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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Location: Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil
Date: Jan 9, 2009
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Sports, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

Current world no 1 men's singles badminton player Dato Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia.

Taken during Malaysian Open 2009.

Statistics
Place: 54 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.6071
Avg (commenters): 7.6514
Avg (participants): 6.6398
Avg (non-participants): 6.4390
Views since voting: 2356
Views during voting: 790
Votes: 504
Comments: 115
Favorites: 6 (view)


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03/20/2009 01:40:19 AM
WOW! This shot is incredible. The look on his face and the way his body is twisting makes this a fantastic shot.
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03/18/2009 04:29:08 AM
Kien Ho, great shot man !!! Good to meet a fellow Malaysian on DPC.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 11:11:06 PM
What a superb angle and shot. The stop action detail is excellent. I really like the player's intensity in his face and contorted body. You just know that his is going to make the most of this serve, or return as the case may be. Great work!
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03/17/2009 10:15:26 PM
High energy. Nice use of DOF. Great colors.
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03/17/2009 10:04:53 PM
great pov and composition-9
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03/17/2009 08:59:12 PM
what a great perspective
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03/17/2009 08:44:44 PM
Nice Composition..
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03/17/2009 04:37:49 PM
Very impressive action shot. Pose oozes power, focus spot on and all that whilst you were hanging from the roof by a bit of string too :-)
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03/17/2009 03:59:35 PM
I'm hoping to leave comments on as many photo's in this challenge as possible... out of (currently) 1113 images, I gave 90 of them an 8. Your image was one of those 90, placing you well within the top 10% for this challenge.

Fantastic action shot, and a brilliant viewpoint and perspective. The expression on the face of the player is also really good, with his eyes firmly locked on the position of the shuttlecock. Great photo!

Good luck for a strong finish in this challenge.
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03/17/2009 03:51:09 PM
Wow, great action shot! The composition is fabulous.
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03/17/2009 12:31:38 PM
Wowsers! How'd you get this point of view?! Pretty cool though. Very unique, at leasst to me :-)
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03/17/2009 12:06:45 PM
Great action shot, effective composition!
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03/17/2009 09:18:51 AM
Best action shot of the challenge
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03/17/2009 04:15:49 AM
A very unique perspective. Great capture of emotion.
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03/17/2009 02:48:44 AM
Nice POV of Datuk Lee Chong Wei. I would prefer to straightened the white base line. Anyway, great shot!
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03/17/2009 12:48:07 AM
Man, how is this even POSSIBLE?! Incredible action shot.
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03/16/2009 10:50:37 PM
Didn't I see this on the Olympics? Nice shot!
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03/16/2009 09:17:22 PM
Outstanding perspective.
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03/16/2009 06:28:25 PM
What an amazing angle on this shot! Terrific action shot with great colors and composition too! 7
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03/16/2009 05:13:05 PM
Awesome shot. Love the expression. The framing position of his head and the shuttlecock are spot on. P.O.V. of course totally makes it.
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03/16/2009 10:46:03 AM
Great POV. At first glance, the birdie looked like an eyeball.
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03/16/2009 04:12:46 AM
nice shot
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03/15/2009 11:39:07 PM
Poor bird...
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03/15/2009 09:45:23 PM
What a great capture! So much emotion, expression, action, and intensity! Very well presented.
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03/15/2009 09:25:42 PM
Awesome capture great action shot
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03/15/2009 09:21:03 PM
Wow you got a great angle to shoot this from. Nicely done!
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03/15/2009 05:46:18 PM
Excellent POV, How did you get? great action
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03/15/2009 04:36:26 PM
Amazing shot! How did you catch that?
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03/15/2009 04:05:19 PM
Unusual action shot. That guy must be a contortionist. 7
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03/15/2009 03:54:12 PM
The perspective and motion of the guy has led to some funky looking contortions. Excellent action shot.
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03/15/2009 03:26:03 PM
Face, action, and the birdie. Perfect sports action shot. well done.
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03/15/2009 01:36:18 PM
Nice action shot, great expression
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03/15/2009 01:16:40 PM
Back to comment and bump: Even if this is a staged shot it is perfect. 10
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03/15/2009 12:08:43 PM
Love this one.Great focus on his face, with motion in his arms and perfect perspective. Boost the levels a bit and SI will be calling.
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03/15/2009 12:06:50 PM
very fine stop action image
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03/15/2009 10:36:30 AM
Wonderful action shot, very well captured.
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03/15/2009 10:16:13 AM
What a great angle!! This is a cool action shot.
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03/15/2009 07:35:57 AM
Great action photo and nice PoV. It really looks if he's going to do what the title says.
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03/15/2009 05:40:36 AM
I know him (Lee Chong Wei) !! great shot , fantastic perspective and capture, 9
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03/15/2009 05:06:52 AM
great moment, for that you have 8 from me

brano
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03/15/2009 02:40:21 AM
Awesome. I have a very similar shot but I like yours a little better :) Love the sharpness and expression.
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03/14/2009 11:08:53 PM
Great action shot!!
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03/14/2009 10:11:07 PM
great POV and well dhot
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03/14/2009 09:57:43 PM
Interpretation of Topic: Interesting Choice
Photography: What an angle, very sharp.
Viewers Reaction: Eye-stopping, very nice.
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03/14/2009 09:26:20 PM
Great perspective...
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03/14/2009 08:21:19 PM
Unbelievable action shot! Badminton has never looked so exciting!
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03/14/2009 08:14:15 PM
Very unique perspective and great timing.
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03/14/2009 07:05:19 PM
Awesome! One of my favorites in the challenge.
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03/14/2009 06:48:39 PM
wow superb action shot - dont get any better than this - 10
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03/14/2009 06:43:00 PM
That bird's eye view is killer...great mid-air stop action. Cool photo!
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03/14/2009 04:32:23 PM
Fabulous dynamic capture and pov. A fave
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03/14/2009 12:55:01 PM
Nice action shot
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03/14/2009 12:40:32 PM
Awesome angle. That was good thinkin' on your part.
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03/14/2009 10:32:22 AM
Wonderful capture--bizarre shot. He's so twisted! (it looks like he's smashing an eyeball :)
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03/14/2009 10:27:02 AM
Wow! Love the framing.
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03/14/2009 07:55:14 AM
Simply Amazing POV and capture. The concentration and focus on the subject is superb.
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03/14/2009 06:54:48 AM
Amazing action photo. Good luck
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03/14/2009 06:34:05 AM
great action shot! awesome dof
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03/14/2009 05:02:19 AM
not sure how you got the angle unless this was staged but it's a great angle and great capture!
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03/14/2009 04:14:06 AM
Great action shot!
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03/14/2009 03:55:52 AM
Fantastic capture of the action in this, great perspective to shoot from
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03/13/2009 07:48:00 PM
Awesome POV and action. Great shot
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03/13/2009 07:05:35 PM
Amazing capture
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03/13/2009 07:01:08 PM
Not sure how you did it, but your perspective is incredible.
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03/13/2009 04:46:38 PM
well done
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03/13/2009 04:21:08 PM
Great capture. marvelous stop action. color perfect..
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03/13/2009 04:09:25 PM
Smashing action shot!
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03/13/2009 03:12:31 PM
Unique perspective to this stop-action shot! 7
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03/13/2009 02:41:39 PM
Love the exertion and the concentration in his face....
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03/13/2009 01:46:42 PM
wow, top marks for timing...
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03/13/2009 01:05:13 PM
Great action shot! That looks like rather uncomfortable position if one were to hold it.
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03/13/2009 12:56:16 PM
Good action capture.
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03/13/2009 12:02:59 PM
excellent timing
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03/13/2009 10:58:32 AM
Wow! This is a fantastic action shot! Very intense. I love the expression you've captured.
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03/13/2009 10:35:34 AM
talk about a power shot...excellent focus
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03/13/2009 09:07:16 AM
Lovely shot, full of action and interest
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03/13/2009 05:29:49 AM
Excellent!
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03/13/2009 03:26:48 AM
It's rare I care for a sports action photograph. But this is indeed a rare one. It's superb. His astounding bodily contortion, combined with the focus of his attention, is fabulous. Badminton is truly the martial art of racquet sports. 8.
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03/13/2009 02:52:20 AM
Great timing to get this shot, were you hanging from the rafters? ;)
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03/13/2009 01:47:03 AM
Powerful action shot. Unusual POV. Like it.
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03/12/2009 10:10:02 PM
Great action shot. Wonder how you got that perspective.
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03/12/2009 07:01:41 PM
great shoot
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03/12/2009 05:10:46 PM
wow, great action and expression shot, just have to wonder how you got up above him
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03/12/2009 04:21:41 PM
Wow what an action shot. Great timing!
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03/12/2009 04:19:29 PM
....<<<WHAM!!
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03/12/2009 04:06:50 PM
Great action. Were you in the rafters for this shot?
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03/12/2009 02:03:31 PM
Great vantage point!
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03/12/2009 01:20:19 PM
Voted earlier coming back to comment....and left a long comment earlier but don't know why it left just a 'C'. So typing out my comment again!

Wow! Absolutely love this great action shot and from an angle we don't normally get to see too! Love the look of concentration on his face as he is focusing all his energy on *SMASHING* that birdie into next week! The overhead angle really allows us to appreciate the expression on his face. It also shows us what looks like his body is contorted with the position of his feet but upon further study we see that he has LEAPT up into the air. The leap, the position of his hands, and the concentration all show the power of the blow he is about to deliver when he hits that birdie. Color and clarity are wonderful. Some areas are not in such sharp focus such as the racket and the birdie but that is fine because it shows us a sense of motion. This is a great sports action capture! Good job!
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03/12/2009 01:18:33 PM
Very good perspective.
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03/12/2009 12:47:48 PM
Awesome catch! Great job!
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03/12/2009 12:19:20 PM
Great angle! Powerful expression. 9
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03/12/2009 12:13:10 PM
Nice perspective and stop action!!
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03/12/2009 10:21:22 AM
Now, THATS a cool angle. Nice capture! You work for a magazine? Nice sharpness, with just a touch of motion blur in areas, and his eyes are so focused. Hopefully this was in game, vs. a set up, but I guess it doesn't matter!
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03/12/2009 09:36:36 AM
he loves the shuttlecock!
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03/12/2009 07:14:54 AM
Outstanding action shot - who knew badmitton was such a fierce sport!
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03/12/2009 05:47:48 AM
intense photo. he got an interesting tennis form :]
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03/12/2009 05:10:02 AM
Wow! This shot shows committment in more ways than one.
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03/12/2009 03:44:08 AM
Great perspective and well captured. Love the facial expression, nice and clear.
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03/12/2009 01:18:24 AM
POV is perfect
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03/11/2009 05:55:13 PM
One word.... Killer shot... one of the best sports shot I have seen on this site.
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03/11/2009 05:16:47 PM
fantastic perspective and great look on his face
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03/11/2009 04:50:21 PM
great action shot, and wonderful angle
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03/11/2009 04:31:45 PM
Truly an awesome shot. Love everything about it. His expression is pricless, the anlge is perfect and his surreally twisted arms and legs make me wonder -- how on earth is it possible to twist like this??? Great job.
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03/11/2009 02:20:25 PM
Great action. I love the expression on the face.
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03/11/2009 01:37:42 PM
wow! that's awesome! excellent capture, the only teeny problem i have is the line below him is crooked. thats just a me thing though. great job
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03/11/2009 01:30:15 PM
Great capture.
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03/11/2009 01:03:38 PM
Great action shot. Love the concentration on his face.
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03/11/2009 11:27:23 AM
Super action shot with unique perspective. 9
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03/11/2009 09:46:56 AM
Great shot!
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03/11/2009 07:01:30 AM
very good action shot, excellent focus, clever POV, great how you managed to get eye contact. reds are oversaturated
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03/11/2009 07:00:40 AM
Great sports shot!
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03/11/2009 03:21:26 AM
A sensational action shot. His eyes show such determination and focus.
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03/11/2009 02:54:14 AM
Amazing action shot.. really amazing!
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03/11/2009 01:29:31 AM
good focus on his face
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03/11/2009 12:12:30 AM
Woah, what an amazing perspective! I've never seen limbs arranged in quite this fashion - very cool.
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