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Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:9 May 2012 - 3:17 AM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Le Crunch
Username:danbrann danbrann
Uploaded:7 Mar 2013 - 8:43 AM
Tags:Rugby, Sports / action, Tynedale.
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franken
franken e2 Member 113056 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 8:44 AM

Another excellent action shot here Dan.

Ken

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 8:46 AM

Good action capture Danny timing and colours work well
Regards Richard

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 8:46 AM

A super image concentrating on one player! I like it a lot!!

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 8:50 AM

Beautifully timed, first-class detail and colour. Unusual and refreshing to see such a shallow dof in a sports photograph.
I'm pleased you used the title wording you did rather than "le clutch" which is sometimes evident in rugby photos and undoubtedly a sight more painful BlushGrinBlush
Excellent shot Danny.
Bill

We won't be in T's this morning - - again SadSad

Last Modified By woolybill1 at 7 Mar 2013 - 8:50 AM

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104000 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 9:00 AM

He's just not trying hard enough!Wink - great catch Smile

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 - 9:01 AM

A brilliant action shot Dan. I like the way you have concentrated on the one player
Jim

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 9:01 AM

Cheers Bill Thanks For your award It has brightened my morning prior to departure into the unknown.I now have to see if I have enough points on my card to see if I can get a free coffee. Thanks again...much appreciated.
Danny

Last Modified By danbrann at 7 Mar 2013 - 9:01 AM

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colin beeley
colin beeley e2 Member 111070 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 9:47 AM

think it would look better without all the added blur !

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 10:06 AM

Whoah!!!
Those arms. ......mmmmmmmm
Heh. A great image as a bonus.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 10:10 AM

The blurring of the periphery really concentrates the eye on the main action, Danny: another great action shot.
I agree with Bill's comments, always so well thought out.
Ronnie.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 10:18 AM

Again you have caught the action perfectly. Another top class series Danny.

Albert

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 10:27 AM

Corrr...I just like rugby!
coming from NZ that's my sport
a great capture Danny
Lillian

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 11:31 AM

Best one yet

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 1:23 PM

Excellent shot. Should be on a magazine cover........Sandy

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JohnChambersPhotography

Top class sports capture, lots of grunt and grime so well timed.

John

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
7 Mar 2013 - 2:32 PM

Another excellent action capture!
Effrossini

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2799 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 3:26 PM

It is a very good shot. I agree with the blur, though less obvious blur could work. The problem with the existing is that it has the manin players legs, at the outside, included in the blur, whereas he needs to be fully sharp. The guys tackling need to be more in focus, but that background board blurred would be fine.

This looks a lit like the iris blur in CS6, and perhaps a regular lens blur, on a layer and mask would have been better.



regards


Willie

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 4:39 PM

It's superb Dan.
Joan.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 4:52 PM

Great shot, think Willie might have a point - I go with V2

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43659 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 6:18 PM

An excellent action shot, Dan, but have to agree with Willie on the blur. Good choice to use the blur on though, a head-on shot giving you the perfect chance to use the effect.

Malc

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32917 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 7:01 PM

Leave the original alone it is superb, very well observed and superbly timed.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 7RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 8:47 PM

I didn't think I was much bothered about sports action shots but I've just been looking back and this is a magnificent set, Danny!

David

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 8:56 PM


Quote: I didn't think I was much bothered about sports action shots but I've just been looking back and this is a magnificent set, Danny!

David

Cheers David,
It's what I like doing best.Before Digital all I ever did was sport.

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
7 Mar 2013 - 11:59 PM

A cracking action shots ..............Grin

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
8 Mar 2013 - 5:32 AM

Great determination captured here

Peter

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 11:04 PM

Brilliant!
Johanna

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