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Copyright: Kevin Ross (kross1) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-20
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon D60, Nikkor 55-200 mm AF-S DX f 4-5.6 ED, 2.0GB SanDisk, Hoya UV (0) 52mm
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): UrFaust's favorite portraits, Children(2) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-22 4:51
Viewed: 2571
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 108
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello TL friends. This weekend we spent some time with friends at an adoption reunion. These reunions are always fun and it gives everyone a chance to see how the girls are doing. This is Mia she was adopted from China and is the daughter of close friends. She didn't want her picture taken so it was fun capturing her. I must have taken 20 hoping for a good one. I liked this shot best.

For this shot I used a 55-200mm lens with a focal length of 135mm. I used a UV filter also. In PP I just adjusted levels, cropped, framed and resized for TL. The little hair bow is over exposed as the sun was over head when the shot was taken.

I hope you like this picture and as always thanks for viewing.


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Hi Kevin, I love this shot. I really like the over-the-shoulder look, the shy little uncertain expression, the eye contact, the soft light, and of course - she's just a beautiful little girl!

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2008-07-22 5:16]

Hello Kevin,

You have beautifully captured this expression of a cute girl. Her style and glow in her eyes are adorable. A wonderful portrait my friend, well done.

Thanks for sharing this image.

Very sweet and tender shot Kevin. I like the pose, the look back.
Great light, focus and composition.
You did very well, nice work.
- Vincent

Hi Kevin, A very cute over the shoulder portrait with immense appeal. Beutiful work in both set up and presentation/cropping. TFS. Murraay.

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  • Romeu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 306 W: 0 N: 220] (1859)
  • [2008-07-22 5:28]

Hi Kevin,

great capture of Mia expression. You must print this image and give it to Mia.


Hi Kevin,

Great use of depth here..i like this shot..Nice expression and beautiful skin tones color.
The cream bokeh BG work great too..Good one my friend.In my fav's.


merhaba dear kevin
wondeful portrait picture.excellent lovely litle girl.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Such a charmer Mia is Kevin. The composition is flawless showcasing the glow in her eyes and the hint of shyness. Well metered and framed. Best regards, Danilo

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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2008-07-22 9:13]

Hi Kevin
Smart portrait! Superb model, great work

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-07-22 9:49]

Hi Kevin,
This young lady is a true beauty!
Good capture of the eye contact giving her a lovely expression!
Excellent DOF, control of light and colors. A big bravo for this photo! Annie

Hi Kevin...beautiful shot of this young girl...great pose and fine details...


Kevin Hi:
Wonderful daily life portrait, and very well done.
A beautiful child and you have presented her impressively.
Congratulations, very very well composed.

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-07-22 10:57]

Added to my favorites, this is GORGEOUS!! She is such a doll and you've captured a very sweet expression. Extremely beautiful portrait! TFS and have a great day !

You captured the spirit of the scene showing how shy little Mia is.
Although the strong sun light, the shadows over her face are not so strong .

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-07-22 15:49]

Fabulous capture! The pose and the look go well together

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2008-07-22 22:20]

Hello Kevin:)
Composition, POV, modeling, light and tones - very good picture!!! I'm really impressed - this is great work.
Greetings - Tom

Hi Kevin,
Lovely pose for a portrait shot. I like the way you captured those shy eyes .... very captivating image. Good skin tones and image sharpness. Well composed and presented. Excellent shot! tfs

hello Kevin
how are you?
very nice portrait my friend'
i like the eye contact of this child and your focus on to them.
very nice pose and expression.
well handle.

thanks for sharing
Manuj Mehta

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-07-23 2:18]

hi Kevin

It is always challenging to capture a child's expression and you have managed to do that very well in this post. Great pose, BG blur and light control. Nice skin tone and the side eye glance is fantastic.

Interesting profile on your intro page. tfs


Hi Kevin,

Cute girl . .
Stands out from the surrounding . .
I like the DoF . .


A beautiful portrait, your persistence paid off Kevin....

Hi Kevin,
Very lovely Portrait of Mia, very cute little girl and great pose with his beautiful eyes, Excellent done, Nice frame too..:)

What a nice shot, I like how she's a little pensive, but gave you just a little bit to capture. Adorable!

Really nice Kevin - a great portrait... Great to see the narrow DOF, makes the girl stand out well.

Hi Kevin,
very ashamed position is beautiful...
Nice moment of shot. I love it.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

ciao Kevin..
she is really beautiful and tender.. lovely expression u have captured.. a trasure this baby!! i'm touched by ur note and this beautiful sight!! bravo
ciao Marco

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-07-24 3:48]

Hi Kevin,
beautiful portrait fo lovely little girl.Well taken.TFS.Necla.:)later.

Hi, Kevin!

Wonderful portrait with beautiful little girl! Excellent composition and nice framing.


Hi Kevin,

You have a very good reason to admire this. The eye contact is very nice.

I like the softness of this portrait. Lovely expression too.

:) :)

Hello Kevin,

Very nice portrait on this girl with eyes full of questions.
Good work.

Best regards

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  • budgun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 2 N: 382] (2091)
  • [2008-07-27 18:51]

Hi Kevin,
Wonderful sky expression captured here and it is seen in very good light that brings out all her lovely features. The muted green background works very well and how could I not mention this big round peepers.
Regards, Tom

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-07-28 6:52]

HI Kevin
What a cutie she is, I love how you captured the "I don't want to look".
I have friends who have adopted 2 little gals from china and they are fun and really cute. A shame so many are left unwanted.
Great shot

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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2008-07-28 7:03]

She is a treasure for sure. Those eyes, that look. Her family will have a challenge on their hands in her teenage years. Nice DoF and off to the side composition. TFS. K2

Very beautiful portrait, perhaps strengthened a little sharpness around the eyes. But this is an image that has a lot of tenderness and transmits a lot of emotion. The light and shadows are very well done.

A great portrait,
Best regards.

Hello Kevin,

Lovely shot ! She is so adorable and what a nice expression. I love the eye contact very much. TFS


Ciao Kekin, splendid portrait with cute model, fantastic expression, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • efi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 11 N: 211] (3730)
  • [2008-08-03 15:00]

hi kevin;
your shot is excellent at each aspect..technical and aesthtetical.and the model is one of the cutest in the world..tfs.

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-08-06 14:24]

Hello, again
irresistible look, and expression...
beautiful portrait Kevin,
very pretty girl, :))

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  • karl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 163 W: 66 N: 62] (986)
  • [2008-08-06 17:26]

very nice and tender picture of this little doll. congratulations, your 20 shots gave a god result !

Hello Kevin,

Lovely Mia,
excellent portrait!
Congratulations and TFS,

Hi Kevin,

I don't know how I missed this one, but it's adorable. I like her expression and her sweet look. Nice uncomplicated background.

Thanks for sharing this cutie, Lisa

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2008-08-15 0:29]
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Hello Kevin,
such a noble act of you to perform a great humanitarian task. Hope you will be able to make it wonderful and you shall be remembered for the good ddeds.
Cute and innocent little girl. Nice picture composition.


i absolutely adore this picture...the compo is top notch.
she is a very very sweet looking child.

all the best in your noble deeds....BRAVO.


Hi Kevin,
Well done portait shot. You capture this young girl's face perfectly, metring and handling of light is precise, sharpness and focus on the subject is excellent. Thanks for your note and sharing the details about this photo. Great job!
All the best,

Sweet, Cute and Beautiful.

Hi Kevin,

Beautifull portrait.
Focus ang light are very good.
Best regards,

at first i thought she was a filipina, this is a fine shot of her. pp is great love the soft dark green bg, tfs

hi kevin..
beautiful portrait.. i like moment

Dear Kevin Ross!
Amazing girl.
Wonderful princess.
Good pose.
Very funny portrait.

Great portrait Kevin, felicidades. Bien lograda el captar la expresion de la pequeña. Bravo :)

Hola, Kevin. Mia is such a doll. Fantastic portrait. I love her natural sweet expression. The tone and texture of her skin are perfect. How nice to know that parents that adopted kids get together once in a while, and have fun. Congratulations in this excellent shot.


Hi Kevin !
great capture of expression and character.
Very good.
Well done.
Best regards, Daniel

A beautiful portrait of very cute little girl :-)

Hello Kevin !

This portrait is really cool. Her expression and the eye-contact are really priceless here. Despite she did not want to have her photo taken, I trust you will give her one copy if is not already done. The moment is magic.

Technically the tight crop works very well. I feel just a tad more sharpness and wider DOF to be by the book would make it perfect. But do not get me wrong , I still love it .

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