Esther and Lily, Nguna, Vanuatu

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Comments (12)

leinamau on October 23, 2007

This is indeed a beautiful gift from God and the Photographer is too!

Ian Stehbens on October 24, 2007

I certainly agree with the first part of your comment, Leinamau, and I appreciate your affirmation too. This beautiful child was photographed the morning after I attended the wedding of her aunt. It was a glorius morning on Nguna, and the view across to Pele and Emau was stunning, changing as the sun rose in the sky. I was captivated by the north Efate bauty. Because I had taken the wedding photos the day before, everyone wanted to have photos taken, so I delighted in finding different settings for each person or family group. I had a photographer's field day. I love your country and your compatriots. I am sure there will be more photos of Vanuatu to go up on my site for you. I hope they contribute to ni Vanuatu pride as well as promoting its beauty.

Ian Stehbens on November 1, 2008

Thank you Altemiro. The mother of this little girl is so very proud of this photo, and that gave me the greatest joy.

Kind regards,

Ian in Sydney

Amelia Royan on January 3, 2009

Your gallery never ceases to delight me Ian. No wonder this child's mother is so proud.

Greetings, Amelia

Ian Stehbens on January 3, 2009

Dear Amelia,

I am delighted when friends are created by sharing in my delights.

And you have met my granddaughter Mercy. Mercy and Esther are 1st cousins.


Dubravka Jovanovic on June 1, 2009

Great photos. Magnificent flower!

Ian Stehbens on June 1, 2009

Thank you very much, Dubravka. This has to be my favourite of my portraits of children - except perhaps for some of my grandchildren! Esther is a beautiful flower.


Petra Kuhn on September 30, 2009

Looks like funny! :D Cheers Petra

Ian Stehbens on October 1, 2009

I was having fun, Peta, for the warm hospitality in such a beautiful place with wonderful people made it a special time. Esther certainly is a special child.


Basia S. on November 26, 2009

I love this picture! it's so incredible sweet!!!!! really good idea!!!!

kindest regards from Hamburg

Ian Stehbens on December 11, 2009

Greetings, Basia. It please me that you have enjoyed the beauty of this image and of the infant.

Kind regards to the land of my forefathers!

Ian (in Brisbane)

Ian Stehbens on March 26, 2010

I am delighted that you like this, Cannon G.



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