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Provence - 2009

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I want to thank everyone for the comments and judgments and clarify some things: As some users have pointed out, this is not a bullfight ('corrida') But a special event, not a bloody bullfight where the bull is not killed but there are several guys on the inside of the arena that need to mow a tuft on the head of the bull. In this case one of the guys fell and the bull has overcome, fortunately no one was hurt, not even the bull:) ... was at least as long as the internal imn the arena. Fortunately, this event is not like the bullfights in Andalusia where the bulls are subjected to real torture, and finally they are killed ...
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Given 2010-12-01
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Provence ::1 by *MisterKey

[Photojournalism / Misc]
( Suggested by MayaVogrin and Featured by Timothy-Sim )
:icondavidsudest:
davidsudest Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Death to the bloody  bullfight; luckily this is not the case here !
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:icondriaan3d:
DRIAAN3D Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student General Artist
amazing shot
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:iconlitaliano-vero:
LItaliano-Vero Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Incredible action and excitement in this shot!
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:iconalmaarietis:
AlmAArietis Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
sta roba non la posso vedere..:(
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:icondhaundre:
Dhaundre Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
He deserves that and more for slavering an animal for his enjoying.
Please stop animal suffering:

[link]
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:iconemma1235:
Emma1235 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Poor bull....
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:iconnidokami:
nidokami Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010

This is a really powerful shot, I feel for that guy.
Glad to see he got away alright, gotta have ball's bigger than a bulls to attempt a sport like this

He's one lucky but crazy guy!
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:iconinside-our-mind:
inside-our-mind Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd have to give the win to the bull. :3
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:icon0okami-rei:
0okami-Rei Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a powerful shot..
The grayscale effect does it justice too!
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:icondamselstock:
DamselStock Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Great capture, congrats on the DD.
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:icondeamorphous-aether:
deamorphous-Aether Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Best ever moment!!
Great shot..

Could u give watch this..[link]
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:iconcybernetichero:
cybernetichero Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
I was going to flame until I read the notes (a thing we all should do eh?) anyway I suppose this is a lot less harmful than the other kind of "fight". Still I'm on the bull's side :D
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:iconcrazycurefanaticdude:
CrazyCureFanaticDude Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
bull pwn!!
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:iconninjakittypoo:
ninjakittypoo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ouch O.o
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:iconakatsukichild:
AkatsukiChild Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
I understood that this was not a bullfight - because of the guy's clothes. But it reminded me of bullfights - which I hate.
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13iloveroxas13 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
I'm glad nothing was hurt. I read about bullfighting in my Spanish class, and it's awful how they treat the bulls.
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Great shot. I love how you can see the dirt flecks flying up! Very sharp.
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:iconecho-ofthe-rose:
echo-ofthe-rose Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Student General Artist
that is intense. amazing shot!! :rose:
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:iconkittylivers:
kittylivers Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing shot! So dynamic, even in black and white!
You can even see the gravel flying through the air.

Congrats on the DD, its well deserved.
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:iconpsycoart:
psycoart Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
good photo of the moment :-)
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:iconprincedirk:
princedirk Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A perfect example of how pointless this sport is.
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:iconakatsukichild:
AkatsukiChild Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
I am glad to hear you say so. It's animal abuse...
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:iconprincedirk:
princedirk Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed. :C
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:iconakatsukichild:
AkatsukiChild Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
;0
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:iconprincedirk:
princedirk Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la:
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:iconakatsukichild:
AkatsukiChild Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
:la: :la: Why the la?
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:iconprincedirk:
princedirk Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle:
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:iconakatsukichild:
AkatsukiChild Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
xD
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:iconrarkorn:
rarkorn Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Oh yes. Dodging bulls is a pretty pointless sport. I say we kill the bull, or something, to make it entertaining. /sarcasm
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:iconprincedirk:
princedirk Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Angering any animal is pointless. :0
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:iconrarkorn:
rarkorn Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Of, but of course it is entirely this man's fault that the bull could possibly be aggitated at all. /sarcasm
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:iconprincedirk:
princedirk Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes I clearly blamed it on one person. Especially the artist. ;)
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:iconrarkorn:
rarkorn Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Yup.
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:iconprincedirk:
princedirk Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know. ^^
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:iconsupersmurgger:
SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Well deserved, naughty boy !!!
Let Bulls alone !!
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:iconmissydemona:
MissyDemona Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
e _ e Thank gawd this isn't a bullfight. I hate them, they're disgusting.
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:iconkierbyy:
Kierbyy Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic shot! Thank God the man wasnt injured. :+fav:
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dirtbiker715 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
"QUICK! Play dead!!"
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:iconmisterkey:
MisterKey Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
I want to thank everyone for the comments and judgments and clarify some things: As some users have pointed out, this is not a bullfight ('corrida') But a special event, not a bloody bullfight where the bull is not killed but there are several guys on the inside of the arena that need to mow a tuft on the head of the bull. In this case one of the guys fell and the bull has overcome, fortunately no one was hurt, not even the bull:) ... was at least as long as the internal imn the arena. Fortunately, this event is not like the bullfights in Andalusia where the bulls are subjected to real torture, and finally they are killed ...
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RaMoNo0o0o0oN Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
The photographer should a description saying "This is not a matador!". The guy didn't do anything to the bull as stated before by some other users.
People come, and instead of appreciating the picture, they bash the poor guy.
Anyway, it's a nice photo, taken at the right moment.
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:icongrieving-lost-soul:
grieving-lost-soul Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
:nod: A LOT of ignorent jerks out there!!
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:iconlhuneart:
LhuneArt Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Do your research, people. If this was actually bullfighting, the bull would have spears in it's back (and the guy would probably be more culturally dressed, I'm not too sure about that though). As you can see though, the bull is perfectly unharmed and the guy was obviously just trying to dodge it.

Doesn't make it any less of a dumb sport, I mean I personally think it's a pretty stupid way to play with life, but a fair one I suppose. Can't really blame anyone if you get injured.

Regardless of all that, this is a really intense shot, well done.
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I love how kind people are here. Nevermind that this guy probably has a family who loves him or how nice of a guy he is, they're all wishing death and horrible injury on him. Nope, forget him he abused an animal he deserves to die horribly. Which he didn't, considering this sport ISN'T BULLFIGHTING.

How many of you people who abhor violence against a bull are against the legal death penalty, I wonder?
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OneFreeInternet Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Common sense? :omg: in MY deviantART?
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:icongrieving-lost-soul:
grieving-lost-soul Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
I KNOW! And then they are complete asses when you politely correct them. Really shows the community we have here on DA... :no:
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PetitLuna Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
dash
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:iconaminebjd:
Aminebjd Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
OLEEEEEEEEEE
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:iconkibikayuki:
Kibikayuki Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Great shot and congratz on the DD!! :thumbsup:
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:iconyelul:
yelul Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
UBER PWNAGE
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ArizonaJackal Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist

I think this is a fascinating shot, very intense - even in its stillness.
Amazing to think that such quick moments can be captured forever, and I wish I knew what happened next, seeing as it was caught before the bull really got to him. Suspenseful, I would say.

To others:
Oh please. You people are ridiculous. How ignorant of you all to be wishing harm to that man. It's not 'bullfighting'. But of course nobody cares and we all think OHGOSH THAT BULL IS IN PAIN. Really, why must everyone jump to stupid conclusions? Think before you speak. The guy doesn't deserve to be killed by the bull, and it's so horrible to say things like that. -.-"
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Zeldas-Heir Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ouch. lol
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