The Roy Hobbs World Series is held for 4 weeks each year in my home town of Fort Myers, Florida. It is a baseball tournament which features teams in a wide variety of age groups and even has a division for women's teams.
This photo is of the shortstop for a team in the 65-and-over division making a diving catch of a low fly ball. This guy is probably between 65 and 70 years old and willing to sacrifice his body for his team.
The oldest division of the tournament is 70+ and in 2013 they will be introducing a 75+ division.
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ACL1978 (7467) 2012-11-18 18:24
Great action shot - he might be older, but he's still got the fire in his eyes. Really terrific moment to capture here, and in excellent light.
smash2707 (3320) 2012-11-18 20:29
Nice timing. You can see his concentration and his fire in the eyes. TFS
romanaa (7934) 2012-11-19 4:18
great action shot. It is a pity that apart of the hand is missing, but otherwise, excellent pov and timing to get the best of situation.
leo61 (0) 2012-11-19 8:52
As a physiotherapist I am, I`m fascinated by this image.
First for the quality of this photo, but mostly for his ability to move like here.
Most of my patients are 70+ and come after surgery for an implantation of a knee or hip prothesis.
Overweight, lack of movement, bad balance abilities.....and billions of costs for surgeries , care and in a row for internist and cardiological diseases......
But here, I was successful!!!
CLODO (29706) 2012-11-20 2:52
Amazing telephoto, we are so close to see this decisive moment. His eyes are well focus on the ball.
- Copyright: Gregory Wagner (fotoguy22) (4786)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-11-08
- Categories: Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon 1D MKII N, Canon EF 400MM F2.8 L, Compact Flash 4 GB
- Exposure: f/4, 1/2500 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-18 13:36