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Shoot out - the pain

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 24 January 2013 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

I am at the Futsal National Championships - held earlier this month. The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) made it to the Final vs. Victoria. The Canberra team fired up to lead 3-nil. However, the home team faded in the second half with no fresh players on the bench due to injuries. Victoria fought back to lock it up at 3-all. So it remained after extra time. On to penalties.

As you see here, the pressure is on in the shoot out! Victoria scores - after ACT had already missed one from the spot. How did it finish? - don't miss my next post!

NIKON D5000 1/1000 second F/2.8 ISO 3200 55 mm

JMS* from CHONBURI, Thailand

L'art du contre pied pour le joueur...
Le bon timing pour le photographe...

24 Jan 2013 5:24am

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

Great timing, Stephen!

24 Jan 2013 5:30am

Focales from Rhône-Alpes, France

I like the reflection of the players on this beautiful parquet varnish

24 Jan 2013 6:44am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Great shot with the ball hitting the back of the net, a tense time for the teams and fans

24 Jan 2013 6:57am

Devi from Chennai, India

Great action shot !!! Like this a lot :-))

24 Jan 2013 7:18am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! so beauty shot
I learned about these shots
well done

24 Jan 2013 7:25am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Great shot!!! Both by the photographer and the futsal player:)

24 Jan 2013 8:36am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!! Superbe timing. Bonne journée.

24 Jan 2013 9:57am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb capture of the action !

24 Jan 2013 9:58am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Nail biting moment.. Indoor football?

24 Jan 2013 10:20am

@Sarito: Yes - futsal is the five-a-side indoor game of football.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Although no footie fan I always think the penalty shoot out is a brutal and somewhat unfair way to end a game.
You had the perfect viewpoint and timed the shot precisely though

24 Jan 2013 10:55am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I'm having one of those days. Twice now I have posted a comment and then looked up to see I am a mere echo of you. Once with the Byrds and then again with poetry....sigh

24 Jan 2013 11:10am

@grouser: There is a strange synchronicity in the air today, grouser!

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Great shot captured at the perfect moment - love your exciting commentary. :-)

24 Jan 2013 11:19am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

It could not be better timing than it is and your sit was on a perfect place ;) Super action shot .

24 Jan 2013 11:31am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A super action shot Stephen with excellent timing !

24 Jan 2013 12:15pm

tataray from france, France

Wow... But !.... Belle scène.)

24 Jan 2013 12:27pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Très bien vu!!!! une super photo d'action!!!

24 Jan 2013 1:05pm

yalda from Chaloos, Iran

Great action shot

24 Jan 2013 1:20pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Perfect timing to get the mesh bulging and these action postures !

24 Jan 2013 1:39pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That Victoria player is pleased with himself. Cool capture.

24 Jan 2013 1:41pm

Mandar from Kudal, India


24 Jan 2013 3:02pm

franz from Baden, Austria

beautifully cropped, and full of action and tension !

24 Jan 2013 3:43pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

great action shot, nice to see the scorer is pleased with the result!!

24 Jan 2013 4:15pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel cadrage et image sportive superbe avec les équipes en fond quelle compo.

24 Jan 2013 4:31pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Great shot ! Also a great reflection !

24 Jan 2013 4:33pm

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Excellent action photo. Very clear and sharp take.

24 Jan 2013 5:43pm

fereshteh from Iran

Great shot.

24 Jan 2013 5:53pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like how you captured a variety of expression in this image.

24 Jan 2013 6:42pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Super action shot .Perfect timing and great POV. And nice reflection. :)

24 Jan 2013 7:15pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great action shot that you've captured here with great colors! The patterns in the flooring is quite eye-catching.

24 Jan 2013 7:20pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & wonderful!
so beautiful frame, colors & reflections!

24 Jan 2013 8:22pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic capture! I love all the expressions on the player's faces!

24 Jan 2013 9:47pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine capture

25 Jan 2013 12:34am

RBL from Oxford, United States

Perfect timing and wonderful team spirit captured!

25 Jan 2013 12:56am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Awesome action shot and title. Really love this capture!

25 Jan 2013 3:01am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Excellent framing and beautiful capture. A wonderful goal. Great shot.

25 Jan 2013 10:24am

1/1000 second
ISO 3200
55 mm