“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen” ~Leonardo da Vinci…

a child’s face, being painted by my friend Clare Smith of Clownz R Us Entertainment

Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1

Featured in A Beautiful Blur October 2010
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bokeh, clare smith, face paint, green, olympus pen e pl1, orange, paula mcmanus, pink, sparkle

I love being a tourist in my own country; the unique flora and fauna, the wonderful people, the striking vivid colours. Photography has opened up my country to me. I try to get out into it & photograph it as often as I can. Access to the great Australian outback is within easy reach of everyone! I hope you take the time to view some of my photos & I hope that they inspire you to go for a drive on the weekend and see what you can see.

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  • micheleirene
    micheleirenealmost 4 years ago

    AWESOME Paula! Love the tight framing and colours :)

  • thanks so much Shelly! x

    – Paula McManus

  • CivicWeapon
    CivicWeaponalmost 4 years ago

    the colour catches the eye straight away, i had to click on it, great work!

  • thankyou!! :) :)

    – Paula McManus

  • Digidi
    Digidialmost 4 years ago

    fantastic paula

  • thanks Di! xx

    – Paula McManus

  • Barb Leopold
    Barb Leopoldalmost 4 years ago

    That is magic Paula, such vivid colour and lovely treatment!

  • thanks Barb, this is almost straight out of the camera..! :)

    – Paula McManus

  • littlemiss03
    littlemiss03almost 4 years ago

    ((((((((((((((((((MAGIC))))))))))))))))))) I love this shot!

  • thankyou! :)

    – Paula McManus

  • T-Pot
    T-Potalmost 4 years ago

  • thankyou very much!!!!!! :)

    – Paula McManus

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    Annie Lemay P...almost 4 years ago


  • thanks so much! :)

    – Paula McManus

  • vampvamp
    vampvampalmost 4 years ago


  • many thanks Vampvamp! :)

    – Paula McManus

  • Dr. Harmeet Singh
    Dr. Harmeet Singhalmost 4 years ago

    Wow..This is excellent…

  • thankyou very much! :)

    – Paula McManus

  • moonlover
    moonloveralmost 4 years ago

    Hey Paula, love the words that come with the image. Hope you’ve been well.

  • thankyou very much Rowena! I have been very very busy, but happy and well. Hope you are too! x

    – Paula McManus

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