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Challenge: Defining Feature (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: at our school
Date: Oct 8, 2004
Aperture: 1.8
Shutter: 1/1500
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 9, 2004

Noon, my student.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 122
Avg (all users): 8.2500
Avg (commenters): 9.3684
Avg (participants): 8.1412
Avg (non-participants): 8.3206
Views since voting: 33298
Views during voting: 459
Votes: 216
Comments: 130
Favorites: 245 (view)


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09/29/2010 03:58:32 AM
Nice execution Sir !
07/01/2010 03:07:50 PM
Outstanding job!!
01/04/2008 02:36:00 PM
Love this shot. It is amazing how you captured almost all of your subjects' emotions and I am also very jealous of you for having found so many soulful and beatiful subjects.

It is even more mind boggling looking through your challenge history and see how fast you take yourself from an average photo taker to a top notch photographer. Thanks for sharing all the moving images.

Message edited by author 2008-01-04 14:36:38.
07/04/2007 12:54:06 PM
Wow! excellent!
03/28/2007 10:43:01 PM
I love your portraits!!!Your all pictures! Congratulate!
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12/08/2006 06:52:29 PM
Great Eyes, Great Picture
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09/13/2006 11:40:31 AM
great dramatic portrait
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06/06/2006 09:22:07 PM
You are an amazing photographer.
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05/02/2006 12:33:34 PM
Congratulations Manny,regards. Robert.
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04/14/2006 02:47:30 AM
This shot is just lovely.. I don't know why you chose landscape for this shot, but I like it quite a lot.
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03/21/2006 10:15:14 PM
again, an astounding image !!
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12/17/2005 03:09:31 AM
everytime i see this picture... *speechless*
anyway, this one always made me more and more in love with photography. really nice portrait.
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07/22/2005 01:19:59 AM
I really like the photo of the eyes.
Its more than the eyes.You only get a few in a life time.Sherman
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07/15/2005 03:43:27 AM
Great shot!
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06/14/2005 09:16:16 PM
Fantastic Image. Reminds me of an oil painting by Reineke
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05/23/2005 11:25:43 PM
Wow!
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05/10/2005 11:58:55 AM
Having lived in a poor town in West Africa .... I understand the hidden message behind this photo. It is like the look on the face of a little boy I met in West Africa who was so desperate to know: when and where will the next meal come?

I love this picture. Congratulations.
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03/23/2005 06:13:45 AM
Originally posted by eugene:

Did u see a national geographic photo of an Afgani woman? This one is just like it...


Hmmmmm... I could have sweared that this one was almost like that. Did you steal the idea from there?
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02/16/2005 07:41:19 AM
Congratulations .
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02/10/2005 05:04:36 PM
The best picture I have seen here.
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12/20/2004 02:34:16 PM
Did u see a national geographic photo of an Afgani woman? This one is just like it...
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12/08/2004 01:07:10 AM
This picture is phenomenal. I keep coming back to it.
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10/24/2004 12:22:48 AM
Superb image!

The only thing that's really nagging me is the little section that's out of focus towards the right.. It just feels like an un-natural blur.
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10/23/2004 11:40:49 AM
Liked it a lot ![
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10/23/2004 11:38:40 AM
Liked it, Liked it...
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10/20/2004 03:55:49 PM
beautiful colors, but i think the blurred nose is a little too distracting... maybe its just because the transition from sharp to blurred is a little abrupt.. it looks good where the cloth on the right side sharply goes from in focus to out of focus (the bottom portion), but the cloth at eye-level also seems to go blurry distractingly...

just my two cents.. :)
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10/20/2004 04:56:42 AM
well deserved blue ribbon. congrats.
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10/20/2004 01:42:51 AM
Yahooooooooooooooo !!!!!
Manny, you did so well, congrats. What a result.
Yours, Jan
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10/19/2004 06:07:45 PM
just excellent.... it reminds me of National Geographic work.... keeeeeep it uppppppp!

Message edited by author 2004-10-19 18:08:17.
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10/19/2004 05:23:24 PM
Awesome photo - the color and light are beautiful. Only question - is that a car I see out the window in the reflection in the eye?
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10/19/2004 03:22:51 AM
Ooooooh, I am so happy for you. Congratualtions Manny. This, it is just fabiolus, incredible. So intence, like taken directly out NG. You really shold go pro you know, you rock ;)
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10/18/2004 09:58:29 PM
Congrats on Your Blue, this image is and you are absolutely incredible!
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10/18/2004 09:24:06 PM
Beautiful!!! Do you believe me now??
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10/18/2004 06:15:06 PM
Just great! Congrats. Love it.
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10/18/2004 03:00:38 PM
Without a doubt one of the best shots on dpc. Great colors and the reflection in the eye is beautiful. Congrats on a well deserved win :)
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10/18/2004 02:07:03 PM
When do you start your gig with National Geographic? :)
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10/18/2004 11:50:27 AM
Congrats on your blue! Just beautiful.
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10/18/2004 11:24:19 AM
What else can I add? This is just stunning, as per your usual... Congrats Manny on the blue. Beautiful! :o)
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10/18/2004 09:57:11 AM
You know you have created yourself a style all your own when you can identify the photographer during the challenge simply from the photograph's feel and texture. Like Ansel Adams' images, librodo's images are that distinctive.

What lens did you use for this shot? Did you shoot RAW? What kind of post processing? Did you use a reflector or is it all just window light? Thanks!

(wow! no 1 votes!)
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10/18/2004 09:48:22 AM
Finally a blue for you! Congrats on this beautiful shot And a great score!
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10/18/2004 09:19:39 AM
look at all those 10's ... awesome work
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10/18/2004 08:57:01 AM
Congratulations on a blue. This was by far my favorite. Your work is exceptional!
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10/18/2004 08:16:59 AM
This was one of my top picks...good job! I guess I have been here for too long... I knew it was yours. Congratulations!
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10/18/2004 06:30:07 AM
What a great image !!! My favorite of the challenge by far. Keep up the good work.
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10/18/2004 05:29:28 AM
Outstanding image and well deserved blue ribbon in this challenge. Great work!
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10/18/2004 04:54:08 AM
My only 10 for this challenge. A well deserved win. Congratulations.
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10/18/2004 04:28:57 AM
Congratulations, a well deserved win.
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10/18/2004 03:42:35 AM
Fantastic shot and finally you've gotten your way overdue blue!
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10/18/2004 02:14:19 AM
WTG Manny!!! Another well deserved Blue!! Congrats!
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10/18/2004 02:05:27 AM
Manny, you are awesome!
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10/18/2004 01:54:05 AM
Whoa! 72 tens! Well deserved - a winner from the start. Great job.
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10/18/2004 01:40:05 AM
Manny, you have once again proved you are one of the true Masters.
Very well done and congrats on the Blue!
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10/18/2004 01:27:12 AM
I am so pleased with the results. A week ago I said that my goal in DPChallenge is to get a Blue and an 8. This picture does it for me. Now I can take a rest....for a while.

This shot almost didn't happen. After taking so many pictures of EYES of my three students, Noon, my student in my last period class that day, asked me if I would like to take her picture with the same veil that Megha (another student whom I photographed earlier) used. Just to appease her, I said "why not". So I brought her out of the classroom, and hurriedly took 7 shots...and this was one of them.

Thanks to a very good friend who helped me in the PP. And thanks to Noon, my model.

Those who voted, many many thanks. Now I can concentrate more in my schoolwork since my goal this year has already been achieved.

BUT...if you see pictures of Chinese or China in two weeks, it's from me. I will be going to the Yunnan Province this weekend (and for the entire next week).

Manny
10/18/2004 12:44:21 AM
Congrats on a huge win, almost a full point ahead of you competition, and congrats on getting you highest scoring photo so far. Beautiful shot!
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10/18/2004 12:34:46 AM
this is so nice. congratulations on a well deserved blue ribbon, and a very high score!
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10/18/2004 12:24:12 AM
Congrats, very Natl. Geographic type shot.
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10/18/2004 12:22:23 AM
Congratulations on a well-earned first place ribbon.
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10/18/2004 12:20:28 AM
What? Your first? Hard to believe, but what a winner this one is! Congrats many times over.
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10/18/2004 12:06:19 AM
This photo is just gorgeous, I knew it was going to get the blue. Congratulations!
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10/18/2004 12:02:57 AM
Congratulations, amazing shot!
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10/18/2004 12:02:30 AM
Congratulations with this black liquid eye image. A great Blue. hey, we were jusr discussing you.lol Check the recent thread.
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10/18/2004 12:02:30 AM
Manny, congratulations!
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10/18/2004 12:01:47 AM
Excellent work Manny, congrats!
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10/18/2004 12:00:52 AM
Finally, a blue! Congratulations! It was a long wait!
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10/18/2004 12:00:51 AM
congrats on your first BLUE!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/17/2004 10:20:14 PM
This is my absolute, hands-down, no-doubt-about-it FAVORITE in this challenge. This is a wonderful capture of a beautiful girl. The colors are perfect, so fabulously saturated... I really can't say enough about how great this shot is. I really think you'll get the blue, and if you don't, then you will have been ROBBED! :)
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10/17/2004 09:48:43 PM
WOW. This picture has an impact with me. Great job. Among my favorites in the challenge.
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10/17/2004 07:19:13 PM
This is the most stunning image in this challenge. The colors are awesome, the catch light, her skin -- perfect 10
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10/17/2004 06:30:47 PM
Should do well, 9
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10/17/2004 05:10:41 PM
Easily the best of the challenge. If this doesn't win, I'll be stunned.
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10/17/2004 04:48:15 PM
Excellent framing Manny, great use of depth and natural light...
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10/17/2004 03:00:03 PM
returning for comments
very nice and intriguing. I would prefer less saturation, but all the same it is an arresting image. Bumping up.
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10/17/2004 11:58:28 AM
Totally fantastic!

Reminds me a bit of the National Geographic Afghan girl...
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10/17/2004 11:39:18 AM
Great color! Nice composition. Blue ribbon.
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10/17/2004 02:06:47 AM
Too much yellow, and the nose and lips are blown out.
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10/16/2004 02:38:18 PM
Wow. Yeah...........Wow.
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10/16/2004 05:17:32 AM
beautifully shot, great intensity - 10
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10/15/2004 11:44:55 PM
lighting is exelent, color is awesome, and over all a beautiful image (only thing that bothers me a bit is the eye on the left, maybe should have been completely covered?) but still my top pick...good luck 10
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10/15/2004 11:16:27 PM
I love the contrast in this photo. Good sharpness on the eyes and the tight crop is very effective. Marked as favorite. 10
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10/15/2004 08:32:24 PM
Wonderful capture.
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10/15/2004 02:07:59 PM
very lovely
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10/15/2004 10:47:33 AM
Whoa... National Geographic here you come! Awesome picture, this one is going straight to the top of my list! I haven't seen the rest of the pictures yet, but if this doesn't get the blue, it's sure to be near the top!
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10/15/2004 10:35:47 AM
I´m in love :D
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10/15/2004 06:57:36 AM
Wonderful light and DoF. 10
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10/14/2004 10:13:37 PM
Brilliant.
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10/14/2004 08:57:41 PM
Excellent - ribbon winner for sure 10
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10/14/2004 06:41:25 PM
Wonderful framing and focus. Colors and lighting work so well here, too. 10
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10/14/2004 05:19:22 PM
beautiful 10
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10/14/2004 02:11:52 PM
This is a wonderfull photo. To me this is a 10, but there are 2 minor things that could perhaps improve it even more:
*more black background
*removed the orange spot on the right eye (left of the photo)

About the border: I think that this subtle border is fine. Do not believe the border haters.

btw: my guess for the photographer is Kiwiness
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10/14/2004 01:37:17 PM
Amazing.... only comment I can make. 10
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10/14/2004 10:25:09 AM
Wonderful! great composition, beautiful light. gets my 10 and I'm looking for this one to win the challenge.
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10/14/2004 05:16:38 AM
This is a beautiful portrait - my favorite shot of this challenge. The colors, lighting and contrast are outstanding. Really great job.
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10/13/2004 10:25:45 PM
The best of the 'eyes' photos. It's just amazing how they look like pools of obsidian - 10
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10/13/2004 08:11:44 PM
Beautiful image. Her eyes and complextion really compliment the fabric.
dc
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10/13/2004 06:37:13 PM
Phenomenal...

Fantastic color, composition is near perfect, Excellent lighting, great depth of field... an all around winner...
ginette
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10/13/2004 03:35:18 PM
Truly superb. Ribbon on its way.
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10/12/2004 10:46:59 PM
Very well lit, wil probably do very well...The strands of stray hair on the cheek are quite distracting though.
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10/12/2004 09:27:58 PM
Just plain beautiful! And on target too.
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10/12/2004 08:43:13 PM
These eyes are amazing. Great Job good luck.
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10/12/2004 07:11:22 PM
Librodo, is that you?

This is fan-fricking-tastic. The skin texture and the color and texture of the fabric are only matched by the depth and darkness of her eyes. Absolutely perfect!
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10/12/2004 07:00:42 PM
this is the only picture that made me take my hand off the mouse sit back and really look.great shot goin to my favorites
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10/12/2004 04:23:46 PM
Well done, great DOF
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10/12/2004 04:00:11 PM
wonderful colors and lighting.
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10/12/2004 02:23:20 PM
Incredibly soulful and beautifully framed.
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10/12/2004 09:38:43 AM
Many shots of eyes on this challenge, but none actually "speak" like this one does.You have captured beauty,innocence, and story all in these eyes! 10!
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10/12/2004 08:20:08 AM
Nice picture , nice colours , pity both eyes were not fully visible.
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10/12/2004 07:45:59 AM
WOW
thats pretty much all i have to say,,,, 10 would be my vote if i could vote for this challenge!
this is an amazing image and deffinitely have to say congratulations.... the colours and focus is stunning! for those who comment that there is too much glare within the eyes may be a tad correct by my opinion but i do believe that that also adds an interesting dimension and makes you try to formulate a story to explain it
the left eye however looks a bit strange... like the sunrise past the cloth because of that glare and that might be better removing or reshooting so it is not present and is hidden behind the cloth however there is really not a darned thing i would really want to change... CONGRATS :D
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10/12/2004 03:11:45 AM
My top scorer for this challenge, which could almost be re-titled Portait 3 challenge :) It's right up your alley this challenge isn't it :))) (10)
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10/11/2004 09:22:42 PM
Great DOF and excellent colors.
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10/11/2004 08:53:25 PM
Great capture
9
good luck
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10/11/2004 08:32:15 PM
Definitely--looks like a photo in National Geographic. Great colors and lighting.
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10/11/2004 03:42:44 PM
spectacular shot! love the color and DOF
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10/11/2004 02:53:55 PM
Nicely done! Great overall feeling!
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10/11/2004 02:41:55 PM
I've been looking at it for minutes now, what a beatiful photo. The way the light works, the colors, everything. It goes beyond the DPC scale. I'd vote it a 12!
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10/11/2004 01:45:09 PM
librodo? Ya know this is a ribbon winner, right? Giddy up! great shot! very national geography-esque shot!
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10/11/2004 01:18:34 PM
Wow -- that's supurb! If this doesn't win a ribbon, I'll personally eat my keyboard. - 10
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10/11/2004 12:27:08 PM
This photo is amazing. The contrast, vibrant colours, emotion, and everything else, are all fantastic. 10
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10/11/2004 10:23:46 AM
Excellent shot. great lighting great comp. Great all around
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10/11/2004 09:42:39 AM
Congrats. You won my thumbnail challenge! One shot - One Vote - Thumbnails only.
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10/11/2004 09:26:28 AM
I like the DOF you used to really bring out the eyes while leaving other parts of the face a bit out of focus. Really draws you in. Wonderful use of color too. Great "National Geographic" type photo. Good job.
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10/11/2004 06:18:48 AM
Absolutely stunning. Has to be a ribbon here. 10
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10/11/2004 06:06:49 AM
this is for me a perfect 10, colour,lighting,compostion,subject and focus are all fantastic, i am a big b&w fan for portraits, but with colour like this well, i am lost for words, great!!!!!
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10/11/2004 04:32:05 AM
Nice compoziton... focus worked good.
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10/11/2004 03:29:19 AM
Verry beautiful image, meets the challenge perfectly 10.
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10/11/2004 01:53:02 AM
Librodo? Great work. I predict a ribbon on this. 10
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10/11/2004 01:25:25 AM
he he. Sampu :)

another trademark masterpiece. there is no disguising a "Librodo". the lighting is impeccable (natural I assume, given the window-shaped catch light in her eyes).

the crop is just enough to emphasize the feature; the title wasn't necessary.

i love it love it love it.

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10/11/2004 12:54:13 AM
this is a fantastic picture, but i find the defining feature to be more than just the eyes... 10
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10/11/2004 12:34:17 AM
I am guessing this will be the winner. Good luck
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10/11/2004 12:20:01 AM
I am overwhelmed with the beauty of this photo. I wish I could give you an 11.
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10/11/2004 12:11:12 AM
awesome
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