: 10/7/2006 love this shot! your lighting is beautiful and I can see why he's so enamored with himself, he's adorable-


Christy Nichols March 07, 2007

This is so cute, Hayley!! Adorable capture! #4031265

dennis w. mcclain March 07, 2007

that was a one in a million shot wasnt it. looks great, good work #4031270

March 07, 2007

Amazing pic. How ya do that? :D #4032269

Lynn Crawford March 07, 2007

That is so cute I just love it, I can see why he kept looking at himself he is adorable :) #4032752

Anna M. Bebee March 08, 2007

I love this capture. Do you have any exposure tips on using plexiglass? I would love to be able to capture something similar to this. #4034690

Hayley J. Hamlin March 08, 2007

Thanks so much everyone for the comments on this image...
Anna, as for exposure tips...this was my very first time using plexi so I definetely need to experiment a bit more to figure out my settings better. When I took these the light wasn't so great. So my ISO was high!! For the 2 images in my gallery these were the settings. Manual Mode, Natural Light, No flash, SS 1/125, F 6.3, ISO 1600. I also used my Tamron 28-75mm 2.8 lens. Because it was my first time using plexi I wasn't sure what my aperture needed to be to get everything in focus so I started with 6.3 and was going to play around but baby wasn't having any of that...so I'll have to experiment more with that someother time. I do have one shot that was F4.5 and that was fine as well. So I am not sure I am much help...still learning and experimenting myself:)

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic March 08, 2007

Cute capture. Love the reflection. #4035573

Sherry S. Boles March 11, 2007

Outstanding reflection, Hayley....Such a cute moment captured so well! :) #4045387

Julie Monacella March 14, 2007

Hayley, this is beautiful! Great job! #4053396

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett March 29, 2007

Excellent capture, Hayley ... #4108082

Laura E. OConnor April 24, 2007

SO SWEET!! Congrats, Hayley!!!! #4205006

Sherry S. Boles April 24, 2007

Congratulations, Hayley!! :) #4205170

Chastity Abbott April 24, 2007

YGG!!!!!! Look at you rolling them in!!!! Awesome and huge congrats to you!!!!!!! :) :) #4205217

Teresa Lee April 24, 2007

Congratulations!! #4206222

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic April 24, 2007

Congratulations on your adorable finalist. Good luck in the next round. #4207900

Alison Greenwood April 25, 2007

Another finalist?! Congratulations!!! WTG Hayley!!! #4208577

Megan p April 25, 2007

Awesome Hayley, Congratulations!!:):) #4209836

Christy Nichols April 25, 2007

Congratulations Hayley!! This is So adorable! #4210984

Hayley J. Hamlin April 25, 2007

Thanks so much everyone for the comments and congrats :) #4211019

Julie Monacella April 25, 2007

Congrats Hayley! So pretty! #4211633

Denise M. Snyder April 25, 2007

Another fabulous finalist!!! Congratulations! #4211638

Sharon King April 25, 2007

Congratulations on this Beautiful finalist! #4211889

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett April 25, 2007

Congrats on this wonderful Finalist, Hayley #4212321

Shawn Jennings level-classic April 25, 2007

Super portrait, Hayley! Congratulations on your finalist! #4212546

Candy Avera April 25, 2007

I adore this Hayley. Congratulations. #4213189

MONICA G April 27, 2007

gorgeous. can you please tell me what you used for the reflection? amazing! #4219513

paul parent level-deluxe June 29, 2007


You have a great gallery. #4458078

Hayley J. Hamlin June 30, 2007

Thanks again to all my BP friends for the wonderful comments on this image!!
Monica...I am so sorry for the delay on this...I have had lots of people ask me how to do this...if you want to email me I will send you the directions...The reflection is made with plexi,but I will be more than happy to give you details :)
Paul thanks so much for the comment on my gallery...:) #4459209

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic October 01, 2007

Sweet and fabulous!
--Lisa #4868078

Joyce ONeil January 09, 2008

Perfect! #5314480

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 26, 2008

Oh, this is adorable! What a good idea.

Plexi glass! Who knew?! I was -wondering- how you got a little baby to stay so still and not ~~~splash~~~! #5400225

Robert F. Wilson February 28, 2008

Awesome gallery Hayley. I was wondering about the size of the plexi-glass you use, 4x8 sheet..pretty expensive isn't it..? Love this shot. How did he stay still and not smear up the plexi. #5566012

Hayley J. Hamlin February 28, 2008

Robert, Thank you very much!!
I use the smallest size plexi that home depot carries becuase I am an on-location photog so I have to be able to travel with it. It is not expensive at all. If I had a studio however, I'd get a much larger peice to save time in editing. This little guy was only a few months old so he could not move, but I have put movers on plexi and they do get away from you, just have to be patient. It's very easy to clean the drool marks up with windex and papertowel and if you miss, you can always edit them out ;) Hope that helps :) Hayley #5568139

March 09, 2008

That is a beautiful picture. #5617800

June 26, 2008

Hi, I just was curious if you knew that this photo was being used here:


Some of the other ones may be yours also. #6111918

Mervyn Dublin August 03, 2011

Excellent shot, the reflection on the plexi is brilliant! #9579763

Linda Eodice October 04, 2013

This is a wonderful captured moment of a baby discovering its own reflection. I love the space around the infant and the reflection. Most of all, I like the candid joy of discovery.

Nicolas Ramos May 15, 2015

Excelente fotograf├Ča #11302394

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This little guy was so fasinated with his reflection, I couldn't get him to look up at me for anthing:) I love the look of wonder on his face...

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