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niamh 14 34 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2004 3:04AM
amazing blue eyes jill. this is a fabulous portrait. makes me want to know him and his life story.

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UserHasLeft 14 654
26 Jun 2004 3:52AM
You've caught one of those wonderful expressions again, Jill. Just is the technical quality of the photograph.

P.S I bet Patricia will say that it's your best ever Smile
26 Jun 2004 4:04AM
Was next-door...saw this thumnail...knew immediately it was you!
Exceptional! Your best! Even better than your EC I think...scared to say more in case I jinx it...SUPERB!!!!

I'm taking a couple of days off...desperatly need to catch up on my work, but I'll pop back for my morning coffee-mate!
26 Jun 2004 4:11AM
Can you do nothing wrong! This is superb again. Smile
sugarbird 13 223 South Africa
26 Jun 2004 4:19AM
Just a note to say that when I put LOL on my comments I mean "lots of love", not that I am laughing out loud!!!
clevercloggs 13 237 2 United Arab Emirates
26 Jun 2004 4:20AM
speechless. The image suggests the person has a warm and gentle personality. Well done.

sugarbird 13 223 South Africa
26 Jun 2004 4:27AM
We are looking for a house to renovate and he lived in the one we looked at yesterday and yes he does have a warm and gentle personality, and the amount of pets he had and the love he showed for them just made my day!
old timer 13 55 1 Scotland
26 Jun 2004 4:42AM
This is a great portrait, Jill.
26 Jun 2004 4:47AM
Oustanding. I love the light and detail. This one is one of the best I've seen. Really stunning
RodJames 13 21 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2004 4:57AM
Lovely portrait Jill. I particularly like the way you've focused on his eyes while everything behind is slightly out of focus. Nicely done.

IanA 14 3.0k 12 England
26 Jun 2004 5:15AM
Great character study!

Ian (clicked)
daffydill56 13 190 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2004 5:31AM
VERY nice work Jill, I love it!.Click

User_Removed 13 239 7 England
26 Jun 2004 5:31AM
Tangled up in blue! Can't wait for the results to materialise. Like this as usual though its not as natural as it might be.
david deveson 13 62 2 Italy
26 Jun 2004 5:35AM
Goodmorning Garden Route... nice one 'though maybe not so tightly cropped? That hat looks as though it might have been fun! I shall have to rub the sleepy dust from my eyes and come back to it in a minute while I upload my Ghost Tree.
sugarbird 13 223 South Africa
26 Jun 2004 5:39AM
Didn't even crop it at all, just took it like that...ghost tree sounds appealing!
sugarbird 13 223 South Africa
26 Jun 2004 5:42AM
Oh, I did put a little frame around it!
david deveson 13 62 2 Italy
26 Jun 2004 5:47AM
OK, my eyes are a little more open now and a strong coffee is sloshing around in my veins making me feel a lot less blurry than his eyes look. He looks even better now... thank you for your coment on the Ghost Tree... it was cold that day/early morning and I had the hood down. I remember there was trouble with condensation on the camera as I took it out of its warm, cozy case.
sugarbird 13 223 South Africa
26 Jun 2004 5:55AM
I took the picture indoors without using flash so the light is not quite natural but i liked the effect, brought out the blue more.
david deveson 13 62 2 Italy
26 Jun 2004 6:17AM
Kepp the flash in its case.... you don't need it and I hate it. Never used it in my life. Sorry, I tell a lie. It's useful sometimes outdoors with backlight when shooting black skin. Brings out some of the detail that otherwise would disappear.
sugarbird 13 223 South Africa
26 Jun 2004 6:22AM
I also hate the flash and never use it!
Superb Jill, wonderful colours to the portrait and the blue rim of his hat really brings out the colour of his eyes.
Great work.
AdrianTurner 13 350 Wales
26 Jun 2004 6:37AM
Like this very much Jill, Superb work.
Origami_Owl 14 786
26 Jun 2004 7:06AM
Beautiful portrait - has real emotion, and the colours are great too. Always a pleasure.

denian 13
26 Jun 2004 7:16AM
Nice crisp portrait shot with good detail and colour.
p-tee 14 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2004 7:51AM
Superb portrait.
tiptoe 13 267
26 Jun 2004 7:54AM
This is a brilliant portrait.
26 Jun 2004 8:14AM
Those eyes tell a story. Great shot. Klicked. K.
sze4j 13 56 Singapore
26 Jun 2004 8:47AM
The eyes - windows to the soul...beautifully captured. And i love all the other blues too (the hat, the wall, the shirt...)!
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2004 9:20AM
What a great face to photograph and perfectly photographed it is. good work Jill.

mrcal 13 1.0k
26 Jun 2004 9:45AM
Another face that says 'a life well lived'. Beautiful.
ga1963 13 1
26 Jun 2004 9:55AM
What a great capture, really good expression . Click
debbiehardy 13 363 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2004 10:15AM
Oh, I knew this was yours from the thumbnail! This is just wonderful!
26 Jun 2004 10:22AM
Wonderful face, wonderfully taken, well done Jill.

tull 14 181 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2004 10:39AM
Beautifly captured Jill,great clarity.

Best wishes.

funkeldink 13 1.6k 1 Australia
26 Jun 2004 10:46AM
the BIGGEST wow from me --- you continue to impress me with the most amazing portraits- --
man,i wanna meet you some day
rletham 13 890 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2004 11:06AM
You can't fool us. This has sugarbird written all over it, even as a thumbnail. Great colours textures and a lovely crop -Rab
KathyW 14 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
26 Jun 2004 11:38AM
Super detail in a face full of character.
j9 13
26 Jun 2004 12:38PM
yummy pic hon.
niamh 14 34 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2004 1:43PM
hi jill, had to come back to this one.

you must have a really good way with people for them to pose with you like this. you manage to achieve really natural portraits time after time - never awkward or contrived.

there are so many characters i see in the street but never have the courage to ask to take their photo, and instead i hide behind my telephoto lens and snap from far away! maybe this is a european - or british! - thing. maybe it's just down to a difference in photographer character.

anyway, really love your portraits - they're awe inspiring.
paul_indigo 13 259 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2004 1:45PM
Great character with a face that tells a story. Good light and lovely open tones. I would have liked a little less depth of field so that the marks in the background were more out of focus - you could still do this by selecting the background and applying a gausian blur.
magda_indigo 13 418 England
26 Jun 2004 2:09PM
Again, so very intense, what a portrait, Jill, thanx, click (*:*)
sugarbird 13 223 South Africa
26 Jun 2004 2:39PM
Thanks paul, i thought of that but always mess my pics up when I fiddle too much so left it, and than you all too, it is one of my favourites.
dani2 13 45
26 Jun 2004 3:15PM
Excellent portrait. Love it. CLICK.

sugarbird 13 223 South Africa
26 Jun 2004 5:21PM
Thanks all, and sweetdreams!
LAF 14 1.7k
26 Jun 2004 5:25PM
This is perfect portraiture. I think that's all I can say really. It's hard to elaborate on perfect. I love the colours in your work.

geegee 13 29 England
26 Jun 2004 5:46PM
Lovely portrait of a really character full face.

MattHusala 15 8 England
26 Jun 2004 6:14PM
Reaches deep inside. This is so good so I'll not spoil it with words.
christabella 13 133 1 England
26 Jun 2004 8:42PM
Great portrait. Love the eyes and the stubble.
klewis 13 1.9k 1 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2004 10:10PM
A face that has been lived in for along time. Beautiful image
MartinWait 13 92 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2004 10:25PM
Well worth an EC. The 2nd of many more to come me thinks.

UserHasLeft 14 654
26 Jun 2004 10:32PM
Well done, Jill. This was inevitable. It's just such an extremely good photo.
lemonnelly 14 5 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2004 10:57PM
Jill this is superb, and so is your portfolio!! Well done on yet another great EC. You are using that camera really well, the colours and the detail!! Do you have any tips for me as i have the same camera (for example this shot, what settings did you use?) i know it doesn't help livin in grey england!!
Cheers and Click
lemonnelly 14 5 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2004 10:58PM
Jill this is superb, and so is your portfolio, i would love to take photo's like yours!! Well done on yet another great EC. You are using that camera really well, the colours and the detail!! Do you have any tips for me as i have the same camera (for example this shot, what settings did you use?) i know it doesn't help livin in grey england!!
Cheers and Click
magda_indigo 13 418 England
26 Jun 2004 11:15PM
CONGRATULATIONS, JILL, well deserved, Magda (*:*)
RodJames 13 21 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2004 11:39PM
Congratulations on your award Jill, richly deserved.

niamh 14 34 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2004 1:33AM
such a well deserved ec .... congratulations jill!
IanA 14 3.0k 12 England
27 Jun 2004 5:35AM
Congrats Jill, ( said it was great!

jules41 13 197 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2004 5:41AM
Hav'nt been on for a few days and look at this,such fabulous work as always Jill and a well deserved EC for another stunning shot,i'm really pleased for you.This shot is so good and i love the colour,your work is just fabulous*click*
27 Jun 2004 6:15AM
Wow, another EC, so well deserved, many many congrats.
keithh Plus
13 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
27 Jun 2004 7:47AM
Are they ever.
clevercloggs 13 237 2 United Arab Emirates
27 Jun 2004 8:03AM
I knew it was ec material.

27 Jun 2004 10:11AM
Congratulations Jill, brilliant shot, very well deserved EC, I'm really delighted for you.

cooky 13 6 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2004 10:30AM
Graham (Mathusala) hogged the computer yesterday! Well it was his turn! Told me you'd got an EC for a cracking portrait and he was so right. Don't think you could better this Jill - fitting tribute to your week's work and postings. You obviously work from the heart. Many congratulations,
funkeldink 13 1.6k 1 Australia
27 Jun 2004 10:43AM
geegee 13 29 England
27 Jun 2004 11:17AM
Congrats on the well deserved EC Jill. It is a super shot.
johnL 14 115
27 Jun 2004 11:17AM
Sugerbird-knew this was your as soon as I saw the thumbnail (that's a first for me). Excellent work-the portrait as sharp and intimate as ever, but with all the blues...funkydinker says it all!
David 16 32 Scotland
27 Jun 2004 5:32PM
Great portrait!


cats_123 Plus
13 4.7k 28 Northern Ireland
27 Jun 2004 5:52PM just shouts out `look at me'
Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
27 Jun 2004 8:22PM
Just superb, Jill. Well done on the EC

Origami_Owl 14 786
27 Jun 2004 8:23PM
my second comment on this - but CONGRATS Jill - it's excellent that you are being recognised for your work.
stevie 13 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2004 9:05PM
Beautiful shot, splendid work
28 Jun 2004 2:47AM
Smile Smile Smile Smile Grin

please contact me through lydia Smile
sugarbird 13 223 South Africa
28 Jun 2004 3:29AM
Thank you all so much, my server was down all yesterday so i just found out, I am thrilled as it is my fave shot, thankyou for your kindness. Pat , I will e mail you today!
Love Jill
old timer 13 55 1 Scotland
28 Jun 2004 6:20AM
My second comment on this too, Jill. Congrats on the EC which I've just discovered you were awarded for this. Glad I was originally commenter number 8!
itinerario 14 42 Netherlands
28 Jun 2004 6:52AM
Fabulous portrait. Congratulations with a well deserved EC.
dave w 13 1
28 Jun 2004 7:05AM

mattmatic 13 598
28 Jun 2004 9:09AM
Very, very, very good portrait. New instantly from the thumbnail this was a sugarbird shot!
Well done Jill on the EC :-]
Matt :clickityclick:
Fantastic shot!! Congratulations on your EC.
Fantastic shot!! Congratulations on your EC.
gwynann 13 72 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2004 8:04PM
Well done, Jill, spot on, click
leead 15 71
29 Jun 2004 2:52AM
you have an amazing connection with your subjects, along with a spectacular sense of colour. This shot speaks volumes about the subject.
himalk 13 4 Sri Lanka
29 Jun 2004 10:49AM
Lovely portrait !! congrats on the EC !
alzeepark 13 81 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2004 2:39PM
Simply outstanding.
Congrates on the EC.
Alan :O)
gajj 13 32
29 Jun 2004 6:55PM
I don't get online for awhile and look what happens! Fabulous photograph, superbly rendered. Glad you enjoyed your vacation, I surely enjoyed reading about that amazing place.
Congrats on the well-deserved EC!
deviant 13 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2004 10:49PM
One of my fave portraits I have seen on this site.
abtayler 13 10
30 Jun 2004 1:57AM
every time I look at the EC page I can't take my eyes off this shot. I love it.
I am not going to even try to say why.
Just don't stop doing what you keep doing. (I think I stole that line from song - ummm.. anyway...)
If... only.... I.... Could.... press.... the.... shutter ...the ....right ....time... and ....the ....right ....moment .... bugger ... missed it again.
A well deserved EC and a belated click from me
bill7 13 3
30 Jun 2004 8:00AM
Excellent image and in my humble opinion this will be next weeks pic of the week. Absolutely brilliant in every way. I love the coulour, textures and compositon. One of the best ever on this site.

ovi 13 11 1 Romania
30 Jun 2004 10:31AM
Hi,Jill.Sorry for being so late in submitting my comments for this superb portrait.IMO is the best portrait of an excellent series.His face is simply terrific for me a strange combination of sadness and resignition.Superb.Congrats on EC...50 pictures posted and 2 EC.Excellent score.BRAVO.
Thank you for comments as well...very appreciated.
Take care.
MattHusala 15 8 England
30 Jun 2004 7:23PM
ruzzi 13
2 Jul 2004 6:03PM
Just seen this...Great portrait,fantastic character,lovely light!Geluk baie goed eerste klass!Click!
sugarbird 13 223 South Africa
3 Jul 2004 2:49AM
Baie Dankie Stef and all!
Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
3 Jul 2004 7:43AM
Wow 62 comments and an EC Congratulations . So very well deserved . What an amazing portrait . Like looking into his soul . Those blue eyes are sooo expresive. Must Fly I'm due out xxx LOL .
patri 14 3 Italy
6 Jul 2004 2:54PM
This is one of the most beautiful portraits I've ever seen, I do envy you, MARVELLOUS WORK!

thewaiter 16 1.2k 9 England
9 Jul 2004 9:39AM
it's a great portrait the guys got a face for photography!
soco 13
10 Jul 2004 5:21AM
Great shot! This photo is worth a lot more than 1000 words!
Tonyd3 13 1.0k 15 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2004 2:18PM
You know how to pick the poeple and youre work shows how great youre work is
cozzie 13 56 Northern Ireland
17 Jul 2004 2:37PM
Gr8 shot, your a real natural at portrait shots
mellyleth 13 212 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2004 7:37PM
Stunning, well deserving of an EC. Click.
25 Jul 2004 3:23PM
It should be illegal to be that good at photography.... wow... Awesome pic
ali graham 14 102 Scotland
28 Jul 2004 11:48PM
Stunning image, never seen so many clicks on one pic.... well worth it though. +1
Congrats on ALL your EC's
wolly 13
30 Jul 2004 11:35AM
Compliments for all your portraits, and this is the best!
User_Removed 14 12 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2004 7:51AM
Cracking shot Well done.
mark a. 13 920 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2004 4:22PM
Superb portrait and wonderful colour. Definitely deserved and EC!
twygge 13
4 Aug 2004 10:12PM
Just so very very good.
davidhagen 14 168
4 Aug 2004 10:18PM
I just can't see it enough! THIS is the E-Photozine shot of the Year in my opinion.
sugarbird 13 223 South Africa
5 Aug 2004 4:38AM
Thank you David, coming from you , that means alot!
6 Aug 2004 11:28AM
Cool pic Jill.
And you stay in there mate.One day at a time.


sugarbird 13 223 South Africa
6 Aug 2004 8:05PM
Thanks Ethan!
steve t 13 2
7 Aug 2004 9:11PM
Great stuff.
corin45 13
8 Aug 2004 11:02AM
Another cracking portrait! Super face super shot! Steve.
Superb! You say you like the blue, but for me it is that background wall saturated color that kicks the ass!
11 Sep 2004 4:08AM
I had to look at your work. I would actually be interested in buying this. Got a higher version for download?
sugarbird 13 223 South Africa
11 Sep 2004 10:22AM
Yes I do, but it is on show at the moment in Crete, it is a limited Edition of 50 certified prints and copy one is available there, where are you? Perhaps you can give me your e mail address and I can give you more info, I cannot put my e mail on the web.
sugarbird 13 223 South Africa
11 Sep 2004 10:27AM
Found your address, will send an e mail later , ta!
seer 13 1
18 Sep 2004 4:27AM
Caught and froze in time. Great

fossilized 13 79 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2004 10:25AM
Cracking shot.
eyecon 13
24 Sep 2004 5:37PM
jill i can see why it won the exclusive editor's choice award! what can i say?!
mcgoo 13 130 Poland
25 Oct 2004 6:03PM
How I love this photo, this has to be one of the best images I have ever seen, in every way. The character of the subject jumps from the screen thanks to you talent. Well done, outstanding.
jean 12
28 Oct 2004 10:55PM
it's just beautiful, Jill!

paulsteds 13 123 England
20 Nov 2004 12:27AM
Excellent capture.
a11sus 14 568 Northern Ireland
19 Dec 2004 6:43AM
Very very very nice! Well done. S
atreglia 12 3 Italy
23 Dec 2004 1:20AM
Absolutely marvellous!
jodice 12
1 Jan 2005 8:18PM
I jusssssssst joined this site and my buddy Carmen Fuchs suggested I check out your work. Glad she did, your images are beautiful vivid and colorful! I like it here already Smile
jodice 12
1 Jan 2005 8:18PM
I just joined this site and my buddy Carmen Fuchs suggested I check out your work. Glad she did, your images are beautiful vivid and colorful! I like it here already Smile
ozimax 13
20 Jan 2005 7:31PM
The eyes tell a story, wonderful. Max
liparig 13 233 United States
27 Feb 2005 8:39PM
wow great portrait shot, well done
carriebugg 13 65 England
7 Apr 2005 12:02PM
foxybrown 12 368
16 Apr 2005 4:35PM
fantastic portrait. very professional & rich in colour.
kombizz 12 601 1 United States
1 Jun 2005 9:58AM
nice shot
Frank_Reid 11 225 1 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2006 9:53AM
YES INDEED it is........
perky 10
14 Apr 2007 3:56PM
Superb. A great result. The subject is interesting, colours are lively, and every part enhances the whole. Should be published.
richc 15 15 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2007 5:26PM
Grizzled unshaven look always looks good. I've got one. Great shot.

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