Wadduwa, Western Sri Lanka...
Locals tie big ropes between the palm trees, and an athletic man climbs them each day, goes from one tree to another, cutting coconuts and extracting its nectar. This process creates an opportunity for fruit bats which visit fruits and plants to lick their nectar.
See also Flying foxes.
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CLODO (28482) 2011-09-27 2:45
Interesting and unusual situation of the man walking on te rope. Congratulatins for your photographic eye.
jhm (134360) 2011-09-27 3:30
I get a little bit the jitters when I see these man high above the earth.
Truly a ringmaster walk about the rope.
Sharpness and clarity are simple fantastic.
Excellent captured nice composed.
Very well done, TFS.
abmdsudi (38710) 2011-09-27 5:59
Lovely capture of this scene, a very informative shot and i love your pov and close crop. A strong picture with interesting focal of interest, his stride is so effective. Impressive compostion and good framing within. This man is an astonishing acrobat with the risks he takes daily walking on tightrope but this his routine and part of his daily life. I like the ideas instead of climbing from tree to another, its definately a painstaking task and with this makes his life a bit easier. Excellent good reportage shot, it has that extra pictorial narrative element. Congrats,
- Copyright: Erdem Kutukoglu (Suppiluliuma) (3879)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-22
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 100-400mm L IS USM
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-09-26 22:39