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Posted by
Margie (Auckland, New Zealand) on 1 May 2008 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Listening intently to Grandma and tolerating (barely) the annoying Aunt with the camera

NIKON D80 1/80 second F/5.6 ISO 800 112 mm (35mm equiv.)

Any hints, tips, constructive criticism or comments are welcome and appreciated.

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Sounds like Lauren is being brought up right! Cool shot!

1 May 2008 7:25am

@Craig: Thanks Craig. She's as gorgeous on the inside as she is on the outside, so yeah! Someone's doing something right.

Mikey from Australia

Awwww that's great! What a nice grand daughter!

1 May 2008 8:26am

@Mikey: Isn't she though? Thanks Mikey!

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

It is a lovely, sweet portrait, Margie. One tip: I notice the best portraits have the subject doing something with her hands or making an unusual or telling expression.

1 May 2008 11:56am

@Michael Skorulski: Thanks for that nice comment, Michael. She actually had her chin resting in her hand but my shot was too close to show that to advantage so I cropped it out. Thanks for the advice though!

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

She would be a patient, long-suffering soul. Ha! Really a nice portrait of this young lady.

1 May 2008 12:10pm

@Viewfinder: Thank you!

Cheryl from Boerne, United States

such a pretty girl! nice b&w. I like how you filled the frame with her face. I also like that you didn't shoot straght on but from the side a bit. Nice job

1 May 2008 12:45pm

@Cheryl: Thanks very much for your comment Cheryl.

alex centrella from California, United States

pretty face nice catch.

1 May 2008 12:52pm

@alex centrella: Thank you!

Observing from Chester, United Kingdom

Such a nice natural portrait, you must be pleased

1 May 2008 1:44pm

@Observing: Thanks for your comment and visit Mike. I am pretty pleased!

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

I like the very tight crop. It works great with that sweet face.

1 May 2008 2:52pm

@Michael Rawluk: Thank you!

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like her expression - very nice portrait

1 May 2008 4:16pm

@yiannis krikis: Thank you, Yiannis

Amber from New Zealand

Nice pic Marg - lovely. She must have a wonderful step mum ;o)

1 May 2008 7:23pm

@Amber: Haha...she does!

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Great portrait, you have captured the moment perfectly.

1 May 2008 8:34pm

@Graham Russon: Thanks Graham!

standley from Brou-sur-Chantereine, France

Beautiful natural portrait. I like the softness of the tones!

1 May 2008 8:48pm

@standley: Thank you!

Jude from Auckland, New Zealand

You have captured those eyes! You can see the love! She must have a wonderful friend called Jude.

1 May 2008 8:58pm

@Jude: Why yes...yes she does!

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

A fantastic portrait Margie, Lauren has beautiful eyes.

1 May 2008 11:07pm

@MaryB: Thanks Mary.

Kelela from Upland, United States

I like the close-up and the pleasant & joyful expression of this young lady. The b&w tones are soft and subtle and I think you did a really nice job!

1 May 2008 11:14pm

@Kelela: Thank you!

Kate from New Zealand

Isn't she darling. She must have a wonderful cousin called Kate.

1 May 2008 11:34pm

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Hi Margie, I posted this link for you on your previous post I should have posted it on this one! ooops lol, so here it is again :)
I hope you find it helpful :)

2 May 2008 12:46am

@MaryB: I'd spotted it on the other image and was having a look when this message arrived! Thanks!
And thanks for your comments too.

Anthony from Bielefeld, Germany

Nice close B+W portrait,great eyes.

2 May 2008 9:17am

Scotfot from Kabul, Afghanistan

Excellent portrait!

3 May 2008 6:30pm

@Scotfot: Thank you. That is quite something coming from you!

Martin from New Zealand

Don't let the eyes fool you.She was probably looking at a twenty dollar bill.I bet she has a wonderfull(but poor) father though.

4 May 2008 12:19am

Henry from Boston, United States

God, the nepotism is disgusting! : )

4 May 2008 9:38pm

@Henry: Ya think? I kinda like it.

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

I see you have good taste in cameras. Some of my family members hold their hands in front of their faces or turn their heads away whenever they see the camera. My wife still tries to avoid the camera even after 25 years. My youngest son is nearly impossible to photograph. My oldest son is about the only family member who doesn't fight having his photo taken.

5 May 2008 7:58pm

Andrew Gould from Sydney, Australia

A lovely capture and looks really good in black and white.

5 May 2008 10:22pm

mikecoon from United States

At that angle, she looks like Kate

15 May 2008 7:35am

1/80 second
ISO 800
112 mm (35mm equiv.)