A friend suggested some changes to my Kobya image and this is the result.

A young girl dancing in a band called Kobya who were performing at Launceston Festivale, Tasmania, Australia.
February 13th 2010
Great music with an African slant if you ever get a chance to see them.

Other versions:


Canon 5D Mark 2 with EF 100-400mm IS at 400mm 1/320th sec at f/5.6

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  • Barssel
    Barsselover 4 years ago

    this is beautiful razor sharp

  • Thankyou Ademac, very much appreciated from someone with an eye for quality such as yourself

    – Bob Wickham

  • photosbytony
    photosbytonyover 4 years ago

    Like them all but this is still my favorite. Portrays the concept of dance more if that makes any sense. Tony

  • Thankyou Tony

    – Bob Wickham

  • RanyLutz
    RanyLutzover 4 years ago

    Fantastic use of shading and light!

  • Thankyou Rany

    – Bob Wickham

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago

    great work,

  • Thanks Scott, much appreciated

    – Bob Wickham

  • Tatiana R
    Tatiana Rover 4 years ago

    Hi Bob, yes, the changes made a difference. Mind you, you got the beauty in the first place, but allowing that extra space and removing the scar definitely improved your already excellent image! Well done :-))

  • Thankyou Tanya, yes I was happy with the first one but quite often it pays to ask for other opinions

    – Bob Wickham

  • Di Jenkins
    Di Jenkinsover 4 years ago

    Love this version too – superb!

  • Thanks Di

    – Bob Wickham

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Noted the removal of the vaccination scar immediately! Not that it detracted, particularly… in fact, it may make some kind of social statement. Room for both versions, no doubt about it. Just beautiful.

  • Yes, wasn’t sure about removing the scar. Someone said it drew their attention straight away, but then it was a part of who she is.
    I wish it was as easy to remove scars in real life.
    Thankyou for your nice comments.

    – Bob Wickham

  • Kelvin Hughes
    Kelvin Hughesover 4 years ago

    Beautiful Bob, Beautiful

  • Thankyou Kelvin

    – Bob Wickham

  • KcranmerArt
    KcranmerArtover 4 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous Bob…I love the candid moment here…such a gentle and beautiful moment you captured!

  • Thanks Kellie, I’d love to do more of this type of thing.

    – Bob Wickham

  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...over 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot Bob and so perfect in mono :-)

  • Thankyou Varinia, yes the colour version just doesn’t have the impact

    – Bob Wickham

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