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Grace and Strength by BenHeine Grace and Strength by BenHeine
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Another photo of Majka Malíková. She used to be a gymnast.
She is amazing. I was lucky to meet her that day in that place!

The above photo has been shot with the Samsung NX11,
provided by Samsung Electronics. Co., Ltd.
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:icontamrac46:
TAMRAC46 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
Awesome series of images! Congrats to you and your model Majka!!
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:iconkapuaokalani:
Kapuaokalani Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can do that
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:iconpranav03:
pranav03 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
This is an amazing shot!
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:icongagalicous:
Gagalicous Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can do this :3
But it looks 100x better on here. lol.
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:icondedekt:
dedekt Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
just wooooww!
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:iconprintsilike:
printsILike Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning....both the picture and the pose :)
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:iconeric-emanwu:
eric-emanwu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Wow. Talk about flexible.
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:iconlapetitebohemienne:
LaPetiteBohemienne Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
It is impressive indeed.
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:iconlaelren:
laelren Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
I am thoroughly impressed by this model. I also like her extremely blue jeans.
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:iconkaitoaozora:
KaitoAozora Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
She almost doesn't look real.

The color effect here is very subtle but very powerful. Speaking of "grace and strength"... I notice you're excellent at using it to bring a special kind of focus to your pictures; it makes them look almost more real somehow.
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:iconskeware:
Skeware Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011   General Artist
Wow! Incredible image in vibrant colors :) love it!
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:iconthe7godsofchaos:
The7GodsofChaos Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
I think I'm in love.
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:iconart-is-a-key:
aRt-is-a-Key Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
I like this one. it's so energetic without looking like she broke her bones while doing this :D
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:iconsmerle:
SMerle Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
beautifully rendered. the whole set.
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:iconmamaood:
mamaOOD Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I'm in love! You've managed to catch her flexibility, how I don't know?! :heart:
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:iconmuratserin:
muratserin Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
i love athletic girl...

very nice work...
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I had to look her up on facebook amazing thanks Ben
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:iconstalkingmoon:
stalkingmoon Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Beautiful pic, stunning pose
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:iconhylyn:
Hylyn Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Woooooooow, its amazing what she can do with her body.
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:icongabriella123:
GaBrIeLlA123 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! She's really pretty, and has an amazing body, though it's strange to see it in such a position :p
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:iconemokid30:
emokid30 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
i will never understand how people can bend that way it looks so painful!! lol
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:iconcattheminion:
CATtheMinion Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011   General Artist
great colors, and amazing pose. this girl is crazy flexible! the negative space is quite intense.
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:iconjamess0000:
Jamess0000 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Filmographer
I feel like she's gonna break... D:
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:iconchrisrdi:
ChrisRDI Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
woooooow that's impressive!!!
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:icondarkshadowsvampiress:
darkshadowsvampiress Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
And flexibility. <3
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:iconattherockshow:
AtTheRockShow Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Photographer
This is a great shot. Her ability is amazing, and I think the way you took the pictures and edited them really amplifies that. What she can do is amazing already, as is your work, so put together is just something...rather...unbelievable, I suppose. Each shot you've uploaded so far has been stunning. I haven't commented yet because I was at a loss of words... I can't say what you got out of shooting with her is by far you're best work because all of your work is outstanding, but these three shots are definitely highlights in your gallery and I wouldn't be surprised if one of these doesn't earn you a DD. Hopefully you'll share more with us. (:
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:iconattherockshow:
AtTheRockShow Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Photographer
I meant DOES earn you a DD, not doesn't. Oops.
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:icontegem:
TeGeM Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess she's more flexible bending backwards? Read somewhere that contortionists usually are more flexible bending on way over the other. Love pictures like this one, makes me realize how marvelous the human body is... :)
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:iconrazi-hoshiko:
Razi-Hoshiko Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
This makes me wish I could be more flexible....
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:iconsalmaashraf:
SalmaAshraf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
ikr same
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:iconcare623:
care623 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
u actually can just stretch a little bit everyday. always push urself as far as u can go but no further. that rly hurts if u go 2 far. b patient w/ it but soon enough u'll b bendy like her. i used 2 not b very flexible @ all but now i can bend like
Majka
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:icongarrison-kelly:
Garrison-Kelly Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That's some serious power right there! :)
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:iconpluckdog:
pluckdog Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
wicked awesome
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:iconinobras:
inObrAS Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
:thumbsup::nod:
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:iconnamuniz:
namuniz Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
I love her hair!!!
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:icona-young-soul:
A-young-soul Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Cool photo:D
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:iconnaygonelvanleii:
NaygonElvanleii Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
o.O
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:iconmarius-creb:
Marius-Creb Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Astounding.
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:icone-uphoria:
e-uphoria Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011   Photographer
she's good :D In the past I also did these things :P
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:iconosb2:
OSB2 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
She'll kick my butt for saying it, but if I leave my postcards there will the beach mailman pick them up?
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:iconcassybean:
CassyBean Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
She is beautiful- your models always are!
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:iconmr-brici:
Mr-Brici Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
this model is AWESOME!!!
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:iconrockingraven:
RockingRaven Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Just amazing *-*
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:iconbludrgn426:
BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
impressive
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:iconbhdrbnzt:
bhdrbnzt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
nice pic.
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:iconblacksnowwonderland:
BlackSnowWonderland Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The title really fits this picture. Just...amazing. :)
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:iconnon-parlo:
Non-Parlo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
So amazing :heart:
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:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
:)
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:iconnon-parlo:
Non-Parlo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
:D You're so inspiring.
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NX11
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1/80 second
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F/10.0
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130 mm
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100
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Aug 6, 2011, 5:41:07 PM
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