I've been giving the gkirlin photos some thought as to why they come out so nice and I think I've figured it out. I have 5 neices and nephews, my sister and her husband have the oldest neice and oldest nephew and my brother and his wife had a nephew, neice, nephew every 5 years like clockwork. Sometimes they will LOOK at this foul mouthed blog and when they see one on here they want to know what they can do to be 'Blogworthy'. I love them all equally and rarely see them individually without carefully trying to balance it with the others, and in fact, I see gkirlin the LEAST because his age makes me fear him like a horse that has yet to be broken. The others I interact with, he I just watch.
But the 4 oldest knew me before I was your lowly and humble photographic servant so when I have a camera, they notice it and pay attention to it as you can see by this example. gkirlin has unlikely ever seen my whole face. To him I am the Uncle with the big artifical eye that I have to hold up in front of my face and he politely ignores it, averts his gaze, and hopes it will go away.