Flying Bull

© Emile Abbott

Flying Bull

Robert R. Goodman level-addict 7/3/2011 11:21:49 AM

Hi Emile,WOW!He sure can catch some big air.Beautiful capture my friend.I hope you have a safe and Happy 4Th Of July!!!! #1390092

Kevin OToole level-addict 7/3/2011 12:12:01 PM

Outstanding action shot, Emile. #9504023

Michelle Alton level-addict 7/3/2011 6:11:39 PM

Looks like the cow that jumped over the moon...on the way DOWN! Awesome action capture, Emile. #9504583

Emile Abbott level-addict 7/3/2011 7:01:00 PM

Thanks Bobby, Kevin and Michelle. I have been =/-with internet and thank you for your visit and comment back when I can connect. #9504654

Susan Weisensel level-addict 7/3/2011 7:36:54 PM

OUTSTANDING timing and capture Emile. #9504715

Joy Rector level-addict 7/4/2011 5:33:23 AM

great shot #9505346

Shirley Sicurello level-addict 7/4/2011 9:43:50 AM

WOW! Fantastic timing on this shot! #9505816

Jeff Robinson level-addict 7/4/2011 12:58:54 PM

Amazing capture of the moment Emile!! Hope you are having a wonderful 4th of July!! #9506064

John Connolly level-addict 7/4/2011 2:25:26 PM

Wonderful timing for this great action shot, Emile!
I hope you had a very happy 4th of July! #9506260

Emile Abbott level-addict 7/5/2011 7:15:52 AM

Thanks Susan, Joy, Shirley, Jeff and John #9508089

Stan Kwasniowski level-addict 7/5/2011 2:03:47 PM

Emile, great shot as ever #9508834

Emile Abbott level-addict 7/5/2011 3:28:52 PM

He was flying high for sure, Thanks my friend. #9509012

Val Feldman level-addict 7/7/2011 1:53:21 PM

An outstanding capture of this wild and wooly bull with all four hooves off the ground! Amazing how powerful these animals are and even more amazing that someone could actually ride atop all that unleashed fast and furious power. I've never seen a rodeo - think it's about time I track one down! Incredible shot, Emile! #9514089

Emile Abbott level-addict 7/7/2011 4:11:27 PM

Thanks Val #9514333

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict 7/7/2011 6:53:30 PM

Wow, Emile, awesome rodeo shot! It's a fav!

Debby #9514663

Emile Abbott level-addict 7/8/2011 9:27:42 AM

Thanks Debby #9515964

Nancy L. Green level-addict 7/21/2011 12:40:17 PM

Another AMAZING image Emile, I hope you are careful down there in the ring!!! Have a wonderful trip my friend!! <>< #9545233

Emile Abbott level-addict 7/21/2011 4:41:04 PM

It will be special to photograph the Cheyenne Frontier days. #9545725

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-addict 7/27/2011 6:06:49 PM

Fantastic timing Emile!,
Amalia #9558658

Emile Abbott level-addict 7/27/2011 6:08:45 PM

Thanks Amalia #9558664

Robert R. Goodman level-addict 8/25/2011 1:41:00 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist,Emile!!!! #9627700

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict 8/25/2011 2:19:44 PM

So glad to see this get a finalist award, Emile!

Debby #9628052

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-addict 8/25/2011 3:14:35 PM

WTG on this wonderful finalist, Emile! :-) k #9628389

Joannie Bertucci level-addict 8/25/2011 4:09:57 PM

This looks more like bull throwing! :-) And we know Texans can "throw" a lot of "bull"! :-) Congrats on this amazing stop action finalist Emile! #9628833

Merna L. Nobile 8/25/2011 4:44:36 PM

Great photographers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.
Congratulations for your achievement, August, 25, 2011. Merna

Phyllis H. Burchett 8/25/2011 5:25:35 PM

Congrats on this fantastic finalist Emile! #9629654

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-addict 8/25/2011 5:31:26 PM

Huge Congratulations on your Finalist Emile!,
Amalia #9629713

Phyllis A. Houghton level-addict 8/25/2011 5:45:13 PM

Amazing stop action. Great timing. Congratulations on your well deserved finalist award. #9629808

Carol Eade level-addict 8/25/2011 5:52:34 PM

Amazing action shot, Emile, congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #9629841

Stan Kwasniowski level-addict 8/25/2011 9:16:45 PM

Emile, a big congratulations #9631266

Lisa J. Boulden level-addict 8/26/2011 7:57:18 AM

Certainly not a sight you see every day!
Amazing capture, Emile!
~♥~lisa #9632977

Val Feldman level-addict 8/26/2011 8:49:24 AM

Incredible stop action! What a get-up-on-your-feet-and-applaud shot!! Congratulations, TX friend, on an amazing, perfectly executed Finalist!! #9633265

Emile Abbott level-addict 8/26/2011 9:16:00 AM

Thanks Bobby, Debby, Kitty, Joannie, Merna, Phyllis B, Amalia, Phyllis H, Carol, Stan, Lisa and Val #9633418

Patti Coblentz level-addict 8/26/2011 12:00:45 PM

WTG, Emile! Congratulations on this fantastic winner!!! #9634059

Michelle Alton level-addict 8/26/2011 12:09:59 PM

Absolutely a fabulous action capture, Emile. Hearty Congratulatons! #9634110

Phyllis H. Burchett level-addict 8/26/2011 12:28:54 PM

BIG congrats Emile on this fabulous winner!!! #9634225

Patrick Rouzes level-addict 8/26/2011 12:30:30 PM

Did not have time to Congratulate all finalist, Emile! Congratulations on your wel-deserved Win here, my friend! WTG! Not surprised! #9634233

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-addict 8/26/2011 12:55:18 PM

Fabulous July Winner! :-) k #9634342

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-addict 8/26/2011 1:34:36 PM


Big congratulations on this Outstanding 1st Place Gold Winner Emile!

jo ann c. #9634506

Anita Hogue 8/26/2011 3:24:45 PM

Awesome winner, Emile! A big congratulations! #9634884

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict 8/26/2011 5:22:24 PM

So glad to see this get the gold, Emile!

Debby #9635272

David Phalen level-addict 8/26/2011 5:33:09 PM

BIG Congrats on a spectacular Winner!! #9635318

Nancy L. Green level-addict 8/26/2011 6:59:04 PM

WTG Emile, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!!! <>< #9635561

Bunny Snow level-addict 8/26/2011 7:48:00 PM

Fantastic action capture. Wire sharp with wonderful detail and clarity, color and tonality and marvelous story telling. Congratulations on your spectacular win!!! #9635714

Stan Kwasniowski 8/26/2011 9:36:12 PM

Emile, way to go, congratulations,you deserve it #9635903

Mary K. Robison 8/27/2011 2:44:44 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned Gold Winner! #9636121

Carol Eade level-addict 8/27/2011 4:56:40 AM

So glad to see this win...fabulous image and big congratulations, Emile! #9636344

Linda D. Lester level-addict 8/27/2011 7:55:43 AM

Excellent capture...Congratulations! #9636646

Karen Slagle level-addict 8/27/2011 8:43:41 AM

Congrats Emile on your fabulous winning image. #9636719

Joannie Bertucci level-addict 8/27/2011 9:26:52 AM

Texas wins again! :-) Congratulations on your gold badge win Emile! #9636802

ALLEN O. HOWARD 8/27/2011 9:47:59 AM

POW! Winner!!! Congratulations Emile. A really stunning image! #9636831

Emile Abbott level-addict 8/27/2011 2:23:09 PM

Thank you all I was really surprised as I have been busy with a lot of RV problems and had not been to BP. Thanks Patricia, Michelle, Phyllis, Patrick, Kitty, JoAnn, Anita, Debby, David, Nancy, Bunny, Stan, Mary, Garol, Linda, Karen, Joannie and Allen. #9637348

Val Feldman level-addict 8/27/2011 6:12:57 PM

Oh, Emile - I'm a little late to the party and celebrations but sending you my heartiest and biggest TX YAHOO your way for a wonderful, wonderful Gold Win! Congratulations, my friend!!!!! #9637761

Laura E. Swan level-addict 8/28/2011 9:10:55 AM



YES! He Might Be White and Flying but I Bet He Is NO ANGEL!!!! HA!

Love it and so happy for you that it went BIG GOLD!

-Laura :)

P.S. I haven't been on BP much lately either...My summers are very jam packed. I owe you a visit or two! :) #9638565

Emile Abbott level-addict 8/28/2011 12:15:44 PM

Hi Laura, keep busy and catch up later. #9638835

Tarun Bose level-addict 8/29/2011 10:18:33 AM

Congrats for your winner, Emile. #9640721

Lydia Williams level-addict 8/29/2011 1:45:52 PM

This is an outstanding catch, Emile! Congratulations on your win! #9641077

Emile Abbott level-addict 8/29/2011 2:04:39 PM

Thanks Val Tarun and Linda. #9641100

Robert R. Goodman level-addict 8/29/2011 2:11:10 PM

Hi Emile,Congratulations on this beautiful win my friend.I'll try and make it back on weekends to comment on your beautiful works!!!! #9641119

Usman M. Bajwa level-addict 8/31/2011 10:24:51 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!

UB. #9645623

Christine Pentecost 9/26/2011 7:22:36 AM

Wow, this is an awesome photo! Congrats! #9695123

Emile Abbott level-addict 9/26/2011 12:15:43 PM

Thanks Bobby, Usman and Christine #9696217

Ellen Hodges level-addict 9/26/2011 7:31:17 PM

Absolutely fabulous winner, Emile! Outstanding in every way!! Huge congrats!!! #9697826

Carla Capra level-addict 3/10/2016 6:00:59 PM

Fantastic action. Congrats on the best of BP award. #11445185

Laura E. Swan level-addict 3/11/2016 12:09:54 AM

How exciting that your cream of the crop is up there again for the 20th year of Better photo! How exciting! Congratulations, Emile!! #11445254

Lydia Williams level-addict 3/12/2016 5:36:55 AM

Yay, Emile, so glad to see this one on the Best of the Best! Love you rodeo images! :) #11446128

Emile Abbott level-addict 3/12/2016 11:16:59 AM

Thanks Ellen, Carla, Laura and Lydia. #11446291

Mary K. Robison level-addict 3/31/2016 1:28:44 AM

Congrats on this well earned Gold Winner from the good old days, Emile. Wonderful stop-action shot. #11454405

Emile Abbott level-addict 4/4/2016 7:26:55 AM

Thanks Mary. #11456802

Oscar J. Pung level-addict 4/13/2017 8:19:42 AM

Gosh this is an excellent action shot Emile. #11583028

Emile Abbott level-addict 4/13/2017 11:09:55 AM

Thanks Oscar #11583070

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This bull is Heavens Gate and he is one mean and flying bull as Bradley Harris finds at 6.18 sec. Had not posted a bull ride capture in a while.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/2000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 78.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

Uploaded on 7/3/2011 10:12:34 AM Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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