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Painted faces of Burmese Children ...

Painted faces of Burmese Children ...
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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: 2010-04-11
Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment, Mood, Portrait
Camera: Canon 450D Rebel XSi, tamron 18-270 mm1.3,5-6,3
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Interesting people of the world ..., TEXAS EXCELLENCE AWARD V, Priceless Smiles of the Children of the World II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-05-08 8:02
Viewed: 18457
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello again - today I will start a little serie of Burmese Children I met during my visit in the Golden Land - in Myanmar.

It's wonderful to see their curious and smiling faces, artfully painted with Tanaka.
Tanaka paste is used by almost every woman in Burma like make-up, and also as good protection against the sun. They win it from the Tanaka-wood, rubbing a branch with water - that's all.

Here is the first of the Burmese-Children-Impressions.
Enjoy ...


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fantastic portrait,Sabine
lovely Burmese Children
thanks sERGIO

Hello Sabine,
Just a Marvellous Portrait.
The Expression says it all.
Thank You for Sharing.

Bom dia sabine
Incredible make up amd your capture is very well sharp and have a great light. good on focus, and unique.
um abraço

Hello Sabine,

This is a great portrait. As usual no comment on the excellent photo technic. Some white flowers might be a bit OE, but the most important is the baby's exposure. A lovely picture that his(or her) mother would probably love to have. Excellent work and TFS.


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  • Niva Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1121 W: 2 N: 877] (11866)
  • [2010-05-08 10:25]

Hello Wishnu Garuda
That´s a lovely composition!
Beautiful colors, sharp , amazing face.
TFS. Kind regards,

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2010-05-08 10:52]

Ciao Sabine

I won my day today, seeing this beautiful child!
What a beautiful and wonderful portrait!
She is an angel, beautiful eyes and delicate that in your eyes,
enough to be exotic at all!
Nice photo work.

Have a nice weekend,


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  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2010-05-08 11:08]

hello Wishnu,
this is a compelling portrait. A cute little child painted in a msot attractive way. I like the child's surprised look into your lens. Nice, natural colours with good sharpness. very charming indeed.

Sweet smile Sabine,

No wonder why three members already choose this one as a favorite. priceless expression captured here.

A little sunshine on a grey day here in Canada.

Well done.

Hello Sabine,
What a cute baby! Fantastic expression of his eyes. He seems very curious to see you. Excellent management of light and composition. Have a nice Sunday,

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-05-08 11:59]

Hi Sabine,
A very cute baby with marvellous traditional face painting!
Excellent lighting which renders good skin tones and perfect description on the face features!
Impeccable sharpness and a nice reflection in the eyes.
An adequate crop for this portrait shot.
Well done.

Francis Xavier

Au Backe.....
Halo Sabine -
was ist denn mit dem Kind passiert??.... möchte man sagen.
Naja, andere Länder - andere..... Kriegsbemalung.
Der Lippenstift sieht schon etwas merkwürdig aus aber das Bild an sich ist als Portrait natürlich klasse.
Gruß aus Südhessen,

Hi Wishnu Garuda,
A beautiful portrait of this Burmese baby,nice focus and lively colors of his eyes,good framing and nice shallow depth in BG,the contrast colors with lovely flowers crown looks so cute here,nice sharpness and the fill in flash works very well giving beautiful details of this boy,a lovely daily life portrait.
Best Wishes

Bonsoir Sabine,

Incroyable beauté, cette frimousse est magnifique, une vraie petite fleur!
Une superbe expression se dégage de ses yeux lumineux.
Un joli portrait plein cadre, merci pour le partage.
Amicalement. Yolande

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-05-08 13:16]

Hi Sabine,

When I saw the thumbnail, it immediately brought a smile to my face. What a cute, chubby little face, all dolled up too! The crown of flowers is interesting as well. A lovely portrait, with good eye contact and superb sharpness. The shallow DOF nicely separates the child from the background.

TFS and warm regards,

One of your best Sabine! Truly an awesome shot!
I love the CLOSE crop here. The processing is magical! What is really nice is the sparkle in the eyes!
Truly a work of art!

Hello Sabine

AMAZING portrait ! Striking details and colors.
So innocent glance and so lovely mood.
This is a fantastic work from the daily life.
Yes, it is a decisive moment.
Strong sharpness.
Perfect composition, the pov is also excellent.
Like a little fairy. Very cute photo.


Kind regards

Bonjour Sabine
Superbe portrait de cet enfant maquillé selon les traditions.La lumière fait briller ses magnifiques yeux noirs sous ce fard rose.Bravo Sabine!Catherine

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  • bigil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 283 W: 38 N: 75] (2536)
  • [2010-05-08 14:12]

Bravo et merci Wishnu, j'aime beaucoup.


Hi Sabine,

It's a cure portrait . . his eyes is straight through your camera . . just make me laugh seeing this photo . . Great shot my dear friend . .


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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2010-05-08 16:31]
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Hi Sabine,
Nice sharp portrait ,of this beautiful little girl ,love those large eyes:-)
was the painting of the face & the flower headband,done for a special occasion? it just seemed a little elaborate for a daily routine.I also like how she is interested in the photographer,doesn't look shy at all.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2010-05-08 20:36]

Hi Sabine,
excellent portrait in superb details and feature of the boy.
Beautiful colours and lively composition of this cute boy.
You have done very well in giving the emphasis to the smoothness and neat image.
Well presented shot.


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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2010-05-09 3:37]

Hi Wishnu,
Superb portrait of this painted child, her eyes are fantastically sharp and the colours are superb. You have caught the look of wonderment on her face. Best wishes

Thanks fotr this photos.Very interesting and nice photos, congratulation,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-05-09 13:08]

Hello Sabine! She will kill her parents some day for this! (Only a joke of course!) I love this, the big black eyes and all the patterns and colors she has on herself is a treat to the eyes! Your portrait is beautiful and technically very good, well done!


Olá Sabine

Lindo e interessante retrato desta garotinha
de olhos negros e brilhantes.
Ótima luz, nitidez, cores e detalhes.

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  • mukesh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 672 W: 100 N: 467] (5062)
  • [2010-05-09 21:34]

You have caught a beautiful expression Sabine...that look of amazement and that very adult posture. She is adorable. You get
your subject to communicate with your camera well...
I wonder what tanaka wood is? Is it something like sandalwood
that we extract to get paste that is used for it's spiritual significance as well as cooling effect?

Hi BEF Sabine,

What an utterly amazing shot of this pretty girl! I love everything about this photo:) the look on her face is priceless MF!
TFS and have a nice new week MF!


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-05-09 22:20]

dear Sabine - wishnugaruda,
the infant looks like a fairy,
pretty painting of white leaves and flower crown are splendid,
your excellent portrait shot of her with lovely making up, thank you,

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2010-05-10 3:16]

Hi Sabuine!
Bellissimo ritratto di questo bambino dall'espressione fantastica. Eccellente la messa a fuoco e splendida l'illuminazione che crea un delizioso gioco d'ombre sulla fronte del bambino.
Ottimo lavoro. Congratulation s.
Ciao! Vanda

Hi Wishnu,
First of all it's nice to know and learn that the paint on the child's face is directly obtained from nature!
The art on the child's face is really cute and the childs expression is so loving!

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2010-05-12 19:30]

Hello Sabine.This an awesome portrait! The make-up surprises us and amuses us.Beautiful sharp details.You captured very well the expression of that soul through the eyes.Her smile is so cute.There is not much to say about the technic.You are a talented photographer and this portrait proves it.The light and colors are beautiful.Well composed image.TFS

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  • brubar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 269 W: 43 N: 9] (1836)
  • [2010-05-12 20:16]

Ciao Sabine,

the portrait of children is one of the most difficult sons-in-law, in this case you have been very good: yours is really a beautiful portrait.

Saluti dall'Italia

Hola Wishnu
Maravilloso retrato de este niño adornado con estas pinturas con simbolos y la corona de flores , fantastica expresion , gran nitidez , buen color y luz , una magnifica composicion , gracias por compartir

Buen dia
un saludo

Hallo Sabine,
Sehr nette Gesicht ob man den noch schminken soll? Kinder mögen das (natürlich die weiblichen)hier spreche ich aus Erfahrung, meine haben auch so die erste versuche gehabt. Im ganzen ganz gelungene Foto. Grüße Siegfried

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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2010-05-13 8:06]

haha...what a great shot!!! The look of that girls face....!
Beautiful colours here!!!
A good first shot of these Burmese Children!


Hallo Sabine,

You captured perfect expressions from this little cute child, and that too with painted face!

Great sharpness and perfect POV, with great DOF. The colors are well natural and the clarity within the shot is amazing.

I am trying to locate within his big round cheerful eyes :) Are you there? ;-)

Viele Grüße

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2010-05-13 12:41]

Hi Whishnu,

A splendid portrait that emerges of how cool this beautiful picture.
These very eyes, almost surprised by photography.
Beautiful picture clarity and perfect framing, a very touching photo I think. thank you for sharing it.

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2010-05-18 2:00]

Hello Sabine.
Nice portrait of child from Myanmar!
Well captured. Great details and beautiful pose of the child.
Janek Kloss

Great photo Sabine - perfect focus on the eyes, good catchlights and the DOF just right to make the child stand out clearly! Good strong image...


Hi wishnu,
Wanderful portrait and expression,
great caught of view and details.
a cute child with amazing eyes,
very well done.

A real gift for us.....
I do not find the right words.....
Thanks to share this jewel with us....

Just awesome!

Big thumbs up!

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