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hwishnick October 16, 2015
That is cruel and you should be ashamed posting it!
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GigiJim08 October 16, 2015
It is true that it is cruel but we are referring culture here. It is not a good practice for some culture but for Filipinos it is accepted the same as hunting of wildlife in USA is legal. Regarding posting my photo or not it is my prerogative as photographer. I am not shy because when I took of photo, I am not admiring it. I took the photo to show other culture and no culture is bad.
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GigiJim08 October 16, 2015
And why should I be shy, if it is okay to post a photo of nude people is it not okay to post photo of the cock fighting? Or here is another case if it is okay with that Doctor of Minnesota to pose with the killed lion in a magazine? Is it not okay to post photo of cock fighting?
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GigiJim08 October 16, 2015
One of the images that I considered photojournalism and why should I be ashamed of posting it. It photojournalism bad or good will be posted. Why someone like you prevented me to do so? You need to go back to school of photography and please major in photojournalism so that you have the idea on why I am posting it.
 
HenF October 16, 2015
Fantastic. I LOVE IT!
 
eliano42 October 16, 2015
Great captured. and i love the action here. a pure photo of braveness.
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hwishnick October 17, 2015
That photo is to photojournalism what Hugh Hefner is to Ansel Adams
 
jameswalinski October 17, 2015
First, I am impressed with how the photographer captured the action here. The people enjoyed watching the sport. It is legal sport in the Philippines. The same as Casino and any wild games here in USA. The photo is pure photojournalism, the photographer captured the moment and tell the stories that somewhere in the world some people are having this for sport. It is just like wrestling...some other culture cannot accept that it is a sport here in USA. Here in USA we allowed it but others they look at it as harsh for human. Each has its own opinion however IT DOES NOT HAMPER THE PREROGATIVE OR DECISION OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER TO PUBLISH OR NOT TO PUBLISH PHOTO/s and we do not have the right to tell her not to do so or telling her she must be "ashamed".
 
STGpixel October 17, 2015
Superb capture of the cock fighting, I adore the action capture!
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tanyafranklin October 20, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
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onyanita October 21, 2015
wow...sorry you had to deal with crap like that. Great job on the photo my friend.
 
estercastillo08 October 25, 2015
yes, this is Filipino culture, good work Gigi.
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KayBrewer October 27, 2015
This is a "sport" that only thrives because people pay and allow it - they should the people in the ring to fight and let the cocks watch. You captured it well and edited it well, Gigi. You didn't condone the fight.
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Arzhtatiana October 27, 2015
Awesome capture!
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Coveboy53 November 09, 2015
I agree with the last. This is no way art and you have your finger in the wrong place to put it here
 
mariocirinaph November 19, 2015
più che una fotografia sembra essere un quadro!! eccezionale bravissima :)
 
mike17 December 09, 2015
this is an image (and a very good image) and if it gets you talking about it then it works ..... good or bad! should cock fighting be banned or tolerated ? you decide! this is just an image of reality the rest is up to the viewer
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BTay01 December 15, 2015
A wonderful picture that not only tells a story but has people posting their personal feelings about it as well. This should show the power of this photograph. Well done.
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Elyzabeth January 20, 2016
Voted Just for Sport :)
 
jameswalinski January 23, 2016
voted just for sports!
 
MargaretteH January 23, 2016
all right!
 
Jillybean56 January 27, 2016
Voted, just for sport.
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kathleenweetman January 29, 2016
Just for sport.....voted..k
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CathieMoog April 12, 2016
I get that this is a legal activity in the Philippines but it is a sickening sport nonetheless. I feel the same way about bull fighting in Spain. I hate to see cruelty in any of it's many forms. That said, you did a great job of capturing the action and emotion of this event.
 
kimmyroden November 25, 2016
Not ok for any of those you mentioned. You are a great photographer yes. But I dont agree with any cruelty here in US or anywhere. Different from nudity also. How would you like to be that rooster instead of the photographer!
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GigiJim08 November 26, 2016
You have the right to say whatever you want to say. I just want to say this that the photo is exposing and initiating social change. wether it is cock fighting, wife beating, or police brutally, the truth is revealed through the photos that captured in your camera, sometimes the truth is unpleasant but still the truth.
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GigiJim08 November 26, 2016
I can post ugly situation and beautiful situation because that is what I captured in my camera.
 
kimmyroden November 25, 2016
Everyone has their own convictions but cruelty is cruelty. I do love your work and thank you for that.
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GigiJim08 November 26, 2016
Yes it is true. I agree on that. When I posted this photo it does not mean that I am advocating cruelty. I just post it to show to the viewer what happened during the moment when i captured this.
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GigiJim08 November 26, 2016
Yes it is true. I agree on that. When I posted this photo it does not mean that I am advocating cruelty. I just post it to show to the viewer what happened during the moment when i captured this.
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kathleenweetman February 09, 2017
Voted ....you put this up here in good faith...not to show favour for the sport. So I think we should judge only the competence of the image. It is a great image...k
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GigiJim08 April 05, 2017
Thank you so much Kath. There are a lot of cruelty in this world. Think, during war between Vietnam and US, if nobody and no photographer had posted the violence during the time, do you think the people will not be pressured to go for rally and say something that "enough on war!". So it is the role of the photographer to post what he or she supposed to post to alleviate awareness and so change will happen.
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GigiJim08 April 05, 2017
We are not just limited to post beautiful landscape or human being or beautiful flowers. Whatever we think can help to change the status quo we can post it.
 
jameswalinski February 11, 2017
voted adventure sports!
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Elyzabeth February 12, 2017
Voted Adventure Sports :)
 
estercastillo08 February 12, 2017
Voted Adventure Sports
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AlanC February 19, 2017
Voted in Adventure Sports Photo Contest. Bets wishes! :-)
 
jameswalinski March 27, 2017
voted sports in action!

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