The poetry that fills her heart shows in her eyes. by micklyn

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It is a mother’s privilege to be endlessly fascinated with the faces of her children.

This is my daughter, Tane (10), who is a writer, a poet, an artist. She is endlessly working, creating, writing, improving, and every now and then she will stand still and model for me. : )

Camera Model Canon EOS 500D
Shooting Date/Time 2011/10/03 12:36:42 PM
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/60
Av( Aperture Value ) 2.8
ISO Speed 200
Lens EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Shot in my bedroom using natural light, Topaz DeNoise, Topaz Clean and Topaz BW Effects also used, with Photoshop CS2.


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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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  • Ulla Jensen
    Ulla Jensenalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful portrait work !!! I love your treatment and how her eyes stand out and twinkle. – And yes a mother’s privilege – and obligation to nurture and stimulate the artist in Tane. An interesting road to travel with her…..xx

  • Thank you for your wonderful comment, Ulla!

    – micklyn

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyalmost 3 years ago

    What a beautiful girl, and yes her artistic soul shines through those lovely eyes! Wonderful child portrait, I love the clarity you achieved and the wonderful use of natural light!

  • Thanks for that lovely comment, Joanne!

    – micklyn

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethalmost 3 years ago

    beautiful. love it in bw!

  • thanks so very much!

    – micklyn

  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyalmost 3 years ago

    It certainly is your privilege… and her poetic eyes remind me of a very young Drew Barrymore. You are blessed with the most beautiful children Micklyn, and your wonderful photography skills are amazing….I bet there’s not much space left on your walls either! :) xx

  • Lol… she was 6 months old when I first thought she reminded me of Drew Barrymore, since then many people have made the same observation… definitely something around her eyes, I think. Thank you so much for the wonderful things you say in your comment, and yes, you’re right, there is NO space left on my walls!!

    – micklyn

  • Graham Povey
    Graham Poveyalmost 3 years ago

    Her intelligence and creativity show through clearly…a very lovely portrait.

  • Thank you very much, Graham!

    – micklyn

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenalmost 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL portrait Micklyn!!!!!!

  • Thanks SO much, Carol!

    – micklyn

  • RGHunt
    RGHuntalmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you very much, RGHunt!

    – micklyn

  • Linda Lees
    Linda Leesalmost 3 years ago

    What a beautiful portrait Micklyn, it just jumped out of the feed. It’s so lovley that your daughter has inherited your creativity, something for the two of you to share.

  • Thanks for your lovely comment, Linda!

    – micklyn

  • Shannon O'Brien
    Shannon O'Brienalmost 3 years ago

    Stunning portrait

  • Thanks, Shannon!

    – micklyn

  • Jennifer Rhoades
    Jennifer Rhoadesalmost 3 years ago

    Oh, Micklyn, what a loving portrrait. She’s just lovely.

  • : ) Thank you so much!

    – micklyn

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