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Morning everyone !

Thanks for your comments and clicks on yesterday's HORSEPOWER !

A special thank you to Lucien & Harry for their User Awards.

Here's another shot from the Saturday's Point to Point - I really enjoyed our afternoon out, it made a nice change shooting something different. I was surprised at just how fast these horses were, I chose to shoot at the last jump before the finishing line, as they were really going for it. I've chosen this image as I just love the look on their faces, especially the one to the back in red - hope you like it !

Chris

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens:Canon 100-400L
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Mar 2011 - 3:15 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:THE RACE IS ON
Username:Imagephotographics Imagephotographics
Uploaded:28 Mar 2011 - 10:02 AM
Tags:General, Jockey, Pets / captive animals, Portraits / people, Race, Race horses, Sports / action
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digital_boi
28 Mar 2011 - 10:09 AM

another cracking action shot Chris showing great motion and love the flying greenery clcik great work

gingerdelight
28 Mar 2011 - 10:12 AM

Another superbly captured image Chris, just amazing how you get these!
Well done!
Carol

Lesley1959
28 Mar 2011 - 10:14 AM

Excellent image!!

Lesley

BURNBLUE
BURNBLUE Plus Member 9BURNBLUE vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 10:16 AM

Now thats a great action Shot Chris...crisp and sharp!

Si.

HobbitDave
HobbitDave Plus Member 6HobbitDave vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 10:18 AM

Wow! Top quality image Chris with fantastic timing and sharpness. Brilliant.
Dave.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 10:36 AM

Impressive !!
I have always wanted to try this type of photography , but cant believe I will get anything as good as the last two you have done

diamondgeaser
28 Mar 2011 - 10:36 AM

Excellent capture and so sharp, very well done...Smile

Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 6109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 10:38 AM

Thats excellent Chris, I really like it. It's made me determined to go to race meeting as I haven't been for a couple of years now.

Andy

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 10:39 AM

Tremendous action shot, steeplchasing quite often gives such wonderful images, they seem to run together a lot more.

Dougie

hary60
hary60  6 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2011 - 10:41 AM

Another great action shot
Harry

User_Removed
28 Mar 2011 - 10:44 AM

I love it, another stunner, outstanding.
Lucien.

acousticmist
28 Mar 2011 - 10:44 AM

A fantastic capture, really like this one...............Martin

saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 10:57 AM

Nice action shot ,well captured and good detail,
saeid

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 11:11 AM

Great action - love it!
Ann

Porthos
Porthos  5 Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 11:30 AM

Lovely action and detail.....Derek

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 11:34 AM

Excellent Chris, quality shot,
Geoff.

Alan_Coles
28 Mar 2011 - 11:37 AM

Cracking image Chris...you feel like you are right amongst the riders in this shot - excellent!

Last Modified By Alan_Coles at 28 Mar 2011 - 11:37 AM
franken
franken Plus Member 123444 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 12:11 PM

A real winner Chris.

Ken

Len1950
Len1950 Plus Member 5Len1950 vcard England
28 Mar 2011 - 12:14 PM

It's another beauty Chris.

Len

mike
mike Plus Member 10mike vcard England
28 Mar 2011 - 12:28 PM

Great image
Michael

achieverswales
28 Mar 2011 - 12:35 PM

Awsome again Chris, would not want to pick a winner out of the two uploads, (Excuse the pun)

Regards

Trev.

DanielD
DanielD  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 1:20 PM

Superb Chris - more complexity then your previouslu upload Smile - well done

Daniel

TonyWatson
28 Mar 2011 - 1:41 PM

Superb Chris ~ You certainly picked a great place for the shots.
Doc

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72  735 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 1:46 PM

superb action shot and I can feel they're really going for it.

regards
Yung

morpheus1955
28 Mar 2011 - 1:55 PM

Superb shot Chris, everything absolutely spot on!!! The expressions on the faces and the sheer power of the horses, quite outstanding.

Hugh

TyChee
TyChee Plus Member 10255 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 1:56 PM

Excellent. This puts us right in the middle of the action.
Ty

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 2:16 PM

So beautifully captured Chris
another winner
Lillian

gabriel_flr
28 Mar 2011 - 3:32 PM

A beautiful topic Chris, a lot of superb action here! Excellent capture!
Gabriel

Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
28 Mar 2011 - 4:31 PM

Another cracking shot Chris.
Brian

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 4:44 PM

Once again the detail you have captured here is marvellous, Chris: I am full of admiration.......I prefer my subjects to move at a lesser rate of knots, better still not at all.
Ronnie.

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 4:54 PM

I know it is not easy Chris as I tried this last year.I got a few pics off the horses behinds !!
Good shot here.
Mick.

Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 553 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales37 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 5:06 PM

Excellent image in every way. Congrats Chris!
Alun

Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8142 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 5:08 PM

Ohhh Chris. The expressions on the jockeys faces are one thing but the look in the horses eyes focusing on the finishing line is wonderful. A great sporting shot.... and they are not easy to get.

Trev

Last Modified By Trev_B at 28 Mar 2011 - 5:10 PM
TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 5:11 PM

Another fine capture, Chris, excellently framed, too - they're not easy to do. Well done!
Trev Smile

baclark
baclark  63740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 5:27 PM

I've never really been keen on horse racing to be honest (especially when animals have to be put down after the National) but I can see why it attracts people. You've certainly captured the incredible power of these beautiful beasts and their jockeys. Considering how fast they shift you done incredibly well to get such a detailed image.
Barbara

jujupops
jujupops  4 England
28 Mar 2011 - 5:42 PM

Fantastic Chris Grin
Julie

Imagephotographics


Quote: Ohhh Chris. The expressions on the jockeys faces are one thing but the look in the horses eyes focusing on the finishing line is wonderful. A great sporting shot.... and they are not easy to get.

Trev

Thanks so very much Trev for your most appreciated UA - It was a great afternoon out !

Chris

accipiter
accipiter Plus Member 5accipiter vcard England58 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 5:45 PM

Great action shot! A

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 5:58 PM

Tally HO!

Suehh
Suehh  839 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 5:59 PM

Brilliant,, powerful action shot Chris - so crisp and clear - wonderful photography.

Sue

lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 6:12 PM

Right in the thick of it here Chris. Wonderful detail on the horses, and a wonderful aray of colours. I think you've picked a winner here Smile

John Smile

jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
28 Mar 2011 - 6:30 PM

Great expressions you have captured

Peter

rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 6:31 PM

Attention to detail, deserved award Chris. Ron.

madbilly
madbilly  6 England4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 6:37 PM

Great action shot with excellent detail and colour

Bill

pulsar69
pulsar69  101611 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 6:45 PM

Very nice love the depth and the feeling in this shot , have an award Smile

Rock
Rock Plus Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 7:01 PM

Top-action shot.

Rock

Silverzone
28 Mar 2011 - 7:02 PM

Superb action shots. Sylvia

MalcolmS
MalcolmS Plus Member 91113 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 7:02 PM

Terrific capture of the action Chris and pin sharp

Malcolm

WindowonWildlife

STUNNING action capture Chris,superbly timed Wink

Imagephotographics


Quote: Very nice love the depth and the feeling in this shot , have an award Smile

Thanks a lot Andrew for your UA - much appreciated !

Chris

Imagephotographics


Quote: Superb action shots. Sylvia

Thank you Sylvia for your UA, most appreciated !

Chris

derekhansen
derekhansen Plus Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 8:22 PM

Beautifully framed and captured Chris. Excellent work,
Derek

danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 10517 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 8:43 PM

Excellent Chris.

Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris Plus Member 42430 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
28 Mar 2011 - 8:46 PM

Superb detail and clarity Chris. Quite a different image for you but one you are obviously comfortable with! I have often thought about going to our local point to point but I worry about those that fall....Sad
Maybe I will go next month after seeing this!!Wink Lou

jackitec
jackitec  6 Spain
28 Mar 2011 - 9:15 PM

Super shot Chris, and the detail is superb,

Jack.

helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 9:25 PM

Great action shot here Chris
Helen

Bravdo
Bravdo  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 11:20 PM

An excellent capture. Detail and colour are stunning. The expressions of each rider has sheer determination and captured well......A Top Class Shot and desrving of so many great comments and awards..

Regards.....Barry

ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2011 - 1:57 AM

Superb shot, Chris!! I'm assuming you were a lot further away than it looks or you would have been trampled! What a great shot with so much to look at.
Christina

Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2011 - 7:42 AM

An excellent action shot - right there in the middle of the race over the sticks - and congratulations on the FOUR very well deserved UA's

Imagephotographics


Quote: An excellent capture. Detail and colour are stunning. The expressions of each rider has sheer determination and captured well......A Top Class Shot and desrving of so many great comments and awards..

Regards.....Barry

Thanks so very much Barry for your User Award !

Chris

jason_e
jason_e  9 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2011 - 9:34 AM

Love it.
Jason

raygregson
raygregson Plus Member 7raygregson vcard United Kingdom
29 Mar 2011 - 3:02 PM

excellent capture chris,great timing.ray

JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2011 - 6:08 AM

Absolutely nothing not to like about this stupendous shot Chris, good to see it being so well rewarded!
Rgds., Jim

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 1:11 PM

A cracking action shot Chris, you've timed this one to perfection. It is only when you see horse racing live that you can truly appreciate the speed that they are travelling at, they appear to be going quite slowly when you watch on TV!

tebo
tebo  11 Netherlands
17 Apr 2011 - 9:12 PM

Superb image with a strong composition and fantastic sharpnes. I'll like it

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