Again, the MMQB mini-site has offered a lesson in football action photography.
They presented a frame-by-frame gallery of sideline photographer Carlos M. Saavedra's images of Odell Beckham's astonishing three-finger touchdown catch. Look a couple of pages down from the top of rhe page.
EXIF from from one frame:
Camera Maker: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D4
Image Date: 2014-11-23 22:03:58 (no TZ)
Focal Length: 50.0mm (35mm equivalent: 50mm)
Focus Distance: Infinite
Exposure Time: 0.0010 s (1/1000)
ISO equiv: 2000
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure Mode: Manual
Flash Fired: No
Color Space: sRGB
Creator: Carlos M. Saavedra
City: East Rutherford
NFL: Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants
MetLife Stadium/East Rutherford, NJ
Credit: Carlos M. Saavedra
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Macintosh
Those who want further insight into what led to these images can look at the video replay of the catch, where the photographer can be spotted kneeling on the turf.
This offers an exception lesson on real-world sports action photographing. There's no guessing of what happened or how it happen. It's a real, true example of what happened on an actual play where a skilled photographer had one chance to capture an amazing image. Anyone who wants to master action photography would do well to carefully study what happened.