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This piece is extremely well done. I like how the piece is centered on the model and the background is blurred to direct the eye to her and only her.

Whether intentional or not I like that you took the shot while the wind was blowing through her hair. So often I see photos like this where there's absolutely no action going on and it makes the shot look boring.

While I do love this choice of shot for her I feel it lacks in originality because I see so many shots like this in the media. I do however realize that it's hard to get a shot like this just anywhere.

Overall, well done.
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ProjectFour Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  New member
Stunning shot. Absolutely love the colours! What lens did you use for this shot, the bokeh is truly magnificent :)
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josegoncalo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great!
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analog414 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Model came out beautiful with that blurry background! Nice lens!
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I-AM-K1NG Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great pose and great shot.
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justagirl317 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely stunning.    she is the wind, and the spring, and an angel....    colors are amazing..   i love this one.  
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art2find Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
The blurred background with all it's colors makes Naya radiant!!  Simply beautiful!!  Where was this shot?? 
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hamsterdan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
just a little bit to the left would have been perfect... the eye of the viewer is "set" to search for the subject in 1/3 or 2/3... it's a little bit unusual to see the subject right in the middle of the picture. However, the bokeh effect and the model are absolutely gorgeous
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onedarkangelart Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
love it!!!
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onil-2 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Beautiful photo,,,
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Jazzhead Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Beautiful!
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guitaristburke Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful work! I love this, I wish she was closer to the lens, or this was in portrait orientation, but it works amazingly well otherwise :). Nice shot. 
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eldentico Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
meaning full eyes :) love it :)
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Rob-Meyers Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
There is far too much background taking up space in this photo, considering the portion of the model that is photographed. In a classic portrait the model shoube the primary focus.
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JewelsMarie Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Lovely!!
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Virtu-Imagery Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photography. 
Love the creamy bokah.
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demolayxli Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
lovely shot!
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gabrielx-com Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderfull shot, what lens did you use for this?
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ahmedspeculates Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured in the Top 20 Portraits of October 2013 .. Link: fav.me/d6qd20q
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TheKillaPL Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
nice
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TTM77 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
very cute model. <3
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
perfect
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gollummotch Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
You have a beautiful face and hair
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johnboy53 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to disagree with Easy-Shutter, The background is enough out of focus for me, to allow the model to pop - while being enough in focus to add extra interest in this shot. 

I am struck by her presence and beauty and how dominant she is in the frame, while then being curious as to the surrounds and trying to place the city she is within, while trying to understand what she is doing there and having this whole story play out in my mind while ultimately still appreciating her eyes.

Her being centred, rather than the traditional 1/3 or 2/3 position in the frame, does not detract from how much I am lead into the image from the left, again to her eyes, and that is helped by the trail of her hair in the wind, reading from left to right.

I think this is helped by the squarer format of the frame, rather than being cropped. 

This is a lovely shot.
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Ninjagirl9 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Student General Artist
I agree.
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johnboy53 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*rather than being a traditional format - which I assume is due to being cropped...
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n-l-e Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice
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marmicminipark Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such an attractive model, I really like this shot, very pretty eyes !!!
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Edwardv Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
:)
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Easy-Shutter Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
The background, even fuzzy, occupies too much space in the picture. I think that the model is too centered and  should have been more to the left, and closer. This would have reduced the space over her head.
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