This is my contribution to Marianne’s 'Good Mood Day’. I haven’t got anything you could call ‘funny’, but who could fail to smile when looking at this little fellow.
We encountered this cheeky chappy in the Mon village when we were staying in the floating raft houses on the River Kwai. The Mon people originate from Burma (Myanmar) and the women are often recognised by their wearing of thanaka paste on their faces. Sometimes it is smeared on as an antiseptic and/or sunscreen, but more often it is applied in patterns.
I can imagine him watching his Mum getting ready and wanting some paste on too.
In the spirit of Good Mood Day please do not leave points.
ISO500, FL112mm, F5.3,
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CLODO (34928) 2010-01-20 2:01
a young communicative smile!
have a good mood day
jjcordier (79297) 2010-01-20 2:05
Joli portrait avec un superbe sourire.
Bonne journée de la bonne humeur!
Cricri (121273) 2010-01-20 2:06
Rien de tel qu'un sourire d'enfant, j'aime son regard pétillant de joie, très joli choix
prabut (3548) 2010-01-20 2:11
Cool happy child in a funny makeup.
delpeoples (58836) 2010-01-20 2:43
Hi Kath, great contribution, what could better bring a smile to someone's face than that of a beautiful smiling little guy like this? TFS and have a great Day, Lisa
ktanska (28166) 2010-01-20 2:44
I bet kids love face painting over there as much as in here. I wonder if they sometimes add colours too.
That blurry background looks so harmonous, it could be a studio set.
eversmile (11636) 2010-01-20 2:52
The photo is cute and the light on the child's face is able to cheer our mood up. So, that's an appropriate choice for a good mood day. The shallow dof and the beautiful colors makes the protrait very attractive. Bravo.
sacavem (18620) 2010-01-20 2:54
funny and well seen ::)))))
jemaflor (99123) 2010-01-20 3:20
Great portrait with a good (mood) attitude, simple view but very pleasant the smile of a child, great glance and eyes, well made.
Clementi (52514) 2010-01-20 3:45
il sorriso del bambino non c'è niente di più bello al mondo.
Have a great Good Mood Day.
JCG (35129) 2010-01-20 4:05
Brilliant eyes of happiness this small kid, I do not know what he sees but that gives him of good mood !!! Tenderizing glance Kath.
With all my friendships and a very good day,
Sistercosmo (242) 2010-01-20 6:53
wonderful shot of this little fellow. I especially like the way it's pretty much tone in tone except for those huge black eyes. Absolutely heart-warming. Great shot!
Wanda1 (15142) 2010-01-20 7:46
You are right, one can only smile when looking at his cute face. Wonderful eyes and expression.
celmaleite (4974) 2010-01-20 8:35
Criança é tudo de bom, é pura alegria. Parabéns, grande abraço!
carper (96) 2010-01-20 9:05
a fine portrait Kath
on this good mood day.
the light is good and the eyes of that child give me a good mood, very nice photo job.
vasilpro (41619) 2010-01-20 9:44
Good Mood Day on TE from Greece.
gilou530 (34) 2010-01-20 10:03
un sourire qui wouaouh, mais c'est tellement mignon, un joli portrait pour ce théme, bien vu kath
faubry (35447) 2010-01-20 10:04
trop mignon ce petit enfant avec ce superbe sourie! belle lumière sur son visage!
MarianneS (15338) 2010-01-20 10:13
Thanks for your participation! A lovely portrait of this little kid! So cute, such a nice smile... it just brings a smile on everyone's face. That's exactly the spirit of Good Mood Day;-)
Have a great evening,
rodgerg (55767) 2010-01-20 10:56
Very pleasant portrait, an excellent participation to the Marianne's theme.
baba_flies (8829) 2010-01-20 11:05
Hello Kath! What a wonderful day, full of smiles, full of laughter, sometimes silent, sometimes loud. Such a sweet photo, what a beautiful child, and these eyes ... I melt :))) Have a good night, sleep well, we all will ... Barbara.
sleon (9402) 2010-01-20 12:17
Well this is a fitting shot for Good Mood Day! What a charming little boy. Lovely portrait. Keep smiling!
francio64 (39888) 2010-01-20 12:53
gran bel sorriso, pieno di gioia e di speranza.
Bellissimo il riflesso sugli occhi!
Waylim (25502) 2010-01-20 12:57
Off course you won't need the green smiley face when yoyu have this one with some food stain on the smiley. It's much more worth than the green one.
riclopes (35577) 2010-01-20 13:03
Adorable face, Kath. It's so nice to see a portrait from you for a change. And it's a great portrait, the reflection in his dark eyes is amazing, so crisp and clear. I think I can even see you there ;-) It sure made me smile for the theme :)
Longroute (19396) 2010-01-20 13:18
This is the epithome of a smile!
A radiant smile of a innocent child!!!
What a smiling eyes!!!!
Very good choice!
I'm sorry I don't have nothing of this kind...
But it's a pleasure for me seeing how many interpretations people gave here in TE....
bostankorkulugu (42452) 2010-01-20 15:59
i look at him and smile... i guess i am in the mood, lol...
fabianoleite (11813) 2010-01-20 16:00
Very captivating smile, congratulations for the good mood moment and the contribution to the theme.
plimrn (21344) 2010-01-20 17:21
His smile is infectious; he's clearly a happy boy.
rlrad (1845) 2010-01-20 20:24
Hi Kath - happy good mood day!
Yes, this one is befitting the day - instead of a bunch of small, green smilie faces you gave all of us one great big one. Great reflections in his eyes!
Have a great day!
pablominto (53746) 2010-01-20 23:17
Children and animals seem to be the winners on Good Mood Day!
No wonder, watching this happy face...
josepmarin (58359) 2010-01-21 0:04
A nice contribution to Marianne's topic. The look and the smile of this child fill the image of a good feeling of happiness and a good mood.
saxo042 (37902) 2010-01-21 7:12
Apparently all children, worldwide, like to paint their faces. This boy looks really happy!
sacimar (26879) 2010-01-21 12:16
you are right... this picture made me smile... well done!
Angshu (56760) 2010-01-22 21:15
So you can take good portrait shots Kath and this is proof enough. A fine contribution to the theme...One will always fall in love with those eyes...they are so delightful.
You should be packing your bags now for your long trip. Have a safe journey and a great trip down under
Royaldevon (40336) 2010-01-24 2:43
Oh, I'm so sorry, Kath, I missed this!
For some reason, I had it in my head that it was the 30/01/10.
I have just got a diary so will be able to sort myself out a little better!
A fine shotnad it certainly made me smile.
What better gift could one receive than to be encouraged to smile.
Have a great day,
sagar (2410) 2010-01-24 5:12
Beautiful close-up of this young fellow. He seems to be enjoying the world around him..a heavenly smile captured here!
xuaxo (6846) 2010-01-26 9:32
Fine portrait, especially the eyes.
Atousa (7131) 2010-01-28 0:38
A lovely happy shot in a good frame n colors.. very well captured.. thanks for sharing.
Best regards, Atousa
Bluejeans (64251) 2010-01-28 5:50
Ola Kath ,
Lindo retracto deste menino bem sorridente , ficou lindo o reflexo nos olhos dele, parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
jaywalker (16105) 2010-01-28 16:05
Hi Kath, A lovely portrait of this child, gorgeous eye & there’s not much fresher than a young smile, BEAUTIFUL, kind regards Wilson.
John_F_Kennedy (43669) 2010-03-01 0:06
a very nice and lovely smile
have a nice day,
bakes888 (18499) 2010-03-12 23:10
Is it OK to be in a good mood if it’s not good mood day? ;-) How was your tour down under?
Great portrait, just the ticket to put anyone in a good mood. I love the sparkle in the eyes. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good weekend, Paul.
- Copyright: Kath Featherstone (feather) (51130)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-04-04
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G, RAW
- Exposure: f/5.3, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Thailand
- Theme(s): francio64 (Children), Good mood day on TE by MarianneS - part 1, Have a Fun Day (HAFD) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-01-20 1:45