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orange for dear Imran

orange for dear Imran
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Copyright: sharina jalil (sharinawati) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 0 N: 148] (614)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-08
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/4, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-08 5:46
Viewed: 3103
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends of TrekLens,

Its been quite a joyful first few days back at work. But today especially, I experienced two extra jolly ones. First of all, there's this test that I have been sitting for, for the past couple of years, which I never scored the required marks, which was very disappointing. Well, the results were out today and I scored!! haha

Secondly, which was even jollier, there is this pupil of mine who has learning problems and since the school is in a rural area, and the boy is not from a well-off family, he is here instead of being in a special school. You see, he doesn't talk. Not that he can't, but he doesn't. Not a single word. When I asked questions, all he ever did was a simple nod and he never even want to look at you in the eyes. He chose to be isolated in the classroom and even outside the classroom. He hardly want to do any written work at all. Poor little Imran (his name). He never even smile. No one ever seen him smile in class. I always greet him with a cheerful hello and constantly asking how he was, even though I know he would never answer me - everyday! I'm partially in tears writing this, just thinking about him.

But today, a sort of a little miracle happened. I was sitting beside him asking him silly questions like what food does he like, and does he ride a bike, just to get a respond, like I usually do - until I asked him whether he has cats. He gave one of his simple little nod. And when I asked how many cats - he lifted his little hands and showed me 3 fingers! He actually did. And he never ever give any hand gestures before - not to anyone. And he was even smiling! Even his classmates were impressed, saying "wahhh! Imran is getting clever!" I was so happy today that I was smiling away while walking at work.

This is a shot taken this evening at the backyard. The stem tilted over to one side after the heavy rain, holding on - but I think it still look good. To my dear Imran, its a great big world out there, but I know you're so strong. Hope you're holding on to that wonderful smile for me...

Thanks for viewing.

tanburi, trekks, Silvio2006, wieyos, ayse51, Teresat, black_dream, tjutjut, milas, PierreFrigon, codge, jean11-3, harpya, japiey, puffy, nishantdavid has marked this note useful
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Hello Sharina,
Impressive shot and related story.
Selahattin E

Hello Sharina,
I like the composition, and the colour palette makes the subject an eye-catcher as red stands out so well on green background!
Sharp fine details in the plant, good 3-D effect!
Pablo -

hello Sharina

Very touching Note you wrote for your student. And judging from your earlier post from hospital, you have a fine soft hand, probably one can guess your age too from it. I can see that you will do well in photography, in giving your feelings to what you see through the lens. I dare say you have the right spirit to start positive thoughts in your posting.

This is a nice macro shot of red using f/4 and 1/30 with steady hand, producing good sharpness and DOF with a D40. Is that a VR lens? Very good sharpness and color contrast.

TFS, bill

Salam Sharina,
Very impressive macro shot.Vivid colours vith sharp, light and details are perfect.TFS.


Hi Sharina, elegant composition with fantastic bright colors, splendid focus and lovely blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Sharina,

Very beautiful colours and sharpness on this flower. The background is also very beautiful! The drops are very nice extra details wich make the photo more 'alive'.
Well done!
Greetings Simone


an excellent image dedicated to your special pupil. hope Imran view & treasure it.

very nice vibrant colour and the water drops add to its freshness. great BG too.

back to Imran and going thru your note, i think he is suffering from an Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). i just met a 9 years old boy last weekend and Imran's characters as you explained matched to the boy's that i met.

Read here for more info.

TFS & Salam Jumaat

Excellent flower image. Burning light.

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  • Koala Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 370 W: 32 N: 77] (4031)
  • [2008-05-08 12:33]

Colors are very nice Sharina!
Also the note is great.
I like those little water drops a lot!

Have a nice evening!


Bom dia sharina

Imran is a very sweet story, your photo has spcial great colours powerful and full of energie. Imran will be pleased with so good captue.
Have a nice WE

My regards


Hello Sharina,
lovely colours and mood.
Regardfs Caesar

very well saturated image, well captured flower showing an stunning DOF.simply beautiful.
thanks fro your comments "natures warp"

Hi Sharina,

Wow! . . This is the style I love . . the object is sharp with blurred BG . .
Stands out from the surrounding . .
Beautifully composed . .
Great shot my dear friend


Many thanks for your kind words on Waterfall .

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-05-09 8:06]

Merhaba myfriend Sharina....
Excellent job with beautiful photo, wonderful colors and a very beautiful macro...

best regards,

I do love the 'sad' story about Imram, with this 'happy end.
Really nice of you Sharina.
Hope you get him on the right trail.!
You picture is 'Splendid' too. It suits the note very well.
Thanks for showing and telling it, Sharina.
Terima Kasih.
Best wishes from Jan

Bonjour Sharina
De l'éclat de la netteté et une très belle gest ion de la DOF pour cette belle composition.Les gouttes d'eau apportent le plus.
Bonne journée.

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-05-10 12:40]

Hi Sharina,
impressive shot with beautiful water drops.I like blur BG and colours.TFS.Necla.:)later.

Hi Sharina
Good macro, nicely crop and sharp focus. Strong vivid colour good separation of tone. well expose Well done..)))

Asalamualaikum Sharina,
Wonderful - Image and words..
Excellent details,colors,sharpness and light..
Great composition and POV...
Love it and awesome my friend.


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  • codge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 88 W: 10 N: 69] (621)
  • [2008-05-11 6:14]
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A lovely clear and sharp image of a realy beautiful flower well done and welcome to treklens
Good luck and best regards

Hello Sharina, a beautiful picture of this unusual flower.
The colour is so vibrant.
I like the positioning in the frame.The blurred bg adds to the shot.
I was very interested by your notes,I hope Imran will continue to flourish.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Beautiful capture.
Excellent sharpness, DOF and details.
Love the color.
:) later

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  • fizi Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 12] (51)
  • [2008-05-11 20:25]

hi Sharina,

nice camera...
nice colsed up, maintain the sharpness of subjek.
i love this one

good shot.

...p/s: thanks for sharing.
best regards,

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-05-12 16:48]

Hi Sharina
Fantastic shot of this beautiful flower, the water drops naturally adding to the composition.
Good Dof

Hello my friend..

Beautiful macro shot!
the colors and the delicacy of this flower
it is sensational!
I like the composition,
and the colour palette.
Congratulations Sharina.


Hi Sharina,

Great tones and a lovely image.
I like the composition..
Superb !!
All the best:)


Hello Sharina,

wonderful image and magnificent story.
Happy teachers day.


Hello Sharina,

I hope you are feeling better after your hospital stay.

This is a great shot and the related story was very touching. I work with dyslexia and ADHD in children and so appreciate breakthroughs such as you described. All the best. Joni

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2008-05-16 20:58]

Hello Sharinawati,
great clarity with nice blurred BG. Good exposition with simple subject. The green BG and red heliconia is a good combination.
But most of all the story told is very exciting and interesting.
Happy Teacher's Day.


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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2008-05-18 6:12]

Hello Sharina,
Impressive macro, nice colsed up with vivid colors

Hi Sharina.Beautiful macro, beautiful composition and nice colour combination.
Best regards, Bosko.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-05-21 0:17]

Hello Sharina,

Beautiful shot, great contrast and richness, very nice colours and composition, nice sharpness and well captured,

Have a nice day,


He will.
As long as he has a teacher or a someone, who wants to go out of her way to reach deeper into him. People like Imran lives in a world of their own beyond our understanding of its nature. But you don't need to know everything. You just need to reach deeper. For people like Imran, they are way too deep in within, to reach out to us. It is us outside, who has the mental rope and the capacity to go in or pull them out. Instead of just shouting on the outside, tempting them to come out as if they know how.

Keep looking beyond what you see and listen more with your heart Sharina. Beside improving your photography, it improves your empathy too.
And your expression.


What a moving story, Imran probably is clever enough, how I hope this will be the start of more to come!!

Hi Sharina,

The light in this picture is as beautiful as the note.


Hello Sharina,

Sharpness is excellent, with the water droplets expose the freshness of the picture. I just like this picture.



WOW Sharina
This is perfect and truly priceless.

hi Sharina,
this is a very good photograph.
Being natural complemetary colours the rich red looks very lovely against the green background.
I like the frame too. Well done.

Best regards, Daniel

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