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 It's bulls and blood, It's dust and mud, It's spurs and latigo, This dream they call rodeo
It's bulls and blood, It's dust and mud, It's spurs and latigo, This dream they call rodeo

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2013-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF for Nikon
Date: May 25, 2013
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/800
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2013

13 year old kid, been riding bulls since he was 7... Pulled his arm a bit, but he walked out of the arena. This was a set of 3 yr old bulls being tested for the PBR... One Tough little bull rider!!!

I also have to give kudos to Rmac, Ron McGinnis, He does rodeo for a living, and since this was a Memorial Day Bull ride with OMG 1000's of pix he talked me into shooting JPG so I wouldn't shoot my self in the foot when it came to editing... I was Leary but I am AMAZED how ez editing they were! (Course I will be back in raw, cause I just don't trust my zone reading!! LOL)

[Jun. 7th, 2013 02:20:03 AM]

Melethia, Yes on this bull ride, it's a bunch of 3yr old PBR hopefuls that they buck Every Memorial day, It's soo stinking tough if they get two qualified rides all day it's been a good day. So I set her on continuous focus and as fast as she'll go. I don't like continuous focus It just seems to me like nothing is as sharp as it is on single focus, but in cases like this the pen is small and you might get one or two jumps before the cowboy gets dumped.... Long way around saying Yes huh?

Place: 11 out of 190
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Votes: 102
Comments: 15
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07/10/2014 05:42:43 PM
This is a fantastic action shot! Great sense of movement stopped in one second of time - that hat flying off the one cowboy, the dust kicked up by the bull, the expressions all show how quick and heart stopping dangerous this moment was.
06/09/2013 01:27:53 PM
Congrats on the 11th place! Great capture! :-)
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06/09/2013 12:59:41 AM
So closes to top ten! I love this image, Katie!
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06/08/2013 10:35:53 AM
Congratulations,good on yer.
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06/08/2013 05:48:30 AM
Garth Brooks whose he!!! :)

Littlemav I Know her! Well lookatchyu, 11th, now all you need is someone in the top 5 to get DQ and you will be TT In a fs, woot woot. Not that we should really wish that on anyone eh!!
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06/08/2013 12:10:55 AM
I loved the Windy Title comment.. What not Everyone listens to GARTH BROOKS??? Oh the shame of it!

Thanks for all your wonderful votes and comments!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2013 05:35:55 PM
That looks like pure chaos!
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06/07/2013 11:58:36 AM
Great action here.
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06/07/2013 01:10:04 AM
Great title (good song!) and excellent moment with the cap off his head. Out of curiosity, do you shoot in burst mode?
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06/05/2013 06:52:28 PM
windy title aside, super sport capture. gl
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06/05/2013 01:59:00 AM
I love the dude on the left, and how his hat is in mid air, great action~
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06/03/2013 08:45:35 AM
amazing action shot
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06/02/2013 11:26:29 AM
The look of FOCUS on their faces is excellent.
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06/01/2013 10:27:47 PM
Wow, so much action!
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06/01/2013 10:04:19 PM
You sure captured the essence of rodeo. This is great photojournalism.
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