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Bundanoon Highland Gathering - part 3

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 3 June 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

In this shot, we see more 'living history'. He is a soldier from Napoleon's foreign legion!

The Irish Legion (Legion Irlandaise) was a regiment who fought for Napoleon against the English.

The Irish Legion recruited men first from Irish and Scottish Jacobite expatriates. They had fled after failed revolts.

As this soldier told me, the Irish Legion missed the Battle of Waterloo. They were too busy re-arming at the time!

NIKON D5000 1/250 second F/2.8 ISO 100 90 mm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very nice smile... and humour !

3 Jun 2011 6:08am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good portrait! Ilike this historical fancy

3 Jun 2011 6:17am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli portrait ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

3 Jun 2011 6:25am

fereshteh. from Iran

Nice smile and beautiful portrait...

3 Jun 2011 6:52am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A great find !! Superb portrait !

3 Jun 2011 7:52am

Kat from Lorraine, France

A great portrait !!!

3 Jun 2011 8:15am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Haha- the English, Scots and Irish did spend a lot of time beating shit out of each other! Now, of course carried through on the Rugby and football field

3 Jun 2011 8:21am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Great portrait, a real pirate!! Good day.

3 Jun 2011 8:41am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A great portrait and a lovely smile. Intresting history. Thank you for sharing.

3 Jun 2011 10:10am

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Excellent focus just like the yesterdays...great framing!

3 Jun 2011 10:52am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, what a costume - love the patch! Great portrait, Stephen!

3 Jun 2011 11:12am

Anne from 新加坡, Singapore

Great portrait! good to see a very friendly smile...thanks for sharing this interesting series, Stephen! Nice weekend.

3 Jun 2011 11:14am

tataray from france, France

Ohhhh un vrai pirate !... ))
Plus souriant et serein peut-être ?... Superbe.

3 Jun 2011 11:58am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

I am laughing with him ;)) So lovely face !!!!

3 Jun 2011 12:07pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Scary looking pirate..uhh soldier:)
Wonderful portrait!

3 Jun 2011 12:23pm


That tassle has got to be a distraction during battle! I'd be swattin it like an annoying fly al of the time... ha ha. A vibrant and detailed frame, Stephen. Great background info as well.

3 Jun 2011 12:46pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderfully rakish look on his face! Probably it is the anticipation of getting a shot in at the British! A strong street protrait Stephen! ;-)

3 Jun 2011 1:08pm

Florence from Paris, France

What a character ! Nice smile by the way. Nice portrait, lively and friendly.

3 Jun 2011 1:32pm

thami from Morocco

L'oeil du cyclope ou du pirate!
Belle collection de coiffe en perspective!
Bonne fin de journée lumineuse!

3 Jun 2011 2:00pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Warmth exuding from this winsome smile, those eye crinkles, and your straightforward gift for portraiture.

3 Jun 2011 2:01pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

He looks magnificent in what looks like a decent recreation of an old uniform. (In fact it looks like it is made from modern fleece like material).

3 Jun 2011 2:32pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful color combination of his costume....joyful portrait.

3 Jun 2011 3:11pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Me love the picture! A smile wide open ... And the eye patch ... for real? Best regards, Adela

3 Jun 2011 3:26pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great portrait. Nice smile. And a colourful uniform. Lovely face ... :)

3 Jun 2011 4:08pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great portrait and nice expression he has!

3 Jun 2011 4:16pm

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

he has a wonderful smile - looks like such a nice man
This is a lovely image! Have a great weekend!

3 Jun 2011 4:31pm

k@ from Paris, France

Such a friendy single eye he gives you ! Generous sharing here. Super portrait.

3 Jun 2011 4:32pm

Iknow from Chengdu, China

So beautiful and natural portrait,nice expression here!

3 Jun 2011 5:02pm

Steve from Sonoma, United States

interesting juxtaposition of the beard and semi frayed uniform...

3 Jun 2011 5:06pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente retrato y expresión!

3 Jun 2011 5:48pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Great portrait Stephen - the focus is spot on.

3 Jun 2011 6:19pm

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand

grate shot

3 Jun 2011 8:09pm

Dulang from United States

A dapper man and uniform, to be sure. Nice shot...

3 Jun 2011 10:46pm

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

This uniform is super cool!
Like a combo of an elf & a pirate!

3 Jun 2011 10:59pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fine portrait of this soldier. This is quite the interesting festival.

4 Jun 2011 12:05am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Nice portrait :)

4 Jun 2011 12:09am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

He has really been in the wars !

4 Jun 2011 2:02am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Great history with amazing photos!

4 Jun 2011 2:49am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

the smile suits the costume!

4 Jun 2011 7:52am

Stefanie from France

Great portrait.

4 Jun 2011 8:49am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great expression captured here. Love the history info.

4 Jun 2011 11:58am

Rayak from Paris, France

Superb tones for a great portrait. Excellent capture of his smile.

5 Jun 2011 6:15am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

A nice historical remark for this portrait. This person is showing such fun in his face.... Great colors and isolation.

5 Jun 2011 7:03pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Ha ha CuUute,
he's like a cartoon characters, Captain...! ;D

10 Jun 2011 2:31am

1/250 second
ISO 100
90 mm