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Wonderland

By dathersmith  
Although I've got a lot of shots from my session with Tyra in the Bluebell woods this is one of my favourites, I just love the way she is gazing up in wonderment.

Thanks a bunch for all the favourable comments on the last 2, I'll probably call it a day with these now.

Darren.

Tags: Flowers and plants Portraits and people

Voters: fotosphere, sut68, PattiW and 246 more

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PattiW 15 24 2 United States
6 May 2009 2:52PM
Aptly named! Beautiful child, beautiful composition!
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 2:53PM
"wonderland" Wonderful
MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 2:57PM
Such innocence very beautiful
Mavis
microchip 13 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 2:57PM
Absolutely wonderful.Love everything about it.Its perfect.
Alan.
Bodiewil 13 46 Wales
6 May 2009 2:58PM
Wow Darren this is amazing and I absolutely love this series. Her expression is awesome and the overall image is a sheer delight and one you should extremely proud of. Great work mate.
dmhuynh72 13 44 3 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 2:59PM
another fine capture
regards
Yung
Sezz 16 619 15 England
6 May 2009 2:59PM
My favourite so far - just love her expression. Beautiful work Darren!

Sarah *
dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 3:00PM
Wow, thanks for the quick responses folks and a big thank you for the award Dave, appreciated.

Darren.
Cormy 13 3 England
6 May 2009 3:01PM
Really lovely image Darren.Best yet in this super series.
Cheers
Alan
Rachel99 11 1 2 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 3:13PM
Really charming. Wonderful how everything is new and exciting in a child's eyes
newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 3:14PM
When you uploaded the last one i was about to give you an award then got sidetracked on the phone lol,
Glad in a way cos this one just blow's you away Smile
the light on her face and her expression are just magical mate,
captured at just the right time,
Fantastic work Darren you should be very proud Smile
her family must be blown away with these image's,
Beautiful serie's mate..
ian
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 3:15PM
magical

linda
Hanners 15 875 10 Ireland
6 May 2009 3:17PM
G O R G E O U S !!! The expression, the teddy, the light, just beautiful Darren, I bet they are really made up with this one, have a Hanners Smile
newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 3:18PM
Deserve's a Premier Award Darren SmileSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
6 May 2009 3:20PM
A wonderful capture, Darren, beautiful lighting and detail. Spot on.
TrevB Smile
KarenFB Plus
14 5.6k 180 England
6 May 2009 3:22PM
Wow! I love how her blue eyes match the flowers. This is an amazing shot - well caught!
chase Plus
15 2.0k 516 England
6 May 2009 3:25PM
Beautifully photographed,lovely exposure & her expression is just priceless.
baclark 11 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 3:29PM
An absolutely captivating image of which you should feel very proud. I'm sure many of us wish it was ours! Well done.
Barbara
ColinT-B 14 38 3 England
6 May 2009 3:32PM
Simply stunning
Hanners 15 875 10 Ireland
6 May 2009 3:37PM

Quote:Deserve's a Premier Award


I'll second that Smile
newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 3:39PM
SmileSmile
6 May 2009 3:53PM
Even better than yesterday's HC Darren. Stunning. helen
User_Removed 13 485 13 England
6 May 2009 4:04PM
incredible mate, simply fantastic. I really hope this gets the recognition it deserves with a POTW this would look fantastic as a canvas if you won it

rgds
Dave
cirrusminor Plus
13 380 3 England
6 May 2009 4:05PM
What a beautiful image Smile
Tim
Charlesmoss 11 14 England
6 May 2009 4:16PM
What a excellent photo The way she is looking up in wonder and holding on to her cuddly toy. You have saved the best till last.
Great work.
Regards Charles
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 14 Wales
6 May 2009 4:18PM
The best one Darren,simply lovely.
Tom.
cassiecat 12 39 46 England
6 May 2009 4:31PM
agree with the others even better than yesterdays.lesley
JouŠo 16 56 Finland
6 May 2009 4:35PM
a beauty..................

Jouko
colin beeley Plus
18 1.2k 10 England
6 May 2009 5:16PM
blue eyes as well ! Wink
dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 5:18PM

Quote:Blue eyes as well !
LOL

Cheers Colin.
dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 5:19PM
What a response, thanks ever so much everyone. Seems like my favourite might be yours too.

Darren.
miptog 15 3.6k 65 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 5:20PM
Those Blue Eyes just give the final touch
dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 5:23PM
Cheers miptog.

Oh and I forgot to say thanks for the user awards, I've never had so many.

Darren.
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
6 May 2009 5:35PM
they get better and better for sure, the best bluebell wood shot on here so far, sitting on that log with the teddy just makes it, how the blue bells match her eyes too and that teensy bit of bokeh..


OK I'll shut up now its all been said with the awards anyway

and wow what a set for her to look through when she is older too

more if you have them Wink


Diana
6 May 2009 5:40PM
really lovely image, smashing!

John Smile
glyndwr 13 66 10 Wales
6 May 2009 5:42PM
Firstly congratulations on the HC. This is the best of the series, what a pretty model.

Robert
wamp 14 276 8 England
6 May 2009 5:43PM
The light coupled with her expression captivates you mate - a very, very fine shot Smile

Sean
LeighRebecca 13 267 10 England
6 May 2009 5:49PM
Oh yes. This is just wonderful. Very worthy of all the attention.
KevSB 16 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 6:08PM
well thought out, works very well both on a technical level and content 10/10
User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
6 May 2009 6:20PM
It's all been said...
6 May 2009 6:21PM
Just stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HeatherR
dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 6:33PM
Thanks guys, what can I say. I'm flattered.

Darren.
albinoni 13 6 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 6:36PM
Definately Alice in Wonderland! Very expressive and bluebell coloured eyes to boot -very nice!
Andy
bazhutton 13 25 England
6 May 2009 6:45PM
Superb series Darren, really good ideas well executed.

Baz
madbilly 12 1 4 England
6 May 2009 7:01PM
super shot, I love her expression.
newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 7:39PM
Yep i knew it SmileSmile

Big congrats on the P/Award mate fully deserved SmileSmile:Smile
ian
dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 7:53PM

Quote:Yep i knew it

Glad you had faith Ian Smile

Thanks everyone and the team for the P/Award.

Darren.
LesF 14 182 9
6 May 2009 7:55PM
You have captured that magical moment Darren, deserves all then attention and the PA congratulations

LesF
bazhutton 13 25 England
6 May 2009 7:55PM
Well done on PA- was just looking again to see if you had got it! One niggle though, eye contact with the teddy could have been better. Wink

Baz
Sezz 16 619 15 England
6 May 2009 8:07PM
My congrat's Darren Smile

S*
dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 8:10PM
Thanks Les, Baz and Sarah, appreciated.

You're right Baz, the Teddy just wouldn't follow my instructions Wink

Darren.
6 May 2009 8:25PM
Congrats Darren, I think you had most of epz rooting for this image.

Well done indeed and I'm sure Tyra will love these shots as she gets older.

Now after a well deserved PA... what next ??? helen
martin.w Plus
18 603 27 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 8:27PM
Again, a better image than the last....and then some. An absolute belter Darren Smile
dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 8:43PM

Quote:Now after a well deserved PA... what next ??? helen

No pressure then Helen Wink I've got loads more of these but I think I'll call it a day for now. I took Kai to the British Superbike racing on Monday so should have a few from there that will go down like a lead balloon Wink

Cheers too Martin.

Darren.
6 May 2009 9:00PM
One in a Million! Well done.

Rex
colin63 12 6 England
6 May 2009 9:12PM
Fantastic shot Darren, all the awards well deserved for this quality image

Well done

Colin
casson 14 3 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 9:56PM
Just love her expression. Beautiful work Darren!

john
martinproe 15 293 5 England
6 May 2009 10:09PM
Stunning image, one of the best childrens portraits I've ever seen. Congratulations on the awards.
iancatch 14 4 45 England
6 May 2009 10:17PM
Three stunning and delightful images - they gladden the heart.

Ian
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
6 May 2009 10:37PM
Excellent work Darren, a very worthy PA indeed!!!
GillyB Plus
15 317 8 United Kingdom
7 May 2009 12:41AM
Beautiful photography ......

gill
chase Plus
15 2.0k 516 England
7 May 2009 12:47AM
I'm so pleased this got the accolades it deserves,a stunning image & I do so hope this will be going in a frame somewhere on a wall for all to see.
Well done.
Bodiewil 13 46 Wales
7 May 2009 6:59AM
Had to be mate congrats on the PA
dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
7 May 2009 8:43AM
Good morning all and thanks again for the "wonderful" replies.

Darren.
dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
7 May 2009 8:44AM

Quote:I do so hope this will be going in a frame somewhere on a wall for all to see.


Already on order Wink

Darren.
lovely series of photos timeless
phil
Chriscj 15 96 1 England
7 May 2009 9:29AM
Wonderful capture Darren, well done on your PA too.


Chris
Wilmot 12 338 1 United Kingdom
7 May 2009 10:12AM
Brilliant work
Steve
Hanners 15 875 10 Ireland
7 May 2009 12:13PM
well done on the PA Darren, richly deserved too, now for the POTW Smile
lakemist 12 5 United Kingdom
7 May 2009 12:35PM
Cant add to any of this,as the whole series, just magical.
Roy
Landlord 14 25 1 Scotland
7 May 2009 3:07PM
They just get better.
One of the best images I have seen on this site in.
dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
7 May 2009 5:14PM
Wow thanks again guys, I'm speechless Smile

Darren.
colin beeley Plus
18 1.2k 10 England
7 May 2009 6:07PM
wanted to give you 100 but i can't i am shaw it will come. Wink
BigE 12 3 England
7 May 2009 8:52PM
Beautiful Darren,

Ian
Pegon 15 78 1 England
7 May 2009 11:41PM
A real beauty Darren. Congratulations on the awards.
Pete.
Cormy 13 3 England
8 May 2009 11:03AM
Many congratulations on your many well deserved awards Darren.
Cheers
Alan
ZenTog 19 7.9k 1 England
8 May 2009 11:22AM
stunning image should take potw easy
Richsr 13 91 223 England
8 May 2009 12:40PM
Excellent work Darren - like the colours and lighting in this - well deserved PW.
Regards Richard.
JohnParminter 14 1.3k 14 England
8 May 2009 2:54PM
Well done Darren and congratulations on the PA, fingers crossed for a POTW..
User_Removed 13 485 13 England
8 May 2009 7:34PM
my award has got lost amongst them all. A fine shot mate, one of the very best i have seen uploaded on here. Many congrats on the PA, now my money is on POTW

rgds
Dave
Footsore 13 9 United Kingdom
8 May 2009 8:11PM
Wonderful.
geosami 12 6 Scotland
8 May 2009 11:32PM
she has the most gorgeous blue eyes
stunning shot
mary
Moj_o 13 10 United Kingdom
9 May 2009 3:17PM
Congratulations!! Simply stunning Smile

Betty
CherryMartin 13 10 United States
11 May 2009 7:06AM
well deserved awards, great capture.
bazhutton 13 25 England
11 May 2009 9:29AM
Congratulations on POTW, Darren. Very pleased for you.

Baz
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
11 May 2009 9:30AM
Congrats on the POTW.
User_Removed 18 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
11 May 2009 9:33AM
One of the best shots I've seen on here in many years.
Great work.
Gerry.
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
11 May 2009 9:34AM
well done on POTW Smile

Diana
how adorable....a deserving winner
chase Plus
15 2.0k 516 England
11 May 2009 9:52AM
A deserved winner...well done.
dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
11 May 2009 9:54AM
WOW my first POTW, thanks a bunch for all the comments and support everyone. I'll be grinning all day Smile

Darren.
11 May 2009 10:34AM
Just beautiful...congrats on the POTW.

Val
LesF 14 182 9
11 May 2009 11:04AM
Well done Darren with the POTW, congratulations on a wonderful shot and it will look great in that large canvas.

LesF
dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
11 May 2009 12:06PM
Thanks Val.

Quote:Well done Darren with the POTW, congratulations on a wonderful shot and it will look great in that large canvas.

Cheers Les, I've already promised it to Tyra's mum so she'll be chuffed to bits.

Darren.
colin63 12 6 England
11 May 2009 12:20PM
Congrats on the potw well deserved cracking image

Colin
User_Removed 13 485 13 England
11 May 2009 12:21PM
yay, congrats on POTW mate

rgds
Dave
dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
11 May 2009 12:33PM
Thanks guys, appreciated.

Darren.
Sezz 16 619 15 England
11 May 2009 12:44PM
Just noticed Darren - swept the board, congrat's Smile Smile

Sarah*
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
11 May 2009 1:24PM
Top marks mate ... well deserved it is too!!!
dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
11 May 2009 1:47PM
Thanks you two, too.

Darren.
User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
11 May 2009 3:49PM
So very well deserved Darren.
JouŠo 16 56 Finland
11 May 2009 4:13PM
congrats on the POTW! So well deserved, Darren!

Jouko
pennyspike 17 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
11 May 2009 4:40PM
Excellent choice for POTW. Congratulations
Penny
ESP 14 26 England
11 May 2009 6:34PM
Sometimes every thing is just right in a picture and this is one of those shots Smile

Perfect light, perfect colours , perfect comp and a perfectly lovely model Smile

Congratulations on your superb work

Sara
IanFlindt 16 740 21 United Kingdom
11 May 2009 8:13PM
Enchanting, magical - you become lost in wonder of the image in much the same way as she appears to be lost in wonder of her fairytale surroundings. An exquisite image worthy of all its awards. Many congratulations!
Chubby 12
11 May 2009 9:18PM
Its all been said, the blue in the flowers brings the blue out in her eyes. love it .i love this one as much as the other one.
marie.
marc484ie 14 31 1 Ireland
11 May 2009 10:59PM
What a super shot.
dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
11 May 2009 11:03PM
Thanks a lot folks, very much appreciate the comments.

Darren.
HowardA 13 231
11 May 2009 11:29PM
Fantastic work - so glad to have seen this in the PA gallery. Congrats on your POTW award too - thoroughly deserved.

Howard
Hoffy 16 262 16 England
12 May 2009 8:36AM
Truely outstanding picture.
User_Removed 14 11 11 United Kingdom
12 May 2009 12:25PM
Timeless!
12 May 2009 4:56PM
So pleased this made POTW Darren...... helen
steviehutch 13 18 United Kingdom
12 May 2009 5:25PM
well deserved awards on such a special shot,well done darren.....steve
Emmog 11 38 1 England
12 May 2009 5:34PM
Nice shot. I like the expression on her face and the back ground for the shot.
Matt
martinl 17 269 2 United Kingdom
12 May 2009 8:12PM
Many congrats. A fabulous image, and one which I wish I could have taken with my daughter when she was younger!
Smile
LeighRebecca 13 267 10 England
12 May 2009 8:54PM
Very well done, Darren. Thoroughly deserved.
Hanners 15 875 10 Ireland
12 May 2009 9:12PM
chuffed to bits for you Darren, a very well deserved POTW, I knew you'd get it Wink
dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
12 May 2009 9:12PM
Wow, thanks again for all the kind words.

Darren.
StephenPoole 11 10 1 United Kingdom
13 May 2009 12:08PM
Excellent photo - well deserved POTW
viscostatic 14 48 9 United Kingdom
13 May 2009 7:51PM
Really enchanting.

Phil.
Valerie1 13 68 Northern Ireland
13 May 2009 9:18PM
Congratulations on your awards - well deserved.
Valerie
ABarker 12 3 United Kingdom
13 May 2009 10:40PM
Brilliant, what more can be said.

Antony
Serkta 13 42 United Kingdom
14 May 2009 1:43PM
Congratulations it's a cracker. Cheers, Raife
Ayelet_A 12 11 3 Israel
14 May 2009 6:21PM
Pure class - such a beautiful child, such a killer expression Smile

Ayelet
tommermmv 13 4 Ireland
14 May 2009 9:07PM
Absolutely Stunning..Well done
Tom
Techno Plus
12 6.0k 8 England
16 May 2009 9:52AM
I have been really busy over the last few days, and this morning a chance to "catch up" and to make comment on this truly wonderful image Darren, deserves everything that has been thrown at it, it has all been said, please accept my small token of recognition, quite brilliant capture..

Regards Mal
dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
16 May 2009 10:02AM
Thanks once again everyone for taking the time to leave all the great comments.

Darren.
16 May 2009 1:03PM
This is absolutely amazing. I love it.
Weasellady 19 53 United Kingdom
16 May 2009 9:05PM
First of all, the model is really sweet.
The pose, lighting, colour, crispness and overall presentation is just right.
Congratulations!
Don't let this be the last of it's kind.
KTB 12 16 1 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 5:04PM
Sheer perfection ! The kind of photo we all want to take ! Well done on POTW - a deserving winner !
Mikestu100 13 3 Scotland
17 May 2009 8:08PM

Quote:Sheer perfection ! The kind of photo we all want to take ! Well done on POTW - a deserving winner !

I can only second Karen`s and every one elses comments on this beautiful image .
Mike .
dotpix 16 5 Pakistan
17 May 2009 8:22PM
superbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb and what to say.... words don't come easy........ what a stunning shot..
Clicks!
dotPix
BURNBLUE Plus
14 13 1 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 10:08PM
Great Image!.
Simon.
18 May 2009 8:02AM
Amazing shot Dad



Kai
oll1e 13 57 2 United Kingdom
20 May 2009 5:34PM
Sorry i'm late on the comments Darren ,this is superb and worthy of all the praise and awards. So pleased you got pow with this .
The expression is just perfect and i can see why you like this the best .
warm regds
ollie
30 May 2009 8:08AM
Just beautiful...
x
31 May 2009 10:23PM
Absolutely stunning image, well done.
Nick_w Plus
13 4.3k 99 England
6 Jun 2009 9:47AM
Its a looooooooooooooong way down here, congrats on thr POTW brilliant image, sorry I missed this.
StevenPrice 16 30 2 England
11 Jun 2009 8:12PM
superb love the expression.

Steve
dotpix 16 5 Pakistan
12 Jun 2009 5:17AM
Wow stunning, win all awards Smile and love and like the most now this image links to the EPZ newsletter wow.... well done.... This is my first image comment of the day, and happy to add comment here twice...

Regards,
dotPix
AndrewR 13 1 3 Wales
15 Jun 2009 4:28PM
Stunning photo, love the fantsy feel to it, great composition and expression!

Andrew
26 Jun 2009 3:24PM
Thats a stunner really good colour
3 Aug 2009 11:49AM
Wonderful picture. Something to aspire to
4 Aug 2009 8:24PM
Beautiful, Well Done
15 Aug 2009 6:50PM
look so lovely pic from karen
24 Aug 2009 10:27PM
Absolutely beautiful, can't fault this image at all. Stunning. Tracey
graceland 16 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2009 6:52PM
everything said already

well done
DaisyD50 14 3
6 Feb 2010 5:46PM
Congrats with the well deserved award. This is so beautiful. Excellent sharpness.
Alan_Coles 15 178 11 Wales
9 May 2010 8:26PM
Wow....stunning shot, glad you posted todays so I could see this work of art!!
24 May 2010 12:01AM
Tyra's a winner!
You have a beautiful portfolio Darren.
30 Nov 2013 10:38PM
Beautiful ......... She's a little darling, in the perfect setting ........love it xxxSmile
dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2013 7:03PM
Thanks a lot guys, amazing that this image still gets comments 4 and a half years after it was first uploaded Grin

Thanks again.

Darren.

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