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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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Comments


PattiW 11 24 2 United States
6 May 2009 2:52PM
Aptly named! Beautiful child, beautiful composition!

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6 May 2009 2:53PM
"wonderland" Wonderful
MickyMc 8 8 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 2:57PM
Such innocence very beautiful
Mavis
microchip 9 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 2:57PM
Absolutely wonderful.Love everything about it.Its perfect.
Alan.
Bodiewil 9 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 8 44 3 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 2:59PM
another fine capture
regards
Yung
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
6 May 2009 2:59PM
My favourite so far - just love her expression. Beautiful work Darren!

Sarah *
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
6 May 2009 3:00PM
Wow, thanks for the quick responses folks and a big thank you for the award Dave, appreciated.

Darren.
Cormy 8 3 England
6 May 2009 3:01PM
Really lovely image Darren.Best yet in this super series.
Cheers
Alan
Rachel99 7 1 2 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 3:13PM
Really charming. Wonderful how everything is new and exciting in a child's eyes
newy17 10 273 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 8 142 6 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 3:15PM
magical

linda
Hanners Plus
10 875 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 10 273 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 3:18PM
Deserve's a Premier Award Darren SmileSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
6 May 2009 3:20PM
A wonderful capture, Darren, beautiful lighting and detail. Spot on.
TrevB Smile
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
6 May 2009 3:22PM
Wow! I love how her blue eyes match the flowers. This is an amazing shot - well caught!
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
6 May 2009 3:25PM
Beautifully photographed,lovely exposure & her expression is just priceless.
baclark 7 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 10 38 3 England
6 May 2009 3:32PM
Simply stunning
Hanners Plus
10 875 10 Ireland
6 May 2009 3:37PM

Quote:Deserve's a Premier Award


I'll second that Smile
newy17 10 273 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 3:39PM
SmileSmile
6 May 2009 3:53PM
Even better than yesterday's HC Darren. Stunning. helen
User_Removed 9 485 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 8 380 3 England
6 May 2009 4:05PM
What a beautiful image Smile
Tim
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
10 2.3k 9 Wales
6 May 2009 4:18PM
The best one Darren,simply lovely.
Tom.
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
6 May 2009 4:31PM
agree with the others even better than yesterdays.lesley
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
6 May 2009 4:35PM
a beauty..................

Jouko
colin beeley Plus
13 1.1k 10 England
6 May 2009 5:16PM
blue eyes as well ! Wink
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
6 May 2009 5:18PM

Quote:Blue eyes as well !
LOL

Cheers Colin.
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
6 May 2009 5:19PM
What a response, thanks ever so much everyone. Seems like my favourite might be yours too.

Darren.
miptog 10 3.5k 61 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 5:20PM
Those Blue Eyes just give the final touch
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
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 9 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 9 66 9 Wales
6 May 2009 5:42PM
Firstly congratulations on the HC. This is the best of the series, what a pretty model.

Robert
wamp 10 276 8 England
6 May 2009 5:43PM
The light coupled with her expression captivates you mate - a very, very fine shot Smile

Sean
LeighRebecca 8 267 10 England
6 May 2009 5:49PM
Oh yes. This is just wonderful. Very worthy of all the attention.
KevSB 12 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 12 17.9k 8 Norway
6 May 2009 6:20PM
It's all been said...
6 May 2009 6:21PM
Just stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HeatherR
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
6 May 2009 6:33PM
Thanks guys, what can I say. I'm flattered.

Darren.
albinoni 8 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 9 25 England
6 May 2009 6:45PM
Superb series Darren, really good ideas well executed.

Baz
madbilly 7 1 4 England
6 May 2009 7:01PM
super shot, I love her expression.
newy17 10 273 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 9 550 12 England
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 9 182 9
6 May 2009 7:55PM
You have captured that magical moment Darren, deserves all then attention and the PA congratulations

LesF
bazhutton 9 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 Plus
11 617 15 England
6 May 2009 8:07PM
My congrat's Darren Smile

S*
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
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 14 432 22 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 8:27PM
Again, a better image than the last....and then some. An absolute belter Darren Smile
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
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 8 6 England
6 May 2009 9:12PM
Fantastic shot Darren, all the awards well deserved for this quality image

Well done

Colin
casson 10 3 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 9:56PM
Just love her expression. Beautiful work Darren!

john
martinproe 11 293 5 England
6 May 2009 10:09PM
Stunning image, one of the best childrens portraits I've ever seen. Congratulations on the awards.
iancatch 9 4 45 England
6 May 2009 10:17PM
Three stunning and delightful images - they gladden the heart.

Ian
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
6 May 2009 10:37PM
Excellent work Darren, a very worthy PA indeed!!!
GillyB Plus
11 317 8 United Kingdom
7 May 2009 12:41AM
Beautiful photography ......

gill
chase 11 1.1k 246 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 9 46 Wales
7 May 2009 6:59AM
Had to be mate congrats on the PA
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
7 May 2009 8:43AM
Good morning all and thanks again for the "wonderful" replies.

Darren.
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
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 10 96 1 England
7 May 2009 9:29AM
Wonderful capture Darren, well done on your PA too.


Chris
Wilmot 8 338 1 United Kingdom
7 May 2009 10:12AM
Brilliant work
Steve
Hanners Plus
10 875 10 Ireland
7 May 2009 12:13PM
well done on the PA Darren, richly deserved too, now for the POTW Smile
7 May 2009 12:35PM
Cant add to any of this,as the whole series, just magical.
Roy
Landlord 9 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 9 550 12 England
7 May 2009 5:14PM
Wow thanks again guys, I'm speechless Smile

Darren.
colin beeley Plus
13 1.1k 10 England
7 May 2009 6:07PM
wanted to give you 100 but i can't i am shaw it will come. Wink
BigE 7 3 England
7 May 2009 8:52PM
Beautiful Darren,

Ian
Pegon 11 78 1 England
7 May 2009 11:41PM
A real beauty Darren. Congratulations on the awards.
Pete.
Cormy 8 3 England
8 May 2009 11:03AM
Many congratulations on your many well deserved awards Darren.
Cheers
Alan
ZenTog 14 7.9k 1 England
8 May 2009 11:22AM
stunning image should take potw easy
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
8 May 2009 12:40PM
Excellent work Darren - like the colours and lighting in this - well deserved PW.
Regards Richard.
JohnParminter 9 1.3k 14 England
8 May 2009 2:54PM
Well done Darren and congratulations on the PA, fingers crossed for a POTW..
User_Removed 9 485 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 8 9 United Kingdom
8 May 2009 8:11PM
Wonderful.
geosami 8 6 Scotland
8 May 2009 11:32PM
she has the most gorgeous blue eyes
stunning shot
mary
Moj_o 8 10 United Kingdom
9 May 2009 3:17PM
Congratulations!! Simply stunning Smile

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

Baz
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
11 May 2009 9:30AM
Congrats on the POTW.
User_Removed 14 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 9 2.0k 19 Netherlands
11 May 2009 9:34AM
well done on POTW Smile

Diana
how adorable....a deserving winner
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
11 May 2009 9:52AM
A deserved winner...well done.
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
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 9 182 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 9 550 12 England
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 8 6 England
11 May 2009 12:20PM
Congrats on the potw well deserved cracking image

Colin
User_Removed 9 485 13 England
11 May 2009 12:21PM
yay, congrats on POTW mate

rgds
Dave
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
11 May 2009 12:33PM
Thanks guys, appreciated.

Darren.
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
11 May 2009 12:44PM
Just noticed Darren - swept the board, congrat's Smile Smile

Sarah*
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
11 May 2009 1:24PM
Top marks mate ... well deserved it is too!!!
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
11 May 2009 1:47PM
Thanks you two, too.

Darren.
User_Removed 12 17.9k 8 Norway
11 May 2009 3:49PM
So very well deserved Darren.
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
11 May 2009 4:13PM
congrats on the POTW! So well deserved, Darren!

Jouko
pennyspike 13 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
11 May 2009 4:40PM
Excellent choice for POTW. Congratulations
Penny
ESP 10 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 11 740 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 7
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 9 31 1 Ireland
11 May 2009 10:59PM
What a super shot.
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
11 May 2009 11:03PM
Thanks a lot folks, very much appreciate the comments.

Darren.
HowardA 9 231
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 Plus
11 262 16 England
12 May 2009 8:36AM
Truely outstanding picture.
User_Removed 9 11 11 United Kingdom
12 May 2009 12:25PM
Timeless!
12 May 2009 4:56PM
So pleased this made POTW Darren...... helen
12 May 2009 5:25PM
well deserved awards on such a special shot,well done darren.....steve
Emmog 7 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 13 265 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 8 267 10 England
12 May 2009 8:54PM
Very well done, Darren. Thoroughly deserved.
Hanners Plus
10 875 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 9 550 12 England
12 May 2009 9:12PM
Wow, thanks again for all the kind words.

Darren.
StephenPoole 7 10 1 United Kingdom
13 May 2009 12:08PM
Excellent photo - well deserved POTW
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
13 May 2009 7:51PM
Really enchanting.

Phil.
Valerie1 8 68 Northern Ireland
13 May 2009 9:18PM
Congratulations on your awards - well deserved.
Valerie
ABarker 7 3 United Kingdom
13 May 2009 10:40PM
Brilliant, what more can be said.

Antony
Serkta 8 42 United Kingdom
14 May 2009 1:43PM
Congratulations it's a cracker. Cheers, Raife
Ayelet_A 8 11 3 Israel
14 May 2009 6:21PM
Pure class - such a beautiful child, such a killer expression Smile

Ayelet
tommermmv 9 4 Ireland
14 May 2009 9:07PM
Absolutely Stunning..Well done
Tom
Techno Plus
8 1.8k 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 9 550 12 England
16 May 2009 10:02AM
Thanks once again everyone for taking the time to leave all the great comments.

Darren.
This is absolutely amazing. I love it.
Weasellady 14 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 8 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 !
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 12 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
10 12 1 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 10:08PM
Great Image!.
Simon.
18 May 2009 8:02AM
Amazing shot Dad



Kai
oll1e 9 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
Just beautiful...
x
31 May 2009 10:23PM
Absolutely stunning image, well done.
Nick_w 9 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 11 30 2 England
11 Jun 2009 8:12PM
superb love the expression.

Steve