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Dominic gets the ball

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 8 April 2013 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

One for Jeff to prove we're looking after him.
Dominic Day, plays lock for Bath Rugby and receives a helping hand from other forwards in the lineout when we handed a defeat in the league game against London Welsh at the Rec last week

Canon EOS 500D 1/1250 second F/4.5 ISO 400 75 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.

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

That is an exciting moment!

8 Apr 2013 5:24am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel captage sportif de ce rugbymann quel hauteru il saute génial.

8 Apr 2013 5:56am

k@ from Paris, France

A 6xxxxessful pyramid ! :)

8 Apr 2013 6:10am

Alan44 from Saint Nazaire, Loire Atlantique, France

C'est très beau la photographie sportive,celle-ci est particulièrement réussie.

8 Apr 2013 6:17am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Perfect timings. Easily good enough for the sports pages

8 Apr 2013 6:21am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

Wow, that is a really great capture!!

8 Apr 2013 6:38am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sehr gute Sportaufnahme.

8 Apr 2013 6:44am

BiLL from Belfast, United Kingdom

Great action shot

8 Apr 2013 7:01am

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Great picture, strong-looking friends! I hope your success! A real-life picture!:-))Haleja.

Happy new week,my friend!

8 Apr 2013 7:05am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Oh wow! This is a phenomenal shot.

8 Apr 2013 7:39am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Superbes prises (photo et ballon ) Je te souhaite une agréable journée

8 Apr 2013 7:48am

franz from Baden, Austria

soaring .... !!!
great catch - double meaning intended ;-)

8 Apr 2013 8:28am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Excellent line out action shot Doug.

8 Apr 2013 8:31am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb timing - and a very theatrical sporting moment!

8 Apr 2013 8:36am

Sylvie SLG - capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire (Loire Valley), France

Excellente photo !

8 Apr 2013 8:43am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Wow-that is an amazing shot, Doug! Is this an unusual move, or do they do this all of the time? It looks pretty risky.

8 Apr 2013 9:31am

@Julie L. Brown: It's now quite standard practice to lift the jumpers in a lineout, (which happens after the ball goes out of play, it's thrown in during a set piece called the Lineout where both teams line up and the ball is thrown back into play) Years ago when I used to play it was a penalty for lifting the lineout jumpers but now it's pretty much standard practice !

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaaa!! une superbe prise!! j'adore++++

8 Apr 2013 9:47am

Marie-Line from Lille, France

Oups... impressive and so strange beause I know nothing about collective sport...

8 Apr 2013 9:57am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

That's a tall story. Well caught, both him and you :)

8 Apr 2013 10:25am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Sadly the London Welsh have taken a bit of a battering this season and with their 5 pt deduction for indiscretions they look like they are heading back down to the lower league. Shame really as they had brought premiership rugby to Oxford. Great action shot btw

8 Apr 2013 11:24am

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

Wow ... that's a huge lift ... and great timing on your part to get the shot, Doug!

8 Apr 2013 11:52am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

What a fantastic image, Doug !

8 Apr 2013 12:08pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful action shot Doug! Well done! ;-)

8 Apr 2013 12:57pm

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

Excellent capture, Doug...full of energy!

8 Apr 2013 1:05pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An amazing shot of this play or celebration. Where does he go from there?

8 Apr 2013 1:33pm

Bruno F from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Wow, great action capture !!

8 Apr 2013 2:35pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Great action shot. Looks like he can fly.

8 Apr 2013 2:35pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Wonderful action shot Doug, I have one of the Exeter Chiefs playing a few months ago but their new kit looked pink and they were playing the Saints in pale blue. The shots came out well no blur but it just didn't look right and I even got a few that look like I was so close I was in the scrum too... but pink???
Maybe I will post it for a ST shot?

8 Apr 2013 2:40pm

@Kate: Thanks Kate. I don't think the Chiefs would look good in pink, but as you say it might make a good ST

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Excellent catch, wonderful !

8 Apr 2013 2:41pm

Helys from Paris, France

Nice action, expression on the face, colors, lighting, PoV

8 Apr 2013 4:24pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Now that is an action shot! I love the looks on all of the faces.

8 Apr 2013 5:09pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

I'm going to show this to some of his friends in Pembroke, the're going to love it, I also notice another Taff in Bath colours, Paul James the ex Osprey lurking with intent at the base of the lift...Excellent shot mate . ;>)

8 Apr 2013 5:44pm

@Jeff: Both Paul James and Dominic Day have really become essential parts of the Bath team, hopefully they'll stay with us a while

jean pierre from paris, France

tres belle photos de rugby!! amitié

8 Apr 2013 6:22pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

good take...but an excellent capture!

8 Apr 2013 7:24pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful action shot on the field and I love the spectators in the background ~ awesome capture!

8 Apr 2013 7:48pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

They must have had a good hold on him... he looks like he's going to go for a tumble backwards! A great action shot Doug... full of competitive energy! I enjoyed!

8 Apr 2013 8:47pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific gesture. bravo!

8 Apr 2013 10:09pm

Regina G. Santaella from Cancún, Mexico

Amazing capture Doug!

8 Apr 2013 11:24pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow! What a fantastic capture! That is quite a move. I am sure it requires perfect timing.

8 Apr 2013 11:27pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

superbe action

9 Apr 2013 2:03pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

This is great! Love every muscled energy and color of it all. The energy just jumps off the image. 5 stars Doug.

10 Apr 2013 1:56pm

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