A young surfer pushes so hard onto his back foot while performing a “cutback” that he manages to deliberately “slide out” the tail of his surfboard.

The shot was taken on a winter’s day at the Cowrie Hole in Australia with a Canon 450D and a 55 – 250 mm lens set at full zoom, 1/2000 second and ISO-200 in Shutter Priority Mode.

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  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 2 years ago

    Cool shot James – Love it xx

  • Thanks a lot for your great feedback! :))

    – reflector

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 2 years ago

    fantastic action capture my friend!
    love the movement and clarity – exhilarating stuff!


  • Thank you Maggie! It was quite a challenge to follow them along the wave and snap away some shots – some worked out, others didn’t. :-)

    – reflector

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 2 years ago

    Wonderful action shot James!

  • Thanks for your great comment! It’s been ages since I last photographed any surfing.

    – reflector

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 2 years ago

    fantastic action shot!!!!!

  • Thank you Cheryl! It was a very nice Winter’s day today!

    – reflector

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    very cool capture

  • Thanks for your positive feedback Donna!

    – reflector

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 2 years ago

    Awesome action shot Reflector.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Thank you for viewing it! :))

    – reflector

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 2 years ago

    brilliant capture

  • Thank you very much!

    – reflector

  • Moonlake
    Moonlakeover 2 years ago

    Fab, love the water movement

  • Thanks! I was happy when I saw that water spray on my computer.

    – reflector

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 2 years ago

    Awesome action shot James

  • Thanks for your nice comment and the fave!

    – reflector

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthover 2 years ago

    great capture, he is slicing and dicing

  • Thank you Larry! I got 5 shots of his ride and the one after this he’s trying desperately to hang onto it.

    – reflector

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