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Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 400 125 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

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Whoa !!! XOXO best…jf

25 Dec 2011 5:29am

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Yes, this is really nice! An alternative Santa Claus. Best wishes Mariana

25 Dec 2011 6:27am

Chantal from Netherlands

Jolly gellow

25 Dec 2011 7:03am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Best wishes.

25 Dec 2011 8:34am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Wish you a happy holiday :)

25 Dec 2011 8:37am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Un joyeux Noël à toi aussi ainsi qu'à tes proches ! JP

25 Dec 2011 8:57am

PATRICK from miramas, France

Merry Christmas to you and yours

25 Dec 2011 9:15am

Frida from Sweden

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

25 Dec 2011 9:25am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb portrait and a splendid background !

25 Dec 2011 9:46am

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe portrait
joyeux noel

25 Dec 2011 9:50am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Magnificent portrait and splendid bokeh. 5*. Nice day Mariana, Hapy Christmas.

25 Dec 2011 10:15am

Mandar from Kudal, India


25 Dec 2011 10:32am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Sous les flocons de neige avec cet effet de boules de lumières, merveilleux.
Belle fêtes

25 Dec 2011 10:34am

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain


25 Dec 2011 10:34am

tatar@y from France

Magnifique portrait sous la neige et boules multicolores.
Belle journée de Noël.)

25 Dec 2011 11:03am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

surprised ! annierita

25 Dec 2011 11:23am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Great colors... I really like the "lamps" bokeh, gives a magical feeling ! Tbh : I like it much better than yesterday's capture :D (but again : the composition was great too... I mean it ;)
Hope you had a great Christmas eve. All the best !

25 Dec 2011 11:23am

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Brrrrrr cold......
Nice portrait Mariana

25 Dec 2011 11:24am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

XOXO maybe another way of saying HO!HO!????

25 Dec 2011 11:51am

@J.R.: whatever you wish :)

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

an excellent frozen moment

25 Dec 2011 1:03pm

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

Nice expression. Love the bokeh.

25 Dec 2011 1:35pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great portrait. Wonderful expression. Love the background. :)

25 Dec 2011 1:54pm


cold shot!

25 Dec 2011 2:02pm

@SILV3R WOLF: oh yes, i am afraid to touch my screen , could get a frostbites !

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

What an expression in this image, super

25 Dec 2011 2:38pm

Maggy from Liège, Belgium

We Wish You a Merry♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Christmas♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪We Wish You a Merry ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Christmas ♥ ♥ ♥We Wish You A Merry ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Christmas ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪...And A Happy New Year!♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪...

25 Dec 2011 3:15pm

Oscar from BcN, Spain

Merry Xmas my friend.

Good shot

25 Dec 2011 4:22pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice capture ! Merry Christmas !

25 Dec 2011 4:36pm

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

Je te souhaite un très joyeux Noël

25 Dec 2011 4:52pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

Beautiful image Mariana, reminds me of the carpenter on Coronation Street.
A very Merry Christmas to you and yours !~

25 Dec 2011 5:12pm

Roland Theys from Gerpinnes, Belgium

Merry Christmas ! and perfect portrait shot!

25 Dec 2011 6:07pm

Shahriar choobin from Mashhad, Iran


25 Dec 2011 6:20pm

@Shahriar choobin: :)

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Great portrait ! I like how the lights are blurred. Merry Christmas !!

25 Dec 2011 6:30pm

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Yes, this is really nice Mariana
Merry Christmas !!

25 Dec 2011 8:28pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France

Ho de la couleur pour noël, surpris ce monsieur d'être pris en photo . Bonnes fêtes

25 Dec 2011 9:49pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Merry Christmas, Mariana!

25 Dec 2011 10:25pm

elena from Turin, Italy

I hope is not too late! Marry Christmas Mariana.

26 Dec 2011 1:06am

rian from Vestavia Hills, United States

pretty cool shot! hope you have a happy holidays! :)

26 Dec 2011 2:54am

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

he could be Santa (in his free time)
for you also a cheerful christmas

26 Dec 2011 4:34am

Abhijit Dharmadhikari from Mumbai, India

It's a lovely environmental portrait! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

26 Dec 2011 6:00am

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

The perfect Christmas mood Mariana!!

26 Dec 2011 9:47am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Beautiful colorful shot.

26 Dec 2011 1:01pm

taolechat from Italy

joli portrait tout en mouvement
joyeuses fêtes, marianna

26 Dec 2011 1:36pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Fabulous portrait

26 Dec 2011 3:03pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Such a wonderful portrait..and I just love that background bokeh!

27 Dec 2011 12:35pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Nice portrait! Love the bokeh!

27 Dec 2011 12:49pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Lovely portrait and festive scene, hope you had a wonderful holiday :)

27 Dec 2011 4:33pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Superbes ambiance et portrait! Un cliché qui souffle le chaud et le froid!
Bonne fin d'année baignée de la plus belle lumière du monde!

27 Dec 2011 10:55pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Great capture of expression, love the DOF

28 Dec 2011 8:11am

Marie from FRESNES, France

très bien capté, ce portrait, avec un très beau bokeh.

30 Dec 2011 9:36pm

cajera from France

Un beau portrait

7 Jan 2012 12:39pm

1/200 second
ISO 400
125 mm