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Not So Soft Landing
Not So Soft Landing
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Challenge: Best of 2011 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: dpchallenge entries
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Kihikihi, New Zealand
Date: Feb 19, 2011
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/2500
Galleries: Candid, Action
Date Uploaded: Feb 2, 2012

I had taken literally thousands of rodeo shots during that summer & choosing one was really hard. Each time I would see a really good one & think that's the one for this challenge, I move on to the next one & think no, thats the one for this challenge & so it would go on. I chose this one because it captures the expression at the end of a really bad landing. When this happened right in front of me, I thought this guy wont be getting up but he did.


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Post Challenge: WOW thank you everyone who voted and/or left such wonderful comments. I can hardly believe this finished so well in such a tough competition. This is now my second best scoring challenge.

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Votes: 240
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/23/2012 10:31:02 PM
Fantastic capture of his expression as he lands. Wonderful stop action, while keeping things sharply in focus.
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02/23/2012 05:48:11 PM
Action shot of the year. Yes!
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02/21/2012 06:35:53 PM
Perfect timing! :)
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02/20/2012 04:20:00 PM
the decisive moment! and the funny moment.
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02/19/2012 04:31:52 PM
Ouch! This is a perfectly timed shot.
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02/18/2012 10:27:52 PM
Wow, way to stop the action; nice tones. (voted earlier)
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02/18/2012 06:01:56 PM
great
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02/18/2012 01:37:38 AM
Ouch, hate to think the next bit. Good timing.
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02/17/2012 06:07:00 PM
Great action photo!!
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02/17/2012 05:46:36 PM
Ouch! Great capture.
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02/16/2012 03:14:55 PM
And this is why I don't ride bulls. LOL
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02/16/2012 09:20:17 AM
Amazing capture! A very good shot. Well done!
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02/14/2012 08:43:24 PM
OUCH! More brass than me, that's for sure.
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02/13/2012 08:46:14 PM
Ow! That hurts just to watch. But I love how graceful that thousand pound animal looks when it's airborne.
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02/13/2012 05:30:14 PM
That will hurt in the morning, for shizzle! excellent timing on the shutter button.
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02/13/2012 04:20:42 PM
wow, i feel his pain. little wider crop please, dont put him right on the edge of the picture if you can avoid it.
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02/11/2012 05:47:30 PM
ouch. That doesn't look good. Nice catch.
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02/11/2012 11:06:45 AM
nice capture
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02/11/2012 10:43:11 AM
ouch, well done action shot
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02/11/2012 02:16:02 AM
My brother was a saddle bronc rider. All I can say is ouch! Seriously! Love the capture but not the cowboy's pain. Those crazy guys.
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02/10/2012 08:25:55 PM
Man, I felt that! Excellent capture.
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02/10/2012 03:12:44 PM
Really cool capture of the action. Great timing! 10
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02/10/2012 01:34:07 PM
amazing catch
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02/10/2012 08:18:18 AM
ouch! great catch...
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02/10/2012 07:40:19 AM
Life is all about timing and your timing is spot on here. Great shot
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02/10/2012 07:27:14 AM
Awesome moment, you "nailed it".
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02/10/2012 12:54:04 AM
wow, this is AWESOME :D
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