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    Rodeo at the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, MA, USA

    gypsyswagon, and 23 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. gts5098 98 months ago | reply

      Just as an FYI, I saw your comment and was curious and looked into it. Turns out that's not anything that hurts the animal. "Contrary to the claims by animal rights groups (such as PETA or HSUS), the flank strap does not touch the horses' genitals (which are located beneath the tail on females and between the hind legs on males)." So it's ok. You can go watch some more bronc riding :)

    2. ReneS 98 months ago | reply

      I don't know. Different opinions from all sites. I did not enjoy the event, it was overall quite boring - so it was also my last rodeo from the entertainment point of view. Sorry.

    3. n2Photography22 69 months ago | reply

      I wish the last two posters would have focused on the quality of the photograph. This is an excellent Image. It is very hard to get this kind of photo at a rodeo. Well done.

    4. ReneS 69 months ago | reply

      n2Photography22: Thank you. It was very dark and everything was moving so fast, so all pictures got blurry. Additionally photography was not really permitted... at least signs told us that, but it was not enforced.

    5. LeszekZadlo 69 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called People & Nature TOGETHER (add max.3, rate or comment 3), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. hherskind 62 months ago | reply

      A great shot under difficult conditions!

    7. EJ Simpson Photography 59 months ago | reply

      This is a great shot and I love the blurred action. By the way, I have been a ProRodeo photographer for there PRCA Sports magazine for over 6 years and I can tell you that their is no abuse from these straps . They are lined with either fleece or lambs wool on the under side so they don't injure the horses.

    8. ReneS 59 months ago | reply

      Hi EJ, Thank you. Because I do not know anything about the sport, I just have a set of opinions from fans and enemies. So, I leave the judgment to the pros.

      There was not much light, therefore I got this motion like image... which turned out to be perfect.

    9. _Andrea_Savoca_ 32 months ago | reply

      great motion shot. i like the colours and the contrast

    10. ReneS 32 months ago | reply

      Thanks. Was more a lucky shot, because the light was low and flash was not permitted. Additionally taking photos was not really encouraged.

    11. MsFoo 32 months ago | reply

      This is a great shot!!! Indoor rodeo is one of the great challenges in photography, due to the low light, dust, and fast action - it is because of these technical challenges (and the great images, like this one, that can be obtained) that I am interested in shooting rodeo. I had some qualms about the welfare of the animals, too, and discussed it with my much trusted vet, who assured me that these animals (at least here in Canada) are closely monitored and generally speaking, are well cared for - but like the rest of us, they have to go to work for a few hours a week! Anyway, this shot inspires me, and I hope that my outing to the rodeo in a couple of weeks results in some great images!!

    12. KvikneFoto 25 months ago | reply

      Excellent action photo!!

    13. pw1968 19 months ago | reply

      Hi Rene, I love this shot. Thanks for adding it to the creative commons. I would like to use it with an article I wrote about the gentle yet strong rodeo riders. It'll post tomorrow. I will give full attribution, of course. www.faithfulchoices.com

    14. ReneS 18 months ago | reply

      Sure, any time.

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