Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

Cuba .......... 11

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 12 May 2012 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 200 205 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

gerard1948 from Spain

still a magnificent portrait full of spontaneity. I really like.

12 May 2012 5:12am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Excellent - just look at that fingernail

12 May 2012 5:31am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

great woman!

12 May 2012 5:40am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Wow ........ that fingernail!!
Nice portrait of this happy Cuban lady!!

12 May 2012 5:46am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Interesting composition for a portrait. Happy picture, still waking thoughts.

Have a nice day.

12 May 2012 5:50am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

very beautiful portrait and lady - excellent colors

12 May 2012 5:59am

farNaaz from Iran, Iran

A happy shot full of amazing details .. nail / the color of lipstick /the color of dress ... everything and also the hands in background show us a happy day .

12 May 2012 6:03am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Super portrait

12 May 2012 7:03am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

excellent portrait of a great smile

12 May 2012 7:07am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5***

12 May 2012 7:14am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

She has nice eyes !

12 May 2012 7:31am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

very nice colors and portrait

12 May 2012 7:53am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Candid expressions...5*

12 May 2012 8:02am

Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium

Quel regard, merveilleux portrait

12 May 2012 8:05am

cajera from France

Un joli sourire

12 May 2012 8:28am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Wonderful portrait. Incredible look of model.

12 May 2012 8:43am

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Excellent portrait, chaleureux, tendre, lumineux et souriant !

12 May 2012 8:50am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


12 May 2012 9:15am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

She's a delight

12 May 2012 9:35am

Bron from Canberra, Australia

Marvellous portrait!

12 May 2012 9:47am

PhotoAttraction from Porto, Portugal

Huge nails and a nice smile.

12 May 2012 10:31am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Ah yes great portrait, full of life !!

12 May 2012 10:38am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Like the hands behind ...

12 May 2012 10:39am

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

Great shot, Vivid. Colour and full of life. Amazing fingernail!

12 May 2012 10:41am

@Helen: and eyes ;)

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12 May 2012 11:55am

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

superbe portrait, bien vu

12 May 2012 12:12pm

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

lovely portrait of this woman...her expression, bright colors of clothing, etc. I am enjoying your series on Cuba and may have to put it on my bucket list.

12 May 2012 12:12pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

A beautiful smile here, I love it !

12 May 2012 12:19pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Wonderful smile, a radiant portrait. Mariana ***** Nice day.

12 May 2012 12:25pm

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

wow, look at that fingernail! Another gorgeous portrait!

12 May 2012 12:27pm

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

Whata lovely smile!

12 May 2012 1:21pm

@Dimitrios: and woman ;)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

What a joyful and happy picture Mariana! It radiates from within! ;-)

12 May 2012 1:57pm

@Eric Cousineau: thx Eric !

Abraham Siloé from Puebla, Mexico

Thanks for your visit! Nice shot!

12 May 2012 2:14pm

Willie from Obdam, Netherlands

What did you get this beautiful woman photographed. What a composition and colors, great!

12 May 2012 2:16pm

@Willie: nothing :) just smile back ;)

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

A first class Docu-portrait, great color.

12 May 2012 2:41pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Mervielleux portrait e tiamge sueprbe captage quelle dame souriante quelle compo et iamge superbe couleur attitude, fantastique.
belle journée

12 May 2012 2:47pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

very nice portrait !

12 May 2012 2:53pm

@marc battault: thx Mark .

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Superbe portrait au rire franc, éclatant et complice!
Bonne fin de journée!

12 May 2012 2:58pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Very nice smiling. great portrait.

12 May 2012 3:24pm

@Lena: thx Lena !

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

das ist einfach Großartig.

12 May 2012 3:36pm

@Heinz: great Cuba, Great people, warm smiles ;)

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

I see beautiful eyes and a long pinky nail, wonderful portrait Mariana.

12 May 2012 4:02pm

Emmeji from France

Quel merveilleux sourire !

12 May 2012 4:46pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Incredible shot. What a grand smile. Colors are fantastic. These series is wonderful.

12 May 2012 4:49pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb portrait with a great smiling !!

12 May 2012 5:07pm

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

Simply gorgeous, Mariana

12 May 2012 5:42pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

impresionante marian, unica .................guauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

12 May 2012 5:45pm

franz from Baden, Austria

what a ravishing beauty !!! love the sparkle in her eye, her radiant smile ... and her FINGERNAIL !!!

12 May 2012 6:08pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific. such a beautiful lady

12 May 2012 7:19pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

beautiful portrait, perfect color, I love the way you smile. a hug. Alejandra

12 May 2012 7:50pm

Visualaccent from somewhere in the, United States

Phenomenal capture!

12 May 2012 8:41pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A sweet smile and lovely portrait. You're bored with this series already? I'm not. ;-)

12 May 2012 8:57pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Y a de la joie dans le regard. Bravo Mariana. Have a nice day

12 May 2012 9:09pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

wonderful portrait of a beautiful woman, mariana!!

ohhh .. her nail .. ;-))

12 May 2012 10:27pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautiful portrait of this lovely lady

12 May 2012 10:48pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente retrato, magnifica la luz y el color y buen detalle capturado de la uña de la señora
me gusta mucho su expresion de alegri, fiesta, muy buena!!!

13 May 2012 1:02am

PhotOpus from Aix-en-Provence, France

Quel joli regard associé à un sourire sublime...

13 May 2012 1:04am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I love her smile! Gorgeous portrait!

13 May 2012 2:44am

Kavita from Paramaribo, Suriname

Impressive portrait, Mariana! I was just looking at her nails and the expressions on her face.. Very good!

13 May 2012 4:39am

Maria from California, United States

Mariana, this is a stunning portrait...a beautiful women, and a wonderful photo

13 May 2012 6:01am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

superb portrait - love the intensity of colour

13 May 2012 6:37am


another great portrait shot...excellent...

13 May 2012 6:39am

Marc L. from Auvergne, France

Superbe portrait !

13 May 2012 7:10am

ks from Kanagawa, Japan

Great capture!

13 May 2012 9:32am

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

I like her wide smile… A beautiful portrait

13 May 2012 9:41am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

very impressive shot
well done

13 May 2012 10:07am

franz from Baden, Austria

CONGRATULATIONS ... spotlight on mother's day - what more can you wish for ?!? ;-))

13 May 2012 6:54pm

@franz: Spotlight !!!! no, not color spotlight :) thx Franz !

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Congrats - lovely color picture.

13 May 2012 7:01pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congrats for the Color Spotlight. Nice day.

13 May 2012 7:56pm

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

Congratulations! Applause

13 May 2012 8:02pm

philippe from moselle, France

ce portrait est fabuleux !!!

13 May 2012 8:14pm

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

Congratulations for the color spotlight !

13 May 2012 8:20pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

13 May 2012 8:38pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Outstanding portrait, great smile ...
Congratulations for the Color Spotlight !!! Well deserved ...

13 May 2012 8:41pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

You captured her smile and the sparkle in her eyes for a fabulous image!

13 May 2012 9:33pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: thank you Judy

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Congratulations on your colour spotlight selection Mariana! ;-)

13 May 2012 10:22pm

Nina Lea Photography from Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States

A truly gorgeous, joyful portrait. Congratulations!

14 May 2012 12:18am

@Nina Lea Photography: thanks :)

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Congratulations !!! :-))

14 May 2012 5:11am

alex centrella from California, United States

the eyes have it ...

14 May 2012 5:35am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

ahh, a Color Spotlight - congratulations Mariana!

14 May 2012 5:58am

@Roman: thanks :)

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

spontanéité et vie ;bravo !annisab

14 May 2012 6:21am

@Annierita & Annisabelle: thanks :)

Pierre from Belgium

Portrait réussi avec un sourire comme celui-là.

14 May 2012 7:02am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Congratulations !!

14 May 2012 8:09am

@PRASHANT: thanks :)

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Superbe cette photo!!! j'adore++++ et féliitation pour ton spotlight color bien mérité!!!!

14 May 2012 8:21am

@Martine: thanks :)

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A beautiful portrait. Congratulations for the Color Spotlight !!

14 May 2012 10:39am

@Laurette: thanks :)

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Incredible! Mariana, Queen of the B & W, has a "color sporlight"! She has all the talents! I think I'll stop photography... ;-)

14 May 2012 1:47pm

@Christian Richer: oh...oh.. i am laughing :) never stop photography if you really, but really love it and if it makes you happy and satisfied :)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight! Well deserved!

14 May 2012 3:20pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

Son sourire est magnifique, mais ses ongles "terrific" :)

14 May 2012 3:20pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Yes congrats !!

14 May 2012 4:57pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight!

14 May 2012 5:40pm

Stephane.D from Limoges, France

bOOm... ma première pensée, mon premier mot, subjugué, scotché, devant ce portrait incroyable, riche, vivant, coloré, de vie, de cœur, splendide évidement, j aime ;)

14 May 2012 5:46pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Congts Nice portrati

14 May 2012 6:39pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

felicidades un retrato precioso.

14 May 2012 8:18pm

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

Fantastic face and expression

15 May 2012 5:28am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful capture and portrait. The composition of this photo is great...all about this photo is great!

15 May 2012 5:39am

Marie from FRESNES, France

quel beau portrait !

15 May 2012 9:24am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful portrait. Great capture of her smile. Love the sparkle in her eyes.
Congratulations on the colour spotlight. :)

15 May 2012 9:41am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful smile and lovely eyes!
Congratulations on the Colour Spotlight!

15 May 2012 12:22pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

...and congratulations on the color spotlight !

15 May 2012 12:40pm

Mijnnikonenik from Leuven, Belgium

À great picture from à beautiful lady!

15 May 2012 5:22pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Not only are the colors brilliant but the personality of the woman shows through too. Congrats.

15 May 2012 7:01pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

She's speaking joy....

15 May 2012 8:19pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Fantastic Shot Mariana! Incredibly honest expressions and great tones and composition. Congrats on the spotlight. Truly well deserved. Cheers!

16 May 2012 7:43am

@Nitin: thx Nitin :)

Isa.H from Paris, Vitry et Ailleurs..., France

Beautiful black eyes, beautiful smile, and a little finger ... that is about it !

16 May 2012 3:20pm

@Isa.H: thanks Isa ;)

acm from St. Louis, United States

She's stunning!!

16 May 2012 5:55pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Fabulous portrait, what a wonderful smile

16 May 2012 8:39pm

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Superbe regard, belle photo.

17 May 2012 9:26am

Abena from Maseru, Lesotho

fantastic shot! lovely emotion and the eyes and smile...amazingly done :))

17 May 2012 9:38am

Mowgli from Nice, France

Joli sourire, superbe portrait !

17 May 2012 4:37pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

Félicitation pour ton spotlight color!!!!!!!

19 May 2012 6:39pm

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

well deserved applause!!! gorgeous lady... :)

22 May 2012 6:09am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

she sure has long fingernails.. :) nice shot!

22 May 2012 1:15pm

Pernelle from Ville d'Avray, France

Quel sourire !!

23 May 2012 6:45am

domlortha from Roanne, France

Wonderful portrait! A real feeling of hapiness!
Have a nice day.

20 Jun 2012 4:48pm

This image has been featured in 1 Remix collection.

People of the World by : Helen :

1/500 second
ISO 200
205 mm