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Babe in a box / Smiley Reilly by micklyn

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Featured in the group Freedom To Shine – June 09 – Thank you so much!

Was out in the garden when I saw this box of fallen bougainvillea blossoms someone had swept up. Couldn’t resist popping the baby in there. Taken using my Canon 400D, natural light.


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In between cooking, shopping, doing laundry, washing dishes, changing nappies and schooling my children I sometimes find a spare moment to doodle, draw or photograph something or someone. Those are the moments that keep me going, even if they are few and far between. Food for the artist mom’s soul.

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  • Julia  Thomas
    Julia Thomasover 5 years ago

    haha awesome! the texture of the box and the colour of the blossoms are such a great contrast against the softness of the baby – and baby seems to be enjoying it!

  • He did, but mostly because I was talking to him and making funny faces… he’s a people person!!

    – micklyn

  • rjore
    rjoreover 5 years ago

    Lovely! Great impulse and great execution, also like how you isolated the box in the frame!

  • Thanks! I stuck a white towel under the box… the ground it was on was not very appealing!

    – micklyn

  • Karen Scrimes
    Karen Scrimesover 5 years ago

    This is absolutely gorgeous! Looks like you both had a fun time!

  • Helps to have such a yummy little model! Really, i could eat him up… ( : For the longest time (after I studied fine art – finished 10 years ago) I couldn’t do anything “cute” – it was drummed into me by my tutors that “cute” and “art” can NOT co-exist… even now, i feel a bit silly doing work like this!

    – micklyn

  • priddylaydee
    priddylaydeeover 5 years ago

    brilliant photo – the burn tool added a better effect than i expected. when you’re world famous, i’ll be able to say “i suggested that” hehehee. seriously. awesome work. looking forward to much more!

  • Famous… haha! That’ll be the day! Thanks again for your suggestion, made all the difference!

    – micklyn

  • priddylaydee
    priddylaydeeover 5 years ago

    hehehe no worries. if i can ever help with anything else let me know ;) x x x

  • Smile
    Smileover 5 years ago

    This is so adorable, wonderful editing!!!

  • Thanks, Nikki! (Really like your work!)

    – micklyn

  • Babbler
    Babblerover 5 years ago

    LOL,superb !

  • Thanks so much, and for having a look around! ( :

    – micklyn

  • karenuk1969
    karenuk1969over 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot & a beautiful baby :-)

  • Thanks!

    – micklyn

  • Nicoletté Thain Photography
    Nicoletté Thai...over 5 years ago

    cool idea & love the baby’s expression!

  • This was the expression that came just before the "ok, enough, get me out of here!’ expression!

    – micklyn

  • Shelby  Stalnaker Bortone
    Shelby Stalna...over 5 years ago

    this is adorable

  • Thank you! I mostly think all pictures of him are adorable… I can’t really be objective here! ( :

    – micklyn

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