Pufuduk, that's a name I gave to this sweet girl in Beypazari in Central Turkey, about 100km from Ankara, the capital. Her real name was Melike and her family was from Mardin, in South-Eastern Turkey, from where they migrated to the suburbs of Ankara to have a better living.
Migration to big cities is a common and painful social phenomenon in Turkey. Melike was the youngest of a family with five children. Unlike her elder brothers and sister, she still couldn't speak Turkish. Well, I hardly speak Kurdish, nonetheless it was very easy to communicate with this cute & always laughing little girl.
The shadow on her face belongs to her elder brother who was taking care of her.
Cropped, increased sharpness & saturation.
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sroy63 (250) 2011-06-06 0:11
She is so beautiful and lovable. Her eyes can speak and smile. You have perfectly taken her prettiness.
faubry (35405) 2011-06-06 6:22
very nice portrait with a good management light! naturel scene
gmg (4202) 2011-06-06 10:29
Cute girl and beautiful portrait with a nice light.
Her eyes are stunning.
ghost_man (1006) 2011-06-06 11:59
Muhteşem bir portre Erdem Bey,
Renkleri, netliği, kadrajı ile çok başarılı gerçekten. Sanki tablo gibi. Tebrikler.
- Copyright: Erdem Kutukoglu (Suppiluliuma) (3911)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-04-22
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-05 22:36
- Favorites: 1 [view]