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NIKON CORPORATION
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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.

Do you want to see more rodeo photos?  I'm only uploading a few here, so to see the rest, check out my Facebook page! 

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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!  
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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 ;-)
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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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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much! :D
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nimraaijaz Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome :)
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camix Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
great shot! caught at the right moment
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cheslah Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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BadCowboy69 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent shot.  I always strive to get a great shot at rodeos myself.  :)
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cheslah Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you! I'm so glad you like it!
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dakota845 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
wow theses are awesome!! it capture the sport perfectly! did you do any team roping?
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
I captured some, but I'm not super thrilled with how they turned out. :)
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dakota845 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
ah i see. yeah hard sport to do 
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A7XFan666 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
nice:3
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cheslah Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
:)
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A7XFan666 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
:)
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donotseeme Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i hope he dies painfully like he deserves too!
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cheslah Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
The cowboy or the steer? Because neither of them are dying in this photograph.
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donotseeme Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i said i 'hope' (future tense) he does! he referring to the so called 'man' in this photograph
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cheslah Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
And what is your reasoning for that?
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donotseeme Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i might ask him his reason for tormenting an innocent animal until it's worked up into a raging frenzy. he probably does it for 'fun' 
my reason for wanting to watch him die painfully is the same as the crowd of Neanderthals no doubt watching this spectacle of animal cruelty.... for fun 
only difference is the animal doesn't deserve it. he however ......
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cheslah Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
You obviously know very little about rodeos. The animals are safe, are not hurt, and should they become hurt, there are veterinarians right on the side lines.
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donotseeme Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you obviously know very little about animals. are you seriously telling me you think this animal isn't suffering mentally by being forced to endure this treatment? there have to be 1000 videos on the internet showing what happens when these animals get loose at these things... they storm the crowds mowing down anyone in their path in an attempt to get free, anyone who enjoys going to watch these things should have their children taken into foster care!
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BadCowboy69 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're a solid idiot and I hope YOU die painfully like you deserve.
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cheslah Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Photographer
This isn't a Mexican rodeo. The animals aren't beaten, they don't have hooks pushed in to their skin to make them do things. These animals are trained from very early in their lives to do these things, so no, they don't have a terrible fear, it's part of their routine. And at this point, i am done with you after your comments about how my children should be taken from me.  Good day! :D
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LDFranklin Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Photographer
Awesome shot!
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cheslah Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you! 
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StudioIJB Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
He clearly got that Steer under his submission o.O, cool timing of the shot.
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cheslah Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
I believe he was one of the fastest times for the day. :)
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Sev808 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
AWESOME!
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cheslah Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
:)
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