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This little boy hiding behind the colourful threads of his motherís loom is called Kato. He lives in the village of Darahoa not far from Da Lat in the Central Highlands. His mother is a weaver and makes beautiful ďtho camĒ (ethnic fabric).
As I was photographing his Mum I noticed him hiding from me but also very curious about what I was doing. I hope youíll agree with me that it makes a very interesting and unusual image.

F6.3 1/30th sec zoom at 40mm ISO1600 (which explains the noise) natural indoor light no flash

Tomorrow the upload will be mainly about his Mumís work.

Thank you for the comments of my recent uploads. Itís so nice to make you discover something new.

Have a great day and enjoy the sunshine,


Tags: Digitally manipulated Vietnam Central highlands Landscape and travel Portraits and people Da lat Darahoa Lam dong province Kího hill tribe Chill hill tribe

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NEWMANP 12 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
8 May 2008 10:06AM
i think this is very out of the ordinary in content and execuction, it is a little masterpiece and is the sort that wins salons and exhibitions. hope it does well for you.

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8 May 2008 10:38AM
Another fab piece Of photography JeanNeol, well done.

8 May 2008 10:46AM
nice bit of travel/documentary shots
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2207 United Kingdom
8 May 2008 11:33AM
V1 is delightful, I love the way you've caught his eyes and nose perfectly between the threads, but very little other facial detail.
V3 is a gem!
plugin 15 1 Canada
8 May 2008 12:31PM
V1 is delightful.. totally agree.. great images.
lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
8 May 2008 12:37PM
#1 is excellent
pascalg Plus
12 37 France
8 May 2008 1:02PM
#1 & 2 are magical
8 May 2008 1:46PM
Excellent, very interesting shots. Love these, JN.
8 May 2008 1:47PM
Excellent, very interesting shots. Love this set, JN.
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
8 May 2008 2:07PM
What an engaging little boy-- The "behind the loom" shots are VERY efective!

Shutterbybaby 12 529 England
8 May 2008 2:13PM
Lovely work my favourite was #2, hes very cute
DolphinLady 14 54 1 Wales
8 May 2008 2:53PM
Four very delightful images of this lovely little boy.
Very expressive eyes.
User_Removed 12 78 1 United Kingdom
8 May 2008 2:55PM
v1 is brill

GalleryGirl 12 4 2 United Kingdom
8 May 2008 3:54PM
Adoreable! Superb set of shots. Love his curious expression.
Marilyn x
challicew 12 1 1 South Africa
8 May 2008 3:59PM
I certainly do agree with you about being an unusual and interesting image! These are all fantastic esp #1
8 May 2008 4:36PM
fantastic set of images.
Scaramanga 12 60 6 United Kingdom
8 May 2008 4:54PM
Wonderful series. The colours are superb.
GMKhamish 12 1 2 United Kingdom
8 May 2008 5:26PM
Very colourful spider to spin this web.
Bodiewil 12 46 Wales
8 May 2008 5:31PM
Brilliant work JNC love the innocence in all four

norton 16 2 6 Jersey
8 May 2008 6:20PM
Great set of images,V1 is superb,well captured...........

SFd 12 10 United Kingdom
8 May 2008 6:39PM
jaktis 16 84 Sweden
8 May 2008 6:47PM
#1 and #2 is great

luxaeternam 12 21 1
8 May 2008 7:19PM
Love the shot through the warp and weft.
Smile Lucy
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
8 May 2008 8:12PM
Fascinating shots, especially v1 and v2
FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
8 May 2008 8:20PM
Like all 4, well done.
Rock 18 10 2 England
8 May 2008 9:00PM
A grand series.

Rylands 12 1 2 United Kingdom
8 May 2008 9:15PM
Fantastic set of images V1 is superb
SRSmith 12 1 United States
8 May 2008 10:24PM
It does! And you captured it from just the perfect angle!
derekv 12 3 England
8 May 2008 10:31PM
Innocence Here ! Great series J-N, love the colouring.
abtuie 16 7
8 May 2008 10:53PM
Great set of images, but no1 is outstanding.

8 May 2008 11:01PM
Very pleased indeed you like this photo. It's one of my favourite from the trip to Vietnam. Thank you, JNC
8 May 2008 11:06PM
A 1st class set of images which would look good in Nat Geo Mag.
proz 15 205 United States
8 May 2008 11:39PM
had to pop these babies right into my favorites, love em.
Brilane 13 5 12 Wales
8 May 2008 11:42PM
Excellent compositions, and taken beautifully.
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
10 May 2008 7:22PM
A charming series of shots, I think he's a little camera shy
brownsilent 13 7 2 United Kingdom
13 May 2008 8:22PM
Terrific images, yes, they are very unusual and at the same time priceless! Very beautiful work,
MorneR 12 South Africa
27 May 2008 7:34PM
STUNNING....STUNNING!!!! Love it. Wish i could say that i have taken these ones.
Love the place. I Have travelled to the area, especially Da Lat, a couple of times. Nice photo opportunities. Love your portfolio. Keep up the good work.

Guillaume 13 119 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 12:12PM
Beautiful set of candid shots JN.
10 Jun 2008 3:11PM
At 1/30 sec and ISO 1600 this picture still looks sharp! I really love the composition, colors of the threads and the look of the boy wearing his colorful cap. The colors of the thread, boy's cap and background are really in harmony.
One small thing that could have made the picture more perfect: if only I could see more of the boy's right eye ("left eye" for the viewer). His right eye looks kinda strange now... But if moving to the left a bit (seeing more of the boy's right eye) we would probably see less of his nose! The thread are making it very complicated! Haha, anyway: well done!
RoyBoy 15 303 2 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2008 9:23PM
What a wonderful and very different picture. Love It!


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