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Stilt fishermen of Sri Lanka by Suppi-lu-liuma Stilt fishermen of Sri Lanka by Suppi-lu-liuma
Stilt fishermen on the south-western shore of Sri Lanka, near Galle, between Ahangama and Weligama.

Stilt fishermen have an interesting way of catching fish. They perch wooden poles in the shallow waters near the coast, they walk or swim to those poles every day, climb on the benches and stand there for hours to catch fish by casting out their lines. Sometimes their feet get seriously wounded by the reef rocks.

Although tips from tourists became the rule of the game, I had the impression they still earn their lives thru fishing.
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Given 2011-01-24
Suggester says; is a beautiful capture a daily fisherman's work in Sri Lanka, capturing a sense of poetic rhythm of their collective movement!
Stilt fishermen of Sri Lanka by ~Suppi-lu-liuma
( Suggested by phoenixleo and Featured by ScENeYmE )
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Tharindu207 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on you DD. :D
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Rappel82 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013   Artist
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krigl Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Strange way of going about fishing... saves buying/making a boat though. They must get cramp sitting up there all day.
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Suppi-lu-liuma Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Yep. I tried it, and I must say it is hell a strange and uncomfortable way of fishing. ;-)

Thank you very much.
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hello Suppi...............read my Journal on Sri Lanka.
Would love to meet you someday.
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Suppi-lu-liuma Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
I would love to.

I read your journal on Sri Lanka. I can try to imagine the bond you have with the country of your birth. That's a lovely country, with all its colors, nuances, kind people and hardships.

You'll always welcome if you pass from Istanbul on your way to or back from Sri Lanka.

With friendship,

Suppi
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanx again Suppi.
Istanbul and Turkey have always been on mylist of places to go.
Will keep in touch.
Hugs
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WilloughbyArevalo Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
just this morning i was fantasizing about stilting in the water: at the beach, in the river, etc. so cool to see this example.
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Suppi-lu-liuma Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
:-)

I tried once there. Boy, I can tell you, it wasn't easy. :-)
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baba49 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: featured: [link] :iconfeatureplz: :love:
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carlos170691 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
really wanna capture this kind of moment..
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Suppi-lu-liuma Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
You may certainly. All you have to do is to go to the south of Sri Lanka. :-)
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AngelOfDarkCrafts Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Beautiful picture.
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Suppi-lu-liuma Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Thank you !
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AngelOfDarkCrafts Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
You're welcome and appreciated. :D
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ISignRob Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
As I promised you, here is the drawing I was on my way to do:
[link]

By the way, I must give you credits for the reference in my comments, I forgot that while posting, sorry!

Cheers!
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FreakyLaurent Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
Nice capture
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Suppi-lu-liuma Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Thank you...
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megrandyphotos Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Student Photographer
haha I love this. It kind of reminds me of Steve McCurry's work.
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Suppi-lu-liuma Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Certainly. :-)

Thank you !
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megrandyphotos Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Student Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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kxie327 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Awesome shot! Congrats on the DD. :woohoo:
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Suppi-lu-liuma Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Thank you !
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ISignRob Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow.

Never heard of them until now, and it's a pretty spectaular moment you've captured, I must say!
In fact, I'd very much like to take that as a main reference to a painting I'm willing to draw since last year. I'd really appreciate it if you grant me the permission. ;)

Cheers from Brazil, and keep up with the great pictures!
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Suppi-lu-liuma Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
I'll be pleased. But don't forget to send me the final version, ok?
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ISignRob Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
I won't, thank you!
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Suppi-lu-liuma Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
??
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ISignRob Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
I won't forget to send you the final work, promised ;)
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Suppi-lu-liuma Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Ok, thank you. :-)
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BoboMagroto Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thats a very amazing (and intresting) method to fishing, friend :)
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Suppi-lu-liuma Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Thank you my friend. Sure it is. :-)

Cheers,

Suppi
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:iconbobomagroto:
BoboMagroto Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome, friend

Best of luck to your fisherman out there :)
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Suppi-lu-liuma Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
;-)

Thnx.
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:iconbobomagroto:
BoboMagroto Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome again, friend :)
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Vexcel Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome!
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Suppi-lu-liuma Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Thank you...
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Suppi-lu-liuma Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Thank you. :-)
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Chef-Fabio Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
This is fascinating, lovely to look upon, and has a really captivating composition. Very cool. :))))
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Suppi-lu-liuma Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Thank you. :-)

It was a bit adventurous to take their pictures, though. I put my camera in a bag and walked on the rocks on a shallow water, sometimes submerging 'til waist in the sea. :-)

Cheers,

Suppi
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ChronoCrusadeRosette Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Student
i've seen this picture or something similar to it in national geographic or something like that
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Suppi-lu-liuma Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Yes. There is a famous picture taken by Steven Curry in early 1990s. It is on the cover of a picture book titled "Professions", I guess.

Thank you for dropping by...

Suppi
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ChronoCrusadeRosette Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student
ok just making sure i remember correctly XD anyway love the photo wonder how they stay perched up there so long? :-P
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Suppi-lu-liuma Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
That's a valid question. I couldn't stay more than 2 minutes. :-)
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yueshangcai Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! Wonderful picture!
Interesting ways of fishing.
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Suppi-lu-liuma Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Thank you. :-)
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sillentassault Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I had seen this once through pics from a friend but I would love to see this in real life.
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Suppi-lu-liuma Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
That's pretty unreal. It seems like the earthquake some 6 years ago changed the content of the shallow water, decreasing the planctons. That's why the fish didn't come to the shore for a long time. We were told they were back only recently, that's how stilt fishermen started to fish again.

Cheers,

Suppi
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sillentassault Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Huh! that interesting :) like I said I know that there are a few other places that use this method so I was kind of basing my knowledge on that, still interesting though.
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MiracleMili Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oww my butte XD
I love how the wave is coming and they all are sitting differently. Its awesome :D
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