Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas could fetch a staggering $250,000 for a single photo of their new bouncing baby girl -- but the money-hungry Hollywood couple will have to keep her hidden in order to cash in.

Media experts told The New York Post last night that paparazzi all over the world will try to snap candid photos of little Carys, who was born three days ago.

"An official photo could pull in a quarter-million," said Linda Mann, president of Mann Media, a top lifestyles p.r. firm in Manhattan. "But the picture to really get is Catherine Zeta-Jones sitting on a park bench and breast-feeding her kid. That one would fetch a lot more. And you can bet that armies of photographers will be out in full force to get it."

The stars took a public beating this year when they sued Britain's Hello! magazine for running sneak "unauthorized" photos of their wedding after they had made a million-dollar deal to supply official pictures to rival mag OK!

The couple won certain aspects of the trial but failed to win a ruling that celebrities had a right to privacy.

They also lost in the court of public opinion, with the British media portraying them as opportunists who got burned when they tried to make a buck on their private lives.