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Taken on the Gold Coast at Burleigh Queensland a popular surfers spot, .I've played around with it in P.S to give it a more dramatic effect. .Please enjoy..Judith

Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70-300 Nikon
Title:Surfer (of course)
Username:Jaye Jaye
Uploaded:22 Apr 2006 - 10:59 PM
Tags:Sports / action
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shane
shane e2 Member 10shane vcard United Kingdom
22 Apr 2006 - 11:29 PM

I love the way the wave and surfer stand out against all the dark

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shane

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MoWiz
MoWiz e2 Member 9114 forum postsMoWiz vcard United Kingdom
22 Apr 2006 - 11:30 PM

Never tried a shot like thiss, looks a difficult one to get the exposure right on, May be work looking at the setting used by some of our regular surfing experts
MO

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sunshot
sunshot e2 Member 9sunshot vcard United Kingdom
23 Apr 2006 - 12:29 AM

great water movement in this shot, very well captured.

marc..

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jan 1
jan 1 e2 Member 10jan 1 vcard Netherlands
23 Apr 2006 - 12:36 AM

Good timed shot, Judith.
Jan

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Briwooly
Briwooly e2 Member 9452 forum postsBriwooly vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2006 - 1:03 AM

Great capture looks good
Brian.....

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thorn
thorn e2 Member 10124 forum poststhorn vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2006 - 1:18 AM

Hi Judith,fantastic dramatic capture,well timed,movement,reflections,atmosphere,selective colour and i just love those waves.Amazing composition.Take care.AnnSmile

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vismaya
vismaya e2 Member 9vismaya vcard Ireland
23 Apr 2006 - 2:31 AM

Excellent capture- great timing- nice effect!

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JouŠo
JouŠo e2 Member 1056 forum postsJouŠo vcard Finland
23 Apr 2006 - 2:48 AM

Dramatic shot, Judith!

Jouko

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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2006 - 5:34 AM

Not only great drama but bang-on-the-money timing too. Love the shot, it's well composed and executed.

CLIX

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 1070 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2006 - 6:06 AM

Well done, Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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tonymarq
tonymarq e2 Member 9tonymarq vcard United States
23 Apr 2006 - 7:10 AM

Judith like this alot as you can not see the board and looks as if he's coming right out of the white water from the wave! well done Judith!

stay well and thanks always!

tonymarq

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Phoebecat
Phoebecat e2 Member 8Phoebecat vcard Italy
23 Apr 2006 - 7:22 AM

The 'playing around' works well - like the shot and also like the surfer's 'cool' pose
Matthys

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lilipolala
lilipolala e2 Member 9lilipolala vcard Northern Ireland
23 Apr 2006 - 8:56 AM

Excellent image
Well captured
Miriam xx

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Pegon
Pegon e2 Member 978 forum postsPegon vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2006 - 11:59 AM

A cracking shot and nice work .
Pete .

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Chant57
Chant57 e2 Member 8391 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2006 - 2:16 PM

I like the way the surfer and wave stand out in this capture.
C

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Wooly
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23 Apr 2006 - 3:08 PM

Nice capture Judith.

Alan

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annefromleo
annefromleo e2 Member 9annefromleo vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2006 - 9:21 PM

nice one Judith
Anne

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clevercloggs
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23 Apr 2006 - 10:44 PM

Great wave, well captured. click

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hebdens
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23 Apr 2006 - 11:24 PM

nice shot, like the contrast, makes you focus on where it counts.

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daringdaphne
daringdaphne e2 Member 1082 forum postsdaringdaphne vcard United Kingdom
23 Apr 2006 - 11:58 PM

Yep, that's dramatic!!! Jolly good use of the Nikon. Well-done on image change. Like the surf.

(*.*)D

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angelamary
angelamary e2 Member 9angelamary vcard England
24 Apr 2006 - 1:19 AM

Spot-on action shot! Well caught!

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Ycmah
Ycmah e2 Member 9Ycmah vcard Australia
24 Apr 2006 - 2:08 AM

A superb action shot! Very nice composition and the dark blue-green colours of foreground and background look awesome.
Simon

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2006 - 1:21 PM

Judith, I'm going to have to vote for this version. There is too much detail missing in the extreme shadows of the next version. By the way, did I ever ask you how you like your D200? I'm looking for opinions because I am considering upgrading to the 200.
-=Walter (gajewski@csulb.edu)

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yjjeep
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24 Apr 2006 - 5:37 PM

Very nice.

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megamuff8
megamuff8 e2 Member 1092 forum postsmegamuff8 vcard United States
24 Apr 2006 - 10:10 PM

Nicely taken, Judith!
The 2nd is a little more colourful, but I think both are excellent action shots!
Cheers,
Suzan Smile

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andgramar
andgramar e2 Member 8andgramar vcard United Kingdom
25 Apr 2006 - 3:12 AM

Nice shot Judith

Has a nice night time surf feel to it. The wave and surfer really stands out against the dark background

Andy Smile

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Ceciliat
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25 Apr 2006 - 6:52 PM

Nice shot Jaye...well taken.

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Adrian_Reynolds
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25 Apr 2006 - 9:43 PM

Great shot, one to be proud of, on my monitor its almost B&W and looks really effective, great sense of movement in the wave captured, it cuts right through the scene, good photography, Adrian

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Chriscj
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25 Apr 2006 - 11:01 PM

This one for me. You treated yourself to a new camera then?

Chris

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Jaye
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25 Apr 2006 - 11:26 PM

Thanks everyone for your generous comments well spotted Chris. yes have gone from the D70s to the D200 and am very thrilled with it..Judith

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John_Humphreys
John_Humphreys e2 Member 969 forum postsJohn_Humphreys vcard Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2006 - 2:05 PM

My vote is for this one Judith. Regards, John

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Mavis
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30 Apr 2006 - 2:24 AM

A superb capture Judith . Love that huge white wave surounding the surfer . xx

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ODub
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4 May 2006 - 3:02 AM

I prefer this version I think, its very good, I would have like some vertical height cropped off, and for the surfer to take up a larger area.

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