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Love is your friends

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 14 February 2013 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

It was our oldest granddaughter Ava's 4th birthday party last weekend. I know the image it's not as sharp as I'd have liked but I loved this impromptu cuddle her and her friend had and grabbed the shot quickly. Ava has the pink bow in her hair and butterfly painted on her face.

Canon EOS 500D 1/50 second F/1.8 ISO 200 50 mm


Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is fin to see happy friends.

14 Feb 2013 5:32am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

So sweet!

14 Feb 2013 5:33am

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

A cute pair!

14 Feb 2013 6:11am

Devi from Chennai, India

Fantastic capture Doug !! They look like angels :-))))))

14 Feb 2013 6:16am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Happy Birthday to sweet Ava. It's a lovely shot and I think it will be a favourite of hers for years to come.

14 Feb 2013 6:45am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Un beau portrait instantané, cadrage et lumière, I like a lot. On peut lire la joie et le bonheur sur leurs visages. C'est génial de voir les enfants heureux.
Have a nice day.

14 Feb 2013 6:58am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Proud Grandad.....who can blame you.........

14 Feb 2013 7:26am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Nice one, puts a smile on my face today.

14 Feb 2013 7:53am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

One of life's moments!

14 Feb 2013 8:02am

helys from Paris, France

So cute
Lovely smily eyes, drawing on the faces, details, colors, DOF

14 Feb 2013 8:11am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Doug, sehr schöne Aufnahme von den beiden.

14 Feb 2013 8:27am

Ann from Nelson, New Zealand


14 Feb 2013 8:34am

Emma G from Auckland, New Zealand

I have found that taking photos of kids is not easy - you have certainly captured the moment - so cute :)

14 Feb 2013 8:49am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Aw! True friends! Gorgeous, and a real "Keeper" for the future

14 Feb 2013 8:50am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Lovely !Great capture of the moment !

14 Feb 2013 9:24am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Cute portrait.. Friendship is an important love in life :)

14 Feb 2013 9:48am

swarnendu from habra,west bengal, India

beautiful pic

14 Feb 2013 10:05am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Que du bonheur ta photo!! j'adore+++++

14 Feb 2013 10:31am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

A beautiful capture of a moment......two real cuties :)

14 Feb 2013 11:30am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful ;)))))

14 Feb 2013 11:55am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain


14 Feb 2013 12:14pm

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

Oh, so sweet and innoncent! Happy Valentine's day!

14 Feb 2013 12:57pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Such a wonderful birthday image for the memory book; they rarely hold still long enough for a sharp shot. You did well, Doug.
Happy Valentine's Day!

14 Feb 2013 1:00pm

tataray from france, France

Ohhhh que de bonheur .... qu'elles sont jolies.
Bonne St Valentin.)

14 Feb 2013 1:09pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Full of innocence and joy! Oh to be a child again! Happy Valentines Day Doug! ;-)

14 Feb 2013 1:17pm

lena from United States

Sweet and lovely, Happy Valentine's day !

14 Feb 2013 3:43pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A great happy birthday shot of Ava and her friend. Nice, quick grab shot!

14 Feb 2013 4:06pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

How very very sweet! Happy Valentine's Day!

14 Feb 2013 4:13pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Lö'amour de deux belle jeunes fille tout belles et maquillées superbe.

14 Feb 2013 4:31pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Your message is so true here..without friends, life would be so miserable. Without grandchildren it is even more so....Such a beautiufl young lady Ava is! You MUST be so very proud. This is a great shot - so full of love! Have a wonderful day, Doug :-)

14 Feb 2013 5:05pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is absolutely adorable! A beautiful portrait! Happy Valentine's Day Doug!

14 Feb 2013 5:28pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Sweet portraits! Happy Birthday to her.

14 Feb 2013 5:41pm

JD York from Aberdeen, United States

Super cute picture Doug, reminds me of my daughter when she was little. As the kids say, BFF.

14 Feb 2013 5:56pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Best friends, lovely shot

14 Feb 2013 6:20pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

Now this is happiness and love.... children are such naturals and express their true feelings so easily and it shows! Nice memories here, and a beautiful photo. Happy Belated Birthday wishes to Ava, she is adorable!

14 Feb 2013 6:33pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A perfect Valentines shot! They are both cute as can be! Happy Valentine's Day!

14 Feb 2013 6:36pm

Florence from Paris, France

You are so right. And that's what I say : Love and friendliness.
What else ? :-)

14 Feb 2013 8:04pm

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

This is such a beautiful portrait! You have captured their love for each other beautifully

14 Feb 2013 9:05pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

so precious!!

14 Feb 2013 9:28pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

So adorable ... love the face paint and your granddaughter's hair ... very pretty! Happy Birthday!

14 Feb 2013 9:42pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Friends forever, beautiful shot Doug! Perfect for Valentines. Have a great day :-)

14 Feb 2013 9:50pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

What a delightful image for the day, Doug!

14 Feb 2013 11:16pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

They are so cute, and happy.

15 Feb 2013 3:21am

Abena from Illinois, United States

Super cute I love the friends forever feel here!

15 Feb 2013 3:22am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

wonderful frame - and a magical moment

15 Feb 2013 2:16pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


15 Feb 2013 4:04pm

franz from Baden, Austria

lovely ... the joy of life personified !!!

19 Feb 2013 8:48pm

Canon EOS 500D
1/50 second
ISO 200
50 mm