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Boys Can Do, Girls Can Do Better !!!


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Mirza Ahmad from Amsterdam, Netherlands

That is certainly true ...

10 Jan 2010 5:23am

zahra from shiraz, Iran

great,very nice.

10 Jan 2010 5:28am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Ah, this girl is really energetic and powerful ! Go for it, Boy !

10 Jan 2010 5:36am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

haha, I like the emotion you captured in the girl's face :)
she seems to be having a grand time!

10 Jan 2010 5:40am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great expressions, and very good angle. Poor boy! :)

10 Jan 2010 5:43am

@Paco Díaz: he is still young and I love to see his effort to follow his older sister :))

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Quite right, Mariana. You'll hear no argument from me here. My wife constantly amazes me with how she manages to be brilliant in so many ways, whilst I struggle to be good in any.... just don't tell her I said that! ha ha

A wonderful shot again capturing, in my eyes, the wonder of childhood when the world seems such a large and expansive place, and time will go on forever. It's a time of fun and play before the days of learning fear, and boundaries, rules and regulations, before the heartaches and heartbreaks. It's such an important time....

10 Jan 2010 5:44am

@SOUL AFLAME: do not worry , will never ever tell her what you said :)) Love that you admit it :)) I am also into perfections, and my sons cannot admit that many things I do on much more smarter and precised way than they do ... girls are girls :))

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Fabulous image Mariana. Such energy & a great smile ~ ~

10 Jan 2010 7:00am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

I always knew that you were a sexist :)) And that despite the fact that you are right!! Dynamite smile; she likes having her picture taken.

10 Jan 2010 7:01am

@john4jack: they actually did not see me . they were looking at their grandpa :)) girls looks very proud !

k@ from Paris, France

Super attitude, love the difference between their expressions, the shy boy and the proud girl but for me I don't see any sexist (as Jack would say) superioriy here but first of all the elder kid wanting to keep her threatened place of first one Puma in the family ;) The focus on the background gives an interesting "texture" to their skin : they look like terrific dolls !

10 Jan 2010 7:27am

@k@: that's right - PUMA girl !!!

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Both of them have wonderful expression and the skin tones are simply amazing !!!

10 Jan 2010 7:38am

Richard Trim from Leicester, United Kingdom

Sibbling rivalry and yet at the same time sibling support. The joy of being involved, succeeding and expressing pleasure comes so naturally to young kids and thus creating lovely expressions.


10 Jan 2010 7:42am

@Richard Trim: kids are our gold :))

pascal from bollene, France

quel sourriire !!!!!!!
bonne journée

10 Jan 2010 7:59am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful kids and a great photo.

10 Jan 2010 8:08am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

beautiful portrait wonderful smile

10 Jan 2010 8:18am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

Women always win!... this is the reality. Very nice and expressive picture. Bravo!

10 Jan 2010 8:19am

Oscar from Espira de l'Agly, France

yes, Good slogan. The world changes, Please.

Good sunday.

10 Jan 2010 8:28am

Tagazou from Montpellier, France

The only competition the donkey likes is the smilling one... and it seems that the girl do it better!

10 Jan 2010 8:32am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, Ah! Ah! You want to try it! lolll ... Good Sunday.

10 Jan 2010 8:34am

Bruno from France

Voilà des enfants qui respirent la joie de vivre. C'est beau.

10 Jan 2010 8:59am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

This sums up childhood - love the tone.

10 Jan 2010 9:02am

mehdi from tehran, Iran

nice shot

10 Jan 2010 9:11am

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

Excellent idea and capture! The children are so lovely!

10 Jan 2010 9:15am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Excellent shot.

10 Jan 2010 9:37am

Reno from Madrid-Paris, Spain

Marvellous!! you've done it very well!!

10 Jan 2010 9:48am

tataray from France

De Magnifiques expressions !...
Bon dimanche.

10 Jan 2010 9:51am

Scotfot from Kabul, Afghanistan

Terrific action shot!! Life captured!

10 Jan 2010 9:58am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful, with a contagious joy. Nice tones.

10 Jan 2010 10:35am

jpla from st Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

Bon dimanche

10 Jan 2010 11:01am

Fred from Manila, Philippines

The title and the image is so appropriate. hahaha! I had fun viewing this image!

10 Jan 2010 11:03am

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Wonderful chlidren portrait !
Love the fun that appear on their face and nothing better that the enjoying children expression like that to give sun on our grey days !! Great processing for an adorable amazing moment !! :-) Love !!!

10 Jan 2010 11:05am

Ricardo from Barcelona, Spain

Exquisite image that hits us at an angle of shot and very good composition. The color is magnificent
A greeting.

10 Jan 2010 11:17am

Ekios from Une des iles du salut, Guyana

About the photo : excellent expression of joy, I love that !!
About the title : Well ... another one who have issue about the "equality" word ... ;o)

10 Jan 2010 11:23am

Manuela M from Rennes, France

Un duo charmant et complice!
Quelle fantaisie et joie de vivre dans leur jeu!
Bon dimanche.

10 Jan 2010 11:24am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

~~`brilliant happy picture~~~~

10 Jan 2010 11:43am

Pomme from France

Belle scène de vie illuminée par ce sourire innocent :)

10 Jan 2010 11:43am

Blackdog from London, United Kingdom

LOL - you really capture her confidence - the younger brother(?) will struggle to keep up ;o)

10 Jan 2010 11:59am

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

The boy is watching something interesting at your feet (if you got big feet). Probably something one can eat. The girl in contrast loves to be photographed. A metaphore Marina??

10 Jan 2010 12:20pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Super expressions on their faces! Well seen and captured Mariana! ;-)

10 Jan 2010 1:02pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Excellent photo, The title gave me a big smile
@ I am curious to see photos of the farm where you bought eggs

10 Jan 2010 1:16pm

@Willem: I'll let you know when post them . Sometimes I am really lost and do not know which picture to post first ... too many ready and processed ....

STEED from Gueret, France

Perhaps...Perhaps....Excellent portraits and expressions...

10 Jan 2010 1:23pm

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

Wonderful capture bringing out that full energy! Well done

10 Jan 2010 1:43pm

hesam from quchan, Iran

(mm!!!! girls can do better???!)
good shot and good process like ever
thank you

10 Jan 2010 1:43pm

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

de très beaux enfants, very good shot

10 Jan 2010 1:57pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

... not be unfair Mariana! the girl is older! Over time it will as you say! The expressions of the children are wonderful. I remember the faces of my students when they played free as birds in the schoolyard! Greetings. Adela

10 Jan 2010 2:07pm

mirela from brighton, United States

Love the title! Cool shot, Mariana!

10 Jan 2010 2:33pm

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

it is like my childhood.
the boy is me, the girl is my elder sister.
very nice faces.

10 Jan 2010 2:50pm

@Fusao: you make me smile the same as my kids :))

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Very joyful image, nice job.

10 Jan 2010 3:00pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

beautifully done. it really grabs your attention.

10 Jan 2010 3:40pm

Patrick from Belgium

Verry true! Nice shot en beautifull picture.
Bonne soirée et merci pour tes visites.

10 Jan 2010 3:45pm

Val37 from Tours, France

Excellent work ! I like the title too !

10 Jan 2010 3:51pm

don from spokane, United States

You managed to get the "best" expressions from these youngsters who are thoroughly enjoying this take-a-picture event. Fine image with excellent toning. The capture of the youngster's "spirit" is what makes it come alive.

10 Jan 2010 3:51pm

philippe from dijon, France

Comment dire.... magnifique ! oui, MAGNIFIQUE...

10 Jan 2010 4:17pm

Marcie from Boston, United States

Great title. Love their joyous expressions!

10 Jan 2010 4:25pm

Meysam from Montreal, Canada


10 Jan 2010 4:57pm

Nadu-Dosenöffner from Köln, Germany


10 Jan 2010 5:05pm

@Nadu-Dosenöffner: what?

Ardan from Manila, Philippines

wow. i love the choice of color here. the expressions are perfect. great work!

10 Jan 2010 5:15pm

macgo from Spain

No suelen gustarme las fotos de niños pero este retrato es especial. ¿Tal vez Vietnam?

10 Jan 2010 5:22pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

haha nice title, i can see the look of determination as well as fun on the girl's face. great portrait!

10 Jan 2010 5:24pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Depends on what they do. Peeing standing up and stuff... ;-)

10 Jan 2010 5:24pm

@MadScientist: well, I know many girls very skillful peeing standing .. I think I was skillful too when was 5 :)) ha ha

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow very great capture

10 Jan 2010 5:28pm

faisal from New York City, United States

cute kids!

10 Jan 2010 5:36pm

rian from mobile, United States

lol, okay, i won't argue with that.. ;D that's a really infectious smile.. :) great shot.. :)

10 Jan 2010 5:43pm

Olivier from Hainaut, Belgium

Beautiful smile! it's fun and happy!

10 Jan 2010 5:47pm

Tagazou from Montpellier, France

Girls and boys are equal but different, it's so obvious but even if it's the case, we need to repeat again and again!

10 Jan 2010 6:00pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

funny title !! :)
and good picture of this two children !
beautiful smile !!

10 Jan 2010 6:03pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Mariana,
The title might be appropriate. From time to time, it is so. The color I like as well as the laughter of children. It is a joyous presentation. I wish you a pleasant evening. Dear greetings Christel

10 Jan 2010 6:07pm

ppeut from Lille, France

A nice portraits of these two children, I like their behaviour and the big smile of the little girl.
Good tiltle for this picture, well found.

10 Jan 2010 6:09pm

eva from Rouen, France

Marvelous children ! great shot

10 Jan 2010 6:23pm

lydia from Paris, France

Of course girls can do better ..........! They are cute together ! Great picture Mariana .

10 Jan 2010 6:29pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

A very good photo, beautiful sepia tone, life has full teeth for it's children, bravo!

10 Jan 2010 6:29pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

i disagree with title! :)
wonderful smile and tone!!

10 Jan 2010 6:52pm

@Tomix: ok, I admit for this case, since boy is younger at least 2-3 years than his sis !!! But generally , girls are doing things ( always) better :)

eme chiquilla from córdoba, Spain

wow! powerful faces and gestures captured! i love this shot :D funny and superb composition!

10 Jan 2010 7:02pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

try to pee stand up! :))

10 Jan 2010 7:08pm

@Tomix: I can !!! ha ha

Nina from Haute Loire, France

The title made me smile ... The portraits are natural and beautiful!

10 Jan 2010 7:14pm

Mike from Burgos, Spain

Big sister is so full of energy!! Well captured! Shame you couldn't get all the boy's head in frame...

10 Jan 2010 7:16pm

@Mike: which head .. his real head is in the frame :))

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

La compo est sympa, quant au titre..... i'm not so sure!

10 Jan 2010 7:18pm

CamyaR from Tehran, Iran

is nice shot:)

10 Jan 2010 7:31pm

@CamyaR: glad you like it .

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

Yea, abolutely yes! The girls can do better

10 Jan 2010 7:44pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Las mujeres, ya desde niñas, casi todo lo hacen mejor... Muy buen retrato con dos expresiones completamente diferentes. Perfecto el virado sepia tan suave.

10 Jan 2010 7:54pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Great portrait. I like how the boys head is framed by the tree...

10 Jan 2010 8:10pm

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

A picture of fun and happiness..... :) You must realise of course that the 'little' boy is letting her win..!!

10 Jan 2010 8:31pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

great smile of the little girl ! nice scene ! cute little boy, h works hard to arrive there ;-)

10 Jan 2010 8:35pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

really beautiful portrait here - they look so happy and carefree. Just the way children should be captured!

10 Jan 2010 8:46pm

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

so true. and we get dirtier faster too.

10 Jan 2010 8:53pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

very good shot very lively

10 Jan 2010 9:34pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a wonderful smile !!!
kisses mariana !

10 Jan 2010 9:36pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente retrato de estos niños divirtiéndose, gran momento, me encanta!

10 Jan 2010 10:17pm

Bo Strömberg from Vessigebro, Sweden

As usual, in other words - wonderful!
Nice kids, good composition and beautiful tone.

10 Jan 2010 11:07pm

ruimnm from Portugal

What a wonderful smile!
A great portrait.
Well done.

10 Jan 2010 11:18pm

Ajay from Pune, India

No argument from me either. She is actually doing better than the boy. And she has a most lovely smile too.

11 Jan 2010 12:58am

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

What a sweet smile, a cute capture.

11 Jan 2010 1:25am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

It's what my sister used to say and unfortunately she was right...

11 Jan 2010 2:11am

Stéphane Themeze from Maryland, United States

Come on Mariana! You did see that she is way older and more experienced that this boy Lady already!:)))
But we all know that girls can do better if we let them do and if they do. Just like boys among boys and girls among girls like just any of us if we strive to give our best.

Cheers Mariana.

11 Jan 2010 6:11am

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Awesome capture. This is brilliant!!

11 Jan 2010 11:39am

Chris,B from Netherlands

great,very nice.

11 Jan 2010 11:43am

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Cheeeese!! Such a cute image! And you're right--girls rule, boys drool! :)

11 Jan 2010 3:06pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This one can and smile while she's doing it. A wonderful shot of these two cute kids.

11 Jan 2010 3:56pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

fantastic portrait

11 Jan 2010 6:47pm

Klaus from Germany

love her smile

11 Jan 2010 7:52pm

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Beautiful capture !

12 Jan 2010 3:13am

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

How fun!

12 Jan 2010 8:54am

Mike from United States

LOVE the clarity in this shot. Nice work!

13 Jan 2010 10:00pm

Lillee from -, United States

Great title to match the image:) Excellent!

16 Jan 2010 3:20pm

ismerie from Montcy-Notre-Dame, France

Beau portrait d'enfants.

27 Jan 2010 6:48am