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Big Girl Picky Little Girl

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 400 100 mm


"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

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow splendid 5*****

27 Aug 2010 5:06am

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Funny ! The simple mements that you add a special feeling to them ... as usual .

27 Aug 2010 5:09am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

haha, nice one

27 Aug 2010 5:23am

Ginnie from Netherlands

When it comes to choices like this, you HAVE to be picky, Mariana. :)

27 Aug 2010 5:39am

Bernardo from Barcelona, Spain

Un luz y claridad excelentes, te ha quedado perfecta.


27 Aug 2010 5:45am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nice funny shot !! An good composition , Phil.

27 Aug 2010 6:00am

wolfen from Villefranche s/s, France

Encore un sans faute MARIANA !
Ton instinct ne ta pas encore trompé pour ce cliché !

27 Aug 2010 6:05am

Sriraam Kalingarayar from Chennai, India

A very candid street shot... Nice

27 Aug 2010 6:07am

JOSÉ LUÍS BERNAL from Jerez de la Fra. (Cádiz), Spain

Yo quiero otro por favor. Imagen divertida y refrescante. Un abrazo.

27 Aug 2010 6:10am

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

An attractive shot on the posterior of the lady :))

27 Aug 2010 6:12am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excellent color composition, well seen!

27 Aug 2010 6:14am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Excellent moment... And what a colors for that capture! Great trio.

27 Aug 2010 6:22am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Nice candid shot. I want some ice cream to.

27 Aug 2010 6:25am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb capture and funny !

27 Aug 2010 6:43am

NANNE from DAMWOUDE, Netherlands

Sometimes I like to eat a little ice cream and it's always difficult for me to make a choice...!
But it's still raining cats and dogs here in Hollond, so I don't have to make a choice, Mariana.
Tonight I start fotr walking The Kennedymars, 80 kilometer in 20 hours....!

Have a nice weekend,


27 Aug 2010 6:44am

@NANNE: thanks Nanne . Have a great weekend yourself too ;)

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Lolll ... the ice will be swallowed in one second!! Always your magic eye that sees everything. Nice day Mariana.

27 Aug 2010 7:07am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

This image reminds me of my grandchildren glued to a poster with pictures of delicious ice cream!
- I want this ...
- Of this there!. Well, this ... - This not-
Senyora give me the you have!
I put in a good mood Mariana. Fun
Best regards, Adela

27 Aug 2010 7:12am

Emmeji from France

She should not eat that ... :)

27 Aug 2010 7:23am

@Emmeji: why not ? we all love icecream :)) who cares for some extra pounds ;)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


27 Aug 2010 7:26am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Wahahaha, a great and funny street shot

27 Aug 2010 7:51am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

bien vue *************

27 Aug 2010 8:04am

uvaraj from Now in Chennai, India

nice title and very colorful frame. good one :)

27 Aug 2010 8:05am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Wonderful shot..

27 Aug 2010 8:10am

Richard T from Last few days in Suffolk, United Kingdom

''What big eyes you have young lady ....''


27 Aug 2010 8:56am

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

This is too funny! It looks like he has one of those 'thought bubbles' that you see in cartoons above his head with the exact same ice cream cone in it that she's pointing to. Now I'm hungry for the damn thing! :)))

27 Aug 2010 9:18am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I'll take ten of that one :)

27 Aug 2010 9:34am

Dana from Burbank, United States

Love it. It's what heavenly dreams are made of.

27 Aug 2010 10:10am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain


27 Aug 2010 10:42am

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

superb image

27 Aug 2010 11:55am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

LOL....super street capture Mariana! A good alternte title would have been..."You want a what?" ;-)

27 Aug 2010 12:33pm

Earl from Salisbury, NC, United States

I had to laugh. She obviously knows her ice cream and what she wants. :-)

27 Aug 2010 12:33pm

MedaM from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

This photo made me smile. It’s beautiful and interesting.
Mariana, thanks for visiting my blog. Your comment was beautiful and interesting surprise to me. How it comes, that Sarajevo is your dearest city? Where are you from originally? I am sorry I don’t have any blog with street shots of Sarajevo. I have only one blog which is mix of everything so you can find there some street shots as well. If there are some streets you are particularly interested in just let me know and I’ll make photos of it for you.

27 Aug 2010 12:54pm

@MedaM: Cao Meda. BAs mi je drago da si mi se javila. Sada cu ti odgovoriti na nasem, pa ce ti biti jasno zasto mi je Sarajevo drago i jos uvijek na srcu . Rodjena sam u Sarajevu, i napustila ga '95, a od -96 sam u Kanadi . Bilo mi je posebno drago da vidim nekoga iz Sarajeva, i pretrazila sam malo po tvojim slikama da vidim ima li ista karakteristicno za Sarajevo :)) Ne da me ulice zanimaju, vec bilo sta, ljudi, portreti, cadid slike , koje bi mi dale sliku naseg grada. Ne znam da li ces dobiti ovaj odgovor, a ako ga dobijes, puno pozdrava tebi i Sarajevu ;))

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

the attention of these 3 persons towards that little cone is so hilarious... you are so excellent to catch these scenes... Bravo !

27 Aug 2010 1:26pm

JOEMULLIGAN from burnsville, nc, United States

wonderful the woman points, the guy leans out the window, and the other guy hopes he gets vanilla. love the paint job on the truck.....

27 Aug 2010 1:47pm

pixator from kerman, Iran

wow !5 *****
Very interesting !!

27 Aug 2010 2:43pm

Monte Stevens from Westerville, United States

And, he is just the opposite. Well done.

27 Aug 2010 2:46pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific capture! Quite the couple :))) Excellent processing.

27 Aug 2010 2:59pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Superb colors and great title! I love the story behind... we can really imagine their conversation...

27 Aug 2010 3:46pm

Jlo from Villers le Peuplier, Belgium

An ice cream; Is this reasonable? Go, yes. Very nice capt.

27 Aug 2010 3:51pm

Sugata from Newark, United States

Great moment!

27 Aug 2010 4:45pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Really a live scene ! I like this shot a lot

27 Aug 2010 4:47pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States


27 Aug 2010 5:04pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

All the girls I know, big or little, are picky. ;-) This lively, colorful shot seems to confirm that.

27 Aug 2010 5:05pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

L'univers de sucreries, de glaces et de barbes à papa n'st pas exclusivement réservé aux enfants, heureusement. J'aime les couleurs acidulées de cette photo gourmande.

27 Aug 2010 5:10pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Nice pic... and big problem.

27 Aug 2010 5:33pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Superb shot !!!

27 Aug 2010 5:48pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

You have turned an ordinary act into an interesting story. Well done.

27 Aug 2010 5:55pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

She knows what she wants! She wears polka-dots! Go, girl! A splendid photograph, Mariana!

27 Aug 2010 6:14pm

Ekios from Une des trois iles du Salut, Guyana

Yummi yummi, i wanna pich an ice cream too :)

27 Aug 2010 6:57pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

very nice seen

27 Aug 2010 8:30pm

oriol from Sant Cugat del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain

Nice shot, Mariana. I think this could be also my preferred ice cream ;) I like this captured moment.

27 Aug 2010 8:54pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Well I think she just eats ice-cream on her diet!!! ; ) Wonderful, Bravooo.

27 Aug 2010 8:54pm

manel from Spain

Se puede adivinar la conversación... Muy oportuna y simpática.

27 Aug 2010 10:09pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Quite beautiful photograph!

27 Aug 2010 11:13pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Fresh color, terrific catch...wonderful 'story.'
She IS a big girl...and perhaps should not be picking any ice cream at all. ;-)

27 Aug 2010 11:40pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Nice one

28 Aug 2010 12:35am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

A wonderful customer for the gentleman, she is delightful.

28 Aug 2010 1:44am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Choice and decisions...very difficult when it comes to ice creams...
Nice street shot.

28 Aug 2010 1:59am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Everybody likes ice creams !

28 Aug 2010 3:14am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Her fingernails sure leap off the screen. There is no mistaking where she points.

28 Aug 2010 3:34am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

good story, attractively presented

28 Aug 2010 3:53am

Fraucha from Ukraine

Ice cream Ice Cream! We used to shout, how I miss that, thank you for the great shot!

28 Aug 2010 4:36am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

Ice cream sounds yum (: how's the weather in Waterloo? (I was in London, ON a few weeks back, and it was close to 100, both in temperature and humidity (;

28 Aug 2010 5:30am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Nice shot and great title to it!

28 Aug 2010 6:45am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

this is awesome! perfect title! Wonderful composition! nice!

28 Aug 2010 6:46am

kerfendal from Paris, France

great contrast:)) a good documentary pic on our time

28 Aug 2010 6:47am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great and funny! Splendid image, Mariana!!

28 Aug 2010 6:52am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Great documentary shot of someone who doesn't need too many more calories!

28 Aug 2010 6:53am

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

Very colourful scene and story

28 Aug 2010 8:11am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

She is a girl who knows what she wants - great shot.

28 Aug 2010 8:15am

Amir Pouryousef from Tabriz, Iran

very interesting shot.
have a nice day

28 Aug 2010 9:46am

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

I'am sure she's choosing an icy for her skinny mate!

28 Aug 2010 10:53am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

I'll have one too please ;) Nice street capture, have a great weekend Mariana :)

28 Aug 2010 10:59am

bahram from Tehran, Iran

great shot

28 Aug 2010 11:49am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

:)) créme de la créme...with cream please..LOADS..
Love this shot,filled with large and small..

28 Aug 2010 12:35pm

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

love the framing

28 Aug 2010 12:41pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

cool candid shot, love the title

28 Aug 2010 12:45pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Ha....Ha !!!!....too Good.

28 Aug 2010 12:56pm

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Garder une part d'enfant en nous rend la vie parfois plus douce

28 Aug 2010 1:39pm

Laurent from Lyon, France

little thing with big consequences ;o)

28 Aug 2010 2:00pm

lili from *, Iran

Very very very lovely!

28 Aug 2010 2:26pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Nice colors in this composition and I love the interaction going on here.

28 Aug 2010 3:02pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

too rainy today for an ice cream
nice shot anyway ;)

28 Aug 2010 3:24pm

Juankiar from Zaragoza, Spain

funny picture. It makes me smile.

28 Aug 2010 4:18pm

@Juankiar: thanks a lot, Juankiar :)

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

yo quiero uno de chocolate, bien frio.........., preciosa.

28 Aug 2010 5:08pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Just great!!

28 Aug 2010 5:24pm

rian from fullerton, United States

you framed & captured this just right.. :) well done.. :D

28 Aug 2010 5:30pm

Marie from Visé, Belgium

A very nice colors and un subject interessant... 5*


28 Aug 2010 5:50pm

alex centrella from California, United States

great shot !

28 Aug 2010 6:17pm

Ricochet from Beaujolais, France

Bonjour Mariana
A very interesting and colorful composition and very nice framing!

28 Aug 2010 7:10pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

cool :P

28 Aug 2010 7:47pm

Cory from Phoenix, United States

The cone looks like a thought bubble. Nice candid.

28 Aug 2010 7:57pm

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

it is not that which will make me grow bigger!

28 Aug 2010 8:27pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful colors!

29 Aug 2010 2:45am

ISO from Bogota, Colombia

Very nice colors... interesting message.

29 Aug 2010 4:01am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

well, she does have good taste in ice cream, doesn't she?
that's probably the one i would have chosen too...

29 Aug 2010 5:00am

shafagh from tehran, Iran

Its funny....

29 Aug 2010 10:03am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

You can see she likes icecream!

29 Aug 2010 2:25pm

Gloutonnerie Visuelle from PARIS, France

Which contrast ! I like

29 Aug 2010 2:53pm

@Gloutonnerie Visuelle: you mean - big her and slim him ? cool :)

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

"No ice" today would definitely be the best choice today. Or perhaps a big one for her skinny friend. :-)

29 Aug 2010 2:57pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Wonderful study in contrasts here. Love the colors..the moment 'captured'.

29 Aug 2010 3:36pm

oncho from granada, Spain

Great moment..

30 Aug 2010 8:39am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Nice moment capture. A bit funny. What drew my attention after a while was the "comic thinking bubble" above the guys head (that's the ice cream she is pointing at and the one he is thinking about).

30 Aug 2010 9:25am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

The moment captured perfectly. Looks like she knows what she wants.

1 Sep 2010 4:09pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Over the top fantastic and funny! The cone over his head. He's as skinny as can be. The way she's pointing, like a baby. And the way the man leans out on his hands, looking. Fabulous.

1 Sep 2010 8:39pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

très jolie scène colorée.

5 Sep 2010 11:18am

1/320 second
ISO 400
100 mm