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© Mark Gilliland
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UploadedJune 5, 2008
TakenJuly 20, 2003
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/500 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length100 mm
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Cowboys and rodeo clowns have close calls almost every time they go into the arena.

25 responses

  • Amanda Means

    Amanda Means gave props (4 Jun 2008):

    Perfect capture and perfect for the theme!!!

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (5 Jun 2008):

    Ooo that's gonna leave a mark!! Love the sharpness and clarity of the bulls eye...

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek said (5 Jun 2008):

    ALSO Meant to add...EXCELLENT for the theme!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (5 Jun 2008):

    This has to make the final cut.

  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski gave props (5 Jun 2008):

    AMAZING capture Mark! The look in that bull's eye is strange -- almost zombie-ish -- of course I'm looking at that strap around him and thinking THAT can't be comfortable! Perfect entry for this theme.

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (5 Jun 2008):

    Incredible action shot, Mark

  • Lk Murphy

    Lk Murphy said (5 Jun 2008):

    Yikes!!!! I love, love, love the clown face above the bull - and the hands over faces of women in the crowd! Excellent. :)

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (5 Jun 2008):

    Thanks everyone!

  • John Cobb

    John Cobb said (5 Jun 2008):

    seems like it's just slightly *beyond* a close call. :)

  • Allan Meek

    Allan Meek (Deleted) gave props (7 Jun 2008):

    Must agree with m.r. Nelson i cheer for the poor animal. Very well captured though and perfect for the theme

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    Incredible capture! Perfect for the theme

  • Gary Pearce

    Gary Pearce said (8 Jun 2008):

    Great night for the picture taker! Bad night for the cowboy!

  • Natalia Delgado

    Natalia Delgado said (10 Jun 2008):

    This would be perfect for the close call challenge

  • Laura Hartley

    Laura Hartley said (11 Jun 2008):

    Have a pal back in Louisiana - rodeo clown - had his face reconstructed after a bull landed on it, just like this. Chuck gave up the rodeo circuit after a few months spent thinking about it in intensive care. Now, he's the most sought after Ag Teacher in Louisiana! GREAT pic. Thanks for the memories of home.

  • Portia Söderberg

    Portia Söderberg (Deleted) gave props (13 Jun 2008):

    oooh! my heart just skipped a beat (or two!)

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (14 Jun 2008):

    Thanks everybody!

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (18 Jun 2008):

    Amazing catch! Perfect timing, and beautifully captured!

  • Simon Le

    Simon Le gave props (19 Jun 2008):

    Amazing capture!!! 2 thumbs up & hands down!!! :)

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (2 Jul 2008):

    go bull !!!!!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (21 Jul 2008):

    SUPER action shot!

  • James Walsh

    James Walsh gave props (18 Aug 2008):

    Magnificent rodeo shot. Everything about it is great. Look at the bulls eye.

  • Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch gave props (19 Aug 2008):

    Great shot!

  • Alex Vazquez

    Alex Vazquez gave props (12 Sep 2008):

    Wow!! That's intense...

  • May Lattanzio

    May Lattanzio gave props (2 Nov 2008):

    I've known a couple of bull riders. Like one said to me - Gotta get back up and ride when my son had his motorcycle accident. Said it's a man thing and mothers shouldn't worry. Yeah right. Actually, I'd like to try this once.

  • Sarah Dudley

    Sarah Dudley gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    Just wow.

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