Getting certain action shots takes nerves of steel, but the photographic proof can be rewarding. Keith Pytlinski regularly takes photos from the center of the action. Pytlinski took this shot of Supercross rider Colton Aeck as he was doing some practice runs in Moorpark for an upcoming race. Pytlinski used a Canon 7D with a Tokina 12-24 f/4 lens.
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