No...it's not a spelling mistake.
This traditional dance was brought over from the Mindanao archipelago by the Suluks and does not originate from Bajau tribe in the Semporna district of Sabah. The intermingling relationship between the Bajau and Suluk in those early days resulted in the dance becoming a living heritage of the Bajau community residing in Semporna.
The phrase "daling daling" actually originated from the English word "darling". The main characteristic of the dance is the interchange of quatrains between the male and female dancers and is usually performed as an entertainment in various occasions.
1. Adjusting level to get detail
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Tim (469) 2004-11-03 1:47
Another beautiful photo and a very pretty lady. The colors are wonderful! Thanks for sharing Bani! God's best always,
TakiKO (115) 2004-11-03 2:10
At first, I admire an excellent sharpness of Your photo.
Nice atmosphere, live colours and dancing attractive girl make Your photo an outstanding one.
Great shot, Rabani!
elihesamian (26149) 2004-11-03 2:17
Lively shot,so vivid with a great clarity!
also a good dynamic shot about a beautiful festival,well captured and nicely composed,Dear Rabani.
Warm and lovely colors tone.
thebecky (688) 2004-11-03 3:01
Great colours, expressions and feelings of movement give this photo a nice warm vibrant feeling. Very nicely captured.
kinginexile (2598) 2004-11-03 3:03
Thanks for the informative note. I recognize the young woman of that other shot you gave us. You certainly make us wish to have been there, and I like the sunny, lively energy that comes from all the colors and their smiles. I wonder if you should not have blurred the background of faces behind them, a bit intrusive in the duo.
roshangar (1682) 2004-11-03 3:09
So colorfull,dainamic and nice lady! Great shot!
Zanni (6108) 2004-11-03 3:14
Time ago I wrote you was a colors teacher: was I wrong? I don't think and this splendid colorful picture confirms my words. I like their enjoyng expression and the elegance of movement of woman's arm. Everybody seems to take part at this full of joy atmosphere.
supereira (9576) 2004-11-03 6:16
I like a lot the colors and the contrast between them.Very good details.Good light,textures and sharpness.Great composition and POV.Good job!
RGatward (20086) 2004-11-03 6:24
Great sharp shot. Ineteresting note. Good job all round.
jhm (155330) 2004-11-03 6:55
A very great series of this dancers, again are the colours of great quality, Rabani, the smile on the face and also the lady left, everything very sharp and clear. It's very difficult taken dancers for the movement always, but excellent image. My compliments!
Oldtree (2457) 2004-11-03 7:22
Another fine and detailed shot of this occasion. I like the quality and the vivid colors here. Very good framing. Well done.
nilolabrador (1469) 2004-11-03 12:16
WoW! Colors, colors, colors and a lot of joy.
I can't believe this shot was taken with the same setup as mine. Chapeau bas!
nwoehnl (122) 2004-11-03 15:18
What a cheerful photo of the dancers, Rabani - incredibly rich in details, and uniquely colorful. You did well handling the bright sun and capturing the elegant posing of the dancers. I like that we can see how their radiant appearance captures the attention of almost everybody else visible in the frame. Great shot.
alimo3 (6854) 2004-11-03 19:43
thanks for this image because we are in the festival with you !
great colors and nice quality of picture full of details.
ChrisJ (116108) 2004-11-04 3:33
Wow! Perfect sharpness & color saturation. Also a good decisive moment in the dance sequence, which is much harder to photograph than it looks. Bagus sekali, Rabani!
alford (3989) 2004-11-04 20:51
Very beautiful colors captured Rabani! I love their smiles - seems they're really enjoying the dance. Clarity is excellent! Good work!
manny (21833) 2004-11-05 1:49
Very good composition here with clear colors and good deep DOF. From Mindanao? Interesting.
hantulaut (3441) 2005-01-11 3:12
Tampak seperti coustume Minang, ada pengaruh budaya Melayu yang kuat :-)
- Copyright: Rabani HMA (rabani) (9645)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-10-24
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron AF28-300 XR
- Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): A Tribute to the Pretty Woman [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-11-03 1:25
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