Preparation for the Shot
I shoot a lot of pictures at soccer games and end up deleting a high percentage of them. The player's position is one of the factors I look at when selecting down these photos. What I really like is when the player is in a position that nicely fills out the frame as in this example.
Camera and Lens Settings
400mm f/2.8 1/1000s ISO 200 3317 x 4976px