So many entries! Thank you all.
Hatem. I like your original interpretation of the theme. I too, feel that love is like a flower. You have to keep tending to it, so it will keep growing. Was that on a public garden, or one of your own flowers?
svishak. Another original interpretation. You could probably get the rest of the details you want by examining the meta-data on the file.
Nick12984. I like the lighting. But it could have probably have worked better without so many objects. It looks kind of "crowded".
Photoj. As far as I'm concerned, this one is great. But I could only cast one vote. It only shows how difficult it was to choose. I actually like the blurred person on the left is "just right"; it adds to the feeling of perpspective and backgroud motion (it would have felt more like a studio shot if she wasn't there). As much as I'm no fan of post-processing, I have to admit the sepia filter added to the whole.
ChinaMark. That has to be Lassie reborn!
BrianS. Good capture, but the extense depth of field filled the background with too much detail, taking attention away from your main subjects. Did you forget about that detail, or did feel you had to capture the moment and wouldn't risk going for the setting change?
seattlesteve. That has to be a studio shot. Great idea. Great outcome. Maybe if the baby's face was showing a bit more of his/her profile it would have worked even better? Could you explain what you did to get that "dark subject on white background" effect (shutter speed, etc)?
LahLahSr. I'd have used another orientation ("horizontal" instead of "vertical"). Wouldn't that be more on the "resting mood"?
patti. Great colours, very sharp. Rule of thirds spot-on (on both subjects, no less).I even like that background shadow.
Fairground. Good setting, but there are too many elements distracting from your main subject. Have you tried cropping out some of the space on the left? Also, a slight problem with the light source. Anyone knows how this could have been avoided? UV filter, maybe?
Big Pix. What can I say? It's just perfect. I wonder which camera brand did you use... Oh, there it is... Nikon!
Ormina. Good ideia, good shot. But I would have liked more contrast on those white feathers. It's the old "bride with white dress at wedding" problem.
Gregory.Rotter. Good idea, but framing seems not the best. Colours a bit... dull?
dryan2. Good shot. Were the water drops in there, or did you place them?
roland. Interesting idea. Good shot. I still would have like to see a little motion blurring on the legs.
Bjorn van Sinttruije. Wow, what a lucky shot. And it seems you managed to capture it with just the right settings, in spite of the rush.
johngunnar. Good practical use of exposure compensation. Did you get to that value by trial and error?
Schnaaps. That's not red?
Sander. I liked it. Maybe it would have benefited from an even shallower depth of field? Or maybe a little light from one of the sides?
Again, thank you all.