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Gypsy Dance

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/200 second F/6.3 ISO 400 85 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

Chris Pereira from San Francisco, California, United States

great composition, love the way the two dancers balance out the shot

18 Oct 2011 5:27am

Mistral from Rheinfelden (D), Kembs, France

Beautiful how it swings here.

18 Oct 2011 5:55am

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

En pleine action et dans le tempo !! J'aime la lumière chaude !!! Bonne journée

18 Oct 2011 5:58am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

I like the action caught and the color is striking.

18 Oct 2011 6:09am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great tone !!

18 Oct 2011 6:39am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

This dancer is like a flower which blooms !! Great shot once more , Phil

18 Oct 2011 6:46am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice capture

18 Oct 2011 6:48am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid movement of the dress and superb tone. Great image. Mariana nice day.

18 Oct 2011 7:02am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Love it, warm and dynamic.

18 Oct 2011 7:08am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Nice, great timing and capture

18 Oct 2011 7:22am

Z from Shanghai, China

Rich tones and nice skirts:)

18 Oct 2011 7:27am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

Marian good morning, I woke up the rhythms of the dance gypsy, full of movement, filled with charm, filled with passion ......................... fantastic.

18 Oct 2011 8:05am

Kala from United States

Great sense of movement! And wonderful light and tones.

18 Oct 2011 8:10am

STEED from D, France

A perfume of"West Side Story"......................I Love!!!!

18 Oct 2011 8:11am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Bravo : bel instantané ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée


18 Oct 2011 8:11am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful action & warm light...

18 Oct 2011 8:28am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good moment, well taken

18 Oct 2011 8:31am

Monik from PARIS, France

Olé..! un mouvement uperbement saisi au vol! BRAVO!!!

18 Oct 2011 8:34am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I love gypsies and their dance, bravo

18 Oct 2011 9:27am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

good moment capture of the action, in dance

18 Oct 2011 10:40am

@Chantal: i do not have your other link but this one on AM3. Leave it please next time ;)

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Great action, excellent shot.

18 Oct 2011 10:41am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

You captured very good moment !

18 Oct 2011 11:28am

@Hiro: thx Hiro .

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

You have a lucky ( swing )moment :-)
Great action!
:) Aly

18 Oct 2011 11:48am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Love these dark rich colours!

18 Oct 2011 12:07pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Great action shot! Rich tones and colours.
Beautiful capture!

18 Oct 2011 12:07pm

@Don Levesque: thx Don .

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Wonderful image... a very nice and spectacular capture

18 Oct 2011 12:41pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful timing and bronzy tones to the rich colors...Fantastic capture!

18 Oct 2011 12:53pm

@RBL: thank you ;)

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Glorious rich colours and a vibrant action of the skirts and dance energy!

18 Oct 2011 1:02pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

You have captured the passion of the dance beautifully Mariana! Well done! ;-)

18 Oct 2011 1:07pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Really superb action dance shot Mariana. You timed this shot perfectly, and the lighting and colors are excellent. Well done!

18 Oct 2011 1:14pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

I like the colour tone and the angle.

18 Oct 2011 1:15pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Lovely action shot

18 Oct 2011 1:16pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

excellent shot!

18 Oct 2011 1:28pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Great great action. The swirl of the skirt is superb.

18 Oct 2011 1:38pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

superbe mouvement

18 Oct 2011 1:53pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I would have commented earlier but I was dancing ; ] best…jf

18 Oct 2011 2:00pm

philippe from Arbois, France

Pour notre plus grand plaisir, celui des yeux devant cette superbe image, bravo ! bonne journée.

18 Oct 2011 2:10pm

arvin25 from Iran

Very beautiful colors for stunning turn off her skirt so beautiful well done...

18 Oct 2011 2:28pm

parandin from kermanshah, Iran

nice moment.ideal composition.

18 Oct 2011 2:45pm

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand


18 Oct 2011 2:58pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great capture. Perfect. Well done. :)

18 Oct 2011 3:01pm

Maria from California, United States

ah, gorgeous capture Mariana the skirt in movement

18 Oct 2011 3:21pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique compo et iamge superbe quelle belle danse quel mouvement

18 Oct 2011 3:45pm

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

celebrating and show/ well done

18 Oct 2011 4:14pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like the moving catching and the colors

18 Oct 2011 4:26pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

belle compo, bien vu

18 Oct 2011 4:28pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A swirling glimmering dance of light and copper-bronze-gold color. A marvelous moment. Bravo.

18 Oct 2011 4:30pm

mahshid from tehran, Iran


18 Oct 2011 4:55pm

Oscar from BCN, Spain

I like de gypsy, the gipsy dancing and de gipsy culture... but the true gipsy

18 Oct 2011 5:00pm

cajera from France

Couleur, dance, une image plus réjouissante et légère que celle d'hier.
Le jupon de la danseuse est mignon :-)

18 Oct 2011 5:14pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Great light and colors. Nice shot Mariana

18 Oct 2011 5:17pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Nicely captured moment.

18 Oct 2011 5:42pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

A lot of expression. Beautiful movement shot.

18 Oct 2011 6:08pm

THeoF from Emden, Germany

pure enjoyment of life, gorgeous photograph

18 Oct 2011 6:25pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Beautiful light and movement caught here, Mariana..I love how you have selected just the right position for teh dancers and we see such wonderful expressions - this is really beautiful. Thanks for your continued kind comments to me as well, sorry I have been unable to respond to people l;ately but I read and appreciate all the comments..Thanks Mariana! :-)

18 Oct 2011 6:35pm

Sophie from Fournets luisans, France

So beautiful !

18 Oct 2011 6:42pm

@Sophie: thanks a lot Sophie .

franz from Baden, Austria

very classy! i can almost feel the rhythm here ... (the guy looks a lot like keith richards ... ;-))

18 Oct 2011 6:53pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


18 Oct 2011 6:57pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

A great capture. Gypsies are great dancers and musicians

18 Oct 2011 7:53pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

Nice scene !

18 Oct 2011 8:08pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Fabulous love the capture of this moment and the tones

18 Oct 2011 8:26pm

@Christine: thx Christine . Great to see you back :)

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Excellent capture of the skirts motion and tonality.

18 Oct 2011 8:39pm

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Excellent timing, full of action and nice colors Mariana

18 Oct 2011 8:53pm

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Great action, beautiful shot.
Well done Mariana

18 Oct 2011 9:27pm

Andrew from Simsbury, United States

What a great shot! Poetry in motion-yet frozen in time? Well done :)

18 Oct 2011 10:13pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful capture! I love their enthusiasm and smiles. And what action!

18 Oct 2011 10:25pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nicely timed?

18 Oct 2011 10:41pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nicely timed!

18 Oct 2011 10:41pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Nice capture with vibrant tones and colors.

18 Oct 2011 11:44pm

....peter from Moonbeam, ON, Canada

This is a great capture Mariana... your photo makes it feel like i am right there in the audience... well done....peter:)

19 Oct 2011 12:17am

@....peter: thanks Peter ;)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow, a beautiful and lively dance! A perfect shot with her flying skirts.

19 Oct 2011 4:27am

Gérard Méry from France

rare de la couleur chez toi pour ce mouvement de danse bien saisi !

19 Oct 2011 10:00am

Marcie from Newton, United States

FUN!! Wonderful color and light.

19 Oct 2011 11:39am

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Oh Wonderful, Mariana! You captured the motion and the mood! Love your point of view! It's a wonder they didn't trip over all of those wires!

19 Oct 2011 11:59am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

ein sehr gutes Foto. Wunderbar fotografiert.

19 Oct 2011 2:57pm

Julie DiCarlo from Austin, United States

I love the moment and quick framing. I'm trying to understand the processing choices a bit; was the fellow on the right a bit under-exposed? (I'm looking at his shirt.) I was wondering what happens to this shot in B/W for that reason, but I really love the colors.

19 Oct 2011 4:52pm

@Julie DiCarlo: I did not think for the moment of BW image for this dance shot, where everything is so vibrant and happy ! Overexposed guy ? I do not think so . I am even glad that did not get more fuzzy or blurry image since it was very hot dance :) Thx Julie !
btw. this is the same processing as here :
and here:
Golden Hour

Pnyks from Warsaw, Poland

WOW... Beautiful! So vivid and full of action!

19 Oct 2011 5:44pm

ripple from Nottingham, United Kingdom

j'aime beaucoup - nice interaction between the 2 protagonists . I ove the treatment

19 Oct 2011 7:16pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

The action realy comes into my i wanna dance ;-))

20 Oct 2011 4:26pm

Saeid from Amol, Iran

Fabulous colors.. Fantastic movements ..
I just love it

20 Oct 2011 7:33pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe scène aux jolies couleurs chaudes.

23 Oct 2011 7:38pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

looks like they're having fun.. nicely captured..

5 Nov 2011 6:40pm

Raghu from Bangalore, India

Gt8 capture.. 5*****

15 Nov 2011 5:26am

1/200 second
ISO 400
85 mm