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AU1D AU2D, AU5D, AU25C, probably AU21 – neck tightener?
Emotion seems to be surprise – tending towards fear, shock.
I see surprise and pleased
Definitely surprise (the eyebrows are lifted along with the eyelids) There could be a hint of the brows lowering, which is way not having a neutral face is challenging. If the brows are lowered slightly, it would reinforce fear. The mouth is open – however are the lips drawn back or the neck tightening? Gives me the impression of surprise leading onto shock / fear.