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Shooting Star

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/250 second F/6.3 ISO 400 130 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

JacklineG from Béarn, France

En tous cas il y a beaucoup d'application dans son geste ! Les expressions de ces deux gamins sont superbement saisies ! Bon w.e. Mariana

23 Apr 2011 5:16am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice cheerful boys. I like their face expressions.

23 Apr 2011 5:52am

Chantal from TERHEIJDEN, Netherlands

great B&W, journalistic photo too

23 Apr 2011 6:06am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Happy kids, great

23 Apr 2011 6:15am

Richard from Didam, Netherlands

Wow.....this remindes me about my youngest Son....he is in Spain at the moment at a Soccertournament.....and he is having FUN ;-))
Great shot of these kids Mariana!! and have a great weekend ;-)

23 Apr 2011 6:35am

30065 - Javier Martín from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent. I like the expression of faces and the decisive moment!

23 Apr 2011 6:59am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Formidable Mariana!

23 Apr 2011 7:07am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Quelle joie sur la tête de ces enfants ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

23 Apr 2011 7:16am

jafadabret from Annonay, France

La joie et l'insouciance des enfants font toujours plaisir.

23 Apr 2011 7:19am

Sterre from Vianen, Netherlands

Those kids has fun.
Een excellent photo.

23 Apr 2011 7:20am

Ilia from Rome, Italy

great catching..greater words...Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see

23 Apr 2011 7:24am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

a lovely image... so full of life and joy!

23 Apr 2011 7:39am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

I love the way that the light is concentrated on the two boys.........

23 Apr 2011 8:04am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Future basketball stars !!!!! A true wonder that picture. 5 *. Good day.

23 Apr 2011 8:16am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

To become footballer professional is the dream of many little boys

23 Apr 2011 8:23am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful joyous shot. Stars in their own minds!

23 Apr 2011 8:35am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom


23 Apr 2011 8:57am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Crisp monotone colours and great subject matter

23 Apr 2011 8:57am

JCJ from Troyes, France

good shot, and as always i like the processing of your B&W, here great contrast of the white and the dark areas

23 Apr 2011 8:58am

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Beautiful image. So full of life . Well done

23 Apr 2011 9:11am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Fabulous Mariana, you make my day!

23 Apr 2011 9:20am

Marco Carbocci from Paris, France

Une autre image très belle et efficace de ta part. Comme Nigel, je suis particulièrement sensible au traitement qui concentre idéalement la lecture sur les deux protagonistes/focalisateurs de la scène.

23 Apr 2011 9:53am

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Beaucoup de joie dans ce double portrait ! très jolie prise ! Bien joué !

23 Apr 2011 10:55am

Ddo from France

Love their enthousiam ! Maybe they will be foot star later :). A very good shot.

23 Apr 2011 11:49am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

You have captured their fun, perhaps a footballer star in the making. Love the B&W processing

23 Apr 2011 2:03pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Who knows? The future is in his hands.

23 Apr 2011 2:37pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Happy children - nice capture. This one the bright side of life. Happy Easter Mariana.

23 Apr 2011 3:00pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

That is a beautiful photograph, Mariana. As El pare just said in the comment above, he has the future in his hands, and I saw not a balloon or a basketball symbol, but planet Earth in his grip. Beautiful children, with a radiant energy that you have perfectly captured and presented here. Something very sweet for Easter weekend! :))

23 Apr 2011 3:00pm

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

Fun to watch these two joyous faces ! Nice shot.

23 Apr 2011 3:06pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Such joy!! There is something indescribably wonderful about children playing.

23 Apr 2011 3:52pm

Nicou from Uvrier, Switzerland


Superbe image souriante et aminée, quel beaux jeunes qui jouent au ballon une merveille.

Belle soirée

23 Apr 2011 3:53pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Excellent shot! Great capture of the expressions...

23 Apr 2011 4:38pm

efenavarro from Granada, Spain

Buena imagen, y un blanco y negro excepcional.
Gracias por tu visita.

23 Apr 2011 4:55pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


23 Apr 2011 5:05pm

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

Lovely photograph!

23 Apr 2011 5:25pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great smiles and looks - excellent and very happy image - happy easter to you and yours

23 Apr 2011 5:35pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This cheers me up today, thank you Mariana

23 Apr 2011 5:43pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A great shot of these happy kids. Very heartwarming.

23 Apr 2011 5:49pm

David from Avranches, France

Wow great shot.

23 Apr 2011 6:42pm


Happy and beautiful moment
Children always smile nice
Thank you for taking the charge for Comments

23 Apr 2011 7:13pm

reza from kermanshah, Iran

very good
nice shot

23 Apr 2011 7:36pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de brèvedent, France

Très jolies expressions de visages.

23 Apr 2011 7:36pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

Hello mary,
Precious, precious scene of happiness, there is nothing mas beautifully that the smile of a child, you are an angel

23 Apr 2011 7:56pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

The joy of youth - they do not always need expensive toys - just a ball and some friends to play with. Lovely shot.

23 Apr 2011 8:17pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

The pure joy on their faces is priceless Mariana! Well seen and captured! ;-)

23 Apr 2011 8:33pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

what a great capture of the boy on the left!! excellent selective focus; the two boys pop

23 Apr 2011 8:34pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wonderful shot! They appear to be having a lot of fun. :-)

23 Apr 2011 8:41pm

Gobou from Senegal

Outstanding capture at the decisive moment - excellent BW and lovely smiles

23 Apr 2011 9:03pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Nice play on 'shooting star.' I really like this joyful shot and the delicious soft, fine, inky black tones.

23 Apr 2011 9:49pm

Damien from Le Havre, France

Another amazing shot.
Lovely smiles. 5*
Happy Easter to you.

23 Apr 2011 10:15pm

KBachand from Boston, United States

I love the contrast and facial expressions in this shot. Nice choice of the b/w; I don't think it would be as affective in color.

23 Apr 2011 10:49pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Always an excellent capture of superb images and moments! Love the toning and texture too! Two thumbs up! Indeed a journalistic photo to quote Chantal! cheers!

24 Apr 2011 1:12am

Monterey John from Hollister, CA, United States

Marvelous, as always. Wonderful happy faces.

24 Apr 2011 1:32am

domlortha from Roanne, France

A picture full of joy! Great moment!
have a nice day.

24 Apr 2011 10:50am

Pomme from France

Belles expressions de ces deux gamins :)

24 Apr 2011 8:30pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

They look very happy playing basket, good moment and good processing!

25 Apr 2011 7:42am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Great expression here, so much energy !!

25 Apr 2011 8:06am

@RORO: thanks roro

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Enjoyable mood...enjoyable image.

25 Apr 2011 12:52pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolie scène très joyeuse.

25 Apr 2011 4:21pm

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This is great, I'm drawn to it

27 Apr 2011 2:22am

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

love this one! super

27 Apr 2011 11:29am

1/250 second
ISO 400
130 mm