Tabusereia Sing-sing Singer by bobfoto

Tabusereia Sing-sing Singer

My favourite Motuan sing-sing song is the one that celebrate the harvest. It starts with all the performers standing on the perimeter facing in, and there is a lone boy who sings at the top of his voice... he calls out and then the women all sing back.

This young girl is singing proudly about the harvest.

Photo taken 13 December 2008
This sounds like a real concert and a privilege to hear! Lucky us for seeing this!
December 14th, 2012  
Sounds like it would have been a lot of fun to hear! Nice composition :)
December 14th, 2012  
A great portrait
December 14th, 2012  
special this is. Fav
December 14th, 2012  
wow
December 14th, 2012  
@maggiemae @abbydooby - the young boy whose job it is to sing in the harvest must love this part of the performance, for all the other songs are choral in nature. So to get a solo spot would be a proud moment!

@peterdegraaff - Thanks Peter :)

@doodlerdeb - Thanks Debra, thanks for the fave :D

@markjohnstone - :D
December 14th, 2012  
Awwww bless, this is so precious
December 14th, 2012  
@michelleyoung - why thank you so much :)
December 14th, 2012  
Jim
The great focus and light hitting his face with the shallow DOF and nice composition all combine to make this a wonderful illustration to your story about the song itself. Nicely done
December 14th, 2012  
Great portrait.
December 14th, 2012  
What @jcarrollphoto said! I am less eloquent~!
December 15th, 2012  
another lovely shot of the performers
December 15th, 2012  
Fantastic clarity and focus, love it a fav!
December 15th, 2012  
Perfect focus, perfect clarity, perfect light. Just , well , perfect!
December 15th, 2012  
Tough shot with dark areas and bright spots to contend with. You caught the moment very well.
December 15th, 2012  
@jcarrollphoto - Thanks Jim :)

@btorrey @grammyn @lbmcshutter @leananiemand - Thank you ladies :)

@kamb - Oh thank you so much Karen, thanks!

@rvwalker - It is a hard area under the shade of the big fig tree but there are moments that work!
December 15th, 2012  
Fabulous shot, beautiful light.
December 15th, 2012  
lovely use of focus in this sir
December 15th, 2012  
like this
December 15th, 2012  
Lovely portrait and focus. He shows such concentration.
December 15th, 2012  
@kjarn - Thank you Kathy A :)

@houdiniem - the big-arse zoom lens captures a nice bit of dof.

@abhijit - thank you.

@redsherpa - she is well focused on her part of the show. ;)
December 15th, 2012  
The focus and depth of field on this are fabulous! Great shot! National Geographic worthy!
December 15th, 2012  
@lisjam1 - thanks Lisabell, that is kind of you.
December 15th, 2012  
Such a great shot of this young girl singing so proudly!!
December 15th, 2012  
@turning_40 - pride is certainly one thing these kids have by the bucketload when performing!
December 15th, 2012  
great focus. Love the strength in her face.
December 16th, 2012  
somehow i really love the tones here! :)
December 16th, 2012  
@palusami @agentzuckerguss - Thanks, I took a little bit of saturation out of this image just to 'matt' the image a little.
December 16th, 2012  
She certainly looks determined. Great shot
December 28th, 2012  
@filsie65 - Thanks!
December 28th, 2012  
She's beautiful! Her feathers appear to be more like stacked triangles. (I'm finding this cutting the feathers thing really interesting. They probably only do that with readily available feathers and not ones that are harder to come by.)
January 3rd, 2013  
@hellcat - These are feathers from egrets and white herons, a bird more readily available, and like I said, it mimics the rarer King of Saxony Bird of Paradise.
January 3rd, 2013  
do you suppose they just toss the ones that they've cut wrong?
January 4th, 2013  
@hellcat - no... I've seen them work and they are very careful.
January 4th, 2013  
Wow...that's precise then.
January 4th, 2013  
@hellcat - Oh and I think they accept a little bit of a mistake everynow and then...
January 4th, 2013  
I suppose you could kind of hide it by deepening the cut a bit too.
January 5th, 2013  
@hellcat - or strapping an extra feather in close?
January 5th, 2013  
perhaps... feather work in clothing, headdresses, and other art was listed (don't know if this is true) as one of the most fragile of works.
January 6th, 2013  
@hellcat - well apart from their actual performances, the PNGeans did seem to be very careful and proud of their bilas when it came time for storage and preparation.
January 6th, 2013  
That would seem to confirm that wouldn't it?
January 6th, 2013  
@hellcat - yup.
January 6th, 2013  
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