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Vera Zvonareva of Russia returns the ball to her compatriot Elena Dementieva during their quarterfinal of the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo on Friday. Dementieva won the match 6-4, 7-5.

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What a scary picture! That ball gave her goose bumps!! Anyway, credit to the photographer for the juxtapose :)

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How do you take a photo like this? As a novice photographer, I would welcome any tips from experts.

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Hungry?

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smartacus - do not take any advice from the photographer taking this picture :) - it is of very low quality...

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bleep

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Hillarious picture. It looks she is eating the ball.

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maybe she`s one of those annoying grunter/shriekers on court,thats one way to shut her up!

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oishikatta!

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Hair Raising Picture, not of good taste !

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Good shot @ the right time! Well done!

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"How do you take a photo like this? As a novice photographer, I would welcome any tips from experts."

Pure chance. The photographer probably took hundreds of photos.

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"How do you take a photo like this?"

Bad luck.

Back in the old days, I would have thrown this picture out, nowadays I'd just delete it.

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I wonder how it tastes!

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@smartacus: It's not so much a matter of timing - the photographer was almost certainly shooting 8 or 9 frames per second here. Also, you can see that there's almost no depth of field - he had his aperture open wide, to allow for quicker shutter speed. And because he wasn't using flash, he was probably shooting at a pretty high ISO setting.

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John is probably right but it looks like she's blowing a bubble with green gum and waiting for it to pop onto her face.

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One must admit that this is a very interesting photo of the Russian tennis player in action. How it was taken so many of us are left wondering. So credit to the photographer.

True ca1ic0cat I thought, at first. it was a massive bubble gum about to pop.

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