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Bettina (Los Angeles, United States) on 14 October 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

The Arizona pitcher pitches with the right hand. He's not a Southpaw (left hander) like the Dodgers pitcher. He looks like a statue to me, frozen in time, by the effort of pushing the ball through space.

NIKON D60 1/4000 second F/5.6 ISO 200 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

Impressive action, and the crowed in back is great!

14 Oct 2010 5:23am

Yvon from Orleans, France

great capture, Betty

14 Oct 2010 5:29am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

cracking shot, top marks

14 Oct 2010 5:43am

P. Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Have to give you kudos, you do some of the best baseball
pictures that I have ever seen on aminus ! Thats the truth.

14 Oct 2010 6:04am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Explanations complete the picture for the neophyte that I am!

14 Oct 2010 6:21am

STEED from Somewhere, France

"And it's GOIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING !!!!!!!!!!!!! Careful,Cameramen and Photographs !!!!!

14 Oct 2010 6:22am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Nicely done again! Well caught

14 Oct 2010 6:44am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Wow! splendid action. Superb shot. Beautiful day.

14 Oct 2010 6:48am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

La lumière est belle ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

14 Oct 2010 6:58am

Cruz from exurbia, United States

2 times in a row you “stilled” the ball...excellent! I’ve never seen that before!

14 Oct 2010 7:02am

Christian Devoise from Mantes La Jolie, France

As a boxer...

14 Oct 2010 7:05am

roeb from rotterdam, Netherlands

frozen indeed. could be a great story: the frozen pitcher. (i see the ball!!)

14 Oct 2010 7:11am

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran

Wow Superb shot

14 Oct 2010 7:48am

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Super action again!

14 Oct 2010 8:01am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Another excellent shot.. frozen in time..

14 Oct 2010 8:20am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Spot on timing..What a strange foot position..from where I'm sitting it looks as though he has to fall over by tripping on his own feet!

14 Oct 2010 9:34am

@CElliottUK: The contortions these guys go through are amazing. And they're always the same.

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

He has certainly got some momentum behind that ball - might have been a shot put for all that effort. Great capture again. The batter would like to see the ball frozen like that just before he was to hit it!

14 Oct 2010 9:34am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

...Home run !!!:) joli mouvement !

14 Oct 2010 9:48am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Well at a shutter speed of 1/4000 it would be cosmic indeed were he not frozen in time:) Nice one

14 Oct 2010 10:00am

69mil from On the road, Argentina

Excellent frozen shot
Good day

14 Oct 2010 10:45am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

superb serie!

14 Oct 2010 10:58am

rem_la from Villiers, France

chaud devant !

14 Oct 2010 11:26am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Just wondered..if I can hardly find the ball on the picture,how is it possible people
can see it in such a big stadion ^^ I am not familiar with this sport:)
The shot is beautiful again, love the deep shades and movement!

14 Oct 2010 11:53am

@Thea: Thanks, Thea! It's hard to see the ball. You usually just hear the crack of the bat.

PATRICK from miramas, France

just excellent

14 Oct 2010 12:19pm

LB Vision from PARIS, France

j'aime beaucoup ! peace !

14 Oct 2010 1:11pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The beauty of the gesture, light and shadow ... wonderful Bettina! Best regards, Adela

14 Oct 2010 2:00pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is cool...he must have been pitching at about the same speed as the Didger guy becasue the ball is in just about the same location I think (?) Judging that your reaction time to hit your shutter is probably quite consistent (which I am sure it is), the ball seems to be in just about teh same spot as yesterday! Taht is too cool!!

14 Oct 2010 2:06pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

er I mean "Dodger" OMG

14 Oct 2010 2:07pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The arrest of his action gives us a fine view of the muscle contortion involved in hurling a ball so fast.

14 Oct 2010 2:29pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What fantastic action shots Bettina!!!!! So intense and full of energy!:-) Impeccable light, speed, timing, DOF and fabulous colors! I must admit I did spend a while to locate the balls especially in yesterday's!:-))) Cheers!

14 Oct 2010 2:41pm

@hugo poon: Thanks, Hugo! The motion of these pitchers is almost a kind of ballet to me.

Bishop from Houston, United States

lovely action shot... a bit too dark perhaps? :)

14 Oct 2010 2:41pm

@Bishop: Perhaps. I liked the anonymity the shadows give the pitcher, making him more of a statue than a live athlete. But I could see it being lighter, too, surely. :)

tataray from france, France

Belle capture !... ))

14 Oct 2010 2:59pm

CATCHLIGHT from Reading, United Kingdom

a very fine action shot

14 Oct 2010 3:30pm

@CATCHLIGHT: Thanks! Are you playing hard to get or is your link accidentally inactive?

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

makes one think about the whole "frozen in time" aspect of photography...that is a great part of its power. nice one. lots of excitement up here with the Giants

14 Oct 2010 3:39pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Great capture of the movement! So clear.
Have a nice day.

14 Oct 2010 4:53pm

Fabienne from Quelque part ou ailleurs, France

Superb action Bettina ! great shot ~

14 Oct 2010 6:11pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

100x100 american.......................buen imagen

14 Oct 2010 6:29pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow, another amazing one. I found the ball faster this time. Great action.

14 Oct 2010 6:38pm

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

At 1/4000 sec and zoomed in, it has a film camera quality to it with the vignette at corners! Nice shot.

14 Oct 2010 7:10pm

@Howard F.: It's funny, I didn't create any vignette, but it still looks like it. And it does look like film. I guess I'm naturally drawn to that look.

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Great shadows, good seats.

14 Oct 2010 7:18pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Just noticed that yesterdays guy has almost an identical hand position to this one, must be a pitchers thing.

14 Oct 2010 7:49pm

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Very nice!!

14 Oct 2010 7:50pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

once I'll need to ask somebody to explain me this sport...This is something I do NOT understand anything...I admire your timing! Bravo!

14 Oct 2010 8:00pm

@KriKridesign: It's a very special sport with lots of interesting things to it. It isn't obvious and does need some explaining at first. But once you understand it is really a wonderful experience. It's not about violence. It's not just about speed. it's not just back and forth. It's not just repetition. It's a sport that is all about the team AND the individual. It's the ONLY sport where the defense has the ball. It's really fascinating and fun to watch as it ebbs and flows with moments of excitement and reflection.

Becky from los angeles, United States

Another fantastic shot. I love this! The timing - the color - the energy!

14 Oct 2010 8:34pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

The ball must be thrown very far beyond as his muscle is to its great extent! The color is strong enough and the light is comfortable! Ha, in my last minute I saw the ball hiding in the crowds on the left corner, soooooooo
great find,ha!~~~

14 Oct 2010 8:36pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Nice one

14 Oct 2010 9:51pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice capture.

15 Oct 2010 2:18am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

good healthy life in motion .. bravo

15 Oct 2010 3:40am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Superb. Your color and light on this image is terrific.
And the way you characterized the game in one of your responses was interesting to read !!

15 Oct 2010 5:08am

LauraS from Chico, United States

You really do a good job of capturing the action, the motion of athletics, here. Excellent! Kinesiology folks would love these shots! They could describe every muscle engaged I. The throw. And analyze what to change to improve it. See you soon!

15 Oct 2010 4:51pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Looks it was interesting game! Who's winner?!!! ; )))

17 Oct 2010 12:34am

@ORBIT: Blue won. :))

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

A great action shot! I really like the colours and dof.

17 Oct 2010 5:37am

1/4000 second
ISO 200
450 mm (35mm equiv.)