There is no love, like a mother's love,
no stronger bond on earth...
like the precious bond that comes from God,
to a mother, when she gives birth.
A mother's love is forever strong,
never changing for all time...
and when her children need her most,
a mother's love will shine.
God bless these special mothers,
God bless them every one...
for all the tears and heartache,
and for the special work they've done.
© Jill Lemming
I have been away from Trekearth the last few weeks, mostly due to my work commitments. But I found time in between to squeeze in a small vacation to some tiny Himalayan hamlets. This picture is from Bindu, a small picturesque village on the Indo-Bhutan border. Situated at an altitude of around 2000 feet, it rests on the lower foothills of the Himalayas and more importantly away from the mobile networks:) I was coming down a hill towards the village and could see women folks busy chatting away on a rainy afternoon. As I trained my camera on them from a distance, the young and proud mother having spotted the attention I was getting, held up her son for my benefit. The thickly forested hill behind them descended sharply into the river valley.
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sunilshukla (844) 2007-06-23 8:13
Good 2 c u bak, we missd ur photos. And this is the reason why. Ppl photography at its very best, seems none can escape ur roaming lens! The green bakdrop makes this child pop out. Keep the shutter hot, buddy!
isabela_sor (47722) 2007-06-23 8:17
I LOVE THIS PHOTO and THIS NOTE,too.
Thank you,dear Sabya.Her love is so well captured
Straight in my favorites
bhorerpakhi (559) 2007-06-23 8:20
Hello Sabya Da,
I think all missed ur photos! Superb quality picture the way he looks up at you and the mother looks at him proudly. Apnar chobi shotti onno leveler.
faubry (35405) 2007-06-23 8:27
hello Sabya, superb photo, wonderful picture with warm colors,i like expression from mother to her son.
have a good day
partha (14020) 2007-06-23 8:40
Hi Sabyasachi da,
Anekdin pare.jai hok aber dekhe valo lagche. The clarity and the colour is superb hare. very good supporting note as well.
jaywalker (16101) 2007-06-23 8:48
Hi Sabyasachi, A beautifully sharp image, the DOF is perfect, wonderful colours & light, an excellent porerait of this little child, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
snunney (87386) 2007-06-23 9:50
Nothing to beat a mother's love for her child. It's all in the eyes here. Very charming capture, well taken.
Cormac (26563) 2007-06-23 10:04
Great moment that you captured here, with the pure happiness on the mother's face as she proudly holds up the baby. The background works very well too, darker and with no distractions from the main subjects. Excellent!
indoka28 (5261) 2007-06-23 10:06
Welcome back...!!! so you were on the mountains..great...I love this hot for the look of the child and the happiness on the mother's face seeing her kid modelling..!!! beautifully taken..
I felt there a very small sharpness problem here so am taking the liberty to do a WS..do let me know How u like it..!!!
Keep posting dada..!!!
melmcree (18) 2007-06-23 13:11
Well done to sieze the moment that she presented, the true definition of a decisive moment. Well done!
syd1946 (18663) 2007-06-23 13:13
Nice poem to your note fitting the more nice image you present us today!The boy seem to enjoy looking to your camera and the mother to her boy!A very good one.
presidente (1122) 2007-06-23 13:29
I miss your wonderful portrait like this one is. The backdrop is perfecdt to pop up the little guy and eve if the mom is taken from 3/4 you can imagine from her smile how big in her eyes her love is.
ndb1958 (9289) 2007-06-23 13:31
even if I love my mom I'm not sure about Lemming's poem about mother's love. I think it's more a myth than reality.
But I like you image a lot. I like the way the little boy looks to you. I like his curiosity. For me he looks more chinese than indian, but maybe I'm wrong.
Gustaw (21670) 2007-06-23 13:42
Hi, my friend!
It is very lovley photo. I like your mother and her son. Very good and nice photo. Colours are excelent. Photo have good quality.
jhm (142015) 2007-06-23 14:42
The eyes of the kid are the real catchers on this picture, very nice portrait of this mother of child, sharpness and and clarity are superb.
feather (51130) 2007-06-23 17:45
The poem you have quoted sums up well the expression on the mother's face. I like the inquisitive way the baby is looking directly at the lens. the colour of his clothing makes the baby really stand out from the green background.
izmirli (3987) 2007-06-23 18:23
merhaba dear sabyasachi
wonderful mother and baby.wonderful composition and colours.well done.
friendly greetings from Türkiye.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-06-23 22:02
a nice moment of complicity. The face of this child look little bit scare in front of your camera.
ViktorVaughn (1521) 2007-06-23 23:48
While the baby's expression is great (I love his eyes) it's the mother's shining smile that I think makes the photo. It is such a genuine smile, and all her attention and focus is on her baby. A good moment that you shot here.
TFS, as always.
leo61 (0) 2007-06-24 2:07
Good double portrait,full of joy.Good sharpness at bot and good contrast with the blurred background.I like the curious expression of the kid.
riclopes (35577) 2007-06-24 3:30
Olá Sabyasachi, how nice to see another post from you and this one is really amazing. Again, I can confirm how good you are with portraits. That expression of love on the mother's face is priceless and the pose of the child is funny, as if he were conscious of a camera for the first time and wanted to look nice. Excellent colors and very effective contrast with the background. Congratulations also for the note.
With greetings from Lisbon,
pablominto (53744) 2007-06-24 3:35
What a cute little fellow!
You capture his expression so well, as he doesn't feel like quite confident the the strange guy with the black box...
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-06-24 4:17
Amazing expressions in this double portrait. I like your note and how you framed the picture.
TFS and have a nice Sunday
Budapestman (82620) 2007-06-24 10:59
Dear Sabyasachi, welcome back!
This is a very expressive and kind photo,fascinating moment. Excellent composition, POV and cutting. Beautiful realization, Congratulations. Have a nice sunday
photographer123 (6246) 2007-06-24 11:46
GOOD TO C U AGAIN..VERY GOOD SHOT..SHARPNESS LITTLE BIT LOW HERE BUT THAT DOES NOT MATTER..YOU CAUGHT WELL THE MOTHER"S EXPRESSION..GOOD NOTE TOO..BEST WISHES...SUBIR
vincz (19113) 2007-06-24 15:43
Hi Sabyasachi, great to see you back! I love how the baby stands out in front of this very pleasant green background. Interesting to see you got such a good blur with f8. The way he/she looks at you is amazing.
Scharan (14144) 2007-06-24 18:00
LINDA foto...LINDA imagem...LINDO tema.
Um trabalho brilhante Sabyasachi, meus parabéns!!!
Graal (99162) 2007-06-25 2:53
very nice composition, mother and children, good DOF and colours. I like it. Friends all told You. Well done photo.
enedimd (1532) 2007-06-25 3:37
Wellcome back. Great colors and compo. Lovely and very nice shot.
Your note and poem are also so good.
Have a nice day.
Frienly regards from Turkey.
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-06-25 3:38
HI Sabya, so welcome back!
we miss you!:))
and you caome back with a beautiful image, the expression of love of them other, the face of the boy, the stunning colours...
as usual all is superb
sothy81 (9582) 2007-06-25 4:39
What a great title, and esp. a great shot. I love the colors of the picture, and the tenderness of the mother and the child. Well done
delkoo (68) 2007-06-25 4:51
nicely spotted, i like the happiness of the mother looking at her child,proudly.
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-06-25 6:07
The mother and child attitudes are amazing in this one.
You caught the right moment, with great intensity.
As always, colors and tones are beautiful.
sayan (2617) 2007-06-25 12:08
Hello Sabyasachi da,
Welcome back after a long silence. It is again a beautiful portrait. And you should be astonished to know that I am going to Bindu on 28th of this month! So it is a pleasure to see this image from you just before going there. Hope to see some more from you. I have nothing much to say about the quality of this one!! It is just great!
Angshu (56406) 2007-06-26 4:49
Good to see you back...the inquisitive innocent look of the child as he looks at your camera lens is priceless. There's also the gleam of pride on his mother's face which is so well captured..and you know what, I like the belly protruding below the little one's T-shirt!
Looking forward for more gems from Bindu
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2007-06-26 5:11
This is a very touching scene. Perfectly composed to capture the bonding between the mother and child. As usual, superb image and color quality ... a trademark of your photos. Excellent work! tfs
jrj (34841) 2007-06-26 5:43
Absolute good work S. where you have a fine interaction between the mother and the baby - even if the baby also seems much aware of the photog. Choice of aperture and shutter good for the blurred background.
Silvio1953 (126962) 2007-06-26 8:58
Hi Sabyasachi, lovely family composition, splendid light and colors, excellent focus and sharpness, very well done, greetings from Italy, ciao Silvio
Partha_c (2029) 2007-06-26 11:06
Hi Sabyasachi. I missed you. But when you reappeared, it is all smiles. Literally, pictorially. I liked the smiling expression of the mom radiating with unending happiness. God bless them both and also Dr. Portrait who never ceases to amaze us with his shots unique in his own style. Regards.
amazon (12112) 2007-06-28 3:45
good morning Sabyasachi,
perfect dooble portrait....
love from istanbul...
batalay (36149) 2007-08-16 22:06
Endearing photograph, Sabyasacchi. The composition and colors are very good, as is the exposure. Here is a young man who may see the 22nd century.
I once befriended a National Geographer photographer and we went on an short photographic expedition together, walking the streets of the capital city of Honduras, Tegucigalpa. We came up on a group of children, who were clammoring to be photographed. I stood next to the NGS photographer, vowing to snap photos only when he did. The waited and waited, the children went through various stages -- enthusiasm, frustration, anxiety... and finall resignation (that he was not going to snap their picture), he suddenly went click, click, click... catching the instant of their suprise. It takes patience, but a good applied psychologist has a good sense of how children (and adults) respond to a camera. Just a thought.
- Copyright: Sabyasachi Talukdar (sabyasachi1212) (19773)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-06-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: CANON EOS 400D, Canon 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 USM III, 58mm UV filter
- Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): my favorites..., Babies around the world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-06-23 8:09
- Favorites: 1 [view]