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Thanks to the old man for kindly allowing me to take his photograph. On one morning walk I saw him setting outside his hut & the vibrant colorful clothes attracted me. After returning home I took my camera specially for capturing him for this contest. He was a little bit shy but I was able to make him comfortable & got a one of my best shot.
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Joao Martinho
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    Wow, this is an excellent portrait.

7/27/2009 1:56:37 AM

Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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What a great portrait! A fave for me!

7/27/2009 3:14:43 AM

Bonnie C. Lackey
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Amazing detail and wonderful colors - great job!

7/27/2009 3:27:12 AM

Christine Pentecost
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Wow, beautiful photo. Very striking details.

7/27/2009 6:36:30 AM

Clyde P. Smith
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Wow!~ Amazing portrait Nilesh. Woderful colors and clarity.

7/27/2009 9:01:35 AM

Usman Bajwa
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Stunning portrait, Nilesh!


7/27/2009 10:52:36 AM

Nilesh J. Bhange
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My sincere thanks to all of you for kindly appreciating this image.

7/28/2009 12:19:10 AM

Karen Engelbreth
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Big congrats on your wonderful POTD, Nilesh...

8/16/2009 12:23:36 AM

Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Nilesh on your POTD Win!!!


8/16/2009 12:32:49 AM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations Nilesh, intense details and colors. Great portrait!

8/16/2009 1:15:51 AM

Bandar Aljahmi
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Congratulations on your POTD!

8/16/2009 1:17:08 AM

Deb Koskovich
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A magnificent portrait, you really did him justice. I'm glad he allowed you to photograph him!

8/16/2009 3:30:45 AM

Mary K. Robison
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Superb portrait, Nilesh ~
Congratulations on your well-earned POTD!

8/16/2009 3:54:59 AM

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Absolutely fabulous!

8/16/2009 4:00:21 AM

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And indeed you did, this wonderful shot...beautiful portrait...a well deserved POTD....congratulations!!!! and thanks for the short story....=^..^=

8/16/2009 4:20:00 AM

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Congratulations on your POTD, Nilesh! A Fav for me... doesn't get any better than this portrait!

8/16/2009 4:21:29 AM

Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD

8/16/2009 4:32:06 AM

Katarina Mansson
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Absolutely outstanding portrait with wonderful detail and colors. COngratulations on your POTD!

8/16/2009 4:58:19 AM

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Congrats on this fantastic image....the colors are super and that face shows much character, I know there are some great stories behind those eyes...hope we see this again Nilesh!

jo ann c.

8/16/2009 5:41:13 AM

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Great image Nilesh. really intense look on the mans face.

8/16/2009 5:46:45 AM

Eivor Kuchta
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A wonderful portrait, capturing a lot of character! I agree with you, the colors are really vibrant. Congratulations on your POTD!

8/16/2009 5:59:52 AM

Anthony L. Mancuso
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Superb portrait Nilesh..congrats!!

8/16/2009 6:14:41 AM

Usman Bajwa
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I liked it the first time I saw it. CONGRATS on the POTD Award!


8/16/2009 6:23:25 AM

Kitty R. Kono
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This in National Geographic Cover material. Truly marvelous.

8/16/2009 6:36:48 AM

Jim Sack
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Wow! This is one of the nicest portraits I've seen! The colors are certainly beautiful, but the lines and details in the face that really make the shot.

8/16/2009 6:39:06 AM

Kim  Kleinschmidt
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This is an incredible portrait, Nilesh!
Amazing work!

8/16/2009 6:43:16 AM

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let me echo the sentiments of those already expressed above. this is fantastic...kitty mentioned National Geo above...this reminds me of Steve McCurry's world famous photo of the Afghan girl! the colors are wonderful and I love how the lines on his face correlate with the lines created in the fabric of his headwrap. Congratulations on a great image!

8/16/2009 6:46:40 AM

Mary Beth Aiello
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Oh, Nilesh, is is absolutely amazing. Just outstanding... in every way. An instant fav for me. Huge huge congrats on this well deserved POTD. Just beautiful.

8/16/2009 7:34:32 AM

Penny Steiner
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Your image is a WOW!!! Great detail and amazing color with good catch light. Congrats on POTD.
Well deserved.

8/16/2009 7:46:12 AM

Lisa J. Boulden
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Absolutely fantastic, Nilesh!
Like elsa, I, too, was reminded of Steve McCurry's National Geographic cover.
Love the colors, textures, and mood in this full frame portrait.
Congrats on a well-deserved POTD!
Blessings, Lisa

8/16/2009 8:09:53 AM

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Congratulations on an awesome POTD.

8/16/2009 10:15:52 AM

Dianna Murphy
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Congratulations on your POTD

8/16/2009 10:54:32 AM

Gregory Allen Collins
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Congrats on your POTD! Great image, wonderful color and detail.

8/16/2009 11:48:14 AM

Steve M. Harrington
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Namaskar, Nilesh. A fine portrait and well deserved POTD.

8/16/2009 2:28:41 PM

Helen Dittrich
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fantastic portrait...congrats on POTD well deserved :-)

8/16/2009 4:11:58 PM

Denny E. Barnes
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Outstanding!! The character, detail, color and composition captured in the portrait of this gentleman is fantastic, Nilesh!! Exceptionally well done and most deserving of the POTD.

8/16/2009 6:39:38 PM

Cheryl E. Molennor
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Your portraits are amazing with exceptional detail lighting and captured emotion. Congratulations on your potd

8/16/2009 6:42:47 PM

Carolyn M. DAlessandro
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The color,tack sharp,and then the very essence of his soul...Bravo Nilesh,Bravo!!!!

8/17/2009 5:03:14 AM

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap
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Absolutely fabulous & Congrats on your POTD...Nilesh!

8/17/2009 7:14:10 AM

Richard D. Love
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Wow! Congratulations Nilesh on a remarkable photo. Well done.


8/17/2009 9:46:00 AM

Janice Mezzacappa
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Very powerful portrait well-deserved POTD Nilesh!!

8/17/2009 10:12:10 AM

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What a great portrait!Congratulations on your well deserved POTD!

8/17/2009 10:28:01 AM

Cary Rogers
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Congratulations on this outstanding POTD, Nilesh! GREAT colors, detailed textures, and image composition!

8/17/2009 10:31:18 AM

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8/17/2009 11:35:36 AM

Nancy J. Locke
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Totally AMAZING!!! Something I would find on the cover of National Geographic!!!

Great capture. Love how the lines of the turban and wrinkles of the face complement each other. Great colors and contrast and expression and I could go on and on!!!

Super congrats!!! Nancy J Locke

8/17/2009 12:05:41 PM

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What could I possibly add, which hasn't already been said. Kudos.

8/17/2009 1:37:45 PM

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This would or should be on the cover of National Geographic, as it tells a story, has fantastic composition, color tonality. This is a portrait that everyone should strive to emulate.

If this not win a first prize with, the judges are blind!

8/18/2009 12:51:36 PM

JudyAnn Rector
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Spectacular image, Nilesh... CONGRATULATIONS!

8/19/2009 3:31:29 PM

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This is a shockingly great photograph. You can see a story in this man's face. Everything is fabulous about it from the composition, the expression, how he is looking right at you, the colours, everything. Congrats on such a well deserved POTD. I think it should be in national geo too!!

8/24/2009 3:58:39 PM

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Stunning portrait of a great personality. Beautiful colors and excellent comp. A belated congratulations on your POTD!

2/7/2011 6:51:39 AM

Carolyn M. DAlessandro
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Nalish, This is one of those photos that speaks a million words..I already expressed my thoughts but once again Bravo Nalish, Bravo!!!

2/7/2011 7:04:46 AM

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