As you can see I'm a big fan of shooting using low value aperatures (~f4) when shooting action shots. I like how they bring all the attention to the subject, and phase out all the busy-ness which the BG can bring into the picture. I'm a noob, so any and all help is very appreciated! It was a very bright sunny day, and I waited til ~3:30PM til I whipped out the camera. I used continuous shooting, aperature value was f4.0, and shutter speeds were ~1250. I really like this picture on the bottom. I don't know why. I'm guessing this is how the world looks right after you pull the trigger, and everything is blurry, but you're following through on the shot. I like it, but I think it could have been better... I think a higher aperature value (5.6 or a little higher) would've helped. I liked how how my friends head is very focused, and the BG is very blurred. But the BG is a little TOO blurred IMO. THANKS AGAIN!