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A Face in The Crowd

By Rogerex
I rarely get opportunities to take photos of people, but my recent trip to the Philippines was different. Shot at the Kaamulan Festival, Malaybalay City in the Philippines. This picture of a little girl was just one of many I was able to take while there.

“Kaamulan” is from the Binukid word “amul” which means “to gather”. It is a gathering of Bukidnon tribespeople for a purpose. It can mean a datuship ritual, a wedding ceremony, a thanksgiving festival during harvest time, a peace pact, or all of these put together.

Showcasing the unique indigenous culture of Bukidnon, the Kaamulan is held annually in the province, particularly in Malaybalay City, the provincial capital, from the second half of February to March 10, which latter date marks the anniversary of the creation of Bukidnon as a province in 1917. As an ethnic festival, the Kaamulan celebrates the customs and traditions of the seven tribal groups that originally inhabited the Bukidnon region.

The above description is from the official Bukidnon province government website.

Tags: Girl Crowd Philippines Portraits and people

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helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2012 8:11AM
Long time no see Roger - a lovely natural capture of this little girl - interesting write up too SmileSmile

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Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
12 Mar 2012 11:18AM
What a fine candid, and such a lovely little face.
GingerC 11
12 Mar 2012 12:04PM
A beautiful capture Roger !!! Such eyes !!!! Nice one !!
bagman 7 65 United States
12 Mar 2012 2:32PM
An precious charming candid of this little child.Perfectly done.
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
13 Mar 2012 9:48AM
Great to see you again Roger. What a wonderful place to visit . A captivating little girl, she stands out very well
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
14 Mar 2012 1:36PM
Hey hey...good to see you back, Roger Smile

This is such a clean crisp shot of a beautiful child. You're so lucky to have been able to have captured this. I love photographing people but it's so not easy, especially when it comes to children, where it's such a no-no. Understandably so, of course.

Looking forward to more shots from your trip. Hope you don't leave it too long Smile

photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
4 Apr 2012 11:46AM
Hopin you experienced a great time in the Philippines Roger, a fine candid of this cute girl.

paulvo 11 2 United States
2 Jun 2012 4:38PM
Outstanding portrait of a very cute girl. Masterful job.
Hope you enjoyed your trip.
Tibetan 6 3 England
1 Feb 2013 5:35PM
Very pretty child love it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Beautiful portrait great capture colours and expression.
Well done. WesternRed.
pamreynolds 14 13 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2013 10:16AM
Lovely portrait of a beautiful little girl - Pam Reynolds

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