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Ruby Barrenchea (

Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Cactus garden.

Strobist: Sun as main light, silver reflector camera right as fill.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 28th September 2008, This photo: 9:19am

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  • InterfacePublications said:
    Nice light David, well balanced.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Rob :)
  • teejaybee said:
    Very pretty :) But, the legs! :)
    tjb-the-constant-annoyer :P
  • looby88 said:
    legs..... yep she has two, glad for her sake she kept her balance, those cactus look like they could be pretty mean !
  • frednaut said:
    Great shot David. I've been searching for a full body shot for Ruby and I think I've settled on one from this section as well - I think you've got a beautiful pose there mate.
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah but it draws your eye to her face.
    There were some very dangerous looking cacti about, that's for sure. The worst ones though are kept behind bars in case they escape and cause havoc in the park ;-)
    Thanks Geoff. I don't do a lot of full body portraits so had to think about framing a bit at the time.
  • scrapjo said:
    I agree with Rob, nice light. She was a brave, patient girl.
  • s.westhead (Simon) said:
    Nice and soft morning light. As again great work. You should do this for a living Ha Ha.
  • David de Groot said:
    She was indeed Jo :)
    Thanks Simon :) The light was already getting fairly harsh by then, but reflectors are really quite handy when out in the sun, esp. when you want to use fairly open apertures.
  • Jack High said:
    I love the composition with the plants.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Jack - still getting the hang of full length portraits, but one couldn't pass up the cactus garden for that summery feel.