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Portrait Masai young

Portrait Masai young
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Copyright: Stefan Kardos (stevkds) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 397 W: 25 N: 194] (1612)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-21
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-06 14:53
Viewed: 2687
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Maasai are an indigenous African ethnic group of semi-nomadic people located in Kenya and northern Tanzania. Due to their distinctive customs and dress and residence near the many game parks of East Africa, they are among the most well-known African ethnic groups internationally.They speak Maa, which is a part of the Nilo-Saharan language family — similar languages include Dinka, Nuer, Turkana — and Songhai, and are also educated in the official languages of Kenya and Tanzania: Swahili and English. The Maasai population has been variously estimated as 377,089 from the 1989 Census or as 453,000 language speakers in Kenya in 1994 and 430,000 in Tanzania in 1993 with a total estimated as "approaching 900,000" Estimates of the respective Maasai populations in both countries are complicated by the remote locations of many villages, and their semi-nomadic nature.

"Ngorongoro" lat=-3.22005559325, lon=35.4771655357

Shutter Speed 1/100 s
F-stop 4.0
Lens 200.00 mm
ISO 160


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Stefan a little tragedy in the eyes of this young one.. sad.. but that's waht makes good photo's

What a strong image!


Nice work. It's a fairly intense portrait with a somewhat unfriendly expression, but quite hypnotising! You've done a good job on the reflections in his eyes.
Good job

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  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2008-04-06 21:56]

Very intense portrait. Well done

this is a very thought provoking image for me. at first i did not know if i liked it or not due to the feeling of sorrow that it conveyed to me. the more i looked the more it made sense to me.
it is a very compelling image and my concentration is taken up by his eyes. they say so much about him and his lifestyle.
you have done very well.
i tok the liberty of doing a ws just to satisfy my curiosity for b/w. unfortunately you do not allow ws to be posted. if you wish to see my ws please contact me so that i may send it to you.
i have kept his eyes in color as they are the focal point.

Hello Stefan,
WOW..very strong portrait of this child.
He does look sad. Hope one day his smile will come back. TFS

Hello Stefan,
Perfect Portrait!!!!Very,very beautiful.Congrats!!!!!
Greetings from Istanbul,


impresionante imagen de dolor tirsteza e impotencia cuando deberia ser lo más cuidado

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