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Waiting for Battle

Posted by
CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 15 April 2011 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Substitution seems to done frequently, with specialists being brought on to complete certain tasks as well as any player showing any signs of fatigue being replaced.
They reminded me of knights waiting for their joust
The other reason that I put this shot up was to show "Cradling". It's a stick twisting movement that keeps the ball in the head, even if gravity or momentum would suggest that the ball should fall out.

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

I like this shot...like the pattern made by the red team.
I'm learning a lot, too. :-)

15 Apr 2011 5:46am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Great DOF and framing

15 Apr 2011 6:29am

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

Calm before the storm???!!!!! ;-)))
Great shot!

15 Apr 2011 6:56am

David from Avranches, France

Looks like an inspection of the guard. Almost military. Great shot

15 Apr 2011 7:10am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Your right they do look like knights, superb DOF

15 Apr 2011 7:15am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Observing opponent...Nice use of DOF.

15 Apr 2011 7:56am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Love the clarity of these shots

15 Apr 2011 8:27am

Sam from Chennai, India

Nice title. They look like knights waiting ... Great shot. :)

15 Apr 2011 8:32am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice analogy

15 Apr 2011 9:09am

marci from in, Morocco

love the DoF here!

15 Apr 2011 9:11am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Super shallow dof in this one, good capture!

15 Apr 2011 9:12am

Phil Morris from Canada

You really do some of the best sporting shots that I have seen on Aminus.
I love the toy soldier pose of the sentinals beyond the key player.

15 Apr 2011 9:56am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Another example of good timing!

15 Apr 2011 10:03am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Good capture great focus

15 Apr 2011 10:13am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

une, deux ! une, deux ! :) excellente prise !

15 Apr 2011 10:34am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Show off!

15 Apr 2011 11:24am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A very intersting series, i don't know this sport. Like the different attitude you caught.

15 Apr 2011 12:54pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Super composition that also serves to show this aspect of the game you describe. Love the DOF and contrast of the red with the black.

15 Apr 2011 1:04pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent composition and DOF! Your description is perfect for this scene.

15 Apr 2011 1:42pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Not a fan of series, especially when all of them are pretty the same, but have to say - very nice focus and timing ! Picture quality too ;)

15 Apr 2011 1:43pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The first thing I've seen have been a few men dressed as Roman (?) know it's silly but I have found ... a good image that captures the imagination! Best regards. Adela

15 Apr 2011 1:49pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The only survivor of the black team? Very good shot with this backgound.

15 Apr 2011 2:48pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The row of "gladiators" waiting to be sent in makes a fine background for this player poised and ready for action. Fine image.

15 Apr 2011 3:16pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine dof

15 Apr 2011 4:27pm

franz from Baden, Austria

love the dof and the colours here - and the explanation of the uninitiated!

15 Apr 2011 4:44pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

You are in the army now...

15 Apr 2011 4:54pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Perfect!! I love this placement!

15 Apr 2011 5:36pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Interesting shot with a great DOF and beautiful colors!

15 Apr 2011 5:39pm

LB Vision from PARIS, France

Très belle pdc et ta série s'étoffe de jours en jours ! peace !

15 Apr 2011 7:55pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

A pro shot of a young pro player, the shallow DOF works superbly.

15 Apr 2011 8:16pm

CATCHLIGHT from Reading, United Kingdom

like the tension

15 Apr 2011 8:35pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Oh yes - they do look like knights of old - lined up for battle

15 Apr 2011 8:53pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

great shot and DOF beautiful colors!

16 Apr 2011 4:52am

Becky from los angeles, United States

very cool shot - I love the boys in the back - all lined up - red and watching -

16 Apr 2011 5:15am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Stunning colors and great detail. The bokeh is gorgeous

16 Apr 2011 9:57am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

superb...the guys at the back just out of focus all lined up waiting!...:))

17 Apr 2011 12:49am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great shot .Like the bright sharply focused player in black. Blurred red offers a nice colour-contrast.

17 Apr 2011 12:40pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Watching close-ups of your wonderful series on Lacrose, It seems to me there is a loose , deep net suspended from the rim of the head of the bat ( or is it a racket in lacrose?).

In such a case, the ball stays put inside the net and one can easily run having "bagged" or "netted" the ball...so why would one want to cradle?

17 Apr 2011 12:49pm

@Sunder: The rules of the game dictates that when horizontal, the top of the ball must protrude from the top of the sidewall. What this means in practice is that only if the stick is held horizontal, and there are no other forces than gravity(No acceleration/deceleration) will the ball remain in the pocket. Defenders, quite legally will hit the stick in an attempt to dislodge it. Therefore, to protect the ball, and keep it in the pocket when the stick is not horizontal, or when under attack, or being accelerated(i.e. 99% of the time!) The player has to apply a centripetal(what we used to know as centrifugal) force which forces the ball further into the pocket. This force is generally applied by accelerating the stick backwards and forwards, whilst twisting the head such that the acceleration forces the ball into the pocket. I hope this makes sense!