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By Malc_V
Sapa North Vietnam.

Having climbed to the top of An elevated ridge known as Ham Rong ( Jaw of the dragon ) for some splendid views of Sapa town, Diem and I met a wonderful bunch of H'Mong girls who were selling Handicrafts to tourists, The group stayed with us for an hour or so and enjoyed talking with Diem about life in the south of Vietnam in particular the Mekong delta where Diem is from, i took the opportunity to step back and grab some candids.
The title for this shot is apt as this girl was surely in command.

Thanks for looking.


Tags: Photo journalism Mountain Children Girls Vietnam Hmong Ethnic minority Sapa Landscape and travel Portraits and people

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BertC Plus
13 29 Malta
16 Jan 2007 7:55PM
Nice one Malc !! Always enjoy your candids and interesting write-ups.

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phototime 13 8 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2007 8:08PM
Nicely taken Malc,love the light in this and colours,fantastic candid shot.

16 Jan 2007 8:26PM
Ha ha, looks like kids are the same the World over Malc. Smashing capture,
John (-:
trissie 13 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2007 8:29PM
A brilliant capture Malc, well taken.

Trish x
Mavis 17 143 2 England
16 Jan 2007 8:56PM
Love it Malc .A great candid . How neat they are Would really like to be there with you . A bit nervous of going to places on my own . xx
exposure Plus
15 6.0k England
16 Jan 2007 9:14PM
Another beautiful image and composition light colours and details.
Rock 17 10 2 England
16 Jan 2007 10:02PM
The BLING looks alright !

Once again a fine shot on other cultures that is very interesting to see.

jamil 14 4 Scotland
16 Jan 2007 10:18PM
Wow this is a cracking image.Love it.
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4051 Canada
16 Jan 2007 10:37PM
Terrific, - is that a chain round her neck?

bunbeam 14 2 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2007 10:50PM
the litle one at the front isnt listening.. brilliant candid shot
hebdens 14 5
16 Jan 2007 11:00PM
fun capture,full of life.
LisaRose 13 172 4 United States
17 Jan 2007 12:03AM
Great one Malc, love the little one up in front.

JimV 13 6 3 Canada
17 Jan 2007 1:15AM
What a truly lovely candid shot Malc with great presentation and write-up, keep 'em coming!
Rgds., Jim
jimbo75 13
17 Jan 2007 1:46AM
Hi Malc I'm back after a christmas break with
the moonmen, had a look at a Sony H5 the other day but think I will get a tele converter for the A620 for the time being.
Another great shot in the series.
ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
17 Jan 2007 3:44AM
Another excellent candid, Malcolm. I love the clarity and crispness with which you capture the colours and moment!

Andrew Smile
chrissd 14 304 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2007 5:46AM
beautiful shot, colours do it for me, great detail
AlanBW 13 20 England
17 Jan 2007 6:15AM
Another belter Malc, love the clothing and the expressions here, especially the Leader. Great stuff!
piccy 13 8 Wales
17 Jan 2007 10:06AM
Lovely group shot. I bet they talk ten to the dozen.
Brilane 13 5 12 Wales
17 Jan 2007 11:09AM
Great story and picture. - Brian.
oppo 13 6 2 Scotland
17 Jan 2007 3:37PM
A well spotted image with an appropriate title. Good one Malc.

pcheywood 14 1.3k England
17 Jan 2007 3:50PM
Great shot Malc, these H'Mong people really know how to put the hard sell on you ;-0

Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
17 Jan 2007 5:25PM
A great candid shot Malc, like the colours and expressions you've captured
thorn 15 124 2 Scotland
17 Jan 2007 5:40PM
Hi Malc,
an excellent candid of these children love the range of expressions from the younger ones looking up and watching you to the older one in charge,with her i know what i'm doing look.I love those houses and buildings in the backgrounds and the scenery.
Take care.AnnSmile
17 Jan 2007 9:14PM
Great expression, a lovely image.
cantona43 Plus
14 927 4 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2007 9:16PM
These shots are great malc the expressions on the kids faces are a joy to look at
kinfatric 15 550 9 Scotland
17 Jan 2007 9:38PM
she looks as though she is too
49er 13 564
18 Jan 2007 2:06PM
Great Cultural shot... Kids are the same everywhere..
franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2007 5:51PM
A superb capture! Well worth the 30th!

daringdaphne 15 82 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 9:12PM
Splendid detail, great candid. Nice to learn first hand about life.


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