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Miss Aiyun

Miss Aiyun
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Copyright: Bill Laucp (trekks) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-02
Categories: Daily Life, Portrait
Camera: Nikon D700, SIGMA 50-500/4-6.3 EX DG RF APO HSM, 4GB Sandisk CF Card, 86mm UV
Exposure: f/6.0, 1/40 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: My 2009Gawai at Kpg Semban
Date Submitted: 2009-06-09 21:04
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3 Generations of a village life. Maybe you will think this girl comes from a turban-styled India or Middle East? My previous 2 posts from Kampung Semban were on an old ethnic tribal lady and a youthful strong man, so I would like to complete the cycle of life by showing young girl as 3rd post of travelogue. At least I made good use of my heavy tripod and heavy 50-500mm lens hauled all the way through the jungle trek.

The girl kept quiet all morning. She had a tooth fallout soon, so that band aid was there to cushion the pain. Somehow she placed the towel smartly as turban by herself [and I thought what better portrait color than this turban!] just before brushing her teeth and I asked her if she wanted to have photograph taken, on the doorway just facing upper balcony. She neither agreed nor refused, in fact she just kept silent but moved forward to the door's light as I motion her to do so. By this morning she is already getting used to me the stranger. She showed no expression despite my endeavor to speak with her. I thought it showed a good aspect of a young girl who only get in touch with outsiders who trek into the village or her school children friends. I should not forget she likes to sing and dance :)

It happened that this day was also birthday for her, so I gave her a gift. Last night at airport, I passed another 2 gifts to her father. Like most children her again, she attends boarding school which are hours of trekk from her village and get home once a week. So during normal days, only the old villagers take care of the babies and the young strong ones will tend to the farms and hunting. Village will be mostly quiet during normal times, unlike festive seasons all will return from schools or outstation jobs to celebrate at the village home. But I hope the next time I see this girl again, she will have surprises for me, taller more intelligent and impressive, and I certainly want to take her portrait again.

I met M at aiport last night when handing him photo prints, also met the village school teacher at airport, and noticed how some school boys upon landing at airport return, cried with tears when seeing their teacher welcome them home. Sadly I did not bring my camera last night. From the story, you will know that the survival of the village in Kampung Semban depends on the able-bodied young men like M. They carry on the tribal tradition and culture passed down from generations. I have read the EIA report given in my previous post and asked him about the effect of Dam construction and if the village is going to relocate. His answer : no. Perhaps next year Gawai there is hope and chance to visit him again in Kampung Semban by another 5hr trekking in the Borneo Highlands trail.

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Dear Bill this portrait of an innocent face. Her clear bright eyes speak so much.Beautiful soft light has played a lovely role of lightening the childs face.
A very tender conposition along with a very beautiful note.

Hope you have a day full of smiles and joy!

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  • athlon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 155 W: 4 N: 247] (2451)
  • [2009-06-09 22:40]

The beauty I see in the picture is the color, contrast, catch light in the eye, the face and a strong expression.


Un portrait adorable et magnifique techniquement et esthétiquement. Une note excellente qui nous raconte ta photo et ton voyage.

Great shot. Love the textures. Very nice skin tones and colors. Bright and crisp. The type of picture I would hang on my wall...that says it all...))

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-06-10 4:14]

Hi Bill

Another superb portrait, with good reflections in the eyes. Impeccable sharpness & dof. Tfs!

Hola Bill.
Un retrato precioso, no sólo plásticamente sino por la candidez, dulzura y espontaneidad de la pequeña modelo.
Buen trabajo y tu comentario me dejó un poco triste.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

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  • ade71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 35 N: 211] (2850)
  • [2009-06-10 9:30]

Hi Bill, another particular portrait. I like the way you captured this portrait. The model was great here! Compliments, Adele

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2009-06-10 10:04]

Hi BIll
This is a very fair portrait.
Gr Jos

Ciao Bill,
an other beautifulst image of a boy face, full load of colors and great clearness. Beautifulst image. Giuseppe

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1398 W: 269 N: 2111] (13209)
  • [2009-06-10 11:22]

Hello Bill.
Very interesting image, portrait of young girl presented with well written story.
Interesting all together my friend.
Best Regards
Janek Kloss

Hi Bill,

very good pic of this girl, I like the expression in her eyes!

Excellent portrait!
Wonderful eyes!Good sharpness,a fine colours.

This is a very sweet shot and a wonderful capture - technically the light and colours are good, the catchlights in her eyes very well caught. I really like the mix of emotions in her face, subtle but poignant; curiosity, amusement, a little defiance.
Great shot, well done

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2009-06-10 19:58]

When I saw this portrait last night I just fell in love with it. Finally I am able to critique. This little girl is a gorgeous model!! The lighting, colors, everything about it is superb! TFS

Hello Bill.
Perfect close up portrait of this little girl.
Pity, she got that plaster on her face, if that helps for her toothache ?
I'm very sorry to hear that you decided to stop. Hope its only for some time ?
Curious for the reason, has it to do with 'stalking', some very unpleasant members seems to enjoy, getting other members upset here.
Best way, "DONT ARGUE WITH FOOLS".!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The silly 'point' system cause too much trouble.
Best wishes dear friend Bill.
Lets say, "Good bye".

Ciao Bill. Excellente and impressive portrait with fabolouse light and perfect sharp. Great colours too. Rell done.


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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-06-11 9:22]

Hi Bill,

Another beautiful portrait Bill, very good eye contact.
Sharp details, well exposed...


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  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2009-06-11 10:05]

Hi Bill,
I love this portrait of this beautiful little girl. She has the sweetest and most innocent expression on her face and you captured it in a really nice way. I am drawn to those wonderful eyes. This picture is super clear, sharp and well composed. Very nice work.

superb details ;-)

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-06-13 7:15]

Hello dear Bill...
What a beautiful face
a great kid
a cheek wound
was worthy, but
a great work

Ciao Bill

Excellent portrait,
one magnifies art technique and beauty,
Very nice skin tones and colors.
I adore the face calms of her with the beautiful ones
eyes. Beautifull image.
Congratulations, my friend...


Bonjour Bill,

Nice portrait in a beautifull light. Sharp focus and well exposed. Among the lens I am looking for wild life picutre, the 50-500 Sigma is a candidate. It look wonderfull at 270mm, is it the same all over the focal range? There is no OS but I dont beleive we really can handhold a 500mm (750mm equivalent on my D300). Lovely picture, TFS.


Hi My Dear Friend,
Wonderful portrait and sharpness details...
I love very much this lovely child.
Very pretty Miss!!.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-06-13 9:21]


mangigique portrait, quelle belle iamge, ce regard, il y a des refles ans ces yeux, superbe.

bravo et amitié


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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-06-13 12:01]

Hi Bill,
beautiful portrait.Great details.Perfect light and sharpness.Congratulations.Necla.

ciao Bill..
this portrait is really sublime..
expression is fabolous.. and explenations in ur the note makes all also tender...
great post! thanks
ciao Marco

Bonjour Bill,
Lovely portrait of this young girl,
Beautiful eye catching and great contrast.
Excellent sharpness and colors,
Excellent done.
Bonne journée

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-06-13 23:27]

Hi Bill,
superbs clarity and sharpness of the capture. Well controlled light and nice natural shot.
well presented in excellent dark background.
lovely capture as well as the cute lil face.
well done Bill, very likeable.


Sweet story and image, Bill. The photo is very very clear and the lighting and skin tone are very natural. Good job and it was nice of you to give her a gift.

Keep shootin'


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  • suzy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 36 N: 1214] (4355)
  • [2009-06-14 4:40]
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very very charming cute face and this innocent gaze with great reflection and light in her eyes and it's captured beautifully, i like the clarity and soft lighting on her face and the slight tint, she's a georgous little girl who received a beautiful gift on the right day, am sure that made her really happy...(she won't forget it).. an excellent portrait dear Bill... and thanks for the note..

best regards

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2009-06-14 5:08]
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Hi Bill,
You are privelaged to have access and the trust of the villagers, the clarity and warm tones of this little girls face is beautifull, I bet she is full of mischeif when she is comfortable. Once again a fantastic post. TFS

Hi Bill!
Well composed and nicely presented!
from another charming portrait! nice pose
and great expression, perfect sharpness
and lighting on her face!
You always write an interesting note!
Greetings and tfs

Ciao Bill, fantastic portrait with cute model, wonderful eyes, very well done, ciao Silvio

You outdid yourself here Bill, hum do i like her features ,the eyes in particular, i sense some pain looking in her watery eyes, she has a toothache right !That hurts , worse how do you get a dentist in an emergency out there 5 hours away from ? and it's only a tooth what if your appendix starts hurting, i better not know ! Great portrait Bill one of the best i have seen in a while, band aid included,

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  • soe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 381 W: 0 N: 108] (2473)
  • [2009-06-15 4:23]

Hi Bill
Beautiful and wonderful face of color, contrast and great light. Reflation on the eyes give more effective. Nice portrait. Nice model.
Tin Soe

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-06-15 5:01]

wow, what a beautiful portrait !
Great shot; congrats !!!


such beautiful reflections on her eyes. before reading your note, i was wondering how to categorize her expression. now i understand. a beautiful young girl. and you are a good man bill. greetings!

Great shot Bill
Perfect skin tones, the pose is very natural and I like the towel wrapped around her head. The ambient lighting is a treat.

Wonderful portrait, Bill. Congratulations!

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2009-06-16 13:12]

Hi Bill,
The sharpness and detail are perfect. You portrait a very good eye for such, congratulate.

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-06-17 12:34]

Wauw,she looks incredible handsome and cute,the mirror in her eyes is like a miracle,wonderful job Bill.
Im glad there still people keeping up the quality.



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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2009-06-17 14:09]

Hi Bill,
A marvelous of small lady Portrait of perfect light and detail.

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  • GLJ Gold Star Critiquer [C: 54 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-06-19 7:37]

Bonjour Bill
Un portrait soigné bien net sur les yeux et se détachant bien de l'arrière plan.
Bonne journée

Perfect capture of this child !!
Superb colors and softness. Great in every aspect. The black background is well chosen.

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-07-01 10:58]

Hi Bill...

It's really a beautiful shot and lovely portrait of "Miss Aiyun"..!
Absolutely a great - I like the posse.
Excellently done - fantastic details and colors.
With my compliment,

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  • Alexia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 0 N: 221] (2466)
  • [2009-07-16 17:24]

Ciao..bellissimo ritratto
mi piace molto

Olá Bill

Este belo retrato é de uma nitidez
excepcional. Cores perfeitas.
Uma luz fantástica e detalhes
interessantes. Um belo trabalho,
meus parabéns!

Excellent portrait in every way. TFS
warm regards

Hi Bill,

Hope you are well! It has been some time since I was last on. This is an excellent protrait. Could not be any sharper of an image! Excellent work as always!

All the best,


Hi Bill
Great crop, very close and personal! Great expression!
Just wonderful.

HI Bill...great shot..wonderful pose and details...excellent.


Hey Bill,
Excellent shot here. I love the innocent look on her face. The lighting is perfect in my opinion, nothing looks overexposed. I really like your POV also- she has great eye contact with you/your camera. Nice DOF and overall shot.

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