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This was taken on Sunday at Vulcan rodeo, Alberta. It shows Dakota Bird barrel racing. I have seen her ride a number of times, and have uploaded shots of her previously. She is in her early teens I guess, so she competes as a junior. I don't believe that I've seen anyone take on a challenge with the same degree of drive, confidence and commitment. I would like to capture just a bit of that and pass it on in my pictures.

I hope you like this, make it a great day.

Camera:Nikon D2Xs Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70-200 2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:DRIVEN
Username:NevP NevP
Uploaded:25 Aug 2009 - 6:59 AM
Tags:Photo journalism, Sports / action
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KevinWalsham
25 Aug 2009 - 7:41 AM

what a capture well timed

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2009 - 7:48 AM

A super well timed action shot. Well done!

Albert

Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2009 - 7:52 AM

Superb action shot!

Sarah

VIKI
VIKI  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2009 - 7:53 AM

Another brilliant shot!

DaveMead
DaveMead  4 United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2009 - 8:09 AM

Absolutely superb.
Dave

dathersmith
dathersmith e2 Member 7545 forum postsdathersmith vcard England12 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2009 - 8:43 AM

An excellent capture, really portrays the action.

Darren.

seanslevin
seanslevin  10 Ireland
25 Aug 2009 - 9:27 AM

Fantastic Nev , captured all the emotion and drive superbly .
Sean .

hellsbells8868
25 Aug 2009 - 9:46 AM

Superb...

angej
angej  9477 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Aug 2009 - 9:52 AM

Nicely captured NevSmile
Ange

Imagephotographics

Exc shot - such power and movement - wonderful !

Chris

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2009 - 10:07 AM

Excellent work New - super details and tones - well deserved HC.
Regards Richard.

shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2009 - 10:58 AM

Wow a superb action shot congrats and congrats on th HC well deserved
Alexa

User_Removed
25 Aug 2009 - 11:42 AM

perfect comp with all the action. I like the determination in the cowgirl's face. She knows where she's going.

NevP
NevP  8853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2009 - 2:47 PM

Thank you guys for stopping by and your kind words and thanks Pete, much appreciated.

RogBrown
RogBrown e2 Member 72987 forum postsRogBrown vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2009 - 4:52 PM

Wonderful action shot.

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2009 - 6:27 PM

Excellent capture.
Congrats on your HC Smile


~Alley~

Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 7792 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom171 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2009 - 6:31 PM

Excellent action shot.

Alan.

Lucy_Locket
Lucy_Locket e2 Member 633 forum postsLucy_Locket vcard England
25 Aug 2009 - 7:16 PM

Fantastic shot, happy to be 30th!
Lucy Smile

NevP
NevP  8853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2009 - 8:02 PM

Thank you kind Peeps. Smile

nip'n'tuck
25 Aug 2009 - 9:57 PM

Hi Nev, how the year has slipped by so quickly. Great time you showed us at Vulcan last year. Yep, you sure do put that drive and enthusiasm across in your images and deserve all the credit you get for them.Sylv.

NevP
NevP  8853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2009 - 5:09 AM

Thank you Sylv. I can't believe a year has passed. Mini Burger just gets cuter with each passing day. Smile

MilanaG
MilanaG  8 Bulgaria
26 Aug 2009 - 12:26 PM

Just fantastic...like the flowing mane and the girl's hair...beautiful moment...congratulation on the HC...
Milena

kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8425 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2009 - 5:05 PM

a cracker! congrats Smile

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2009 - 5:46 PM

clap clap

whipspeed
whipspeed e2 Member 94035 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2009 - 9:34 PM

Absolutely superb.

NevP
NevP  8853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2009 - 10:16 PM

Thanks guys, and thank you Sarah for your kind award - it is very much appreciated.

POOCHIE
POOCHIE  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2009 - 8:46 AM

Amazing capture Nev what makes it for me is th riders all action position with legs right up high and her eyes welded to the spot she's aiming for this certainly ranks amongst your best work in my opinion .

Pooch.

pennyspike
pennyspike  112068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2009 - 12:36 PM

You've definitely achieved your objective with this one. Very well timed shot.
Penny

NevP
NevP  8853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2009 - 3:33 PM

Thank you guys!
Pooch - I would agree - I'm pretty happy with it.

Edgie
Edgie  7 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2009 - 9:20 PM

I think you have achieved what you set out to show as both the rider and the horse are showing plenty of "drive, confidence and commitment" another top shot and excellent processing.
Edgie

Zilba
Zilba  4 South Africa4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2009 - 7:38 PM

A stunning collection of images, this is probably one of my favourite if not my absolute favourite.

An another D2Xs user, I see.Smile

You caught herat the apex of her turn, with just enough dirt splatter to achieve an almost slo-mo feel. Brilliant image, well done.

Nothing like that is my part of the world, more's the pity.

Well done.


best regards
Bazil

NevP
NevP  8853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2010 - 3:36 PM

Thank you Jane. Smile

MikeRC
MikeRC e2 Member 83465 forum postsMikeRC vcard United Kingdom
10 Feb 2011 - 7:37 PM

...cracking shot....Mike

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