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“Kontum or Kon Tum is the capital town OF THE Kon Tum Province in Vietnam.
It is located inland in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam, near the borders with Laos and Cambodia.

After the Army of North Vietnam invaded South Vietnam on March 30, 1972, two divisions attempted to capture Kontum.” (Wikipedia)

In the outskirts of Kon Tum there are some Bahnar villages. This little girl’s photo was taken in one of them late one afternoon. I could not resist her eyes and her sweet face.
Lots of kids were playing in the streets and as everywhere in Vietnam there were irresistible smiles.

F9 1/100th sec zoom at 70mm

Thank you for the comments and they are graciously appreciated.
Have a nice day,


Tags: Photo journalism Vietnam Central highlands Landscape and travel Portraits and people Kon tum New kon tum village Bahnar hilltribe

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Herge88 Plus
12 40 5 England
24 Apr 2008 10:34AM
Another great set of images, with good accompanying narrative.

Best Matt

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Scaramanga Plus
11 57 6 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2008 10:39AM
Great images. Like them all.
CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
24 Apr 2008 10:42AM
Superb images, yet again, Jean-Noel. Carol
AlanBW 13 20 England
24 Apr 2008 10:59AM
Wonderful work Jean Noel, the smile in V1 would melt the coldest of hearts
lonely_oryx 11 61 55 England
24 Apr 2008 11:30AM
#1 is especially delightful
Barbaraj 12 450 England
24 Apr 2008 11:36AM
A good journalistic set.
Leary 12 15 1 New Zealand
24 Apr 2008 11:37AM
nice work. thorough.

TyChee Plus
14 275 1 United States
24 Apr 2008 12:02PM
Great set of shots. V1 is a stunner.
Bodiewil 11 46 Wales
24 Apr 2008 12:14PM
What a great series again No1 is awesome

User_Removed 11 78 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2008 12:50PM
Lovely images
luxaeternam 11 21 1
24 Apr 2008 1:03PM
They certainly do have lovely smiles. Nice set.
Smile Lucy
24 Apr 2008 1:12PM
The smile says it all in a set of images like this Jean-neol, well done.

Dugud 11 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2008 1:20PM
jaktis 15 84 Sweden
24 Apr 2008 2:14PM
Some great educational shots

Paul_cats 13 61 22 Scotland
24 Apr 2008 3:10PM
More super reportage shots and a lovely smile in v1
Rylands 11 1 2 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2008 3:22PM
Great set of images - but v1 is fantastic
ChristineL 14 39 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2008 4:27PM
a lovely set of shots, the little girl in V1 has a beautiful face with gorgeous eyes,
taggart Plus
14 47 13 United States
24 Apr 2008 6:25PM
Another great series of image, I like how you have organized small side trips for us to enjoy!

baxster 11 England
24 Apr 2008 7:10PM
nice series of images.
norton 15 6 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2008 7:31PM
Great set of images,V1 is superb,well captured............

helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2008 7:55PM
Number 1 for me and I get the 30th click!!
Lovely shots
phil_j 13 134 4 England
24 Apr 2008 10:10PM
Super images, #1 is so expressive.

nickyv32 12 135 England
24 Apr 2008 10:45PM
Lovely set again, super shots.

Hop-A-Long 12 52 1 England
25 Apr 2008 12:16AM
Another excellent series of images.
danbrann 14 640 17
25 Apr 2008 7:59AM
Tremendous images all of them...but no 1 is something special.
Portknockie 14 48 Scotland
25 Apr 2008 1:52PM
Beautiful little girl and the eyes are so so bright..

User_Removed 12 16 England
25 Apr 2008 5:27PM
Some lovely facial images; especially 1. 3 and 4
microchip 12 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2008 11:50AM
Some superb portrait shots all with super expressions great captures,
6 May 2008 3:57PM
Number 1 - A great image, lovely pose, nicely captured
SFd 11 10 United Kingdom
8 May 2008 6:42PM
I think that No 1 is a superb portrait...the colour in her hat and scarf really add!
29 Nov 2013 8:01PM
Five years on, Jean-Noel - what a beautiful photograph!
Thank you for your comments on my 'Strasbourg' upload and 'eating out' suggestions.
We have visited my brother-in-law, who lives there, many times over the last 25 years.
My wife and I love Alsace!
Very best wishes,

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