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Hi, I uploaded this yesterday as part of a reportage but it didn't prove to be very popular. So I am putting it up separately as it is my favourite from the many pics I took at the family day in Fontwell at the weekend. It almost looks like the jockey is on his mobile phone (when viewed large)!

I would really appreciate and C&C's as this is the first time I have really attempted this kind of shot. Please view large if you have time.

Cheers, Raife

PS - I love the tog in the background missing the action

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70-200
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Giddy up
Username:Serkta Serkta
Uploaded:28 May 2008 - 3:25 PM
Tags:Sports / action
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Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 3:34 PM

Great action image. I really like it.

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fatmod
fatmod  8 England
28 May 2008 - 3:43 PM

geat action shot

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cirrusminor
cirrusminor e2 Member 6380 forum postscirrusminor vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 11:01 PM

Great action shot... well done Smile This deserves many more votes... the detail of the subject is pin sharp.

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HaydnGreenow
HaydnGreenow e2 Member 6HaydnGreenow vcard Wales
29 May 2008 - 1:38 PM

This is an excellent action shot, well done.
haydn

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una
una  10 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 - 7:00 PM

Nice sharp action shot.
Una

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IFIMAGE
IFIMAGE  6143 forum posts Wales
3 Jun 2008 - 5:09 PM

Great action Shot!
Ian

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GalleryGirl
5 Jun 2008 - 8:43 PM

Sharp action shot.
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lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2008 - 11:21 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Good shot and very sharp.

3 points to help you.

1. There is no real feeling of movement as the BG is static. I would suggest a slower shutter speed and pan with the horse. Takes a bit of practise but well worth it.
2. Needs a bit more space on the LH side for the horse to move into.
3. If you have access to photoshop, lighten the jockey's face a tad.

For a first attempt this is excellent. I hope my comments are of help

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dathersmith
6 Jun 2008 - 11:26 PM

A great action shot with excellent detail. I agree with lonely_oryx regarding the feeling of movement, panning takes practice but is well worth the effort. As you've said, the tog in the bg is great.

Darren.

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Serkta
Serkta  642 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Jun 2008 - 3:39 PM


Quote: Good shot and very sharp.

3 points to help you.

1. There is no real feeling of movement as the BG is static. I would suggest a slower shutter speed and pan with the horse. Takes a bit of practise but well worth it.
2. Needs a bit more space on the LH side for the horse to move into.
3. If you have access to photoshop, lighten the jockey's face a tad.

For a first attempt this is excellent. I hope my comments are of help

Hi, many thanks for the comments they are really helpful.

1. Having checked the camera data I was in Aperture Priority rather than Shutter Priority hence the over sharp background.

There I was panning away fruitlessly in the wrong mode Doh! Hopefully I might be going back again for Fathers Day so will get another shot at it.

2. This is quite a heavy crop as the background is a bit distracting (mainly due to being too sharp).

3. I will lighten the face and upload another version without cropping.

Cheers, Raife

Last Modified By Serkta at 11 Jun 2008 - 3:40 PM

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