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Motherhood
2nd PlaceMotherhood
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2010-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus E-510
Lens: Olympus 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital ED
Location: Namibia
Date: Mar 26, 2010
Aperture: F/4.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Mar 30, 2010

Motherhood.. Young Himba girl in northern Namibia and her mother.

PS: Crop, levels, curves, hue/saturation, resize, sharpened, noise ninja, frame and save for the web.

Thanks everybody for wonderful comments and the high score. I had a very good feeling for this image from the moment I captured it. The red ribbon suits the Ovahimba people so well!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 350
Avg (all users): 7.1299
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 7.0841
Avg (non-participants): 7.2340
Views since voting: 8491
Views during voting: 311
Votes: 154
Comments: 56
Favorites: 16 (view)


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04/27/2010 12:15:06 PM
Congrats on your 1X submission :)
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04/14/2010 10:05:52 PM
very emotive & well composed. Perfection with the Depth of field.
This image would do very well commercially.
congrats on the ribbon!
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04/12/2010 02:08:26 PM
Vel gert Gunni. Þú hefur gott auga og áferðin á myndinni er mögnuð.
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04/12/2010 12:35:13 AM
Wow! Congrats on the Red!
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04/11/2010 01:04:53 AM
Beautiful shot.
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04/10/2010 01:53:31 PM
Excellent image. A well deserved ribbon. IMO it has all the qualities of a winning image - subject, technically well done, and emotion. I'm wondering what it would be like with her looking straight at the camera- just a thought.
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04/09/2010 10:47:35 AM
Simply beautiful.....
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04/09/2010 10:46:33 AM
Great shot, good work! Congrats!!
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04/09/2010 01:37:17 AM
Beautiful, beautiful shot. Congratulations on your ribbon.
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04/08/2010 05:31:02 PM
Well Gunner, two third world images on the front page of a Free Study at DPC. Has that ever happened before? Great image, great score, great to share the podium with you
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04/08/2010 04:43:54 PM
Congratulations! that's such a fantastic image!
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04/08/2010 03:36:05 PM
A fabulous image I love the skin textures and the whole set up
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04/08/2010 02:38:40 PM
Wow! What a stunning piece. Congrats on the ribbon.
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04/08/2010 02:31:16 PM
amazing image! love it!
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04/08/2010 01:46:44 PM
excellent composition, Gunnar! (I don't know if I'd call it Motherhood and not Childhood, though, since child is the focus here :))
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04/08/2010 11:17:05 AM
Wonderful photo Gunnar, congratulations on the red ribbon.
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04/08/2010 10:58:16 AM
congratulations, this is great!
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04/08/2010 09:54:54 AM
beautiful!
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04/08/2010 09:49:26 AM
Well, good for you!!! Well deserved!
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04/08/2010 09:15:22 AM
what a stunning capture!!!! Congrats on the Red!!
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04/08/2010 09:13:51 AM
wonderful emotive image - Congratulations !
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04/08/2010 08:46:09 AM
stunning, beautiful, wow !!
congrads for the ribon
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04/08/2010 08:40:57 AM
Stunning - congratulations!
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04/08/2010 08:21:48 AM
Two of my favorite people (you and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' hotpasta on the ribbon list!! Congrats.
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04/08/2010 07:44:30 AM
Congratulations, well deserved ribbon. At first glance this was a 10 for me.
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04/08/2010 07:27:33 AM
Beautiful capture full of love well done and composed!! Congrats on your Red Ribbon.
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04/08/2010 06:02:17 AM
This is so full of honest human feelings.
Thanks for sharing
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04/08/2010 05:14:46 AM
Congrats with the well deserved ribbon.

Frábærar þessar mannlífsmyndir þínar frá Afríku. Hlakka til að sjá meira.
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04/08/2010 04:51:11 AM
beautiful and so innocent. congrats to your 2nd place. well done.
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04/08/2010 03:48:29 AM
Lovely shot of a very photogenic people. Congrats and thank you for visiting! I hope Namibia inspired a few more shots we are likely to see?
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04/08/2010 03:39:58 AM
I told it to you during voring: it's a winner!
Big congrats!
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04/08/2010 02:23:55 AM
Til hamingju! Ákaflega falleg mynd:-)
Congratulations! A very beautiful picture:-)
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04/08/2010 12:57:55 AM
knew this would ribbon the moment I saw it, great job. Who gave it a 1????
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04/08/2010 12:09:14 AM
Many congratulations on your ribbon. Wonderful image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2010 07:26:51 PM
What a beautiful child - thank you for sharing this shot!
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04/07/2010 05:03:39 PM
Stunning documentary photography.
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04/07/2010 10:27:34 AM
Beautiful portrait.
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04/06/2010 08:33:44 PM
* What a lovely photograph. Cut that out of National Geographic?
10
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04/06/2010 06:23:38 PM
Excellent shot.
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04/06/2010 02:59:04 PM
Wonderful picture.Captures Africa beautifully. 9
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04/06/2010 11:15:18 AM
spectacular- should be a ribbon
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04/06/2010 10:43:58 AM
wow...this is awesome...hope you are doing well in the voting with this...really tells a story 8
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04/05/2010 09:16:57 PM
just excellent 10
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04/05/2010 03:51:33 PM
This is a very nice, story-telling, portrait of this child. Well done.
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04/05/2010 04:06:20 AM
OMG!!! A DPC image that isn't just about being pretty. Very poignant and the title is very appropriate. 10.
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04/04/2010 03:30:30 PM
This shot is unbelievably amazing. Keep up the good work! 10
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04/04/2010 03:29:21 PM
national geographic. will be in the top ten, deservingly so
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04/04/2010 12:21:06 PM
A very good one!
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04/03/2010 07:34:02 PM
excellent!
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04/02/2010 10:45:55 AM
How incredibly lovely! Tastefully done. (not voting)
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04/01/2010 06:39:55 PM
i struggled to "judge" this.. and so going for the middle of road, 5
04/01/2010 04:27:11 PM
Adding this as fav
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04/01/2010 10:14:56 AM
WOW
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04/01/2010 07:51:41 AM
Striking. Straight out of National Geographic.
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04/01/2010 01:48:09 AM
and here is the winner of the March-Free-Study-Challenge!
I'm not a fan of mother + child -photos, but this is really fantastic!
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04/01/2010 12:27:03 AM
beautiful
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