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In traditional Bengali wedding,the bridegroom comes to the girl’s house to marry her.As the auspicious time approaches,4-5 male member’s of the bride family take her,seated on a low stool(piri), circuling round the groom 7 times to symbolize that the bride and bridegroom are now winded up securely to each other.Finally,the bride and bridegroom come face to face and removing the 2 betel leaves covering her face all this while, make their first eye-contact, called Shubha Drishti.The two then exchange garlands,a ritual called Mala Baadal.

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Dec 2012 - 7:24 PM
Focal Length:9.9mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
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Shutter Speed:1/30sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
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Title:Happy Bengalee Bride...5
Username:debu debu
Uploaded:22 Jan 2013 - 9:57 AM
Tags:Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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digital_boi
22 Jan 2013 - 10:01 AM

rich colours and tones very nice capture

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 10:02 AM

A fascinating write-up, Debu, so very interesting. A beautiful image of a very beautiful bride, too. Carol

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strokebloke
22 Jan 2013 - 10:12 AM

An intriguing insight into a culture Debu.
And a colourful and pleasing photo

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22 Jan 2013 - 10:12 AM

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JohnChambersPhotography

Interesting write-up Debu and the capture sure does have amazing colours and detail a beautiful bride so well captured

John

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MD2009
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22 Jan 2013 - 10:39 AM

Cracking well shot ....

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 11:14 AM

The beauty of your women never fail to amaze me.
The colours and jewellery are wonderful too as are your traditions.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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nonur
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22 Jan 2013 - 11:40 AM

A golden lady must be happy.Wink Excellent shot!

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prabhusinha
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22 Jan 2013 - 12:05 PM

Darun

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 12:18 PM

She is very lovely in her wedding attire. I'm sure her husband to be will be very pleased. A very interesting write up and an excellent portrait.......Sandy

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
22 Jan 2013 - 12:29 PM

Very good write up and lovely photo Debu !! I love the beauty and richness in this image Smile

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achieverswales
22 Jan 2013 - 12:30 PM

Very beautiful Debu.

Regards

Trev.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
22 Jan 2013 - 12:43 PM

24kt golden shot Debu, a lovely Happy Bride is very nice, great colours and detail, like it a lot, regards Leon, good narrative GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
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22 Jan 2013 - 1:14 PM

She looks really happy, Debu, smiling from the eyes.

Dave

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 1:36 PM

A happy, beautiful young woman. An excellent shot Debu with superb colour and detail. Your write up is very informative and interesting to read of another cultures customs.
Ray

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 - 1:38 PM

Stunning image Debu
Jim

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Dinky65
Dinky65  1 United States
22 Jan 2013 - 2:03 PM

Remarkable image/culture shot.

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 2:12 PM

beautiful portrait and beautifully painted henna on the hands well taken.

billy

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 2:25 PM

A very beautiful portrait Debu - the dress and jewelery are fabulous. Once again many thanks for the information.
Joan.

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 4:14 PM

What a fantastic portrait Debu.
Bob

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 7:34 PM

'Top Shot!!' ~ Peter Smile

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22 Jan 2013 - 7:54 PM

Stunning and very interesting!

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 - 10:22 PM

Beautiful lady in this portrait, great and colourful image Debu, Peter..

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
22 Jan 2013 - 10:28 PM

A stunning image Debu, of a beautiful bride in a glorious outfit ... Carol

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22 Jan 2013 - 11:22 PM

A stunning portrait,wonderful colourd Debu..Lin

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LynneJoyce
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23 Jan 2013 - 2:31 AM

Beautiful, both the bride and the photograph.

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2013 - 3:52 AM

She certainly looks a happy bride Debu, no sign of this being a forced wedding, thanks for showing and write-up on this interesting custom!
Rgds., Jim

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gallero
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23 Jan 2013 - 11:54 AM

QUE BELLEZA DE FOTOGRAFÍA.

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maggietear
23 Jan 2013 - 3:46 PM

This is a stunning image, Debu! The extra info just adds to our understanding of an interesting ceremony!
MaggieGrinGrin

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23 Jan 2013 - 11:40 PM

Amazing colours.Superb
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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
24 Jan 2013 - 12:23 PM

What a beautiful picture. Lovely colours and textures - she looks so happy.

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Chinga
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24 Jan 2013 - 12:49 PM

Amazing! Thank you for explaining! She's so beautiful in all that regalia dressing! Very well seen. IB

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fificat100
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25 Jan 2013 - 12:03 AM

Excellent detail and depth of colour throughout.

Lavina

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 9:27 AM

24 carat capture. I am all for deep culture, traditions and practices. Nice write-up Debu.

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 5:20 PM

Good Afternoon, Debu,

"I came back, today, to give You my Award for this Lovely full Portrait Photograph."

Have a great Weekend!

Ciao ~ Peter Smile

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