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Apr 19, 2014, 3:14:58 PM
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Timmy Sparing of Helena, Montana, wrestles a steer to the ground during the Steer Wrestling on April 19, 2014 in Red Bluff, CA. The goal is to flip the steer over in the shortest amount of time after jumping from a horse on to the steer, Sparing completed it in 7.5 seconds.

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bribesdemoi Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
I personally have shot several rodeos, and thus know by experience how hard it is to snap good pictures of those events. I really like this picture because the moment is just right: from the position of the calf and the man, the tail of the calf in full swing, the facial expression of the rider, and, obviously, all the bits of dirt that are flying everywhere.

I have the feeling that the photo had to be rather heavily edited (correct me if I am wrong) to get to this level of contrast, and the overall quality is probably what could be improved: sharpness, less grain (although this was shot at ISO 100), maybe a bit truer colors.

But on the other hand, this gives a kind of raw feeling to this picture, which is in adequacy with the subject.

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cheslah Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
I must correct you. :) I don't heavily edit my photos, but what I do is I color correct, and bump up the colors a little if needed. And this did have some added sharpness to it, because it is a little out of focus, but I can't fix what I didn't shoot correctly. :)

thank you so much for the comment and  suggestions!  
bribesdemoi Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Thanks for the answer. Maybe my choice of the word "heavily" was a bit exaggerated I have to admit ;-)
nimraaijaz Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow wow wow!! :wow: I'm so totally loving it. It is a feat, capturing action photographs at the perfectly right moment. Just a look at it is enough to feel the molecules in me jumping in the spirit. The scattering and in air mud, the whipping tail caught in mid action, the expression on the man's face, the struggling legs of the captive and the one tucked one free leg of the captor making me catch my breath .....i feel if i stared long this shot will suddenly break into its climax! :D As i say, you are a moment-capturer! Keep it up! :)

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cheslah Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much! :D
nimraaijaz Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome :)
camix Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
great shot! caught at the right moment
cheslah Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
BadCowboy69 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent shot.  I always strive to get a great shot at rodeos myself.  :)
cheslah Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you! I'm so glad you like it!
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