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Feb 10, 2013 10:45:13   #
GWR100 Loc: England
 
This is French Bull fighting with the famous Camargue Black Bulls, in the Roman Arena in Arles, France .Unlike Spanish Bull fighting the bulls are not harmed, they have to tag the bulls horns to score points.













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Feb 10, 2013 11:47:46   #
Bamboo Loc: South Carolina
 
Great shots! While the bulls may not be harmed, it appears some people might be.

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Feb 10, 2013 12:04:33   #
GWR100 Loc: England
 
Yeh, you do se a few blokes dressed in white limping around outside the Arena

Bamboo wrote:
Great shots! While the bulls may not be harmed, it appears some people might be.

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Feb 10, 2013 14:46:38   #
ace-mt Loc: Montana
 
Nice shots. I'm sure that you had a great time. I'm jealous, I would love to shoot this event. Post more photos, I'd like to see them.

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Feb 10, 2013 19:43:18   #
tlbuljac Loc: Oklahoma
 
looks like the guy got to be pretty good at "walking" on the fence

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Feb 11, 2013 04:26:55   #
GWR100 Loc: England
 
Hi Ace, Yes your right it really is spectacular, from the 1 hour build up with all the local costumes and dancing etc. This part of South Central France, The Camargue, is a flat delta between the Rhone & petit Rhone rivers and is famous for its black bulls, white horses and massive flocks of Flamingos, it has a huge Spanish gypsy influence, hence the spanish style dress. Arle is the capital of the region and the Roman theatre is pretty much intact. As for other pictures I will sort out a load and post some more. I will also put some on my website.
ace-mt wrote:
Nice shots. I'm sure that you had a grt time. I'm jealous, I would love to shoot this event. Post more photos, I'd like to see them.

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Feb 11, 2013 04:44:58   #
GWR100 Loc: England
 
These guys run like the wind then leap over the barrier, is amazing spectacle to watch.

tlbuljac wrote:
looks like the guy got to be pretty good at "walking" on the fence

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Feb 11, 2013 05:16:06   #
patrickwilson86
 
Oh wow! These are exquisite. Thank you so much for sharing them.

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Feb 11, 2013 06:02:04   #
GWR100 Loc: England
 
My pleasure Patrick
patrickwilson86 wrote:
Oh wow! These are exquisite. Thank you so much for sharing them.

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Feb 11, 2013 06:24:11   #
Carolina Wings Loc: Flew from North Carolina to Pennsylvania
 
GWR100 wrote:
This is French Bull fighting with the famous Camargue Black Bulls, in the Roman Arena in Arles, France .Unlike Spanish Bull fighting the bulls are not harmed, they have to tag the bulls horns to score points.


Great series...that really tells a story!

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Feb 11, 2013 07:06:33   #
infocus Loc: Australia
 
GWR100 wrote:
This is French Bull fighting with the famous Camargue Black Bulls, in the Roman Arena in Arles, France .Unlike Spanish Bull fighting the bulls are not harmed, they have to tag the bulls horns to score points.


One of these days I'd love the Bull to win. sorry, don't mean to be offensive buy I hate bullfighting.

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Feb 11, 2013 07:07:39   #
angler Loc: St Helens Lancashire England
 
Good set.

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Feb 11, 2013 09:37:14   #
GWR100 Loc: England
 
I'm with you on the Bull fighting front, I would not go to a Spanish Bullfight. From what I understand, in the french bullring the bull very often gets the points, and in fact on this day a couple of blokes in white went of with a bit of a limp.

infocus wrote:
GWR100 wrote:
This is French Bull fighting with the famous Camargue Black Bulls, in the Roman Arena in Arles, France .Unlike Spanish Bull fighting the bulls are not harmed, they have to tag the bulls horns to score points.


One of these days I'd love the Bull to win. sorry, don't mean to be offensive buy I hate bullfighting.

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Feb 11, 2013 09:37:48   #
GWR100 Loc: England
 
Thanks Angler

angler wrote:
Good set.

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Feb 11, 2013 12:36:23   #
Bartulius Loc: Bristol, Ct
 
Seems like the bull scored all the points in this match.
You captured all the emotion-man and bull-with your camera.
Great job.

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