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  Mini#37 Best of 2017, So Far
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      ©2017 fatimaife
Canon EOS REBEL T3i       4th place, 143 points
1/59s, f6.3, ISO 100, 320mm, Manual, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Added a little clarity and vibrance in Lightroom. I felt that doing more to it would make it less.       Extra Info: As I was walking around Tamale Village in Ghana taking pictures of whatever caught my fancy, I noticed this striking little girl walking along side me through some tall grass. I stopped and pointed the camera at her, and she obligingly gave me this wonderful look that I managed to capture in this picture.
 
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fatimaife
Jul 10, 2017
    Thanks everyone for the great feedback. And for Elliot who asked what the heck I was doing in Ghana - - was there some reason I shouldn't have been?

Mepo
Jul 10, 2017
    Congrats on this great shot, and a belated welcome to the site.

Lo
Jul 10, 2017
    Congratulations on your excellent finish - quite an accomplishment after only two challenges.

elliott
Jul 10, 2017
    love the mesmerizing gaze you captured. was my number two. well done.
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mrsawyer
Jul 10, 2017
    Congrats on your first top 5 finish! Was my #1.

NEAT
Jul 10, 2017
    Congratulations on top five, you were my number one. Those eyes really speak to me, I feel her sadness, One can only hope soon she will feel happiness.

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mrsawyer
Jul 10, 2017
    Though the focus is a bit soft. I love the story this one tells. The eyes are irresistible.
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Mepo
Jul 10, 2017
    The grass makes this shot special. I think the norm would have been to get a clear shot of the face but the grass adds a sense of piquancy and makes a much better photo. Kudos.

Old Finn
Jul 10, 2017
    Picture that tells us something about her life. In my favorites.

bryanshoots
Jul 10, 2017
    Lovely photo! I love her expression and the framing of the foreground. It must be hard to get the eyes tack-sharp. One of my faves.

elliott
Jul 9, 2017
    my number two great shot. what the heck are you doing in ghana.

Lo
Jul 9, 2017
    Very nice capture - totally natural and appealing. The branches in the foreground add a lot of interest, appearing to separate her world from yours.

aoc46
Jul 9, 2017
    An interesting look indeed - quite striking. She seems slightly troubled, which may be what made me think at first that the branches were parts of a fence.

SteveBee
Jul 9, 2017
    I think at least in part because of the extreme focal length the focus is soft, especially the eyes.

RobertLavker
Jul 9, 2017
    Excellent capture. Very much in the style of Anthony Comyn, which is meant as a compliment (I have said this for two other images in this challenge). Great facial expression, the eyes say it all.

babysister
Jul 9, 2017
    Well composed with the twigs framing the face. Her expression is powerful and I think more than a little wistful. In my TT.

dk
Jul 8, 2017
    what a beauty - the girl and the composition

NEAT
Jul 8, 2017
    Very compelling even though there are distracting elements.

wrosenthal
Jul 7, 2017
    A beautiful shot. She has such deep sadness in her eyes. This photo, like many similar fine works, begs the story behind the story.

cookiejar
Jul 7, 2017
    Haunting and lovely, perfect focal depth.

forkcandles
Jul 7, 2017
    great result/ nicely framed

Anthony Comyn
Jul 7, 2017
    In my favorites, but the focus is slightly off. I assume you focused manually due to the grass in the foreground, which makes getting the focus perfect. It appears the sharpest area in on the ears. That said, I really like the image regardless of the technicality. Beautiful expression and moment.

ysal
Jul 7, 2017
    This would have been my #1 except the girl's face is slightly out of focus. It's still in my top ten for the beauty of her face and the image.

davemisunas
Jul 7, 2017
    nice capture... the look on her face is haunting... in my TT
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