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I have been trying to get to grips with action shots and know that there is an art to it so advice and comments welcome. This was Digger having a mad five minutes that usually lasts for hours! Thanks, Sylv.

Camera:Olympus C-765 UZ
Lens:speed mode
Recording media:digital
Title:FULL TILT !!!!
Username:nip'n'tuck nip'n'tuck
Uploaded:5 Jan 2005 - 2:41 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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hermin
hermin  10 Israel
5 Jan 2005 - 2:43 AM

yoooooo....
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deavilin
deavilin  10323 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2005 - 2:45 AM

Wow what a capture Sylv, fantastic one of DiggerSmile

Char XX

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nip'n'tuck
nip'n'tuck  10 England11 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2005 - 2:46 AM

Thanks Hermin and Char, I would have used reels of film trying to get anything like this so I am liking digital very much. Sylv.

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croberts
croberts  102160 forum posts Ireland8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2005 - 2:49 AM

cor, thats some shot. dogs racing at this range are really, really hard to catch. well done!! clicked

Chris

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jan's
jan's  10
5 Jan 2005 - 3:18 AM

Excellent shot,lovely details.
CLICK..

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nip'n'tuck
nip'n'tuck  10 England11 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2005 - 3:18 AM

Thanks Chris - no way could I keep up with him !! Sylv.

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5 Jan 2005 - 3:23 AM

First class action shot. :0)
Click!

Lucien.

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conrad
conrad  1010877 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2005 - 3:28 AM

Excellent action shot - well done!

Conrad

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lyne
lyne  10
5 Jan 2005 - 3:31 AM

Excellent capture and great timming welldone lynex

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AngelaR
AngelaR  10155 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Jan 2005 - 3:55 AM

Wonderful shot - well done.

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Aurora
Aurora e2 Member 10Aurora vcard England
5 Jan 2005 - 4:01 AM

Really good action shot of Digger Sylv. He's obviously getting in training for the whippets arrival!
Barbara

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clairabella
5 Jan 2005 - 4:08 AM

Great focus and movement caught.
Claire

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novocastria
5 Jan 2005 - 5:30 AM

Great effort, Sylv. This is very difficult to do, but its almost perfect.
*click*

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frogsrcool
frogsrcool  10 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2005 - 6:57 AM

great action shot

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dalischone
dalischone  10293 forum posts Scotland
5 Jan 2005 - 7:16 AM

Crazy dog!! Reminds me of our Russell cross, he also had a pretty weird run! Fantastic capture.

Tracy

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bayliss444
bayliss444  10
5 Jan 2005 - 7:34 AM

Good caption, click Brian they always move to fast for me.

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evap
evap  10223 forum posts England
5 Jan 2005 - 9:15 AM

Great capture, Click

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inkarts
inkarts  1061 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2005 - 9:58 AM

Really great shot. Love it. John

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2005 - 10:32 AM

Not sure what advice you would want. The only thing I would say about this is Digger appears to be running uphill due to the angle of the blur (he may have been I don't know)

The secret with these shots is to practice a lot. Since you do not have full control of the shutter speed on your camera you seem to have choosen a good mode, though normally as you want a slow shutter speed rather than to freeze the action there may have been a better choice.

Main technique is to follow the action so that you are keeping the object in the viewfinder and then to press the shutter. This means it is a continuous motion as you should continue to pan after the shutter has been pressed. To give a sports analogy like the follow through of a good putter, you do not stop when you hit the ball.

So all in all a good shot, in PS I would just clean up the couple of marks top right of the image.

Try to take a number of images, because as with my recent shots of the buzzard where you can not guarantee the wing position with digger you will get different leg action. Some will look better than others.

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nip'n'tuck  10 England11 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2005 - 12:50 PM

THanks for all your comments and advice. Especially to Hermin and Cheryl for taking time to posting your modifications.Sylv.

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whipspeed e2 Member 104047 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2005 - 12:36 AM

Hi Sylv, great shot of digger, looking at his speed are you sure he's a terrier & not just a short whippet?
Sarah

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poso
poso  10
31 Jan 2005 - 6:01 AM

Great shot of a sprinter dog. Good face also.
He has a plan and nothing stops him.

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poso  10
31 Jan 2005 - 6:01 AM

Great shot of a sprinter dog. Good face also.
He has a plan and nothing stops him.

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2005 - 4:05 AM

Hi sylvia,Digger is very photogenic,and that is one brilliant action shot.Take care.AnnSmile

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angusforbes
17 Apr 2005 - 9:51 AM

This is a great movement shot, I have tried many tomes with my dogs but never managed anything as good as this
Angus

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