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My name is Kees Smans, photographer.

This flickr "!.keesssss.!" account I use to participate in the Flickr collection on Getty Images.

The flickr " Kees Smans" account I use for my other work.

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    ecstaticist - says:

    "Kees and I share an understanding of the fascination of the drop. I am always amazed by his refractions and freeze-frame falling water. Along with many, may other flickrites, I hold his work in high regard and look forward to the next creation.

    Congratulations on a fine stream, Kees. Thanks for bringing the beauty!"

    July 21st, 2008

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    babasteve says:

    "The images of !.keesssss.! are delightful. Thank you for putting both joy and beauty in my life! You are inspiring."

    April 12th, 2008

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    v1nz` says:

    "A true inspiration! :)"

    November 7th, 2007

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    Vinie:) says:

    "geweldige foto's. Een echte kunstenaar. Ga zo door! Je werk is geweldig."

    October 17th, 2007

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    pcavuoto says:

    "Kees really works wonders with cameras. His work is amazing- especially his macro shots! He knows how to get the best colors possible and knows how to get the greatest detail. Truly one of the best!"

    August 14th, 2007

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    AJ016 says:

    ""one of the best ""

    July 28th, 2007

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    Matthew Fang says:

    "When i join flickr and look " Keessss " pics i was thinking who is this person ??? Now i can say this person is a artist and have vevry inconceivable eyes and idea to tell people how good and beautiful pics can be !! you can take time to savor if just fell like a treasury you will just keep your eyes are busy and open all the time !!"

    July 17th, 2007

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    //charlie// says:

    "Kees is the best person I have met in flickrland and he is definitely my favorite photographer!!"

    July 4th, 2007

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    jazzpic says:

    "I cannot wait for the next picture to come online! Very inspiring pictures. Kees for sure looks through a different pair of eyes than most of us. Keep on coming back like many do. You will not be dissapointed."

    May 9th, 2007

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    Anthony Posey SIR:Poseyal Knight Poet of Desposyni says:

    "enjoy these photos"

    March 14th, 2007

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    equal steam says:

    "I discovered Kees in explore in the very first day I opened my account with Flickr. I was so impressed with his images that for a moment I pondered to quit my photography career. But then I thought I can always learn something from him! Or at least, have the pleasure to admire his works."

    February 21st, 2007

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    December 7th, 2006

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    paladinsf says:

    "kees has an fine artist eye for color and form. his use of light in everyone of his photographs is powerful. thanks for sharing your work with us. all the best bob"

    November 27th, 2006

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    WakentheDead says:

    "Not that he needs another testimonial as to his brilliance - however I felt compelled to write about how awestruck !.keesssss.! 's work makes me feel. I am literally moved to tears by the beauty of his images. Thanks for making me smile on a daily basis.


    November 15th, 2006

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    jodi_tripp says:

    "My Favorite "Water drop" Photographer on FLICKR! A very Talented photographer with much success ahead! I can't wait to see what's next!"

    November 5th, 2006

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    CharlieBrown8989 says:


    When I am in Philips International B.V. I have not have a chance to meet him. Only on ; I get to know him by his great Master Pieces.

    I vow to say that his is a great Nature imaging artist , his works are superb if not outstanding. His supportive; positive attitude & loving kindness are worth many to learn online.

    You are encourage to visit him more often to discover even more.....

    You are great my friend......"

    October 23rd, 2006

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    Detailswe4sake*Photography says:

    "~a very talented male photographer~"

    October 16th, 2006

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    Cate Partridge Photography says:

    "There are great photographers and then there are people like !.keesssss.! This man sets the bar for anyone who wants to bring photography to a level not seen by anyon without the heart and soul for the art of beauty. I am awed and inspired. Truely beautiful images found in the everyday details many of us pass over."

    October 3rd, 2006

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    Shane_Murphy says:

    "What can I say about Kees. He can do things with a camera that I didn't know could be done. His photostream is simply brilliant and I regularly return for some photographic inspiration. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing."

    September 26th, 2006

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    elated wall says:

    "Amazing work! He captures details that would normally go unnoticed."

    August 31st, 2006

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    Fatma S says:

    " A "great" photographer with remarkable capturing techniques !~*"

    August 14th, 2006

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    khasan says:

    "You have great sense of color.
    A true artist."

    August 14th, 2006

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    PhilWestcott says:

    "all of keesssss' images have this incredible amount of vibrant colors. The use of a bright red/orange seems to be a repeating theme in these pictures and i believe it works quite well. Not only do the pictures have a great amount of composition, but they are just as vibrant with content!"

    August 9th, 2006

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    Birgit-Cathrin Duval says:

    "A true artist! A visionist with a deep passion. His images reveal a complete new art of seing the world."

    June 24th, 2006

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    flashy breath says:

    "Kees is a true photographer, not just some guy with a camera.

    His images are a delight to me, not just because they are skillfully conceived and beautifully crafted, but because they illustrate his view of the world....and that is the true art of the photographer.

    I value his generous encouragement, and sincerely respect and admire the unique eye of this talented independent thinker."

    November 29th, 2005

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    SteveFE says:

    "I don't know anything about .keeessssss! other than that our paths have crossed in a couple of groups, and I've been consistently impressed by the way he sees. Or !.seeeeeesssssss.! Simply, some truly fabulous photos. Have a look. You'll !seeeeee.! too."

    November 29th, 2005

Kees Smans
October 2005
The Netherlands
Heteren, The Netherlands
I am:
Male and Taken