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saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
31 Aug 2011 7:39AM
Another Beautiful and great capture Barbara,very well done,

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gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
31 Aug 2011 7:44AM
WOW -- what an outfit. GREAT, colorful shot.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
31 Aug 2011 7:52AM
What a fabulous costume and expanse of material........guess they must have wider doors down there to up hereWinkWink
Like the Edinburgh Fringe, your Carnival is a great venue for candid street photography and you have made the most of it even with this one shot, Barbara.
Perhaps more to come?
pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2011 7:55AM
Great capture, lovely colours in that splendid outfit, nice detail.. Peter
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2011 8:20AM
Superb shot Barbara, fantastic colour, very nicely captured.

mrswoolybill Plus
9 979 1496 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2011 8:21AM
You mean she can actually move in that ???
moiral 6 12 Scotland
31 Aug 2011 8:28AM
That must have been some costume to carry. Beautiful colours and comp. Moira
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
31 Aug 2011 8:52AM
Now that is some custume, good colours too
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2011 9:28AM
Some weight to carry. Beautiful and striking. I guess to use the flash to freeze the moving subject you've got to get fairly close or have a powerful flash and then it would be better to use a diffuser otherwise you get an artificial studio feel to the shot. I guess a high ISO, fast shutter and wide aperture with a shorter DOF. But a shorter DOF is difficult when you have different dancers at different distnaces from your camera. Unless you deliberately throw other out of focus and concentrate on person only. Wonderful vibrant colours captured here and it's great she is looking straight at you. Nice work Brab. Paul
31 Aug 2011 9:30AM
superb (and colourful...)
31 Aug 2011 9:32AM
I think you have done really well - I quite often use sports mode for things like this, when I know I am going to only get one shot at something that is a bit different. The colors are just wonderful and love the nice crop..Jo
31 Aug 2011 10:14AM
Superbly caught. Great colours
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
31 Aug 2011 10:18AM
Great colour again. The flash really lifts it.
31 Aug 2011 10:23AM
Amazing shot
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2011 10:48AM
Great composition, Barbara, in spite of the difficulties of movement. What colour too!
Gypsyman 6 662 England
31 Aug 2011 11:16AM
An Eye catching photograph, well taken. Eric.
31 Aug 2011 11:28AM
Wow, that is one wonderful outfit, Barbara, and so well captured. The blue colour is just amazing.
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
31 Aug 2011 11:28AM
What a costume and fabulous colours.

31 Aug 2011 11:35AM
Well captured ! great to see. Gill
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2011 11:51AM
What a fab shot Barbara, wow the colours and detail.
phil99 9 45 6 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2011 12:08PM
I agree with the advice given already by Paul . Another cracking image and this one is pin sharp anyway ....Phil
Anna62 5 1 Australia
31 Aug 2011 12:17PM
amazing colourful outfit the girl has on Barbara Smile
31 Aug 2011 12:19PM
Excellent capture here Barbara that is some costume for sure the flash has certainly given the whole thing some zap!!! glad you enjoyed todays funnies TongueWinkWink

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andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2011 12:24PM
brilliant detail barbara fantastic colours a real cracker nice one Wink
31 Aug 2011 1:03PM
Cracking good shot Barbara, at first i thought she was a bride from the program "My big fat gypsy wedding" lol!
I cant help with advice on shooting carnivals even though i do notting hill most years as i always leave my camera at home so i can get in the spirit of things and down lots of beer!!
Well shot Smile
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
31 Aug 2011 1:16PM
Fabulous blues in this Barbara.

Best Matt
LesF 10 182 9
31 Aug 2011 1:24PM
This carnival is a wonderful sight for colour Barbara, smashing capture, it is hard when they are so large these costumes and the constant movements but I think you've done well and the ones that are not so good, take another look and I am sure you will learn what was wrong and what to correct for next time.

SueEley 10 279 96 Wales
31 Aug 2011 1:41PM
Fantastic colours. Sympathy over the blur - I tend to get that with my grandchildren (toddlers) and hate to use flash. But the flash worked well here. I tend to use a very wide aperture and highish iso - but that wouldn't have helped here.
31 Aug 2011 3:44PM
Brilliant colours and a great capture,Well done..Lin
acousticmist 6 10 1 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2011 3:45PM
Lovely colours................Martin
31 Aug 2011 3:51PM
Striking Beautiful image Barbara, Love those colors!!...Kathy
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
31 Aug 2011 4:06PM
A stunning and colourful costume, Barbs, very nicely captured here. These events can be tricky to shoot - as for advice, good tips offered above from Paul.
Trev Smile
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
31 Aug 2011 4:32PM
Glorious colours, Barbs, and what a stunning costume, must have taken forever and a day to run it up Smile Very well captured and presented. Carol
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
31 Aug 2011 4:35PM
Spectacular Barbara.
saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
31 Aug 2011 4:56PM
I thought this was going to be a butterfly shot as I read the etitle before looking at the image, Barbara!
Not so far wrong, really. A gorgeous image.

As for the blur - have you tried Al Servo AF or Al Focus AF modes? (Canonspeak, I guess it's the same on Nikon??) Combined with a fast enough shutter speed these should freeze all movements in focus.

jonwebber 8 4 1 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2011 5:36PM
Great photograph, colours are wonderful and nicely sharp also.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
31 Aug 2011 7:40PM
WOW! she is very fancy! I like all those blues!
31 Aug 2011 7:45PM
Lovely colour in this Barbara.............Sandy
31 Aug 2011 7:54PM
Very colourful Smile
31 Aug 2011 8:49PM
Excellent comp and colours .
Jen10 6 England
31 Aug 2011 8:55PM
Brilliant colours and a great shot Smile
Roly 9 Wales
31 Aug 2011 9:11PM
Amazing dress.I wonder how she got through the front door with that lot on Grin

pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2011 9:19PM
agree with all of what Paul has already said but at the same time think you have done well with this shot and lets face it we all bin a lot of pics we have taken, another time you will be ready and surprise yourself and us big timeSmile I have learnt a lot this last two weeks and will continue to do so I am sureGrin
31 Aug 2011 9:50PM
Very beautiful costume and such a vibrant colour Barbara and it's a great capture, my 70-200 2.8 Sigma would have worked a treat, a good stand off lens.
LexEquine 10 19 United States
2 Sep 2011 2:45PM
'Colorful & artistic candid,...indeed~'

Ciao~ Peter Smile
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2011 6:21PM
Great costume, colours and eye contact Barbara - and what fun Smile
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
19 Sep 2011 11:14PM
A very striking image, what a vibrant blue

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