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Action from last weekend's road races at Cookstown. Awkward spot for metering as the trees left quite a lot of the road in the shade, yet I was shooting into the sun.

Manual focus
1/2000 sec @ f4
ISO400

Camera:Canon EOS-1D MKII N
Lens:300mm f4
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Martin Finnegan
Username:StevenHanna StevenHanna
Uploaded:30 Apr 2008 - 2:51 PM
Tags:Bikes, Cookstown, Danger, General, Martin finnegan, Road racing, Sport, Sports / action
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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111998 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2008 - 3:03 PM

It looks like he's got a split in his front tyre. Great timing Steven.

Paul

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timcordell
timcordell e2 Member 1126 forum poststimcordell vcard United Kingdom
30 Apr 2008 - 3:09 PM

great shot

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tripodted
tripodted e2 Member 931 forum poststripodted vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2008 - 3:15 PM

Great image, Steven.
Ted

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ripleysalien
ripleysalien e2 Member 81189 forum postsripleysalien vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2008 - 3:16 PM

Very good, great detail

steve

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Douglas_George
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30 Apr 2008 - 3:18 PM

Nice image, well captured Steve.

Dougie.

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tim g
tim g e2 Member 11tim g vcard United Kingdom
30 Apr 2008 - 3:20 PM

Very impressive capture.


Tim

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mohikan22
mohikan22 e2 Member 102286 forum postsmohikan22 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2008 - 3:24 PM

wicked timing indeed.
matt.

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Tonyd3
Tonyd3 e2 Member 101010 forum postsTonyd3 vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2008 - 3:28 PM

Excellent timing, like me in sport i always use manual focus.

Well done
Regards
Tony

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Iain_Proudfoot
Iain_Proudfoot e2 Member 840 forum postsIain_Proudfoot vcard Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2008 - 3:31 PM

Fantastic work. Did you make it in to the Belfast Tele?

Best wishes, Iain.

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blindingphil
blindingphil e2 Member 925 forum postsblindingphil vcard United Kingdom
30 Apr 2008 - 3:47 PM

Nicely done! In dodgy areas I always shoot in RAW and composite the images after, as you would with HDRI, though I never knew I was doing something so technical! I find RAW very forgiving, and it could have helped you to bring up the shadows a bit and keep the detail.

Perfectly captured though - just hovering there! Really shows the speed he was going and the skill needed to get such a clean shot.

Click,
Phil

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mathed
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30 Apr 2008 - 4:10 PM

nice one!..Matt

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rontear
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30 Apr 2008 - 4:13 PM

" Action " Steve. Ron.

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt e2 Member 10739 forum postsIanFlindt vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2008 - 4:23 PM

Impeccable timing. And I like the inclusion of the two onlookers - they help to emphasize the context.

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mollsgran
mollsgran e2 Member 7mollsgran vcard England
30 Apr 2008 - 4:26 PM

Great shot to me it showes how brave this guy's are to do the road's and how good you are at capturing it. Hope to get over for the north west 200.
shaun

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Fisher2
Fisher2 e2 Member 7Fisher2 vcard Ireland
30 Apr 2008 - 5:37 PM

Well done steven, great action shot.
dessy

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rickie
rickie e2 Member 1098 forum postsrickie vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2008 - 5:59 PM

GREAT SHOT AT NORMAL STEVEN

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challicew
challicew e2 Member 6challicew vcard South Africa1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2008 - 6:01 PM

Awesome shot!!!

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culturedcanvas
culturedcanvas e2 Member 94686 forum postsculturedcanvas vcard United Kingdom59 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2008 - 6:59 PM

Bang on award material ...

Dan

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2008 - 7:08 PM

Like the details and colours in this - well captured.
Regards Richard.

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alwolf
alwolf e2 Member 7341 forum postsalwolf vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2008 - 7:36 PM

Love this shot.......superb
alan

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albi
albi e2 Member 1068 forum postsalbi vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2008 - 9:43 PM

Superb stuff Steve.... Smile

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viscostatic
viscostatic e2 Member 8viscostatic vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2008 - 10:47 PM

Great action photography.

Phil.

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SteveAngel
SteveAngel e2 Member 943 forum postsSteveAngel vcard Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2008 - 11:00 PM

Fantastic!!! Great day for it too..... well timed shot congrats

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StevenHanna
StevenHanna e2 Member 11296 forum postsStevenHanna vcard United Kingdom
1 May 2008 - 9:15 AM

Thanks everyone for the feedback.
My respect for these guys keeps growing everytime I photograph them.

Steven

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ZX1400
ZX1400 e2 Member 7ZX1400 vcard United Kingdom
1 May 2008 - 5:41 PM

Fantastic
Taco

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Death_Angel
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2 May 2008 - 2:18 AM

rather amazing really. you do have an eye for that, you know. Excellent.
Angel

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Sconz
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2 May 2008 - 10:42 AM

Excellent capture Steven.

Sean.

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albi
albi e2 Member 1068 forum postsalbi vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2008 - 4:17 PM

I've just read that Martin Finnegan was killed during one of the races, another huge loss to the racing world... :-(

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20 Nov 2008 - 8:54 PM

STUNNER!!!!!!!!!!!...
scott

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Wilmot
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20 Nov 2008 - 9:07 PM

Smashing shot.
Steve

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photodocktor
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12 Feb 2009 - 7:19 PM

Great shot under difficult lighting conditions, unfortunatelly Martin is no longer with us.

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Aidophoto
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5 May 2011 - 3:55 PM

What a click both wheels off the road, And his face is even clear through the viser,

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