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St . Piran's Day - Truro

Posted by
Nigel (Avening, United Kingdom) on 18 March 2012 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Saint Piran or Perran (traditionally in Cornwall, saints are simply named, without this title) (Cornish: Peran) is an early 6th century Cornish abbot and saint, supposedly of Irish origin.
He is the patron saint of tin-miners, and is also generally regarded as the patron saint of Cornwall, although Saint Michael and Saint Petroc also have some claim to this title.Saint Piran's Flag, a white cross on a black background, is used as a symbol of Cornwall. Saint Piran's Day takes place on 5 March. This proud Cornishman was part of the annual parade to celebrate the saint in Truro recently.

Canon EOS 7D 1/100 second F/5.6 ISO 100 200 mm

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Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

A fancy hat!

18 Mar 2012 5:37am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A wonderful smile you captured so well!

18 Mar 2012 6:22am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

A lovely face and he does look very proud.

18 Mar 2012 6:44am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

A man full of character. At first glance he shouts "Scot", it's interesting how the Celt nations (Wales, Scotland, Brittany,Cornwall, Isle of Man,Ireland) still have great similarities in style and language

18 Mar 2012 7:09am

Khalil from Beirut, Lebanon

Très beau portrait et jolis regard et sourire complices. Des magnifiques détails à admirer.

18 Mar 2012 7:11am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

A colourful character with a story or two to tell

18 Mar 2012 7:57am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

intéressant ce portrait

18 Mar 2012 8:43am

tataray from france, France


18 Mar 2012 8:45am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

An interesting description of the history.

18 Mar 2012 8:46am

thami from Morocco

Le pompon, comme la cerise sur le gâteau ! Excellente expression complice!
Bon dimanche lumineux et chal-heureux!

18 Mar 2012 8:47am

gootchai from bousval, Belgium

Haaaaaaaaa génial ton portrait!! j'adore+++++++

18 Mar 2012 9:15am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A wonderful portrait !!

18 Mar 2012 9:59am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Excellent details in this beautiful portrait ! And thank you for the very intresting information. Have a lovely sunday :)

18 Mar 2012 10:41am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

lovely expression here

18 Mar 2012 10:51am

Sam from Chennai, India

Nice. :)

18 Mar 2012 1:44pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Fantastic portrait, Nigel!

18 Mar 2012 2:49pm

Karen Politte from Conway, United States

what a great capture of this jovial looking guy!!

18 Mar 2012 2:51pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

oozes character!

18 Mar 2012 3:14pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a wonderful portrait.

18 Mar 2012 4:32pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Brilliant portrait Nige, a day full of photo opp's

18 Mar 2012 4:39pm

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

Typical portrait of Corwalls

18 Mar 2012 4:42pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A wonderful portrait! I like his proud smile! Interesting pins on his hat.

18 Mar 2012 5:02pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Grandisoe portrait e tiamge sueprbe cpatage et ocmpo quelle belle barbe.
Belle soirée

18 Mar 2012 6:37pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Amazing portrait and a nice smile !!! Nice capture

18 Mar 2012 9:31pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!

18 Mar 2012 10:30pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic portrait and friendly expression ~ great capture!

18 Mar 2012 11:46pm

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Great portrait!

19 Mar 2012 6:49am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb portrait - his eyes are full of emotion.

19 Mar 2012 9:12am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great details & wonderful expressions...

19 Mar 2012 9:13am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Cracking great portrait, and now I know something that I didn't beforehand!

19 Mar 2012 10:13am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An excellent portrait!

19 Mar 2012 9:44pm

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant portrait ... and now i know the 'secret' behind the black-and-white flag, too ...

21 Mar 2012 4:34pm

Canon EOS 7D
1/100 second
ISO 100
200 mm