Title: Showdown in the Arena

Top Image:
Capture Date/Time: January 21 2006 14:16
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor
Focal Length: 17mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/4.5 - 1/80 sec
ISO: 200
Flash: None

Upper Middle Image:
Capture Date/Time: January 21 2006 14:44
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Lens: No Converter
Focal Length: 28.9mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/4.8 - 1/71.1 sec
ISO: 400
Flash: No

Lower Middle Image:
Capture Date/Time: January 21 2006 14:46
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Lens: No Converter
Focal Length: 30.6mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/4.9 - 1/59 sec
ISO: 400
Flash: No

Bottom Image:
Capture Date/Time: January 21 2006 14:29
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor
Focal Length: 55mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/5 - 1/90 sec
ISO: 400
Flash: None

This was the first time I ever seen cockfighting live. It was actually quite exciting!

9 commentsAdd yours

01.27.06/11:03 AM JB said:

So Archie...who won?

01.27.06/12:36 PM LisaB said:

Isn't it also cruelty to animals?

01.27.06/12:43 PM Archie FlorCruz said:

It's not cruel to photograph animals, what are you talking about?



...I know what you are trying to say... Don't shoot the journalist!

01.27.06/02:05 PM aramzis said:

dude i'm calling PETA!

what does BAWAL MAGBITAW NO LAMPAS SA GUHIT mean?

01.27.06/04:58 PM mr bill said:

I think it means, the Gilette Friday Night Cock Fights are on the air...

01.27.06/09:13 PM mike said:

Barbaric. Do the serve the loser up afterwards?

01.28.06/02:46 AM Simon C said:

A barbaric practice, but a very interesting set of photos. The fact that this seems to be a purpose built facility shows just how much money, and therefore how important, the event is.

Thanks for sharing.

01.30.06/03:27 PM O said:

"what does BAWAL MAGBITAW NO LAMPAS SA GUHIT mean?"

It means that "You are not allowed to let go or pass the line"

Bawal = not allowed
Magbitaw = let go
Lampas = pass
Guhit = line

Hey Archie...

Why did you photoshop the last picture? Was there an ethical reason?...or do you just have an issue with corporate sponsorship?

For those that don't know, the original picture has the "KFC" logo on the white bucket.

O

02.02.06/06:25 PM frisky? said:

Reminds of that Sienfeld episode where Kramer gets names his cock "Little Jerry!!!!!"


Wait, that sounds really bad.