March 14, 2014

Morning Catch

Photograph by Ly Hoang Long, National Geographic Your Shot

"Along the Cua Dai riverbanks, there are hundreds of fishing nets spread here and there," says Your Shot member Ly Hoang Long, whose picture was featured in the Daily Dozen. "This kind of fishing is quite simple—a ten-square-meter net is stretched using four sticks of bamboo and wood, [then] at night, the fishermen dip their nets under the stream and drop some powder bait on the surface. In the early morning, they just raise the nets and collect the fish inside."

To get closer to the nets, Ly hired a sampan to be taken through the water and shot with a long lens.

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45 comments
Matthew Woodhouse
Matthew Woodhouse

An awesome Travel photo, excellent composition and amazing natural light! 

Minh Cung
Minh Cung

What a amazing and peaceful photo!

Joe Joe
Joe Joe

great momment.......

Arttu P.
Arttu P.

Nice and calming picture. This picture makes me feel like it's one of those mornings when you just wake up early feeling refreshed and having the time to take a nice cup of coffee with paper. Ps.for the few past months there haven't been many times ability to download pictures as wallpapers;this would be excellent!

Vijaya Naik
Vijaya Naik

within the nets!!!!!!!!!!!!wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cynthia Hagemann
cynthia Hagemann

Took my breath away,i felt as if i was there and almost smelled it come alive!

Sandy Wilt
Sandy Wilt

This is a very nice shot love the the way it was captured !

Janice H.
Janice H.

Love the sun-kissed gossamer look of this photograph!       Takes on the quality of a painting as we study the many interesting aspects of the photo.      Mesmerizing!

Sharon Smith
Sharon Smith

Simple but powerful photo, wonderful lighting.

Eriq  Carter
Eriq Carter

It looks like he got caught in the net


Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

I have always loved the old sepia toned photographs. And this picture reminds me of one,except for the right hand bottom corner that looks a might different. Lovely light off the water out lining the fisherman holding up his net, for what seems an easy catch!   j.e.s.      

M. Clendenen
M. Clendenen

Love the way the sun is hitting the nets.

Sandra Hickman
Sandra Hickman

Excellent Photo. All the right attributes of a perfect shot.

Alice Wong
Alice Wong

Wonderful composition. I seem seen it at flickr also.

Dong Thai
Dong Thai

Congratulation!


I feel very happy when a picture of my beloved country which is taken by a Vietnamese photographer, is chosen as the Photo of the Day. 

Roger C.
Roger C.

Just a brilliant catch very well done indeed Cheers. Roger

Leigh Ann Arbogast
Leigh Ann Arbogast

This looks like a man fishing. It reminds me of a Chinese Imagrant from social studies.This reminds me of a story in the Bible.

pamela letstalkaboutcorsica
pamela letstalkaboutcorsica

awe inspiring, through early morning viewing where you can feel the heat arriving too, splendid image

Tom Charles
Tom Charles

So many layers of light and contrast with wonderful emphasis on the silhouette of the fisherman. An image the mind can travel through and explore. 


Congratulations for this beautiful image and for it making photo of the day

Ray Wilson
Ray Wilson

A well deserved Photo of the Day. The lighting and composition are excellent.

Ray Wilson

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Samir Sandilya
Samir Sandilya

This is a photograph that clearly reveals what a morning is...appreciate Ly Hoang Long's selection of subject.


Lawrence Sibley
Lawrence Sibley

The overlapping arcs of the fish nets give this photo a serene and graceful quality.  The back-lit figure of the fisherman and his boat are perfectly positioned in this composition, and the restrained palette of  gold and amber are truly luminous.  This image is also a wonderful invocation of the traditional culture of Vietnam. 

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