The Very Small Pirate

By mrswoolybill
Johnny Depp eat your heart out!
Here's another picture from Ovingham Goose Fair.
This little fellow took part in the Fancy Dress competition. With a lolly in one hand and a pistol in the other, he was clearly prepared for whatever adventures the Fair might throw his way.
Ovingham Goose Fair is a real, traditional village occasion, at once fun and silly, earnest and worthy. There's everything from Fancy Dress and Test your Strength, to the Cats' Protection League and Royal British Legion.
For an alternative view of the day's events, see Alan_Warriner 's portfolio.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Photo journalism Pirate Fancy dress Ovingham goose fair Portraits and people Humour and fun

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20 Jun 2007 8:04AM
Excellent capture Moira,

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Barbaraj 10 450 England
20 Jun 2007 8:18AM
Hes cute , but oblivious of you as he is intent on focusing on being a pirate. Great shot.
phillj 11 2 England
20 Jun 2007 8:49AM
I think the lollipop makes the shot. Nice one.

Nettles 10 England
20 Jun 2007 9:09AM
Great capture, lovely shot of a cute little chap. Nettles.
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2007 9:20AM
Who's Jonny Depp? Smile
I think this boy has already chosen his future carreer. What a little poser!
jarendell 10 95 2 Spain
20 Jun 2007 10:09AM
Good candid
g_parry 11 332 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2007 10:53AM
Excellent candid Moira - well taken
DolphinLady 11 54 1 Wales
20 Jun 2007 12:16PM
A wonderful capture Moira.
I love the lollipop.
He has a lovely expression.
Well spotted.
field 10 Wales
20 Jun 2007 12:19PM
Delightful shot. Love the lollipop. Oh for a life on the high seas! Phil
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
20 Jun 2007 1:55PM
Terrific colours in this one Moira.Love the patch and the lollipop.Also the wisp of hair over the patch.Another excellent image.
Herge88 Plus
10 40 4 England
20 Jun 2007 1:55PM
A nice sharp image.

Best Matt
AlanBW 11 20 England
20 Jun 2007 1:58PM
Well seen Moira, this is a charming candid capture
newy17 11 273 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2007 2:29PM
hope he make didnt make you walk the plank after you took this,well this candid is superb,
this is the best so far in the curent series of the ovingham goose fair, well done .
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1725 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2007 2:50PM
Thanks everyone! I can't take credit for him, his Mum had done a lovely job in kitting him out. The lollipops were handed out to all the Fancy Dress contestants, for most of them I think it was their sole interest in the exercise!
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
20 Jun 2007 3:42PM
You deseve a Lolly for this grab-shot.

I play golf with Pirates and Bandits !

20 Jun 2007 5:40PM
great candid shot, hes cute but looks as if he hasnt yet realised it, will break some hearts when hes older
20 Jun 2007 5:52PM
Cute pirate. Nice shot.

RobinF 10 83 1 England
20 Jun 2007 7:02PM
Excellent capture Moira, he certainly looks the part! - Robin
Alan_Warriner 11 545 England
20 Jun 2007 7:40PM
I was too late for the fancy dress this year, always great fun.

Nicely done.
kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
20 Jun 2007 8:07PM
a cunning fellow Smile such great detail in this
patsy88 10 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2007 8:09PM
Ahhhh cute.

shutter speed 12 369 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2007 8:36PM
Excellent detail and clarity who needs a DSLR.
Little pirate big trouble if anyone tries to take that lollipop from him.

dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2007 9:12PM
Oh this is definately a favourite Moira..I love child portraits and this is wonderful ..fabulous colour.
Hop-A-Long 10 52 1 England
20 Jun 2007 11:29PM
Great shot. Bless him. He looks great in his pirate outfit. I remember when my 2 were this age. Long time ago.
BlueRoom 11 73 20 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2007 12:12AM
He's going to have someone's eye out with that gun... but I suppose that's only fair Smile
Beautifully taken.

ian_w 12 22 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2007 10:46AM
I've got all this fun to look forward to with my son Smile

Good shot!
bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
21 Jun 2007 8:26PM
a stunning portrait
GeorgeRusky 11 1 4
21 Jun 2007 9:55PM
JohnEW 10 3
23 Jun 2007 12:28AM
Excellent candid.
hey hey jim lad,lovely shot .Bryan
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
3 Jul 2007 10:45AM
A budding young actor here.Lovely shot.
10 Jul 2007 3:10PM
this is a superb portrait,
and love your philosophy to photography..!!
pure enjoyment ..smiles.. you and me both .

Nikki Smile

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