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With three other small children, barefoot, dressed scantily, this Cambodian boy roamed the Angkor Wat ruins, in Siem Reap, chasing after visitors, begging for attention and a possible hand out. This look of surprise happened as I turned and took his picture, followed by squeals of delight when I showed him the digital image.

Canon EOS 1DS Mark III
1/250 sec
ISO 300
focal length 70mm
28-300mm glass
hand held

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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  • wellman
    wellmanalmost 2 years ago

    great expression – beautiful work!

  • thanks for kind words on this image!~

    – phil decocco

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Strattonalmost 2 years ago

    nice capture, Phil. :-)

  • thanks pete,
    I’d like us to use this one for a skype session to work on the "Hair’ technique, maybe one or two others to really understand how to do it well!

    – phil decocco

  • Tom Broderick IPA
    Tom Broderick IPAalmost 2 years ago

    I can only ask what the hell where you doing in Cambodia. Dangerous place. Great shot of him.

  • tom
    Cambodia was part of a Tauck Tour and , frankly, was a fascinating country with magnificent ruins. The people were friendly and outgoing, and the acomodations quite fine. Wouldn’t have missed it!

    – phil decocco

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 2 years ago

    Great expression you caught!

  • thanks V
    he was a cutie, and sorta the leader of this small band of kids roaming the ruins

    – phil decocco

  • John Holding
    John Holdingalmost 2 years ago

    Clicking the image takes you to the group where you can support fellow members.

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 2 years ago

    A lovely child!!

  • thanks shulie, barefoot, wild eyed and begging as he led a small group of kids after visitors

    – phil decocco

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 2 years ago

    outstanding capture well done phil.

  • julie
    he was a charmer, chasing after the crowds of tourists. Thanks for your comment

    – phil decocco

    JOSEPHMAZZUCCOalmost 2 years ago

    wonderful candid moment.. nice capture, phil !

  • thanks joseph,
    he was the leader fo a small group of these kids following tourists through the site in hopes of a small hand out

    – phil decocco

  • patcheah
    patcheahalmost 2 years ago

    Fantastic candid portrait of this adorable boy ( I thought he was a girl).

  • Thanks pat! He was a bit of a charming scamp there among the ruins!

    – phil decocco

  • faceart
    faceartover 1 year ago

    Fantastic capture!

  • Thanks very much, klaus, for your comment and support

    – phil decocco

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