(alternate shot in WS)
Well, Buddhist propriety goes belly up, with these dirty little feet at head level, ouh lala!
Sometimes, people wonder about temple duties and discipline , but these little "Shan-apans" (french pun) are just telling us: "we are not monks, we are kids first!"...
proverb/title translation: You can't judge a monk by his garb.
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GuillaumeR (131) 2004-12-11 11:31
What a funny pic !!! Congratulations for this moment you caught !!!
ngythanh (8582) 2004-12-11 11:53
This photo should be on the newspaper, or magazine. You've got the moment when they have "been kids first".
Thanks for sharing. A copy went to my favorites.
jboj (251) 2004-12-11 12:13
superb shot, very well caught and commented :) it's always good to see smiling kids, no matter where they come from :) plus -I love the colours.
MiguelP (14470) 2004-12-11 13:30
Joy of life! Thanks Herve.
KevinRL (835) 2004-12-11 15:20
Well done again Herve.
One little niggle, is there any more of the photo available on the left, the boys robe has just been cropped a bit too close for my likings.
sengir (4956) 2004-12-11 15:22
wow! That's truly a great shot, very funny ;), and something new to add to the typical "kid-monks" photos
flydragon (0) 2004-12-11 18:43
une tres belle photo
et tellement attachante
j'aime bcp leurs expressions
j'aime aussi ce changement
d'attitude, de voir de jeunes
monks délirés, nous rapprochent
michel_r (1118) 2004-12-11 19:03
superbe celle ci hervé. Les couleurs des robes des moines vont si bien avec celles de la terre. On prend du temps à trouver où aboutissent les pieds qui sont au premier plan. Une image drole, pleine de rires, qui fait du bien. merci.
Karthik (306) 2004-12-12 3:19
wow, excellent capture! I love the beautiful smiles on their faces. gr8 work Herve!
scalerman (26900) 2004-12-12 19:18
maybe monk-scouts... most young men are expected to give up at least a year in a monastery in most SE Asian countries... nice, emotional capture.
maciekda (19895) 2004-12-13 10:55
very cheerful scene Herve, great moment. those legs in the top are great, this photo puts smiles on our faces, very nice
cessy (13647) 2004-12-14 7:20
hehehe ... nice moments. love seeing those expression, they are kids afterall
JennHen (498) 2004-12-15 11:57
Makes me giggle! Great photo and story.
Kicka (0) 2004-12-15 12:49
Nice smiles and well captured moment, makes me smile :)
alford (3981) 2004-12-16 19:07
Hahaha! I love the expression of the kids' faces - so happy, so worry-free! And that kid turned upside-down is really funny! I remember when I was a kid, I used to shout and scream like them :) Your notes are wonderful and funny as well! Very good daily life photo! rgds.
sohrab (7439) 2004-12-23 15:16
hey herve i just came across this one..
well there is nothing techincal to ask about this one....
but was the little monk soo strong that he held his friend upside down on his own????
ok this is really making me curious.. he's holding his friend all by himself isnt he??
take care :)
jiekuan (332) 2005-01-02 6:00
Nice POV, great shot on kids!
vapours (8264) 2005-01-03 2:44
You have a great collection of portraits Herve, but this one stood out the most for me and brought a smile to my face.
Youve chosen a great angle and captured the joy in their faces perfectly.
philip_coggan (11) 2005-01-05 5:26
This is a rgeat pic, it has colours, movement, subject, everything. Well done!
faubry (35447) 2005-01-08 7:05
funny shot, i like they childs enjoy, all is not sad in religion!
thanks for tis part full of peace and joy
maurazos (0) 2005-01-26 10:26
Strange but nice and attractive composition, and of course, a bit rebel for the fact of showing the monk's feet, the forbidden part of the body in most of South-East Asian cultures. Good reflexion. Regards.
eflowers (674) 2005-02-08 11:31
The movement you've captured in this photo is amazing! I love the swirling colorful robes.
AmiBe (6042) 2005-02-15 10:58
Un novice n'est-il pas censé rester sérieux ?
En tout cas, cet instantané est superbe, plein de vie et de bonheur. Bravo
Paker (2650) 2005-03-16 17:04
This is a fantastic shot. Great moment to catch and a funny one too.... hilarious actually, especially the up side down kid. The expressions are priceless, so is the whole picture even though it may lacks some quality (little grainy).
thanks for sharing -
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-03-28 11:29
Wow, what happines and dynamic movements these kids have, very well captured. Regards Daniel
eleparc (24063) 2005-04-03 13:37
geniale ta photo hervé! et ce renversé du petit moine à gauche est proprement renversant! ta photo respire la vie, le bonheur et la joie...
c'est vrai qu'ils ne sont que des enfants qui suivent une éducation dans les gompas et monasteres, mais que finalement peu continueront dans cette voie religieuse... et ta photo nous le rappelle merveilleusement!
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2005-04-03 16:05
Wow, wow, wow, Herve, what a fun, and what a pleasure, it's all radiating from the screen, they're having so much fun!.
Nice PoV, herve, it's a marvellous pic!
kevinos (7517) 2005-04-08 2:50
What a wonderful picture! It captures so well one of those fleeting spontaneous moments. Actually they are not monks. A man cannot be ordained a monk until he has reached 20 years. These are novices ( samanera) who join the temple either to get an education or because the have no family. The have only 10 rules,( monks have 136) and do not have many temple duties and are allowed to be pretty normal kids. Most never go on to be ordained. It's largely part of the social structure.
leschamb (371) 2005-04-10 4:42
Wow, what a capture.
Photographing kid like this is difficult, since they all come charging at you, making focus, and getting all the faces in, very difficult.
I love the colors, and I love the upsidedown kid. It's great
KevRyan (22956) 2005-04-20 15:46
Way to go for fully expressive joyful Buddhism - contentment yes - happiness - why not - childhood - for sure!!!!! Great tiny monk picture!!
alimo3 (6854) 2005-04-22 1:34
Hi herve ,
i miss this one ,and a good one !
full of energy and happiness .
a great capture my friend.
anandselvi (1663) 2005-04-24 5:41
congratulations forthis momend you caught.
kensimage (8565) 2005-04-26 11:28
What a wonderfully dynamic scene, a frozen moment of joy! This really captures the spirit of children, Herve, great work!
windancer (205) 2005-05-06 3:19
You've captured a special moment! This is so perfect with a little buddhist feet in the air! Love it, definately a favourite! A National Geographic must have.
chaitee (136) 2005-05-08 16:03
Again a very expressive shot of fun loving and playful little monks. The picture really expresses the fun and the happiness in the eyes of these little monks. Well done!
sylvie (1183) 2005-05-14 7:28
une photo qui fait du bien, ces sourires d'enfants sont une joie , les couleurs se marient excellement bien ensemble et l'angle et parfait. Merci de nous faire partager ce bonheur.
Furachan (0) 2005-05-20 3:29
Herve, je me joins a tant d'autres pour te dire que voici un chef d'oeuvre, il n'y a pas d'autre mot. On a l'impression d'un vortex de joie pure, tout en 3D. BRAVO! Francis
apache (1426) 2005-06-11 12:23
You caught a funny moment there, full of childish exhuberance. man...are these little guys happy...! A happy childhood moment nicely captured.
t0mmm1 (5440) 2005-07-05 16:37
Very funny photo. That kid upside down... Here you've really caught a moment. Excellent.
Jujube (125) 2005-08-08 20:29
Un morceau de bonheur, carrément! Du mouvement, des couleurs chaudes, des sourires chaleureux et un point de vue parfait! Bravo! Hop, dans mes favorites!
davey590 (271) 2005-08-22 16:35
kids are kids whatever they are made to be
nice framing and colours
hantulaut (3441) 2005-08-27 11:46
hahaha what a happy budist monk, they really human here.
nopoint (878) 2005-09-03 12:52
What a beautiful shot. The composition is very good. You have capture the moment. Cheers...Kiet
AndyGr1er (281) 2005-09-07 6:43
The first thing I noticed about this even in thumbnail was that these buddhist kids were throwing their feet up at you. How incredibly unusual. A really delightful moment and image. well done.
xhanuman (558) 2005-10-05 23:24
This captures the spirit that lives in Myanmar... even among the adults that are aware of their 'plight'... they still find things to smile about in their daily lives.
yeah (213) 2005-10-15 6:39
Hi Herve, I smiply like this picture very very much. Very lifely and amusing. Well these are the kids in Myanmar. You made me remembering my stays as a novice in a monastery for the fist time. I was only 8. Well Done!
germanito (495) 2005-10-16 13:51
Les pouces en l' air, les jambes à l' envers... ici on s' éclate ! Le focus sur le 1er enfant offre une complicité particuliére avec lui... Bref etre monk c' est super !!!!
starbug (6924) 2005-10-20 6:56
What an excellent, shot, there's so muuch life and energy here, so much simplicity and happiness!Wonderful colours, great point of view!And great catch of the problem- they are just kids, even though dressed in monks' clothes...
Luciana (2269) 2005-10-25 7:31
essa sua foto me deixou feliz, só de olhar...
as cores, e os rostos alegres dos meninos! que momento maravilhoso você conseguiu clicar aqui!
um bom dia para você!
Photograph2u (0) 2005-10-27 12:02
Hello Herve, this is so cute and funny, who would think that monks could play like that, I am very happy for them that they can have fun while being kids.
Great composition, nice colours and great moment captured here.
Take care, Yan
ahmetgedikli (25603) 2006-02-08 11:52
Here it is; 100 point!
What a beautiful shot. The composition is excellent. You have capture the moment. Congratulations,
mrferrari (12) 2006-04-03 12:28
I love to watch the joy of children. Great shot in capturing the feeling!
jkos (981) 2006-09-12 7:29
Lovely shot. I would love to be there, playing and talking with those kids.
rafid76 (0) 2006-11-01 1:30
good note, and magnificent picture. you show thier humanity. the colors are great and sharp. good crop factor too
designsoul (21492) 2006-11-14 21:07
What joy! What a wonderful capture, Herve! This is exactly what I needed to see tonight... this wonderful childlike fun by the monk-ies :-)
Lovely work, all the way. Full of life. Thanks.
Never_Stop (0) 2007-05-16 4:49
Lovely smiles and gestures, straight to favourites this one ;)
MarcT (20964) 2007-08-30 9:19
These children and dresses, mixed together, are a real eye catcher. Thanks for sharing.
keda (1253) 2007-10-02 13:40
great one ....nice catch...
I like the colors, childrean and all situatution....
pticaruh (276) 2008-09-19 7:05
Great optimistic photo, these little ruffians sure are kids before monks...
jeffchaill (445) 2011-03-18 6:27
Un instantané magique ici.... Toute la gentillesse et la spontanéité des enfants birmans.
Ta photo nous montre au combien il faut visiter ce pays magique, bien que rude pour beaucoup.
Cette vue légèrement plongeante ,pas toujours judicieuse avec des enfants,dynamise parfaitement ces jeunes mongs bien " dissipes", comme il ce doit pour des enfants....
Merci beaucoup pour ce partage
- Copyright: Herve Blandin (kinginexile) (2598)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-02-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): °°Simply Great - Moments in Time°° [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-12-11 11:21
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