In the backwaters of Kerala, Ashtamudi Lake is a big one by any standards. And one of the most prominent features of this lake is the presence of Chinese fishing nets with their own paraphernalia.
In India, Chinese fishing nets (Cheena vala) are fishing nets that are fixed land installations for fishing. While commonly known as "Chinese fishing nets" in India, the more formal name for such nets is "shore operated lift nets". Huge mechanical contrivances hold out horizontal nets of 20 m or more across. Each structure is at least 10 m high and comprises a cantilever with an outstretched net suspended over the sea and large stones suspended from ropes as counterweights at the other end. Each installation is operated by a team of up to six fishermen. While such nets are used throughout coastal southern China and Indochina, in India they are mostly found in the Indian state of Kerala, where they have become a tourist attraction. The Indian common name arises because they are unusual in India and different from usual fishing nets in India.
The Chinese fishing nets have become a very popular tourist attraction, their size and elegant construction is photogenic and the slow rhythm of their operation is quite hypnotic. In addition, catches can be purchased individually and need be taken only a short distance to a street entrepreneur who will cook it.
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snunney (88924) 2014-06-27 2:23
A good capture of these very interesting fishing contraptions. Your well chosen point of view shows them in great detail and sets everything in context. I like the soft light and pastel tones. Very good clarity. Thanks for sharing.
jhm (143413) 2014-06-27 2:54
What a splendid system for fishing with these big nets.
Lovely depth and perspective too, what a lovely forest of palmtrees.
Excellent captured, nice composition, colours and sharpness are of high quality.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
danos (89851) 2014-06-27 2:59
nice the view of this type of nets that are unknown in Greece as in Europe i think.I like the pinkish environment with the backdrop palmt rees, to make the whole scenery,unique.
Nicou (128776) 2014-06-27 10:01
superbe graphisme et compo avec ces arbres dans le vent en fond et ces tubulures quelle vue génial.
Bravo et amitié
Gigidusud (17673) 2014-06-27 14:51
Great presentation of the Chinese fishing nets with the splendid palm grove on BG. Well done!
Have a nice Week-end.
Sonata11 (33576) 2014-06-27 21:27
Hello Apurba, interesting composition and well performed image. All the best and have a great weekend, Barbara
shreya2000 (1586) 2014-06-28 23:35
Beautiful picture with beautiful detail given by you. Nets are the main living things of the fishermen. I like your composition.
Thanks for sharing.
abmdsudi (46146) 2014-06-29 9:53
You have good subject of interest there - the chinese nets, symbol of Cochin with improvised modern equipment. Imho, there's a lack of colour depth thus pp enhancement is most appropriate thing to do here TFS
pajaran (54508) 2014-06-30 9:52
Interesantan tekst o mrezama i nacinu ribolova, lep pogled ...
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i mehanizmi sa mrezama za ribolov, lepe boje.
Dobar nacin za lov ribe, nadam se da je uspesan.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
An interesting article on the network and fishing, nice view ...
Good video and contrast nicely demonstrated place mechanisms to networks of fishing, beautiful colors.
A good way of catching fish, I hope it's successful.
Good evening and all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
Fis2 (89297) 2014-06-30 13:04
curious fishing nets.
Good frame and composition.
I like delicate colors.
papagolf21 (89700) 2014-06-30 23:53
Bonjour, cher Apurba,
Jolie présentation exotique d'un lieu de pêche. L'arrière plan possède une végétation luxuriante du plus bel effet.
Très bonne réalisation.
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-07-01 1:41
This is beautifully done with excellent framing. You kept the colours muted and natural which serve to enhance the visual appeal of the picture. And of course, the sharpness and details are excellent too. All this accompanied by an interesting and informative note.
Congratulations and have a nice evening.
emka (85097) 2014-07-02 12:56
Hello Apurba, Beautiful view of these Chinese fishing nets from Kerala,. You are right, they are extremely photogenic and are a great tourist attraction. But what about the fish? I saw them in action and there were no bigger fishes inside - only a few small ones. Splendid this dense palm forest behind it.
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