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"Ouch!" screams the catcher.  "P-lease drop the ball," struggled the runner.
"Ouch!" screams the catcher. "P-lease drop the ball," struggled the runner.

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sports III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Kaufmann Stadium, Kansas City, MO
Date: May 5, 2007
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Sports, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: May 6, 2007

Shot at a Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals game.

Cropped and Converted from RAW
Adjusted Levels
Adjusted Hue/Saturation
Adjusted Brightness/Contrast
Unsharp Mask
Saved for Web

Place: 62 out of 230
Avg (all users): 6.0648
Avg (commenters): 6.9375
Avg (participants): 5.9342
Avg (non-participants): 6.1357
Views since voting: 799
Views during voting: 350
Votes: 216
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/16/2007 02:46:53 PM
by karmat

Ouch, that hurts.

Compositionally, this shot works. The two guys fill the frame and it is balanced, nicely.

Technically, I like the net there. It gives the sense of actually watching the game live. Of course, I can see how it could be distracting, but I'm not sure they would let you on the other side of it to shoot. :) The low aperture number seems to have made the focus just a teeny tiny bit off. Not enough for it to feel out of focus, but just enough for it to not feel exactly focused. Some of the "edge" that I'm seeing though, could be from compression to fit into the size for dpc.

Great active capture. I think that helped your shot stand out among several others.

Good work, and if I need to clarify or explain myself, please feel free to contact me.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/15/2007 08:20:32 PM
Very nice shot. Go Tigers. 7
05/14/2007 11:14:52 PM
Nice photo, very original.
05/13/2007 11:25:23 PM
Ahhh, this shot appeals to a Tiger fan from waaaay back! I like the texture on this shot, I assume shot thru the netting ... it works, IMO.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/13/2007 02:10:48 PM
Great moment captures, the focus and colors are perfect. Great shot!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/12/2007 04:06:13 PM
Guess the pattern is down to a safety net, slightly distracting as it is I'm afraid :/ May almost be better if it was more visible, still an interesting and unusual action shot though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2007 08:22:17 PM
Struggled the runner? :) Bonus point for title.
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05/11/2007 10:50:57 AM
good capture.

comp good, lighting good, emotional value excellent, texture excellent, color excellent, movement ok, lines ok, dof excellent, not completely crisp which is a requirement to a good sport image, whites my be blown a bit but not disturbingly, over all an average image.
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05/10/2007 11:14:26 PM
I wish the peak action of the collision had been the main focus instead of the results of it. It also appears that it was shot through a net giving the photo a grid over it. I'm not sure if you could have gotten closer to the net and shot wide open at 2.8 if possible to blur the effect so its not so visible.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/10/2007 06:17:31 PM
05/10/2007 04:29:12 PM
Next favorite. Excellent capture, great pp,This makes up for not seeing the ball, but did he hold on to it? -9-
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/10/2007 04:26:35 PM
Good capture, but the title is a little cutsey.
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05/10/2007 05:58:26 AM
Great action and good light. The photo taken through a net or whatever takes a little bit away but it's still a good shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/10/2007 12:28:06 AM
Lovely capture - Nice and sharp with good colour saturation - Shooting through the fence without a wider aperture has resulted in a slightly annoying cross hatch over the frame.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/09/2007 04:34:20 PM
Great Action Shot!
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05/09/2007 02:58:23 PM
Go Tigers!!
05/09/2007 11:59:13 AM
great capture...how did you get the fence so out of the shot (blurred maybe?)? something I would love to know as a baseball mom/fan!
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05/09/2007 10:45:35 AM
Nice shot but the net is distracting and it seems way to oversharpned IMHO
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