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28-MAY-2009

Good Luck and Complete Safety

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong view map

The red-knot and grass decorated dragon head, brightly-colourful flags and
burning incense sticks are the traditional things that
the paddlers believe they will bring them good luck and complete safety.

After the game, the champion teamís red knot may be used for auction.
Many merchants are willing to pay more than 10-thousand US dollars to get it.
They believe the winning knot will bring them good luck in the coming years.

Posted on 30 May 2009
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LynnH25-Jul-2010 15:05
Fantastic. Excellent work! V
Dan Greenberg20-Jun-2010 14:21
What a fantastic job you did of framing this exactly right and capturing the intensity and pageantry of the competition. Magnificent shot! ~BV~
Chad Ramsey18-Jun-2010 02:03
Excellent motion and strength displayed~V
an nguyen07-Jun-2009 22:42
Vibrant and so dynamic shot...BV
DL 02-Jun-2009 13:38
One of my favorite shots in this gallery, great composition! Thanks for sharing the information about the red knot.
shatterbug02-Jun-2009 05:56
Well framed action shot...love the intensity!
meekam tam01-Jun-2009 14:42
Great shot of the dragon boat race, CM! I don't know the red knot has such a great value until it is mentioned in your detailed description. V
Larry Grace01-Jun-2009 02:07
A great action image! Excellent timing. V
Kim31-May-2009 00:08
Great action shot, excellent photography! V
Nikon Mama - Birgitte Ott30-May-2009 21:12
Teriffic action shot, CM! Great composition and colors! :o) ~v~
endre novak30-May-2009 20:30
fantastic shot, my friend!
Marco Valk30-May-2009 16:31
very nice action shot!
Walter Otto Koenig30-May-2009 16:17
Excellent action capture. I'm impressed by the exif data. "V"
hugo poon30-May-2009 16:05
What a wonderful dynamic capture! A fantastic expression of power!
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography30-May-2009 15:54
Excellent shot again, Voted !
2004 30-May-2009 13:15
terrific shot !
Guest 30-May-2009 10:26
what a great action shot! V
TuTmin30-May-2009 08:58
what an interesting event ! great shot .
V~
zyziza30-May-2009 08:04
Vivid and dynamic shot! V
Rosemarie Kusserow30-May-2009 07:39
It is a plesure to view at this picture, especially in original size, wonderful colors and details, vote, Rosemarie :o)
Guest 30-May-2009 06:56
Excellent shot Kwan... I like the decoration on the dragon head, the actions also impressive !