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First Moments

First Moments
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Copyright: Kiwi Rob (KiwiRob) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 28 W: 3 N: 19] (552)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2005-04-21
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 24-70mm F2.8 L
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-04-22 5:44
Viewed: 2366
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
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This is Nicholas, he was born at 2.35 on the 21st of April, he's my boy, I'm as a proud a dad as you will ever meet, this was my first view of him. The shot isn't all that well composed but it the first photo of him and I love it.

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Congrats Robert on your wee man. A very special moment you have shared with us. Thank you!

oh, robert, this is amazing!! i love the detail! really...wow...this great - thanks for sharing it!

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  • goc Gold Star Critiquer [C: 321 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-04-22 7:23]

OMG !!!
fantastic ... no words can describe this moment

Congratulations Robert !

Thanks for sharing with us


First, congratulations to you and your wife! And what a fantastic picture! Your choice of B&W is very good and your were able to capture the moment so well. Excellent!

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  • ciore Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 3 N: 118] (2478)
  • [2005-04-22 8:18]

Unrepeatable !!!

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  • padre Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1419 W: 90 N: 263] (4035)
  • [2005-04-22 9:12]

This is a stunning image of your son Robert. Congratulations and God's blessings on your son, your wife and family. Brent

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2005-04-22 15:36]

Nicholas is famous!..Probably the first new born on treklens....Great Photo Rob !!..Congratulations to you and yours..
Kind Regards Dawn....

Felicidades Robert, this is a good moment in your live, good shot. bienvenido Nicolas.

Double Congratulation! For the boy at first... For the picture too. The effect is terrific. I imagine pratically the crying! It is suppossed to be the most eprouving experience of our life... I mean not for you.. For him.. To get out of a world were everything is made to his conveniance. He don't have to eat, to breath, to clothing... And to be trought out ouf a so small ouverture :o) But in conpensation he will have a long life.. and he will not remembering that hard transition.

I'm impress by the texture over reveal by the organic covering he had... Especialy for the hands...
Great Shot!

Great shot Rob! A special moment indeed - I have 4 of my own. B&W was the right medium too I believe. (Best wishes to Mum).

Great Shot! Beuatiful picture of life!

Wow! This is quite the stunner of a picture. Actually I hope you don't mide me saying this but it did send a chill through me, because of the intensity of the picture and the moment captured. The color one would have been very doctor material but the B&W is very very intense. A wonderful moment, I cannot imagine how it must have felt, you must really treasure this picture I guess. Congratulations to you Robert and his Mum and definitely to Nicholas too for a rare moment in time. Thank you so much for sharing this.


This picture is AMAZING!! And you did well capturing the detail. It's very clear! I'm sure I would have had camera shake with the sheer emotion of the moment. WOW!

Congratulations to you and your wife on the birth of your beautiful son. Having the camera with you at this joyous event has certainly given you a photo to remember for always. Its a perfect shot of a perfect child. Take good care of him.

Indeed I find this shot really well performed Robet. I love it, how you cropped and find the right contrast.
Congratulation and thanks for sharing this precious moment with us.


I love this shot!! I am a delivery nurse in the states (will someday visit NZ!) and This is so beautifully captured. The injustice of our cold world..."what are you doing to me?" I wish I could bring my camera to work and catch those first moments. I was really too busy when mine were delivered (being the mom!)
WOW! Congratulations on being a dad. My babies are five years old and eight months old. They are the end all and be all! Good luck. Jennifer

Wow man, thanks for sharing such a moment with us... :) Sure looks like he's got a good set of lungs... :) Congradulations! :) OH g I see this was quite a long time ago... seems your Nicholas must be turning 5 this April 21st. :)

Just love this... :) we await our next child in August, and this sure helps to envisage what those first moments might be like... :)

Our son Valters is 5 years old now also... :)

Best wishes to you and your family this Easter! :)


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