stefan, you routinely post some of the most magical and intimate portraits on da, and this shot is no exception. i continue to be blown away with your work, and the excellent composition (including the lovely use of negative space in this particular shot), strong (natural!) light and excellent control of dof add to the viewers appreciation for the beauty of this model and your ability to capture that beauty. you have incorporated strong colors that don't distract, focused superbly on the models face, and her gaze slightly off axis is intoxicating. this is a well done, strong photograph that continues your history of excellence.