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"Lolita is a slang term for a seductive, sexually attractive, or sexually precocious young girl".– Wikipedia

Lolita – Amazonia, April, 2007The photograph above appeared on this site's Home Page in mid-May, 2007. It is part of anAmazon Portfolioshot there in April, 2007. As can be seen, it shows a very young woman (girl) posing provocatively. It was a candid photograph taken in a moment that passed all too quickly. She knew that she was being photographed and her expression and pose was clearly deliberate.

Because of her pose and expression I titled the photographLolita, having in mind the definition pretty much as provided byWikipedia–"Lolita is a slang term for a seductive, sexually attractive, or sexually precocious young girl". Seemed appropriate to me.

But, to my complete astonishment a minor tempest has arisen on some web photography discussion forums. Most curiously, it isn't the photograph itself that has anyone upset, it's my us...

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