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Amish Boy

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 14 August 2014 in People & Portrait.

This is one of my neighbors. He is watching his sisters set up a badminton net.
See my article on Questioning the Value of Photo Competitions .

NIKON D300 1/320 second F/6.3 ISO 200 200 mm


I have been INTERVIEWED three times by photo-buddies:
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Lougris from Toulouse, France

Un bien doux portrait !!

14 Aug 2014 2:58pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Great candid moment captured ... and a super article, Anita.
Glad you're back on track,; I also enjoyed reading the comments.

14 Aug 2014 3:36pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

so cute! :)
very nice portrait!
such beautiful composition, focus, colors & lighting!

14 Aug 2014 7:38pm

@omid: Thank you.

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Super adorable picture. My favorite picture of the day. ABsolutely gorgeous.

15 Aug 2014 2:16am

@Nitin: I'm delighted. thank you.

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh adorable

15 Aug 2014 7:41am

@L'Angevine: Thank you.

Brenda from Canton, United States

Oh, my - what amazing red hair on such a beautiful boy! He looks very intense - waiting for the chance to hit the birdie. Lovely moment.

15 Aug 2014 7:56pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Awesome capture, Anita ~ love this!

16 Aug 2014 9:06pm

@RBL: Thanks. He looks sweet, doesn't he?

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! the processing is perfect
I like the focus

17 Aug 2014 12:52pm

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you for your comments. Glad you like it.

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

This image is the definition of innocence.

I read your article, Anita. It is sad that you lost interest for a time in doing what you love because of that low score. I do not belong to a camera club, nor have I ever submitted images to a competition-oh wait-once to NWF, but nothing came of that. I'm not afraid of criticism (keep in mind the true definition of the term), but every photographer is exploring the world through a lens for different reasons, and that should be the focus of our discussions of each other's work, IMO. BPN was very helpful for me-I submitted many images for critique when I first joined, and I continue to value the collective expertise of the members. What I like about aminus3 is that people are not necessarily looking for critique here, but sharing a bit of their lives with each other. Those interactions can be very interesting and thought-provoking. Right now, for instance!

18 Aug 2014 11:01am

@Julie L. Brown: Julie: Thank you for reminding me that we each photograph for our own personal reasons, and that we should keep that in mind when commenting on the work of others. I think that is the approach here at am3. I, too, value the comments on BPN. I didn't remember that you are a member. I hang out in the OOTB forum.

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Very beautiful portrait!

18 Aug 2014 5:38pm

@Sergei Z: Thank you!!

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

I joined BPN in 2010. I learned a lot about bird photograhy there. I still browse the forums and occasionally post in About Birds when I need help with a species ID.

19 Aug 2014 12:38am

1/320 second
ISO 200
200 mm