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14 years old

14 years old
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Copyright: Nina Nikolova (NinaNik) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 44] (2815)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-06
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS 500N, 18-55
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My favorite portraits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-07 14:32
Viewed: 2238
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photo yesterday on Saint Georgeo's day.
I use to photograph her since she was 12. Now she is 14 . Married/unlegal/ and pregnant in 6th monts.
Most of the gypsies girls are married too early and they become mothers even theyr teens ages.

I hope that you will like the photo!

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To altonv: Hi, alton!NinaNik 1 05-16 16:25
To ferran: Hi again, Ferran!NinaNik 1 05-10 17:20
To timleahy: Hi, Tim!NinaNik 1 05-09 16:34
To kiti: Hi, Kiti!NinaNik 1 05-08 17:51
To lollie: Thank you , Steph!NinaNik 1 05-08 14:21
To degetica: Hi Sabina!NinaNik 6 05-07 17:13
To mowens: Hi,Mo!NinaNik 1 05-07 16:32
To ramthakur: Hi, Ram!NinaNik 1 05-07 16:28
To wahclellaspirit: Hello,Steve!NinaNik 1 05-07 16:24
To shinystar: Hi,shinystar!NinaNik 1 05-07 16:19
To ZorroII: Thank you , Ben!NinaNik 1 05-07 16:16
To Attila: Hi, Attila!NinaNik 1 05-07 16:09
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  • Attila Gold Star Critiquer [C: 380 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-05-07 14:59]
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The joy and maturity you captured on this shot is amazing. Romeo and Juliet were 14, but they were members of rich families -- in a different age. Life's complicated. Nice photo, Nina.



your photo is very very good...but the girl ...you are so lucky to be boys mother;-00)

She's still a kid and she will be raising a kid. How sad. Your interrelation with your subjects will always impress me.

is she really happy or does she pretend?...anyway, it's a very nice photo, well captured.

Hello Nina,
You have captured a beautiful girl in this photo, very good model that should impress many of our teens to what happens when the lack of responsibility by our actions result in the absence of our youth.
The young lady appears to be mature beyond her years as you peer into her eyes, but maybe it is the happiness that her culture allows of their peoples.
Excellent portrait........

A happy looking pregnant teen.
It is her own life and who are we to pass judgement on it?
Great portrait, Nina.

Hi Nina,
What a beautiful portrait of this girl.... She is truly lovely and appears happy, but I still cannot help but think that it's tragic. I'm sad for all that she will miss of her childhood.

What a beautiful smile of happiness for this (to) young mothertobe, she loohs so happy and proud... but pregnant at 14! Yes like ATTILA said life is complicated.


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  • kiti Gold Star Critiquer [C: 231 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-05-08 16:44]
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She is real, very natural, a happy mama, a good expression, a beautiful picture.




This is a beautiful image of this girl, made all the more striking by the contrast of her young face and her pregnant condition. I hope that all goes well for her a her baby in the future. You captured a beautiful expression of excitement and expectation in her face. Well done!


Hi Nina,

I like this portrait. I don't know if is good or not her age and pregnancy, only I can say that nature is not stupid... if a girl can be pregnant at 14, that's good. But we judge with the parameters from our culture... is better to have a child at 40 years old? I'm not sure! I know some cases of a very young women... the results... with the pass of the time, mother and child are very good friends, and happy... I know other similar unfortunately cases, but the problem was not the age.

Unlegal married? They have their laws. Their unlegal laws, I know...

I hope the best for her...



simply stunning!!
i'm looking at your pics. very good..


Very sweet image !
Strong message too. But we can feel she is trusting you here, and you are truly a friend to her. Superbly captured.
Hopefully both are still healthy as she is about to give berth soon. Please keep us posted .
PS Added in my theme of favorite portraits (^_^)
A bit grainy. Try to filter the noise from your original size photo for better result. Try Neat Image. ( Link on my intro page for a free downloadable shareware version )

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2006-08-16 19:20]

This is and astoundingly beautiful portrait of a proud and happy mother-to-be. You've captured her at her sweetest, I think, and it is evident that she loves and trusts you. congratulations to both of you

Hi Nina,

How sensitive story and picture. Thanks for ur note.


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