The photographer only wanted the players to be the focus in the image, therefore making a shallow depth of field.
Shallow depth of field
Manuel Cafini Motion Photography
I like the angle of that shot. A photographer captured not only the girl on the front but also an emotin on the girl's face on the background. It is a good example hor to get a good shots of everyone who is in the picture.
Freeze action: I like how the freeze of the water is because you can see the water feather out at the top and the water colour splash fall into the water.
Action photography cheat sheet: best camera settings and tips for shooting moving subjects.
Photography Cheat Sheets
The emphasis on the spark from the lighter is really cool.
This is an example of panning, the technique used when you want to capture an object that is moving quickly.
Equipments and techniques of location photography
Action Sports Photography – PictureCorrect
Splash Photography: How to Freeze Motion and Capture Split-Second Action | Digital Camera World
Amazing optical illusion photography