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  Mini#22 Best of 2011
Entry 7 of 38
Burden of poverty       ©2012 Raghu
Panasonic DMC-FZ28       7th place, 115 points
1/40s, f4.5, ISO 100, 40mm, Manual, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Cropping and sharpening       Extra Info: None
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Jan 15, 2012
    Amazing shot Raghu.

Adirondack Gal
Jan 11, 2012
    Raghu, this is a very nice image! Congratulations on your finish, and I am sure you would have finished much higher had the competition not been so strong. Your capture is all about life, and it tells the story well. Nice work!

Jan 9, 2012
    Thank you friends, for viewing, voting, comments and the encouragement your participation gives.
These girls were walking on the Yamuna river bed on the white sand, at a distance. I had to quickly grab the moment - there was no way for any postural adjustment. What was important was to capture their plight for survival, and I think Lumix did a good job.
Thanks a million, again.

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Jan 9, 2012
    A touching scene !
(Note the thorns they have to deal with.)

Jan 9, 2012
    very nice, an intriguing reportage image & begs further questions about what else is in the background, but defintely a tt.

Jan 8, 2012
    Wonderful shot - the lighting of the child's face is superb. Very thought provoking entry, especially at this time of year when we see so many children overwhelmed with presents. I rate photos higher when they have a strong emotional aspect.
Edited on Jan 9, 2012

Jan 7, 2012
    Outstanding capture. It's all in her eyes; resignation, sadness, determination. I am also a sucker for social commentary and journalistic photography. One of my tops.

Jade O.
Jan 7, 2012
    In about a five way tie for my tenth pick, I've gone with human interest despite the very distracting element of one eye in the background peeking through. The burden of branches atop a child with a look that begs you to consider what things look like from her perspective make this an evocative shot. If the secondary figure had a head clear of those branches, this could easily have made no. 1. Given a choice between a headless figure and a one-eyed one, I just wish you could have moved to the right or fired a fraction of a second sooner.

Jan 7, 2012
    This is such a beautiful shot, perfect lighting, beautiful subjects, wonderful detail. Defininitely in my TF

Jan 6, 2012
    iconic shot. would have gone higher if second child's face was visible.

Jan 6, 2012
    Lovely light ...

Jan 5, 2012
    Good reportage picture here with feeling and compassion. The subtle colours blending with the wood.well done.
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