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Nikon D200. Nikon 70-300mm lens.

Erin Rodeo (Ontario Rodeo Assocation(ORA)) Erin, Ontario, Canada

Barrel racer shot in the late afternoon at an ORA rodeo in Erin, Ontario, Canada.

This particular race was a futurities race for 4-5 year old horses that are just beginning in the sport. Both the rider and the horse were intent on gettng through this race as quicky as possible!


  • franceshelen
    franceshelenabout 3 years ago

    Wow! This is fantastic! What was your shutter speed to capture such a moment! Favorite!

  • Thank you most kindly franceshelen…..very much and very greatly appreciated!!!!! My shutter speed was 1/500 at f5.0 !!!!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

  • Meladana
    Meladanaabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic action shot, great timing Sue!!

  • Thank you most kindly Meladana…..very much and very greatly appreciated!!!!! Thank you so much for stopping by!!!!!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 3 years ago

    I grew up with this stuff. Great capture and treatment.

  • Thank you most kindly Bunny…..very much and very reatly appreciated!!!!! I rode English for years and just switched to Western in the past couple of years… it though and love the rodeos…..they are soooo much fun!!!!!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

  • Robert H Carney
    Robert H Carneyabout 3 years ago

  • Whooo hoooo!!!! Thank you most graciously for the feature Robert……very much and very greatly appreciated!!! I am most honoured…..most humbled…..most grateful!!!!!! Thank you so much!!!!!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you Greta!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeabout 3 years ago

    Splendid artwork by YOU, I love it:)
    Take care&love yourself, you’re precious…
    Love Quote of the Day
    All grand thoughts come from the heart.
    Marquis De Vauvenargues

    Best regards,

  • Thank you most kindly Sunny …..very very much and very greatly appreciated!!!!! Thank you so much for stopping by and thank you for all your support!!!!!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonabout 3 years ago

    What a great shot! Absolute clarity and nice warm colors!! Wonderful, Sue!!

  • Thank you most kindly Kristi…..very much and very greatly appreciated!!!!! Thank you sooooo much for your kind feedback and all your support……most most appreciated!!!!!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

  • Jennifer Saville
    Jennifer Savilleabout 3 years ago

  • Whoooo hooooo…..totally delighted!!!!! Thank you most graciously for the feature Jennifer ……very much and very greatly appreciated!!!!!! I am most honoured….most humbled….most grateful!!! Thank you!!!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

  • Ulla Jensen
    Ulla Jensenabout 3 years ago

    Sue, this is such a cracker ! Amazing action shot….
    One can really feel the speed and passion here. Beautiful warm colours too. Great work!

  • Thank you most kindly Ulla….. very very very much appreciated!!!!! Thank you for your kind comments and your support!!!!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 3 years ago

    October 16, 2011

  • OMG …… I am totally flatered!!!! Thank you most graciously Teresa……very very much and very greatly appreciated!!! I am most honoured….most humbled….most grateful! Thank you!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

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