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Now that 2011 is coming to a close it is finally time to begin my fourth year of annual “Best of” blogs. Leading off the 2011 series of blogs is my best Celebration/Dejection shots. This year is heavy on celebration images but you will also find some good dejection shots mixed in as well. Enjoy!

Below, Jan. 1, 2011; Glendale, AZ, USA; Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops is doused with gatorade in the closing seconds of the game against the Connecticut Huskies in the 2011 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Nikon D3S, 700mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/800th, Manual

Below, Jan. 1, 2011; Glendale, AZ, USA; Oklahoma Sooners players celebrate on the field following the game against the Connecticut Huskies in the 2011 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual

Below, Jan 10, 2011; Glendale, AZ, USA; Auburn Tigers running back Michael Dyer (5) celebrates a run with teammates during the 2011 BCS National Championship game against the Oregon Ducks at University of Phoenix Stadium.  The Tigers defeated the Ducks 22-19.

Nikon D700, 70-200mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Click here to see my blog from the Fiesta Bowl and BCS Championship

Below, Feb 6, 2011; Arlington, TX, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings (85) scores a touchdown during the second half of Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual

Below, Feb 6, 2011; Arlington, TX, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (right) smiles with linebacker Clay Matthews (left) after the Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium.

Nikon D3S, 70-200mm, 2500iso, f3.5, 1/250th, Manual

Below, Feb 6, 2011; Arlington, TX, USA; A detailed view of the Lombardi Trophy being hoisted by a Green Bay Packers player after the Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, Feb 20, 2011; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Trevor Bayne celebrates after winning the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

Nikon D73S, 600mm, 2000iso, f4, 1/2000th, Manual

Click here to see my Daytona 500 Blog

Below, Apr. 9, 2011; San Diego, CA, USA; Strikeforce lightweight world championship fighter Gilbert Melendez after winning his fight at the Valley View Casino Center.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Click here to see my Strikeforce Blog

Below, Apr 17, 2011; Surprise, AZ USA; LOORRS driver Jeremy McGrath celebrates after finishing second during round 4 at Speedworld Off Road Park.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 100iso, f6.3, 1/250th, Manual

Below, Apr. 30, 2011; Houston, TX, USA: Houston Astros batter (11) Jason Bourgeois celebrates with teammates after hitting a walk off single in the ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Minute Maid Park. The Astros defeated the Brewers 2-1.

Nikon D3S, 400mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual

Below, May 1, 2011; Baytown, TX, USA: NHRA pro stock driver Vincent Nobile (right) cries as he celebrates with father John Nobile after winning the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual

Click here to see my NHRA Houston blog

Below, May 7, 2011; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Supercross rider Ryan Villopoto celebrates after winning the 2011 championship during the AMA Supercross Series Championship at Sam Boyd Stadium.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/640th, Manual

Click here to see my Supercross Vegas blog

Below, May 29, 2011; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indy Car Series driver Dan Wheldon celebrates with milk after winning the 95th running of the Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Nikon D700, 70-2000mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual

To see my Indianapolis 500 blog click here

Below, Jun. 19, 2011; Bristol, TN, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver Larry Dixon is doused with a water balloon by his children as they celebrate after winning the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 800iso, f4.5, 1/250th, Manual

Click here to see my NHRA Bristol blog

Below, July 11, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; American League second baseman Robinson Cano (top) of the New York Yankees celebrates with teammates after winning the 2011 home run derby at Chase Field.

Nikon D3S, 550mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/640th, Manual

Click here to see my MLB All Star Game blog

Below, Jul. 31, 2011; Sonoma, CA, USA; NHRA top fuel dragster driver Antron Brown celebrates after winning the Fram Autolite Nationals at Infineon Raceway.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual

To see my NHRA Sonoma blog click here

Below, Sept. 5, 2011; Claremont, IN, USA: Friends and family for NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Hector Arana Jr celebrate after winning in the semi finals of the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Nikon D700, 70-200mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority

Below, Sept. 5, 2011; Claremont, IN, USA: NHRA pro stock driver Greg Anderson celebrates after winning the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 100iso, f10, 1/250th, Manual

To see my NHRA US Nationals blog click here

Below, Oct 5, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Ryan Roberts celebrates after hitting a grand slam in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during game four of the 2011 NLDS at Chase Field.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, Oct. 16, 2011; Chandler, AZ, USA; NHRA top fuel dragster driver Larry Dixon celebrates after winning the Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority

Click here to see my NHRA Phoenix blog

Below, Oct. 29, 2011; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Roy Nelson celebrates after winning a heavyweight bout at UFC 137 at the Mandalay Bay event center.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual

Below, Oct. 29, 2011; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter B.J. Penn reacts against Nick Diaz (not pictured) during UFC 137 at the Mandalay Bay event center.

Nikon D3S, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

To see my UFC 137 Blog click here

Below, Nov. 13, 2011; Pomona, CA, USA; NHRA top fuel dragster driver Del Worsham (left) and Matt Hagan celebrate after winning the 2011 world championship in their classes during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 100iso, f5.6, 1/250th, Manual

Below, Nov. 13, 2011; Pomona, CA, USA; NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan celebrates after winning the 2011 world championship during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 100iso, f6.3, 1/250th, Manual

Below, Nov. 13, 2011; Pomona, CA, USA; NHRA pro stock driver Greg Stanfield celebrates after winning the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f6.3, 1/250th, Manual

Below, Nov. 13, 2011; Pomona, CA, USA; NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan celebrates after winning the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/250th, Manual

Click here to see my NHRA Pomona blog

Below, Nov. 18, 2011; Homestead, FL, USA; NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Austin Dillon celebrates after winning the 2011 championship following the Ford 200 at Homestead Miami Speedway.

Nikon D3S, 400mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/640th, Manual

Below, Nov. 18, 2011; Homestead, FL, USA; NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Austin Dillon celebrates with a beer after winning the 2011 championship following the Ford 200 at Homestead Miami Speedway.

Nikon D700, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/500th, Manual

Below, Nov. 20, 2011; Homestead, FL, USA; Crew members for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart celebrate after winning the 2011 championship and the Ford 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway.

Nikon D700, 70-200mm,4000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual

Below, Nov 20, 2011; Homestead, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart (14) celebrates winning the 2011 championship following the Ford 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

To see my NASCAR Miami blog click here

Below, Dec. 22, 2011; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Boise State Broncos head coach Chris Petersen is doused with gatorade by offensive lineman (55) Chuck Hayes in the closing seconds of the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils during the 2011 Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium. Boise State defeated Arizona State 56-24.

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 6400iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Next up in my Best of 2011 series is my best baseball photos.

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