Suspicion by phil decocco

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This Masai women stared at me through the window of our vehicle at a stop in the Serengeti in Tanzania, Africa, with a strange look about her……was she curious, suspicious, or maybe even feeling rejected for me not buying her wares.

Canon EOS 1DS Mark III
1/40 sec
ISO 300
focal length 150mm
28-300mm glass
hand held


masai woman, facial expression, tanzania, africa, street vendor, candid

Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist”
Oscar Wilde

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  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Stratton4 months ago

    I think she is simply curious.. Her hands on her forehead are to help carry the weight on her back and the open mouth is simply mouth breathing.. As for her looking, I think more curious than suspicous. IMO, of course! Gotta CMA, ya know! Lol :-)

  • pete
    you may have hit this one the head! Hadn’t thought of her easing the burden on her back and neck……

    – phil decocco

  • jozi1
    jozi14 months ago

    Awesome,Phil :)

  • thanks tony,
    great memories of that place and its people!

    – phil decocco

  • jozi1
    jozi14 months ago

  • tony
    many thanks for this feature! Always an honor to be selected!

    – phil decocco

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesen4 months ago

    Absolutely captivating shot, Phil…wonderful!

  • thanks much karen,
    the women who swarmed around our safari vehicles sold mostly bead work of theirs and some carvings…she was among them

    – phil decocco

  • reflector
    reflector4 months ago

    Amazing clothes and a great cultural shot!

  • Reflector
    thanks for stopping by and for your feedback!

    – phil decocco

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checca4 months ago


  • karen
    thanks so very much for this feature!

    – phil decocco

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