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Apr

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1250iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings celebrates with teammates after hitting a walk off single in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field.

In the midst of a busy weekend of shooting the NCAA Final Four, NBA Basketball and NHL Hockey, I was able to cover the Arizona Diamondbacks opening day matchup vs the San Francisco Giants.  The first game of the season brings optimism for the team, the fans and even the photographers as we all want to watch a winner in the marathon baseball season. 2017 sure started off great for the Dbacks but there are 161 games remaining to see just how good this team will be.   Continue on to see all my favorites!

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 500iso, f5, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
Overall view of Chase Field as fans enter the stadium prior to the Arizona Diamondbacks game against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1000iso, f2.8, 1/5000th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks fans in crowd prior to the game against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 24-70mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt takes the field prior to the game against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 24-70mm, 400iso, f8, 1/1600th, Manual
Overall view of Chase Field as pyrotechnics explode over the field during the national anthem prior to the Arizona Diamondbacks game against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Manual
NBA former player Grant Hill throws out the first pitch prior to the Arizona Diamondbacks game against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo prior to his first game as a manager against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Manual
San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt in the on deck circle in the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Manual
Overall view of Chase Field as Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke throws in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants during opening day.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke throws in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Jeff Mathis tracks a pop fly in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/3200th, Manual
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws in the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Manual
San Francisco Giants base runner Eduardo Nunez (10) safely dives into second base with a stolen base ahead of the tag by Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Chris Owings in the first inning during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Manual
San Francisco Giants base runner Eduardo Nunez (right) safely dives into second base with a stolen base ahead of the tag by Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Chris Owings in the first inning during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Manual in Camera multiple exposure
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws in the second inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Manual in Camera multiple exposure
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke throws in the third inning against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Manual in Camera multiple exposure
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke throws in the third inning against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Manual
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner hits a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Manual
San Francisco Giants base runner Eduardo Nunez dives into third base where he is tagged out in the sixth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Manual
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the sixth inning during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Manual
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner reacts after giving up a home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the sixth inning during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock celebrates after hitting a two run home run in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock (11) celebrates with teammate Nick Ahmed after hitting a two run home run in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f3.2, 1/5000th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt stands in the on deck circle in the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f3.2, 1/8000th, Manual
Overall view of Chase Field as San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws to Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt during opening day.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1250iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Manual
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner hits a solo home run in the seventh inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1250iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Manual
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner (right) celebrates with teammate Brandon Belt after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f3.2, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning for his second home run of the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt hits an RBI single in the eighth inning against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks base runner A.J. Pollock scores a run in the eighth inning against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 1000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual
San Francisco Giants infielder Joe Panik dives safely into third base in the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1000iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik (right) celebrates with teammate Denard Span after scoring in the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 1000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Fernando Rodney throws in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 1250iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Manual
San Francisco Giants pitcher Mark Melancon throws in the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1250iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
Fans in the grandstands look on as Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Chris Owings bats in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1250iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings (16) hits a walk off single in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1250iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks base runner Daniel Descalso (3) celebrates after scoring the winning run as San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey walks off the field during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1250iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings (16) celebrates with teammates David Peralta and Daniel Descalso (3) after hitting a walk off single in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1250iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings celebrates with teammates after hitting a walk off single in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1250iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings celebrates with teammates after hitting a walk off single in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1250iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
San Francisco Giants pitcher Mark Melancon reacts as he walks off the field after giving up a walk off single to Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings in the ninth inning during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1000iso, f3.2, 1/1250th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings (right) is doused with gatorade by teammate Yasmany Tomas after hitting a walk off single in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field.

Hopefully the Diamondbacks success continues for the next six months so I can finally shoot some playoff baseball for the first time in about seven years!


 
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