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    RGD - Fotografia says:

    "Me encanta la calidad y calidez de sus fotos , los retratos profundos , mis preferidas son: pink from himmafushi y Streets of Vietnam (3) .
    son retratos que cuentan una historia , que te llevan hasta el lugar , sus colores vivos , su fuerza es maravillosa la sensibilidad que muestra en sus imágenes.
    Un placer es entrar a ver sus fotos! saludos, Rosanna Daguerre"

    June 30th, 2009

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    sippay says:

    ""the talent lives here!

    high quality is what I see in everything we publish, master the art of photography, inspires me to see so much beauty in your images.

    I am often without words to describe the beauty of your photos.

    continue with their works wonderful.

    for many years I hope I pass through here and when you open your delight flickr!""

    March 4th, 2009

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    Shath says:

    "Maapu came out of nowhere to me, smack into the middle of my path and I couldn't be more grateful. The mind behind this man's work leaves me even more breathless than his flawless, boundary-pushing artistic endeavors. It's been so long since I've met somebody who lived and breathed their passion in such a way that you can't help but be utterly inspired beyond words.

    Maapu, you own my heart and soul in the way that any great artist holds it's audience completely captivated, stuck in awe. You've made me want to continue growing and pushing myself as a photographer, as a person. You've managed to remind me that there are people out there who completely get it and that, in the end, all that matters is the art (because it's everything). You've left an impression on me. For that, i'm forever grateful and blessed.
    you are one of the greatest guy i have met in life. you rock :D
    i pray that you get everything you wish for GOD bless ya"

    March 2nd, 2009

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    ikoophotos says:

    ""I've been watching your stream for a while now mauroof khaleel (maapu) and all I can say is that you're
    definitely my source of inspiration for photography. I believe photography is not just
    shooting things, it's about your soul, your visions and dreams. Need to listen to them
    before clicking...and you have all of them. And you listen.
    Thank you for sharing your world with us, happiness and sorrow, beauty (a lot of beauty
    in your case!!!) and pain.
    Yes, you definitely have a gift, a wonderful one, and you're making the best of it. Don't
    ever stop :-)
    Last but not least, I want to thank you for being so generous and always leaving nice and
    encouraging comments!
    Try to always be up my dear, life ain't easy most of the times but even though we have an
    ocean (and some hours!) between us, count on me as a good friend.
    ur one of my favorite singer

    happy new year

    December 23rd, 2008

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    view-for-you says:

    "I'm going to finish what i started before i got /get side tracked!
    But where do i start when describing someone so very unique, talented, kind and to me my mentor!

    I see the world the way i wish i could when i see Maapu's work, work to me is creation! and you do it so very beautifully.

    I would not have got this far without your constructive critism, you have made me observe thing's differently, thinking outside the box and i benefit from it greatly.

    I thank you from my heart and i wish you and Hana all the very best of wishes from today and everyday.

    God bless always."

    June 5th, 2008

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    wat eva says:

    "what to say abt him
    an amazing person
    a wonderful friend
    a great photographer

    keep up the gud work"

    May 28th, 2008

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    [Jenn Lee] says:

    "Though I have not had the pleasure of knowing him in person, this mans photography has been a daily enjoyment to see...he has such an eye, and creativity that always inspires a better photographer/artist in me...I wish him continued good health, happiness, as well to never stop capturing the world around him...."

    April 30th, 2008

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    N.E.R.D says:

    "Thanks a lot maapu. You are the reason why I'm on flickr and you are the reason why I own a camera now. I love every moment of this and thangs again for the inspiration. I owe you one maapu."

    April 16th, 2008

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    Mohamed.Ahsan says:

    "Maapu is one of my favourite photographers of all time. As strong as these words may appear for a flickr testimonial, it is very much true. His style and composition continue to amaze me. Whenever a new picture is posted, it is an absolute joy for me to see."

    "His HDR pics are stunning and both beautiful and stylized rather than brash and bold"

    "Wisdom, talent, and a very great photographer indeed.. i love his shots.. keep up the good work man .. Glad i have u as a friend =)""

    April 9th, 2008

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    Afey Haneef says:

    "He is the 3 in one..
    1. A great person
    2. A Great Singer
    3. A great Photographer
    For me being someone to have seen the way you came upto here in photography that was great. It was a fast process. I remember visiting your stream everyday back then, keep the photos coming and thanks for being a great support as always."

    April 6th, 2008

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    mohlat says:

    "Maapu is a great friend. A great musician. A great photographer. A great organizer. And much more.

    One of the best people i've met here on Flickr.

    I wish him all the best in his future endeavours. May Allah bless him."

    January 13th, 2008

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    Easa Shamih (iZZo) | P.h.o.t.o.g.r.a.p.h.y says:

    "maapu, ur photography is outstanding, I simply LOVE it.
    You had described Maldives through photography by various means. Love 2 see all those photos. And Inshallah we'll be seeing such kind of more stuffs. good luck, tc"

    January 9th, 2008

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    Kikilhi says:

    "well!! what shall i say! so far he've been a great inspiration towards my photography! his photos are some of the very finest i found on flickr. especially pics of maldives. it realy goes with title "sunny side of life". he is a great artist i'd say! both photography and vocals(singing). and one more very secretive thing, his photography motivated me in buying a canon EOS 400D. hehe well..good luck mate! never stop clicking that shutter relase button!"

    September 15th, 2007

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    thundho - nadu - andhu says:

    "my first memory of maapu was of him leaning against a water container in Aliya school. he was then known as plain mauroof . i was 3years old ( i have a very good long term memory and rarely forget a face). years later i saw him on tv performing and a couple of years later i saw him here on flickr...
    he is both an excellent singer and photographer whose voice i admire and whose pictures i envy. but he isnt best at these alone. when it comes to being generous and a being a friend he is one of the best you d come across. i am glad that i got to know him personally. Maapu you are one of the best dudes ive met"

    September 4th, 2007

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    K. Linehan says:

    "What can one say about you, Mauroof? Humm..... I'll give it a go:

    Mauroof is an amazing photographer!! But anyone who is looking here would know that already!! And if they don't know that then they are either blind or stupid! His photos of the Maldives are absolutely stunning, his sunrise and sunset shots are extraordinary, his Tailand photos are phenomenal..... Everything in here is just magnificent! If you haven't seen them all, you should!! And when you do you will be able to see for yourself what an amazing photographer he is. His ability to find just the right composition and lighting is outstanding!! And you will also be able to see what type of person he is as well because his personality is in each of them!! From the moment that I've met Mauroof on flickr we have been pretty great flickr friends, and I hope to keep it that way!!

    So, thank you so very much Mauroof, for being such an amazing friend here in the wild world of flickr!!"

    May 7th, 2007

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    craven vest says:

    "Maapu, just something short to let you know that your photography is excellent. And your photos are some of the best on flickr I've seen. Wish you all the best in this field and everything else. Cheers."

    May 4th, 2007

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    successful carriage says:

    "Maapu really inspires me. His photos are timeless and classic. He uses mood and emoction to capture his best subjects. I have learned so much from him and even though i have never met him I feel as if he is a good friend of mine. his work always puts a smile on my face.

    -all the best my dearest friend"

    April 26th, 2007

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    Bright-Yellow-Pedalo says:

    "Hmmm, what to say? I think everyone pretty much summed it up already! ^_^ Maapu is without a doubt a very talented artist; his awe inspiring photos speak for themselves and are more than comparable to the professional photographers I've studied at College. On top of all that, he's an awesome brother-in-law and I can't help but feel proud by the fact! (lol ^_^)
    Much love
    Abbi xx"

    April 13th, 2007

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    P.R.U says:

    "Mappu is one of my good friend, he's king of sun-sets (no doubt here) I've always adore the beautiful pics he takes and everytime i see any wonderful pic on his page the first word that comes in my mouth is a big: "WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW"
    His pics deserve all these "WOOOOWs".
    Mappu is awesome friend and he's the main reason that i joined flickr. And those sunset images are my fav ones...simply amazing.
    Thank you for being great friend. and last but not the least:
    You and Hana make perfect couple.
    God bless you.""

    April 13th, 2007

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    Anjz says:

    "This guy is immensely talented. He has a great eye for capturing great shots, and is a really good singer!.. A character every bit as colourful as his photos..

    I've met him in person only once when he was down in Lanka. We made a connection through our common passion for photography, and have kept in touch since...

    Keep up the good work buddy!.."

    April 12th, 2007

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    simply special says:

    " I am compelled and honoured to write my first testimonial in tribute to his glorious photography.
    When you first glimpse this photosteam, the quality,vibrancy and clarity of the work is what first grabs you, and pulls you straight in, and on closer inspection you feel the passion and wonder he has for the beautiful world that surrounds him, this is presented sometimes with humour and always with sensitivity.
    As an artist he nails it EVERY time and as a flickr friend (and husband lol), warm, fun and generous.
    If you havn't been through this photostream yet, you must, and those of you I see nodding in agreement as you read these words, you obviously know his work already.
    Maapu I look forward wholeheartedly to seeing much more from you, your photos for me are a warm and happy place to be, my flickr world wouldn't be as rich without you.
    Thankyou so much for sharing your world with us."
    Much love"

    April 10th, 2007

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    alert desk says:

    "you are a great artist, your singing is great but in someways u r better at photography.
    I would describe you as a great guy who knws how to enjoy life to the fullest.
    on more serious note........
    the seriousness of this note is makin me not write anything
    u r great
    i love your song rulhinaadhey
    and i really really like your shots"

    April 7th, 2007

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    Nyidia says:

    "Really amazing... it's true. I think your living style is kind of perfect and it is reflected in the happiness of most of your photos :-D I like my country, Spain, as well, but in Maldives you have a great place to practice this wonderful hobbie of landscape pictures ;-) Nice to meet you!"

    April 6th, 2007

November 2006
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