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Top 10 Panthers Photos of 2013

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Zod    14,969

Its was an amazing opportunity to photograph and document the Carolina Panthers 2013 regular season.I thought I would reflect on my favorite photos of 2013.

 

Here are my personal picks of the top 10 photos I have taken in 2013.

 

10. He Still Got It - Steve Smith dances for a TD after burning the trash talking Rams secondary. The Rams game was the most physical of the year.

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9. Jason Williams punt block. This was a game changing play against the Jets. It began the momentum swing that ended in a Panthers victory.

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8. Cam on the Run. In Miami I captured Cam framed perfectly between two other players during a touchdown run. I just love this photo, there not much more to say.

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7. Rising Above. Cam and Lafell celebrate after a touchdown pass.

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6. Kings of the South - Mike Tolbert leads in a chorus of "Kings of the South" in the Atlanta visitors locker room. Luke is found in the back getting a video of it all.

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5. Winning Score - Dominick Hixon is the hero of the day after a last minute touchdown catch against the Saints. Tolbert is there to lift him up as the Panthers celebrate in the background.

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4. Cam's Roar - Cam vented a bit against the Giants, letting out the loudest yell of his career.

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3. Melvin White's Magic Carpet Ride - Melvin White brings back a Matt Ryan pick 6, diving for the end zone. This was a pivotal play that ended with the Panthers winning the NFC South.

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2. Luke in the Rain - During the downpour of the Saints game, Luke Kuechly remained focused. Its always a challenge shooting in a heavy downpour. Visibility is low and focusing is difficult. I will be sure to get a copy of this one signed.

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1. Jerry Richardson taking it in. With the Panthers starting 0-2, Jerry Richardson decided to make his presence known. During pregame he left his cart to walk in the end zone and talk to the players. I had never seen him do this before. The stakes were high, and the result was the only shut out of the year. I like to think JR had something to do with that.

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ladypanther    5,154

Loved your pics all year.  You are getting pretty good at this.  :)  We are lucky to have such talent.  Can't imagine there could be a better fan forum out there.

 

Thanks Zod.  Looking forward to your playoff series.

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nationsford    97

Your number 4 (cam's roar) would be my number 1. You can tell the roar was exactly that ,not a yell but ,a geniuene heart felt roar. Even caught the attention of Tolbert, Gross, and lafell in the background. Guys that are used to cams celebrations. Breakthrough moment caught on camera. Nice!!

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Louie    216

You have a knack and real talent for taking awesome sports photos! I always look forward to seeing your new ones each week.

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CardiacCat    395

Great pics...  There are so many others you could have selected, but these are certainly among my favorites too.  Luke's rain pic is probably my favorite overall (and I have to admit that I used it for my FB cover picture last week)

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Clicheking    1,571

Thanks Zod, great work all year.......That Jerry pic is epic. If you were ever able to get it blown up and framed I'd love to buy one.

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fieryprophet    6,860

4 stands out for me because it was so apparent that this was a different Cam than before, and it seemed like two years of bottled rage and frustration just exploded out of him in that moment.

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