Who can resist such a smile??? Not me…

Crack open a new deck of cards, and what do you pull out? The jokers , of course. Also called jester, fool, trickster, buffoon, jack-pudding, and wearer of the motley, this character is nearly universally recognized…

Many jesters were gifted athletes. They were gymnasts and jugglers, even magicians in a simple way. The jester was not to be taken seriously. His job was to bring laughs. Some were dwarfs or even slightly mentally challenged. The expert jesters were much more. They were as erudite as any of the King’s councilors.

Although the antonym of a fool is a sage or genius, the jester was the real master of wit. It is not a coincidence that in a deck of cards, the joker is the wild card. In a king’s court, the jester was also the wild card.

Shot taken in July 2012 Campement van Kampen Fair & Joust Tournament in the Netherlands.

Equipment: Eyes, hands, mind, soul, Canon Eos 30D

  • Feature 07-11-2012 Hat Heads Group

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  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago

    Yes deze is lekkerrrrrr ja meis
    Adoe ja.,.. een doerak deze.. als we naar zijn ogen kijken
    FAV xx
    John

  • Terima kashi toean John :)) Sa ja een doerak so is het :)) xx

    – patjila

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 2 years ago

    FUNNY LOOK….. SPLENDID IRONIC SMILE……FANTASTIC EXPRESSION…. FABULOUS BOY….WONDERFUL PORTRAIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you so much for such great compliment, Anna he didn’t act he WAS the Jester :))

    – patjila

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 2 years ago

    Jest what the Doctor ordered Annet!
    Hats off to you!
    :o) xx

  • I thank thee Lord Brown :)) xx

    – patjila

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 2 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you Syl!

    – patjila

  • Jimmy Joe
    Jimmy Joeover 2 years ago

    sweet shot!!

  • thank you Gerrardt!

    – patjila

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeealmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much Robin for the feature so happy with it!!

    – patjila

  • John Velocci
    John Velocci4 months ago

  • dgscotland
    dgscotland3 months ago

    Well done in the challenge.

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