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tapping out



my first photo in the sports gallery! and don't worry, probably the last one too ;)

i know i'm not a sports photographer, but i do want to get better at it and most of all right now i wanted to share this...moment, this experience. i love this sport. it's mixed martial arts; fighting that mixes several styles and has fairly little ruless. in this picture, the other guy is choking the other, and as a sign of giving up, the other is 'tapping out', which means tapping the floor 3 times. and because of that, the judge has stepped in to stop the fight.

as i said, this is probably my only submission in the sports category, so i expect you to hold back possible complains of not liking this type of material from me, this is important to me and the damage is already done ;) however criticism at the photo is fine alltho i know the technical issues...but maybe you have something to add :)

these guys are Pekka Rantala vs Thomas Valentin, at Cage 5: Winter War.
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801x534px 186.63 KB
Canon EOS 20D
Shutter Speed
1/100 second
Focal Length
37 mm
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Date Taken
Feb 10, 2006, 9:21:01 PM
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Smoatsphotography's avatar
This is a great photograph, but judging from your icon.. the rest of your gallery is probably going to be more interesting. Trust me, it's a good thing.