The Catch

© Rob Friedman

The Catch

Uploaded: April 19, 2004


70-200mm F4L , polarizing filter. One of the coolest things when you're a kid, is to catch a foul ball as a fan at a baseball game. Number 3 caught the ball (it's partially hanging out of his glove in this photo)...and you can see all of his friends also wanted it. Actually, if I didn't have my camera in my hands, I would have given them a run for their money. :-)


Gianna Stadelmyer April 19, 2004

What a great capture of an exciting moment! Nice one! #118910

Rob Friedman April 19, 2004

Thanks Jan! #490806

Colleen Braun April 19, 2004

what a great capture... #490811

Joy Brown April 19, 2004

Outstanding shot and colors, Rob - we'll be seeing this one again! #490818

Rob Friedman April 19, 2004

Thank you Joy and Collen! I was about as excited as the kids, when I caught this one. :) #490825

Kristen McKain April 19, 2004

excelent capture! #490835

Theresa McCloskey April 19, 2004

wonderful Rob - love the colors - nice capture of the kids -:-) #490837

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe April 19, 2004

This is a winner, Rob!! Just excellent!! #490865

Kelly Abernathy level-classic April 19, 2004

Timeless shot Rob! I love this one - great composition, color and detail. But perfect catch of a great moment. Congrats on a great shot -K #490875

Allan L. Whitehead April 19, 2004

Terrific action shot capture, Rob. The colors are sensational. Very well done - ALlan #490912

Rob Friedman April 19, 2004

Thank you very much K, Carolyn, Theresa, and Kristen! #490916

Colette M. Metcalf April 19, 2004

Wonderful image, Rob!! #490960

Kathleen Clemons April 19, 2004

You ended up with your own great catch here, Rob. :) #490961

Rob Friedman April 19, 2004

Thanks Colette and Kathleen! #491110

Rob Friedman April 19, 2004

Ooops, I missed Allan...Thanks for your kind comments Allan! #491131

Charlene Bayerle April 19, 2004

AWESOME capture and shot Rob!!!! #491206

Rob Friedman April 19, 2004

Thanks Char! #491279

annamarie ferguson April 19, 2004

excellent!!! and yes...i think we will all be seeing this one again!! This is a winner!!! #491423

Rob Friedman April 19, 2004

Thank you, Annamarie, for the kind words! #491437

Lori Ditlefsen April 19, 2004

Nice "Catch"! Nice clarity on this shot and well shot! #491500

Rob Friedman April 19, 2004

LOL-Thanks Lori! #491537

Dale Ann Cubbage April 19, 2004

Incredible catch, for you and #3, Rob! Great capture of a wonderful moment in childhood! Love it! #491725

Rob Friedman April 19, 2004

Thanks Dale Ann! #491754

Robin L. Wehrman April 19, 2004

Excellent capture, Rob!!! #491812

Rob Friedman April 19, 2004

Thanks Robin! #491847

Wally Orlowsky April 19, 2004

Sorry to be repetitive, but I can't resist ... GREAT CATCH, Rob! #491935

Rob Friedman April 19, 2004

Thanks Wally! Very punny. :) #491986

Karen Engelbreth April 19, 2004

Wonderful image, Rob!!


Rob Friedman April 19, 2004

Thanks Karen! #492248

Deanna Cathcart April 20, 2004

What an amazing shot! The color is outstanding and the subject matter is just fun!! Great job!!!! I hope one of these days I can get these kids of shots from my rebel! LOL #493375

Rob Friedman April 20, 2004

Thanks Deanna! I give those kids all the credit for wearing such colorful shirts (And making a nice catch to boot). :-) #493401

Robert Mann level-classic April 22, 2004

Hey I just saw this as POTD at AZcolt! Congrats! Wonderful capture and excellent image with GREAT colors! RoB #496738

Rob Friedman April 22, 2004

Thanks RoB--I really appreciate it! #496749

bob cornelison May 13, 2004

Congrats on a grat shot! #534714

Diane Dupuis May 13, 2004

Congrats Rob! #535154

Lori Ditlefsen May 13, 2004

Congrats Rob! #535596

Donna W. Neal May 13, 2004

Congratulations!!! Rob #536050

Allan L. Whitehead May 13, 2004

Rob, congratulations, this is very well deserved, my dear friend - Allan #536077

Marie Fields level-classic May 13, 2004

Congratulations, Rob!!! #536374

Colette M. Metcalf May 14, 2004

Congrats to you, Rob!!! #537099

Janice Forrest May 14, 2004

Wonderful shot. Congratulations. #538459

Kelly Abernathy level-classic May 14, 2004

Congratulations! -K #539142

Carol Brill May 14, 2004

This is what sports should be all about, Rob, the pure enjoyment of the game, and you captured it beautifully in great colorful detail here! Congratulations and best of luck!! #539615

Robin L. Wehrman May 14, 2004

Congratulations on your finalist, well deserved Rob! #539967

William C. Raco level-classic May 14, 2004

Dittos to Carol's comments.
Congratulations, Rob
well done

bill #540130

February 27, 2007

How exciting this pic is. I love it. #4000501

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