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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10639 W: 146 N: 26815] (128551)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-03
Categories: Daily Life
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2018-06-29 1:45
Viewed: 760
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In the 2013 census, there were approximately 600,000 people in New Zealand identifying as Māori, making up roughly 15% of the national population. They are the second-largest ethnic group in New Zealand, after European New Zealanders ("Pākehā"). Most of them live in North Island, so theoretically, should see them in the streets. But I couldn't recognize them when they were not the dancers for tourists. Nowadays they have no typical tattoos, they are normally dressed.
In a shop on the bus station in Auckland, I saw this lady with a daughter, both with the nice garlands on the heads. Stupid of me, but I asked them if they were Maori. The lady smiled and told they came from Tuvalu, a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, about midway between Hawaii and Australia. They posed for a few pictures. The view of the shop is not especially attractive, but these were circumstances.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12204 W: 126 N: 22030] (112389)
  • [2018-06-29 2:28]

Ciao Malgo,2 beautiful pics showing mother and daughter with the typical polynesian garland. They were very friendly as i can see,and proud to go on the gallery of TE...ehehe...i'm watching too the products of the shop,but i can't see something of interesting,it seems to be in a common european market. Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Malgo,
They are nice looking persons, even though the environment is "nothing special". This is the closest to Tuvalu that TE will probably ever come. There are no photos from that independent country, which may cease to exist if global heating continues at the present speed and the sea rises a couple of meters.
Kind regards,

Hello Malgo,
Mother and daughter are both charming with their flowery garlands even if the surroundings are not. Good capture, though I am a little perplexed as to why they are looking in different directions. Perhaps, your travelling companion was also taking some pictures?

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14787 W: 1055 N: 30283] (142025)
  • [2018-06-29 3:16]

Hello Malgo my neighbor on TE today!

The only Pacific Islands I have been to are NZ, Hawaii & the Philippines, & are there are a lot of them. This couple from Tuvalu are decidedly Polynesian in appearance and very close relatives of the Maori people and Hawaiians. The hibiscus flowers may be plastic but still brighten up a dreary mini-mart interior. Tfs!

Ciao Malgo,

Quelle belle petite famille et pour bien attirer les clients, elles ont mis des fleurs dans leurs cheveux.J'aime beaucoup le regard de la petite fille ainsi que son sourire.



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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14398 W: 0 N: 16334] (174999)
  • [2018-06-29 6:02]


quelle charmante image et compo ces deux dames souriantes superbe dans le magasin avec les produits quelle captage et couleurs et quelles fleurs cette couronne sur le cheveux superbe.
Bravo et amitié

Hi, Malgo.
Although the bottom of the store is not the most special, had to make this formidable photo, of the mother and daughter, which by the way, are very beautiful and with a friendly smile.
Magnificent color, good brightness and perfect sharpness.
Well done. I like it.
You have a good day.
Very best regards.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16091 W: 159 N: 28060] (147500)
  • [2018-06-29 9:59]

Hi Malgorzata
Deux charmant portrait très joli avec la couronne de fleurs, leurs regards amicaux, belle version en WS
Bon WE

Czesc Malgosiu
Sliczny portret a otoczenie "modeli" wcale nie takie zle, szczegolnie napis "be cool" pasuje do zdjecia, jak zreszta sama to dostrzeglas sadzac z tytulu postu. ;-)
Pozdrawiam serdecznie

Hi Malgo,

You have captured well the smiling expression pf the persons. The point of view is showing the details of their physionomy. It is clear and sharp. Have a nice day.


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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10229 W: 161 N: 16944] (129807)
  • [2018-06-29 13:41]

Witaj Malgosiu!
Bardzo sympatyczne foto.
Mama z corka i pieknie ustrojone glowy.
Fajny naturalny obraz.
Podoba sie.
Milego weekendu.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-06-29 14:01]

Witaj MAlgo,
the local woman with her daughter are pose so cute in front of your lens with the little girl to looks a bit embarrassed. Never mind, is a good snapshot from the two representatives from this ethnic group who live in New Zealand.


Hi Malgo,
Well presented, friendly smiles and so beautiful flowers garlands, tfs about Maori people.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9624 W: 57 N: 16430] (60726)
  • [2018-06-29 23:21]

Hello Malgo,
An excellent double portrait of this lady and her daughter, both smiling happily. The colourful flowers in their hair are a great addition too, while the supermarket is a nice background.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24959 W: 520 N: 42089] (180392)
  • [2018-06-30 0:32]

Hello Malgo,

Mother and daughter with smile this is very nice.
Pleasant to look at as daily life picture.
Colours and sharpness are amazing.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice weekend,

Ciao cara Malgo, lovely double portrait with nice couple, beautiful smiles, wonderful colors, excellent clarity, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3604 W: 0 N: 8429] (59545)
  • [2018-06-30 8:16]

Bardo atrakcyjny podwojny portret, nakrycia glowy przyciagaja wzrok, ale najwazniejszy jest usmiech :)
pozdrawiam Ryszard

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10405 W: 174 N: 18589] (82773)
  • [2018-07-04 12:36]


I really thought maoris shouldn't be this way, at least not with these flowers in the hair, so typical of the other islands. very beautiful view of the woman and the girl with an extra proud touch in her eyes.

take care


Czesc Malgorzata,
moj kolega z bylej pracy byl Pākehā...
Nie tak dawno pojawila sie nowa bajka Disneya o Moanie -nie mogli sie zdecydowac skadma pochodzic i niby jest z Hawajow ale tak naprawde nazwe jej wyspy wymyslono takze taka sama nazwa jest uzywana i w NZ i gdzies na Hawajach i jeszcze gdzies kolo Wyspy Wielkanocnej...
Moana jest wiec polinezyjka, podrozniczka, ktora ciagnie zeby wyruszyc w podroz daleko od domu...Moze powinnas zobaczyc te bajke ;)
Pozdrawiam serdecznie,

Ciao Malgo
bel doppio ritratto, bella anche la foto del ws, in entrambi i casi, sono espressioni molto naturali, con colori tenui, ma ben scelti.
Buon we

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