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Many thanks for all your comments on my last upload, which was a little while ago now, very much appreciated.
Also thanks to the following people who took the time to award the image one of their UA:
Barbara Hirst, Carsten, Tim Munsey, Herge88, Deep_Bhatia, Sandy, Wolfy, Seaids, TrevBatWCC, Julesm and Paul Lilley certainly not had as many UA for a long time.
Thanks also to John of the GEA too.

Sorry not been around as much as I would have liked but a lot on at the moment however I did manage to get access to the Tough Guy event last Sunday, thanks to Joel Hicks, Model, and fitness fanatic, a great guy and well worth working with as a model.

So here is the first of a few from this event - hopefully if I can get some time to process some more.
Thanks for looking
Regards Richard

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:Canon 70-200 f2.8 Zoom
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:945 in the killing fields
Username:Richsr Richsr
Uploaded:1 Feb 2013 - 8:33 AM
Tags:Killingfields, Sports / action, Tough guy event, Water
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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 8:38 AM

Cracking action shot,Richard,love it,

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NaturesHaven
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1 Feb 2013 - 8:42 AM

In a strange way he looks to be in his element.................GrinGrinGrin

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Briwooly
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1 Feb 2013 - 8:53 AM

Nailed the action and expression on this one Richard

Brian.......................................

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 8:54 AM

Certainly does Julia

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 8:54 AM

Thanks Saeid and Brian
Regards Richard

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Trev_B
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1 Feb 2013 - 9:11 AM

They must be bonkersWink... great expression captured here Richard.

Trev

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8649 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1177 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 9:16 AM

Terrific fun (for photographers). I really want to see this one day, I think I'd be in my element too. At a safe distance...
Moira

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morpheus1955
1 Feb 2013 - 9:18 AM

Brilliant shot, excellent composition, I love his determined expression, he is obvisouly having fun, though I have to say it's not my idea of fun Smile

Hugh

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1 Feb 2013 - 9:21 AM

Looks a filthy businessTongueTongue.............. Great capture!
Diane

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johnjo58
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1 Feb 2013 - 9:21 AM

Tough and mad and a great photo Richard
David

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User_Removed
1 Feb 2013 - 9:23 AM

Super action shot Richard, bonkers but they enjoy it, so why not.
Regards, Alf.

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 9:24 AM

At first I thought this was from the Malton Mud Race. A really impressive and well timed action shot Richard.

Albert

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tonyng
tonyng Plus Member 5tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 10:00 AM

You nailed this one Richard. These sort of shots tends to do well in salons lately. Well done.

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 10:34 AM

Thanks for all your comments everyone, very much appreciated
Regards Richard

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WhiteRose1
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1 Feb 2013 - 10:36 AM

The expression says he's in his element. The moment very well captured, Richard.

Dave

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achieverswales
1 Feb 2013 - 10:47 AM

He looks very happy Richard, he does this for pleasure, in the forces we were made to do it.; love the sidelighting.


Regards

Trev.

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Rende
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1 Feb 2013 - 10:51 AM

You do go for extremes Richard; first the glamorous ladies and now this rough guy! Wink
But it is a great capture with wonderful expression and lots of grot Smile
Regards,
Rende

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 10:52 AM

Thanks Dave and Trev, prehaps change the title to: 'In his element' or 'oving it!'
Regards
Richard

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RonnieAG
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1 Feb 2013 - 11:45 AM

Rather him than me: great shot of this mud spattered and rather damp guy.
I wonder what that expression actually signifies.
Ronnie.

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digital_boi
1 Feb 2013 - 11:52 AM

great expression Richard he looks like he is havind a ball he looks like a god fun character for syre well captured

Graham

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Daisymaye
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1 Feb 2013 - 1:14 PM

I can't imagine even wanting to stick my tongue out when my face was covered with mud. But he's tough! A great shot with a touch of humour. .......Sandy

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rogerdoger
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1 Feb 2013 - 2:09 PM

Nice one Richard. Like the expression on his face. It was a great day but very smokey.
Regards Roger

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Lillian
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1 Feb 2013 - 2:36 PM

That man looks so cold but loving
every moment judging by the cheeky look
that you have captured Richard
superbly shot
Lillian

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1 Feb 2013 - 2:43 PM

Great subject with a fine result, look forward to seeing more

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1 Feb 2013 - 3:19 PM

That's a great manic look he has!
Ann

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LesF
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1 Feb 2013 - 3:57 PM

Looks like he is very much enjoying the Tough Guy experience, hope you did as well Richard


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1 Feb 2013 - 4:48 PM

I prefer to run on more accesible tracks, a great capture

Peter

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wolfy
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1 Feb 2013 - 5:31 PM

Excellent work Richard, love that expression captured Smile

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1 Feb 2013 - 5:40 PM

Excellent shot Richard, very well taken indeed.

John Smile

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 5:54 PM

wonderful detail richard love the comp a bit too mucky for me but it's still a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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1 Feb 2013 - 6:21 PM

Excellent expression and action captured Richard.
Paul

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cooky
cooky  11 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 - 8:27 PM

My Nan had a saying..."If he was hung for his beauty...he'd die innocent!"

Cracking action shot with a cheeky dash of humour.

Kath Wink

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1 Feb 2013 - 9:09 PM

Superbly taken and processed Richard.
Derek

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dathersmith
1 Feb 2013 - 9:36 PM

Looks like he spotted you Richard, great capture.

Darren.

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 10:22 PM

Thanks for all your comments everyone very much appreciated.
Regards Richard

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Deep_Bhatia
2 Feb 2013 - 2:30 AM

A strong image. Well taken.

I still remember your previous masterpiece and I wonder how did you take that and that too in studio.

Deep

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JohnChambersPhotography

So well timed Richard good action captured so well with good detail.

John

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2 Feb 2013 - 3:43 PM

I fail to understand how he can look as if he is having the time of his life! Would really love to get to one of these events as a photographer, not as a contestant!
A raw image, Rich, very powerful.

Malc

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2 Feb 2013 - 8:58 PM

A great shot, Richard but this event doesn't look like it would make the top of my list of ways to spend a weekend. Smile
-=\Walter

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3 Feb 2013 - 1:26 AM

Superbly captured - love the muck and grungy water and to top it off a great happy expression on the guy's face Smile

Anne

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
3 Feb 2013 - 4:39 PM

Think it would have killed me if I'd just been there let alone in that lot Richard lol. good dramatic photo with a Tongue grin, well taken Brilliant, regards leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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3 Feb 2013 - 8:52 PM

A cracking action shot, rather him than me Wink, it looks freezing.

Glyn

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3 Feb 2013 - 9:17 PM

That's quite an expression Smile

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4 Feb 2013 - 9:05 AM

Superb action shot .Looks like a great event to capture some great images....Phil

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6 Feb 2013 - 2:30 PM

Love the expression captured here Richard, superb take!

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