I find this portrait to be one of outstanding charm; although with a model of such exquisite beauty it would be hard to go too far wrong. The outdoor context compliments well the fresh faced charm of the subject and provides good soft natural light. But what really sets this out for me, as an outstanding pice of work, is the subtly of the framing. Without forcing the eye in an obvious way, as would be the case with solid framing or with vignetting, our attention is gently caressed toward the subject; not that with such a beautiful woman we would need much prompting! The pose too works well, with her teasing half smile and hand position we are presented with an enigma: what is she thinking - is there an invitation there? My only slight carp would be that the crop could have been a little tighter: the background strip on the left and the writing to the right are unwelcome distractions. Overall a gorgeous portrait that would grace any wall. As always with my critiques five stars are reserved for the 1 in a 100 shots; this one came very close for originality and, particularly, impact but in the end I decided that the crop shortcomings held it back.