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Sideway flying bull



In all my years of photographing rodeos and bull riding I have never seen a bull flying sideways like this before. Lot of dust also flying. He came out the ch...
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In all my years of photographing rodeos and bull riding I have never seen a bull flying sideways like this before. Lot of dust also flying. He came out the chute flying forward then twisted and flew as captured. Needless to say he did not come down on all 4's and the rider was given a re-ride. Neither were injured.
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stephy
 
stephy July 15, 2013
Wow great action shot well done love it ?..
bsturgis2
 
bsturgis2 July 15, 2013
Wow this a great shot...
dorika Premium
 
dorika July 15, 2013
What a great picture!!! Excellent eye for it and timing as well!
CanadianOutlaw
 
CanadianOutlaw July 16, 2013
Bullseye shot ! When I first saw it, I thought a bull was doing a karate kick !
annalisaaa
 
annalisaaa July 17, 2013
wow!!perfect moment, perfect capture!!!
SweetRay PRO+
 
SweetRay July 17, 2013
Great capture
Snopaw
 
Snopaw July 17, 2013
Awesome capture Doc, in your element!!
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank July 18, 2013
I dont think it gets much better than this, Emile. Awe inspiring image.
rebecamello
 
rebecamello July 18, 2013
Great capture ! You are good on action scennes
MitchSpence
 
MitchSpence July 23, 2013
A spectacular in-the-moment capture, Emile. I am impressed--with your skill in the capture and with the skill and bravery of both the cowboys and the bull. The whole of this marvelous image brings us the excitement of the rodeo, with all the action and all the responses by the audience as well.
MOLLYSP
 
MOLLYSP July 24, 2013
AMAZING! wow is the word.
davidsloan
 
davidsloan July 27, 2013
Just an incredible shot, great timing.
merv1948
 
merv1948 August 06, 2013
What a capture ! I'll bet the rider wondered where he was going !!!
MOLLYSP
 
MOLLYSP August 11, 2013
He's a sun fishing sonofagun. I keep coming back to this one, it's superb.
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka September 06, 2013
voted
ChelseaMoonCrazy
 
ChelseaMoonCrazy September 25, 2013
Amazing shot, perfect timing, well done looove this one!! (Been around rodeo my whole life too, pretty much seen it all, this is a great shot ;)
Roguexvx
 
Roguexvx April 19, 2014
Way cool photo!!
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka June 02, 2014
Excellent . Voted.
jthincmh PRO
 
jthincmh September 11, 2014
Great timing.
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kathleenweetman March 30, 2015
Voted .....Incredible shot.k
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joycelifsey April 07, 2015
Great capture! Congratulations!
allenhoward PRO
 
allenhoward April 08, 2015
Yes Emile, HUGE congrats. Tough to get into the finalist circles (I have not) and you are to be commended my friend. It is a tough crowd.
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sharilee April 17, 2015
WOW. Incredible.
allenhoward PRO
 
allenhoward August 08, 2015
Yahoo!!! Way to go Emile!
allenhoward PRO
 
allenhoward August 08, 2015
Had to come back!
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank August 20, 2015
Congratulations for a most deserving finalist award. Excellent capture.
emileabbott PRO
 
emileabbott August 20, 2015
Thanks to editors at Viewbug for making this a finalist in "All or nothing contest"
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita August 24, 2015
superb capture Emile....congrats on your Contest Finalist Award
janvanheerden
 
janvanheerden August 27, 2015
This is an amazing capture.Fantastic composition captured at the right time which must have been a split second. However I must mention that I am opposed to cruelty to animals. I live in South Africa where hunting is part of our tradition and I am opposed to hunting as well.
darcysutphin-delia PRO
 
darcysutphin-delia September 09, 2015
I took a fall last year off my insane paint. I'm sure it wasn't this impressive. This shott is fabulous and I won't ever forget it.
bearinmybackyard PRO+
 
bearinmybackyard October 08, 2015
omg can that bull jump voted goodluck
bearinmybackyard PRO+
 
bearinmybackyard October 08, 2015
omg can that bull jump voted goodluck
KellsPhotography
 
KellsPhotography June 12, 2016
Awesome shot!
ralfeyertt PRO+
 
ralfeyertt January 01, 2017
wow

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Location
This photo was taken at the Del Rio Rotary Independence Day Rodeo on 07/05/2013 using Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and canon 70 to 200 mm lens at 115 mm and F/2.8 , aperture priority at 1/750 sec and -1EF. I did use canon 580 flash. My Rotary Club has been putting on an Independence Day Rodeo for the past 14 years and I have been the primary photographer. This bull did not land on all 4 hooves as you might imagine and the bull rider was given a re-ride later. Not only have I been photographing this rodeo I have also photographed the action each year since 2006 at the famed George Paul Memorial Bull Riding and in 2011 I was selected for full access pass for photography at the Cheyenne Frontier Days the largest Rodeo in America. Emile G. Abbott, MD Photographer.
Time
Late at night
Lighting
Photographing the rapid action after dark even with the arena lights on is a difficult task. Standard Flash units I do use but they are of limited value at that distance.
Equipment
Handheld, Canon EOS 1D mark IV , Canon 70-200 F/2.8 lens, Canon 580 flash.
Inspiration
I have been photographing rodeos and bull rides since 2006 for the George Paul Memorial Bull Riding and the Del Rio Rotary Club.
Editing
I do very little post processing except perhaps slight sharpening and de-noise with Define.
In my camera bag
Canon bodies and lenses, several tripods, Sing-ray filters, multiple flash units, other misc. stuff.
Feedback
Practice makes perfect. Use burst mode and with this fast of action I shoot in JPEG

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