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Special Gifts

Posted by
Bettina (Los Angeles, United States) on 25 December 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

This is not the best picture since I had to take it in a hurry, but it's this year's Christmas card, and these are the best two presents I ever received. And the one on the right came on Christmas Day, so today we celebrate a birthday as well!

NIKON D60 1/13 second F/7.1 ISO 800 105 mm (35mm equiv.)

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Happy Birtgay-one on the right-(Is that a kind of American Indian naming convention?!) ;-) and Merry Christmas to you all!

25 Dec 2010 6:35am

@CElliottUK: Thank you! Merry Christmas to you!

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

I can understand these being your two best gifts. (And Happy Birthday to your daughter!)
You are blessed. Thank you for sharing them with us.

25 Dec 2010 7:18am

@DULCIE: Thank you, Dulcie! Merry Christmas!

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Happy Days all round, birthday and Christmas. Lovely, warm portraits.

25 Dec 2010 7:26am

@Richard: Thank you, Richard! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday!

Sam from Chennai, India

Lovely. Happy Birthday to your daughter and greetings to your son. Merry Christmas to you all :)

25 Dec 2010 7:35am

@Sam: Thank you so much, Sam!

NaDu from Köln, Germany

If everybody has fun with it, it's a good picture. So, have days full of love and laughter and of course special birthday congratulations to that one on the right.

25 Dec 2010 7:56am

@NaDu: Thanks! Especially for that one on the right. :)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Merry Christmas to you and yours
This is the most moving shot I've seen today !

25 Dec 2010 7:59am

@Calusarus: Thank you so much!

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Je te souhaite de merveilleuses fêtes de Noël ainsi qu'à tes proches.

25 Dec 2010 8:29am

@jpla: Thank you so very much. :)

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Happy birthday, hope she doesn't get that joint pressie thing! Nice portrait of your special ones, Merry christmas to you all.

25 Dec 2010 8:36am

@The Mouse: Thank you Mr Mouse! Hope you all had a great Christmas!

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wish your daughter a Happy Birthday Bettina, and of course... Merry Christmas to all :)

25 Dec 2010 8:45am

@Tamara: Thank you, Tamara! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! :)

William S. from Béziers, France

Happy Bday little Miss B. and pleased to see you young people...
Happy holidays and Merry Christmas to all of you.

25 Dec 2010 8:54am

@William S.: Thank you, Mr. W! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Have a wonderful double celebration day

25 Dec 2010 10:10am

@grouser: Thank you very much. I hope you're having a good holiday yourself!

PATRICK from miramas, France

merry christmas

25 Dec 2010 10:28am

@PATRICK: Merry Christmas, Patrick!

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Double joy, double celebration! Enjoy!

25 Dec 2010 10:29am

@Sonia Nansid: Thanks, Sonia!

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Merry Christmas to you too. Thank you for this wonderful image full of youth and hope in the future! Best regards, Adela

25 Dec 2010 10:39am

@Adela Fonts: Thanks, Adela! Hope you're having a wonderful time yourself.

Sally from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Have a lovely day all of you xx

25 Dec 2010 11:06am

@Sally: Thanks, Sally! :)

STEED from Somewhere, France

Hi ,Bett's Children !!!! The Rocker,The Pom Pom(perhaps) and the White(and Black) rabbit of Grace Slick's Jefferson Airplane,perhaps so....Have a Nice Day ....

25 Dec 2010 12:09pm

@STEED: Thanks, Steed! We are all Rock n Roll here. :)

Susan from Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Actually, I like the picture a lot !!! Looks quite natural, which is good !!! Wonderful holiday season to you and the family, and extra birthday wish for your daughter, as this is not the best time of year for a birthday!!! (and i know, having had mine 5 days ago!!!...they kind of get lost in the shuffle !!)

25 Dec 2010 2:15pm

@Susan: Well, happy belated birthday! So far she still likes it. She gets to take all the attention away from Christmas at the end of the day. :)

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture of your two wonderful gifts for Christmas. And a birthday too!
It doesn't get any better. Have a wonderful day together.

25 Dec 2010 2:36pm

@Don: Thanks, Don! Hope you all had a wonderful time together as well.

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

It's a beautiful picture! And a tuxedo bunny too. Happy Birthday to your daughter and a Merry Christmas to all

25 Dec 2010 4:22pm

@clodagh smith: We like our bunnies formal. :) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas yourself!

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

so beautiful!! So I join my voice to wish an Happy Birthday and a merry X-mas!!!

25 Dec 2010 5:32pm

@KriKridesign: Thanks, Christine! Hope you are having a wonderful time with your wonderful family wherever in the world you are today. :)

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

WOW!! It doesn't get ant better than that, does it!! Now Christmas Day will always be ever so special. They are both so wonderful Betty....A Very Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter and a Merry Christmas to you all:)

25 Dec 2010 5:56pm

@Pavan Kaul: Thank you so much, Pavan! I know you how much our children mean to us. Thank you for your kind wishes. :)

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

merry christmas

25 Dec 2010 7:06pm

@The MaJor: Thank you, dearest Major!

LauraS from Chico, United States

Oh, bravo!! Love to meet your kids, Bettina. Even if through this photo. Great smiles, bright colors, delightful. Merry Christmas to you and them. Much love.

25 Dec 2010 7:15pm

@LauraS: Dear Laura! Thank you so much! I hope you're having a wonderful holiday!

Sunder from Chennai, India

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

25 Dec 2010 7:43pm

@Sunder: Thank you so much! :)

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Merry Christmas, Bettina. You're online friendship has been a special gift. Beautiful family and I hope the day was everything you hoped for.

25 Dec 2010 7:48pm

@Larry Lefever: Merry Christmas to you, Larry. I've really enjoyed sharing this experience with you. We had a wonderful day. And the cookies finally were made!

Susan from Sausalito, United States

Such lovely children. Merry Christmas Bettina, I've loved your photographs all year long.

25 Dec 2010 7:50pm

@Susan: Thank you so much. It's been really fun sharing this experience. I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

Merry Christmas!!!

25 Dec 2010 7:53pm

@Isidro: Thank you! And a wonderful New Year to you!

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Happy Christmas and good health to you.

25 Dec 2010 8:07pm

@Philip: Thank you, I wish you the same!

Piero from LYON, France

Merry christmas, Bettina and a lot of happiness !

25 Dec 2010 9:36pm

@Piero: Thank you, dear Piero. All the best to you! :)

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

: )))
Congratulations. : ))

25 Dec 2010 10:13pm

@ORBIT: Thank you, dear!!

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

lovely shot. with regards to your son's t-shirt:

25 Dec 2010 10:32pm

@Philip: That's great. And yes, they formed a band.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

26 Dec 2010 1:33am

@Steve Rice: Thank you, Steve! Hope you and family are having a wonderful Christmas time.

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Beautiful family, Happy Holidays to you all!

26 Dec 2010 3:16am

@Ralph Jones: Thank you, Ralph. Hope you're having a great Christmas holiday, tool!

k@ from Paris, France

Ah their smiles are the best gifts for sure, we can read L.O.V.E. reflecting on their faces ! And look at the new guest, so cute, you must hug & craddle him (her ?) all day long, don't you all ? ;) Kisses to the whole family beautiful bunch.

26 Dec 2010 9:19am

@k@: Thank you, dear Karine. L.O.V.E. is a good thing. :) The bunny must be cradled all day long because it is simply irresistible. And we do! Thank you for your kisses. I send some back to you! And I hope you had a wonderful time with your family!

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

hi betty nice family picture, breathing, caring environment is familiar
special ...........
a hug from Salamanca, pablo

26 Dec 2010 9:34am

@Melocoton: Thank you, Pablo! A hug from LA!

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Thanks for sharing this lovely snap. A very happy Bday to your daughter. Best gifts indeed.

26 Dec 2010 11:45am

@Chetan: Thank you so much. Best gifts are all that counts. :)

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Have a brillant Christmas, boxing day and New Year! :D

26 Dec 2010 1:18pm

@Xerophytes: Thank you so much for your visits and a fantastic New Year for you!

Véronique from Here & Now, France

La "beauté" doit bien moins à la technique qu'à l'amour !
Un cliché superbement émouvant .

26 Dec 2010 6:39pm

@Véronique: Thank you so much, Veronique!

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Merry xmas to all your beloved ones and a happy birthday to your son ;)

26 Dec 2010 8:44pm

@DowsherVision: Thank you so much! I hope you have a wonderful new year!

The Dark Dude from Maestoso, United Kingdom

hey duderclausette
nice. i know what you mean.
happy christmas!

26 Dec 2010 10:23pm

@The Dark Dude: Hey Duderclaus. I know you know what I mean!

KimHe from Singapore, Singapore

Merry Christmas!! Congratulations!!

27 Dec 2010 2:14am

@KimHe: Thank you very much! Happy New Year!

Becky from los angeles, United States

Beautiful portraits of these beautiful people! Happy Birthday little dear one! Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas.

27 Dec 2010 2:23am

@Becky: Thank you! It was all very very nice. :))

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Enjoyable moment..Great mood..Merry Christmas !!

27 Dec 2010 8:52am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

A beautiful and warm portrait, love the nice smiles. Must have been a great Christmas
with these presents.

27 Dec 2010 1:25pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

What a special gift on Christmas. Work the first time for you.. but after that a gift that gives eternally :)

27 Dec 2010 9:12pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Excellent card and great truth!

28 Dec 2010 1:03am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Congratulations on this wonderful family gift! A special birthday wish to the birthday girl! And a proud mom, you rock! ;-)

28 Dec 2010 4:10pm

1/13 second
ISO 800
105 mm (35mm equiv.)