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Copyright: Muhammad Shaukat (shaukatmi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1016 W: 426 N: 2711] (10141)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-04
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Sony Alpha 100 Digital SLR, Sony 18-70
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-02 19:56
Viewed: 2535
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a scene of women working in Paddy fields In India.
Seeds were sown earlier in a muddy field . Roughly 25 days after sowing, when the rice shoots are about 7 inches high, workers dug them out of the crowded seedbed and now they are transplanting into a rice paddy. The reason they are sown in muddy fields with plenty of standing water is to avoid the growth of weeds.
Women then transplant the spiky green seedlings in neat rows. The crop will be harvested about three months after the transplanting.
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  • loribird Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 920 W: 109 N: 1182] (5561)
  • [2011-03-02 20:39]

Wonderful shot Muhammad. Great composition with wonderful color and detail. Great capture of 'daily life'. I hope it is not too much of a strain on these women.
TFS, Lori

Hello Muhammad
A very good shot of daily life, a kind of journalistic photo. Very interesting note.

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  • Texan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 543 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2011-03-02 21:16]

Good use of shape and detail in this shot nice.

Hello Muhammad,
I liked well balanced composition with workers at two golden points
Selahattin E

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-03-02 22:52]

Hi Muhammad,
An interesting documentary shot of 'men at work'.
These women are inclined to collect rice from these fields on India.
Perfect lighting and sharpness from a pleasant POV. A nice reflection in the water enhances the composition.
Quite a depth into the perspective. Beautiful colors and a nice panoramic crop.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Hi Muhammad
great shot of a women working scene.
good timing and fine POV.
splendid colors and nice reflections.
an interesting documentary image.

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2011-03-03 2:10]

Hi Dear Muhammad,
beautiful composition.I liked rithym and naturel colors in here.congratulations.Necla.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2011-03-03 8:00]

Hi Muhammad!
Wonderful colorful scene of daily life, captured with excellent POV and DOF.
Very good light with nice reflections.
May be a bit tilted....in my opinion, however a lovely composition.
Congratulations my friend.
Ciao! Vanda

Hi Muhammad,
Very nice action shot and daily life scene of women working in Paddy fiels in India,
Excellent point of view and details,
beautiful composition and presentation..
all my compliments

Hi Muhammad,

This is an interesting shot of daily life with an useful note. Your detail is pretty good and the bright colours of the women's clothes contrast well with natural colours of the surroundings. Nice wide angle crop and composition.



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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2011-03-03 21:00]

dear Muhammad,
a beautiful picture of severe work scene,
colorful costumed women looks cheerful but their working postures are terrible to their bodies indeed,
now in Japan the machines are used, but about 50 years ago, we saw quite same scenes as this shot,
hard work is hard but beautiful,
thank you for your excellent shot,

very nice image. i can breath the smell of the soil.
nicely covered. colours are so natural.remarks are also quite informatory

Lovely frame showing women working in the Paddy fields in my home town. Thumbaa chenndagide ee photo. Keep it up. Nice colours too.

Hello Muhammad,

WoW! fantastic capture, beautiful scene of life working in the fields .. A picture of a great beauty, natural colors.
Congratulations on this snapshot Hon.
Beautiful note and presentation. Pleasant Weekend
Warm Regards.

Backbreaking indeed, Muhammad, but a great Daily Life scene. Your exposure is nicely sharp, there is a strong diagonal across the upper frame and the women are strongly positioned in the frame.
Well done.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10626)
  • [2011-03-15 5:15]

Hi Shaoukat,

A little I know that it would be the most humid and hot weather when the rice is planted, so you captured the moment at 70mm it is at its best scene, well done and TFS.


Ciao Muhammad

Beautiful photography, a typical scene for this people,
and unusual for us! No doubt it is a great
composition with excellent details!
Beautiful photo journalistic!

Sergio ♣

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  • Doudou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 2 N: 1533] (8802)
  • [2011-04-02 10:58]

Bonjour Muhammad,
Quel dur labeur pour ces femmes toujours penchées pour cultiver le riz!!!
Les couleurs sont superbes c'est un bel hommage à ce peuple qui vit dans de dures conditions!!!

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