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Girl with Ponnytails Dancing

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/250 second F/5.0 ISO 400 160 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

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

she is cute... :)

24 Oct 2012 5:15am

365 from namur, Belgium

Funny because the timing is right for the movement of hair.

24 Oct 2012 5:41am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely image, it always seemed a sad day in our home when my daughters made the decision to have their hair cut too short for pony tails, but they liked not having the brush dragged through them in the morning !

24 Oct 2012 5:49am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

She looks wonderfully. Nice capture.

24 Oct 2012 6:07am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Ah, what a delightful photo. Love that inky black. Love her smudged face and love her flying ponytails !!

24 Oct 2012 6:22am

Josy from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Ohhhhhhh! I like the delicate and the black beauty of this portrait, the movement of hair giving the impression of a flight towards the dream !

24 Oct 2012 6:35am

PATRICK from miramas, France


24 Oct 2012 6:39am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

perfect timing Mariana

24 Oct 2012 7:14am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Très joli portrait, elle est vraiment mignonne avec se petites couettes au vent. Bonne journée Mariana.

24 Oct 2012 7:15am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

A cool one !

24 Oct 2012 7:48am

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

She's lovely! We had also pony tails but in the years 60 :)

24 Oct 2012 8:16am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Very beautiful portrait !

24 Oct 2012 8:17am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

Super portrait,nice movement !!

24 Oct 2012 8:19am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

The insolent beauty of childhood!

24 Oct 2012 8:32am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

10* j'adore cette photo avec le mouvement des couettes!!!! encore un chef d'oeuvre!!! j'adore ce que tu fais!!!!

24 Oct 2012 8:34am

Emmeji from France

Elle est tellement mignonne avec ses cheveux dans le vent...Joli portrait !

24 Oct 2012 8:35am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

I think the earlier comment should have read the innocent years of childhood, great capture she's a sweetie:)

24 Oct 2012 8:47am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

How sweet. This is an adorable portrait.

24 Oct 2012 8:58am

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Superbe portrait avec ces tresses qui lui donnent des ailes !
Bonne journée lumineuse!

24 Oct 2012 9:22am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Splendid portrait !!

24 Oct 2012 9:31am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Joyful portrait - lovely flowing movement with her hair.

24 Oct 2012 9:36am

Alan44 from Saint Nazaire, France

Très attentive cette petite fille,joli portrait.

24 Oct 2012 9:44am

Panagiotis Metallinos from Thessaloniki, Greece

Wonderful BW portrait. I like the motion feeling

24 Oct 2012 11:08am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

a lovely girl ! Love her hair in the wind ! nice movement !

24 Oct 2012 11:12am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

What a cute capture Mariana! Full of youthfull exhuberance and curiosity! ;-)

24 Oct 2012 11:23am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

beautiful movement and moment captured

24 Oct 2012 12:25pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Oh I had not seen the second photo! What confidence spontaneously dancing in front of the orchestra! We become more timid growing up ... Alas!

24 Oct 2012 12:53pm

@Christian Richer: I added the second picture this morning. I think they should be together. NO wind in her hair, but dancing mood for this little one:) Thx Christian !

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Very funny. Girl is charming.

24 Oct 2012 1:10pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

What a lovely capture you have here! Both pictures are great!

24 Oct 2012 1:10pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Very cute little girl. A very nice composition when dancing in front the musicians. This is excellent. Lovely Capture.

24 Oct 2012 2:24pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel portrait de cette jeune superbe et la fanfare merveilleux NB splendide.

24 Oct 2012 2:53pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Both scenes nicely photographed.

24 Oct 2012 2:55pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fantastic series mary, the portrait....................guau 10/10

24 Oct 2012 2:56pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sehr gut mit den wehenden Haaren. Zweite Foto Wunderbare Szene.

24 Oct 2012 3:28pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Tu as très bien fait de nous montrer les deux images. Le portrait est merveilleux et l'ambiance remarquable.

24 Oct 2012 3:34pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Worthy of her own series...sweet but powerful. best…jf

24 Oct 2012 3:46pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

Si jeune et déjà comme une star :). j'adore ses couettes et la haie joyeuse que forment les trompettistes.

24 Oct 2012 3:51pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

fantastic portrait and great duo of images

24 Oct 2012 4:15pm

Marta Mateu from Oix (Girona), Spain

A portrait taken on the fly while dancing shamelessly in front of the orchestra.
The portrait is fantastic i love you have shown me the two photographs together.

24 Oct 2012 4:17pm

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Cute :-))
Shameless .........

24 Oct 2012 4:40pm

Babzy from Besançon, France

i love the first one !!!:)

24 Oct 2012 4:46pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very cute child who seems to be levitated by the music. Beautifully done.

24 Oct 2012 5:07pm

tataray from france, France

Wow... Joli portrait.
elle se défoule !.... Cool....)

24 Oct 2012 5:16pm

Sam from Chennai, India

So cute. She is great. Beautiful images. Stunning capture. Love it. :)

24 Oct 2012 5:19pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Stunning portrait ! The second picture reveals the context and mood, it's really great to see that she is so full of energy!

24 Oct 2012 5:31pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Oh wow the first shot shows how sweet she is but coming back to this second image is just so lovely. A really beautiful image and a lovely mood to this Mariana

24 Oct 2012 5:53pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wonderful! I love how children are just so spontaneous and enjoy the moment! Gorgeous portrait!

24 Oct 2012 5:54pm

Hanry from Castricum, Netherlands

Cute that little lady. The innocent look in her eyes is beautiful. Dancing looks great as it comes off the ground.

24 Oct 2012 7:17pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

:) very nice & so beautiful!!!

24 Oct 2012 7:41pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a fabulous portrait and explanation photo. SHe is adorable

24 Oct 2012 7:51pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

How adorable and a carefree spirit ~ she is so cute!

24 Oct 2012 7:57pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Nullement impressionnée cette fifi brins d'acier.

24 Oct 2012 8:27pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


24 Oct 2012 9:07pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

nice shot of this cute kid having fun! :)

24 Oct 2012 9:29pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

beautiful portrait of this little dancing queen, mariana! :-))

24 Oct 2012 9:36pm

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

Good for her, I love it that she knows how to have fun. Great capture.

24 Oct 2012 10:54pm

Baldwin from Venezuela

Beautiful portrait of this lovely young girl with her hair fluttering in the wind !!! On the second image I like seeing her dancing in front of the orchestra ... Both images excellent in B/W ...

24 Oct 2012 11:29pm

franz from Baden, Austria

what a lovely, lovely girl! her look is priceless ... as are her ponytails! luckily she seems to enjoy herself thoroughly !!!

25 Oct 2012 5:40pm

Cajera from France

Une petite fille cheveux au vent qui écoute, ressent et vie la musique

25 Oct 2012 8:49pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Love this, what a pretty girl

26 Oct 2012 6:28pm

Amir from Rasht, Iran

Mariana,i just didn't see the whole this one too :)

27 Oct 2012 3:29pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

j'adore, jolie scène !

27 Oct 2012 5:26pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Wonderful photos. The contrast between the big, male, static musicians, and the small, dancing girl is excellent.

27 Oct 2012 6:15pm

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1/250 second
ISO 400
160 mm