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"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

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

Beautiful portrait!!

23 Jan 2012 5:02am

mahshid from tehran, Iran


23 Jan 2012 6:00am

Moein from Bandar-e-Anzali, Iran


23 Jan 2012 6:02am

pascale from Belgium

amazing !
great shot he so tired :)

23 Jan 2012 6:03am

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

I love the eyes... nice capture....

23 Jan 2012 6:13am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Il baille quel captage au bon moment charmante image comme il est chou avec son châpeau.
Bravo et amitié

23 Jan 2012 6:19am

ks from Kanagawa, Japan

superb shot! great detail.

23 Jan 2012 6:56am

Kazimir from Havirov, Czech Republic

Great moment! Very good shot. Congratulations.

23 Jan 2012 7:09am

PATRICK from miramas, France


23 Jan 2012 7:09am

Lewy from Wallis, Switzerland

Ein sehr schönes bild perfekt ausgearbeitett. Der Stil gefäält mir ebenfalls.

23 Jan 2012 7:20am

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Shiny look .. texture of hat .. 2 cheeks : 2 apples .
Cute . Cute.

23 Jan 2012 7:30am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

As cute! The treatment is great, it gives a drawing to the image! Very attractive!

23 Jan 2012 7:34am

@Christian Richer: thanks :)

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

cute portrait ...beautiful eyes.

23 Jan 2012 7:37am

Sophie from Fournets Luisans, France


23 Jan 2012 7:48am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Beautiful portrait of this little Amish boy!!
His eyes are matching beautifully with his shirt ..........

23 Jan 2012 8:00am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

This is stunning, superb framing and wonderful green eyes with the matching shirt. I love this

23 Jan 2012 8:02am

Elaine Turnipseed from Redding, United States

Wow. I love this image. very powerful.

23 Jan 2012 8:14am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Perfect in every way.

23 Jan 2012 8:15am

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

Love it! Beautifully captured and processed. 5 * for me!

23 Jan 2012 8:15am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely candid shot.

23 Jan 2012 8:23am

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

5 *for you......fantastik.

23 Jan 2012 8:27am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely portrait

23 Jan 2012 8:32am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan


23 Jan 2012 8:47am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Needs some sleep ?

23 Jan 2012 8:48am

@Gérard Beullac: probably :)

klausz from kufstein, Austria

mariana, a fantastic processing, it´s like a mix between reality and a virtual computer-based portrait! i´m really impressed, simply ... WOW! also very interesting are this amish-people, they seem to be very strange for us european, how is that in canada?

23 Jan 2012 8:48am

@klausz: they are strange for new Canadians, but after seeing them more often one gets to used to them :)

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

23 Jan 2012 8:56am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Ta main ! ... Joli portrait ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

23 Jan 2012 8:58am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

un petit paysan qui a tellement bien travaillé qu'il ressent de la fatigue,j'aime beaucoup la qualité des couleurs

23 Jan 2012 9:02am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Fantastic quality on this shot ! And a lovely attitude , it's tahe nap time ! Phil

23 Jan 2012 9:55am

Chantal from Netherlands

he seems bored...

23 Jan 2012 9:57am

Yves from Isserpent, France

Superbe portrait !

23 Jan 2012 10:13am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Superb portrait, very well done !!!

23 Jan 2012 10:18am

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

J'aime bien le chapeau de paille sur la tête de cet enfant qui bâille !
Bon début de semaine lumineuse et chal-heureuse!

23 Jan 2012 10:21am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great timing to capture this very natural moment!

23 Jan 2012 10:59am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Soooooooooo Gooooooood! Tom Sawyer?

23 Jan 2012 11:23am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Really great, a spotlight for me !!!!!!!!!! 5*. Mariana nice day.

23 Jan 2012 11:26am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un portrait magnifique !! les yeux de cet enfant sont de toute beauté !!

23 Jan 2012 11:40am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

superb colour and portrait

23 Jan 2012 11:46am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Ah, I'm yawing, too !

23 Jan 2012 11:53am

@Hiro: stop yawing please ;)

Amir Madanipour from Karaj, Iran


23 Jan 2012 12:05pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

What a cute candid shot of this little amish boy Mariana! With his sparkiling eyes and ruddy cheeks he is the poster child for good health! Well seen and captured! ;-)

23 Jan 2012 12:11pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

Cute portrait and beautiful colors ! 5* for me

23 Jan 2012 12:18pm

Babzy from Besançon, France

Great a-temporal portrait !!!

23 Jan 2012 12:28pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I'd love to know how many folk on this side of the screen found they yawned in sympathy for the little fella ! Why are yawns so contagious ?

23 Jan 2012 12:31pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Hiro only and maybe you :)

STEED from D, France

Tom Sawyer's little Brother ? Cute !!!

23 Jan 2012 12:52pm

@STEED: kind of :)

Mhelene from Paris, France

A wonderful portrait !!!

23 Jan 2012 12:59pm

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

Lovely shot!
And so sharp...

23 Jan 2012 1:40pm

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

Is this real or a dream? Wonderful! Where did you find this kid?

23 Jan 2012 1:51pm

Frida from Sweden

Oh his eyes. Gorgeous portrait.

23 Jan 2012 2:04pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac (Charente), France

Le petit bonhomme tombe de sommeil. Allez, au lit!

23 Jan 2012 2:26pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Is it a dream to win the young man. Eyes watching, it seems.

23 Jan 2012 2:54pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Lovely portrait of this amish child.

23 Jan 2012 3:06pm

Harry from Apex, United States

Wonderful color with your distinictive processing. Excellent!

23 Jan 2012 4:24pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful portrait. He is just adorable and has the most gorgeous eyes!

23 Jan 2012 4:25pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

un portrait de toute beauté, bravo

23 Jan 2012 4:52pm

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Nice portrait.Beautiful children.

23 Jan 2012 5:00pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Superb treatment.

23 Jan 2012 5:22pm

Darío from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Beautiful shot!!

23 Jan 2012 5:28pm

cajera from France

It is a excellent portrait, it also gives me want to yawn :-)

23 Jan 2012 5:32pm

sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Superb colour and portrait Mariana!
Superb image, lovely processing, well done

23 Jan 2012 5:33pm

cajera from France

These clothes are the same color as the eyes, Excellent

23 Jan 2012 5:34pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great portrait great colors !!

23 Jan 2012 5:36pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Fantastic portrait Mariana!!!!! I love the eye's of this boy....magical eyes...the eyes are telling this boy has a heart on the right place...perfect!

23 Jan 2012 5:50pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A nice portrait, that makes me smile

23 Jan 2012 7:31pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The expression is fabulous as his eyes. Wonderful portrait.

23 Jan 2012 7:45pm

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Un air d autrefois et une présence si forte dans ce cliché empreint de douceur
Tu es une véritable alchimiste du portrait
A chaque fois tu sais leur donner une telle intensité , une vraie identité
Chapeau bas Marianna !

23 Jan 2012 7:58pm

@Véronique: thanks a lot ;)

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

hermoso niño y un bostezo muy contagioso . un beso grande . Alejandra

23 Jan 2012 8:31pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

I'm with my mouth open, like this child,
is a picture ten Marian
Bravo Bravissimo

23 Jan 2012 8:37pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful portrait and his rosy cheeks!

23 Jan 2012 8:52pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Perfect timing to capture this moment! I love those rosy cheeks and the reflections in his eyes.

23 Jan 2012 9:04pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

beautiful portrait...such charming, rich detail and expression you've capture...really excellent work.

23 Jan 2012 9:04pm

@Ted: thx Ted !

Gérard Méry from France

merveilleux enfant fatigué aux yeux vert comme sa chemise. Quel beau portrait encore

23 Jan 2012 9:37pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

A wonderful portrait. I think the colour here reinforces a feeling of innocence.

23 Jan 2012 9:44pm

Tat à l'oeil from Paris, France

ces yeux ?!!!

23 Jan 2012 9:47pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful candid capture! The processing is superb!

23 Jan 2012 10:24pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere in Limburg, Belgium

my goodness ..
those eyes ..

what a adorable portrait, mariana!!!

23 Jan 2012 11:05pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Lovely portrait. This is a beautiful kid and he has wonderful eyes!!!

23 Jan 2012 11:36pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Lovely captued....:-)

23 Jan 2012 11:40pm

jeffrey from Haydenville, United States

tremendous! fantastic color contrast!shimmering eyes, flushed cheeks,great expression.just beautiful!

24 Jan 2012 2:16am

PhotOpus from Aix-en-Provence, France

Superbe cadrage de cet enfant pris dans l'action. Le regard y est mis très en valeur. Bravo

24 Jan 2012 5:49am

franz from Baden, Austria

what a precious face, captured in a "golden" moment! love the treatment you chose for this one, mariana!

24 Jan 2012 1:13pm

Stephane.D from In my head, France

je suis fan de tes portraits, toujours l instant qui convient et avec une pudeur respectée, de très bons atouts, bravo pour ce portrait haut en couleur et combien tendre;)

24 Jan 2012 8:46pm

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Superb portrait! And such wonderful green eyes!

24 Jan 2012 10:30pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


25 Jan 2012 12:01am

Julie DiCarlo from Austin, United States

my guess is that his parents need sleep too. ;) Lovely portrait... amazing eyes

25 Jan 2012 4:33am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A perfect candid portrait!

25 Jan 2012 1:48pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

The right shot at the right time! Well done.
Have a nice day.

25 Jan 2012 4:02pm


great eyes!
nice shot

25 Jan 2012 7:42pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Vraiment extra !

25 Jan 2012 8:39pm

Sam from Chennai, India

A sweet image. Perfect timing. Love those rosy cheeks and the expressions of this little boy. :)

26 Jan 2012 2:17pm

@Sam: thanks Sam ;)

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Wowwwww What a great eyes

27 Jan 2012 12:00am

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Wowwwww What a great eyes

27 Jan 2012 12:01am

Marie from FRESNES, France

très beau portrait.

27 Jan 2012 10:18am

Marcie from Newton, United States

This is amazing!! Reminds me of a painting. WOW!

28 Jan 2012 5:55pm

Sarah from Tehran, Iran

Wow...!!! Great shot!
:) I like it a lot!

28 Jan 2012 6:06pm

Klaudia J from Slovakia

fantastic work, postpr. and moment ;)

30 Jan 2012 6:40pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

A beautiful expressive portrait, love it !

30 Jan 2012 8:06pm

Frédéric from France

Très belle photo !
Une belle expression naturelle de l'enfant.
Attention néanmoins au traitement excessif.

12 Mar 2012 10:02pm

PANAMEPHOTOS from Champigny Sur Marne, France

it has eyes splendid and a superb baby boils that you knew very well how to pick up Bravo

31 Mar 2012 6:40pm

Martin A. Mora from North Platte, United States

Hi Mariana, Long time no see, Iv not been taking many photos, but wanted to come see your site, I see your still making Magic!!!! stunning work as always, You should be very proud!

9 May 2012 11:29pm

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1/500 second
ISO 200
170 mm