A the annual Buffalo festival in Chonburi, it is not only buffaloes that compete. There is also an important amateur kick boxing competition. Boys from as young as 8 or 9 compete. Thai boxing (Muay Thai)has a passionate following in the rural villages of Thailand. Making it as a boxer is one of the few ways that uneducated country boys can hope to become rich and famous. So the competition is fierce. The boys would be hoping to catch the eye of one the the countries top trainers who would take them off to the training camps, where they might hope to develop into future champions.I caught this little chap during a break in a qualifying bout. I am not sure if is expression shows determination or terror.
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smarcell (19965) 2008-04-18 0:55
A very nice portrait. Sweat and concentration of the young boy give make this picture very interesting.
gelor (3229) 2008-04-18 1:01
Un très joli portrait ! Toute la composition renvoit à la figure de ce jeune. Belle saturation des couleurs et jolie définition ! Superbe... Bravo.
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2008-04-18 2:43
You've captured this superbly ... the facial expression showing determination and the sweet flowing in his face is just awesome. Not much I can say with this compo ... Excellent work! tfs
wolf38 (31296) 2008-04-18 2:50
Hello kevin. I wanted to make a break when commentating your photos. But the today's photo is so expressionful that I am concerned with it. Composition, color etc., are excellent. But the crucial is the face of the boy. It shows the strain, - and perhaps also something fear. Outstanding. Masterfully. Best regards, Wolfgang.
dareco (17134) 2008-04-18 3:23
Very well done. To me he looks very determined. Excellent details here!! TFS
trekks (14348) 2008-04-18 11:08
w0w, this boy can fight! He shines! Really great close up shot and very nicely captured expression.
axiotea (21651) 2008-04-21 4:24
I thought competition was only for adults but apparently it is not! you've framed very well this young boy who seems to be concentrated and captured a decisive moment! Thanks also for the informative note.
Senk (2331) 2008-04-22 15:30
wow Lung , very nice photo and how do you get so close, they let you get in there? anyway nice color and sharp
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adores (44911) 2008-04-22 17:20
You're showing a different subject this time. I guess the little one is terrified, we can see it in his eyes. You captured his expression very well. It's a very good portrait, very well framed.
delkoo (68) 2008-05-05 9:16
A nice, spontaneous portrait with documentary value,very interesting, i like his glance and also the size of gloves seemed gigantic.
claudeD (37832) 2008-05-17 10:37
excllent portrait shot with good colors and excellent sharpness.I like this image very much.
With regards from Luxembourg
Felip (3907) 2008-05-31 7:45
So young, but so fierce!. Superb portrait Kevin, with good sharpness and excellent colours. TFS.
xramm (1831) 2010-08-01 12:52
You took an excellent subject with nice colors and details of perspiration on young boxer.Good posture.
kLe (2196) 2011-04-30 23:42
C'est une très bonne photo, expressive, dramatique, émouvante... C'est très réaliste pour croire que s'agit d'une fausse pose. Ce petit a dû participer aux combats.
Et ça, c'est ce qui me soucie. Je n'aime pas le boxe et je pense qu'il devrait être absolutement interdit à des enfants.