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England gets to the ball

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 20 July 2014 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

A few shots taken last month at the England v Hong Kong international Polo. Nige and I attended, we had never seen polo played before and were surprised what a fast tough and exciting game it is. The riders appeared more physical with each other than I expected and the ponies were incredibly tough, agile animals that were spectacular to watch.

Canon EOS 60D 1/320 second F/9.0 ISO 100 51 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.

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Another great shot, it is such a fast game

20 Jul 2014 7:29am

Toscana from Baden, France

Like you, I never saw a Polo play. It's a hard thing for horses I think. They are so beautiful animals !
Have a nice sunday Doug, (and thanks for you wishes).
Amitiés, Catherine

20 Jul 2014 7:30am

jean pierre from paris, France

extra! amitiés

20 Jul 2014 7:54am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful capture of the action !

20 Jul 2014 8:11am

michel creze from le havre, France

Belle capture sportive et équestre !!

Beautiful capture sports and equestrian!

20 Jul 2014 8:14am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Superbe capture

20 Jul 2014 8:21am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle compo et vue ne pleine action quell image de ce sport sueprbe.

20 Jul 2014 8:59am

Devi from Chennai, India

Brilliant capture !!! Wonderful impressive image:)

20 Jul 2014 12:11pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice action shot. I would love to watch polo.

20 Jul 2014 12:23pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot
I like the Polo because Polo was created by Iranians that called Chougaan.

20 Jul 2014 1:13pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I like the angle of the galloping horses. A fine action shot.

20 Jul 2014 2:08pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice capture...

20 Jul 2014 3:42pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

From the look of this one croquet is more my speed :)

20 Jul 2014 5:05pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

With those mallets flying around out there, it would seem dangerous for both the horses and the riders. Another nice action capture.

20 Jul 2014 5:13pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

What a superb series Doug, I have never seen a polo match, you have really brought it to life.

20 Jul 2014 7:12pm

@Kate: I can thoroughly recommend it Kate and thanks

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Excellent action capture ...

20 Jul 2014 10:32pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This sport must demand a lot of coordination. Not only do you have to control the horse, but you need to be able to keep an eye on the ball and swing the mallet. I couldn't do it! A fabulous image Doug!

21 Jul 2014 12:08am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Good action shot.

21 Jul 2014 2:31am

Langevine from Angers, France


21 Jul 2014 7:12am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States


24 Jul 2014 5:06pm

Canon EOS 60D
1/320 second
ISO 100
51 mm