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© Lee Shelly
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UploadedFebruary 26, 2008
TakenOctober 13, 2007
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D80
Exposure1/160 sec at f/14
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length18 mm
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The swim start of an Ironman triathlon can best be described as being inside a washing machine. This is from the 2007 start of the Kona World Championships.

33 responses

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (26 Feb 2008):

    Very cool shot!

  • Marcus Bradbury

    Marcus Bradbury gave props (26 Feb 2008):

    Mass transportation - no oil required

  • Wesley

    Wesley gave props (27 Feb 2008):

    Took my eyes a moment to adjust -- very cool.

  • Adrian Rodriguez

    Adrian Rodriguez gave props (27 Feb 2008):

    I wound Drown......Great Image..........You have my Vote

  • Mandolin Davis

    Mandolin Davis gave props (4 Mar 2008):

    its so crazy. how do they not kick one another?

  • boland rotor

    boland rotor gave props (5 Mar 2008):

    this is moisty and wet like I like:)

  • claudia luthi

    claudia luthi said (8 Mar 2008):

    this is absolute madness, could also go for "human impact"

  • Amelia (amy) Quicke

    Amelia (amy) Quicke gave props (10 Mar 2008):

    crazy wild

  • Scott Pugh

    Scott Pugh gave props (13 Mar 2008):


  • melanie scott

    melanie scott gave props (19 Mar 2008):


  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (19 Mar 2008):

    excellent for the theme

  • Teresa Nabais

    Teresa Nabais said (30 Mar 2008):

    This shot is great and fits the theme perfectly. I will be very surprised if it isn't published.

  • Lee Shelly

    Lee Shelly said (31 Mar 2008):

    From your keyboard to jpg's ears!

  • selin yurdakul

    selin yurdakul gave props (4 Apr 2008):

    Loved this! Beautiful. Lighting is great too

  • marshall

    marshall gave props (7 Apr 2008):


  • Mitra

    Mitra said (1 May 2008):

    Heard the good news ;).

  • Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe

    Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe said (3 May 2008):

    Great shot! wonderful lighting ,colour and action

  • Lee Shelly

    Lee Shelly gave props (31 May 2008):

    Thank you was quite a day. And thanks to all who have come by to comment a d fav. I really appreciate it!

  • j cain

    j cain (Deleted) gave props (1 Jun 2008):

    wow! awesome image. congrats!

  • Joven DelaCruz

    Joven DelaCruz said (2 Jun 2008):

    Congrats! awesome shot!:-D

  • Stephan Sachs

    Stephan Sachs gave props (2 Jun 2008):

    Congratulations - awesome image! Yeah!

  • Scott Baker

    Scott Baker   gave props (5 Jun 2008):

    Holy crap

  • Ogi Soedja

    Ogi Soedja (Deleted) gave props (28 Jun 2008):

    great moment, love the sunshine grabs the water

  • Brian Howell

    Brian Howell said (27 Jul 2008):

    great description. it looks like a washing machine, too.

  • Romain Chassagne

    Romain Chassagne said (23 Sep 2008):

    great photo !

  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink gave props (31 Oct 2008):

    This is so cool!

  • mika astel

    mika astel said (9 Dec 2008):


  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    Wow, what a fantastic action shot! The swimmers seem more like fish on the way to their spawning grounds... the light is awesome and the scene is killer. You really struck gold with this!

  • dp *

    dp * said (31 Dec 2008):

    Neat! Wonder what another species would think of this activity. This is a frenzied wild shot, I like it. dp

  • J. Z......

    J. Z...... gave props (25 Aug 2009):

    really nice shot. great capture of the swimming field.

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (23 Oct 2009):

    oh wow - this is an amazing shot!

  • Robin Chanda

    Robin Chanda gave props (30 Dec 2009):

    great shot!

  • Ope O

    Ope O gave props (2 Feb 2010):

    cool shot, i really like it

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