Here are a couple of shots that were almost great, i.e., there are great aspects about them but something went awry. But the more I plug away at getting action shots the more good ones I'll get, and hopefully a few great ones.
This shot of a troupe of beagles (or the like) would have been perfect--look at the way the one in the center has his mouth wide open--if only the focus had been correct. It's quite difficult to do everything at once, and to get the timing right.
Look at the way Russell is jumping here. He is such a stud. But he's going off the edge of the pic and obscured by crap. The focus is right, and so's the timing, but everything else went wrong.
Also see my latest post on FMP.