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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 200: "Lights, Camera, Action...Freeze" Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( divider line
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2009-03-04 8:00:17 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "Lights, Camera, Action...Freeze!"

: Pictures where the subject is airborne or otherwise not at rest. Difficulty: no blurry subjects (panning with moving subject is ok, though).

We ask that before submitting your photos you read and adhere to the following submission rules, including but not limited to the following:

- Submissions must be photographs; screen captures do not count as photographs.
- You must be the original photographer of your entry. Do not submit anyone else's photography as your own.
- You are only allowed to enter a photograph once. Do not submit the same photo to another contest later.
- You may enter 3 photos in each contest as long as each photo is of a different composition.
- Please post each photo separately so they can be voted for individually.

Please note:

The overarching ideal behind Farktography is that image corrections are acceptable, while adding or removing elements in the image (e.g. removing telephone poles, adding Elvis) is not acceptable. HDR, stitching, or otherwise combining exposures in post processing are not allowed unless specified for a particular theme (multiple exposures done in-camera are acceptable, however). See the rules for more information on acceptable modifications, or check in at the Farktography Forums.

Legal: All photographers submitting photos to this contest are the legal copyright holders for the photos submitted and the photos are not to be considered free for any other use without written consent from the submitting photographers.

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2009-03-04 8:00:51 PM  
stevecollis.comView Full Size

1/100s f/3.5 30mm

2009-03-04 8:01:04 PM  
Great egret in flight. 1/3. Full Size

[Click for larger version]

2009-03-04 8:01:05 PM  
speedpicks.comView Full Size

Final play of Michigan vs. Appalachian St. 09/02/07
Possibly the largest upset in sports history.

Check the "full" size and see all of the players, coaches, and fans with their hands on their heads, over their faces, etc. One second of hope and despair that changed college football's most historic institution.

/still SO upset that I only decided to take my crummy no-zoom point & shoot that day
2009-03-04 8:01:11 PM Full Size

U-Man suggested on the farktography forum that somebody try capturing an exploding water balloon and I figured I'd give it a try. I'm sure he would have done it better, but I think it turned out pretty well. Only took about 15 tries. A friend shot the balloon with a blowdart gun while I took the pic. Must be seen full-size to be appreciated. Pops to new window.

2009-03-04 8:01:13 PM Full Size
Thanks Flickr

2009-03-04 8:01:31 PM  
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water and rust
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2009-03-04 8:01:32 PM  
stevecollis.comView Full Size

1/1000s f/2.8 150mm

2009-03-04 8:01:40 PM  
Biker at the Sacramento Time Trials for the AMGEN Tour of California. 2/3. Full Size

[Click for larger version]

2009-03-04 8:01:40 PM  
"Catching Air" Full Size
2009-03-04 8:01:41 PM Full Size

Attack of the Toy!!!
2009-03-04 8:01:42 PM  
speedpicks.comView Full Size

2009-03-04 8:01:48 PM Full Size
Thanks Flickr

2009-03-04 8:01:49 PM Full Size

1/3 "Backlit Feathers"

Click here (pops) to view bigass version on black or click the picture to go to my Flickr page!
2009-03-04 8:01:52 PM Full Size

Otto: Uh oh, better fasten your seatbelts little dudes.

Lisa: We don't have seatbelts.

Otto: Uh, well, then just try to go limp.

2009-03-04 8:02:10 PM  
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1/25s f/18 28mm

2009-03-04 8:02:11 PM  
2 of 3

All bets are off, in
Ultimate Couch Fighting!
i53.photobucket.comView Full Size

2009-03-04 8:02:15 PM  
"Fornication While Flying" Full Size
2009-03-04 8:02:17 PM  
Carmel Beach at sunset. 3/3. Full Size

[Click for larger version]

2009-03-04 8:02:18 PM  
speedpicks.comView Full Size

2009-03-04 8:02:27 PM Full Size
Thanks Flickr

2009-03-04 8:02:33 PM Full Size

One of three
2009-03-04 8:02:43 PM Full Size

I've never entered a scan of an old photo before but this one was too funny to pass up. Thanks for being a good sport Dominic.

2009-03-04 8:02:49 PM  

farkt.ogra.phView Full Size

/Almost rotated the picture 90 degrees
//It would work, and be a nod to Escher
2009-03-04 8:02:59 PM  
3 of 3

'hey, this isn't a real forest!'
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/but then, she's not a real fairy.... ;)
2009-03-04 8:03:02 PM Full Size

2/3 "Alert"

Click here (pops) to view bigass version on black or click the picture to go to my Flickr page!
2009-03-04 8:03:09 PM Full Size

Flying rat

2009-03-04 8:03:18 PM  

Batting Practice Full Size

Taken with my Canon Digital Rebel with a 75mm-300mm lens.

/I was sitting on the 1st baseline at Wrigley.
2009-03-04 8:03:24 PM  

farkt.ogra.phView Full Size

On 2 Tires

2009-03-04 8:03:28 PM Full Size
2009-03-04 8:03:36 PM  
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A trip up river to Pine Island and it's rope swing.

2009-03-04 8:03:43 PM Full Size

Biggie at Flickr (new window)
2009-03-04 8:04:05 PM  

farkt.ogra.phView Full Size

Grabbing Water

2009-03-04 8:04:17 PM Full Size

3/3 "Eyes on the Prize"

Click here (pops) to view bigass version on black or click the picture to go to my Flickr page!
2009-03-04 8:04:40 PM  
seahunters.orgView Full Size

2009-03-04 8:04:44 PM  
Egret in Flight Full Size

(1/3) (Pops larger. Much better bigger)
2009-03-04 8:04:47 PM Full Size

3 of 3
2009-03-04 8:04:48 PM  
photos.imageevent.comView Full Size

2009-03-04 8:04:53 PM  
this isn't sea world, these are wild orcas:

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click for larger
2009-03-04 8:05:09 PM Full Size

Flying Rat 2
2009-03-04 8:05:21 PM  
seeing these I already dont want to post mine :P im horrible at action shots

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2009-03-04 8:05:25 PM  
seahunters.orgView Full Size

2009-03-04 8:05:28 PM  
Harness Racing Full Size

(2/3) (Pops larger. Much better bigger)
2009-03-04 8:05:48 PM  
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2009-03-04 8:06:03 PM  
strolling along

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2009-03-04 8:06:16 PM  

Strike Three Full Size
2009-03-04 8:06:27 PM  
Slapshot Full Size

(3/3) (Pops larger)
2009-03-04 8:06:45 PM  
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2009-03-04 8:08:01 PM  
my son max does his best calvin & hobbes imitation:

sacredartichoke.comView Full Size

click for larger
2009-03-04 8:08:09 PM  
Dung Beetle in flight
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2009-03-04 8:08:14 PM  
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Claymore the Collie vs. the Evil Snowball
2009-03-04 8:08:19 PM  
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ok it's not critically sharp but IMHO it's not motion blur.

that dog just loved her pine cones.
2009-03-04 8:08:33 PM  
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Hope this qualifies.
2009-03-04 8:09:50 PM  
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max skating "old man style"
2009-03-04 8:10:08 PM  
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the dog is moving. the cat is just context :)
2009-03-04 8:10:35 PM  
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2009-03-04 8:11:12 PM  
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Great Canonball!

2009-03-04 8:11:43 PM Full Size

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Pouncing squirrel (As sharp as I can get handholding at 400mm).
2009-03-04 8:11:55 PM  
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2009-03-04 8:12:18 PM  

Kerry Wood Full Size
2009-03-04 8:12:24 PM Full Size

2 of 3
Running squirrel.
2009-03-04 8:13:06 PM Full Size

3 of 3
Eagle in flight.
2009-03-04 8:13:08 PM  
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Blue Heron (I think) at Cuyahoga Valley National Park, near Cleveland.
2009-03-04 8:13:48 PM  
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i have 80 bagillion seagull shots but only this one where it is just catching the french fry.
2009-03-04 8:14:52 PM  
1 of 1 crappy shots

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2009-03-04 8:15:45 PM  
Ball in Flight, Dog Waiting for Takeoff
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Click on the image for a bigger version in a new window.
2009-03-04 8:19:16 PM  
All Four Off the Floor
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Click on the image for a bigger version in a new window.
2009-03-04 8:20:05 PM  
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2009-03-04 8:22:04 PM  
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Surfer off of pensacola beach
2009-03-04 8:23:30 PM  
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Take off...
2009-03-04 8:23:58 PM  
Will Hum for Food
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Click on the image for a bigger version in a new window.
2009-03-04 8:25:02 PM Full Size

2009-03-04 8:25:54 PM  
82nd Airborne Commencement Exercises Full Size

2009-03-04 8:26:57 PM  
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Turf wars at a nearby lake
2009-03-04 8:29:26 PM Full Size

2009-03-04 8:30:10 PM Full Size


merci beaucoup, flickr
2009-03-04 8:31:50 PM Full Size

Now with voting.

/Mods, please delete non-vote version?
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2009-03-04 8:47:09 PM  

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2009-03-04 8:48:01 PM Full Size

Biggie at Flickr (new window)
2009-03-04 8:48:30 PM  

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Shot in the face!

2009-03-04 8:49:56 PM  
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2009-03-04 9:01:25 PM  
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2009-03-04 9:05:37 PM Full Size

Big Russian plane...didn't really "take off" like you would expect, it kind of just forgot that it was on the ground.
Clickr for Flickr
2009-03-04 9:06:12 PM Full Size

John Hopkins

2009-03-04 9:08:27 PM Full Size


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Valentino Rossi

2009-03-04 9:16:43 PM Full Size

A lame photo of my brother in flight in front of Jungfrau...well sort of in flight.
Clickr for Flickr
2009-03-04 9:20:34 PM  
yafh.comView Full Size
2009-03-04 9:21:57 PM Full Size

The Bird Man of Notre Dame
This guy was standing outside of Notre Dame Paris showing off to his kids.
Clickr for Flickr
2009-03-04 9:27:30 PM  
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2009-03-04 9:31:41 PM  

mikaloyd: 1 of 3

The Budweiser Clydesdale dalmatian "Bud"

AKA Pacedog.

Now with voting goodness

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2009-03-04 9:34:02 PM  

mikaloyd: 2 of 3

Canadian Geese getting aiborne

Now actually showing the pic and enabling voting


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2009-03-04 9:37:37 PM  
3 of 3

Two birds dancing it up to get in that sexay time mood.

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Bath time fun... Full Size

2009-03-04 10:31:43 PM  
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2009-03-04 10:46:57 PM  
Not the greatest pics, but I was just scanning some old photos, and these are on-topic so...Guitar Legends 1 of 2
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Pat Travers live at Metro, Chicago, circa 1979
2009-03-04 10:50:35 PM  
Guitar Legends 2 of 2
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Ritchie Blackmore (Rainbow) at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, circa 1981
2009-03-04 11:29:52 PM  
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Run for it!

2009-03-04 11:31:07 PM  
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Speed of Lightning
Roar of Thunder
Fighting all who Rob or Plunder

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2009-03-05 12:07:15 AM  
1/3 Full Size

Great Blue Heron in flight.
2009-03-05 12:07:32 AM Full Size

Near Independence Pass, Colorado.

2009-03-05 12:08:20 AM  
2/3 Full Size

These are not my dogs but they were very friendly.
2009-03-05 12:08:21 AM Full Size
2009-03-05 12:09:33 AM  
3/3 Full Size

This guy didn't like being woke up.
2009-03-05 12:12:18 AM Full Size
2009-03-05 12:14:31 AM  
Full contact jousting. Yes, full farking contact! Jousting! Full Size

Did I mention it was full contact jousting!?

/clicks to bigger
2009-03-05 12:17:48 AM Full Size

/Clicks to bigger
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2009-03-05 12:21:27 AM  
Mennonites on tour... Full Size

Pops to bigger.
2009-03-05 12:25:09 AM Full Size

Clickr for biggr

Air Jager
2009-03-05 12:25:22 AM Full Size

At Bristol Speedway
2009-03-05 12:29:04 AM Full Size

Clickr (new window) 4 biggr

Air Jager
/Karate Kick
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Ooo Ahh
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2008 Giants Superbowl Parade. Probably won't be seeing another one of these for a long time. Was noisy as hell, but very very fun.
2009-03-05 12:38:38 AM  
3/3 Now on to seeing everyones and voting :)

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Unidentified Flying Offspring
2009-03-05 12:41:32 AM Full Size

Drinking competition at the 2007 Hong Kong Chili Spank Off
1 of 2
2009-03-05 12:43:40 AM Full Size

Tom Edstrand, Landyachtz Founder, 2007

2 of 3
2009-03-05 12:44:08 AM Full Size

Chopping fish in Cheung Chau
2 of 2
2009-03-05 12:45:10 AM  
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All summer we were wondering why he kept getting sick to his stomach...this picture solved the question
2009-03-05 12:46:01 AM  
Football (soccer) championships. University of the Philippines vs. Far Eastern University. UP (my school) won 1-0. Finally won something.
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2009-03-05 12:48:28 AM  
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2009-03-05 12:50:01 AM  
ooo a Farktography that I actually have a photo for!

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/submits Shrine of the Book, israel (link to full size)
//needs to go find my train in motion shot
2009-03-05 12:50:36 AM  
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Daniel Thinking on his Toes
2009-03-05 12:55:21 AM Full Size

I was so happy with this shot...
2009-03-05 12:56:22 AM Full Size
2009-03-05 12:58:23 AM  
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Forgot to turn on voting on one.
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Mike Sullivan of Mike Sullivan Race School near the end of the WMRRA (Washington Motorcycle Road Sacing Association) 2008 Season
2009-03-05 1:19:53 AM Full Size

She walks on water
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2009-03-05 1:25:43 AM  
//bigger on flickr
2009-03-05 1:27:03 AM Full Size
2009-03-05 1:27:16 AM  
Lets try these with voting enabled
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2009-03-05 1:28:56 AM  
And this one
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2009-03-05 1:54:34 AM Full Size

/Boom goes the Dynamite!
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2009-03-05 1:59:45 AM Full Size

It's a pity I can only show 3.

My Flickr Photostream (new window)
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2009-03-05 2:12:28 AM  
My third and final entry Full Size

Mods can you enable voting on my previous submissions
2009-03-05 2:21:46 AM  
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Link (new window)
2009-03-05 2:24:28 AM  
Busy bees

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Link (new window)

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/now with voteness
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Link (new window)
2009-03-05 6:55:09 AM Full Size

Liftoff to bigger. (new window)
2009-03-05 7:24:46 AM  
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2/3 from 1982 taken on home-loaded B&W film in an old film cassette that obviously was past its useful life.
2009-03-05 7:34:02 AM  
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And what will be her orientation when she hits the water?
2009-03-05 8:12:50 AM  
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Tyler R. flyin'. BC, Canada
2009-03-05 8:37:30 AM  
My trip to Cabo 1/3
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My trip to Cabo 2/3
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My trip to Cabo 3/3
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The Refocus Phoenix photography group at the Az state fair last October.
2009-03-05 10:11:22 AM  
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Some kind of single-piston steam engine. I think these small ones were actually being powered by compressed air though.

Taken at Antique Engine and Tractor Show - Somers, CT, US

*click image for original (really big, new window)
2009-03-05 10:20:31 AM Full Size

Men Working, Sawdust Flying.

Taken at Antique Engine and Tractor Show - Somers, CT, US

(* click image for full size... new window)
2009-03-05 10:26:12 AM Full Size

I know there's some blur, I didn't have my aperture set right :(

But then again, I like big aperture and can not lie!
2009-03-05 10:26:53 AM Full Size

Tucson, Arizona
2009-03-05 10:27:31 AM  
A few twists
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Downtown Tucson, Az - August 2008.
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Brown Booby.
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I know Im late, but I still want to contribute.
2009-03-05 12:19:21 PM  
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1/20 and F/4.5
2009-03-05 2:29:19 PM  
Kate in motion

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Frame Less Feathers
Round 2
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Swooping in for a delicious treat.
2009-03-07 10:21:16 AM  
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