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tapping out by suzi9mm tapping out by suzi9mm
my first photo in the sports gallery! and don't worry, probably the last one too ;)

i know i'm not a sports photographer, but i do want to get better at it and most of all right now i wanted to share this...moment, this experience. i love this sport. it's mixed martial arts; fighting that mixes several styles and has fairly little ruless. in this picture, the other guy is choking the other, and as a sign of giving up, the other is 'tapping out', which means tapping the floor 3 times. and because of that, the judge has stepped in to stop the fight.

as i said, this is probably my only submission in the sports category, so i expect you to hold back possible complains of not liking this type of material from me, this is important to me and the damage is already done ;) however criticism at the photo is fine alltho i know the technical issues...but maybe you have something to add :)

these guys are Pekka Rantala vs Thomas Valentin, at Cage 5: Winter War.
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Smoatsphotography Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012   Photographer
This is a great photograph, but judging from your icon.. the rest of your gallery is probably going to be more interesting. Trust me, it's a good thing.
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stevenoirproduction Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
I first saw this shot when I first got on DA, more than a year ago. I don't know why I didn't Favorite it then. Maybe I just didn't get the 'community' of DA yet... But anyway, I have talked to people about this picture. The light is so painterly, the Moment sooo nailed... The little bit of motion blur on the victor's face, almost like he's distorting, going berserker. I will make sure my DA buddy jet [link] sees this. I think he will love it, too.
steve noir
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thornycro Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is sports? I could swear this was a set up photoshoot... :D Just love the bored looking suits in the back... there's just so much you can read between the lines there. :)
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sonamy98 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
SUPRISE BUTTSEX... *ahem*
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opus58 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011   Writer
I like this!
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haowong Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Thank you for allowing use of your photo.

Image used here:
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suzi9mm Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010   Photographer
:)
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frendlygost Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
been there done that lolol
nice shot :)
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HeroRising Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
great shot, you captured the intensity of the fighters. I also fight but in a boxing ring, don't really know any submission moves hahaha
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pixelguru Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
Hey - just caught this one in MMA Worldwide magazine, in an advertisement for Applied Nutreceuticals (RPM). Well done, madam!
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