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Irresistible Love ?
2008-01-16 11:56 oochappan

Irresistible Love ?

Madurai - Paalamedu

I hope that his future wife will not react like the bull: as much the men want ... as much the bull don't !

Matthu Pongal, celebration of the cow in Paalamedu, based on the old Tamil tradition where a man tries to prove his courage to his future wife, a Harvest Festival part of the typical identity of rural Tamil Nadu.

This year 84 persons were slightly injured, only one was really unlucky by getting the hoof of the bull in his face, right in front of me. One bull didn't survive , it was killed in a road accident, not that surprising with the dangerous driving here, less discipline and control then on a jallikattu. The safety was put up to the maximum, they even stopped the game to remove all not selected participants.

I skipp Alanganalur today, much toooo crowdy !!!

Canon EOS 5D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds 195mm full exif

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Raymond17-Jan-2008 16:40
Tries to prove his courage ! here we'd say he's trying to prove his stupidity to his wife, in addition to his lack of sensitivity to other life forms... and the cruelty to defenseless animals. Ya... very brave men do that ? Try to do that to something that bites back...
In terms of photography however, it's superb image, great action shot, the colors are great, very well done.
Steve Jones17-Jan-2008 16:02
Nandi could be a tough one! Great capture. (V)
George - Omiros Christakos17-Jan-2008 15:28
Perfect captured moment!
Steve Viscot17-Jan-2008 15:15
WOW cool action shot!!! -v