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Kids Look Like Angels When They Sleep

My wife and I started a family back in 2001 and pretty much the first thing that happened was that we stopped watching TV and started watching our children. Particularly when they sleep. We sat [and still sit] for hours just watching them sleep.

This is Charlie, our youngest.

Closest thing I know of that seems like getting up close to angels.....

Gear?

Nikon D700
One shot with Loreo Lens in Cap
One shot with Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 and 12mm macro extension tube
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What happens when they wake up :)
 
nice slip, no any tension.
 
may i know your white balance setting to get this shot?
 
so true...so innocent
 
Gorgeous shots. That 1.2 renders skin so beautifully, and I love the vertical composition of the first pic. If Sam ever sleeps, I'll shoot him and show you the evidence, though there's no signs of that happening yet :-)
 
what a beautiful photo! I can feel warm heart to your children.
Kab Yaj
 
Oh, Alfie...he is darling! They do look like angels when they sleep.
 
waoooooooooooo its so quit pic.
 
like puppies they are cute and fun but then they grow up...
 
Delicate like flower. Chield is the boon of God.
 
+Azree Yaacob My method of white-balance is to switch on the Live View and then via the 'K' [Kelvin] setting, dial in a specific colour temperature - aiming to match what I see in the real world with the balance of white I see on the screen.
 
I can't find a thermometer in kelvin...
 
little angel,God bless you.
 
Yes,they look so sweet...
 
Nice. But too much port-production. Where is the real rough photo?
 
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so good and beautiful photo. really like an angel.
 
waooo , the detail rocks.
 
l'innocence,la douceur..des petits anges...
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wow so cuteeeeeeeeeee.........................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
 
Please ! Let them sleep in peace ! They don't need to be hypnotized 24 hours a day . No hard feelings !
 
Quelle magnifique photos, et la finesse du grain est incroyable !!
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Excuse me but I am a photographer and my kids, because of being around the camera from day 1, are relaxed about having their photos taken when they are awake and are good with the camera themselves already. And as I didn't wake him up by taking these, where's the harm? So, leave me to know what's best or appropriate for my kids thank you +John DeVille
 
Going back to Cavemen Times that was to prevent us from eating them, if we were really hungary ! Our fellow is eight now and apart from nibbling on his cheeks from time to time he has managed to survive our feasting !
 
AMAZING , REALLY...................
 
Children are at their best when asleep I find. As a Dad of two, I can't wait until they go to bed. As for watching them sleep for hours - that's just odd.
 
yes, you are 100% right and one should keep looking at sleeping babies for long
 
Each to their own but as a visual person I appreciate beauty and marveling at what beautiful little humans myself and my wife have created is something I don't grow tired of +Mark Thomas :-)
 
...and you obviously haven't seen Japanese TV. Shit at best, inexorably awful at its worst. Watching the kids beats that +Mark Thomas :-)
 
yes, i also agree with your comment.......................
 
really true, they seems angle when they sleep
 
In their sleep we can see the GOD .....
Ivan Yu
 
feel peaceful when watching kids sleep
 
you're so right ! btw - no TV in my home ! :-)
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Absolute delightful, wish I could take photo this good.
 
these pictures are fabulous. I feel like sleeping too :P
 
the boy is so pretty
 
True, they are adorable and their physical attracts people so that everyone would prefer to touch them
 
very2 cute i like this son....
 
Am already relaxed this afternoon en you.
 
These r the rare moments kids look this way,love them truely while they r asleep
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Да ви е жив и здрав и много да ви радва :)
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this is a cute child .....this is sleeping......Have a nice scene
Manoj R
 
wowwwwwwwwwww
 
quando un bimbo dorme, quello che noti prima di ogni cosa è quanto sia sereno; ancora non toccato da cattiverie e preoccupazioni, aperto ad esperienze nuove, convinto che il mondo abbia in serbo per lui solo cose BELLE!!!
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They are the joy of every home,they are soooooooooo cute

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چیه این؟ من دندونه رو بردم حموم، آبجوش باز کردم روش، لپاش شد رنگ انار!اینقده خوب.
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Not everything is worth a picture... (there are way to many "photographers" sharing their emotions in google+)
 
Eklendi çok gl bir bebek. allah çok güzel yaratmış.
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They do look like angels when they sleep! I always loved to watch my children sleep too. Thanks for sharing +Alfie Goodrich adorable!
 
realy like an angle .. and your pic is amazing ..
 
Nice pictures. Pretty kid. 
 
innocent as well as very beautiful ..
inocentes, así como muy hermosa ..
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ooooooooooo!!!!!! he's ssssoooooooo cute!!!1
 
an angel appears to be in slumber !
 
vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv nice
 
wow, love it... an angel, indeed! (:
 
OMG.................. :O :O :O wat a baeuty in thzz pic!! <3<3 lovly shot mind blowing.....
 
aahhhhhhh ssssssoooooooooooooo mmmmmmmmmmmmmuuuuuuuuuuuuccccccccchhhhh ccccccccccuuuuuuuuuuuuutttttttttttttteeeeeee
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They're angels when sleep, play, ask questions, smile at you, etc. :-)
 
Awwww.. he's so cuuuttee.. and he does look like an angel :3
 
Its a bliss to watch them grow...enjoy it while u still can!
HJ BF
 
he is cute but look on my profile 4 a cuter baby!
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That looks amazing. I need a better camera.
 
Charlie does look like an angel! Enjoy them while they are young as they grow so quickly!! Seems like yesterday that our children were that young and now we have three grandchildren - of course they are angels in our lives : )
 
aw he is so cute he looks like my son keyes
 
soooooo cuteeeeeee....................
 
I adore Nikon D700 it gives you all of what you want
 
wow the most inocent n cute pic ever
 
wow that is a good photo I luv photography
 
"That's it, close your eyes, shhh, not a sound
I can barely see your tiny chest move up and down
One thing they don't mention in the parenting books;
Your love for them grows, the closer to dead they look"
-- Lullaby, Tim Minchin
 
We used to joke that God made our chidren look like angels when they slept so that we would forget they were little devils all day!
 
So cute, like him very much ,God bless
 
kids ARE angels (duh)
 
I agree. They are the closest thing to pure innocence on this earth that we are allowed to see.
 
I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who finds themselves sitting in the dim light of a night light just watching, occasionally brushing my sons hair back with my hand. I love that kid.
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there is something sacred about the innocence of a sleeping child.
 
Very nice!!! (Fernando Pessoa disse: O Melhor do Mundo são as Crianças).
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Kids are really angels even they are awake
 
this child is very very sweet, cute and perfect.. and your hand and machine is very very expert and you are a big Photographer..
 
Tears in my eyes. Away from home and haven't seen my 2 year old boy for 4 months.
 
Stunning photo, they are so beautiful in their sleep.
 
What a lucky little boy...when he grows up, he'll have a fantastic photo (many I'm sure!) his Dad took....:-)
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Doar ei pot dormi asa...daca mama si tata sunt alaturi.....
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Remember these images. It will help you through the horrors to come. And help you love through the anger. And helplessness.
 
sooooo good, i hopr having children
 
Two great shots. Love the left one, in part because of Winnie and the blankie. But the right one is gorgeous - he looks so vulnerable and innocent.
Meg Y.
 
so sweet!!!
also, the sharpness of the Loreo lens is impressive!!!
 
his eyelashes are fantastic!
 
hes sooo cute i love to watch my little boy sleep as der is notthing wrong wif it fair play to u alfie goodrich as they are little angles day and nyt
 
lovely picture...:-)
 
It's really true what are you saing about the near that are the children to the angels. Think that when we sleep we are living our emotions separated; when the when the frequency of our brain downs lower than 12 Hz or pulses per second we begin to dream and the brain impulses do not interfere with nervious systems pulses, this are making possible that all the body and systems get restored and balanced. But with children this don't happens. They wasn't need to restore when they was inside there mothers. And when they born they just begining to educate this separation system, and we can see the feeling, emotions and everything related like reflected in there motor movements that is really very human and understandable. It's really like an angels. Thanks for sharing. Konstantin Khrebtov.
 
I really admire seeing the children sleeping, because it always reminds me of beautiful things and that's a really great shot, he really looks like an angle.
 
Oh my goodness, I love this so hard!! I never tire of images of your gorgeous offspring. *sigh*
 
God bless them all aswell my children too.
 
I like too, nice picture
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very butiful picture
 
Gorgeous shots. Very true sentiments. You're a lucky man as I'm sure you know ;)
 
P.S. But when awake can sometimes seem like little devils, ha, ha.
 
a SWEET PICTURE. tHAT CREATES A RIPPLE IN LIFE.
 
much real beautify of nature l accept the picture.Nice
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YOUR ARTICLE IS VERY UPLIFTING. WATCHING MY DAUGHTERS SLEEPING HAVE BROUGHT ABOUT AN ISSUE WITH ME IN FAMILY COURT CAUSE THE MOTHER CHOOSES YO USE THIS AS A PLOY TO SAY THAT SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH ME? I LOVE MY DAUGHTERS AND IT IS THE MOST SOOTHING AND PEACEFUL TIME OF THE DAY TO SEE THEM CURLED UP DROOLING ON THE PILLOW. ANYONE HAVE ANY ARTICLES OR ITEMS OR COMMENTS, PLEASE EMAIL ME AT EDARMSTRONG37@GMAIL.COM
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