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Forest (E)motion
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Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 438 N: 9280] (38525)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-10
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Artwork, Action, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2012/11/23 'Motion' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-11-23 2:18
Viewed: 1967
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear All,

This picture was taken on during my visit to Mecklenburg Lake District located in the N-E part of Germany.

There are several hundreds of lakes, most of them are joined together and if one has lot of time you can enjoy the complete charm of this vast Natural reserve. The forest cover is amazing too and you won't see people around there and playing football could be a great fun.

My son (in this picture 2 years and 3 months old) is a great fan of football and plays whenever wherever he gets a chance to do so :)

To freeze the moment was a challenge and this is my humble entry to Friday's theme: "Motion".

Have a nice weekend.

Kind regards,



ISO=1600, Focal length=58 mm, cropped and resized for TL.

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Cool shot Paras.

Your son looks like he's having a great time, and I like the expression on his face.
He's in a world of his own, and his imagination has him scoring a goal.
Very nice capture of his position as he balances himself to kick the ball.

Good framing too, having the ball just about to "leave" the frame but plenty of space on the right for other action in this imaginary playing field.

Nice distribution of light to give a great shadowless and evenly lit shot.



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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-11-23 3:22]

Hi Paras,
Perfect shallow DOF. Your son is in perfect sharpness while showing 'Motion'. I like the trees as BG which are creating a wonderful composition. Good light management. A 3D effect can be noticed! Nice motion in the ball.
Well done, my friend, you have fulfilled the full desire of the subject.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Well Paras - you will loose your son early to one of those big Leagues in Portugal etc ......!!!
This is for sure a keepsake picture - he is soo intense with his ball that I guess he forgets his surrounding - just a perfect LMotion entry.
Thanks for sharing - kindest regards Monika

Hi Paras
cute little boy in a very boyish activity. nice pose. fine capture of motion and facial expression. the BG is blurry enough to enhance the FG scene.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-11-23 4:39]

Hi Paras.

I'm never too happy at remarking on portraits normally, don't know why, its just me but this one has such a special quality, I think that most can relate back too in our lives.
I love the contrasting trees to hilight the clarity of your son and the joy of kicking the ball. Perfect balance of position too. tfs

stv ;o))

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-11-23 5:34]


Un futu prodige du football sueprbe iamge de ce jeun en train de jouer à la balla mangigique cpatage et ocmpo splendide.
Bravo et amitié


Hi Paras

This is a excellent shot.
well done Paras
very good work


Ciao Paras, lovely composition with cute boy in great action, beautiful perspective, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Paras,
Fantastic action shot of your handsome little son, great to see them out and active, reminds me a lot of my 6 year old son, also always kicking balls or hittiing balls.Nice presentation

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-11-23 7:47]

Hi Paras,

Original, image with perfect light contrasts within the movement of the beautiful boys with the ball is simple and clean.
Good clarity and exposure in this recording.

My best regards.

Hi Paras,
Very nice caught of view of Yash for the theme of today,
A sharp motion picture with a blurr BG,
A future Euro champion footballer..:) with a nice style..
well done.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2012-11-23 10:50]

Dear Paras,

Passion for soccer is Yash is remarkable. You've beautifully captured this motion in your camera. His instinctual use of hands to maximise force on kick is looking interesting in this scene. A beautiful snapshot of the cute little angel, well done. Thanks for sharing.

Kind Regards,

Hi Paras,

wonderful POV. I like this one a lot! The soccer ball looks huge compared to your son's foot. He looks like he already knows what he's doing. :)

Thanks for sharing!


Hello Paras
Great shot of your son..he is probably thinking at the World Cup.
a beautiful moment you captured in this beautiful environment.
a nice addition

Hello Paras, you did well to capture your son just as he was about to kick the ball.He has good balance for a young boy.
Excellent composition.Good sharp focus on your son,and a good crop so that there are few distractions.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Bonsoir cher Paras,

Bravo Yash, très beau mouvement net et précis!
La présence des arbres en arrière plan est un atout pour cette jolie composition.
Séduisante gestion de la lumière naturelle, bien réalisé cher ami.
Bon Weekend Family.
Mes sincères salutations.

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-11-23 16:22]

Hi Paras,I think this is a difficult subject to show off motion
if you have to freeze the action.The speed of movement from the subject may not be enough to blur the background to help out in the motion effect,so capturing your son with a slight blur to his foot & also to the football was a good choice,as one can see the motion here.Fits the theme well.TFS

Hi Paras...nice shot...well composed with nice details.. Good shot.


Hello Paras,
An excellent capture of a lovely subject within a nice composition.Beautiful colour scheme with great softness.
TFS and my regards,_Joy

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2012-11-24 2:15]

Hello Paras :)

There will be the splendid footballer from Your son maybe,
because as you can sees with the ball perfectly.
He is very large in his age, pretty little boy.
The beautiful composition in pastel colours and perfect light.
You got the fantastic effect, I like him very much.
The splendid contribution to the Friday theme!

With best wishes.

Hello,your boy has grown and he looks so well coordinated.An altogether beautiful shot!Best wishes,Otto.

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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2012-11-27 10:41]

Hi Paras,
lovely composition with cute boy in great action
Great shot of your son

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