Lunch stop for the driver at Betioki so... photographic stop for me!
In a small courtyard I noticed these two lovely twin having their bath... Impossible not to try to get almost a shot! They were already a bit on the alert due of the presence of a friend of mine so I choose to use the long lens to be more discreet and don't disturb their sights.
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rhizomes (15343) 2006-05-29 13:05
Excellent picture ! I like this bat picture and these two little boys...
Great colors and frame.
kinginexile (2598) 2006-05-29 13:05
wonderful, Lucas. it is so fitting to the impact and light-heartedness of the image that the basin and bucket are just a bout a notch bigger than those cute little bathers.... The second one is a bit more expressive with her face and arms, but both draw a smile to our face.
faubry (35447) 2006-05-29 13:11
ouais! superbe image avec ces deux enfants dans la bassine, bravo! beau piqué aussi,
mhdesbois (0) 2006-05-29 13:16
Beautiful picture. The colors are awesome and the expressions on their faces are fantastic. I love this awesome picture. Congratulations.
dmarizz (2796) 2006-05-29 13:19
Ciao Luca. You got a very poetic and delicate moment. A very simple but impressive composition. A photo that's better than hundred words. Dario.
Baileys (667) 2006-05-29 13:41
what can I say?
let me just add this beautiful and moving picture to my fav.
perfectly captured moment.
absolutely cute models.
thank you for sharing!
Kirych (2707) 2006-05-29 13:50
Excellent shot! I like everything. Tanya.
petite (550) 2006-05-29 14:17
Your portofolio is definitely my favorite. It just keeps getting better and better. This is incredible. Light, exposition, expression on the faces... All perfect. Very well done,
king (4242) 2006-05-29 14:22
Thanks for sharing.
Huub de K.
fanny21 (867) 2006-05-29 14:23
Les couleurs sont vivantes, la photo est bien cadrée et il y a quelque chose dans le regard de ces enfants d'indéscriptible. Magnifique !
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2006-05-29 14:33
Nice n cute. Well done. Wonderful colour. Great POV.
andante (7092) 2006-05-29 14:37
Luca, every piece of your gallery is a collectors' item. In my native Dominican Rep., this was a frequent scene, seening the children bathing themselves on a plastic container. But you have gone beyond, you have capture the soul and espontainity (however is the right way to write that word) of the moment. Thanks.
delkoo (68) 2006-05-29 14:48
superbe photo tout est bon, la lumière, la compo, on ressent beaucoup de complicité entre ces deux jumeaux.
leo61 (0) 2006-05-29 16:34
For me ,one of the best Kids fotos at TE.
Light,colors,composition... everything is perfect,but what i like most is the expression their faces.Thanks for a new favourite.
tinamunk3 (6408) 2006-05-29 17:01
Oh, this is really really nice, Luca.
I can't believe it :O)
Only 2 children and 2 buckets. The light is good - and so is the natural background.
Really really good!!
lasscor (7640) 2006-05-29 17:02
Very nice expressive Portrait.
I like the faces and body posture of these two twins.
They are very lovely.
alimo3 (6854) 2006-05-29 17:11
your picture is beautiful !
great sharpnes and amazing quality of light and colors,
i would love that one of the diver looked at you...
fine composition as well.
all there is micely done.
Vexxx (210) 2006-05-29 17:24
Beatiful, cute image. Pleassure to watch.
limule (4176) 2006-05-29 17:43
Hi, a delicious one, so sharp , with the light being really well placed and these 2 faces, very similar , a bit frightened. really beautiful.....this is a perfect one.
kabe (2011) 2006-05-29 18:11
Beautiful portrait, everything excellent.
Jeweller (4) 2006-05-29 19:07
Great shot. They are so sweet.
mwaite (221) 2006-05-29 19:12
Well taken photo. Good light and excellent context. A familiar scene in many places. You have a non cluttered scene and caught the two children at a precious time.
The will be one of my favorites.
AnimeshRay (9089) 2006-05-30 0:14
Whata cosey little corner you have here! Wonderfully seen, and very well composed. Excellent detail and light.
jjcordier (79297) 2006-05-30 1:15
Une scène adorable superbement photographiée avec cette association de couleur idéale sur ce fond parfait. Techniquement impeccable mais aussi beaucoup de sensibilité. Une très belle photo!
Bien (4745) 2006-05-30 1:35
Hi Luca, Absolutely gorgeous! When you come across a scene like that, I would get very nervous as I wouldn't believe what a perfect photographic scene I have in front of me. So beautiful and pure! Touching also, the way both little children hang on to each other, already pointing out their deep bound. You stayed very calm here, taking this shot with perfect sharpness and control. Great colour of the plastic buckets too and lovely light on the children's skin. Sublime image and a very precious moment, thank you! Sabine
cobraphil8 (82) 2006-05-30 2:47
A sublimely made up image with these two binoculars which take their baths in this basin, the colors are superb but it is the scene which is stronger all the same than all here.
Already ten people put it into favorite and that include understand.
Regards and cheer ;)
sayan (2617) 2006-05-30 3:12
What a nice composition! Very cute! I like the details in your compo. Very well framed too!
Floydian (30970) 2006-05-30 3:50
I am speachless.....so wonderful. Look at the eyes, the heads to each other, the arm around the little one in front.
Absolute perfect....you are really good...!!!!!!
Amandine (1072) 2006-05-30 4:04
Hiluca, it's a great pic, the simple composition of colors is interesting because colors are very contrasted, sharpness make us see all the littles details, the points of light bring life an dprevents the scene from being fixed. Well done
shangri-la (353) 2006-05-30 4:13
nice stop! vraiment choupis ces deux frangins dans leur salle de bains très rudimentaire... mais avec une belle atmosphère colorée!
dolin (15619) 2006-05-30 4:19
Ohhhhhhh Luca, c'est magnifique ca !
C'est super touchant, c'es trop chou, j'adore.
En plus, la lumière est splendide et tout ressort superbement bien sur ce fond foncé.
C'est splendide et émouvant.
(I come back for the smile)
pridel (233) 2006-05-30 5:33
we cannot be indifferent by looking at these two children. It is very nice. The realization of the photograph is superb.
I like the beautiful colors, DOF and the soft light.
euryan (8440) 2006-05-30 15:59
This is the cutest thing I have ever seen! You have captured this scene so amazingly well. The composition is perfect. There are not distracting elements, and the DOF is just right. I love this photo!
AmiBe (6042) 2006-05-30 16:29
nothing more to say, a gorgeous photo very tender.
Very, very cute.
talatbay (2424) 2006-05-30 17:20
such a pretty frame
thank you for this exposure
Paolo (41222) 2006-05-31 11:45
Bè...che dire di una foto così...vediamo:
-l'avrei voluta fare io
-stupenda, magnifica...bla bla bla
-foto perfetta da National Geographic
-voglio un poster così grosso come una parete
...ma alla fine "l'avrei voluta fare io" credo sia la più giusta. una foto veramente unica, un gioiello assoluto, perfetta sotto ogni aspetto tecnico e veramente emozionante da vedere, rivedere e ancora stare a guardare.
complimenti Luca, veramente complimenti.
l'avrei voluta fare io!!!
atus (15856) 2006-06-01 9:11
...e sono 16! Intendo i "favorites" ricevuti per questo capolavoro. Meno male che gli autisti devono sempre pranzare. Complimenti e ricomplimenti!
just4iris (792) 2006-06-01 14:55
So cute and so tender... lovely!
Beautiful composition, color, light and...
SampraS (619) 2006-06-03 14:56
Rambo (140) 2006-06-03 15:10
That is soooo sweet! The light is just perfect. Great work!
kajspice (4542) 2006-06-07 11:38
oh and I mean OH MY GOD!! this is too cute! As much as I try not to critique pictures, on the pure basis that they are "cute", I'm sorry...on this, I have nothing else to add - they are gorgeous...!
lemurbaby (76) 2006-06-11 13:25
Cuties! And technically perfect. What more can I say?
Theana (623) 2006-06-14 11:15
Unbelievable, this is a really wonderful shot! You somehow always seem to be at the right place... They look shy but still interested in what is going on (although I have the impression that the water seems to be a bit cold). The quality of your pictures is great and I like that you often really find the "details" of a situation which you then share with us.
radz (40) 2006-06-16 23:46
Hi Luca this excellent candid capture!!Its cute moment to watch.Lighting,compo&POV are perfect!!TFS!
asanak (1972) 2006-06-21 17:15
I must say Wow...... to this shot!
Beautiful post with wonderful light.
Very beautiful photo.
Good composition colors and POV.
thanks for sharing
daddo (27044) 2006-06-23 0:31
Ciao Luca. Molto carrini questi due.Un momento precioso. Complimenti, Klaudio
jbweasle (9393) 2006-07-01 4:27
Hello Luca, this is a very charming picture. The gentle light on the twins brings out their skin tone well. I love the different expressions on their faces. One seems to be curious while the other is maybe aprehensive.
maciekda (19895) 2006-07-02 16:19
wow, what a beautiful picture, full of emotions, great composition, colors match nicely. beautiful work, I don't know how I managed to miss it.
magdaj (1111) 2006-07-03 4:03
Amazing, lovely, pretty, beautiful!
Regards & smile:)
m_s_s (1687) 2006-07-03 12:39
Hello Luca. Simply amazing. wonderfull colours, great expression of twins. simpy great photo.
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-07-19 15:59
What a beautiful double-portrait of these nice kids. They are so close to each other and ther expressions on their face is beautiful. Great colours and lightning.
JMcDowell (655) 2006-08-22 13:47
this is one of my favorites. beautiful cropping, sharpness, color...and of course, subject matter. what beautiful kids, and they are so small! i can't believe they both fit in that small tub. fantastic job.
andreineamtu (466) 2006-08-29 18:04
i find your photos really great, a real trekearth value, and this is why i like this site. thank you for sharing your walks through the world. this phot is very-very, really nice, perfect capture of ..something i can't describe.. great
Framboisilla (5277) 2006-09-09 6:25
Elle est fantastique cette photo... Ces deux petits dans cette bassine jaune, leur attitude, le seau rouge à côté qui rajoute de la couleur et la lumière sur la gauche. Un beau tableau !
lucinka (9976) 2006-09-22 12:18
Luca, this is definately one of the greatest photos from Madagascar. Such a great scene, such a great moment. Excellent composition with nothing that would disturbe those twin having their bath... Well done. Lucie
brevbrev14 (140) 2006-10-16 6:06
Ciao Luca, e come non darti 100.000 punti per questo gioiello??è incredibile questo scatto!DA POSTER GIGANTE!!!luce incredibile, fantastica la composizione, i colori sono da brivido....e poi LORO...2 piccole meraviglie con una espressione che toglie il fiato Luca, QUESTA E' UN CAPOLAVORO ASSOLUTO!!!.....quanta poesia e sensibilità in questa immagine!
Sarò la 32a a metterla tra le PREFERITE!!!
smash2707 (3320) 2006-10-22 17:41
I hadn't seen this picture before, put was lucky enough to fond it today. It's a really cute and tender shot. nice ocmposition, colors and sharpness. Regards, Yvonne
PD: I'll add it to my favorites
cepekdong (3676) 2006-10-24 2:40
what a wonderful composition ... the two coloured bukits and the lovely babies and the shade in the bg ! great !
pari_ali (433) 2006-11-13 12:05
you managed to get a lovely shot. The kids look adorable and as they are not looking into the lens it is a very natural shot. :)
sanalytis (1634) 2006-12-30 13:32
Great photo, technically beautiful and leaves a HUGE smile
on the viewer's face. Can't ask for more.
tonyp (217) 2006-12-30 14:54
This is just incredibly beautiful Luca!!
The composition, the light and yes...The Babies... fantastic!
one of my favorites for sure.
miuky (3335) 2006-12-31 9:01
...se posso, un altro piccolo...
bellissima, davvero piena di vita...
PS mi dimentico che sei Italiano;)))
golden (2289) 2007-02-01 17:47
This photo is amazing luca!
Perfect timing and of course lovely models...
zumoduvas (2069) 2007-02-08 9:56
Excellent image, Original.
Nice composition and colors.
Orion19 (7) 2007-02-26 0:08
Excellent photograph! Great colors, sharpness and such adorable little kids!
sowhat (1004) 2007-03-23 12:34
Excellent double portrait. The subjects are helping, so candid and lovely but you also managed to get a beautifully composed shot! The framing is perfect, the colors of the objetcs play a role in the composition and the technicals are juste perfect!
Talia (242) 2007-03-23 12:42
Wow! What a great photo-journalistic shot! These twins are absolutley adorable! They don't even know their posing :)
But, while it's super adorable, I'm a little sad that they have to share this mini-tub and clean themselves. How old could they possibly be ?
monstruo (316) 2007-03-23 12:44
bravo preciosa fotografia
Viva la NIkon D70
tehanu_f (6896) 2007-04-08 5:36
This is an old photo but I have just seen it. And I've fallen in love with it! It's very very very beautiful!
I'll put it into my favorites.
Uzi (1240) 2007-04-12 9:49
Hi Luca ,
I like in it depht of field - is so suitable .
composition with this two colours bowls is great,
and the most important - feelings this two children - the most strong point of your photography
just superb !
artemissia (61) 2007-05-03 15:49
how sweet they are:)
fannyloh (130) 2007-05-09 1:58
beautiful capture you have here. Nice composition, lighting and very sharp too.. the notes are useful.
irishkiwi (90) 2007-06-19 23:58
Excellent shot. You've captured a wonderful moment. I like the composition and lighting. Thank you
roconnell (327) 2007-07-20 20:41
Just about the most expressive photo I've seen. Beautifully candid moment that tells the story of the beauty of an every day experience. Wonderfully composed. Well done.
kiks (12737) 2007-08-01 6:53
Just so incredible beautifull this portret! The expression of the babys there position an dthe colours make it amzing.
Aliine (2669) 2007-08-08 22:14
Lovely children ;)
Nice framing and colours.
manatee (4668) 2007-08-08 22:24
I realy like your work i saw some of your pic and I like it.
This is amazing, this two twins looks so good, i like the idea about the use the lenses, this give more naturaluty to the pic and dont disturb to the people, good choice.
Personaly I work as a physiotherapist with Children so this pictures are one of my favorites, I realy enjoy this pictures, the children are so special, in fact i work as a volunteer in an association against the sexual explotation and this will help to this children to live a better life.
Greetings from Mexico
neruda (4626) 2007-08-31 12:14
Oh my god.!
I just watch..
carlab (2095) 2007-11-23 6:02
che altro posso dire, oltre quello che ti hanno già detto?
semplicemente fantastica ed emozionante!
jcdurka1 (1950) 2007-11-23 6:10
It's a very emotive picture, they look like to be afraid and try to protect themselves. Great job.
totoamoto (1569) 2008-03-17 8:40
Première suivie impression.. un sourire..suivi, d'un sentiment de tristesse..
Cette image est à la fois attendrissante, et triste..
Heureux.. malheureux.. ?
En tout cas une chose est sure.. ces deux frères sont complices.. :)
gbeli (1970) 2008-04-06 13:58
Amazing photo from Africa.
Nice POV and colors. I also like the expression of the kids.
Xen (572) 2008-04-08 12:40
This photo is just soooo beautiful. You captured such a beautiful innocent moment. I really like the contrasting colours of the buckets.
sayanwithsenice (758) 2008-05-22 10:45
I really dont know what to say.. From where to start and where to end. I am so much delighted with your work , specially the way you framed ... The two cuties side my side in emotional and touching moments and clicked it so well .. The colors matching is fascinating.. Red and Yellow goes well with the duo .. Excellent !! Congratzz for this post.. Thanks a lot!
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER,
edytungkal (4551) 2008-06-25 0:00
Yes, an excellent shot with very cute twin model...colours and clarity are perfect.
nilo (89) 2008-09-12 15:27
A proverb says "A picture is worth a thousand words". This one probably worths more.
I simply loved it!!!
bemawu (8) 2008-10-16 7:23
WWWVD!!!! One of the best pictures I'be ever seen. Nice moment seen and captured
nanou2265 (65) 2008-10-22 2:45
Goosebumps ! I love it !
steigerakos (73) 2008-11-27 8:58
excellent picture, perfect light, colors and composition.
Dorota (734) 2008-12-07 8:18
I have just noticed this beautiful photo.What a lovely scene with sweet kids.Colours are owesome !!!! .
I like it very very very much
maloutim (9639) 2009-03-27 18:10
Che carina la immagine! I due bambini sembrano amarse molto ed essere felici!
Tua foto ci mostra come è possibile essere felice senza tutta la ricchezza del mondo moderno!
Grazie tante per condividere!
sta (170) 2009-07-22 21:51
Simple and very strong in their expression...great picture!!! :)
Thanks for sharing Luca..
Psyce (146) 2009-08-08 20:37
This the the first time I will give a comment on a photo... but I would say that this photo has it all.... nice POV and the skin tone and colors... TFS
yquem46 (38752) 2009-10-05 7:52
I discover this oldie on the opening page of TE, posted at a time when I was not registered yet
I wont miss it any longer
anokutan (15097) 2009-10-05 7:53
Your picture is beautiful.Well taken photo. Good light and excellent context.
wenwen (185) 2009-10-07 4:45
Hi, Luca. I really love this picture. They are soooooooooo cute!
g_panakia (4031) 2009-12-14 7:59
Tukan-T5 (4317) 2010-08-15 4:22
scrivo in italiano per conto di Thomas che viene dalla Polonia.
Desidera farti sapere che gli piace molto la fotografia, apprezza la naturalezza dei bambini e la resa immediata di un momento di vita. Ti saluta e ti scrivera´ in futuro in inglese. Thomas
andrewoy (179) 2010-10-15 15:14
cute, lovely, wonderful....
mountainous7 (42) 2010-11-14 23:28
Perfect moment, Lovely colors, Excellent exposure, light, background!!!
seve_1 (31) 2010-11-18 14:12
Outstanding photo well done.
Aluel (23) 2010-11-21 22:10
Very interesting subject. Well captured moment. Thanks for sharing!
savask (1891) 2011-08-30 0:33
I love the expression caught here. Good work
Uhu (8607) 2011-10-05 3:12
I can't help but feel sorrow when I see something like that. But the photo is great, I have to say.
Haymotion (2759) 2011-10-05 3:49
Vraiment trop choi cette photo !
elle file tout droit dans mes favoris...
Qualité d'image, atmosphère, belle scène de vie tout y est..
Un grang bravo !
onphoto (1253) 2013-10-13 12:04
Wow! One of the most impressive images I've ever seen!Documentary photography!
kasianowak (9407) 2014-02-21 12:30
Amazing moment so well captured! Great light colours and composition.
- Copyright: Luca Belis (Mistral) (15402)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-01
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG
- Exposure: f/4.2, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Children and their world, Children Portraits, My portraits, Devimeuxbe's favorites childhood portraits ( I ), More than 200 points to 300 – photos, My Favorites1, Kasia's Favourites 4 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-05-29 13:00
- Favorites: 88 [view]