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Little girl and toy by Majnouna Little girl and toy by Majnouna
This is my favorite photo in the entire trip. Seriously, the whole trip was worth it just for this pic, as far as I'm concerned. Call me crazy!

Nara is a very special city where herds of wild deer live peacefully alongside men. They've lived in the park for 1000 years, and they are so accustomed to people, and people to them, that they wander freely into the town. It's a surreal experience to be queuing to enter a temple with a deer alongside you just hanging out!
As I was sitting there by the road, just watching people reacting to deer, this little girl in red, dragging a red toy deer, came trotting among the real items... How frantically I snapped away with my point-and-shoot, praying to get just one good shot, because her mom was dragging her away quick!
And so, I'm in love with this pic. Cropped from the original, but otherwise untouched.

You'll see the first of the 2 on this blog post: [link]
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This pic is phenomenal! Great shot!
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Majnouna Nov 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Memories...I went there like four years ago. The instant the little old lady selling the deer biscuits gave me the biscuits, the deer descended upon me. (Not before that--clearly they respect the old lady!) One of them nibbled at the strap of my camera hanging from my pocket, and another nipped me on the butt!
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Majnouna Jul 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
I miss it so much!
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:iconel-e:
great photo:>
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Majnouna May 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconel-e:
no problem^^
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KreepingSpawn Jan 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic. and she's looking right at you! :)
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Majnouna Jan 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
True! :D
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portheiusJ Jan 4, 2011  Student Artist
I'm going to have to go to there someday, sounds really cool.
I love this pic for that quality of it though, with the juxtaposition of the toy and the real... Pretty cool. :nod:
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