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Posted on 21 November 2009
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Cross-Casting is one of the common performances in traditional Chinese Opera.
Traditionally, Female-Playing-Male Character is much more common than Male-Playing-Female.
This picture shows two ladies, on the right-hand side, are performing male characters as servants.

Nikon D3 ,Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR
1/125s f/5.6 at 180.0mm iso800 full exif

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Range View 18-Jul-2013 22:42
A wonderful portrait of these beautiful ladies, the colour tones and detail are superb. V
Guest 23-Aug-2011 14:55
very nice ! v !
Chris Spracklen20-Aug-2011 21:28
So good it made me smile with pleasure, C.M.
My compliments, my friend. BV
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)15-Aug-2011 12:19
Beautiful capture,thanks for sharing! V+
Guest 14-Aug-2011 19:40
Fascinating tradition; and a fasinating image. v. Lee
alfredo camba jr.14-Aug-2011 15:05
What a beautiful capture!! BV
Rosemarie Kusserow14-Aug-2011 06:01
Beautiful!!! V
Rosemarie :o)
gerard belbeoch05-Nov-2010 09:49
Fabulous capture..wonderful expressions
Jeff Real16-Sep-2010 01:31
This is a magical moment captured beautifully ~V~
A.Arif07-Sep-2010 19:05
superb V
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)03-Sep-2010 15:28
The colorful quartet! BV
Jim's Atavistic Visions17-May-2010 17:44
I have to smile when viewing this.
Guest 22-Nov-2009 15:50
Great capture! V
meekam tam22-Nov-2009 10:14
Compared with the B/W version this colored one is more vivid, CM! But each has its own merits. Beautiful! V
Susan Bowen22-Nov-2009 03:29
Fantastic image - wonderful clarity and facial expressions. V!
an nguyen22-Nov-2009 00:54
Charming characters.
Guest 22-Nov-2009 00:38
Nice portrait CM.
monil22-Nov-2009 00:09
Excellent this composition.
Superb this picture. v
lou_rozensteins21-Nov-2009 23:51
A beautiful shot, well lit, with good colour and details. You have caught their expressions well too. Well done.
Nick Arena21-Nov-2009 23:46
Fabulous capture..wonderful expressions ..V
Alain Boussac21-Nov-2009 22:09
Superb : attitudes, expressions, exposure. V.
Jean Chiasson21-Nov-2009 18:28
Wow fantastic portrait lovely scene and clarity bravo CM big vote
Jim Coffman21-Nov-2009 16:52
Excellent capture. Very well done. V
Walter Otto Koenig21-Nov-2009 16:10
Beautiful image with great clarity, sharpness and perfect lighting and exposure. This is really impressive CM. "V"
TuTmin21-Nov-2009 15:37
what a neat beautiful shot ! well done CM,
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography21-Nov-2009 15:15
Beautiful shot, colors, details, clarity, all perfect, Vote.
DL 21-Nov-2009 14:20
Excellent capture of these Chinese characters. Great shot!
Raymond21-Nov-2009 13:51
A truly wonderful portrait CM... stuningly beautiful, WOW.
Char21-Nov-2009 12:42
This is a fantastic capture CM! A great shot. \/
Guest 21-Nov-2009 12:12
Just super
marie-jose wolff21-Nov-2009 11:26
fine traditional clothes, very charming! V
XiaoBernard9921-Nov-2009 10:28
Interesting and so perfectly taken.VVV
zyziza21-Nov-2009 10:24
Interesting tradition, fine shot!
Giancarlo Guzzardi21-Nov-2009 10:06
beautiful frame, beautiful scene, perfect light and colors
Stephanie21-Nov-2009 09:48
WOW! This is a magnificent & charming image CM! V.