A long time ago I had a photo of a fighting cock posted here on TE. For some strange reason now lost to me, I deleted it. Instead of repost the photos, I decided to post a new one.
To see the old shot: click here.
[my old note:]
As I mentioned in my previous post cock-fighting is a big gamblers favourite in Mia.
The area's Don King lives in a two story house on a hill overlooking the poorest neighbourhood. His field is covered with dozens of the poultry pugelists and their individual little homes.
The house is the only one with electricty and has a spotlight on the field all night and music blares in the evenings (the former to protect against chicken-napping and the later to prepare the birds for the noise of an actual fight). Of course there is a guard 24 hrs to protect the very expensive investment.
Every weekend there are matches held in the private fighting pit onsite. I hear that this little venture brings in a pretty penny from the poor locals.
The house belongs to a priest.
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muscovado (1572) 2006-09-30 18:27
Interesting capture of one of pinoy's favorite past time. Intriguing padre! TFS
Furachan (0) 2006-09-30 21:09
Great idea,that low POV, Alex. The colors POP beautifully, a very "Pro" shot in my view.Incombination with your superior and informative note,it's a first class TE package.Would that more punters came by an commented, though.Really good reportage.
drm (486) 2006-10-01 17:04
hi alex, you have a hell of a lot of diagonal lines in your gallery, and they rock! i like ground-level shots. they make us see the world from a different perspective. and that sky is to die for. well done.
vapours (8264) 2006-10-01 23:56
A great shot here Alex, I guess what is so striking about it is the way that you put us in the point of view of another rooster. Down low and with a bit of grass in the way. Great work.
flory (4848) 2007-09-30 22:36
hi Alex!nice ground view here,colorful fighter,hm..love it together with your informative note.
- Copyright: alex felipe (RandomCameraGuy) (3071)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-05-08
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF-S 10 - 22 mm F3.5 - F4.5
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-09-30 15:53