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Stepped right outside my comfort zone ... and absolutely loved it, though I got very dusty and a extremely crispy around the back of the neck - in fact Fran has just pointed that out to me Sad

A friend of mines son does Motocross in the 85cc Small Wheel category and has nerves of steel. He had 2 tumbles today, the second one was bad by all acounts ... but he got straight back on his bike and finished the race - WELL DONE JAMES.

Anyway, this one's not actually him ... those will follow I'm sure. This was one of the later ones I took before heading home for a rest and some shade Grin

Probably not EPZ fayre and likely to be as appreciated as an extremely whiffy one in a astronaut's uniform ... but I like it so it stays. Only cropped some off the bottom for here else it's pretty much straight off the card.

1/3200th sec @ f2, ISO 320 @ 200mm

Cath up in a bit ... need a shower, cheers for dropping by Smile

Be careful of flying stones in the LARGE version Wink

Paul

Camera:Canon Eos 40D
Lens:Sigma 70-200mm EX f2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Airbourne Assault ...
Username:sut68 sut68
Uploaded:26 Jun 2010 - 6:22 PM
Tags:Airbourne, General, Helmet, Jump, Motocross, Motor bike, Rider, Sports / action, Stones
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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5184 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 6:29 PM

Nice shot Paul. Excellent clarity.
Derek

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NevP
NevP  9853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 6:31 PM

Crisp as a packet of Walkers. Lovely stuff.

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 6:41 PM

LOL ... I prefer Golden Wonder, Neville Wink Big thanks for your GEA though Smile

Ta too Derek Smile

Paul

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KTM112
KTM112  5 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2010 - 6:44 PM

You've made a fine job of this, cracking shot

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 6:57 PM

Paul it is a belter and big badge material me thinks but take my little offering for know.

Gotta be viewed large, its a must.

LesF

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 7:01 PM

Well blow me ... cheers MrF for your award mate [fingers crossed for the other one] and a big thanks too Pez, means a lot guys Smile

Right, definitely shower time now ... back soon folks Smile

Paul

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MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 7:01 PM

'Tis a belter, Boss - time for stroganoff? Wink xx

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 7:02 PM

Top action shot Paul..doesn't look out of your comfort zone to me.
Tom.

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 7:04 PM

It moves Tom ... well out of my CZ I'd say Smile

If you wanna make it whilst I'm in the shower, then be my guest missus Tongue

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 7:09 PM

very different for you but well received with the awards. like the angle and the inclusion of the shadow. lesley

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User_Removed
26 Jun 2010 - 7:25 PM

Great shot nice one

kwai

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newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Jun 2010 - 7:26 PM

Deserves all the awards me thinks,,
Superb angle and pin sharp cracking shot mate.

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 7:59 PM

Ta all ... just cooking dinner, back laters Smile

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Phil_Morgan
26 Jun 2010 - 8:56 PM

Love it mate Smile
Been trying to catch some action at local practice tracks, but work seems to get in the way all the time. I am determined to get some MX shots soon though, as I raced from the age of 13 up until about my late twenties, and it a sport I love to watch Smile

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 9:16 PM

First time I've been myself mate, loved it but it was hard work in that sunshine ... will go back another time though methinks.

Big thanks too MrB ... stands out a bit like a sore thumb in my HC/EC gallery, which is no bad thing Grin

Paul

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Mari
Mari  101825 forum posts Wales
26 Jun 2010 - 9:24 PM

Great action shot Paul. The 40d combined with the f2.8 70-200 is a superb combination on continuous high, did some jetski stuff last year with the same combo, really great fun. Actually had one published too!

Good to get out of the comfort zone for a while, shows what a good alround photographer you are.

Mari

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 9:37 PM

congrats on the HC.lesley

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 9:44 PM

Told ya

Congrats Paul

LesF

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Tonyd3
Tonyd3  101009 forum posts United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 9:49 PM

OH MY TOES, but so well done Paul.
Well done on the HC too.

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 9:52 PM

Why thanks Mari, that's a great compliment coming from yourself Smile Yes, the 40D works well in this situation, though all day I decided to pre-focus on the spot I wanted the riders to be in ... worked out for the main part, but they didn't always use the same lines, so a 'few' went a little astray Grin

Sorry Tony, didn't see them there ... anyway, it's got some landscape in there Wink

Cheers all ... wisdom beyond your years MrF Smile

Paul

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
26 Jun 2010 - 11:15 PM

Well done fella..

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 11:31 PM

Excellent action shot......Sandy

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hyd
hyd  4 England
27 Jun 2010 - 6:29 AM

Fantastic image , nice one

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2010 - 7:14 AM

good bit of mid air action here

Linda

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Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2010 - 8:53 AM

Just shows how wrong you can be be Paul, great action and hope the neck cools off soon.

Dougie

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wyatturp
wyatturp  8 England
27 Jun 2010 - 9:46 AM

The shadow spot on

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2010 - 9:48 AM

Nice being wrong this time Dougie ... neck's much cooler. I must have skin like an elephant after years of playing golf Wink

Big, big thanks all, have a superb day ... c'mon England Grin

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12352 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2010 - 5:39 PM

Different subject....same skill! Superb Paul, congrats on the awards Wink

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viscostatic
27 Jun 2010 - 5:42 PM

Good angle - excellent action shot.

Phil.

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2010 - 5:43 PM

Cheers Martin, got a 'few' others I'm happy with too Smile

EDIT: Ta too Phil.

Paul

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richardwheel
28 Jun 2010 - 12:27 PM

well done fella, liking the action shots!

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2010 - 12:36 PM

Cheers mate, enjoyed taking 'em Smile

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Dennis_Bromage
28 Jun 2010 - 6:12 PM

Not my cup of tea this motor sports malarkey (well not photographing it any way!) but this is a fantastic capture Smile
Den

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2010 - 6:49 PM

Big thanks Den ... I used to go shooting the Lombard RAC Rally many moons back, this isn't too dissimilar in that respect Smile

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DannoM
DannoM  556 forum posts England
30 Jun 2010 - 11:46 AM

wow great shot, would like a go myself(camera not the bike). Dan.

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2010 - 11:39 PM

I can highly recommend it Dan, quite a rush Smile

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running_man
running_man e2 Member 8running_man vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2010 - 9:11 PM

A brilliant shot well done. It is good to try something a bit different now and again

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2010 - 9:39 PM

Cheers Trevor, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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javam
javam  91083 forum posts United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2010 - 10:28 AM

A great series of shots Paul. I would say a very successful trip outside the comfort zone. Thinking of getting one of those lenses myself.

Neil

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2010 - 12:59 PM

Nice lens Neil, but if possible I would try out the actual one you're going to buy first as some are a little 'soft' at 2.8 ... the earlier model i tried was nice and quick focusing and sharp as a razor wide open.

Cheers mate, a good day it was Smile

Paul

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hyd  4 England
30 Aug 2010 - 10:53 PM

Awesome capture, love this shot, full marks.

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2010 - 12:02 AM

Thanks Barry Smile

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