Nail Biters

© Usman M. Bajwa

Nail Biters

Lisa J. Boulden Student 6/23/2011 8:24:53 AM

Beautiful journalistic image, Usman!
Great subject and B/W conversion.
An intrigung shot.
~♥~Lisa #1387566

Marcie A. Fowler 6/25/2011 6:59:11 AM

Love this Usman. It tells a story, is well photographed and excellent details. #9484581

Karen Celella 6/26/2011 3:10:52 PM

Fabulous story telling image that works perfectly in B&W, Usman! #9487813

Christopher J. Budny 6/27/2011 4:00:49 AM

Very nice in b/w! #9488954

Joy Rector 6/27/2011 4:19:32 AM

excellent shot #9489007

Mitch Spence 6/27/2011 8:36:31 AM

Very nice, Usman, the black and white conversion, the comp, the direct expressions, the similarity of the hand positions. #9489596

Renata Gusciora 6/30/2011 9:55:00 AM

Terrific b&w capture,Usman!Fantastic composition! #9496958

Joannie M. Bertucci 6/30/2011 4:29:20 PM

Excellent composition with the children in the fg and the sheep lined up one by one! The b&w tones and contrasts are excellent as well! #9497747

Nikki McDonald 7/4/2011 6:17:33 AM

Love their expressions, Usman -- not sure whether those are looks of simple curiosity or apprehension but having them mirrored like that is very effective. Composition and conversion are excellent as others have noted. #9505440

Tammy Espino 7/28/2011 6:46:48 PM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist! Good luck next round :) #9560854

Heather Loewenhardt 7/28/2011 7:05:31 PM

his is a stunning image Usman and so deserving of a finalist award. Good luck. #9561060

Mukesh Srivastava 7/28/2011 7:11:37 PM

Huge congratulations on your well deserved Finalist, Usman!!!! #9561143

Amy M. Wilson 7/28/2011 7:19:42 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Usman!! #9561251

Phyllis Burchett 7/28/2011 7:20:22 PM

Congrats Usman on this fantastic finalist! #9561262

Michele Peterson 7/28/2011 7:24:03 PM

One of my favorites of yours! Congratulations, Usman on this wonderful finalist!! #9561309

Bill Johnson 7/28/2011 7:34:00 PM

Usman, Congrats on your finalist selection. Good luck. #9561423

Ann Coates 7/28/2011 7:41:22 PM

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist award Usman. #9561500

Susan K. Snow 7/28/2011 10:04:27 PM

It's a beauty in black and white, Usman, and has given you another finalist. You are definitely back in creativity is wins. Congratulations on your creation. #9562171

Monnie Ryan 7/29/2011 4:33:34 AM

Congratulations on your well-deserved Finalist award, Usman! #9562854

Courtenay Vanderbilt 7/29/2011 4:54:29 AM

Congratulations, Usman! #9562987

Stefania Barbier 7/29/2011 4:54:45 AM

congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!! #9562990

Jessica Jenney 7/29/2011 6:14:37 AM

Congratulations, Usman on another beautiful finalist! #9563467

Lydia Williams 7/29/2011 6:17:20 AM

and they gave you that winning look! Well caught! Congratulations Usman! #9563490

Jean E. Hildebrant 7/29/2011 6:34:43 AM

What a great image, Usman! Love it and I'm sure we will see it with a big gold badge very soon :) #9563592

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/29/2011 6:54:26 AM

Congratulation on this awesome finalist
Usman and so very well deserved!

jo ann c. #9563719

Christopher J. Budny 7/29/2011 6:59:11 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist, Usman! #9563767

Bojan Bencic 7/29/2011 7:49:39 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Usman. #9564218

Naomi Weiser 7/29/2011 8:45:23 AM

great story here. congrats #9564431

Richard B. Hallick 7/29/2011 8:58:32 AM

Excellent image and well-deserved finalist. The look of the children facing the camera, and the way their bodies and hands mirror each other, is very special. #9564497

Patrick Rouzes 7/29/2011 10:03:45 AM

WTG, Usman-Congratulations & good luck, my friend! #9564801

Nadia Paul 7/29/2011 3:54:15 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist Usman! #9566449

Debra R. Harder 7/29/2011 4:09:58 PM

Love this, Usman! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb #9566533

Rona L. Schwarz 7/29/2011 8:00:19 PM

Wonderful image, Usman! Beautifully composed - love the way they are mirrored. And the B&W conversion is excellent! CONGRATULATIONS on a superb Finalist! #9567630

Merna L. Nobile 7/30/2011 1:42:20 PM

Imagine it. Feel it. Receive it. Congratulations, your entry was very special and thanks for sharing it with all of us. Merna Nobile

Phyllis A. Houghton 7/30/2011 5:12:14 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist and thank you for sharing this with us. (:

Katarina Mansson 8/1/2011 3:21:19 AM

This is such a fantastic capture and the B&W treatment is beautiful. Congratulations on your finalist and good luck next time around! #9573176

Usman M. Bajwa 8/1/2011 3:22:39 AM

Thanks everyone for your kind comments and time.

Usman. #9573180

Marcie A. Fowler 8/1/2011 10:24:08 AM

Still love it!! #9574303

Usman M. Bajwa 9/20/2011 11:13:25 PM

Thanks for your thumbs up again, Marcie!

UB. #9682638

Phyllis A. Houghton 9/25/2011 4:34:39 PM

Congratulations on your sharp finalist! #9691139

Jean E. Hildebrant 9/25/2011 6:14:06 PM

Fantastic, Usman! I bet we see this one again! Love the childrens eyes! #9692095

Michele Peterson 9/25/2011 7:13:32 PM

I still love this, Usman!! Congratulations!! #9692463

Datha Y. Thompson 9/25/2011 8:06:57 PM

Congratulations AGAIN Usman!! WTG :) #9692785

Ann Coates 9/25/2011 11:15:24 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist Usman. #9693450

Bojan Bencic 9/26/2011 12:09:56 AM

Another great one, Usman. Congratulations. #9693647

Nadia Paul 9/26/2011 1:08:20 AM

This is wonderful Usman - congrats! #9693771

Stefania Barbier 9/26/2011 2:37:02 AM

gorgeous Usman, huge congrats again!!! #9694074

Bill Johnson 9/26/2011 3:09:39 AM

Usman, Outstanding and congrats on your selection as a finalist and good luck. #9694169

Patricia A. Coblentz 9/26/2011 3:59:11 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding image and finalist...hope to see it with gold!! #9694304

Kathy Cline 9/26/2011 4:46:41 AM


Congratulations on your well deserved award! #9694453

Janet McNeil 9/26/2011 5:44:37 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!!! Good luck in the next round!! #9694708

Ellen Hodges 9/26/2011 6:17:26 AM

Huge congrats and very best luck on your wonderful finalists, Usman!! #9694827

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/26/2011 7:25:07 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Usman!

jo ann c. #9695136

Jessica Jenney 9/26/2011 7:26:44 AM

Congratulations, Usman on all your fabulous finalists! #9695145

Ujjwal Mukherjee 9/26/2011 7:55:18 AM

What a beautiful image and finalist,Usman! Congratulations!!

Lydia Williams 9/26/2011 11:59:38 AM

I love this one Usman. Congratulations! #9696148

Karen Celella 9/26/2011 1:12:33 PM

Congratulations on another outstanding finalist, Usman! #9696438

Heather Loewenhardt 9/26/2011 1:28:25 PM

This is such a wonderful image Usman. Congrats on the finalist award. Hope to see this one wear gold. #9696497

Don Holland 9/26/2011 2:32:09 PM

Congratulations on a remarkable finalist, Usman! #9696757

Christopher J. Budny 9/26/2011 5:44:29 PM

Fingers crossed for you (again) Usman! ;) Congrats! #9697436

Renee Doyle 9/26/2011 9:11:54 PM

Excellent pov & tones in this wonderful storytelling image Usman!!! Congratulations!, #9698141

Courtenay Vanderbilt 9/27/2011 8:26:26 AM

Congratulations again, Usman!! #9700126

Merna L. Nobile 9/28/2011 9:46:16 PM

You’re the kind of person who makes the world a better, brighter place…You worked hard for this, you made it happen, and you have a right to be proud. So enjoy these satisfying moments; you deserve every one! Merna


Usman M. Bajwa 9/28/2011 9:48:13 PM

Thank you to each one of you for your time and kind comments!

UB. #9704268

Sharon 10/26/2011 8:41:15 PM

Usman, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved August finalists! #9765343

Bill Houghton 1/27/2012 4:12:16 AM

Usman, this is a beautiful shot of this scene. Good sharpness and detail. Love the B&W. Excellent POV. #9949686

Katarina Mansson 1/29/2012 8:28:04 AM

Such a fantastic capture, title and presentation. Love it! Good luck for turning the grey badge into yellow this fingers are crossed! #9953715

Stephen Zacker 1/28/2013 5:52:21 AM

Wonderful moment. Congratulations #10541786

Irene Colling 2/6/2013 6:45:13 AM

Outstanding depth Usman.

Excellent B&W with superior tones and gray range.

Congratulations on this wonderful image. #10556013

Carol L. Quina 2/9/2013 9:27:20 AM

Beautiful capture! I'd expect to see this in National Geographic! #10560551

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Gypsy kids shepherding their lambs near Islamabad. They gave me this look when they saw me pointing my lens at them.

Thanks Mitch for your comment which made me change the title.

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 3125/1000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 86.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40

Uploaded on 6/22/2011 1:10:26 AM

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Camera: Nikon D40 Digital SLR Camera Photo Contest Finalist

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