The Best of Me

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© Mike Olbinski
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UploadedFebruary 16, 2010
TakenFebruary 15, 2010
Exposure1/100 sec at f/3.5
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Focal Length50 mm
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I titled this the Best of Me, but it could also be the Best of Us. Both our halves made Lyla Grace. She almost didn't happen, took 6 years, thousands of dollars and it all came down to one embryo that decided to be the one that worked.

She is mostly definitely the best thing my wife and I have done together. Having been married for 9 years BEFORE having her, we've had adjustments to make in the lifestyle we were used to leading. But no matter how hard things get sometimes...I just look at her beautiful little face, like in the photo above, and I know that nothing can ever be better than her.

And how can you go wrong with a little daughter who carries your lens cap for you???

19 responses

  • Karen Menyhart

    Karen Menyhart gave props (15 Feb 2010):

    Lyla Grace is a doll! Nice portrait!


    JOE FAILK gave props (15 Feb 2010):

    Perfect for the theme! Great shot!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (15 Feb 2010):

    Lyla Grace is adorable! Nothing makes life sweeter than a child! Beautiful theme entry, Mike!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (15 Feb 2010):

    soooo cute!

  • Kevin Ellis

    Kevin Ellis gave props (15 Feb 2010):

    As Leslie said there goes a real cutie

  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers (Deleted) gave props (16 Feb 2010):

    You are training her well...she is beautiful and a fab pic!!

  • John W Decker

    John W Decker (Deleted) gave props (16 Feb 2010):

    She's precious!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (16 Feb 2010):

    gorgeous little girl

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (16 Feb 2010):

    F A B U L O U S entry!

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (16 Feb 2010):

    I AM SMILING!!!! What an angel! Terrific shot, friend...and perfect for the theme:)

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (16 Feb 2010):

    It won't be long and she will be toting your tripod. She is so beautiful!! Wonderful portrait and the perfect entry!

  • John Tanner

    John Tanner gave props (16 Feb 2010):

    She's adorable Mike !!! Great portrait !!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (18 Feb 2010):

    Precious child and uplifting story. Congratulations to all three of you! You are a good dad, Mike.

  • Jenny Murphy

    Jenny Murphy gave props (20 Feb 2010):

    perfect shot! i love her little hat! i love how you framed it, nice shot! wonderful entry!

  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (22 Feb 2010):


  • Anne Worner

    Anne Worner (Deleted) gave props (24 Feb 2010):

    This is a precious, precious shot. I know what you guys went through, and I'm glad it was successful for you. Lyla is beautiful and her sweetness shines from within.

  • Diana Burman

    Diana Burman (Deleted) gave props (1 Mar 2010):

    Aw, she is an adorable little cutie!

  • Jim Nasium

    Jim Nasium gave props (5 Mar 2010):

    Striking catch. Words struggle to describe we humans's love for our wee ones......

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell gave props (2 May 2010):

    What a beautiful heartfelt portrait of your daughter .....can feel the love in this shot! Tender and sweet...

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