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The Innocence of Youth
The Innocence of Youth
FotoMunki


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: Backyard, CA
Date: Jun 13, 2005
Aperture: f/9.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Family, Candid
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2006

This pic has been in my portfolio for awhile and picked as a favorite by a number of people, so I'm hoping that will not hurt the voting, as it is clearly my best picture of 2005 (and perhaps for the rest of my life, as moments like these do not come around often).

The subject of interest is literally an ant in her (under)pants. You have met my daughter before in my "Shallow DOF II" entry. I'm sure my son will make another appearance sometime in the future - regardless of those "I don't like cute kid pictures" voters. :-)

Little post processing - slight crop off the top, levels, resize, USM, borders. This picture was taken on a hot California day in June 2005.

Statistics
Place: 182 out of 833
Avg (all users): 6.1789
Avg (commenters): 7.6429
Avg (participants): 6.1765
Avg (non-participants): 6.1899
Views since voting: 7344
Views during voting: 1003
Votes: 436
Comments: 67
Favorites: 39 (view)


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11/13/2009 11:03:27 AM
Boy "Where is yours?"
02/05/2009 05:08:11 PM
Too funny Mark! What a catch!
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02/05/2009 12:23:18 PM
Should have been in my favorites long ago. On the "heartwarming slice of life" side, this has to be the best picture in DPC, I swear...
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06/02/2008 10:04:35 AM
nice catch


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06/02/2008 09:29:56 AM
I can't believe I didn't snag this as a favorite before. What was I thinking? A perfect moment captured of young innocence.
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06/02/2008 07:53:07 AM
Wandering through YouTube, I spotted your shot here as the thumbnail for this video collection of funny pictures
(About 1/2 through the video is your picture, and is complete with a balloon caption no less)
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11/14/2007 07:19:24 PM
priceless capture of such a great and typical "kids" moment!!
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12/30/2006 07:08:00 PM
Priceless
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12/28/2006 05:22:12 PM
This would have to be one of the best images here, well done capturing such a great moment. Aaahhh, to be young and innocent again....
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07/14/2006 05:31:34 PM
:)
Your kids are aren't going to be very happy about this picture later in life....
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06/17/2006 12:19:28 AM
This is the type of photo that can haunt your children for the rest of their lives, mwahaha. ;)

Excellent capture.
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03/11/2006 12:53:05 AM
what a great, great shot....What a moment to capture...great blackmail pic. when they reach 18...lol
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03/10/2006 03:53:59 PM
If only we could all live in these days. :(
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02/05/2006 05:47:33 PM
The people that gave you "1" are probably offended in some way. Don't let it spoil it for you.
No. 126 of over 800 is pretty good but this was the best picture in my opinion. Yesterday I realized that I didn't see in the top score and started to search for it. Disappointed in seeing it not among the best 20.
Great colours, great shot, great caption, great humor, innocence. Everything that you want to see in a good picture.
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02/03/2006 01:47:32 AM
Great capture.......love this shot!!!!...The innocents of youth.
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02/01/2006 09:38:35 PM
that is the best shot!!!! i'm still laughing. you win best of 2005 for me!!

what the fools who gave you 1's were thinking.....don't worry about it they are just jealous because they broke theirs off!!!!!!
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02/01/2006 01:06:54 PM
I vaguely remembered seeing this shot, or one like, somewhere in the past but still gave it my highest score in this challenge. I think it should have been at least a top ten. It's really a lot more than just a "cute kids" picture. Makes me think of Norman Rockwell.
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02/01/2006 12:41:24 AM
great picture... quite underrated if you ask me. I was all ready to see this on the front page. You created a certain kind of perfection here, and I find it highly impressive on all levels.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2006 07:31:32 AM
Perfect lighting and unbeatable subject! Well titled.
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01/29/2006 11:55:22 PM
Too cute! One of my favorites!

Good luck in this challenge!
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01/29/2006 04:56:54 AM
Sweet childhood innocence. Well captured moment, great side light.
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01/28/2006 11:41:38 PM
LOL, how funny.
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01/28/2006 05:01:17 PM
HAHAHA!
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01/27/2006 02:09:46 PM
Absolutely hilarious! Classic in every way and a wonderful picture you should tresure.
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01/27/2006 04:26:11 AM
For me this is a toss up (actually I would like to see 2 Blue Ribbons awarded in this 'Best of 2005' challenge) because both of them to me are;
"Skip, In my book your picture & that of the "Two Inniocenceof Youth" kids both illustrating excellently ~ "Flawless Execution" 10's to both!
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01/26/2006 11:22:31 PM
Haha. Oh to be young again.
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01/26/2006 11:04:10 PM
Funny picture. Well done.
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01/26/2006 08:30:33 AM
So clear, so cute, so good and you have captured the innocence of youth, so well.....
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01/26/2006 06:55:05 AM
Hehehe, I remember this photo well. I still think it is very cute! Looks like maybe you did a new edit on it? Looks good. Good color. Good luck in the challenge :-)
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01/24/2006 11:38:23 AM
Oh my!!
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01/23/2006 10:39:28 PM
Great light,innocent pose,great photo, 10 !

Message edited by author 2006-02-01 11:57:00.
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01/22/2006 01:49:20 PM
What a wonderfully captured childhood moment!
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01/21/2006 08:58:17 PM
haha..really cute!
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01/21/2006 05:58:41 PM
LMAO!
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01/21/2006 03:21:05 PM
I LOVED THIS SHOT before and I LOVE IT again! <10> Awesome!
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01/21/2006 04:45:05 AM
cute one.
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01/21/2006 04:42:49 AM
speechless.
amazing work
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01/20/2006 11:18:30 PM
hahaha what a great candid
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01/20/2006 08:11:48 AM
This is too cute !! Great candid. Very well captured.
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01/20/2006 07:33:48 AM
OMG... PRICELESS.. what more can i say LOVE IT... 10
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01/20/2006 02:28:49 AM
Some may think this is inappropriate. I'm sure you are/have gotten some comments like that. I wish that this was not the world that we live in today. Give the kids back their childhood. I've seen it in your gallery but I'm not sure who you are and to keep the integrity of the contest will not look you up. I'm giving you one of my best ever scores for this for your realizing this is an awesome shot. For realizing the innocence of youth can still exist. For braving the comments that I'm sure you are/have gotten. Because this is an awesome shot and deserves it!
Kudos
TC
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01/19/2006 09:23:28 PM
hehehe, i remember those days...long time ago might i add
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01/19/2006 11:13:22 AM
Awwww! How cute!
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01/19/2006 09:55:01 AM
lol thats a cute one
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01/19/2006 05:56:38 AM
incredible capture, i really hope it does well. and the heck with anyone who says anything about inappropriateness. believe me, i'm going to check back after the challenge, and will personally pm anyone who gives grief to this marvelous image!!! good luck, and thanks for entering!!!
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01/19/2006 02:31:33 AM
this is just plain wonderful.
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01/18/2006 04:30:05 PM
Innocence indeed :) This is almost like a modern day Norman Rockwell piece... This photo would be the best of any portfolio... great work! 10
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01/18/2006 02:35:34 PM
This was the pic that brought a smile. True innocence for sure. Good capture and thanks for sharing.PM
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01/18/2006 10:43:57 AM
lol really nice capture, hehe. They'll both cringe when you show this to them when they're older, hehe :)
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01/17/2006 03:49:10 PM
this photo is precious!the lighting adds to the appeal
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01/17/2006 02:10:44 PM
did jock sutherland go to jail for this kind of thing?
01/17/2006 01:36:12 PM
what a moment in time you've captured LOL LOL - so me this would have looed that much better in B&W
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01/17/2006 01:09:26 PM
Great humor. Good job capturing the moment.
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01/17/2006 09:09:39 AM
This is adorable! 10
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01/17/2006 02:49:47 AM
This one made me laugh. A very apt title too.
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01/17/2006 02:32:44 AM
Great shot. Don't listen to the inevitable pervert comments...
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01/16/2006 11:34:57 PM
LOL
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01/16/2006 06:00:38 PM
absolutely adorable
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01/16/2006 04:20:30 PM
love it.. the simple life as a kid..
bet you'll get all kinds of comments saying this is incest, porn or something else...

but for me it's a picture of innocent kids playing :)

7 for daring to enter this in a challenge :)
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01/16/2006 02:42:26 PM
Haha, I've seen this one before, a great catch! Congrats to you for using it. Sorry, I have to give it a 10. :-D
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01/16/2006 02:32:51 PM
HAHAHA...hey what do you got in there....
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01/16/2006 01:53:25 PM
errr
01/16/2006 01:35:18 PM
Your not touching mine, you broke yours off!!
Adorable innocent capture. I saw this in your portfolio before I believe. Loved it then, love it now!
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01/16/2006 12:51:17 PM
This reminds me a a comic....... and the girl is asking if she can touch his.....and the boy is like NO you cant touch it you already cut your off!!!Great Snap SHOT!!!!
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01/16/2006 12:47:31 PM
Great capture!
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01/16/2006 09:25:34 AM
humorous, good lighting, DOF and focus well done.7
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01/16/2006 12:28:37 AM
The innocence of Youth? I am STILL doing that haha. <Joking>
Very sweet photo, a new favorite for me.
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