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    Hi, this picture is one of my first serie taken with my new Nikon Lens 70-200 VRII.
    Your comments and critique are welcome.
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    Who are you?
    Quien eres tu! by Pibe14, on Flickr
    Camera Nikon D90
    Exposure 0.02 sec (1/50)
    Aperture f/2.8
    Focal Length 200 mm
    ISO Speed 160
    Exposure Bias 0 EV
    Flash No Flash

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    I like this image a lot, Miguel. This is a very moving and emotional image for me. I also like that you chose to use B&W. Thanks for sharing this.

    Sergio

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    Agreed -- I love this photo!

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    muy bien, Miguel...tell me more... where was this taken, do you know this girl personally?
    ty, K

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    Nice photo, Miguel. Did you try to darken the pillar a little when converting to B&W? That may bring out the subject a little more. Nice conversion though...

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    k lo k Miguel. Nice shot. and congrats on the new lens, looks beautiful. I love the composition and it looks tac sharp. Well done.

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    Fantastic shot - I wouldn't change a thing, if it were mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unmerited View Post
    I like this image a lot, Miguel. This is a very moving and emotional image for me. I also like that you chose to use B&W. Thanks for sharing this.

    Sergio
    Thanks Sergio,I really appreciate your comments.
    Best regards
    Miguel

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhurley View Post
    Agreed -- I love this photo!
    Hi Brad,Thanks for your comments.
    Regards
    Miguel

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    Quote Originally Posted by movielvr View Post
    muy bien, Miguel...tell me more... where was this taken, do you know this girl personally?
    ty, K
    Hi Kevin
    This picture was taken on Paraguay, close to the Parana River,this girl belong to the natives, called Mboy Guarani.
    This was taken on my vacation trip to visit the Cataratas del Iguazu.
    Thanks for comment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dubaiphil View Post
    Nice photo, Miguel. Did you try to darken the pillar a little when converting to B&W? That may bring out the subject a little more. Nice conversion though...
    Hi Phil
    Yes, I try, but really this don't convince me too much(too much work
    Thanks for your comment.
    Best Regards
    Miguel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoads238 View Post
    k lo k Miguel. Nice shot. and congrats on the new lens, looks beautiful. I love the composition and it looks tac sharp. Well done.
    Hi Jason
    I'm glad that you like it.Gracias
    Best regards
    Miguel

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    This has the making of being SUCH a wonderful photo, Miguel. Congratulations! My thinking about that explains why I just have to follow up on your discussion with Phil.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pibe View Post
    Hi Phil
    Yes, I try, but really this don't convince me too much(too much work
    When I view your image, the very first thing that I see is the bright spot on the tree that Phil mentioned. The second thing that I see is the adorable child. I'm sure you agree that the child should be the first thing that you want your viewers to see.

    It took me about 30 seconds to select that bright spot and tone it down. I also took another 30 seconds to tone down the bright light on the right side in the background. I'm sure I could do a better job of it if I took a few more minutes and had your original full-size file to work with. But now that I have done this, do you still think the process takes too much work? More importantly, do you like the version below better? (If not, don't hesitate to mention why.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew76 View Post
    Fantastic shot - I wouldn't change a thing, if it were mine.
    Thanks Andrew for your comment and don't worry, I'm not going to change anything .
    Best regards
    Miguel

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    This is why we take photos Miguel, to catch a shot like this. Beautiful!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    This has the making of being SUCH a wonderful photo, Miguel. Congratulations! My thinking about that explains why I just have to follow up on your discussion with Phil.



    When I view your image, the very first thing that I see is the bright spot on the tree that Phil mentioned. The second thing that I see is the adorable child. I'm sure you agree that the child should be the first thing that you want your viewers to see.

    It took me about 30 seconds to select that bright spot and tone it down. I also took another 30 seconds to tone down the bright light on the right side in the background. I'm sure I could do a better job of it if I took a few more minutes and had your original full-size file to work with. But now that I have done this, do you still think the process takes too much work? More importantly, do you like the version below better? (If not, don't hesitate to mention why.)


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    Hi Mike
    Yes I agree 100% with you,but I'm still viewing that this area was retouched,This is the main reason why I prefer to leave like I post.
    I really appreciate you comment, time and experience.
    Best regards
    Miguel
    Please, sorry for my English and always your comment are welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by travis4567 View Post
    This is why we take photos Miguel, to catch a shot like this. Beautiful!!!!!!!!
    Hi Travis, I appreciate your comments.
    Best regards
    Miguel

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    Your English is fine, Miguel. I'm so jealous that you speak more than one language.

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    Great shot.
    Have you tried a bit of a crop - maybe like this?

    Hope you don't mind.


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    I'm all new to photography, so I don't see as much as everyone else does in an image, meanin where improvements might be needed..but what i actually like about the light spot is the story the image tells..to me it almost looks like the child seems to be reaching for the light..in some way, almost tentatively? Almost as if she's not allowedn.because she knows the photographer is watching and for some reason she feels she can't go there.. I prefer the original..tells more of the story to me.. Sometimes I feel PP can just take away that story. Especially the last cropped image..it completely changes the girls attitude in her eyes.( Or is it just me) Great image. These are the kind of images that inspired to make photography a hobby of mine..I only hope one day an image of mine can inspire like yours has done.
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