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Summer Fun

Summer Fun
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Copyright: Karen Arnold (dareco) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-15
Categories: Daily Life
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-16 21:02
Viewed: 1064
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This little girl had just jumped off the monkey bars. Oh to be a kid again!!
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Good focus on her face Karen and a cheeky grin you've caught. Nice narrow DOF to blur the BG and good colour..


Hi Karen,
I have no real experience with portrait shots but this looks excellent to me. Very clear and focused, and the exposure seems perfectly balanced. Great composition too. Slight noise in the green grass to the right, but nothing that can't be taken care of. Very good job.


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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-07-16 21:34]

Hi Karen,
beautiful portrait .Beautiful smile.Beautiful naturel colours.Congratulations.Necla.

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  • japiey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1253 W: 75 N: 2365] (9460)
  • [2009-07-16 22:33]

Hi Karen,

Superb smiling portrait.
My wishes to the kid.
Great tones too.
Enjoy !!


Hello Karen,

This is just delightful!
The sheer vitality and enjoyment of the moment is oozing from her smile, her eyes and her cheeks.
A good dof to keep her the centre of attention!

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-07-17 2:31]


Joie de vivire sourrire éclatant, merveilleux portrait de cette jeune fillet, toute belle, toute en délicatesse, superbe.

bravoe t amitié


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  • akg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 0 N: 171] (2264)
  • [2009-07-17 2:32]

Lovely kid and lovely mischievous smile that is captured. Great work!

Hello Karen,
Well captured moment, clear image and eye catching body laanguage

Hi Karen,

Wonderful portrait with very natural face expressions. Lively smile and cheerful eyes! Good sharpness and prefect use of light.

Thanks for making my day happy with this great smile!

Have a nice weekend.

Greetings from Germany,
Paras Bhalla

Hi Karen, a great composition of this pretty girl with her lovely smile.
She looks very natural and at ease with the camera.
Excellent sharpness.
I like the blurred bg, with just the suggestion of her whereabouts.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hello Karen.
She sure use her Teeths for smiling and not for biting.
Lovely portrait picture of this nice young girl.

Hi Karen,
Beautiful portrait and details,
great naturel colors and light,
picture very sharp and clear..
Cute little girl !,
well done.

Hello Karen.
Great shot and a beautifull girl with a lovely smile.

A Topper.
Regards Frans

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-07-18 12:14]

Hi Karen,
The "joie de vivre" of this pretty girl is pleasant to see!
You captured so well her expression. Very natural light and colors!
This portrait is sharp with a very good rendering of the Summer Fun mood!
Bravo! Annie

Exposure is just perfect Karen , fantastic illumination of her cute little face , another strong point is the blurred BG that totally isolates your model , she stands out very nicely , like to to see the hands in the frame too,
good portrait my friend,

Lovely shot - such beautiful strong saturation, diffuse light and great management of DOF. Well composed, right down to the out-of-focus picket fence and trees creating such perfect context.
A shot to really be proud of!!

Ciao Karen, splendid portrait with lovely model, fantastic smile, very well done, ciao Silvio

ciao Karen..
there are no comparisons.. you are a master with kids or little people.. ;))
great expression capture.. her smile is fabolous indeed!
many thanks
ciao MArco

such a true happy innocence of this beautiful child, well captured,

Great portrait of a pretty young lady Nice colours and good details TFS
warm regards

Ciao Karen. Amazing light and sharpness for a nice portratit. My compliments.


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