Lens Artists Photo Challenge #103 – Surprise

The Face of Surprise 

The surprise is a feeling of astonishment.

Surprises have got a funny way of expression in the human face. It can be out of positive or negative emotions.

We all have witnessed how the winner of Ms.Universe or Ms. World express their standard surprise on winning the award, by keeping the hands near the cheeks or over their mouth.

Surprise faces

“surprise is one of those emotions that can be hard to fake, though, whether you’re trying to look surprised when you’re not or trying to not look surprised when you are.”   R.J. Palacio, Wonder

Have you ever wondered what exactly happens to your face of when you are surprised ?

Check the face of the two boys in the above photo after you read the desciption below.

  • Eyebrows are raised so they become curved and high. 
  • Horizontal wrinkles across the forehead. 
  • Open eyelids: the upper lid is raised and the lower lid is drawn down, often exposing the white sclera above and below the iris. 
  • Pupil dilation mydriasis or pupil constriction miosis.
  • Dropped jaw so that the lips and teeth are parted, with no tension around the mouth


Of course, As I described earlier,the non-facial acts include… hands are kept near the cheeks or over the mouth.


Surprise of a different kind

Surprise ,news reading

“Even in the familiar there can be surprise and wonder.”  Tierney Gearon

In the Photograph above, I was surprised as to how this person can read the newspaper since he is facing the Sun directly, the temperature being 37 ° c (almost 100 ° F), and he is not covering his face with paper, and busy reading the news.


To days Congratulatory Surprise !


“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” Karl Barth


I express my ‘GRATITUDE’ to all my WP readers and well wishers.Thank you so much,my friends.

“O Lord that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.”  William Shakesphere

I always wonder what is the significance of the number 1337 !

I understand it’s an ‘ANGEL NUMBER’.Said to be Huge Blessings from from the Devine,if you are God loving person.One is sure to receive Angels Wisdom.

If you love to know numerlogy check this link.  Numeroscop

This post is in response to  LAPC # 103  -Surprise.

Thank you Ann-Christine for the inspiration.

Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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  14 comments for “Lens Artists Photo Challenge #103 – Surprise

  1. June 29, 2020 at 11:57 am

    ROFL. 1337 is “LeetSpeak” for Leet or Elite. 😀 That’s what it means.

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    • June 29, 2020 at 12:06 pm

      Thank you Silk Cords.Understand

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    • June 29, 2020 at 12:06 pm


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      • June 30, 2020 at 11:13 am

        Since I was a dingbat and forgot to say it, congratulations on the milestone also. When you get over 1000, you know you’re doing something right. 🙂

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        • June 30, 2020 at 1:25 pm

          Come on Silk Cords.I know you are an intelligent, energetic and highly gifted person.The way you talk in your blog and your posts prove this.
          Thank you for your wishes and encouraging words.

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          • June 30, 2020 at 2:13 pm

            I still should have remembered to say congratulations about the milestone instead of just teasing you about the leetspeak. 🙂

            You’re better off not knowing how to read that jibberish anyway. It’ll lower your IQ doing so, LOL.

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  2. June 29, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Congrats on the big follower group. Wish you more smile and cheer for the next number 2000 and more. Happy week ahead for you. Keep fit and healthy . Cheers.

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  3. Amy
    June 29, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Congratulations! 1337 flowers, a milestone!
    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  4. June 30, 2020 at 7:43 pm


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