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© David Bowden
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Photo Info
UploadedFebruary 21, 2008
TakenJune 23, 2007
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D200
Exposure1/80 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length180 mm
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Tiny Dancer:

At only 9 years old, my daughter has been dancing for 7 years. In this brief career of dancing, she has already been in 8 productions. One of which was to dance with the Moscow Ballet in the Nutcracker. In this shot, she was alone on stage in the limelight for just a few short seconds, just enough time to courtesy and exit stage right. From little girl to the Moscow Ballet in six years. From poofy tutu to impatiently waiting for point in six years. She has grown up so very fast.

Taken with:
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 IF-ESED Lens
Focal Length: 180mm
F Stop: f/2.8 -1 EV
Shutter: 1/100 Hand Held
ISO: 640
Post Production was done in CS3 and included:

As always, comments and or feedback are always appreciated

93 responses

  • Elizabeth Bogh

    Elizabeth Bogh gave props (21 Feb 2008):

    Lovely shot!

  • Sagi Shapira

    Sagi Shapira gave props (15 Mar 2008):

    another great one... brilliant work dave

  • James Walsh

    James Walsh said (16 Mar 2008):

    Beautiful framing and great pose and color. Was this in natural light or theatre light? Flash? Fantastic shot. Everything just perfect from the angle of the ankle to the tiny fingers. Congratulation.

  • Ognjen Karabegović

    Ognjen Karabegović gave props (30 Mar 2008):


  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (9 May 2008):

    Adorable! I love your composition!

  • Rachel Ballard

    Rachel Ballard said (23 May 2008):

    This is incredible! Please tell me it is being displayed in your home somewhere!

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (30 May 2008):


  • Sarah Hawkins

    Sarah Hawkins gave props (2 Jun 2008):

    Utterly priceless. Beautiful capture.

  • Victor Ursabia

    Victor Ursabia said (15 Jun 2008):

    BRAVO Dave! great shot... love it!

  • Anna Migdal

    Anna Migdal gave props (26 Jun 2008):

    You have my vote, of course ! this is a splendid picture !

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (26 Jun 2008):

    Voted Yeah...Dave! Very lovely shot. So clean, colorful. She's adorable on stage and certainly a great dancer. Bravo!

  • Lisa Slifko

    Lisa Slifko gave props (26 Jun 2008):

    Awesome Image!!!!

  • Deborah Bryan

    Deborah Bryan gave props (26 Jun 2008):

    Beautiful picture, truly

  • Cybil Bennett

    Cybil Bennett said (26 Jun 2008):

    This picture is just precious. A wonderful picture of a little dancer.

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search said (26 Jun 2008):


  • Jill Coleman

    Jill Coleman said (26 Jun 2008):

    Lovely image Dave , got my vote

  • Cynthia Sambro-Rier

    Cynthia Sambro-Rier gave props (26 Jun 2008):

    great comp and colors!

  • David Henri

    David Henri gave props (26 Jun 2008):

    great shot! voted yes!

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (27 Jun 2008):

    WOW Just crisp and clean....tones are wonderful and I love how you composed it! MY VOTE heck yes!

  • Gabriel Stanciu

    Gabriel Stanciu said (28 Jun 2008):

    Really an excellent composition.

  • Tina McNeill

    Tina McNeill (Deleted) gave props (1 Jul 2008):

    Fabulous focus and exposure. This is truly a masterpiece!

  • Ron Lodi

    Ron Lodi said (1 Jul 2008):


  • Jennifer Greenberg

    Jennifer Greenberg gave props (1 Jul 2008):

    The perfect little ballerina. The courtsey says it all...

  • Ana Aguilar

    Ana Aguilar gave props (2 Jul 2008):

    What a beautiful, beautiful shot!!.... she looks gorgeous!! that is a truly wonderful photo!! congratulations!! :D

  • Bill Poon

    Bill Poon gave props (3 Jul 2008):

    As a father of two girls about the same age ... beautiful shot. As a photographer ... great capture, perfect exposure, great use of negative space. One of those "blink and you'll miss it" moments.

  • Jo Jo

    Jo Jo gave props (5 Jul 2008):

    Beautiful photo! Definitely my vote.

  • Pongamart Suttipongkanasai

    Pongamart Suttipongkanasai gave props (8 Jul 2008):

    Very beautiful

  • Zeina Kassem

    Zeina Kassem said (15 Jul 2008):


  • Diane Peterson

    Diane Peterson gave props (15 Jul 2008):

    I love the coloring..and also..the way your daughte is not centered..adds even more interest..very beautifully done!

  • Sarah Dudley

    Sarah Dudley said (15 Jul 2008):

    absolutely gorgeous, Dave! You must be so proud. My favorite photo of the whole week !!

  • Mandolin Davis

    Mandolin Davis gave props (18 Jul 2008):

    this is really spectacular.

  • Emma Brahas

    Emma Brahas said (22 Jul 2008):

    wonderful Dave.My vote!

  • Jordan Iverson

    Jordan Iverson said (22 Jul 2008):

    Amazing clarity and lighting at 180mm. I tried this same shot w/my daughter a few months ago and didn't have the same results. I like the composition also. Priceless capture!

  • LaShawna Jones

    LaShawna Jones gave props (29 Jul 2008):

    Wow...stunning--both the photo and your beautiful daughter!! One of my favs. Gets my vote!!! A+

  • Vicki Koch

    Vicki Koch said (1 Aug 2008):

    This is my favorite - that little girl must be the light of your life. I am glad you have been blessed with girl. If this photo does not make is - they might as well close up the JPG site and go home.

  • Che Ysasaga

    Che Ysasaga gave props (1 Aug 2008):

    Wow!!! This is one of my favorites for this theme!!!

  • Tonia Klein

    Tonia Klein (Deleted) gave props (3 Aug 2008):

    Fantastic!! Good luck to you and her in the future.

  • Jacqueline Chay

    Jacqueline Chay said (4 Aug 2008):

    Super shot, well captured and spot on for the theme.

  • Cynthia Dickinson

    Cynthia Dickinson said (4 Aug 2008):

    a beautiful photo. you have my vote

  • Natalie Ujuk

    Natalie Ujuk gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    Beautifully composed

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    Outstandin photo, my vote!

  • Tesha Farlow

    Tesha Farlow gave props (8 Aug 2008):

    Exquisite Image

  • Leila Van Cleave

    Leila Van Cleave gave props (12 Aug 2008):

    Very nice I voted yes!

  • Jay Mody

    Jay Mody gave props (12 Aug 2008):

    This does deserve the vote !!!!

  • Lisbet Svensson Schau

    Lisbet Svensson Schau gave props (19 Aug 2008):

    love the composition, another great shot:)

  • Renata Spinelli

    Renata Spinelli gave props (31 Aug 2008):

    Beautiful shot

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (19 Sep 2008):

    this is a beautiful picture and remember the odds of getting published are something like one in a million.

  • Spectre Photo

    Spectre Photo gave props (26 Sep 2008):

    I love that her little head is down in reverance. Sign of a humble student. Bravo!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (4 Oct 2008):

    Beautiful shot and wonderful all around!!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (10 Dec 2008):


  • Christina Atik

    Christina Atik gave props (10 Mar 2009):

    thats beautiful!! you've got a very talented daughter :) u must be proud

  • Roel Arevalo

    Roel Arevalo said (10 Jun 2009):

    Dave, congratulations to you for this great photo and to your daughter for her wonderful accomplishment , voted

  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink gave props (12 Jun 2009):

    An absolutely stunning portrait, which gets my vote.

  • Chris Whitney

    Chris Whitney said (12 Jun 2009):

    I always enjoyed this photo.

  • Kimberly Deverell

    Kimberly Deverell gave props (15 Jun 2009):

    beautiful shot!

  • Lucy Yang

    Lucy Yang gave props (16 Jun 2009):

    this is beautiful.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (19 Jun 2009):

    I am back to vote!

  • Norman Caldwell

    Norman Caldwell (Deleted) gave props (19 Jun 2009):

    absolutely exquisite!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (22 Jun 2009):

    Beautiful. She is lovely and so is your photo!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (12 Jul 2009):

    Back to vote! Very Beautiful work.

  • M.-H. Buckley

    M.-H. Buckley (Deleted) said (23 Jul 2009):

    its a beautiful world...i congratulate the proud father... :o)

    was it the moskow classical ballet?..

  • Angel Foice

    Angel Foice gave props (28 Jul 2009):

    wowzers! :D

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton gave props (5 Aug 2009):

    Awesome Capture

  • Stephanie Ponce

    Stephanie Ponce gave props (5 Aug 2009):

    love this!!!

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (7 Aug 2009):


  • Dorothy Menosky

    Dorothy Menosky gave props (7 Aug 2009):

    You hit it! This is marvelous!

  • Chelsea Rising

    Chelsea Rising   gave props (26 Aug 2009):

    Lovely, voted

  • Marek Glinka

    Marek Glinka gave props (31 Aug 2009):


  • Steve Wilson

    Steve Wilson (Deleted) said (2 Sep 2009):

    This is wonderful. Bravo!!!

  • *Tim Needles

    *Tim Needles gave props (2 Sep 2009):


  • Karol See

    Karol See gave props (2 Sep 2009):

    Beautiful shot. Also given that she's your daughter, adds story and love to the image. :) Love it!

  • Katie Damien

    Katie Damien gave props (2 Sep 2009):

    wow, you did that handheld? Impressive, I love the framing.

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (2 Sep 2009):

    Can you stand one more fav/comment? She is so very beautiful and tiny - like the doll that spins on top of a pink jewelry box I loved as a little girl. Priceless, elegant photo!!!

  • Rebecca Day

    Rebecca Day gave props (2 Sep 2009):


  • Monica Parks

    Monica Parks said (2 Sep 2009):

    beautiful and priceless

  • Kathleen Struckle

    Kathleen Struckle gave props (3 Sep 2009):


  • Sylvie Setiady

    Sylvie Setiady gave props (3 Sep 2009):

    beautifull!!! just perfect

  • riverS

    riverS (Deleted) gave props (17 Oct 2009):


  • Karen Menyhart

    Karen Menyhart gave props (14 Nov 2009):

    this is so fabulous! great , great shot!

  • Petra

    Petra gave props (17 Nov 2009):

    this is perfect....great composition, colours, everything. the girl is so nice...i like her arms very much:)

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (24 Nov 2009):

    phenomenal shot!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (18 Sep 2010):

    Petite Princess!

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (25 Jan 2011):

    Perfectly composed...she's adorable.

  • Ursula Tillmann

    Ursula Tillmann gave props (31 Jan 2011):

    simply beautiful

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (11 Feb 2011):

    Brilliant and voted!!!!!!!

  • Gaurav Ray

    Gaurav Ray gave props (9 Apr 2011):

    nice shot...

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (31 May 2011):

    1000 votes for it!

  • Akira Shirane

    Akira Shirane gave props (12 Jun 2011):

    Perfect composition and beautiful!

  • Chibelle

    Chibelle gave props (15 Jun 2011):

    This is beautiful... brilliantly captured

  • Raymond John

    Raymond John gave props (12 Jul 2011):


  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (29 Aug 2011):

    So beautiful!

  • tania medina

    tania medina gave props (8 Sep 2011):

    Nice shot! Well composed!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (22 Feb 2012):

    The exit stage right proves to be an exceptional composition!

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