Kalbelia dancer

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© rekha nag
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UploadedFebruary 25, 2014
TakenOctober 19, 2013
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D3100
Exposure1/5 sec at f/5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length35 mm
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Taken in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. This is a folk dance of Rajasthan particularly performed by the Kalbelia tribe. This dance form is also known as Sapera dance ( Snake charmer dance). The popularity of this dance is so much world wide that Rajasthan’s Kalbelia dance and songs are now in UNESCO’s representative list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity from the year 2010. In Kalbelia dance, males play various traditional instruments and females perform dance. Kalbelia dance is one of the most sensuous dance among all Rajasthani dances.

I had taken so many shots where I tried my best to focus on her face. Their dance movements are so fast that its difficult. And in this one I think I got it!!

Thank you Donald Garrett for your kind gesture!!

29 responses

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (25 Feb 2014):

    Very nice!!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (25 Feb 2014):

    Lots of movement and color. Nice!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (25 Feb 2014):

    Awesome in every way, my friend! LOVE this! One of your finest!!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (25 Feb 2014):

    Beautiful! Love the swirling colors.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (25 Feb 2014):

    This is a total fave !

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (25 Feb 2014):

    The colors are perfect against the black background .... very nice !

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (25 Feb 2014):

    Brilliant image Rekha!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (25 Feb 2014):

    Rockin' JPG's Color Scheme!

  • Bruce Wendler

    Bruce Wendler gave props (25 Feb 2014):

    Great action shot

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (25 Feb 2014):

    Great motion and color!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (25 Feb 2014):

    I love the motion you captured….almost like light painting!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (25 Feb 2014):

    Lovely shot and perfect for the theme...Shows the motion very well!

  • rob castro

    rob castro (Deleted) gave props (25 Feb 2014):

    nicely captured ... i dig it

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (25 Feb 2014):

    What a most fantastic image. The colors and action really pop in lightbox

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (25 Feb 2014):

    delightful shot! love the movement.


    NIRAJ KATARUKA gave props (25 Feb 2014):

    nice work

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (27 Feb 2014):


  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (27 Feb 2014):

    Great timing! Well done.

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (28 Feb 2014):

    Wonderful image!

  • Patrick Marella

    Patrick Marella gave props (28 Feb 2014):

    A slice of life nice shot !

  • Kathryn Meyer

    Kathryn Meyer gave props (28 Feb 2014):

    Very nice, full of color and motion!

  • Jeff

    Jeff gave props (28 Feb 2014):

    really nice!

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper gave props (28 Feb 2014):

    Great selective focus. Well done.

  • Thad Zajdowicz

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  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (3 Mar 2014):

    An excellent motion capture! Great narrative and capture.. super entry!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (5 Mar 2014):

    I love how you captured the twirling of the dress as the woman dances!


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (7 Mar 2014):

    Great sense of movement!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (7 Mar 2014):

    great shot!!!

  • Rebecca Delekta

    Rebecca Delekta said (26 May 2014):

    Wonderful! I love the colors and movement. So well done!

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