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Copyright: Muhammad Muhsin (mark25) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 412 W: 7 N: 1012] (5621)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-25
Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment, Experimental, Mood, Portrait
Camera: Olympus Pen E-P2, Nikkor 50 mm f 1.8
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-04-25 8:36
Viewed: 2423
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Meet Zahida, a beautiful little girl who showed up at my doorstep this morning.

Zahida was hungry and asked for something to eat.

I noticed her beautiful colored eyes and beautiful curled hair and decided to do a quick portrait.

She belongs to the city of Larkana and comes to Quetta during the summer season to make ends meet (these children are street beggars)

I couldn't help but take photos with my d7000 as well as the olympus ep2 cameras :)

on the d7000, i had on the 85mm f/1.8 lens, giving me good portrait reach roughly at 135mm :)

on the ep2 though, i had on my favorite Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 manual focus lens, giving me 100mm reach :) Lucky with the cameras huh? ;)

I hope and pray that she has a wonderful future ahead of her and that the rest of her life is as beautiful as she herself is.

I wish i could help her with more than just a meal and a dairy milk chocolate...

thanks for viewing :) let's see what you think :)

muhammad muhsin

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Salam Mohsin Bhai again..
WOW..the light..the exposure..the details of her facial feature..the calm look and the framing are all outstanding ..10/10 ..this is very neat work..
My best Wishes

Absolutely beautiful portrait- This one has the magic..perfection comes to mind. A work of art!

Best wishes,


Beautifully done Muhsin...a great composition and fantastic light on her face. wow... those eyes!! A sad story though. I hope too her future is not too bleak.
Hope you are well

Great portrait, Muhammad. The look, her eyes, everything.

Nice portrait!Great work!

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)
  • [2011-04-25 9:39]

Salaam Mohsin Bhaie,

The story of Zahida was more intresting like her beautiful eyes and this is the magic of your hand that it got much charm and attrection, it is beautiful, TFS.


Hello Muhammad

God looks on those with great favor when they show mercy to the poor. You are a great man to do this. A wonderful portrait of beauty. Ultra sharp and perfect POV. You have done very well. You come from a group of awesome photographers in the city of Quetta. Nice work


poor litle thing

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  • athlon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 155 W: 4 N: 247] (2451)
  • [2011-04-25 11:21]

This really is one of your best, lovely eyes, beautiful face, confident and well composed.

Abid Changazi

Great shot Muhammad. Wonderful color and a great pose. Such a sd story. Bless you for your generosity. TFS, Lori

Very nice shot. Good exposure, light and details. Great portrait. TFS

Hi Muhammad,

looking at your gallery i noticed great portraits, but this one is superb.I reminds me of, making the due distinctions, the famous photograph of Steve McCurry portraying Sharbat Gula, a young Afghan woman with gorgeous green eyes.Special here is her faint smile and the vivid light in her eyes.Portrait perfect in the composition and in the tecnique too, but it's the emotion that it creates to make it worth of a sincerest and positive critique.



We are all lucky that she happened upon your doorstep, because you have caputred her so beautifully, with her indeed stunning eyes. An amazing photo, and one you would easily see on the cover of a National Geographic magazine. Wonderfully done here.

Just beautiful work Muhammad, I love the brightness in her eyes! Your portrait is extremely well done, the comp is just perfect, the light falling on her cheekbones is just beautiful, very soft, just enough to draw you into her eyes! I love the shawl around her, nice way to frame her beauty!

Hi Muhammad ,
Very very great portrait ! Nothing else to add .... Ernest .

Salam Muhammad...
Great portrait, Good exposure, light and details. TFS.

Hi Muhammad..great shot...perfect focus and connection with your subject...excellent.


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  • ikorz Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 1] (622)
  • [2011-04-26 11:55]

Very strong portrait with perfect light. I love the details and the sparkle in her eyes.
Very well done, congratulations.


Beautiful portrait. She looks so content and relaxed. Her eyes are bright and warm, her smile is slight even though you say she was hungry. I like how you have placed her to the left of the frame. Nice simple background. Lisa


Joli portrait avec le magnifique regard du modèle
Tout est bien photographié.

Merci du partage

One for the National Geographic Muhhammad , pleasing tones , perfect illumination , she is a child of the street yet she shows detachment from her everyday situation here before your lens , she is engaging really well, i feel a genuine connection , her beautiful eyes matching the color of her shawl hummm isn't that wonderful ? I see a determined little girl and i hope that she will live a better life eventually , my best wishes accompany her . Terrific work and thanks for sharing ,

Bom dia Muhammad,

Excellent portrait (I love the eyes and the expression of little Zahida)!
Congratulations and TFS

(*) I did a little WS and hope you like it!

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  • BLR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 90 W: 1 N: 143] (601)
  • [2012-12-30 17:16]

Dear Muhammad,

This is a truly beautiful portrait, not for it's technicalities or anything like that... but I adore how you captured her kindness, her young soul - her smile. Very beautiful.

I also hope the best for this young girl - wonderful image, thank you for sharing... :)


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