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A Welcoming Hand to Little Frogs and Periwinkles.
A Welcoming Hand to Little Frogs and Periwinkles.
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Portrait II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF
Date: Dec 27, 2011
Aperture: 2.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Dec 29, 2011

The title is from a quote by Charles Fort...

'I believe nothing. I have shut myself away from the rocks and wisdoms of ages, and from the so-called great teachers of all time, and perhaps because of that isolation I am given to bizarre hospitalities. I shut the front door upon Christ and Einstein, and at the back door hold out a welcoming hand to little frogs and periwinkles.'

Statistics
Place: 18 out of 93
Avg (all users): 6.1948
Avg (commenters): 8.1818
Avg (participants): 6.4528
Avg (non-participants): 6.0594
Views since voting: 1264
Views during voting: 337
Votes: 154
Comments: 23
Favorites: 8 (view)


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01/10/2012 06:38:59 AM
Ah the Nolan magic strikes again, even with the nasty cut to add even more humanity. Inspirational Clive.
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01/09/2012 12:37:10 PM
Through the looking glass. It really is a very nice image, she'll treasure it in a few years.
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01/09/2012 08:18:58 AM
On second thought -- perhaps there really are angels, with such glowing eyes, among us.
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01/09/2012 03:19:38 AM
Clive this is gorgeous.
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01/09/2012 02:38:38 AM
So much better than many above it, well done :)
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01/09/2012 02:21:07 AM
Outstanding!
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01/09/2012 01:09:48 AM
a story, a portrait of a moment, a lodestone.
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01/09/2012 12:07:21 AM
That's a lovely quotation and a fine, intensely human image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/08/2012 11:33:30 PM
stunning. wonderful variety of blurs and light effects.

I'm putting this in my fantasy portrait gallery.

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01/08/2012 10:49:06 PM
The magic of Clive, I believe. Halo of bokeh and a smidgeon of dirt make the image more than just another child portrait.

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01/08/2012 10:13:20 AM
Trapped behind the glass.
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01/07/2012 03:46:16 PM
A non-voting lurker here... What a super photo! Maybe the blur on her left cheek is a minor distraction, I don't know. Love the shot though. Portrays emotion and wonder; creates some of the same in the viewer too. At least for me.
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01/06/2012 11:16:32 PM
The eyes strike me as a little overworked in processing. It's such a wonderful moment, I'm sure it didn't need any help.
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01/06/2012 08:28:21 PM
Ohh, I have seen this charming little lady before :) Very cute and diffraction works well here. I am unsure whether cloning out the specks from the glass would have been an improvement or not.
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01/03/2012 11:25:38 PM
Too stinking darling!!!! I think this may be the best shot in here, it tells a story insted of just an in you face portrait!
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01/03/2012 09:54:17 PM
Thanks for an image that actually made me feel something when I looked at it... Very Well done and good luck to you although from what I have seen thus far in my limited time here fear you won't score as well as you should. Let's hope they surprise us.
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01/03/2012 11:26:48 AM
Top ten for me ,seen this wee face before I think.
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01/03/2012 12:34:22 AM
9
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01/02/2012 08:28:51 AM
Fantastic and quite haunting and a great title to boot.
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01/02/2012 03:21:49 AM
Nice focus on the blue eyes
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01/02/2012 01:41:41 AM
Best one so far. She just has that look doesn't she, all the best Clive. 10
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The more I look at this the more I love it.
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01/02/2012 12:42:45 AM
Totally love those eyes...
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01/02/2012 12:15:42 AM
Divine! Haunting and tender. I'm afraid, comforted, rivited
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