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MrGoatsmilk 9 1.5k England
21 Dec 2010 10:28AM
Like the look of this although it looks like it will hurt, not sure about the hand in the foreground, at times t adds interest and others I'm not sure. But it has got me looking at it so must be a good thing.

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Dianne 7 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2010 10:29AM
great action shot !
RAPjones 7 1 1 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2010 10:32AM
Please Note: No animals were hurt during this shoot... These boys were expert fakers ;o)
hary60 9 2 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2010 10:35AM
Superb action shot
Richsr 11 91 223 England
21 Dec 2010 10:57AM
Like the timing and pov in this one, think it would be better with out the hand.
Regards Richard
SueEley 11 279 96 Wales
21 Dec 2010 11:21AM
The hand works for me.
TickRoe 9 3 5 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2010 11:33AM
Brilliant. Keep the hand. Its quirky.
RAPjones 7 1 1 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2010 11:35AM
...these comments are proving very handy! :o)
Andrew_Hurley 12 71 73 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2010 1:03PM
I would have called it "What Happened Next...." Excellent shot, superbly timed. I think the hand would have worked better if there was more of the man's body showing, even just a third. As it is there is just a loose hand (almost godlike!) hanging from the sky. It doesn't spoil the shot becuase it's such a good action/sport shot in the first place.

snowjunkie 8 22 3 Scotland
21 Dec 2010 1:16PM
This is really good, and not just for the lighting and action. Look closely. Look at the contrast in reaction from the crowd. On the right is a person (woman?) in what appears to be a scream of encouragement, a yell of blood-lust. Then in the middle of the adjacent ringside is a young girl, hands to face in horror. What a statement.

Can I suggest a crop? I would take out everything on the left up to the cub scout boy/two women talking. The young girl and screaming woman are key players in this image so the bigger the better.
debu 8 India
22 Dec 2010 1:58AM
Great action shot.
RAPjones 7 1 1 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2010 12:22PM
Many Thanx for all your comments :o)
...I have pondered much over 'the hand', I could paint it out... and I know it's compositionally strange but I decided it adds a little quirky intrigue. It would have been perfect if the Ref's whistle had been hanging down from it...
And Snowjunkie, I also appreciate your comments on the crowd, which I might be able to bring out a bit more... but the reason I didn't go for a crop similar to what you suggested, which would also remove said hand, is because I didn't want the wrestler central in the comp...

Christmas cheer to all

NevP 12 853 13 Canada
5 Jan 2011 6:50AM
Nice job, keep the hand.
15 Jan 2011 1:10PM
Fatastic timing and great composition. B&W does it justice. Made me smile!

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