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The Child...

Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 26 May 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and
the stars; you have a right to be here.

- Desiderata

My humble & sincere thanks to all of you, my dear friends, here at am3 for caring enough to take the time to visit my series 'Les Miserables' & spare your kind words & thoughts for our less fortunate children. A thought can go a long way in curing the ills of our world. Please continue to hold the sufferings of others in your thoughts. It's the least we can do....

NIKON D5000 1/10 second F/3.3 ISO 200 105 mm

A film maker from India who has recently rediscovered his passion for photography.

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rem_la from France

joli duo !

26 May 2010 5:09am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Beautiful twin buds Pavan. The composition is really nice with the second one mirroring the first bud.

26 May 2010 5:21am

Jhon from Fine Land, Singapore

my thoughts are with u.

26 May 2010 5:27am

Yvon from Orleans, France

wow, nice macro

26 May 2010 5:32am

Nandan from Zurich, Switzerland

I like the purple shade and the background flower appears like a mirror image....

26 May 2010 5:32am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wonderful macro. I love the focus and the soft but deep colors of green and purple. Your title reminds us how even flowers have times of innocence that need protecting to grow into the world.

26 May 2010 5:36am

@Bettina: All things need some care Betty...especially children, the old, the middle aged, the young:) Thanks for your valued thoughts, comments and visits:)

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Beautiful soft composition Pavan. I like it!

26 May 2010 5:51am

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

wow..great macro!!!special shot!!

26 May 2010 5:55am

iren from tehran, Iran

great title.
there is a strange calm in this picture.

26 May 2010 6:06am

@iren: Thank you Iren...its the calm after the storm:)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice DoF… Cheers

26 May 2010 6:17am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

good shot, great name :)

26 May 2010 6:23am

jpla from France

Quelle jolie lumière ! Bonne journée

26 May 2010 6:25am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

exactly:)) beautiful words and picture~!!:)

26 May 2010 6:36am

foto-rolero54 from Charleroi, Belgium

Excellent macro shot! Pavan

26 May 2010 6:39am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! Exquisite! This is beautiful. I love the tones and the soft light is wonderful.

26 May 2010 6:42am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Great macro and I love the Desiderata words

26 May 2010 6:42am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Excellent macro, love the details and light.

26 May 2010 6:58am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

excellent twins , i love the light you catched my dear Pavan. Bravo

26 May 2010 7:00am

Photome from Uden, Netherlands

Lovely macro, beautiful colors.

26 May 2010 7:00am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Excellent focusing ,like the effect of shadow...

26 May 2010 7:05am

Fred from Manila, Philippines

Excellent photo. The write-up says it all. There are only praises of it to be spoken of after. Good job!

26 May 2010 7:08am

Elsaxelle from France

Un bourgeon qui ne demande qu'à s'épanouir.
Une image que j'associerai volontiers à cette série d'enfants, qui eux aussi ne demanderaient qu'à l'épanouissement... Un message d'une grande force.

26 May 2010 7:11am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Pavan... an excellent macro! A little peace today in your page and hope that soon the flower s'abrirá to make way for a beautiful flower! Something similar to what we hope all tackle the problems facing us at all times.

26 May 2010 7:33am

@Fonts: Yes Adela, I offer flowers the next few days to soothe the miseries of the world...I hope it will help. Thank you so much:)

Antoine from France

Superb macro and very good framing. Have a lovely day Pavan.

26 May 2010 7:36am

@Antoine: Thanx Antoine, and you too:)

Olivier from Manage, Belgium


26 May 2010 7:49am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very beautiful macro Pavan ! I really like the DOF and the colors. These buds are looking very promising :)

26 May 2010 8:22am

Behrouz from Iran

wow ...
nice macro

26 May 2010 8:24am

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

With that purple light there we can find some hope about future !

26 May 2010 8:27am

@Farnaaz: There is always hope Farnaaz, as long as there is caring for others, someone will care for you:) Thank you so much!

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

very nice

26 May 2010 8:56am

zahra from shiraz, Iran

very nice,great.

26 May 2010 9:00am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

just lovely exelent point of focus

26 May 2010 9:22am

oncho from granada, Spain

Fantastic macro

26 May 2010 9:27am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautiful light/colour/depth of field in this close up

26 May 2010 10:03am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada


26 May 2010 10:09am

pixator from kerman, Iran


26 May 2010 10:12am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

Great macro with interesting colours. Fine composed-

26 May 2010 10:20am

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

It must have taken a lot out of you to take such heartbreaking photos of the children. Hope these flowers are for them.

26 May 2010 10:49am

@Phil David Alexander Morris: Phil, I'm so glad you said that....they really are!! Thanks my friend:)

danou-yepa from Nice, France

hi pavan amazing macrography , beautiful light colors and détails , excellent DOF

26 May 2010 10:55am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Beautiful and wonderful. The words and the photo brings back the strong impression I got from your series Le Miserable in a strange way.

26 May 2010 11:23am

@larans: It is with the same emotion and sorrow in my heart that I posted this image and words Larans:) Thank you for noticing:)

Marcie from Newton, United States

Exquisite detail!!!

26 May 2010 12:22pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


26 May 2010 12:27pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Tiny baby but it will soon adult! The comparison is very beautiful. Good day.

26 May 2010 1:15pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

great compo and light !

26 May 2010 1:41pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb composition and wonderful colors !

26 May 2010 2:03pm

don from spokane, United States

A fine close up with excellent use of a limited plane of focus. Well done.

26 May 2010 2:50pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Irrisistibly beautiful, Pavan, with a highly skilled use of Macro that gives an incredible depth and quality to the frame. An image that draws the eye in and holds as willing captive.

26 May 2010 3:00pm

@SOUL AFLAME: Thanks a ton Paul:)

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

the magic is pouring out of this

26 May 2010 3:48pm

eva from Rouen, France

precious shot, and great thought

26 May 2010 4:20pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Pavan
It is a very nice close-up. The brilliance of the colors harmonize very well together. Her series was very interesting and stimulating to think. Have a nice evening and thanks for all your nice comments. Sincerely Christel

26 May 2010 6:18pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such beautiful light colors and detail in this macro,

26 May 2010 8:13pm

Pomme from France

Superbe :)

26 May 2010 9:07pm

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Excellent image the title and the "parent" too ;)

26 May 2010 9:35pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

wow it's like a reflection.
very nice colors, very beautiful image !!!

26 May 2010 11:40pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What lovely light and charming tonality to portray this beautiful sight... and the best title to name it! You've turned this into one of life and hope! Bravo my dear Pavan!!!:-)

27 May 2010 12:25am

@hugo poon: Thank you dear friend, for such wonderful words:)

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Very clean photo! It has great light I love! The title here is so profound!

27 May 2010 12:35am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Beautiful image Pavan ! Love the composition and the dof.

27 May 2010 1:38am

Elaine- from Canada

this is an acheingly beautiful macro!!!!

27 May 2010 4:04am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Wonderfully balanced macro composition Pavan. Great use of the DOF!

27 May 2010 6:57am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Lovely light and colors, a successful macro Pavan.

27 May 2010 7:17am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Superb light.

27 May 2010 9:17am

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Elegant capture, superb DOF and wonderful colors ! Well framed and captured !

27 May 2010 4:51pm

Amir Pouryousef from Tabriz, Iran

how beautiful you have captured it.
well done.

27 May 2010 8:11pm

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Amazing DoF, light and colors... Superb work!

27 May 2010 9:43pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

superb macro!

28 May 2010 9:08am

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Thanks for your series and your touching words, Pavan...

A beautiful close-up of these buds... love the soft colors...

30 May 2010 9:36am

Dutch from Chicagoland, United States

I love your exploration into flowers, you photograph them beautifully. This one is superb.. though I think I would have tried to get the foremost bud a bit above the bottom frame. Sometimes just a little tilt of the camera and we can't see that when we shoot. I know I can't. Still quite lovely though.

30 May 2010 7:40pm

Helia from Tehran, Iran

Il est très mignon...très belle et unique

1 Jun 2010 2:03pm

@Helia: Thank you for the visit and kind words! I visited your wonderful blog and your work is lovely, but could not post a comment as I do not know the language:)

1/10 second
ISO 200
105 mm