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iso 800 f/5.6 1/250 SB800 flash
Out this bank holiday taking pictures for friends Wayne and Jodi for their website, here's a shot of Wayne taking a jump at the bottom of a steep track .
First go at this sports action stuff please let me know what you think PLEASE VIEW LARGE IF YOU HAVE TIME, THANK'S

Camera:Nikon D3 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:24-70mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:You gotta get up to get down.
Username:POOCHIE POOCHIE
Uploaded:25 May 2008 - 6:35 PM
Tags:Bikes, General, Mountain, Sports / action
Votes:54

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2008 - 6:43 PM

Looks good to me.

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MediumSizeUnavailable

pfew... that's a pretty impressive piece of photography Pooch.
Go large peeps !
(ah... this is your first D3 upload, isn't it ?)

Last Modified By MediumSizeUnavailable at 25 May 2008 - 6:46 PM

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RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2008 - 6:46 PM

Hey, everyone's got new toys! I don't know much about high velocity stuff but this seems to have some action happening and yer man looks mean and determined.

David

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sketch
sketch  71469 forum posts United Kingdom
25 May 2008 - 7:01 PM

Looks great to me Poochie, great shot, he looks really 3D too

sarah x

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user_absconded
25 May 2008 - 7:25 PM

Am not really sure to be honest, somehow he's too frozen and not looking very sporty or very active, or even the slightest bit out of breath, if that makes sense!
Old unwanted toys of any description welcome in Crete Smile

Last Modified By user_absconded at 25 May 2008 - 7:26 PM

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POOCHIE
POOCHIE  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2008 - 7:37 PM

As its taken from the front Lydia, you wouldn't get any blurring as in a pan shot for instance giving the impression of speed, and as for being out of breath Wayne and his wife compete at national level and are so sickeningly fit they never looked out of breath up hill or down hill all day long, not like me following them around on foot.

Pooch.

Last Modified By POOCHIE at 25 May 2008 - 7:40 PM

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NevP
NevP  9853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2008 - 7:37 PM

I like the composition and the flash has helped lift it.
If there was one thing I could criticise it would have to be the image quality. Man, it's terrible. What has happened here that is so different from your other uploads? Noisy as hell, blurry, I'm not convinced that the focus has locked on, and the exposure doesn't look even, as if the shutter is faulty. Have I mentioned the white balance? Jeeez. Is anything in the world really that colour?
On another note, I am in the market for another camera and was wondering if you could keep your eye out for me? I don't even mind something "nearly" new.
All the best, Nev.

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POOCHIE
POOCHIE  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2008 - 7:40 PM

Nev you git! got an old Zenit and some tri-x you can buy.

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NevP
NevP  9853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2008 - 7:41 PM

Anything more like a D3?

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user_absconded
25 May 2008 - 7:47 PM

"wife", I can't see a wife.... Smile

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POOCHIE
POOCHIE  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2008 - 7:49 PM

Nor me Lydia she was far to quick.

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User_Removed
25 May 2008 - 8:31 PM

I would call this enormously impressive. The D3 wow, is it really so good that people make the switch from the 5D to it? I always have loved 5D and 1Dmk whatever images, they are the only digital photos I recognize the handwriting of. In the 5D it's the soft, filmy colors and I'd almost say grain, in the 1D whatever the lighting seems magical. This D3 almost seems too deadly sharp and accurate about everything for me. I've seen loads of night shots that, to be honest, mess up the whole idea of the beauty of high iso. Ah well, you know that I am utterly conservative in my photographic taste. I am sure that you will make this baby sing. You, Koen, David Deveson and Kitsch are some of those who can make a digital camera sing with emotion, tenderness, rock with erotics, and show full force lust for life. Let's see how you use this one. And don't forget to send me the 5D plus lenses Wink, I'll PM you my private address. It goes without saying that I'll cover for the postage costs, I'm not a bad guy. Cheers Pooch, Bert

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POOCHIE
POOCHIE  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2008 - 8:51 PM

Had to sell everything I had to get camera body and one lens Bert, I've found when the iso does kick in, its seems to me to have a nice quality that looks more like a film grain? as for the sharpness its the same as any other camera I've owned it can be sharp or not as sharp thats up to me and how I adjust it. I will probably re-tread some old ground to compare results against my 5D just out of curiousity? and as it goes I'm going to go and do some garden work for my old friend Roger soon, which will mean a chance to shoot in his house which is always a challenge I enjoy, anyway an afternoon of his anecdotes are always worth the visit on there own.

Last Modified By POOCHIE at 25 May 2008 - 8:53 PM

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25 May 2008 - 9:16 PM

looking forward to seeing you get everything out of this one you can. It will tell us all what kind of camera it is. You are totally right that it's you who decides. Cheers, Bert

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backbeat
backbeat e2 Member 8134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2008 - 9:48 PM

the D3 looks great for a first outing Pooch...i know nothing of sports shots, so couldn't offer any crit at all, but it looks like a cracking shot to my eyes..

i'll have to get saving up...

phil

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BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2008 - 10:23 PM

Beeeutiful!... Go large and he's jumping out of my screen. Love the fizzzZZZ and depth of colour here but it's the moment you've caught that has this jumping.

ErK

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kitsch
kitsch  8439 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2008 - 10:26 PM

well he looks like he's making a lot of effort just to keep perfectly still for you pooch Wink

it's not my kind of shot but appreciate it's a good un though, & you are sure to bring out the best in your new equipment, i bet you're really enjoying the courtship! Smile

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dazzaman
dazzaman  8570 forum posts England
25 May 2008 - 10:47 PM

very nice mate.
you enjoying your new toy then.

dazza

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POOCHIE  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2008 - 11:12 PM

Enjoying yes but it'll take me a little while till it feels as familiar as my 5D, only thing I miss from the 5D is the sound of the shutter release, the Nikon sounds like a a bunch of drinking straws being used to swat a fly.

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user_absconded
25 May 2008 - 11:40 PM

Oh, well done, an HC, shows how much I know lol Smile

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LuzDeNoche
26 May 2008 - 2:15 AM

Well, everybody's dream camera certainly seems to be doing well in your capable hands. A nice crisp shot well worth an HC (at least), although I'm not sure the angle is wholly flattering to the rider who looks a bit compressed. Love the expression of concentration.
Smile Lucy

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stevekhart
26 May 2008 - 2:17 AM

Congrats on the HC.

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POOCHIE  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2008 - 8:30 AM

Cheers Steve, 7 thanks for HC Pete.

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dazzaman
dazzaman  8570 forum posts England
26 May 2008 - 8:58 AM

LOL pooch, it does, the shutter on my d200 sounds the same, especially when its set to a fast shutter speed, youll get used to it. enjoy,coming down your way on 6th june, hayle. just hope the weather is kind to us, i need some phototherapy.

well done on the hc

daz.

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whipspeed e2 Member 104047 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2008 - 12:36 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

One of the best mountain bike shots I've seen for a long time. It puts alot of the shots I've seen in magazines lately to shame. You've got a great expression, lots of sharp detail, good exposure and movement in the wheels and a nice lead through the shot with the track.
With reference to the comment that he's too static. Looking at cycling sales through my website and shoots I've been booked for with British Cycling, this is what racers want, a clear shot of themselves with movement just in the wheels and possibly feet. Photography magazines seem to like the blurred speed shot, but not riders or anyone after publicity shots.

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Strobe  71254 forum posts United States
26 May 2008 - 6:45 PM

Excellent capture and congrats on the HC

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Possum  8148 forum posts England
26 May 2008 - 8:30 PM

Lovely and sharp, with great concentration in his face and a good feel of the environment, too. They must be pleased with these for the website.
Allie

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TommyStr  8 Norway3 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 8:21 AM

A superb shot Pooch, and congrats on the HC and the D3

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DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 3:09 PM

There's a marvellous clarity and sense of reality to this shot Pooch .... like I need to move out of the way or he's going to knock me over.

Must say that I can't take any sport seriously where you've got to wear a helmet that makes you look like an extra from Mars Attacks though, so I'll decline on the sporting critique.

Hope you're enjoying the new cam and looking forward to seeing more shots from it.

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27 May 2008 - 8:11 PM

powerful and the sharpness is spot on. great action shot pooch

di

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chensuriashi e2 Member 8136 forum postschensuriashi vcard England17 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 3:01 PM

I looked at the ISO setting and could not believe it, WOW!! what a difference £3000 makes, hope you can make the capital back this year, this is a great shot Pooch, cant wait to see more of your expertise, great to be in touch with some top of the range kit at last. Chen.

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LesF e2 Member 8177 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2008 - 8:13 AM

An excellent action shot, that D3 has along with yourself produced a really clear shot in was must have been trying conditions

Les F

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HowardA  7231 forum posts
2 Sep 2009 - 11:14 PM

Mighty fine - great clarity, colours and I get the feeling that he's powering down on the camera thanks to your pov. Good job.

Howard

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