and here is my edited version ... also known as extra crispy.
i'm happy with the simplicity of it ... but i don't feel like i have a firm grasp on skin color (it feels grey to me) and the pop of color (that true oceanic blue) that i want to see within her eyes ... i love how the bokeh turned out ... but i'm also in desperate need of figuring out where exactly to focus my picture (where exactly to focus ...) and not partake in the cutting off of heads ... it's apparently my specialty. also i have a need to get away from my automatic settings ... help!
(i use the picnik.com site for editing ... but i'm thinking of investing in photoshop ... eventually ...)
my exif information ... Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1000)
Focal Length: 200 mm
Focal Length: 201.6 mm
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: No Flash
thanks for the feedback!