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By ukuwi
This lad is just amazing, born with a cleft pallette and a hare lip, and has undergone many operations yet is as bright as a button and one of the happiest children I have ever met. its such a shame that society judges us on our appearence and not the beauty inside the person.

happy holidays everyoneSmile

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Daisy_intheMill 12 145 1 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2004 1:35AM
A lovely portrait, and such an angelic vace. Nice work!

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shane 12 7 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2004 1:40AM

ukuwi 12 476 1 England
23 Dec 2004 1:43AM
Thank you Jude & Shane your comments are appreciatedSmile
23 Dec 2004 1:44AM
First thing I saw was his eyes, what lovely eyes, but I know what you mean, society judges and as a parent I'm trying to bring my two up not to do that. Instinctively they want to know 'whats wrong' or 'why' but trying to explain things in a way that is not judgemental or appearing cruel is hard. Hope you have a good Christmas, all the best for 2005. K.
ukuwi 12 476 1 England
23 Dec 2004 1:48AM
Thank you K for your words, and yes children are cruel because of there inquisitive nature, which you cannot blame them for, its the rest of society that should know better. all the best for 2005 to you tooSmile
whipspeed 12 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2004 1:51AM
Lovely portrait, he has such beautiful eyes, it is up to us as parents to help our children understand that it is not the outside of a person that counts, it is the person inside.
ukuwi 12 476 1 England
23 Dec 2004 1:52AM
Thank you SarahSmile
23 Dec 2004 1:59AM
Fabulous portrait. Those eyes! Click

keithh Plus
12 25.1k 33 Wallis And Futuna
23 Dec 2004 2:20AM
flippin eck.
Up there with yer best, Tone.
Brings it right home.
ukuwi 12 476 1 England
23 Dec 2004 2:22AM
Many thanks Jules and Keith, means a lotSmile
MDR_Photo 12 872 England
23 Dec 2004 2:26AM
I didn't even notice. I was much too busy admiring an excellent photo.
ukuwi 12 476 1 England
23 Dec 2004 2:28AM
Thank you Michael for your generous wordsSmile
StevenPrice 12 30 2 England
23 Dec 2004 2:33AM
fantastic b&w portrait really well done.

Boyd 13 11.2k 11 Wales
23 Dec 2004 2:55AM
Superb portrait Tony. It looks like he's praying for something.
ukuwi 12 476 1 England
23 Dec 2004 3:21AM
Yeah he is probally praying that I will stop!
the truth is he was a joy to photograph and did everything I asked without question or hesitation, my kind of sitter, cheers for your commentSmile
User_Removed 13 39 6 Scotland
23 Dec 2004 4:19AM
Wonderful Tony.
Have to say like K bring up my own kids to accept and appriciate all things in life that nature bestows on us for whatever reason. I have always found that over the years strange as this may sound that fellow friends who have grown up on staple diet of Science Fiction and Fantasy like myself are the least pejudice people on this Earth and there acceptance of all people colour, creed or deformaty no matter how little is heart warming. Would make reading of this kind a must from an early age.

Beautiful young lad.

Have a wondeful Christmas.

mattmatic 12 598
23 Dec 2004 5:48AM
Definitely bright as a button, Tony. Wonderfully sharp portrait - really nice work. If it hadn't been for your text, I wouldn't have noticed (like K said, the eyes have it Wink
Matt :bigclick:
ukuwi 12 476 1 England
23 Dec 2004 6:45AM
I find it strange how there are so many examples in life of those of us who have some sort of dissability seem to excel themselves and acheive so much more, a definate lesson to be learnt, many thanks to all who have taken the time to comment, its really appreciated, merry Christmas and a happy new year to you allSmile
claret 12 49 England
23 Dec 2004 6:45AM
Wonderful B&W portrait.
Click Iain
ukuwi 12 476 1 England
23 Dec 2004 7:48AM
Thank you Lain
jeanie Plus
12 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2004 8:47AM
He is a gorgeous guy! Great portrait.
Yes, I agree about society!
magda_indigo 13 418 England
23 Dec 2004 11:24AM
INDIGO AWARD, yu can see the beauty, it shines, usualy how it is, let's be happy for what we've got and not... click (*:*)
wonderlust 12 1
23 Dec 2004 1:00PM
Great B&W portrait. You should be doing this for a living if your not already! ;o)

funkeldink Plus
12 1.6k 1 Australia
23 Dec 2004 5:01PM
fikin ace shot mate .... glad to see ya back ... have a blindin holiday ..... keep tokin
ukuwi 12 476 1 England
23 Dec 2004 5:07PM
Jeanie thanks, Magda wow cheers love, lee toyed with the idea of doing it for a living, but was just too damn lazy and never put any effort into it, so I went back to the builing game and just do the odd one here and there, but your comment means a lot to me.
cheers fred, I am well stocked up for christmas and the new year, got me some green as well, wicked, take it easy fellaSmile
A Booth 14 11 4 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2004 4:55AM
excellent portrait- good detail- well presented- the smile evokes the true spirit of Christmas- the unfortunate seem to have the most courage.
teena40 12 66
24 Dec 2004 1:09PM
WOW those eyes, wonderful capture.
noseprints 13 576
25 Dec 2004 7:09PM
what a face. great shot. lovely detail.
26 Dec 2004 3:21AM
Super haven't lost the touch then, son!
Have to agree with Victor's sentiments excactly.

All the very best to you and your nearest and dearest, love, peace, health and happiness to you all for Christmas and through 2005!
lovelylindax 12 16
26 Dec 2004 9:38AM
He is gorgeous x
eafy 12 9 Australia
27 Dec 2004 3:05PM
Nice work Tony, pure quality
stevie 12 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2004 9:32PM
He looks a great kid, beautifully photographed.
kjenn 12
28 Dec 2004 6:23PM
A beautiful child. A perfect capture.
ukuwi 12 476 1 England
29 Dec 2004 1:29AM
Many thanks for all your wonderful comments they are all very much appreciatedSmile
artyshock 11 9
23 Jan 2005 4:42PM
Thisi is a very good photo.

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