Just Out of Reach

 Just out of reach
Just Out Of Reach

This star receiver could catch practically anything.  As long as it was within reach he would catch it.  As shown in this photo, even if it wasn’t within reach, he put out the maximum effort.

I was particularly pleased with the performance of my recently upgraded to Canon 40D on this shot.  The 6.5 frames/second gave me the opportunity to capture this frame and those just before and after for a very fun sequence.  I have learned when photographing sports action that must learn to anticipate action, frame your shot and take a burst of frames beginning ahead of the ideal shot.  If you wait until the moment you want to capture develops, you are more likely to hit the shutter just after the ideal moment has already passed.  You can always discard the unnecessary frames later and save the “keeper” in the end.