Little Tamaki-chan in a Field of Violets
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22-month-old Zoe Tamaki Braverman She's Got the “Pouty-Cute” Thing Down Pat -- Ojigaoka Park -- Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 66 mm — 1/200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
22-month-old Zoe Tamaki Braverman
She's Got the “Pouty-Cute” Thing Down Pat
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After our visit yesterday to Kyoto's Konzou Temple, Anthony and I headed all the way across Kyoto, around some small mountains, and into Otsu City to play in the park with his friend Gen. They have a great park across from their place that we've visited many times.

Gen's little sister, Tamaki-chan, has a very important quality that every child should have: she likes me. Even though her Daddy had to wake her up from a long nap and she was a bit pouty, her puzzling like of me allowed her to put up with me and my camera.

Ojigaoka Park -- Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos

She reminds me of my grandma (my mom's mom) in that she looks good in any kind of hat/headgear you might put on her, just the opposite of me.

She's normally full of smiles around me, but this time she was a bit groggy having overslept her nap. (Her daddy Zak tells me that's she's recently learned “NO!”, but she's always an angel with me.)

Even groggy, a trip down the slide with her dad brings a smile...

Ojigaoka Park -- Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/125 sec, f/4.5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos

It would have been more fun, but her chair was a bit too wide for the slide, so the trip was a bit slow.

There was a beautiful field of violets near the entrance to the park, and Zak graciously let me have his second-born child for a while...

Ojigaoka Park -- Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Ojigaoka Park -- Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 66 mm — 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Hey, You're Not My Real Daddy -- Ojigaoka Park -- Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 55 mm — 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Hey, You're Not My Real Daddy
Yawn, this “Being Beautiful” Stuff is Boring -- Ojigaoka Park -- Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Yawn, this “Being Beautiful” Stuff is Boring

All 4 comments so far, oldest first...

Sleepy little girl! The 2nd photo is my favorite.

— comment by Marcina, USA on April 13th, 2009 at 12:01am JST (8 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

She is indeed an exquisite child. Zak is fortunate. Every Daddy should have at least one little girl who beguiles him. Hint and sigh! And a Happy Birthday and Easter too, Jeff. Love, Mom

— comment by Grandma Friedl, Ohio, USA on April 13th, 2009 at 2:13am JST (8 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

The caption on the last photo made me laugh. Thanks.

— comment by Joanna (in Austin) on April 13th, 2009 at 2:24am JST (8 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

‘Little Tamaki-chan in a field of, er, moss phlox, Phlox subulata I think (a good ol’ North American wildflower)’.

What a little charmer she is!

— comment by Peter on April 13th, 2009 at 9:17pm JST (8 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink
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