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My oldest daughter Perrin (13) and I were messing around trying out some portrait shots. I quite liked this one.

Canon 400D, natural light


13, beautiful, blonde, daughter, girl, long hair, micklyn, perrin, portrait, teenager

In between cooking, shopping, doing laundry, washing dishes, changing nappies and schooling my children I sometimes find a spare moment to doodle, draw or photograph something or someone. Those are the moments that keep me going, even if they are few and far between. Food for the artist mom’s soul.

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  • Oncemore
    Oncemoreover 5 years ago

    I like this one too:) Beautiful young lady:)

  • Thanks, Vanessa! I’ll pass on your compliment ( :

    – micklyn

  • down23
    down23over 5 years ago

    She’s gorgeous! I love her expression too! =)

  • another compliment for her collection! ( : thanks!!

    – micklyn

  • Julia  Thomas
    Julia Thomasover 5 years ago

    wow gorgeous pic the colour is great – and your daughter is gorgeous too :)

  • Thanks very much, Julia! I’m trying to get the hang of fiddling with the rgb curves, so your comment is appreciated!! (about the colour! and about the daughter, too.)

    – micklyn

    CATNIPMEOWover 5 years ago

    She is so beautiful…………awesome awesome capture !!!!

  • Thanks for the huge compliment!!

    – micklyn

  • Ingz
    Ingzover 5 years ago

    a really strong portrait of a lovely young lady xxx you have really beautiful children and your work shows what a proud mum you are xxx

  • Ingz, your comments are always so encouraging and heart warming… thanks, my friend!

    – micklyn

  • VonMcKnelly
    VonMcKnellyover 5 years ago

    Loving the intense expression and post work.

  • Thanks so much, Von.

    – micklyn

  • Milos Markovic
    Milos Markovicover 5 years ago

    Fabulous portrait !

  • Thanks very much, Milos!

    – micklyn

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 5 years ago

    Excellent portrait micklyn – somehow I find the expression in her eyes older than 13. You have such wonderful children and will never be short of models :-)

  • Thanks, Kira! if you spoke to her you’d think the same… not your average 13 year old! ( : Such a blessing to me! Oh, and I know about the models… people ask how I find time to do photography with 9 children, but who would I photograph without them??

    – micklyn

  • Selkie
    Selkieover 5 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous. I find not many people can capture children this way. This is very impressive – what eyes.

  • which way? thanks very much for your comment – your self portraits are so powerful, it means a lot to get a compliment from you!!

    – micklyn

  • Selkie
    Selkieover 5 years ago

    Well, often times it’s hard to capture children being anything other than silly in front of a camera – i think it shows trust between the photographer and child when you can capture such a moment. As bdazzled says, she looks wiser than her years. Children often are wiser than their years, but they don’t let just anyone in on that…
    Well done, Micklyn!

  • Wow, Selkie, thanks so much for that! and for taking the time to put it all down for me. You may have a point – a friend asked me to photograph her daughter (who did not want to be photographed) and it took all afternoon and maybe 200 exposures to get a few decent images… I think maybe wildlife photography would be easier, lol!)

    – micklyn

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