Nail Biters

© Usman M. Bajwa

Nail Biters

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 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 level-classic 6/26/2011 3:10:52 PM

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

Christopher Budny level-classic 6/27/2011 4:00:49 AM

Very nice in b/w! #9488954

Joy Rector level-classic 6/27/2011 4:19:32 AM

excellent shot #9489007

Mitch Spence level-classic 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 level-classic 6/30/2011 9:55:00 AM

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

Joannie Bertucci level-classic 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 level-classic 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 level-classic 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 level-classic 7/28/2011 7:11:37 PM

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

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

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

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 7/28/2011 7:20:22 PM

Congrats Usman on this fantastic finalist! #9561262

Michele Peterson level-classic 7/28/2011 7:24:03 PM

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

Bill Johnson level-classic 7/28/2011 7:34:00 PM

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

Ann Coates level-classic 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 level-classic 7/29/2011 4:54:45 AM

congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!! #9562990

Jessica Jenney level-classic 7/29/2011 6:14:37 AM

Congratulations, Usman on another beautiful finalist! #9563467

Lydia Williams level-classic 7/29/2011 6:17:20 AM

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

Jean E. Hildebrant level-classic 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 level-classic 7/29/2011 6:54:26 AM

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

jo ann c. #9563719

Christopher Budny level-classic 7/29/2011 6:59:11 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist, Usman! #9563767

Bojan Bencic level-classic 7/29/2011 7:49:39 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Usman. #9564218

Naomi Weiser level-classic 7/29/2011 8:45:23 AM

great story here. congrats #9564431

Richard B. Hallick level-classic 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 level-classic 7/29/2011 10:03:45 AM

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

Nadia Paul level-classic 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 level-classic 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 level-classic 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 level-classic 9/20/2011 11:13:25 PM

Thanks for your thumbs up again, Marcie!

UB. #9682638

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

Congratulations on your sharp finalist! #9691139

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

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

Michele Peterson level-classic 9/25/2011 7:13:32 PM

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

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

Congratulations AGAIN Usman!! WTG :) #9692785

Ann Coates level-classic 9/25/2011 11:15:24 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist Usman. #9693450

Bojan Bencic level-classic 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 level-classic 9/26/2011 2:37:02 AM

gorgeous Usman, huge congrats again!!! #9694074

Bill Johnson level-classic 9/26/2011 3:09:39 AM

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

Patti Coblentz level-classic 9/26/2011 3:59:11 AM

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

Kathy Cline level-classic 9/26/2011 4:46:41 AM


Congratulations on your well deserved award! #9694453

Janet McNeil level-classic 9/26/2011 5:44:37 AM

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

Ellen Hodges level-classic 9/26/2011 6:17:26 AM

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

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

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Usman!

jo ann c. #9695136

Jessica Jenney level-classic 9/26/2011 7:26:44 AM

Congratulations, Usman on all your fabulous finalists! #9695145

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 9/26/2011 7:55:18 AM

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

Lydia Williams level-classic 9/26/2011 11:59:38 AM

I love this one Usman. Congratulations! #9696148

Karen Celella level-classic 9/26/2011 1:12:33 PM

Congratulations on another outstanding finalist, Usman! #9696438

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic 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

Christopher Budny level-classic 9/26/2011 5:44:29 PM

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

Renee Doyle level-classic 9/26/2011 9:11:54 PM

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

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-classic 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 level-classic 9/28/2011 9:48:13 PM

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

UB. #9704268

Sharon Sawyer 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 level-classic 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 Quina level-classic 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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