Let me Have a Look at that Hand...

© Michelle Alton

Let me Have a Look at that Hand...

Neal D. Hatcher level-classic 10/6/2012 6:09:28 PM

Whichever its a Fantastic capture #1490690

Monnie Ryan 10/6/2012 7:10:18 PM

Terrific action shot, Michelle! Sports photography would be great fun, I'd think, but I'm quite sure it's very difficult to do. #10358636

Mariann Kovats level-classic 10/6/2012 11:14:38 PM

Terrific action shot, Michelle! #10358746

Tiia Vissak level-classic 10/7/2012 12:15:30 AM

a cool action image! #10358772

Brett Dolsen 10/8/2012 3:12:00 AM

Excellent composition and action Michelle! #10360040

Lorna Shutter 10/8/2012 10:01:23 AM

Wow! What an awesome capture, Michelle! You timed it perfectly! I doubt luck had anything to do with it ... well, maybe a little. Ha! Ha! This image is good enough to be on a Sports Illustrated cover! ... You'll have to start photographing the Big Leagues though! Wonderful colour, clarity, detail and action! Excellent work! :) #10360510

Linda S. Smith level-classic 10/8/2012 1:20:55 PM

Fabulous stop action shot here Michelle! Looks like you were right on target with this one ;-) #10360804

Emile Abbott level-classic 10/9/2012 12:33:25 PM

Having been a sports photographer for decades it is all about knowing the sport first, watching where the action is going to be, getting down low as you can, hoping for bright sunlight to be able to use lower ISO and higher shutter speed, fast burst speed as possible and shear luck. Nice action capture, Michelle. #10362325

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 11/29/2012 7:37:20 PM

Congratulations on the Finalist for this fantastic action shot my friend. #10438834

Jim Baines level-classic 11/29/2012 7:53:02 PM

Congratulations on this fine FINALIST, Michelle! #10438910

Nadia Paul level-classic 11/29/2012 9:51:36 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Michelle! #10439411

Avril Young level-classic 11/29/2012 10:43:58 PM

congratulations on your outstanding finalists Michelle.. #10439588

Ann Coates level-classic 11/29/2012 11:11:09 PM

Not learning sports photography anymore Michelle, you have learnt it. You nailed this one. Congratulations on your finalist. #10439613

Stefania Barbier level-classic 11/30/2012 1:11:02 AM

gorgeous finalist... congratulations!!! #10439781

Connie J. Bagot 11/30/2012 4:31:01 AM

Congratulations Michelle---great finalist! #10440254

Robert R. Goodman level-classic 11/30/2012 4:37:30 AM

Big Congratulations my friend on this beautiful finalist!!!! #10440298

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 11/30/2012 6:10:15 AM

Congrats, Michelle, on your excellent finalist for this superb action shot!

Debby #10440699

Ellen Hodges level-classic 11/30/2012 6:11:57 AM

Huge congrats and very best luck, Michelle, on this awesome finalist!!! #10440701

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic 11/30/2012 7:05:36 AM

Spot on Michelle. Sport photography certainly has its own challenges but you nailed this one. Congrats on this fine finalist and good luck in the next round. #10440865

Patricia A. Casey level-classic 11/30/2012 7:09:36 AM

Congratulations, Michelle......sports photography not being my thing....tried it once at a baseball game...not as easy as the pros make it out to be...from this is looks like you're on a good path though! Great capture & terrific title....can't wait to see your golf shots! #10440875

Emile Abbott level-classic 11/30/2012 8:47:36 AM

Congratulations Michelle on great finalist. #10441376

Debra R. Harder 11/30/2012 9:49:27 AM

Excellent action capture, Michelle! Huge congratulations on your FABULOUS finalist! #10441658

ALLEN O. HOWARD 11/30/2012 10:51:42 AM

An awesome capture of all the action Michelle! Congratulations! #10441934

Nancy L. Green level-classic 11/30/2012 1:21:11 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Michelle on this wonderful finalist, WTG!!! <>< #10442396

Danny B. Head level-classic 11/30/2012 1:21:11 PM

Great action and great title! Congrats! #10442397

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 11/30/2012 1:33:28 PM

Big congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Michelle! #10442436

Jack Gaskin level-classic 11/30/2012 2:45:42 PM




Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 11/30/2012 3:10:46 PM

Fantastic Michelle, congrats! #10442815

Thomas E. Hinds level-classic 11/30/2012 7:36:05 PM

Terrific Finalist, Michelle! Congratulations. #10443791

Neal D. Hatcher level-classic 12/1/2012 7:50:14 AM


Lorna Shutter level-classic 12/1/2012 1:45:44 PM

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this awesome shot, Michelle!!!!! WTG!!! :)
Sorry I'm so late ... It's been a busy time for me and I had a problem with my computer. Seems to be fixed now. :) #10445412

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 12/1/2012 9:24:43 PM

Great action shot Michelle. Huge congratulations on a fantastic finalist !! #10445909

Merna L. Nobile 12/2/2012 9:49:45 PM

To my photo friend:
Look back with pride,
Look forward with excitement,
Enjoy the success of the day.


JO ANN CLEVELAND 12/28/2012 7:52:35 AM

I love your action shot Michelle!

Congrats on this beauty Michelle!

jo ann c. #10483179

Emile Abbott level-classic 12/28/2012 8:01:57 AM

Congratulations on finalist, Michelle. #10483211

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).


I've been learning sports photography, little by little. I like to watch football, but have certainly not learned enough to be able to predict the next play. And that puts me at a decided disadvantage, trying to follow the action with my lens. But I am learning.
Somehow I knew where the ball was for this capture of high school football in Philadelphia. Or, I got lucky!


Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 500, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 246.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 10/6/2012 5:45:32 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Michelle Alton. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.