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    .. beyond first appearances .. yes she *must* have been a stunningly beautiful woman in her prime. How do I know .. well as if confirmation were needed, I have met the daughter and grand daughters ;-)

    Testing the fab Canon 85mm 1.8 After shooting for a while with pocket cams I developed an itch for pin sharp photos. And a renewed interest in fixed focal lenses.

    Detail from this photo is better appreciated there.

    Also bokeh rendering best seen there.

    Floating Lantern, Sion Fullana, and 1 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Annie in Beziers 81 months ago | reply

      Wonderful face. Looks Greek or Italian.

    2. labspics 81 months ago | reply

      Stunning beauty. Both in the lady as well as in the picture.

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    3. blypix 81 months ago | reply

      very nice photograph! :)

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    4. Apple of the Eye 81 months ago | reply

      A truly lovely portrait.

    5. vision revision 81 months ago | reply

      Her character shows greatly.

    6. a walk on the wild side nature photography 81 months ago | reply

      This is a wonderful portrait with a subject who is very beautiful in her years of gray-headedness.

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    7. NYCandre 81 months ago | reply

      Annie, labspics, bly2k, apple of hte eye, vision, the_inhabitant - thanks for stopping by.
      a walk on the wild side (Deborah) - thanks for the invites - your (Michael's) photos are great indeed ;-)

    8. juliana-photography 47 months ago | reply

      that's pretty spectacular. makes me want to run out and buy this lens.

    9. LusoFox 45 months ago | reply

      Great portrait, taken with a great lens. I also have one :)

    10. Susi Lawson 44 months ago | reply

      she is still a beauty!

    11. manymann 34 months ago | reply

      She is a stunningly beautiful women in that photo. I'd love to hear her tell a story.

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