"This image is from a series of shots taken in Madrid during a July '07 Novillada, a bullfight involving young and less experienced bullfighters, also called Novillos," said Michel Bricteux. "This is part of their training to become real Toreros. The Novillo, captured here in a moment of extreme levitation under the incredulous bull's stare, actually recovered from his pirouette, got back on his feet and, proud as he was, continued the fight until the end, winning the public's acclamation.
As a passionate amateur photographer living in Spain, I found bullfighting an extremely graphic subject, where ancient tradition mixes with colors, shapes, and movement.
Michel used a Nikon D200 with a 80-200mm f/2.8 lens.
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