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November 25, 2011
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Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot A470
Shutter Speed
1/20 second
Aperture
F/3.0
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
80
Date Taken
Nov 2, 2008, 1:02:30 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Sensor Size
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Little Hand by Photopathica Little Hand by Photopathica
My youngest nephew, Benjamin

He was just a couple of weeks when I took this, he and my sister was in hospital since he was born 6 weeks early. He was fed through a tube, and there was an alarm connected to his pulse, in case he would stop breathing or his heart stopped.

He is over 4 years old now, and very healthy and strong.
I hope he will never have to suffer from any complications from being born too early :heart:

Made this as a "welcome home" card when they finally left the hospital after 3 weeks:



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"Little Hand" by Ina-Fahlsten is a very moving piece of work. With a first glance, it gives the viewer a mix of emotions. Personally, I felt helpless. Seeing a child in need of help, but knowing I cannot do anything makes me feel sad, but I believe there is hope for this child. Putting into perspective how a parent wants to help their child, and trusts doctors will do whatever they can for the child. Life is beautiful, and the artist does a good job taking the snapshot of someone's life, and preserving it for future reminiscence. Along with that, the quality of the image is very good, and clear to understand.
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DreamsCatchMe Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm so happy to know he is now a healthy and strong boy. :D Great shot!
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012   General Artist
yes, it's a great relief :)'
thanks for faving!
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DreamsCatchMe Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem. :)
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Such a heartfelt photo. Very well done!
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012   General Artist
thank you!
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
You are very welcome :)
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ernest-art Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:

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Photopathica Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012   General Artist
thanks so much :)
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ahley Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So precious and adorable!
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012   General Artist
thank you :)
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ahley Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome! :)
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tyshwortzz Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
so special :D
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012   General Artist
thanks a lot :D
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PhotogScott Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
Considering the angle, I wish the camera was raised every so slightly to shoot over the fingertips. The blur is distracting, in that sense, and doesn't redirect me to the face. Considering the limitation of the NICU (which is where I believe this was taken), I can't say it's much of a complain. Good catch. :)
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012   General Artist
hm, NICU?
i wasnt aiming for something to be directed to his face, but i see what you mean with the angle, i should have put more focus on his hand, make less of his face be in the picture :)

thanks for the comment!
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PhotogScott Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
NICU. Newborn Intensive Care Unit, I think? Isn't that where they put the ones that they want to keep a pretty close eye on? I forget what they call the little baby aquarium where most of the kids go.


I think focusing on the face was the right idea, both from a timing and artistic perspective. Just shooting over the hands won't have made the fingertips fill so much of the frame.
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012   General Artist
yeah, i though you meant that. but i didnt know the english term for it :) i'm swedish :)
actually, there were no such limitations.
my sister could hold him as much as she wanted, and so could i. the only thing they were strict about, was the hygiene. i couldnt enter the room if i didnt clean my hands very carefully, the risk of infection on a pre-mature child is of course very high.
so here he is just lying on the bed in the room where my sister lived on the hospital, so i could take photos anyway i wanted :)
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