Here's another one shot of the cute little boy I met in Lopburi Province in Thailand.
One person ask about the hair. I made some research and discovered that Thai parents during the olden times believed that there's a part of the head that is very fragile. Thus, they have to grow the hair to protect that spot. Even if the kid has to have a haircut, that spot shouldn't be cut. And so it grows and grows. At around the age of 8, there will be a ceremony to be conducted to go along with the cutting of that long hair. It also marks the intitiation of the kid into a more responsible childhood.
Last time, I also posted a picture of two kids on top of some animal. I didn't answer yet what the animal is. Click on the workshop to find out.
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cyril (2748) 2005-06-29 6:02
As the previous ones, I really like this serie.
The expression of the boy and all these bubbles contribute to the atmosphere.
Nice colours and DOF.
It's really a great job
ducnc (814) 2005-06-29 6:02
Very lovely, Excellence DOF and light. I love this photo.
geist_21 (664) 2005-06-29 6:03
Great moment you caught here, it seems the boy is taken his play more seriously (or perhaps curious) than showing amusement. A good background colour too, contrasting with the subject.
fixed (3836) 2005-06-29 6:04
I really like this series !!
this little boy is really particular
I like much cranium shaved with this DOF
all is smooth!
Pleasant and strong !!
Thank you !
Jeppe (18654) 2005-06-29 6:07
Oh thanks for the explanation about the stange haircut - I like the little worried look at his face and the fine moment you captured - also thanks for the solution to the former riddle.
cobraphil8 (82) 2005-06-29 6:08
You had taken some!!!
This one is even more beautiful than the one that I had in favourite where we saw her of profile.
That to say in front of such a spectacle of simplicity and sweetness?
Tu en avais pris plusieurs !!!
Celle-ci est encore plus belle que celle que j'avais en favorite où on la voyait de profil.
Que dire devant un tel spectacle de simplicité et de douceur?
hamster (104) 2005-06-29 6:21
Hello Manny. This is beautiful picture. The moment captured, the concentrated kid.. And very nice bokeh.
maciekda (19895) 2005-06-29 6:26
very nice portrait Manuel, beautiful bokeh, colors are so nice. the oment is lovely as well. i only wish the face of the boy was a bit sharper. very nice.
and what about the wide angle lens?
gezgin37 (3766) 2005-06-29 6:56
excellent sharpness and DOF. Nice capture of his total concentration. A good contrasting background colour.
And thanks for the note.
hdl (7035) 2005-06-29 7:58
Simply great! Like the look on the little guy's face. Nice framing and composition, good colours and sharpness.
banyanman (7789) 2005-06-29 8:14
Everything is perfect about this Manuel. The sharpness and colours in that bottom bubble are amazing. I shall add this to my favourites. Cheers . . . David
Hanssie (10794) 2005-06-29 9:00
A DOF which is incredible and a very nice image of the boy, nice work, dear Manny !
ndb1958 (9289) 2005-06-29 11:23
appart from the great colours, the wonderful light, the great sharp motive in the foreground and the blur in the background, you catched a wonderful look of this cute little boy. Great!
carper (96) 2005-06-29 12:27
another good one from you Manuel,
absolute good shot, fine details, good posing child, good photographer, very good job,
Graal (102884) 2005-06-29 15:23
Next superb picture with the children. Great DOF, composition and colours. I like it. Good job.
kabe (2011) 2005-06-29 15:43
Great moment you have captured. Great portrait of the child. Well done!
Nols (69) 2005-06-29 16:38
Great, great capture Manny. If I have to name him, I'd call him Peter Pan. Regarding your note, even though we all know the physically speaking, the fear about that portion of a child's head is true, I shudder to think how that fear got connected with cutting hair in the first place.
toni_al (15875) 2005-06-29 17:07
Belle image et sourtout un magbnifique portrait
eleparc (24063) 2005-06-29 18:07
wonderful shot manny! so much poetry in this one... and innocence.. i love it! i 'd love to see the original shot from the TL post today.;-)
kevinos (7517) 2005-06-29 23:05
This is a lovely picture, Manuel. I love these traditional Thai hairstyles and, as you have shown, you can still find children wearing them today. In the past the cutting ceremony (when it was cut off) was a big occation. The picture with the bubbles is delightful. (Well any Thailanders knew it was a bufallo, Manuel, but the full picture is wonderful, I love it, why don't you psot it?)
faubry (35447) 2005-06-30 3:55
superb serie!!! great pictures!! great bravo, great netteté, and a superbe light, i like really, thanks; again and again
pridel (233) 2005-06-30 5:10
Very soft image
I like the glance on the soap bubbles
It is the same glance for all the children of the world
The glance of innocence and the discovery
Janice (4403) 2005-06-30 5:25
Another excellent portrait of the bubble boy. Wonderful portrait Manny. He looks so intense at teh bubbles, and the colours and details are great. Well done.
alford (3989) 2005-06-30 6:43
Hi Manny! Your shots of this boy are all amazing! He really was oblivious to you all along - he's so focused on those bubbles! Very nice colors and sharpness, as usual! rgds.
erdna (5711) 2005-06-30 12:19
This picutre has magnificent lighting and you got the boy concentrating heavily on what he is doing. A very beautiful photograph.
BAKO (1689) 2005-06-30 18:46
this is also great :)
lewiz (1297) 2005-07-01 11:57
Wonderful DOF and colour! I love the concentration on the boy's face. Can I have another one?
huynt (5079) 2005-07-07 12:08
A wonderful shot. Very nice Pov. I like the bule and his eyes. Thanks for sharing. Huy
Xalkida (11744) 2005-07-09 17:50
What an excellent portrait of this cute boy! I like how the boy is focusing at the bubbles! Excellent work!
mlopes (494) 2005-07-11 18:46
this is one of my all time favorits from you Manny... i dont have enough words.
smooth (70) 2005-07-23 16:06
Lo mejor es la expresion de la cara del niño, el fondo desenfocado es ideal para destacarla.
longpt (947) 2005-07-23 21:06
Great potrait, Great DOF. I like the color tone
pnphan (3957) 2005-07-31 1:27
this is a beautiful portrait image
You did capture the soul of this cute boy with his look and facial expression. really nice bokeh too
marioDS (0) 2005-08-07 5:52
Beautiful kid with buble ! I like.
schobi (187) 2005-11-28 16:51
Hi Manuel! And again - a perfect foto-portrait you shot! Best regards, Schobi
rui_seabra (205) 2006-11-14 18:35
The colors are amazing and the sharpness... the sharpness...
And the use of a narrow DOF is wonderful...
sittipong (251) 2011-02-27 8:28
Beautiful mement you could catch it up.
david_P (512) 2011-03-15 15:00
This is a very beautifull photo, POV is great, sharp,
Thanks for the notes !
- Copyright: Manuel Librodo (manny) (21833)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-05-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 70-200
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): PORTRAITS of CHILDRENS (2005/06) NGO contribution, Devimeuxbe's favorites on TE ( I ), Favourite portraits, mon hommage à l'Asie, Mes coups de coeur [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-06-29 5:56
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