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Copyright: CM Meritam (CyberMeritam) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 22 N: 582] (2355)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-23
Categories: Daily Life, Event, Decisive Moment, Mood, Portrait
Camera: Nikon D3, Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF
Exposure: f/1.4, 1/8000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-13 1:16
Viewed: 3974
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Trekkers !
I do not have a long active in this space just a moment, just stop and look around friends work here, and now I'm back with a photo exhibit to share with us. This photo taken during the day our nation greatness (Brunei National Day 2008) . I hope you'll be happy to see it.

CC and workshop are always welcome ! Be my guest!
Thanks for dropping and viewing... :)

Best Regards,

brunorsantana, horias, walk33a, dilshan74, Fortuna, chrisJ, cunejo200, harpya, kokos101, mvdisco, roges, moli, mushtaqhussain, Saba, werdir, Tanjicka has marked this note useful
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To urs0114: TQVMCyberMeritam 1 12-13 01:26
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Grande tiro, CM!
Foco perfeito, assim como o enquadramento do soldado.
O fundo desfocado valorizou a composição.
Também gostei muito da sua apresentação. Parabéns!

Grande abraço,
Bruno Santana

Hello CM
What a great capture and wonderful work!
Great details and colors!

Bonjour CM
Belle image qui présente ce portrait de soldat au camouflage redoutable.
Une belle photo pour une parution dans un illustré.
Superbe présentation.
Bonne journée.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-12-13 2:05]

Hi Meritam...
Beautiful portrait...
Beautiful colors, details, focus...

Hello CM!

I not sure why, but I think this is the first photo that I've seen of your. I saw you in a photo that Mahdi posted recently.

The clarity of this photo is amazing. The DOF really makes the solder stand out in the FG. Your composition has a professional look. Very appealing look.


Hi CM,

Beautiful portret! Perfect sharpness and the blurred background is just right. Very good composition, lighting and colours. Well done!

TFS Greetings Simone

This is a perfect way to come back bro! This is amazing use of your unquestionable talent and photographic knowledge. What can I say....10/10! TFS and good to have you beside me bro- I am honored to learn and go shooting with you!


Hello my dear friend,

Welcome back!
How are you my friend?
The shot is excellent with wonderful colors, perfect light, contrast and saturation!
Congratulations and TFS
All the best and take care!

Um grande abraço

Didn't know Brunei had an army, but this capture proves it does! Very sharp, great composition, good use of the narrow DOF and perfect exposure control.

Personally I really don't like the frame - with the target, the bamboo, and the mirror-reflected title, in addition to your signature in the shot itself - I think it trivialises the photograph and takes away your artistic achievement.


Salam My old dear friend:)
So happy to see you back here !!!! First of all, best wishes for you my dear and your family.Different portrait and very beautiful camuflage.TFS.
Best regards,


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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-12-13 16:04]

Seems like a long time since you posted, welcome back and for a return you picked quite a subject that is definitely sharp and well done. The butt of the rifle and all the heavy gear and camouflage shows readyness.

Its a bit scary to see all these young men dressed ready to go to war, but since the beginning of time there were always someone ready to start a war.
WEll done my friend

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-12-13 17:41]


Good capture of the camouflaged soldier, with superb color, sharpness & framing. Bagus sekali dans terima kasih!

Hello CM,

Very nice picture with good saturated colors and a wonderful bokeh.


Hi CM...excellent shot...well captured and composed.


Hi CM,

I especially like the bokeh, so smooth and noisefree, in this high quality portrait. The handsome soldier looks serious and intense. Good to see a posting from you. Cheers.


Ciao CM

Welcome here my friend ...
A beautiful photograph of the staff of the army!
Without doubt, is a beautiful portrait of the boy,
I think the details of the beautiful clothes Camouflage.
Congratulations to Brunei National Day
Sharpness and clarity are wonderful.


hello meritam!!!
wonderful shot, excellent sharpness and DOF, i like it.

Hello Dear Friend,
We miss you and your works...Again a wonderful shot, crisp details and prerfect BG, blurred and colorful...
Selahattin E

Hi CM,
Beautiful portrait with 'camouflage' of this soldier
excellent POV. and details,
great colors and light,
a wanderful caught of view and composition,
very well done.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2009-12-15 6:21]

Hello CM, great portrait of this soldier, the f/1.4 did a great job to make the subject to stand out against the background, great light and colors, well done!


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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-12-15 12:24]

Hi Cm,
beautiful portrait.Perfect clarity and beautiful colours.Congratulations.Necla.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-12-15 12:48]

Hi Meritam,
This splendid picture. So not see anything all day. Exceptional image with a top player. Brilliant idea to present our show as a man of your country's army. Very interesting. Of course I am happy to see something like this is something totally new and interesting to me.
Have a nice evening,

very good Photo
I should do a lesser part black..
but the photo is raisor sharp
well done

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-12-15 14:37]

Hello CM.
Looks like it is not easy to be in army.
Great shot and well presntred military man from Brunei.
Well managed focus on his portrait.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
Janek Kloss

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2009-12-15 23:40]

Hi CM ;)
Impressive photo...TFS
Best regards,
J ;)

Magnifico retrato de este soldado camuflado con gran definicion y fantasticos colores
Buen trabajo
un saludo

Hi CM,

A great tribute to Brunei Army on "Brunei National Day 2008",
the POV is superb and is the framing,the sharpness and exposure are perfect,the equipment you used is outstanding and such result is must to have,very beautiful PP work and a very Proud presentation,well done.

Have a nice w/e,
Mushtaq Hussain

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-12-18 8:17]

Hello CM.

Soldier's splendid portrait,
interesting contrast of colours.
Perfect, showy realization.

Best wishes.

Hi CM'

What a wonderful street portrait of this amazing soldier
Very nice image quality and colors in addition to a nice focus
The blurred colorful background and innovative frame added to its beauty


Hi,CM. Nice capture of this soldier from a interesting angle with good depth of field, colors and sharpness. Nice presentation and framing. Cheers and TFS.

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-12-21 17:29]
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dear Cyber Meritam,
this camouflaged painting on the face and wear are one fine mimic of human, like making up and dressing up in the city life,
anyway, the eyes and the rifle make unusual feeling in this picture,
thank you for your nice shot,

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2009-12-23 14:12]

Hello CM!
Excellent portrait with beautiful, vivid colours.
Splendid lighting and perfect sharpness. Very good DOF.
Ciao! vanda

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-12-24 12:38]

Hi CM,

An excellent portrait of this young soldier in his fatigues. At this time of the year I often think about these young men and women who are far from home facing many dangers. The very shallow DOF does a good job separating the young soldier from the backgound.

Wishing you Merry Christmas and above all peace!


Hello CM,

Excellent photo.
Great focus, clarity, sharpness, colors tones...

Best regards,

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