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Many thanks for all your comments on my last upload very much appreciated.

Festival of San Juan see many different events and one of the most exciting if your Spainish is the bull running.
This event used to take place in the streets of the old town but now it is undertaken in a large car park with steel cages around the outside. The gaps in the cages are wide enough to let a person through but not a bull.
The bulls are in the arena for around 5 mins and a number of young men join them and get chased by the bull. The men are carrying rings which are large enought to slip over the horn of the bull if they get close enough. When they are successful they usually get a big round of applause.

NO Bull were hurt in this event.

Thanks for looking, and worth going large to see the expressions

Regards Richard

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:17 Jun 2013 - 7:34 PM
Focal Length:70mm
Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Judging the moment to run !
Username:Richsr Richsr
Uploaded:10 Jul 2013 - 8:37 AM
Tags:Bull running, Bulls, Javea, Spain, Sports / action
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morpheus1955
10 Jul 2013 - 8:42 AM

Cracking shot Richard, excellent composition, I can't say I would relish the idea of being that close to the bull Smile

Hugh

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Richsr
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10 Jul 2013 - 8:44 AM

Thank Hugh

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ugly
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10 Jul 2013 - 8:47 AM

A dangrous game..
They would never let you you that in the UK...
Nice work..

Dave

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Richsr
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10 Jul 2013 - 8:51 AM

Very true Dave, you could just go into the ring if you wanted too.
Just need to be ready to run into the cages very quickly
Regards Richard

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Badgerfred
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10 Jul 2013 - 8:57 AM

Excellent capture Richard, did you enter the ring?
Fred.

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barbarahirst
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10 Jul 2013 - 8:58 AM

I think the street running would have been more fun
Poor bull hasnt a chance with all those protective railings
great shot from you

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jaktis
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10 Jul 2013 - 8:58 AM

I would not choose to stand there

Peter

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RonnieAG
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10 Jul 2013 - 8:59 AM

Looks as if he may have left it a tad too lateWinkWink.
Great action shot from the event which seems a lot preferable to the bull fighting.
I wonder how many folk get mauled each year by misjudging their timing........although it can't be said of yourself.
Ronnie.

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Ted447
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10 Jul 2013 - 9:05 AM

Great action shot. TedGrinGrin

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JohnChambersPhotography

All action again Richard well timed and nice to the expressions from the people behind the bars

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cats_123
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10 Jul 2013 - 9:39 AM

Great action shot...glad no bulls were harmed Smile

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whatriveristhis
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10 Jul 2013 - 9:52 AM


Quote: Great action shot...glad no bulls were harmed Smile

...physically.

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rontear
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10 Jul 2013 - 9:56 AM

Looks very close to me Richard, expressive non bull fighting Smile
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richmowil
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10 Jul 2013 - 10:00 AM

You have captured the involvement of the crowd superbly Richard!!!!

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johnlw
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10 Jul 2013 - 10:12 AM

Super capture.
John.

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danbrann
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10 Jul 2013 - 10:16 AM

I suppose this is the up market version of the mock bull fights we used to go to years ago. The punters were fed on fizzy pop the nthey went into the ring with the young bulls.

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 10:35 AM

A particularly well seen and captured candid action shot.

Albert

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Rende
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10 Jul 2013 - 10:54 AM

Wonderful array of expressions Richard!
Regards,
Rende

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digital_boi
10 Jul 2013 - 10:59 AM

certainly beats bullfighting Richard well captured he looks very close to the task

Graham

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WhiteRose1
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10 Jul 2013 - 11:25 AM

I got chased by a herd of heifers in a field a couple of years ago and that was scary enough!! A good angle of capture, Richard, and all the action is in the feet.

Dave

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lonely_oryx
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10 Jul 2013 - 11:32 AM

Amazing expressions

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DeSilver
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10 Jul 2013 - 11:41 AM

With my ability I'd be dead meat in seconds, honestly No bull it's true! Sad Tongue Wink

Nice one Richard but come home safe won't you? Smile


Regards David.

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10 Jul 2013 - 11:45 AM


Quote: Great action shot from the event which seems a lot preferable to the bull fighting.

My thoughts too Richard,
Geoff.

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Richsr
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10 Jul 2013 - 12:41 PM

Thanks for all the comments everyone, very much appreciated.
Fred yes did venture in to the ring with the camera but was kept a very keen eye out for the bull and an escape route.
Regards
Richard

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TrevBatWCC
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10 Jul 2013 - 1:17 PM

You wouldn't catch me in there! Great shot though, Richard...I trust that man escaped the bull?!! Wink
Trev Smile

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Daisymaye
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10 Jul 2013 - 1:31 PM

You wouldn't want to squeeze through those bars if you were heavy. You might not make it back out in time. Great shot Richard......Sandy

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Richsr
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10 Jul 2013 - 2:32 PM

You will see tomorrow Trev.
Sandy you are right there not for the well built Wink

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andylea
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10 Jul 2013 - 3:23 PM

brilliant timing and detail richard a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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10 Jul 2013 - 3:46 PM

Certainly more appealing than the gory of the Matadors blade, but still as distressing for the bull.

Regards Nathan

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10 Jul 2013 - 5:36 PM

Great title for this amazing shot Richard, well done.

John Smile

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maratsuikka
10 Jul 2013 - 5:37 PM


Quote: You have captured the involvement of the crowd superbly Richard!!!!

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10 Jul 2013 - 5:48 PM

Beautiful composition !
George

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ColleenA
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10 Jul 2013 - 5:49 PM

What a superb image, they really are crazyGrinGrinGrin...I always feel sorry for the bulls

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dathersmith
10 Jul 2013 - 6:42 PM

Great capture Richard, looking forward to some more.

Darren.

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TONKSPHOTO
10 Jul 2013 - 8:52 PM

Love the background observes......Well caught Richard
Regards John

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