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Typical European!?

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 400 75 mm


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really, so we all go around squeezing bums, very nice thought, haha

13 Sep 2010 5:04am

@Alun: well, this is your very childish interpretation ;)) whatever !!!

rem_la from Villiers, France

elle risque pas de s'echapper !

13 Sep 2010 5:18am

Ginnie from Netherlands

Hmmm. The universal "love pat," I think? (Well, maybe not THAT universal!) :D

13 Sep 2010 5:33am

Dana from Burbank, United States

Another riff on bun huggers. Fantastic.

13 Sep 2010 5:43am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Don't these things happen in Canada, lol, maybe I will find out, I am due there next week after some time in the States, East Side, New York, New England, Nova Scotia, then across country into Toronto

13 Sep 2010 5:46am

@P J W Miller: you will see when you are here ... but you need to stay at least 1 year to confirm that this is a miracle I captured ;))

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

hahaha, funny shot, maybe he's a bad pickpocket.

13 Sep 2010 5:50am

@Chris Pereira: why bad . he is a sexy looking guy, so much in love with his girl ;)

Amygdala from Singapore, Singapore

LOL....hilarious...perfect timing...nice capture!

13 Sep 2010 5:53am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

I do not think this is typically European, Canadians should also know how to do well:)) Nice day.

13 Sep 2010 6:03am

@Tede: not so many , apparently :)

Cruz from exurbia, United States


13 Sep 2010 6:04am

grapf from Göttingen, Germany

this creates clarity, no doubt about who owns what... ;-)
well seen and pointedly composed.

13 Sep 2010 6:06am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Gotta admire the clarity of this shot and the determination of this man to cop a feel ! ;-)
Great that you caught him in the act !

13 Sep 2010 6:10am

Bill Brown from California, United States

You talk about a grab shot :) Nice capture!

13 Sep 2010 6:19am

Pataphoto from Toulouse, France

C'est une publicité pour une montre?

13 Sep 2010 6:19am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

I think you're right Mariana, when I was in the US I've never seen this kind of attitude... You've captured the perfect moment ;) Beautiful contrasts here. Have a nice day :)

13 Sep 2010 6:28am

@Tamara: thx Tamara . Next time come to CA and stay here for 1 year and you won't see this scene again :)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Only european?!!

13 Sep 2010 6:29am

@Paco Díaz: i think so :)

Chaitanya from Bangalore, India

Ah, well spotted!! :)

13 Sep 2010 6:30am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

That eye and camera of yours is so quick and the framing could not be more perfect . Doesn't happen in Scotland it's too cold.......only joking :)

13 Sep 2010 6:30am

rian from fullerton, United States

lol, you sure were quick to capture this one.. ;D good one.. :)

13 Sep 2010 6:36am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

I think this is typically tendency.......Nicely captured

13 Sep 2010 6:40am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

hahahaha you should have waited till tomorrow - Silly Tuesday ;)
Great candid

13 Sep 2010 6:43am

@Magda: i do not participate in this ST .. maybe sometimes I will ;)

fabrizio from Rome, Venezuela

wow!!! I can not believe this is not done in Canada, eheheheh

13 Sep 2010 6:49am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

It's necessary to test fruits before buying !!! Funny shot ! and Vive la France !!! Phil.

13 Sep 2010 6:57am

Fraucha from Bila Tserkov, Ukraine

Naw WE do that everywhere! Good timing on this guy! :-D

13 Sep 2010 6:57am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

LOL!!! I love your title :) What a wonderful shot. Great composition

13 Sep 2010 6:59am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

in Australia we can say 'my sqeeze' which means my wife....a good POV enhanced by being in B&W

13 Sep 2010 7:05am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Nope, definately Canadians! Europeans use the left facing orthoric interdigital metatarsal butt grip, a totally different technique!

13 Sep 2010 7:06am

@CElliottUK: LOL .... are you sure ?? ha ha

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

... In America men do not wear the watch on left wrist?

13 Sep 2010 7:07am

@El pare: ha ha ha .. that is cool to know ;)

Ekios from une des trois iles du salut, Guyana

I lived 4 years in Canada, and, well, no, nothing to see with Europe my dear ;)
It's a pleasure to touch the one you love ;)

13 Sep 2010 7:19am

@Ekios: of course :))

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5******

13 Sep 2010 7:20am

Babzy from France

i don't know if it's european but it's a funny snap :)

13 Sep 2010 7:24am

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Lol! Such a wonderful funny capture!

13 Sep 2010 7:51am

Marie from Visé, Belgium

It's universal... :)


13 Sep 2010 8:06am

Ninna from Kerman, Iran

I don't no what can i say? funny?

13 Sep 2010 8:24am

Marian Laura from New York/Chicago, United States

naughty and fun shot! ;)

13 Sep 2010 8:25am

@Marian Laura: and sexy :)

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Or men....

13 Sep 2010 8:31am

@Morten Pedersen: ok, if you say so :)

Mª Angeles from Barcelona, Spain

Jajaja!! buen momento pero creo que es a nivel mundial!!


13 Sep 2010 8:38am

KIJI from Valenciennes, France

Une approche très .... tactile :)
Nice shot !

13 Sep 2010 8:42am

Manubhai from Bangalore, India

Yes....well timed....good shot...

13 Sep 2010 8:54am

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Nice framed - and quite cheeky.

13 Sep 2010 9:01am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

haha! well spotted:))

13 Sep 2010 9:58am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

The saying is that more than a handful is a waste -he is just checking. Cheeky shot:))

13 Sep 2010 10:04am

Peter Bella from Győr, Hungary

Really?! Than I am a non-typical European. :D
Good shot!

13 Sep 2010 10:33am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice work if you can get it :)

13 Sep 2010 10:36am

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

And to think ... my ancestors left Europe 300 years ago to escape something!

13 Sep 2010 11:15am

@Larry Lefever: from where ? England, Ireland ? Just my guess !

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

nice touch, nice capture!

13 Sep 2010 11:32am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Oooooooops! You caught me!

13 Sep 2010 11:39am

@J.R.: auuu.. sorry :)) never again !

Ddo from Verdun, France

What a reputation ! Do you think really? I think it's only masculine behaviour :)

13 Sep 2010 11:42am

@Ddo: Hey, nothing is wrong with it .Iin fact I was delighted when saw this couple. It was so charming !!! It was a very first time I saw it in Canada :) Million times back in Europe :)

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Typical man ! A timely capture to be sure.

13 Sep 2010 11:49am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Tout à fait typique en effet de chez nous et parfois fort dérangeant car nous ne sommes pourtant pas soumises à nos hommes qui ont parfois des gestes possessifs qui ne cadrent pas avec la réalité. Beau nb !

13 Sep 2010 11:50am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

:) good and funny !!:)

13 Sep 2010 11:51am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

LOL...this shot really grabs me Mariana! However you present only one side of the picture.....where are her hands? ;-)))

13 Sep 2010 11:52am

@Eric Cousineau: super question, Eric . My very first shot of this couple was with her hand on his bum too, but one man came into my frame so quickly and I lost a focus . It is still a cute shot, but not focused enough ;)) I was so sad when saw it later when transferred pictures on a computer ;))

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh yeah this is an attention Grabber lol too good Mariana..sorry for the interruption of the dual grabbing, however I really reallylike this better, you kind of expect her to turn around and slap I love it

13 Sep 2010 12:21pm

@Lorraine: to slap him ? oh, no :)) ha ha ha They are the most lovely couple I have seen recently :)

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Y en a qui ont la main baladeuse! Pourquoi pas ?
Bonne journée lumineuse!

13 Sep 2010 12:34pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Ohh come on!! a typical mans world :))
Cool shot though!

13 Sep 2010 12:43pm

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Ha ha .. on time capture but I'm sure it's typical human specially men !!! I'm not European or Canadian so I can be fair enough !!!

13 Sep 2010 12:49pm

@Farnaaz: I am European, living in Canada, so trust me - this is so typical European, not so typical Canadian scene ;))

crash from Weehawken, NJ / NYC, United States

ha! caught in the act ... !

13 Sep 2010 12:50pm

barbod from rasht, Iran

very very good

13 Sep 2010 12:56pm

Carmen from Madrid, Spain

Funny! You are very indiscreet ... ;-D

13 Sep 2010 1:01pm

@Carmen: well, that was a public place ;)) but , you know what ? a man saw me, they both smiled and asked me to email them this picture :) I did that, of course.

JJ from Jersey City, United States

LOL Clever title :)

13 Sep 2010 1:02pm

Peter from London, United Kingdom

yes we are very 'cheeky' over here in Europe ;-)

13 Sep 2010 1:16pm

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

I would say of Italian origin:-)

13 Sep 2010 1:17pm

@Anneka: Bravo ! I talked to them later . Yes, he is Italian background, she is Dutch background !

Rob from United States

LOL - happy hands. Reminds me of a line from and old John Wayne movie, 'The Quiet Man' - "She's a fine healthy girl - no patty-fingers if ya please! "

13 Sep 2010 1:20pm

Céline from Paris, France

ahahaha, great catch!!

13 Sep 2010 1:24pm

mhel from Puerto Princessa, Philippines

Gud eye thru the lens...LOL...hehehehe...its not easy to mek this very rear shots....

13 Sep 2010 1:33pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Ah-ha! Caught red handed!

13 Sep 2010 1:49pm

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

Understated Mariana ... ''typical man''


13 Sep 2010 1:53pm

@Richard T: no, not completely .. what about - " typical European Man" ???

Ram from Bangalore, India

Caught in "ACTION".... Nice action well captured... :) . Hope the couple do not see this one... :D

13 Sep 2010 1:55pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Ah, the good life!!! Superb framing

13 Sep 2010 2:10pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Typical man!

13 Sep 2010 2:21pm

Fokkio from Netherlands

I don't know if that's typically European. Maybe it is :-)
Great capture!

13 Sep 2010 2:22pm

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

LOL, I hope that it's his wive. Cute shot.

13 Sep 2010 2:31pm

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Haha... yes yes yes... this is so hillarious, Mariana!!! Right you are, your and my picture together are matching perfectly well!!! :))

13 Sep 2010 2:32pm

@Magrat: isn't it funny . i could not believe when
saw your picture Travel Charme

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Hahha--my boyfriend and I do this to each other all the time. Always makes us laugh. :) Nothing wrong with showin' a little lovin'. ;-)

13 Sep 2010 3:16pm

@Amanda: hey ! see who is back :))

Susan from Sausalito, United States


13 Sep 2010 3:26pm

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

this picture provoques a little bit of confusion in the interpretation... if it is your loving partner doing that, well this is OK but with your title ( I'm europeen) it gave me the feeling that in Europe people do things like that to strangers in public transportation for example... anyway I like your photo, so well caught as usual...

13 Sep 2010 3:27pm

@Jacqueline: Oh, no ! Of course they are a loving couple . And you , living in Canada know for sure that this scene is almost impossible in public! To be honest I was delighted when saw this couple . It reminded me of Europe so much ! Canadians are very reserved in public, very polite and cold !

shafagh from tehran, Iran

.......i dony khow

13 Sep 2010 3:39pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

The cheek of it !

13 Sep 2010 3:49pm

Thierry Masson from orly, France

I didn't think that we were so licensious! Anyway, we can see worst scenes, and live happy. It makes me lighter when I see lovers in the streets, don't know why? Life is worth to live when we see lovers "sur les bancs publics".

13 Sep 2010 3:52pm

Milhi from Caslav, Czech Republic

Two men? :-D

13 Sep 2010 3:53pm

@Milhi: o, man, no way !!!!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great timing to capture this fleeting moment!

13 Sep 2010 3:55pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

haha .. well it shows we europeans are very expressive.. lol..

13 Sep 2010 4:04pm

@Sarito: sure, we are :)

Monte Stevens from Westerville, United States

I think you'll find that anywhere. LOL Nothing wrong with a handful now and then. :-) Oh, and by the way a nice capture.

13 Sep 2010 4:06pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Mariana, I do not think this is typical European. Your title, I could see that you are not sure.
Great timing and framing

13 Sep 2010 4:21pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Cheeky-boom-cheeky-boom-cheeky-boom-boom-boom - - - well captured, Mariana. It is shocking in that no man would never get away with it here.

13 Sep 2010 4:30pm

melocoton from Spain

oooooooooooooooooooooooh, boooooooom, dream,s

13 Sep 2010 4:35pm

@melocoton: :))))

philippe from moselle, France

Beau geste d'amitié :o) !!!

13 Sep 2010 5:39pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Especially typically macho ! Bravo for this instant !
European? I don't know ... Me, I wouldn't do it ... in public !

13 Sep 2010 5:45pm

@Christian Richer: I went to your About page to see your picture . I do not trust you when you said -" Me, I wouldn't do it ... in public !" . Sorry :)) ha ha if really not, try to surprise your darling :) me, as a woman , can guarantee she is going to be very , very pleasantly surprised !

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I think that is not only European - nice image

13 Sep 2010 5:46pm

Jeremie from Brooklyn, New York, United States

Is it really the way you see it ??!! Well caught, a definitely decisive moment ;-)

13 Sep 2010 6:00pm

@Jeremie: just like that :)) nice to see you back !

Rima from mumbai, India

heheh... well captured dude.. i loved the watch too :)

13 Sep 2010 6:03pm

G. Aunión from Mérida, Spain

Great moment, fast shot

13 Sep 2010 6:26pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

OW Man you need to cut your fingernails, dude!!

13 Sep 2010 6:34pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

If you scratch my back -:) I scratch yours! Great shot. You did not tell if it are a man and a woman or two guys. And why European??????

13 Sep 2010 6:40pm

@Jaap: mmm.. I said so much so far . they are one beautiful couple, a charming girl, and charming , very handsome young man ;)) and imagine - my impression was - they are so much in love ;) why European ? well, it is certainly not Canadian. And I , as European , can tell you I saw it million times when was back in Europe, and first time here in Canada !

Paul from summerside, Canada


13 Sep 2010 6:42pm

@Paul: cool :)

ImpréVUS from Dijon, France

Lovers are always alone in the world, it is well known.

13 Sep 2010 6:46pm

@ImpréVUS: the best comment I heard today :)

yz from Budapest, Hungary

funny capture

13 Sep 2010 7:13pm

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Typical male, me-thinks. Lovely shot, made me laugh.

13 Sep 2010 7:32pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Nice one! Very Italian!

13 Sep 2010 7:49pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Hum ..hum ...Great capture !!

13 Sep 2010 8:07pm

Oscar from Espira de l'Agly, France

in Spain,is very very very tipical

13 Sep 2010 8:18pm

@Oscar: glad to hear it ;))

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

lol..must figure it out where in Europe

13 Sep 2010 8:44pm

@The MaJor: hey, many already said - typical Italian, so, go first there :))

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands


13 Sep 2010 8:50pm

@Richard: many , many reasons :)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Well seen

13 Sep 2010 8:57pm

manel from Girona, Spain

... aprieta un poco más...:-)) ¿Solo en Europa?... mal vamos...
Perfecta instantanea. Siempre nos sorprendes, Mariana.

13 Sep 2010 9:48pm

tab from Brussels, Belgium

Proudly European :-)

13 Sep 2010 10:21pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, Canada

How cheeky.

13 Sep 2010 11:09pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

I like your framing. She is quite sexy in her short... :)

13 Sep 2010 11:39pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Tut tut... young people these days, they have sex on the brain :0 (I guess we always have) ;)

13 Sep 2010 11:41pm

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Hehehehe... well spotted and captured !

14 Sep 2010 12:52am

Ken from United States

Touching! Ha!

14 Sep 2010 1:34am

@Ken: ha ha .. straight to the heart:) ha ha

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Ha ha :) Looks like you caught them in the act !

14 Sep 2010 2:01am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

you certainly were in the right place at the right time, well caught...

14 Sep 2010 2:21am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice catch, and nice butt too.

14 Sep 2010 2:34am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Great composition! Great capture of these Love Birds! Wonderful processing and light!

14 Sep 2010 3:13am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Lol, great capture!

14 Sep 2010 5:14am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Perfect shot! Perfect timing! The processing in your monochrome is excellent. This is stunningly clear for what had to be a quick shot. A classic!

14 Sep 2010 5:41am

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Excellent !! So funny ! ;-) Good timing and superbly captured !

14 Sep 2010 8:52am

pax from Mahon, Spain just typical italian.... ;-)))

14 Sep 2010 9:05am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Proud to be eurpean !!!! :-)
love your catch !!!

14 Sep 2010 10:06am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice capture. He has a wonderful hand.

14 Sep 2010 11:38am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

nice catch .. hahaha

14 Sep 2010 12:26pm

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Typical, but mainly moving down South ;-) So careful if you travel round here! Moreover, the picture is excellent I love the BW achieved and the composition. Great!

14 Sep 2010 1:18pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Ha ha, typical indeed! Your hand image is sooooo much better than mine! ;-)

14 Sep 2010 2:18pm

anweko from Athens, Greece

ha ha ha!
"What a man wants"
Great shot!
and i love b&w.

14 Sep 2010 2:48pm

Gloutonnerie Visuelle from PARIS, France

The hand on the material, I like

14 Sep 2010 7:04pm

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

great shot!! well done!

15 Sep 2010 12:27pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

So do we, but my wife is the grabber. :)

15 Sep 2010 3:27pm

joshi daniel from India


15 Sep 2010 5:59pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Yes - so typically European. Love it!

16 Sep 2010 1:28pm

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Il ne va pas la perdre ! Je te souhaite un bon après midi.

16 Sep 2010 1:36pm

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands


16 Sep 2010 2:15pm

cristina from Barcelona (Catalunya), Spain

muy buena!!!
buen robado!

16 Sep 2010 3:46pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

jajajja, un robado de lujo, excelente Mariana gran foto!!

16 Sep 2010 6:32pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Only if they don't know each other --otherwise could be Americans.

19 Sep 2010 7:18pm


May be...?!!

What are You thinking, MARIANNA


23 Sep 2010 9:03am

Mandar from Kudal, India

Great "Captured"......The Moment.....

25 Oct 2011 12:21pm

1/160 second
ISO 400
75 mm