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Melasti: 6

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: Helen : (ATM Helen is photographing in, Australia) on 17 April 2017 in Lifestyle & Culture.

*** Melasti ***

Once the offerings of a blessed duck and a chicken are flung into the sea, a local farmer waded out to rescue the precious animals..

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/350 second F/4.5 ISO 400 67 mm

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Mehri from Tehran, Iran

Good shot

17 Apr 2017 8:34am

@Mehri: Thanks for visiting Mehri!

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A very beautiful composition but I hope that animals are well....

17 Apr 2017 8:56am

@Mhelene: After both birds were flung into the sea, the farmer in orange rushed into the water to retrieve the birds.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice dynamic image !

17 Apr 2017 9:44am

@Hiro: Thanks Hiro!

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition & timing!
Amazing ceremony!

17 Apr 2017 10:07am

@omid: Thanks Omid. Timing was a challenge in the pouring rain. Al servo helps! ;-)

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Well timed shot, again interesting info.

17 Apr 2017 3:03pm

@Willem: Thank Willem!

Devi from Chennai, India

Great timing !
Hope the birds were rescued !!!There's one flying up there !

17 Apr 2017 3:41pm

@Devi: Yes Devi, they were safe and sound under the farmer's soon after their "flight".

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

amazing custom

17 Apr 2017 4:11pm

@Dimitrios: It is intensely interesting D. My visit to Bali at this time was intentional. I was fortunate my Balinese friends invite de me to stay with them for the Melasti to Nyepi celebration period. On a previous visit, I had seen some of the Melasti gatherings inland near a lake, but had always wished to experience the ceremony at a village by the sea.

L'Angevine from Angers, France

Tu as pris en tes mains une intéressante inspiration et qui le rend bien à mes yeux

18 Apr 2017 6:21am