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Thought it was about time that I tried something other than birds ( especially as there seems to be so few about at the moment ) so I had a stab at the motorcycle grass trackracing. It was great fun and I thoroughly enjoyed myself but its obvious that I have a great deal to learn.
One thing I did learn was to stand well back as these guys are no respecter of persons or lenses/cameras and will cover you with clods of mud as they spin by. First lap nearly buried an expensive Nikon D4!!!!!!!!!
V1 a rather gentle warmup lap and V2 a more forceful racing lap.
Most grateful and flattered with all c/c's on the Heron. Thanks all and

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D4 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:27 Oct 2013 - 2:01 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Motor Cycle Racing
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:16 Nov 2013 - 8:00 PM
Tags:Action, Maiwand, Motorcycles, Sport, Sports / action
Votes:53
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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
16 Nov 2013 - 8:08 PM

2 fine captures Ron,
Fred.

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2013 - 8:10 PM

Certainly hope the camera is cleaned up nowGrin
Carmargue horses did the same to me!
but two beauties here Ron, showing the speed in those wheels
well done on the action in both
Lillian

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris Plus Member 52434 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
16 Nov 2013 - 8:12 PM

Excellent shots Ron - something I wouldn't mind having a go at! The photography not the motorcycling!! GrinGrin Lou

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2013 - 8:17 PM

I have never tried such subject matter but from watching it on TV I can well imagine it's advisable to stand well back with your telephoto at the ready.
For something so different to your usual you seem to have done a very good job, freezing the fast action and capturing two very crisp shots.
R.

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2013 - 8:33 PM

brilliant timing and detail ron wonderful colours v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 - 8:35 PM

Great shots Ron. Really like them both. Cathy

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DerekL
DerekL Plus Member 10151 forum postsDerekL vcard England24 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2013 - 9:10 PM

Looks like you've cracked it with #2 Ron.
Nice panning and blur in the wheels give a good impression of speed and movement.

Derek

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franken
franken Plus Member 123525 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 8:43 AM

Excellent action shots Ron.

Ken

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DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 4DicksPics vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 8:47 AM

Two excellent action images, Ron!
Not a dissimilar sport to speedway - a favourite sport of mine.

Richard

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 9:38 AM

Two great action shots Ron, you have 'stopped' the motion perfectly.

Ray

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 10:10 AM

Seeing this photo Ron I wondered if you were feeling okWink this is a strange kind of wildlife to the norm but I like it and same as your good self I am turning to other subjects and have found they can be just as much fun. I like the motion blur in this shotSmile

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 11:19 AM

How strange my comment just went into data nirvana Sad
Here it is hope this time it works. I'm really impressed with you excellent panning and great action. have another award for your unusual bird.

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A Booth
A Booth  13 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 12:04 PM

colours and detail superb. a well timed panned image.

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96360 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 1:02 PM

Nothing ventured, nothing gained RonWink

V2 is a corker of an action shot
Personally I would have made it V1


Adrian

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CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 5197 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 1:05 PM

Great - shows speed in the wheels, but with good detail of the rider - well done!

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 4:24 PM

Thanks everyone.
Ron

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Philip_P
Philip_P  1071 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 7:57 PM

Great Shots Ron, I wanted to do some speedway for a long time now
Phil

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan Plus Member 5NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 8:39 PM

A change for you Ron but still got the quality.

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FeatherFriend
18 Nov 2013 - 11:11 AM

Great action shots Ron, nice and sharp, well done on trying something different....re the birds, I've never known it so quiet Sad
Geoff.

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2013 - 8:35 PM

V2 is a belter Ron - well done with the movement.
Brian.

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JuBarney
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18 Nov 2013 - 8:43 PM

Fine action shots especially V2
Ju

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rogerfry
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18 Nov 2013 - 10:40 PM

Two very well taken shots Ron -(I agree with the V2 club!)- great work with the panning. Grin

Roger.

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accipiter
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19 Nov 2013 - 2:14 PM

Great action shots Ron. an excellent first effort for this genre. A

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Glostopcat
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19 Nov 2013 - 5:43 PM

Two excellent action shots Ron, superb sense of speed in v2, that is the stand out shot without a doubt

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Trev_B
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19 Nov 2013 - 9:03 PM

Two cracking shots Ron…. you have done really well with the panning shot in v2.

Trev

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leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
19 Nov 2013 - 10:05 PM

Two great action images Ron.
Effrossini

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SimonFletch
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20 Nov 2013 - 4:11 AM

Excellent images, Ron. Panning perfect.

Simon

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
20 Nov 2013 - 7:36 AM

Two excellent dynamic photographs, Ron! I like both!Smile
Regards Valery

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Mike_Smith
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20 Nov 2013 - 6:22 PM

Cracking action shots Ron

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SteveMackay
21 Nov 2013 - 1:34 PM

Both are great Ron...........but V2 does it for me!, brilliant shot!, the motion blur in the background/foreground VS the sharp Bike and rider has been done to perfection!, great stuff!!!SmileSmileSmile

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ChristineD
21 Nov 2013 - 3:22 PM

Excellent action shots

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