Wednesday, March 28, 2012

ayla's hands traveled like hummingbird wings

over her qanun
(a traditional turkish stringed folk instrument)

17 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Awesome capture!This music instrument is very interesting!
Léia

Sharon said...

Someone with a very special talent.

Doug Hickok said...

I would have loved to hear her play... I am a fan of eastern music.

Malyss said...

Oh, i like the sound of that instrument! I also like the comparison with hummingbirds..

VP said...

An interesting image of an exotic instrument and of its player...

cieldequimper said...

Pretty promise.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

I bet it was hard to get a stop-action shot of her hands! Very well done.

Lowell said...

Is this like our zither? I've known people who could play an instrument similar to this and they were wonderful. It also reminds me of the Indian sitar. I think.

I like the way you captured the motion of her fingers flitting over the strings!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The only thing that can match the artistry of her playing and your photography is your poetic description comparing the movement of her fingers to a hummingbird..

Bibi said...

Beautiful photo. Never heard of a qanun, but it is also a great Scrabble word...

Virginia said...

And you caught the movement just right. I love hands.
V

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautifully captured Brattcat, I love the title of your post almost as much as the image!
Do you not drink coffee Brattcat, quelle horreur haha!

Amin said...

Hello! Thank You very much for this photo...We azerbaijanians are turks too...

Sharon Creech said...

Ah, to catch her hands mid-flight - that is no small thing.

Irina said...

I go to the youtube now to check the sound of this instrument.
Great composition.

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Jack said...

Showing only her hands at work was a wise choice, brattcat. Well done.