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Old Apr 23, 2012, 10:00 PM   #1
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Was recently covering a high school game. Center fielder sprinted then made a sliding, falling catch. Resolution reduced for sharing here.


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Old Apr 24, 2012, 8:16 AM   #2
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Wonderful capture Frank. Not an easy moment to grab. Very well done!!
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Great catch, Frank. At first I thought her jersey was like Louisville, Kentucky. Then, I saw the Stark Credit Union banner and realized it was in Ohio. My sister-in-law taught there for years & years before she retired.
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Great capture and frozen in time for ever! Great expression on the face. Only suggestion I'd make is to straighten the image--judging by the post in the chain link fence, the image could use a bit of counter clockwise rotation.
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Curious where you were standing. Great capture.
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Wonderful capture Frank. Not an easy moment to grab. Very well done!!

The combination of a D90 and the 55-300 is not the fastest focusing system around; so am happy when I can get such shots, thanks for the comments.
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Great capture and frozen in time for ever! Great expression on the face. Only suggestion I'd make is to straighten the image--judging by the post in the chain link fence, the image could use a bit of counter clockwise rotation.
Was standing on first base side of field just to the right of the dugout.

I'll take another look at the original, but not sure the picture is as off-straight as it seems, because of the angle I was at to the action as she was running from center to right-center field.
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Another shot taken just the other day. Lefty at bat, so I pre-focus to the 2nd baseman, anticipating the ball heading her way, and then, patience.

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Are you outside or inside the fence?
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Are you outside or inside the fence?
outside, but right up at it as fence is only about 4 feet high there. The two pictures I shared here were taken at different ball parks.
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