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Chinese New Year and Lantern Festival today

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: Helen : (ATM Helen is photographing in, Australia) on 21 February 2016 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Today, in my neighbourhood, a lantern festival was held to celebrate the Chinese New Year. This year is the Year of the Monkey. 猴年吉祥

I enjoy the excitement and colour of the Dragon and Lion dances. I especially enjoy the Lion pole dancers. They are extraordinarily talented acrobats dressed up in the lion costume!

It was a beautiful day and perfect for strolling along the traffic-free precinct and sampling the delicious food on all the stalls!

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/320 second F/7.1 ISO 100 105 mm

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

An explosion of color . . always such a delight !

21 Feb 2016 8:24am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank Ronnie. It was a great day. The colour is amazing, isn't it! No PhotoShopping required!

Devi from Chennai, India

what a gorgeous presentation of colours and joy !!!!!

21 Feb 2016 11:15am

Shuva Brata Deb from Bangalore, India

Happy New Year, Helen. Everyone has a little bit of Chinese in their life. :-)

21 Feb 2016 1:35pm

helys from Paris, France

Happy new year!

21 Feb 2016 2:58pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Looks like the same one we saw in London. A very busy Dragon?

22 Feb 2016 8:31am

omid from mashhad, Iran

Happy new year! :)
very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, focus, DOF, colors & lights!

22 Feb 2016 1:19pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


22 Feb 2016 2:51pm