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It's not all pink frills and ribbons !

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 26 July 2012 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

The Young Farmers organised a tug of war at the Three Counties Show, this was taken during the girls competition and watching the expressions on their faces you could see these girls don't hold back.
This is my submission for the Aminus Determination theme

Canon EOS 500D 1/1250 second F/8.0 ISO 400 300 mm


Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

Great entry Doug, you may have a winner.

26 Jul 2012 5:08am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Nice capture and beautiful POV

26 Jul 2012 6:15am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nicely framed Doug

26 Jul 2012 6:47am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A terrific shot, marvelous angle, and it should fit nicely into the theme of "determination !"
Wonderful expressions.

26 Jul 2012 6:50am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Terrific! Nice shot!

26 Jul 2012 7:34am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Y'a plus qu'à tirer plus fort ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

26 Jul 2012 7:49am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb angle and depth of field. We can see the will to win on their faces!

26 Jul 2012 7:57am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Great determination, works well for the theme.

26 Jul 2012 8:15am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

They should have no trouble in pulling a recalcitrant heifer into line!

26 Jul 2012 8:22am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent action composition

26 Jul 2012 9:34am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Un sacré sport tirer la corde, sueprbe iamge en pleine action.

26 Jul 2012 9:49am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaaa!!! Elles y mettent tout leurs coeurs les filles!!!! super!!!

26 Jul 2012 9:54am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Fabulous POV and an really excellent take on the ol' tug of war. Super!

26 Jul 2012 10:02am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Fantastic shot with perfect framing, Doug! I just love the look of determination you captured here.

26 Jul 2012 10:23am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

No, it is not. There is also power.

26 Jul 2012 10:31am

Kyle from Manhattan KS, United States

Excellent sport photo here, love the depth of field, it draws you perfectly into the focus, and then one comes back out to see the other details (team, referee). Superb.

26 Jul 2012 10:55am

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

Did they win ?.

26 Jul 2012 11:22am

@Jeff: I'm not sure who the eventual winners were but the event made a terrific subject

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

wonderful !

26 Jul 2012 12:37pm

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Serious work going on there...great shot of the moment!

26 Jul 2012 12:45pm

Robert from BOUSVAL, Belgium

Woman in action ! Well done!

26 Jul 2012 12:55pm

myky from Ontario, Canada

A perfect submission for the theme! Excellent framing and dof to accentuate this team and those incredible expressions in such sharp focus.

26 Jul 2012 1:43pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great capture of the "battle " !

26 Jul 2012 1:51pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Great capture, with a perfect framing. Good shot.

26 Jul 2012 1:51pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Crikey! Those ladies aren't to be trifled with!

26 Jul 2012 2:16pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice capture. fun shot.

26 Jul 2012 2:19pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh this is a magnificent shot too, Doug! Just a top notch composition with superb framing and fantastic emotion with the expressions on thieir faces. The one and only time I participated in a tug of war, I could not walk for a week! Fantastic image, sir!

26 Jul 2012 2:25pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A very good capture of their extreme effort and the resulting facial expressions. A potential winner in my book!

26 Jul 2012 2:46pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

good capture with all their true expressions... nice shot and colorful...

26 Jul 2012 3:24pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

This is determination all right ! Job well done !

26 Jul 2012 4:02pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Einer wird Gewinnen. Gute Gesichtsausdrücke.

26 Jul 2012 4:04pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Very fine POV for this cracking good action shot!

26 Jul 2012 4:35pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the POV! The facial expressions say everything.

26 Jul 2012 6:41pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic capture of their expressions and determination; love it!

26 Jul 2012 7:26pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic angle and action shot! It is so colorful and I love the expressions on their faces! Did the red team win?

26 Jul 2012 8:38pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

god shot - full of determination

26 Jul 2012 8:55pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Excellent post for the theme !!! I like their face expressions of great effort. Good capture ...

26 Jul 2012 10:55pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

They are giving it a good pull :0

26 Jul 2012 11:37pm

Dan from Quartz Hill, United States

The Right Place at the Right Time, Well Done Doug

26 Jul 2012 11:54pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Great action shot.

27 Jul 2012 1:38am

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

It looks like they are about to tumble over.... a super action shot!

27 Jul 2012 2:27am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Very clever how the lines of 'force' form their own composition within this.

27 Jul 2012 5:30am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Great shot and great determination

29 Jul 2012 6:52am

Joyce from Montana, United States

I'm traveling backwards on your sight. Really neat shot here too! ...with the focus on the line up of body, so concentrated and as though One, and almost neon in red. I get it. It is a serious competition, and not a bunch of kids at a picknic. Perfect for the Determination theme!

29 Jul 2012 12:52pm

Stefanie from Paris, France

Nice action shot!

30 Jul 2012 6:59pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

A super entry for the determination theme, Doug!

3 Aug 2012 11:15pm

Canon EOS 500D
1/1250 second
ISO 400
300 mm