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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1851 W: 70 N: 3357] (16999)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-04
Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment, Mood
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Interesting people of the world ... [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-30 6:35
Viewed: 5155
Favorites: 6 [view]
Points: 100
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello on this beautiful sunny sunday.
I thought this shot would be good for today.
This is a young nun at the Shwedagon-Pagoda in Yangon praying to Buddha.
I cloned in a Buddha she is engrossed in thought.

Hope you like it, tell me what do you think?
Bye and have a nice day.

kokos101, AnneFrance, Mitra, JohnTulip, cunejo200, jan515, ciore, vandana2923, Marylou, milas, Perro, bigil has marked this note useful
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Great photo with excellent colors, POV and light. This is a great moment of capturing the young nun. I like the golden reflection on the left, but I am not so crazy about he cloned in buddha. I feel that the photo is powerfull enough without it.

Beautiful shot Wishnu. Great moment, well captured...


stong nid sning rdje zung hjung... rang bshin stongspa gnid..

aum mani padme hum ...

Hi Sabine,

Superb image. Very well done. But i'm sure that the picture without the buddha would have been great too.



WOW, great shots!


i like the atmoshphere, the peace all around. This is the stage everyone has to pass, whetehr he/she likes or not.
Buddham sharnam gachhami.

I like the sharpness of the person.
good compositon
keep on sharing


Hi Sabine,

Excellent capture of this moment, well done on the composition. I like the touch of gold radiating behind.


hello stephan und sabine!!
this is great photo, it's really wonderful, i like it.

Hi Sabine,
the colors, the light, the compo, simply great!!!!

  • drymd29 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1146 W: 242 N: 659] (7658)
  • [2006-07-30 11:38]

Nun and floor are enough; strong picture, space and worship; super combination.

I love this simple and beatiful photo. Great lightning and good composition. I like the Buddha, I think it is a good idea! Well done and TFS,

magnifique composition, couleurs trés belles, intensité de l'image.


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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2006-07-30 12:40]

Great photo in great moment with good colors. Well done & have a nice sunny weekend.

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  • SILVA Gold Star Critiquer [C: 321 W: 0 N: 0] (3917)
  • [2006-07-30 13:35]

wow..just a graet work..lovely and fantastic gallery you have,congrats

Hi Sabine, beautiful image, very serene, your PP is always so well done. This is a very peaceful image, thank you so much.


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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 391 W: 156 N: 602] (8359)
  • [2006-07-30 14:21]

Great shot Sabine, perfectly composed.

Thanks for sharing.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 391 W: 118 N: 752] (4553)
  • [2006-07-30 14:35]

oh, ich dachte der buddha hätte dort hin gehört.. :-)
gute PP-arbeit, sabine, obwohl das photo an sich schon super und sehr ausdrucksstark ist
und der schemenhafte goldene buddha nicht unbedingt nötig gewesen wäre;
eventuell hätte ich ihn etwas höher, in blickrichtung, gesetzt
- war wahrscheinlich nicht mehr möglich aufgrund des bildausschnittes?
alles gute & grüße aus dem abkühlenden köln, thor.

This is an excellent photo! I like how the background seems so dreamy as if it's the water reflections we are looking at.

Nicely done,

Hello dear Sabina .. the Buddah .. the photo itself is super and strong..it did not need that extra Buddah its a pitty but I am honest and ofcourse its my view! I love her strong intense face expression, welldone -sehr gut gemacht lieber Freundin. TFS
Thanks for your reaction on my photo:
safe walk with Daddy

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  • niner Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 222 W: 11 N: 0] (2068)
  • [2006-07-31 11:34]

Hi Wshnu,

so soft and beautiful with pwefect timing.
me like ;)

Hi Sabine,
This photo is strong is so many ways
First the composition in line and colour
The complete devotion
I put it in my favourites
11 on a scale to 10

  • Janone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 3409 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-07-31 16:18]

Very well done, Sabine.
Beautiful picture you created here.

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  • erdna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 574 W: 62 N: 749] (5437)
  • [2006-07-31 23:29]

You achieved a very good composition here with or without the Bbuddha. The young nun image is very strong here because of the gray image all throughout. The added Buddha gives some interest but without the Buddha the image of the nun is stronger.


Hi Wishnu,
What a divine solemn photo. I love her intensity. Great exposure and colors. Best wishes. Danilo

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  • Suerte Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 59 N: 227] (3032)
  • [2006-08-06 14:08]

sehr schön, viel gefühl, super moment!

You select that semi transparence to suggest a spiritual vision i hope! Cause it work good!
I like the mood of it! Excellent idea :)

you have isolated her so well!
Those lines tell me such a wonderful story.
the expresssion on the face.....
good PP also.

Un seul mot me vient : MAGNIFIQUE !!!

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  • mansua Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 613 W: 31 N: 23] (2117)
  • [2006-08-13 12:00]

Excelente, un aplauso.

Outstanding. Very inspiring. The light and colors are great.


personally I find it strong enough without the Buddha, it is a wonderful image, thanx, M, (*_*)

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  • Jorge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 128 W: 6 N: 26] (417)
  • [2006-08-14 19:41]

Beautiful capture Wishnu,
It truly portraits the longing of her heart and thoughts...
Great work,

Hi Wishnu
The pictures is perfect. Colours and all parameters are very OK. I like colours. May be it would be better to have the young nun a little on the left.

best regards from Poland

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2006-08-31 18:22]

Dear Sabine
This is something that appeals to me after all my years of study, for you have captured something that transcends the mundane -- you have caught a moment of the truly sacred.
Thank you and blessings on your house

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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2006-09-02 15:40]


How are you doing? I've been away so long (too long) time from Tl, that I see how many great picture I have been missing!

What an extraordinary portrait this is.
You have caught is perfectly. It's is so full of emotions, so full of mood.
Congratulations, and have a nice WE!

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2006-09-12 13:51]

Hallo Sabine,
wieder ein Bild das mit seiner Schönheit entzückt, es ist wundervoll und das Bild vom Buddha ist fantastisch gemacht.
Ein herrliches Foto, gratuliere.
Schöne Grüsse

the photo is beautiful..very powerful..
Donna :o)

Hi Sabine,
Ist es bei den weiblichen Migliedern des buddhistischen Glaubens auch so, dass sie nach einer gewissen Zeit wieder in den normalen Alltag zurückkehren könne wie die Mönche? Oder ist es generell eine Verpflichtung auf Lebenszeiot?
Eine wunderschöne Aufnahme. Sie wirkt so anmutig und versunken.

Very nice photo. Pleasure to see him praying. Well composed, nice soft colors. TFS :) Vandana


Hello Wishnu :o)
Great, wonderful, splendid ! Light, colours, mood, excellent work ! ... peaceful atmosphere. Thanks !

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  • Perro Silver Star Critiquer [C: 26 W: 0 N: 21] (294)
  • [2007-06-04 22:52]

Hello Wishnu,
I like very much this peaceful picture.
You have captured a great moment.
Composition, lighting and colors are just perfect.
Honnestly, I feel that the photo is powerfull enough without buddha.
Great shot, well done Wishnu!
Congradulations and thank you for sharing!
My best regards,

A tender moment has been captured...
Regretfully this image is actualized after your posting, possibly making it even more wonderful!
Pablo -

Hello Wishnu, congratulations for this great shot, very nice compo...excellent colors.


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  • Ientje (122)
  • [2008-01-30 1:44]

You did very good. Beautiful!

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  • soe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 381 W: 0 N: 108] (2473)
  • [2008-01-30 1:50]

Beautiful shot and rich color with sharp. Well done. Without Buddah image will be more great I hope.
Tin Soe

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  • bigil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 283 W: 38 N: 75] (2536)
  • [2008-08-18 19:10]

Au delà de la couleur, les détails et la définition etc, il y à simplement l'image qui nous fait réfléchir. Bravo Wishnu. Gilles

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-01-12 3:38]

Diese foto had so viel power,unglaublich,die farben sind ja super!



needless to say that the moment you illustrate is superb!


olá Wishnu
nice moment and colors

Beautiful colors and composition in a unique presentation.

Excellent! wonderful composition, so spiritual.
Thanks for sharing,

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